HP Pavilion Elite HPE-430me PC Review

By on December 26, 2010
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Great horsepower, but not for gaming.

Good: Small, Quiet, Powerful processing
Bad: Weak graphics card, limited expansion due to small motherboard and low power PSU
Price: AED 6,000
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

I’ve put the HP Pavilion Elite HPE-430me PC through the regular suite of benchmarks for CPU performance. Note, however, that I haven’t run many gaming benchmarks as the since isn’t designed for that kind of activity.

For comparisons, we have used the AMD 970BE and 1075T as well as an Intel Core i5 750 and i7 860. While each processor used a different motherboard, they all used the same Corsair XMS3-1333 ram, Kingston 64GB V-series SSD running Win 7 Ultimate, MSI N480GTX Lightning all powered on a Corsairs HX1000W PSU.

As you can see, outside of the paltry gaming performance, the HP Pavilion Elite PC muscles it through to the top in pretty much every other benchmark.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

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