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#1 dtewi

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:28 AM

I'm torn between 2 PCs and want some advice. They're in-stores at Best Buy so here are the specs for both.

$829 Asus:

8GB RAM DDR3
1TB HDD
i7-2600
Geforce GT530

$899 HP:

8GB RAM DDR3
1TB HDD
i7-2600S
Radeon HD 6570

The most demanding game I'd play is Civilization 5, but I'm wondering if I should future-proof for upcoming games.

I also want the PC to last until the late 2010s. Maybe even 2020.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:29 AM

I would get the Asus because it has better graphics and Asus's laptop build quality is a lot better then HP.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:47 AM

Isn't the HD 5670 a better graphics card than the GT 530?

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:28 AM

Personally, I would go with the HP. Both would be excellent quality laptops, and I personally, would prefer the ATI graphics cards. Ive loved every HP I own, and at least in the US, HP customer service cannot be beat if something does go wrong.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:31 AM

They are both perform similar but main problem is HP itself. Some HP models are alright but some are just crap.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:54 AM

The same can be said about asus, their eepcs for example-truth of the matter is even the top of the line electronics manufacturers have anywhere between 3-5% failure rate out of the factory, that's just how it is. In my experience, both asus and hp are top of the line quality wise, both have their flops like the eepcs or hps old dv6000 series, but overall are top manufacturers. My logic for the hp over the asus here is the video card, and the customer service, in my experience hps is much better then asuses so if something does go bad there is a higher chance of getting it fixed with as little hassle as possible

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 04:20 AM

But HP's desktop are pretty solid and i just hate some of there laptop range.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

OK, I have some more to add. They're desktops, not laptops, and I went there and got the model numbers.The Asus is a CM6850-07, the HP is an HPE h8-1020. I consider Asus a better brand since they don't add bloatware.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:36 PM

Oh whooops, the HP has an HD 6570, not a 5670, I wrote it wrong! Not sure if that changes much though.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 07:53 PM

They are both low end graphics card and the differences i see between them apart from the graphics card is the Asus having a higher clock speed by 600MHZ.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 11:12 PM

the 6570 in most benchmarking tools will outperform the 530 in most applications. the ASUS technically, has a 600 mhz faster CPU, however, theyre essentially the same CPU, and the max turbo frequency is the same-3.8 ghz. I assume the turbo frequency is a form of auto overclocking for intel CPUs. CPU wise, the ASUS may have a slight edge, but with the turbo frequency not much of one, graphics wise the HP has a slight edge.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 06:49 AM

But Asus makes some awesome desktops :wink:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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