HP Gaming Desktop: Ryzen 5 2400G, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD, RX 580

HP Gaming Desktop: Ryzen 5 2400G, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD+1TB HDD, RX 580

Best Buy has great deals on select
HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop PC Computers
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Shipping is free
or you may pick up in store if you prefer. Thanks longmanj9

 

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
(690-0024) + Raise the Game Fully Loaded Bundle (PC Digital Download)
$ 529.99

*Open-Box Excellent is $ 476.99

  • Specs:
    • AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz Processor
    • 8GB DDR4 Memory
    • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
    • AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB Graphics
      • 2x USB 3.1
      • 2x USB 2.0
      • 1x HDMI
      • 3x DisplayPort
    • WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
    • DVD-RW
    • Mouse & Keyboard
    • Windows 10

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop
(690-0034) + Raise the Game Fully Loaded Bundle (PC Digital Download)
$ 749.99

*Open-Box Excellent is $ 674.99

  • Specs:
    • AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2GHz Processor
    • 16GB DDR4 Memory
    • 128GB SDD + 1TB HDD
    • AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB Graphics
      • 2x USB 3.1
      • 2x USB 2.0
      • 1x HDMI
      • 3x DisplayPort
    • WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
    • DVD-RW
    • Mouse & Keyboard
    • Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen(TM) 5 2400G Processor, Quad-Core, 3.60GHz.
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (upgradable to 32 GB).
  • Hard drive: 1 TB 7200RPM SATA.
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home.
  • Ports: Headphone/Microphone Combo, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (front), 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C(TM) (front), 2 USB 2.0 (rear), 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (rear), HDMI Out (rear), VGA (rear), 10/100/1000 Base-T Network, and an HP 3-in-1 Media Card Reader.
  • Keyboard and mouse: HP wireless keyboard with volume control and optical mouse.

Have been a long time HP user. Was helping my sister find a faster computer for under $500 including tax. Couldn’t find an i5 for that and i3 just wouldn’t work for her. I have used AMD in the past and have been curious about the Ryzen line. once I got the PC set up and all the updates applied, I installed Passmark Performance Test 9. The CPU got a decent 8151 score. Was little disappointed in Vega 11 integrated GPU. However it was getting 24fps on the 4K Direct X 12 test. It was connected to my 4k LG OLED TV. Had some trouble with the screen blanking out occasionally. I was using HDMI cables certified for 4K so it did indeed support 4K via HDMI. Her monitor is only 1600×800 VGA and zero issues there. There was a new update to the AMD Adrenaline software so that may have solved the 4K TV issue. Just didn’t have time to test it again.

The PC is a good performer for the price. Has plenty of USB ports and even has one USB3.1C port on front. Built in WIFI and Bluetooth.

[Deal Review]:

My friend bought the more expensive version 2 or 3 days ago, if he calls will they price adjust it?

Either one of these a good deal ? Can you build for less ?

If there’s a store near him he just needs to take the receipt to coustomer service and do it. I dont think they do that through the phone
These offer amazing value at their respective prices. I tried building similar specs over the weekend and these pre-built were around 0 cheaper.

 

Here’s an example of similar build of the 9.99 version that comes out to around 0 after rebate hassle.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GtTRbX

Note: There may be incompatibilities, but it’s a ballpark example.
Thank you. Which version would you purchase? Is the Ryzen 7 build worth the extra costs ?

This compares well to the FP BF desktop.

https://slickdeals.net/f/12314275-skytech-gaming-shadow-mini-desktop-ryzen-2600-8gb-ddr4-500gb-ssd-rx-580-4gb-500w-psu-win10h-619-f-s?src=frontpage

The Ryzen 5 is better deal IMO, that’s a 0 premium for a faster processor that doesn’t help gaming too much, and an extra 8gb ram which is roughly

 

On Newegg the price for the 2400g is 0, the 2700 is 0 – promo code. 8gb DDR4 is . Would you pay 0 for 0 worth of differences?
Ryzen 5 better value for gaming.

Ryzen 7 better fit for long CPU intensive tasks like video editing. Still good value!

 

Reasoning:

For 1080p gaming, the Ryzen 5 is no slouch (~10,000 Passmark cpu score) and 8GB system ram is enough. Same video card. You can always add another 8GB later for about if the need arises. In this scenario, I’d buy the Ryzen 5. In most games at 1080p, you probably won’t notice the difference between the systems, as the bottleneck would be the videocard, not the CPU.

 

The Ryzen 7 2700 processor is about 50% faster than the Ryzen 5 2400G. If you do a lot of cpu intense stuff like video editing that can literally take the computer hours to complete the task, then I would go for the Ryzen 7 version to save time.
Ok thanks.

Such a good deal if you take advantage of all available offers.

 

  • Paying with the Best Buy store or Visa cards earns 10% in rewards. Others mentioned this, but I couldn’t confirm it for myself anywhere until I logged into my card account and saw a banner on the main page.
  • For those who don’t have a Best Buy card, eBay and Samsung Pay have sales on Best Buy GCs.
  • RetailMeNot has a cashback offer for back on purchases of 0 or more.
  • The included AMD “Raise the Game” bundle offers of pick of any two games from a selection of Resident Evil 2 (Remake), The Division 2 and Devil May Cry 5. If you’re not interested in any of these, they should be popular and valuable titles when they launch so it’ll be easy to sell the game codes for – each.

There is going to be a lot of butthurt in that thread. They deserve it though. Multiple people warned then that this PC wasn’t configured right and wasn’t a deal. The deal wasn’t even getting that much attention until it was put on the Front Page.
Scratchchin
I hope those who bought it then will now be smart enough to return it seeing how it suddenly dropped by another 10+%. And I mean return it, not just get a price adjustment.

 

I’ll still say: If you can get an open box in the 0 range, go for it. Otherwise, I’d skip it even at this price.

I wouldn’t build or recommend building this particular configuration:

  • If you need/want a discrete graphics card, go with a regular Ryzen CPU. This one has integrated graphics (which is wasted when you add a separate graphics card) and gives up some CPU performance in the process.
  • I’d go with at least a 240-256GB SSD. 128GB is too small once Windows takes up its share of the storage space. An extra or so for a larger SSD will save a lot of headaches and file shuffling later.

I think this is a warm deal – that’s considerable power at this price point. If you weighed it against the bitcoin-inflated 0 price tag of the RX580 earlier this year (I know, I bought one), then its an excellent deal.

 

The argument revolving around the 2400G cuts both ways:

 

The 2400G only has 8x PCI lanes through which to talk to a dedicated video card, instead of 16x on the non-G variants. It would likely be hard to tell any impact outside of synthetic benchmarks though.

 

On the flip side, if your RX580 suddenly dies one day, you can switch over to the integrated ‘G’ graphics and still have a usable computer while you remedy the situation.

I read in another thread the game codes were tied to the video card and cannot be used on other cards. Can someone confirm this?