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Opinions: Asus - Essentio Desktop - Intel Core i7 - 12GB Memory - 2TB Hard Drive

#1Hitman_67Posted 7/17/2014 5:56:25 PM
It'll be my first decent Gaming PC since my XP. I wanted something already set up, an near me to pick up. I called around and someone found me this. Would this be an ok computer? Priced at $900. Details are as follows:

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4770S processor

12GB DDR3 memory

Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive

2TB Serial ATA III hard drive (7200 rpm)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics

16-in-1 media reader
Supports CompactFlash, Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Micro-M2, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus and Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard formats.

2 USB 3.0 and 5 USB 2.0 ports

Built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11ac)


Bluetooth 4.0 interface

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system preinstalled
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#2ShubPosted 7/17/2014 5:58:27 PM
I don't understand why they would use an i7-4770S instead of a regular i7-4770, but for $900 you'd be hard pressed to build a better computer, seems like a good deal to me.
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#3link407Posted 7/17/2014 6:02:21 PM
I got this very same rig from Best Buy the other day. I added a 240gig SSD and replaced the 4 gig stick of ram with an 8 to go dual channel. I can run damn near everything I've tried on max settings. Almost no load time on anything. Fix it up a bit and it rocks.
#4Hitman_67(Topic Creator)Posted 7/17/2014 6:15:53 PM
link407 posted...
I got this very same rig from Best Buy the other day. I added a 240gig SSD and replaced the 4 gig stick of ram with an 8 to go dual channel. I can run damn near everything I've tried on max settings. Almost no load time on anything. Fix it up a bit and it rocks.


Yeah that's where I found it when I called. He said it has 16GB RAM, but the Feature list I think said 12. Either way wouldn't that be more than 4GB sticks? Or is that another part?

It's the best chance I have and I wanted to max everything. So far you guys and other people said its good, which makes me think this is the one.
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#5ShubPosted 7/17/2014 6:17:01 PM
If it has 12 GB, it probably has 8 GB + 4 GB.
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-What is best in life?
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#6link407Posted 7/17/2014 6:20:02 PM
My Best Buy has a couple models. All with 12 gigs of ram but one with a 1 gig GTX 750. I opted for the 3 gig 760. It's all on a microATX board with 2 ram slots so if it's got 16 then it's 8+8 but if it's 12 like mine was it's 8+4.
#7ShubPosted 7/17/2014 6:23:12 PM
If the 2 GB GTX 760 is an option, it would be better than the 3 GB variant. The latter is actually a tradeoff despite the additional VRAM because it runs slower.
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-What is best in life?
-To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.