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HP DC7900 Desktop PC Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 3.0GHz 2GB 160GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

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  • Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 3.0GHz
  • 2GB 160GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Tommy H.
  • 5/23/2014 12:49:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 4 months

Pros: Price. Worked fine till motherboard crapped out.

Cons: Died after 115 days. Limited warranty 90 days.

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  • Sterling H.
  • 5/20/2014 7:54:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsjust alright...Bought 2 for work use

Pros: Inexpensive. memory expandable to decent mb. came with windows 7 64bit and 32bit disk

Cons: both had problems!!!!
First both had bad dvd drive right out of the box had to replace before I could even load windows 64bit.
second one has a bad power supply
dust ball tumbleweeds inside needed to be cleaned inside
missing feet.

keyboard and mouse are cheap china would rather had old used HP OEM they went in a box in the storage room unused.

Other Thoughts: Honestly I think all the refurbisher does is wipe the HD reload windows and wipe dust from the outside. In my opinion I do not concider this refurbished refurbished should be gone thru and look like they had pride in their work.

my fault that I didn't try these within the 30 day exchange was too busy to load all of work stuff takes hours and that's when I found out the power supply goes out after it gets warm. I will never buy these again not worth the hassle.

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4 out of 5 eggsNot bad at all

Pros: I got this on a Black Friday deal, I just needed a "beater" PC to run my DVR software.
Added a 2TB Hybrid HD for about the same price as the computer - with monitor, I might add.
I haven't timed the boot time - it's definitely acceptable.
Runs the DVR software just fine - I'm only using about 400BG on it right now. Great PC for the money.
Unfortunately, I ended up having to use it as my main PC, and it does just fine.
Open Office opens up faster with this Hybrid drive than I've seen on new PCs.

Not a bad PC at all for the money.

Cons: It's the same PC I used to have at work.
But - that's not really a "con" - I got it because I knew that they were good - reliable boxes.
I agree with the new car half price comparison.
Yes the keyboard/mouse was cheap, but it's still a good deal, especially since it came with a monitor too!

Other Thoughts: I'm still thinking about adding an SSD like most of the other reviewers have done here.
I'll just leave the 2TB as secondary.

All things considering - good PC.

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  • Donald E.
  • 4/5/2014 10:19:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice older W7 PC for the price point

Pros: For the price, hard to beat the HP elite series. I bought the SFF version of DC7900 with the E8400 3.0GHz. My two units arrived VERY quickly! Free shipping, but it only took 3 days! Wow, NewEgg, good job:-) As for DC7900 prods, they seem intact. It is a bit of a grab-bag what you'll get. As refurbs, and with the myriad combinations of how customers originally ordered them and modified them, it is anybody's guess what YOU'LL get when you open your shipping container. One of mine had a single 2GB DDR2 stick (bummer cuz these DC7900 MoBos do much better in dual channel, so I'll plan to modify that one by adding another matching stick of RAM). Read all the other users comments about SFF so you won't be shocked about limited upgradeability of them. I don't plan to mod these so I'm comfy with how they are configured except RAM...go dual channel to get best perf! Mine were both clean as a whistle inside and exteriors looked pretty good, too. One box had not been fully through the refurb steps and I had to "Seal to OOBE" on my own with guidance from U.S. Micro and NewEgg. Easy enough...now both boxes fire right up and NO bloatware!!! (Win7 Pro 32bit). Did NOT get the OEM Win7Pro 32 and 64bit disks that some have reported getting. YMMV there, but no big deal to make my own ISOs from digitalriver if I ever want to re-image to 64bit. VERY QUIET boxes--especially compared to my 10y/o vprMatrix Deskside PC that's still running strong, and LOUD, with XP Pro. This quiet will almost be hard for me to bear:-) Very pleased. For you who may be considering this SFF variant, do keep looking back at NewEgg site as it comes and goes pretty quick on the inventory side. I waited patiently for about two weeks to see it come back into stock and then pounced. Hopefully they will keep trying to restock these puppies. As a diehard XP user, I'm finally making the jump to something that has a bit of life left in the MS support timeline. This will do nicely until at least 2020:-) Enjoy if you get lucky enough to buy one at this reasonable price (OEM license alone worth the price and can be used with either the 32bit or 64bit image). LOTS of info and resources/downloads on this PC series on HP support website which is a big plus, especially if you plan to reimage to 64bit. The units shipped to me in excellent/beefy shipping containers and were well padded with customer-fit foam end-caps. I'm even saving these boxes they are so nice in case I move the PCs in the future.

Cons: Might be cool if NewEgg and supplier(s) could somehow make a more consistent effort to be sure they ship the boxes with AT LEAST what they are advertising it to include. Though both my units arrived with the advertised hard-drive size (250GB) and RAM GB (2GB), I'm aware of others who's boxes arrive with smaller HDs or less RAM. This could probably be improved upon by supplier. I understand they are refurbs, but device config minimums should be abided by if they are advertised. OTH, some are DELIGHTED to get MORE than what was advertised, so, on the whole, this isn't causing major pain for most buyers, I suspect. Mine, for example, both had the Parallel port option included, which for me is a plus since I'm still using the old reliable behometh LaserJet 4Plus that works great on parallel port with Windows 7!!! You just don't know what extra goodies you might get lucky and receive...YMMV

Other Thoughts: Really an interesting box for those looking to make an inexpensive HTPC or leap from an old XP box long in the tooth. Very quiet and pretty small, though not the smallest in the Elite series.

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  • Greg E.
  • 3/8/2014 8:00:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt's OK

Pros: cheep, albiet not that compact HTPC

Cons: has its limitations

Other Thoughts: This is my 2'nd DC7900 refurb. This one was not as clean, came with no CD's and Win 7 32bit installed. I did a clean install onto an SSD with winpro 64bit CD from my last order (or you can digitalriver it for free) and it validated with key on the case. It had a noisy dust encrusted ADDA fan which I replaced w/ Foxconn PV902512PSPF 0D ($9 new), replaced the 250GB drive with Samsung 2TB 3Gb/s drive (6Gb/s sata drives are incompatible and don't show up waking from sleep, HP has an alert re this Document ID: c02711513). Added powercolor 6450 ($10 a/r), USB 3.0 PCI card ($9 sale), 2 x 2GB pc 6400 ram ($30 used eebay), it came with 2 x 1 gb 5300 which were incompatible, my first DC7900 refurb had 2 x 1GB compatible 6400 speed ram and it was an extremely clean computer inside and out, so luck of the draw.

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  • justin c.
  • 3/3/2014 11:00:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs$130 well worth it

Pros: Intel Core2Duo processor is faster than most AMD processors, including current ones. The system is incredibly responsive -- ESPECIALLY after installing an SSD hard drive.

It originally came with Windows Vista, but as part of the refurbishment process, they installed Windows 7 32bit. What they didn't mention is that it COMES WITH CDs and a product key for both Windows 7 32bit and 64bit. NICE!

Another PLEASANT SURPRISE is that the desktop actually has a speaker inside of it. Obviously it's nowhere as nice as a new desktop speaker set, but if you don't use your computer for music, then it's very convenient.

Cons: Hmmmm, for $130, the only things that were kind of negative (cheap keyboard/mouse; only 2GB RAM) are pretty dumb to mention. It's like someone giving you a new car for half price but it's blue instead of red. How can you really complain about that?

Other Thoughts: I bought a brand new Kingston V300 120GB solid state hard drive (SSD) for $65 and installed it in this computer. I also added 2GB of old RAM I had laying around (or you can buy 2GB for $20 online) I then installed Windows 7-64bit. The system boots all the way to the desktop in 11 seconds. It's really responsive

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  • Wade P.
  • 3/1/2014 9:40:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Deal Worked out Great

Pros: Could not build same quality machine with license of 7 for the cost just to use for medical workstation.

Cons: some come with keyboard and 2 gigs instead of 4 of ram some have 80 gig hd instead of 250

Other Thoughts: worth the buy either way

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  • Jim T.
  • 2/26/2014 1:56:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFalse advertising

Pros: Somewhat fast after installing SSD

Cons: Wrong product received. CPU was only 2.5GHz. I paid for 3.0. Too much hassle to return. Very disappointed. It is a big difference in speed.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you check the specifications of your product. I did not receive a 64 bit windows version dvd like other reviewers did.

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  • ALAN Q.
  • 2/8/2014 12:49:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent value for the budget minded

Pros: Excelltn Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU, pre-equipped with Windows 7 Professional, small form factor ideal for use in a media center for a television viewing setup.

Cons: VGA output only for video. Form factor means a power supply upgrade is tricky and requires compromises to be made.

Other Thoughts: For the price you are paying, this is a great computer. Keep in mind that it is a 4+ year old computer, after all, so compared to the Intel i5 Core computer I have, this isn't that fast but it will still hold its own. My intent for this computer was to use it as a web streaming machine for my television, so this PC being a smaller form factor fit all my needs there. Once I upgraded the hard drive with a solid state drive, the on-board video card with one that had HDMI output, as well as the power supply to power the new, power thirstier video card, I had a nice functional machine which I can now utilize on my big screen LED television. The solid state drive makes a world of a difference in boot up performance for this PC, while opting for a video card tat had HDMI output meant a far superior picture quality on today's LED TV than the VGA output that this computer had. Unfortunately, because the video card requires a 300W minimum power supply and the equipped power supply is only good for 230W, I had to upgrade the power supply. The power supply form factor for this PC is very unique and is not readily available, so I ended up buying a standard power supply that had to sit outside of the PC casing to power this PC. Nevertheless, because this computer resides in my cabinet, having the power supply sitting next to my PC is a non-issue, but for those of you wanting to use this as a main PC but with a better video card, be aware of this need.

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  • Greg E.
  • 2/2/2014 8:24:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWould recommend if comes back in stock

Pros: mine was clean, fairly quiet since I'm using as windows media center HTPC, existing integrated graphics good enough for decent video playback on large monitor or TV. 4 pci/pcie slots, 4 memory slots.

Cons: considering the price, not many. Case is not that small (13x15x4") but built like a tank, easy access, nice layout.

Other Thoughts: Performed clean install Win 7 64-bit with the CD that came with the computer, installed two 2GB used memory modules from eebay for 6GB total, Asus HD6450 graphics card (for HDMI, but 5450 would be $10 cheaper and not much diff), USB 3.0 PCI card, 128gb samsung SSD (change to AHCI mode in BIOS), and two 2tb green 3.5" HD (removed DVD). Could swap a 3.5" HD for two 2.5" drives with caddy & sata card. Tip: there are spare HD drive bay screws behind the front panel. Shipped with 1.16 BIOS, upgraded to 1.26 BIOS from HP's site (flashed right in windows), which nearly doubled the SSD speed and provided support for drives larger than 2TB. Other drivers and lots of info for DC7900 on HP's site.

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