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Need help! HP is replacing old computer with new one is the new one better.

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July 18, 2012 9:22:21 PM

Hello,
This one is my old one:
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-390t customizable Desktop PC

• Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-970 six-core [3.2GHz, 1.5MB L2 + 12MB shared L3 cache]
• FREE UPGRADE! 10GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs] from 9GB
• FREE UPGRADE! 1.5TB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 1TB
• Microsoft Office Starter 2010
• Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 month
• 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5570 [DVI,HDMI, DP, VGA adapter]
• No speakers
• Blu-ray player & Lightscribe SuperMulti DVD burner
• Wireless-N LAN card
• 15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio, video (for TV Tuner)
• TV tuner, ATSC-NTSC with PVR, remote
• Integrated sound
• HP USB keyboard and optical mouse
• HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

This is the new one:

Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit]
2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K six-core processor [3.2GHz, Shared 12MB Cache]
FREE UPGRADE to 10GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] from 8GB
FREE UPGRADE to 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive from 1TB
No secondary hard drive
Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook
No additional security software
1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 [DVI, HDMI, DP, VGA adapter]
460W Power supply
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner
Wireless-N LAN card (1x1)
15-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 2.0 (front), 2 USB 3.0 (top)
TV tuner, ATSC-NTSC with PVR, remote
Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
Premium HP keyboard and optical mouse
FREE Adobe(R) Premiere Elements & Photoshop 10

Is there a big difference in the 7570 and the 7970 Ati graphics card. Will I be able to upgrade to a 3.0 graphics card on the newer model. I know the old one is a 2.0. So I am curious would it be feasible.

Thank you for help me out.

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July 18, 2012 9:31:30 PM

Yes and Yes.

7570 is Pcie-3.0 if I recall correctly. It's also definitely the slowest part for gaming, and you will get way better performance with the 7970.
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July 18, 2012 9:31:43 PM

Oh yeah, that new system is definitely better. How did you swing THAT deal?

The 7570 is pretty weak, actually (although better than the 5570 in the old system) and definitely MUCH weaker than a 7970, but you can just upgrade to anything you want. So yes, any PCIe 3.0 card will work (as well as 2.0 for that matter).
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July 18, 2012 9:33:14 PM

Oh ya that new one is kicking alltho it may run a tad hotter actually..
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July 18, 2012 10:07:12 PM

Well lets start from the beginning Fan went bad, the tech who came to replace it dragged his feet across the carpet, never grounded himself at all. Plugged it in wrong. Then my optical drive went bad, then my graphics card went bad, then after getting it back from their support guys, my computer was freezing. I was redirected back to support tech who said their office was busy and they would call me back. I waited two hours, and still no call. I was feed up with the u know (beep). And said look I have had enough, how far are u guys going to make my life miserable. This was a no joke bad line of product. My old computer was only 2 years old. This started in February. My life has been hell. HP made it right. This is why I love HP.
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July 18, 2012 10:11:06 PM

Wow, that's a lot of crap to go through and I'm sorry to hear that you had to, but you got a nice new system out of it at least. I'm actually a bit jelous of that new system, lol (minus the GPU, which I would replace like I think you might).
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July 18, 2012 10:14:23 PM

Yeah I will come august. Ill have the money wanted the ATI 7970 but will have to get a power supply. what watts should I get. But I might also wait, until their warranty expires. You never know I might have the plague.
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July 18, 2012 10:17:11 PM

AMD recommends a minimum of a 500W PSU with one 8 pin PCIe power connector and one 6 pin PCIe power connector for a 7970.
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July 19, 2012 3:16:25 AM

ok ty so much for the help guys
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