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dgk

Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2001
Location
Delray Beach FL
I haven't been doing much PC work the last few years (or decade maybe) and am not up on current hardware. But my relatives want to know if this is a decent gaming PC for their 14 year old son so I figured I'd ask here. That video card looks good though.


Windows 10 Pro
· 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5+ 8400 (Core™ i5 and Intel® Optane™ memory)
· HyperX® 16 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
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· 16 GB NVMe™ Intel® Optane™ Memory for storage acceleration
· 2 TB 7200 rpm SATA
· No Secondary storage
· No Third storage
· Shadow black front bezel, dark chrome logo
· NVIDIA ® GeForce ® RTX 2080 (8GB GDDR6 dedicated)
· 500 W Bronze efficiency power supply
· 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 M.2 combo
· HP black wired keyboard with volume control and wired optical mouse kit
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· OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC - 875-0030qd
· Intel H370 Coffee Lake
 

trents

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
It is a pretty decent setup. The limiting point of that configuration will be the i5 8400 CPU. It will likely bottleneck the GPU in many high end games. It would also be nice if it had an SSD for the system drive. How much?
 

Keithn

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Dec 23, 2018
It's a powerful setup for PC gaming. It is able to handle all modern AAA title on 2k or even 4k resolution at good FPS
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
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Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
Its a great setup for any resoution. The i5 8400 6c/6t CPU is plenty to drive that GPU at 1080p and esepcially 2560x1440 where CPU doesn't matter much.

An SSD for an OS would be good...

... and like someone else asked... for how much?
 
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dgk

Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2001
Location
Delray Beach FL
Thanks for the help. They upgraded to I7. Just under $2K. My first PC in 1982 (switchable from 6 to 10 MHz) was over $3k so I guess this is a bargain.
 

EarthDog

Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
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Dec 15, 2008
Location
Buckeyes!
Hopefully they added an ssd for the OS too... that is what I would have done. The cpu wasn't the issue. :)