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November 25, 2012 1:07:04 PM

I'm thinking about using this as an HTPC/gaming machine.

s5-1400t series


Operating system Windows 8 64
Processor 2nd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2130 dual-core processor [3.4GHz S, 3MB Shared Cache] Memory 4GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [1 DIMM]
Hard drive 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
Graphics card 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT620 [DVI, HDMI, VGA via Adapter]
Primary optical drive SuperMulti DVD Burner
Networking Premium Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R )(2x2)
Productivity ports 6-in-1 memory card reader, 2 USB 3.0, headphone
Sound Card Beats Audio (tm) -- integrated studio quality sound
Keyboard and Mouse HP wireless keyboard and mouse with Win 8 keyboard

It also comes with a free Nook simple touch, which I will promptly sell off.

Total Cost (not including tax): $539.

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November 25, 2012 2:24:07 PM

The Graphics card is not good for gaming. Not at all. Would you try to build a better computer for less money?
November 25, 2012 2:28:23 PM

No, you can build a much better PC for $500.
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November 25, 2012 2:47:18 PM

I don't mind attempting a build, but every PC that I attempt to build with those specs comes out wayy over $500 (with just parts). I also need an OS, which adds to the cost. I don't need a high end gaming PC, just something to play games on occasion. It will primarily be used as an HTPC. What do you guys recommend for around the $500 price point with similar specs? I'd like to stick with Intel processors and I like the Silverstone Grandia GD04 case or something similar. I know that case will up the price of the build, but I don't want a computer tower sitting in my entertainment center.

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November 25, 2012 6:56:25 PM
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November 25, 2012 6:59:43 PM

Best answer selected by nolegrl.
November 25, 2012 7:17:38 PM

I still think the best option for you is the AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz
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