So, I got notification that my laptop is more than out of warranty. It’s out of service. No, it’s working, but that HP will no longer be doing updates, nor will they be able to do repairs if something happens. So, in that, I’ve been doing research on towers. I love the portability of a laptop, but I can easily get a tablet or Surface to use on the go, but a desktop has more functionality, and the ability to make upgrades and things.
So, I’ve been looking at my requirements to make a perfect computer:
minimum i7 processor. The laptop has an i7 and I won’t settle for anything less.
NOT an all-in-one
I don’t mind an integrated graphics card, but I don’t want an Intel. Just because it just can’t handle much.
I’d like a minimum of 16 gigs of RAM, but I’d love more than 32 ;)\
I want an SSD and an HD.
So, I built a “basic” one on HP, and while the price is SO out there, it does have what I want:
HP OMEN 30L DESKTOP PC
Windows 10 Home
Intel® Core™ i7-10700K W/RGB Liquid cooling(3.8 GHz up to 5.1 GHz, 16 MB L3 cache, 8 cores)
HyperX® 16 GB DDR4-3200 XMP RGB SDRAM (2 x 8 GB)
WD Black 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
2 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6 dedicated)
Intel® Optane™ memory
No Third storage
No Fourth Storage
Chassis and Power supply
Front Bezel Shadow Black Glass, Dark Chrome Logo+ Side Cover Glass with Cooler Master 750 W Platinum efficiency power supply
Realtek Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo, MU-MIMO supported
McAfee LiveSafe™ security software
McAfee Livesafe (30 day)
Keyboard and mouse
HP black wired keyboard with volume control and wired optical mouse kit