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    Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    I saw this one at Sam's club, that looked pretty good. Any thoughts? She does a lot of photo stuff, so she needs a fair amount of memory and ram.

    HP Pavilion p6837c Desktop, AMD Athlon II 645, 1.5TB - Sam's Club



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    I saw this one at Sam's club, that looked pretty good. Any thoughts? She does a lot of photo stuff, so she needs a fair amount of memory and ram.

    HP Pavilion p6837c Desktop, AMD Athlon II 645, 1.5TB - Sam's Club
    That's more than plenty. Holy ****!



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    That's a decent generic machine, but will not be good for games, video editing or even heavy photo editing. It doesn't actually have dedicated graphics as the Radeon 4200 is actually an on board graphics processor, which means there is not a dedicated graphics card in this machine. If your wife does a lot of photo (and especially if she does video) editing with multiple large photos open at once, you will likely be disappointed with this machine. If you're comfortable installing your own graphics card, then this looks like it's still a good deal and you can add a good graphics card on for another $65-$150+, depending on how beefy you want to get with the graphics.



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    Yep, that'll cover most anything. Hell, upgrade the power (only 250w) and graphics card and you'd have a solid gaming system.



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    Quote Originally Posted by synapticwave View Post
    That's a decent generic machine, but will not be good for games, video editing or even heavy photo editing. It doesn't actually have dedicated graphics as the Radeon 4200 is actually an on board graphics processor, which means there is not a dedicated graphics card in this machine. If your wife does a lot of photo (and especially if she does video) editing with multiple large photos open at once, you will likely be disappointed with this machine. If you're comfortable installing your own graphics card, then this looks like a really good deal and you can add a good dedicated graphics card on for another $80-$150, depending on how beefy you want to get.
    Gonna want to add on an upgraded power supply since the one it comes with is only 250w, but yeah, a lot of times you can find deals on basic desktops and add a good graphics card and have a fairly nice system for a low price.



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    In addition if your into photo editing it's a good idea to have a DVI connection not an old VGA style for the monitor



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    In addition if your into photo editing it's a good idea to have a DVI connection not an old VGA style for the monitor
    I believe the onboard graphics on this one has DVI.

    Detailed specs from HP: HP Pavilion p6837c Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion p6837c Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)



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    Re: Looking for a new desktop for my wife...

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Should have specified I meant make sure the monitor is capable of it, lots of older LCD monitors are still using VGA, not a huge deal but if its image quality is a priority a DVI port is reasonably good idea.



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