I'm thinking about buying a new desktop for college. I know I won't be playing a whole lot of games during college, but I might want to upgrade the video card later. I was thinking about getting something along the lines of an $800-900 HP Phoenix with an i7, 10GB of RAM, and a 2GB Nvidia GT630, and then later shifting in something a little better. Has anyone had any experience with changing out the video card on an HP? I'm assuming it would be possible and no more difficult than any other desktop, but would I have to change out the power supply as well? I'd also be open to suggestions as to better deals on a similarly priced and built desktop. Thanks!
And before the inevitable suggestion is made, I do not at this point want to build my own desktop from scratch. I already have stuff to do/learn over the summer.
the case might not support a bigger card as well as not having adequate airflow. It would be a way better option to build your own for the same price or less and already have a good psu and gpu with it and a nice looking case
Just build it from scratch - don't buy a pre-built one. It's so much cheaper to build your own. It's also more rewarding, and you can build something that specifically meets your needs, rather than having to settle for a pre-built that comes close, but misses the mark.
What would be your budget for this PC? We can help you design one to build yourself