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Did I get a good deal for a prebuilt pc?

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January 10, 2013 5:38:45 PM

HP ENVY Phoenix h9-1300t Desktop PC ($1,220 after taxes/shipping)

• Windows 8 64
• 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 quad-core processor [3.4GHz, 8MB Shared Cache]
• 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs]
• 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
• No secondary hard drive
• 2GB Nvidia GTX680 [Dual Bracket; DVI, HDMI, DP & VGA via adapter]
• Liquid Cooling Solution
• SuperMulti DVD Burner
• Premium Wireless-N LAN card and Bluetooth(R)(1x1)
• 15-in-1 memory card reader, 4 x USB 2.0 (front), 2 x USB 3.0 (top)


I don't think I lost too much by not building it myself, considering that the graphics card alone costs around 450.

I was thinking of going with the i5 processor to save a few bucks, but I use alot of daw applications which may benefit from hyperthreading. I just hope windows 8 doesnt piss me off too much with the drivers, with products such as my external sound card (t.c desktop konnekt 6) and my drum machine (NI Maschine).

I also hope that the fans on this system wont run too loud.. What you guys think? good purchase?

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January 10, 2013 5:40:51 PM

You missed out on an SSD, which a build like this should have and you got slower than ideal RAM but all in all for a prebuilt it was a good deal.
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January 10, 2013 5:43:04 PM

What would be ideal ram?

I can always put an SSD and additional ram down the road i was thinking...right now i just cannot handle the cost..
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January 10, 2013 5:44:33 PM

standard RAM is ddr3 1600.
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January 11, 2013 6:10:30 AM

Yeah, but you can upgrade the ram when you need to later. And the SSD both are piratically plug N play. Id say a great deal!
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