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Woot moofi deal on HP - good deal or skip it?

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June 2, 2014 3:59:27 AM

http://moofi.woot.com/offers/hp-quad-core-i5-12gb-ddr3-...

looks good to me. not a gamer, but would like to be able to upgrade if necessary in the future.
worried about the 90 day warranty.
June 2, 2014 4:01:41 AM

it's good for later upgrade.
you have upgrade the GPU first
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June 2, 2014 4:21:39 AM

Upgradability is likely to be limited. Motherboard is custom and is BIOS locked so there can be chances of some gpu not being compatible. Power supply is probably weak and just enough for the pc in its current state.
Pc is good for casual uses such as browsing, work or casual uses.
Case airflow is not great but ok.
If you plan to add a gpu later on, best to build one yourself than getting a prebuilt.
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June 2, 2014 4:42:31 AM

What I don't understand about the "build my own" is that the processor i5-4440 and windows 8 alone are almost $300, add a case. mobo, hard drive, PSU, optical drive and it would cost much more than $499, no?
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June 2, 2014 4:47:07 AM

Depending on the parts it can actually be less than $500
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June 2, 2014 4:49:11 AM

Yes it will cost more at first, but if you consider the things you need to upgrade to the prebuilt that is more expensive if you are planning to add a GPU in the future.
Building your own allows you to handpick your parts that offers better upgradability.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $573.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 07:49 EDT-0400)
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