Quad Core PC (8GB RAM, 2TB HDD)

Over £150 cheaper than PC World!

Today we had a customer who had seen PC World advertising their HP Pavilion p6-2175ea Desktop PC. It was reduced from £859.99 to £649.99 – so it seemed like a good deal (link: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/hp-pavilion-p6-2175ea-desktop-pc-12381960-pdt.html)

Keen to see how one of our custom built PC would compare we conjured up the following:

On the processor (An AMD A8-3820 2.50GHz Quad Core) we offered an upgrade to an AMD A8-3850 2.90GHz Quad Core. We matched the rest of the spec but our motherboard would feature native USB 3.0 – whereas PC World achieve this via an expansion card.

Obviously we couldn’t use a HP tower for the build, so we used a Xigmatek Asgard Gaming Chassis instead.

Full Spec:

  • ASROCK FM1 A75M-HVS Motherboard with USB 3.0, VGA, DVI and HDMI Connections
  • AMD A8-3850 2.90GHz Quad Core Processor
  • Adata 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz (Leaves room for future upgrades)
  • Seagate 2TB – 5900RPM 64MB Cache
  • Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
  • Xigmatek Asgard Gaming Chassis
  • Card reader
  • Wireless-N 300MB/s Card
  • Windows 7 Home 64bit
  • Trust Wireless Mouse & Keyboard
Price: £499

If this didn’t impress you (maybe Quad Core 2.90Ghz isn’t fast enough for you eh?) we can build a system with a 3.60GHz Quad Core processor and an upgraded Radeon HD7750 (easily beats an HD7570) for just £599. You still save £50 over PC World!

Upgraded Spec below:

  • ASROCK AM3+ 880GMH/U3S3 with USB 3.0, VGA, DVI and HDMI Connections
  • AMD FX-4100 3.60GHz AM3+ BLACK
  • Adata 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3 1333MHz
  • SAPPHIRE 1GB DDR5 HD7750 GFX CARD
  • Seagate 2TB – 5900RPM 64MB Cache
  • Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
  • Xigmatek Asgard Gaming Chassis
  • Card Reader
  • 550W Modular Power Supply
  • Wireless-N 300MB/s Card
  • Windows 7 Home 64bit
  • Trust Wireless Mouse & Keyboard
Price: £599

I can’t believe that from the 14th March until 21st May 2015, they sold this spec PC for £859…

If you are interested in purchasing one of these systems then please get in touch. We’re even happy to tailor it further to suit your requirements – just let us know how we can help.

Please ask for Ross.

e: ross@simplyfixit.co.uk t: 0131 549 8820 (Option 1)

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