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[Best Buy] Asus Vivo Desktop i5-7400

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[Best Buy] Asus Vivo Desktop i5-7400

$200 off
ASUS VivoPC Desktop PC (Intel Core i5-7400/2TB HDD/8GB RAM/Intel HD Graphics 630/Windows 10)
$599.99 AFTER SAVINGS
Thinking of replacing my E7400 rig. Is this a good deal? Better options? I may upgrade the GPU later on... thoughts?
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Jan 21, 2017
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Confirmed that there's room and enough power to install a GPU? If so would be pretty hot
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xnirvanafc wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 7:29 pm
Confirmed that there's room and enough power to install a GPU? If so would be pretty hot
300W. No way.
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PSU is 300W and expansion ports are: 1 x PCI-e x 16; 1 x Mini PCI-e. Judging by the size, I and backside pics, I think it's a roomy case.
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Shouldn't a puter like that have a SSD for quick boot-up?
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With 300W PSU u can upgrade RX460 2GB, no 6 pins power needed.
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ipassgas wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 7:49 pm
Shouldn't a puter like that have a SSD for quick boot-up?
You could easily add one just for the OS and apps and use the 2TB for files.
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ipassgas wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 7:49 pm
Shouldn't a puter like that have a SSD for quick boot-up?
Every PC should have SSD now.

Most people never use a large amount anyway. So put in 256gb ssd.
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waloshin wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 7:26 pm
Cannot build one cheaper yourself.
Technically you could with the cheapest components you can find, probably by $100 or more if you buy windows 10 from a reseller for $10. But I doubt anyone building a PC would be buying $20 cases or power supplies. I hope not anyway
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So buy a ssd --- but windows 10 is on the hard drive. Can it be transferred over?
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if you already got some of those parts wich you should if its time to upgrade, i was able to find a 6700k cpu for 350 Iincluding taxes and a very good motherboard for 140 but thats very high end you can get one for 40-50.00 both on ebay with the taxes and you can start with low ram if you're on a budget and go with that. the integrated graphics is on most motherboard now. ram is expensive right now but you can buy very low 8gb and upgrade when its the season tahts cheaper. im looking into the 32gb ram now ,to apply the thermal paste you can look up on youtube its very easy to do.
here is a cheap gpu use clearanceten coupon to make it 90.00 460 rx 2gb
https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/8279601
Last edited by waven101 on Mar 31st, 2017 11:36 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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ipassgas wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 10:47 pm
So buy a ssd --- but windows 10 is on the hard drive. Can it be transferred over?
yes
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waven101 wrote:
Mar 31st, 2017 11:36 pm
if you already got some of those parts wich you should if its time to upgrade, i was able to find a 6700k cpu for 350 Iincluding taxes and a very good motherboard for 140 but thats very high end you can get one for 40-50.00 both on ebay with the taxes and you can start with low ram if you're on a budget and go with that. the integrated graphics is on most motherboard now. ram is expensive right now but you can buy very low 8gb and upgrade when its the season tahts cheaper. im looking into the 32gb ram now ,to apply the thermal paste you can look up on youtube its very easy to do.
here is a cheap gpu use clearanceten coupon to make it 90.00 460 rx 2gb
https://www.mikescomputershop.com/product/8279601
Great price for great video card... Only problrm it's open box and has "special warranty"... How reliable is that Mike's and what's warranty??
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mikescomputershop handles most computer part sold by best buy. id say it is as reliable as you can get for refurbished or open box. you most likely get full manufacturer warranty too. if don't work just return it. it is most likely final sale in the case of buyers remorse not same thing as if don't work.

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Clearance items are subject to remaining manufacturer warranty. Unless used, most clearance items will have a full manufacturer's warranty. Clearance items are considered 'final sale' and excluded from our normal warranty and returns policies,MCS coverage is limited to a 90-day warranty only
but then you got the extra probably 1-3 year of the awesome msi warranty. I had to deal with them a few time and they wanted me to ship the laptop wich I didn't for a failed hard drive but they were still good at answering .

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