Asus - Desktop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

Asus Desktop: With 4GB dedicated NVIDIA graphics, this desktop offers crisp images and smooth gameplay. Plus, you can pair it with your Bluetooth-enabled devices for simple syncing, or enjoy high-speed Web surfing with wireless connectivity.

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5
Serious Upgrade Posted by: from: Destin, FL on First off, this computer is an excellent gaming machine. No, it's not a super computer that can run a 4K game at 120 fps. I use it for No Man's Sky, WOW, SC2, SINS, and Beyond Earth. It runs these games beautifully and with excellent performance. I admit that I wanted an i7 but the 6th Gen i5 works great. The GPU (970) works so great I can't even express my exctiment. I did order an 8 gig stick of ram given that there are two slots (1 open). I love the DDR4 ram. The HHD is OK... again I bought a 50 dollar SSD. I personally hate bloat ware but the ASUS software is actually kind of cool. It allows a fine tuned integration with the BIOS and the ability to change the clock speed of the hardware. Additionally you can change the LED color of the front center light. If you're a budget gamer like me, I can assure you that this system will blow you away.

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

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Should spend 1k on garbage cans Posted by: from: on This is the worst computer in existence. I should have spent $1,000 on garbage cans. I literally can't even run itunes even though I can play Counter Strike Global Offensive max settings with 300fps. Other then gaming this computer is absolute garbage and I am so furious I purchased this. Please don't be fooled by the 5 star reviews.

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

5
READ THIS - Save yourself some grief! Posted by: from: on Gosh, where to start! Assuming the purchase of this computer was to use with Oculus Rift or you purchased the bundle like I did, you will find the following will save you a great deal of time and unpleasantness. First off, DO NOT install McAfee when you set up your computer or you will find that the Oculus Setup Software will not install. If it is installed or you don't know, go into the Control Panel (right-click on Window icon in far lower left and choose "Control Panel" from menu that pops up). Once in the Control Panel click "Uninstall Program" then look for McAfee from software list. Highlight it by left-clicking on it then left-click on "Uninstall or change a program" at the top of the page. Secondly, the covers on the on-board VGA & HDMI ports are NOT there as pin protectors but because this computer ships with them disabled in the Bios and they are not meant to be used. Instead, use the unlabeled ports on the PCI graphics card towards the bottom. The 4 unlabeled ports are 2 Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2 and unless you have a DisplayPort to VGA/HDMI cable or existing monitor with those inputs and appropriate cables, you will need to get creative & adventuresome as the one HDMI port is needed to configure the Oculus Rift hardware later in the setup process precluding you from using it throughout the whole process. This next part could've been avoided if Best Buy had only sent the correct monitor model that they advertise in the bundle which is supposed to be Model: VS207T-P/B SKU: 4975400 and instead it appears they've been shipping Model: VS207D-P to people given the comments I've been reading. The VS207D has a VGA port only and only the one VGA cable is included while the VS207T has 3.5mm audio, DVI-D, VGA connections and comes with DVI, VGA & audio cables. Here's what I did given all I had was the VGA cable that came with my ASUS monitor as part of the bundle and though I haven't used a Windows machine in 16 years I was bound and determined to get my VR working and all the stores were closed (pulled a late-nighter!). Turn off the computer and chances are you have a TV with an HDMI cable. Plug that cable into the HDMI port on the graphics card. Then, while holding down the Del key (the on on the number pad - lower right corner of keyboard), power on the computer and don't let up until the Bios screen is showing. Once in the BIOS choose "Advanced" from the top menu and then "System Agent (SA) Configuration" which is the 3rd choice down. Then you want "Graphics Configuration". For Primary Display I used "CPU Graphics" from the drop down menu and chose "Enabled" iGPU Multi-Monitor. From there chose "Exit" then "Save Changes & Reset". I also went into the Settings menu by this time left-clicking on the Window icon in the lower left and choosing "Settings" and then choosing "System" from the page that appears. I chose Display and made my VGA display the primary display. I think I did something else but I'm sorry I can't be more specific than that as I poked around a bit to make everything work and didn't take notes. I had no idea I would be sharing all this and am doing it from memory after finally figuring things out. Finally, be sure and download the current NVIDIA driver for the GeForce GTX 970 by going to geforce dot com/drivers as the current one was many generations removed from the one the computer shipped with. You can check what version your current driver is by right-clicking on that Window icon in the lower left and choosing "Device Manager" then double clicking on "Display adapter" and double clicking again on "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970" then choose the "Driver" tab to get the info. I am still giving this 5 stars because the VR experience is sooo incredibly awesome!!! The computer ran all the free VR software beautifully and once all the Windows updates installed & McAfee was uninstalled it was quick and smooth. BTW, one last thing, in one of the comments on a review an ASUS technician mentions that Windows Automatic Update feature has been causing some issues and should be turned off. This computer ships with Windows 10 64bit home version and it would appear that only the Professional version gives you that option. It's 4am and I'm too tired to figure out a work around but I felt it should be mentioned.

27 out of 29 found this review helpful.

5
Dank Posted by: from: on Best computer I've ever had plays all games with ease couldn't ask for a better gaming device

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

5
Awesome Posted by: from: on I love this PC! It's very attractive, and also very quiet. So far it's been great! It runs my games pretty smoothly, and it looks and feels like a quality PC. Also the costumer service is pretty great.

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

4
First things first Posted by: from: on So I have very little knowledge about computer hardware. One thing that made it look like the PC was damaged was that the NVIDIA video card shuts off all the inputs on the motherboard and trying to plug stuff into it doesn't work unless you plug directly into the video card (little metal ports near the bottom of the back and they're not labeled). It was also a little misleading since the PC comes with the VGA cable, so I did have to buy a Display Port to HDMI since there was only one HDMI port on the video card and you have to connect your Oculus Rift to that. I couldn't find a problem with the internet speed on the PC (I had it plugged in directly through ether net cable). It did take me multiple tries to download the rift software but I did manage to finally install it and the oculus runs pretty well from what I can tell. So as a customer who tested the product and it worked (bumpy start but I did get it going) I would recommend it, but I would recommend some geek squad help if you don't know PC's that well. They're awesome and the guy at store didn't even ask if I had protection coverage and just knew what the problem was. VR is so new, so there's bound to be problems at the start, especially if you're an early adopter of new technology. If you don't want to spend the money, then wait until they fix a few things or if you really want to get your hands on it, do it. I think the experience is worth it.

4 out of 7 found this review helpful.

5
Great PC Posted by: from: Erlanger, KY on It's blazing thru the high-end games I've been playing (DOOM and Ryse) and it's visually pleasing which is just an added bonus. With Best Buy's return policy you can't go wrong. At least you can get a taste to see if you give it 5 stars like I did, or 1 star like the some of the others. Amazing gaming PC for the price.

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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Terrible Experience Posted by: from: Springfield, VA on I purchased this device as part of a bundle that came with the Oculus Rift. This is the fastest way to receive the coveted device, and I needed a new computer to make it work. After delaying the initial delivery, I received the items. I'm sure the Oculus is cool but I wouldn't know because the graphical display on this unit was Dead On Arrival. Because it was an online purchase, I would have to return both units and wait for them to ship out another one, furthering my anticipation unnecessarily considering the amount of money spent on the bundle and an additional monitor on top. Very poor experience.

6 out of 14 found this review helpful.

4
Great system Posted by: from: on Son is thrilled with it! Wish it had instructions for a more timely and easier setup

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

4
Good Value Posted by: from: on This is a good machine for the money, nice graphics, good speed, for $1000 its worth it.

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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