Zoostorm Advanced Premium Desktop PC, Core 2 Quad Q8200, 4GB DDR2, 500GB SATA HDD, 512MB 9800GT Graphics, DVDRW, Vista Home Premium £429.10 @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Gaming, movies, office, photo and video editing - the Zoostorm Quad Core can do it all! It brings you staggering performance for a low price that defies its high specification features. Packed with Microsoft Vista Home Premium, the very latest Intel Quad Core Q8200 processor, a huge 4GB of DDR2 800MHz Ram, an huge 500GB hard drive and the latest dedicated nVIDIA® 9800GT graphics, this PC system has the lot!
This model comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Premium pre-installed to reduce set up times. Please note that no monitor or Windows CD is supplied with this system, a HDD recovery solution is available on the disk.

Processor
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core Processor 2.33Ghz,
4MB Cache
Memory
4GB DDR2 800Mhz
2 x DIMM slot
Hard Drive
500GB (1 x 500GB) SATA Hard Drive
Optical Drive
DVDRW Super multi
Software
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
Display
Monitor Not Included
Graphics
nVIDIA® GeForce 9800GT 512MB DDR3
Audio
1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
Networking
Network Interface: 10/100/1000 LAN, Realtek® RTL8111B
Dimensions
Width 190mm
Depth 480mm
Height 360mm
Interfaces
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Parallel port
1 x Serial port
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x VGA port
1 x DVI port
1 x HDMI
Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Free delivery too I believe
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#1
Now this is a really good price,
#2
A great deal.
#3
Come on its been on half an hour and no one has told us you can" build it yourself cheaper" yet ,
Must be slipping,
#4
Not hot not cold - just right to me: Sounds about the going rate for the specification!

eg. I can see a Dell Inspiron 545 (e-Code 305 D004517) for £449 with very close spec, main difference is having a 640Gb drive instead of the smaller 500Gb on this one, for 20 quid more - little to choose between them, although the Dell has the Windows 7 Upgrade available too.
#5
nihcaj
Not hot not cold - just right to me: Sounds about the going rate for the specification!

eg. I can see a Dell Inspiron 545 (e-Code 305 D004517) for £449 with very close spec, main difference is having a 640Gb drive instead of the smaller 500Gb on this one, for 20 quid more - little to choose between them, although the Dell has the Windows 7 Upgrade available too.


And it will have a Dell motherboard ( Bios )
#6
nihcaj
Not hot not cold - just right to me: Sounds about the going rate for the specification!

eg. I can see a Dell Inspiron 545 (e-Code 305 D004517) for £449 with very close spec, main difference is having a 640Gb drive instead of the smaller 500Gb on this one, for 20 quid more - little to choose between them, although the Dell has the Windows 7 Upgrade available too.


I cant find that one could you post full spec ?.
#7
Yeah I was trying to find it and couldn't manage, still haven't bought this yet ;)
#8
tonyg1962
Come on its been on half an hour and no one has told us you can" build it yourself cheaper" yet ,
Must be slipping,


Fine, I'll do it then :) Without shopping around....

Same chip - £120
Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C5 TwinX Dual Channel (so better memory) - £34
Asus Motherboard - ££30
500Gb Hitachi Sata II drive - £38
Samsung DVDRW-DL Writer - £17
BFG 9800GT Graphics card - £76
Vista - £80

So, to build a better PC it would cost £395 (I'm stating its better as all the parts I looked at were from known manufacturers and Ebuyer aren't stating what each part is therefore I'd assume its budget).

Cold from me I'm afraid.

If you don't want to build it yourself, I reckon you're better off with...

"Titan Nero" AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7850+ Black Edition 2.80GHz DDR2 System for £396 with Vista or £329.99 without an OS
#9
tonyg1962;5775207
And it will have a Dell motherboard ( Bios )


So you won't be overclocking it, like 99.9999%of other PC users.
#10
tonyg1962;5775478
I cant find that one could you post full spec ?.



Enter the e code on their site and it goes straight to it.
#11
grimmmy;5775576
Fine, I'll do it then :) Without shopping around....

Same chip - £120
Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C5 TwinX Dual Channel (so better memory) - £34
Asus Motherboard - ££30
500Gb Hitachi Sata II drive - £38
Samsung DVDRW-DL Writer - £17
BFG 9800GT Graphics card - £76
Vista - £80

So, to build a better PC it would cost £395 (I'm stating its better as all the parts I looked at were from known manufacturers and Ebuyer aren't stating what each part is therefore I'd assume its budget).

Cold from me I'm afraid.


Apart from the pile of missing items, like a case & power supply as well as Keyboard & mouse, as well as delivery costs, (shopping around means buying at different places, so often costs MORE than just getting the kit at one place!) and you don't mention the cost of returns when you can't get it working, and the wait for replacements. The hair you tear out eventually grows back though so no allowance for that!

I agree you might well get a better machine at the end of the day, but it is not an easy or financially sound option, more one to reserve the effort for creating a specific and customised machine for very particular use, not for a machine that most people want to get out of the box and immediately browse the web, edit the odd video and photos, type a letter or play a basic game on.

If you really do the whole thing, for less, you will probably be the first one of DOZENS who have tried!

Oh those hours of fault finding - I remember the joy - I even used to tout my services of PC building to friends family & colleagues -I used to enjoy it I suppose, as I never made a single penny doing it, it was just for pleasure - then I found something better to do with my time, and now buy pre-built machines, maybe with a little bit of customising - RAM, hard disk or a graphics card perhaps, if needed to get the best spec for a low price!
#12
grimmmy


With respect that's vista basic. Although premium from them (and up) comes with a Windows 7 upgrade, so that is a nice deal there I think
#13
diosamente
With respect that's vista basic. Although premium from them (and up) comes with a Windows 7 upgrade, so that is a nice deal there I think


Ah, my bad. You're completely right, I selected the wrong option.

Its £429.98 inc VAT with Vista Premium (32 or 64) with the windows 7 upgrade voucher.
#14
Probably worth posting that deal up, are overclockers any good to buy from?
#15
grimmmy
Ah, my bad. You're completely right, I selected the wrong option.

Its £429.98 inc VAT with Vista Premium (32 or 64) with the windows 7 upgrade voucher.


And thats a dual core which costs £70 less than the q8200 , Apples for apples,
#16
nihcaj
Not hot not cold - just right to me: Sounds about the going rate for the specification!

eg. I can see a Dell Inspiron 545 (e-Code 305 D004517) for £449 with very close spec, main difference is having a 640Gb drive instead of the smaller 500Gb on this one, for 20 quid more - little to choose between them, although the Dell has the Windows 7 Upgrade available too.


The dell only has a Radeon 4350 card, which is bottom of the range, and no upgrade option. The 9800GT is immeasurably better.
#17
Aradria;5776297
The dell only has a Radeon 4350 card, which is bottom of the range, and no upgrade option. The 9800GT is immeasurably better.


As now realised in this thread on this deal:http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5777077&postcount=9

Looking at that then, the 4850 graphics in That deal would appear by far and away better than the machine in this one, as it seems to come MUCH better recommended!
#18
So would you recommend this for a good gaming computer that will play most online games at the moment?

The graphics card is decent?
#19
Seems to be a fair bit of bashing Mesh in that deal, I'll probably stick with this one or the overclockers (least that has an OS upgrade)
#20
Looks good to me, better than dell equivelent.
#21
Villatilidie
So would you recommend this for a good gaming computer that will play most online games at the moment?

The graphics card is decent?


A 'good gaming computer' and £429 don't go together so well!

It will play plenty of modern games just nowhere near their full potential.
banned#22
tonyg1962
And thats a dual core which costs £70 less than the q8200 , Apples for apples,


True,
CPU on the nero OC's to 3.3ghz and is stable in my case :thumbsup:

Bought it when they offered the 1024mb HD 4850 instead of the 512.
#23
Graphics card any good for games?
#24
It would be a much better deal if they had not included the operating system and reduced the price accordingly.
#25
Jack-L92
Graphics card any good for games?


It's a decent card as far as I know.
#26
OFI
A 'good gaming computer' and £429 don't go together so well!

It will play plenty of modern games just nowhere near their full potential.


One user review:

- I tried CoH, Supreme Commander, Crysis and Bioshock all at medium resolutions and the highest DX10 detail settings and it just glides through them, in my opinion this is the best price/performance card in the price range.
#27
Okay....
let me stick my nose in...:thumbsup:

i am NOT interested in gaming whatsoever ......

but i am now "into" a lot of video encoding/converting etc..

so

which of these two CPU's would be the better for this type of work?

the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core Processor 2.33Ghz at Ebuyer..

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167290

or the..

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7850+ Black Edition 2.80GHz at Overclockers..

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-180-OK&groupid=43&catid=1445&subcat=


remember the CPU is the most important thing in any new Pc i will be buying!

Thanks :)
#28
Kezzie
Okay....
let me stick my nose in...:thumbsup:

i am NOT interested in gaming whatsoever ......

but i am now "into" a lot of video encoding/converting etc..

so

which of these two CPU's would be the better for this type of work?

the Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core Processor 2.33Ghz at Ebuyer..

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/167290

or the..

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 7850+ Black Edition 2.80GHz at Overclockers..

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-180-OK&groupid=43&catid=1445&subcat=


remember the CPU is the most important thing in any new Pc i will be buying!

Thanks :)


The core 2 quad will be much much faster at video encoding,
#29
OFI
A 'good gaming computer' and £429 don't go together so well!

It will play plenty of modern games just nowhere near their full potential.


Yeah, see what you mean, guess I didnt phrase it right.

I mean is decent enough for me to play games, as this is around my budget.

But your answer helped so ty ;-) Want to try Aion online when it comes out and Star wars the Old Republic.
#30
Villatilidie
Yeah, see what you mean, guess I didnt phrase it right.

I mean is decent enough for me to play games, as this is around my budget.

But your answer helped so ty ;-) Want to try Aion online when it comes out and Star wars the Old Republic.


Well it is higher specced than my laptop and I can play things like COD4, COD:WAW, World in Conflict, Street Fighter 4, Sims 3 etc..
FUEL runs pretty badly though :oops:

Post above suggests you should be alright at medium settings on most games :thumbsup:
#31
hmm, very tempted.
my bros pc has just died and hes giving me £280 for my existing one (which is pretty naff but good for his needs) to put towards a new one.
this plus the windows 7 upgrade sounds promising. im also interested in finding out whether this one will handle the star wars old republic mmo when it comes out, but i know thats hard to say since no system requirements have been released.
#32
I wouldn't buy this even for that price.

Q8200 isn't that good of a processor for games.

9800 GT is actually a rebranded 8000 GT, it's not the 8000 GTS or 8800 GTX. The GPU is still decent, it can play modern games but just not at the highest setting.

It comes with Vista...Why on Earth are they still selling that when Windows 7 is just moments away? If it wasn't included, it'll be about £350.

Ebuyer would definitely make more sales if Vista wasn't included with the desktops they're selling.
#33
well i guess the kind of people who want to buy a pre-built pc instead of buying parts and building one themselves are also the kind of people who don't want to faff around buying an additional OS and having to install it.
i for one will be pre-ordering windows 7 to install on this later in the year.
#34
Thanks, decided to take the plunge and have now ordered this.

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