Is there any substance to the notion of buying a desktop from a HP and then gutting it (replace PSU and GPU) and using it for

hunter315

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Nope. Especially not the lower end HPs. They have gone back to their old ways of using non-standard power connectors so they aren't even upgradable or repairable.

HPs and others like them are cheap because of the tiny cheap case and discount on the OS that they get. You'll want a decent case and probably not 9 billion pounds of bloatware on it so starting with an HP at the core isn't great.

You can build a decent gaming rig pretty cheap, especially if you have some parts that can be carried over from an existing system like the monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
 

aquitainus

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Thanks. That's what I was figuring; the only reason I would do it is because my dad works at HP and gets pretty large discounts. But I think it still might be easier/more cost effective to go from scratch. And I already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, so I'm good there.
 

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