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Old 07-05-2010, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does this seem like a good deal? I want to use it primarily for music production but I would like to play games on occasion. - HP Pavilion Elite HPE-270F Intel Core i7 930(2.8GHz) 8GB DDR3 1TB ATI Radeon HD 5570 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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The HD5570 really isn't a card for gaming. It's mid-end, so it will be decent in games, but you'll need to upgrade it fairly soon if you want to keep playing new games.

8GB RAM is an unnecessary and odd configuration; 6GB is plenty and works better since the i7 930 works best with triple-channel memory.

Overall not worth it, but I'm comparing it to DIY-built PCs that I've seen on here (where people get better parts for a lower price).

But, for music production it would be fine. Overpriced, but fine.

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Try the cyberpcs off newegg if youy don't want to build.

So odd, 8Gig in a triple chnnel cpu.
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