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Gaming pc,i5,1gb graphics card,1000gb hard drive,8gb ram £549.00 @ Very

£549.00 @ Very
I'm thinking of getting this or maybe not depending on how much you guys rip into it. Im Guessing its this one? http://www.very.co.uk/zoostorm-intelreg-coretrade-i5-8gb-1000gb-wifi-gaming-deskt…
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I'm thinking of getting this or maybe not depending on how much you guys rip into it.

Im Guessing its this one?

http://www.very.co.uk/zoostorm-intelreg-coretrade-i5-8gb-1000gb-wifi-gaming-desktop-pc-base-unit-with-1gb-dedicated-graphics--black/1438672037.prd?_requestid=167015

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1 Like #1
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b574/lukekirk/Untitled_zpsa790b940.png

Incorrect Link ATM,

Edited By: luke-kirk on Dec 15, 2014 19:14
#2
Thanks for the pic Luke.
Yeah that's it

Edited By: stainy127 on Dec 15, 2014 19:16
2 Likes #3
I think it's expensive and not really gaming worthy
2 Likes #4
Not really a gaming PC, that is a very weak GPU. This should not be described as a 'gaming' PC
1 Like #5
I think it's expensive and not really gaming worthy
#6
Cheers Jim,opinions all welcome.
1 Like #7
Build yourself ,it is seriously easy ,you wouldn't even have to worry about what parts work together as you only have to post your budget on a forum and there are plenty of people who will enjoy picking parts for you, then a few googles later putting it together is unbelievably easy (- the debate on how much thermal paste to use lol) , unless you really don't have time then many companies will build your components for about £40-£50 .....
1 Like #8
You'd be better off building your own pal, any experience of this?
1 Like #9
Yeah that's going to struggle with pretty much all modern games, your best bet is looking into building your own if you want the best value for money. It's honestly pretty straightforward and is pretty much "insert by numbers". There's plenty of help out there for people new to it. I realise it's not for everyone however, so just don't take these "gaming PC's" at face value. :)
1 Like #10
Yea for that sort of price id expect a better gpu and faster memory
1 Like #11
Or use pcpartpicker to check compatability
banned 1 Like #12
NVidia GTX740 1Gb

looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool.
1 Like #13
Don't do it OP!!!!!!

Go check out other places like ChillBlast, PC Specialist or even Dabs for other options on prebuilts. You're still bound to find more capable gaming PCs for the same price.
#14
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?
3 Likes #15
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?


If you're in/near NW London, I'll happily build it for you :)
I find the build more fun than actually using the machine :p
#16
Thanks killer I'm in the grim North were folk race whippets darn the street and suck coal.(doncaster) very nice of you tho
2 Likes #17
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?

I was the same seven years ago when i was looking around for a pre-built gaming PC, a few how-to guides later though i was building my own PC and i am so glad i did, it puts you in total control of exactly what you want, it's one of those things where your sort of afraid to take the leap, but once you do, you'll look back and think what the fuss was all about.
3 Likes #18
stainy127
Thanks killer I'm in the grim North were folk race whippets darn the street and suck coal.(doncaster) very nice of you tho

Interestingly, l will be down there (Donny) from 19th onwards for the xmas and new year with the family, if you intrested in building, l can help as per killerhornet offer to you, let me know or if you prefer pre built, a look around will get something better than what very are offering.
1 Like #19
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/p72gpg Something like that is decent.

The i5 is very powerful, but at a good price from amazon atm. The caveat is that there's no windows included in the price, but I'm sure anyone here will build upon it in any way you wish/ according to budget.

In terms of performance, that would probably keep up with the ps4 for abit ie 1080p 30-60fps for now.
1 Like #20
Its as easy as Lego to build and the wrong bits simply wont fit each other. There's very little risk!

Check out logicalincrements for parts
#21
wottodo
stainy127
Thanks killer I'm in the grim North were folk race whippets darn the street and suck coal.(doncaster) very nice of you tho

Interestingly, l will be down there (Donny) from 19th onwards for the xmas and new year with the family, if you intrested in building, l can help as per killerhornet offer to you, let me know or if you prefer pre built, a look around will get something better than what very are offering.
Wow bit taken aback by the offers of help and advice if it's ok wottodo can I pm you details of a PC I have seen on gumtree with regard to specs and such like.
1 Like #22
Go on forums.overclockers.co.uk theres a section there for building computers and most the guys are helpful and will point you in the right direction :)
3 Likes #23
What an awesome post. Ok, the deal posted isn't the greatest but the advice and the offers of help are what makes this site, flamedeer or not (_;). Wish I could heat all the replies
#24
stainy127
wottodo
stainy127
Thanks killer I'm in the grim North were folk race whippets darn the street and suck coal.(doncaster) very nice of you tho

Interestingly, l will be down there (Donny) from 19th onwards for the xmas and new year with the family, if you intrested in building, l can help as per killerhornet offer to you, let me know or if you prefer pre built, a look around will get something better than what very are offering.
Wow bit taken aback by the offers of help and advice if it's ok wottodo can I pm you details of a PC I have seen on gumtree with regard to specs and such like.

Sure no problem!
#25
@stainy127, l saw one on the bay near your end that is what you will definitely call gaming pc capability with the newest graphic card, that l kept thinking what`s the catch, if you want the detail and link pm me and ask others for opinion as well.
Infact some of the parts (personally for gaming pc) thought overkill (aka i7 4770k) but for the price of the pc, it`s well worth it and believe me if, l`ve not done my built, l will buy it for the price.
l could spout the specs but then some smart **** might just click and beat you to it.
So whichever way, pm me about the gumtree one.
#26
One I bought last week, I know the listing has ended but he does have more and is limited to 20 a week, they are sold from an advertising agency that ordered over 200 and never used them all, seller is called Ian and very good to deal with, email him and ask when they are selling more. i7 4790 gtx770 120gb intel ssd 8gb Kingston ram windows 8.1
#27
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?


im building an in i5 4690 based one

gigabyte z77 soc board £46.00 lol
i5 4690 160.00 but hopefully 32.50 cashback
8 gb crucial ballistix sport 50.00
next 440 case 90.00
crucial 256 gb ssd 60.00 for windows os and key programs
970gtx 250.00

to get
thermal paste
hard drive for data
decent psu..likely 80 gold corsair
possibly a water cooler


already have win 7 64 bit, great to get back after using a laptop with the awful win 8.1
also have mouse, keyboard and monitor
#28
royals
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?

im building an in i5 4690 based one

gigabyte z77 soc board £46.00 lol
i5 4690 160.00 but hopefully 32.50 cashback
8 gb crucial ballistix sport 50.00
next 440 case 90.00
crucial 256 gb ssd 60.00 for windows os and key programs
970gtx 250.00

to get
thermal paste
hard drive for data
decent psu..likely 80 gold corsair
possibly a water cooler


already have win 7 64 bit, great to get back after using a laptop with the awful win 8.1
also have mouse, keyboard and monitor

You won't need the thermal paste if you're just using the stock cooler!

its the only thing that isn't easy when building a pc, and is conveniently avoidable :d
#29
royals
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?

im building an in i5 4690 based one

gigabyte z77 soc board £46.00 lol
i5 4690 160.00 but hopefully 32.50 cashback
8 gb crucial ballistix sport 50.00
next 440 case 90.00
crucial 256 gb ssd 60.00 for windows os and key programs
970gtx 250.00

to get
thermal paste
hard drive for data
decent psu..likely 80 gold corsair
possibly a water cooler


already have win 7 64 bit, great to get back after using a laptop with the awful win 8.1
also have mouse, keyboard and monitor

Are you sure my man? That motherboard and cpu?

Am l missing something?
#30
Not recommended and you'd be way overcharged for this system. You can build a 1080p gaming system for around £400 or £450 is you buy one prebuilt.

Look for a system that contains a AMD FX6300 cpu and Nvidia GTX 750Ti. The system should also have 8Gb of 1600mhz ram and Windows 7 or 8 preinstalled. You should get a system prebuilt with these parts for around £450 max and it will handle all modern games at 1080p. Some not quite at 60fps but just turn Anti Aliasing off in the graphics settings of the game and you will gain loads more frames.

Edited By: imcconvey on Dec 15, 2014 23:32
#31
[quote=imcconvey]Not recommended and you'd be way overcharged for this system. You can build a 1080p gaming system for around £400 or £450 is you buy one prebuilt.

Look for a system that contains a AMD FX6300 cpu and Nvidia GTX 750Ti. The system should also have 8Gb of 1600mhz ram and Windows 7 or 8 preinstalled. You should get a system prebuilt with these parts for around £450 max and it will handle all modern games at 1080p. Some not quite at 60fps but just turn Anti Aliasing off in the graphics settings of the game and you will gain loads more frames.
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Link?
1 Like #32
My Tuppence - what agent C has linked is a very good price for what it is - if you find the seller relisting at that price is very good

Alternative from a main stream seller is Medion do an i5 with an nvidia 760 at this price.

As others say putting one together is not difficult (not quite as easy as lego - but not as complex as mecanno).
There are pro's and con's though - manufacturers like Medion (majority stakeholder being lenovo) buy in very large quantities meaning the price they can sell it for is often cheaper than you can build albeit will often have commissioned cut down versions from the manufacturer where possible (think motherboard).

This can be seen in royals build that is good spec but going to be a few hundred over the price you have quoted without OS. However, a few years time he may replace a few components and reuse the rest - i.e. my last major upgrade was motherboard, cpu and memory only required - the case I have is now 13 years old and still going strong

If you do go self build though then please read up on ESD - its the most common issue self builders generate without realizing it, can easily be prevented and the damage done in the case of latent ESD may take years to manifest. A prime example of not understanding this (and nearly of us do when starting out) is to place the components ontop of the anti static bag (I have even seen IBM docs saying to do this). To explain why this is a bad idea is that the anti static bag is designed to shield the contents by conducting all charges around the outside of the bag - the concept it is built upon that of a faraday cage. Placing components ontop of this increase the chances and surface area for potential differences to occur that can then damage the component
1 Like #33
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?

Don't be put off building your own. If you are gentle and a little patient, taking occasional breaks, it's one of the easiest jigsaw puzzles you will ever do, I found my mother's washing machine instructions much more complicated, the analogy of ordering a new bicycle and finding out it's bits in a box for you to assemble is better than the Ikea flatpack one but you can usually get by with a single Philips head screwdriver. Everything is logical and clearly labelled in the mainboard/motherboards instruction manual, there's no guessing, there are many build your own Youtube videos that show you just how simple it is. It takes a little time, more especially so because with your first build you are cautious, but everything is clearly marked, the motherboard manufacturers like to make it as simple as possible so people from then on build their own.

In terms of compatibility of components and best bang for your buck, pop to your local reference library and read through back editions of PC Pro magazine. They group test PCs from many companies and list the components in each, so you could just build the winning model. Or pop onto Tomshareware and look at their budget and midrange gaming builds for this quarter. You can double check your build using partpicker, as some have mentioned here. If you're someone who doesn't enjoy making things or you get impatient and angry quite easily, it's not going to be for you. It's just an alternative deal option. After all these years of building, I still get a buzz out of it and of showing nieces and nephews how easy it is if you are just a little gentle and patient. You also get the full warranty on the components that you select, that can be up to three or five years, whereas a computer you buy uses OEM components, which are the same as retail box ones but that they have a limited one year warranty.
#34
Thankyou bertz99 and noclouds for your in depth replies and taking the time.
#35
Bertz99
My Tuppence - what agent C has linked is a very good price for what it is - if you find the seller relisting at that price is very good

Alternative from a main stream seller is Medion do an i5 with an nvidia 760 at this price.

As others say putting one together is not difficult (not quite as easy as lego - but not as complex as mecanno).
There are pro's and con's though - manufacturers like Medion (majority stakeholder being lenovo) buy in very large quantities meaning the price they can sell it for is often cheaper than you can build albeit will often have commissioned cut down versions from the manufacturer where possible (think motherboard).

This can be seen in royals build that is good spec but going to be a few hundred over the price you have quoted without OS. However, a few years time he may replace a few components and reuse the rest - i.e. my last major upgrade was motherboard, cpu and memory only required - the case I have is now 13 years old and still going strong

If you do go self build though then please read up on ESD - its the most common issue self builders generate without realizing it, can easily be prevented and the damage done in the case of latent ESD may take years to manifest. A prime example of not understanding this (and nearly of us do when starting out) is to place the components ontop of the anti static bag (I have even seen IBM docs saying to do this). To explain why this is a bad idea is that the anti static bag is designed to shield the contents by conducting all charges around the outside of the bag - the concept it is built upon that of a faraday cage. Placing components ontop of this increase the chances and surface area for potential differences to occur that can then damage the component
Just to add if you do contact the seller on ebay the least he takes for one is £450 (best offer) but lately he has been selling a lot of them so upped it to £490, The Medion one here Medion 5263e is now just £499, for a decent spec ready built that's hard to beat. I've linked to the medion a few times this last couple of weeks and todays price is the lowest I've seen it.

Edited By: agent_c on Dec 16, 2014 18:08
#36
wottodo
royals
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?

im building an in i5 4690 based one

gigabyte z77 soc board £46.00 lol
i5 4690 160.00 but hopefully 32.50 cashback
8 gb crucial ballistix sport 50.00
next 440 case 90.00
crucial 256 gb ssd 60.00 for windows os and key programs
970gtx 250.00

to get
thermal paste
hard drive for data
decent psu..likely 80 gold corsair
possibly a water cooler


already have win 7 64 bit, great to get back after using a laptop with the awful win 8.1
also have mouse, keyboard and monitor

Are you sure my man? That motherboard and cpu?

Am l missing something?
Am assuming he has typo and means either the z87 or z97 as otherwise he will be doubly stitched with no cashback and incompatible products
#37
Bertz99
wottodo
royals
stainy127
The thought of building my own is not too appealing,I have next to no idea of what's what.i appreciate the replies tho.can anyone throw up a link for one for about £500?

im building an in i5 4690 based one

gigabyte z77 soc board £46.00 lol
i5 4690 160.00 but hopefully 32.50 cashback
8 gb crucial ballistix sport 50.00
next 440 case 90.00
crucial 256 gb ssd 60.00 for windows os and key programs
970gtx 250.00

to get
thermal paste
hard drive for data
decent psu..likely 80 gold corsair
possibly a water cooler


already have win 7 64 bit, great to get back after using a laptop with the awful win 8.1
also have mouse, keyboard and monitor

Are you sure my man? That motherboard and cpu?

Am l missing something?
Am assuming he has typo and means either the z87 or z97 as otherwise he will be doubly stitched with no cashback and incompatible products

l know, l`m still thinking it`s got to be typo.

Put me out of my misery man! Is it typo or you know something we don`t?

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