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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#1
Was at Wal-Mart earlier today to get a cell phone protector, and decided to look at the pre-built desktops they have there. One stood out to me at about $550.

i5-7400
8GB DDR4 RAM
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Don't remember if it came with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a Keyboard & Mouse. Like most pre-builts it probably had a DVD Drive.

If I threw something like an RX 560 or a GTX 1050 Ti in it, would it be a decent value for an entry level Gaming PC?
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User Info: premature tyrant

premature tyrant
2 months ago#2
build your own

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premature tyrant
2 months ago#3
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User Info: Masamune_DS

Masamune_DS
2 months ago#4
How much more money are you willing to put into it?
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User Info: OptimusRekt

OptimusRekt
2 months ago#5
The 1050TI should work fine for that but be sure to check the power wattage of the power supply. Most desktops don't come with Wi-Fi anymore. Bluetooth also. They almost always come with a keyboard and mouse but they are rarely any good.

Here's the PC I think you're talking about though, yes?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Pavilion-570-p023w-Desktop-Tower-Intel-Core-i5-7400-8GB-Memory-128GB-SSD-1TB-Hard-Drive-Windows-10/890480583
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User Info: HeliosMagi

HeliosMagi
2 months ago#6
OptimusRekt posted...
The 1050TI should work fine for that but be sure to check the power wattage of the power supply. Most desktops don't come with Wi-Fi anymore. Bluetooth also. They almost always come with a keyboard and mouse but they are rarely any good.

Here's the PC I think you're talking about though, yes?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Pavilion-570-p023w-Desktop-Tower-Intel-Core-i5-7400-8GB-Memory-128GB-SSD-1TB-Hard-Drive-Windows-10/890480583

Yep, that's it. Will Graphics Cards up to the GTX 1060 fit in that?
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User Info: Metalfan49

Metalfan49
2 months ago#7
Too bad you missed this one at $650, may want to setup some alerts and keep an eye on slickdeals

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User Info: Triple_Aitch

Triple_Aitch
2 months ago#8
Power Supply and Room in the case are the biggest things to look out for when trying to modify a pre-built.
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User Info: Ryzeki

Ryzeki
2 months ago#9
Not good value. I got a refurb Acer with similar/identical specs for 300dlrs, and added a GTX1050.
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User Info: Critcal50

Critcal50
2 months ago#10
If you're going to upgrade it, you might as well build one from the ground up.

But if you cant for whatever reason, then I would suggest you look at the PSU, make sure it'd be able to power the PC with a graphics card added on.

If it doesnt come with a wifi card, those can be bought for $30-50. If you need to buy a card, I highly suggest you stay away from Netgears cards. They have awful issues, consistently reported.

The case may not also be well equipped to cool a hot GPU, and only have the minimal amount of cooling needed. And if it doesnt have a lot of fans and good airflow, you might as well build your own, or look for something better.

Most of these companies wont try to give you bang for your buck. They'll do the minimum needed to make a profit. And then charge a premium.
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