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Zoostorm Desktop PC, Intel Pentium Dual Core Sandybridge G630 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 3 £169.99 @ ebay - ebuyerexpress

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Great specification and the price has dropped even further now! This is a Pentium Sandybridge so marginally slower than a Core i3-2xxx series but not a lot in it but still fast and very efficient. Lots of RAM (with a spare slot), PCI-e slot in case you want dedicated graphics and generally a good all round purchase!

Possible Quidco through eBay Electronics link.

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ZOOSTORM DESKTOP PC, INTEL PENTIUM DUAL

CORE SANDYBRIDGE G630 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD

For a visibly smarter PC experience, look for the 2nd generation Intel CoreTM processor family. These new processors feature improved adaptive performance that adds speed when you need it and built-in visual capabilities for a better
PC experience you can see. We call that visibly smart performance. You’ll call it Amazing! 


The motherboard at the heart of this Intel Pentium Dual Core G630 Socket 1155 system provides onboard LAN, 5.1 channel surround sound and integrated Intel HD Windows 7 ready 2D/3D graphics. A 320GB SATA hard drive provides ample storage, whilst the 4GB of DDR3 RAM will be plenty to handle most software applications..

Please note that this desktop PC does not come with an operating system.
Ebuyer recommends using genuine Microsoft Software and is Windows 7 compatible. 


This system features a 1 year return-to-base parts and labour warranty.

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    plewis00
    realblender
    Seems like everyone who buys one of these ends up dissapointed and replaces the power supply.


    Everyone apart from the 12 units that we use on a daily basis in our offices, yes everyone...
    brookheather
    For home use or if you want to install a graphics card then it is worth buying one of the Antec PSUs for £20+.
    plewis00
    realblender
    plewis00
    realblender
    Seems like everyone who buys one of these ends up dissapointed and replaces the power supply.


    Everyone apart from the 12 units that we use on a daily basis in our offices, yes everyone...

    An office environment is where the noise of the fans really does matter. A very poor IT purchase decision which will drive down efficiency.


    I'd seen your general arrogance with other people but this really is pretty far...

    The computers aren't noisy and quieter than what was installed when I got here. If you think you can hear the fans over the radio and other general hub-bub, you're mistaken. I'd be surprised if you'd ever actually seen or used these machines.

    If the power supply failing was a point of contention then while I haven't seen it myself I could believe it. Noise isn't an issue, why are you deliberately trying to mislead people?
    Alinshearah
    realblender
    Seems like everyone who buys one of these ends up dissapointed and replaces the power supply.

    Is there not a HDMI cable for you to review?
    javea
    No problems with mine
    daveq78
    no problems with mine either, one thing i have noticed is they are now using 4 pin cooling fans which offer variable speed compared to older models that only used 3 pin fans and ran at full whack all of the time. I think this is why these new ones seem to be much quieter. Ive had a few in the past and although i wouldnt say they are overly noisy these ones seem very quiet when compared to them.
    PhantomUser
    Looks like a good price.
    I can't comment with regards to the noise as not had the pleasure of using one.
    However, I do sit next to the server in our office and that would drown out a nightclub, so I'd have no issues!!
    doopydug
    great deal - heat added
    MiiCK
    He's rating it as if it's a gaming machine, this is for people who don't need anything spiffy, word, emails, google, nothing fancy, if you do ever need a better cpu and gpu then yeah upgrade psu, otherwise it's a decent deal :)

    Prices for parts only your looking at:
    CPU - £50
    RAM - £20
    HDD - £45
    DVD - £15
    PSU - £10
    CASE - £10
    MOBO - £40

    Total = £190

    So really, they're charging nothing to build it.. Normally buying pre built pc's is dearer than building yourself, but here, you couldn't build this exact machine for much cheaper, so heat added :)

    Edited By: MiiCK on Mar 30, 2012 13:27: error
    GAVINLEWISHUKD
    MiiCK
    He's rating it as if it's a gaming machine, this is for people who don't need anything spiffy, word, emails, google, nothing fancy, if you do ever need a better cpu and gpu then yeah upgrade psu, otherwise it's a decent deal :)

    Prices for parts only your looking at:
    CPU - £50
    RAM - £20
    HDD - £45
    DVD - £15
    PSU - £10
    CASE - £10
    MOBO - £20

    Total = £170

    So really, they're charging nothing to build it.. Normally buying pre built pc's is dearer than building yourself, but here, you couldn't build this exact machine for much cheaper, so heat added :)


    Please post the deal for the £20 Skt1155 mobo please as I cant even buy them OEM for that price. :)
    mikehoche
    realblender

    An office environment is where the noise of the fans really does matter. A very poor IT purchase decision which will drive down efficiency.

    No it won't. I have installed half a dozen of these recently and the noise is perfectly OK for a busy office. Too loud for a living room though.
    stonebear
    mikehoche
    realblender

    An office environment is where the noise of the fans really does matter. A very poor IT purchase decision which will drive down efficiency.

    No it won't. I have installed half a dozen of these recently and the noise is perfectly OK for a busy office. Too loud for a living room though.



    Yea, even if we ignore RB's usual high-handed, arrogant BS then it is still the case that I found the PSU too noisy for me, I swapped it for a £20 CiT 450w PSU which is nice and quiet.

    Hot.
    Atasas
    the deal is a steal- hot!
    MartH
    realblender
    A very poor IT purchase decision which will drive down efficiency.


    You wouldn't last a year in business.
    doopydug
    stonebear
    mikehoche
    realblender

    An office environment is where the noise of the fans really does matter. A very poor IT purchase decision which will drive down efficiency.

    No it won't. I have installed half a dozen of these recently and the noise is perfectly OK for a busy office. Too loud for a living room though.



    Yea, even if we ignore RB's usual high-handed, arrogant BS then it is still the case that I found the PSU too noisy for me, I swapped it for a £20 CiT 450w PSU which is nice and quiet.

    Hot.


    Will this PSU be able to handle a decent gfx card to make this a gaming rig?
    snakeybidder
    I've bought 8 of these and no problems at all.

    I think most people who complain are jealous mac owners who get ripped off.
    joedredd
    This PC is great for the price and it is what it is.
    snakeybidder
    I think most people who complain are jealous mac owners who get ripped off.

    Nah, I've never met a Mac owner jealous of a PC owner.
    Some people just like to build machines with high quality components with more future capacity. I'm an IT professional and personally wouldn't use cheaper parts, but I'd happily let my sister have this PC as a periodic use home PC.

    In a business environment the reliability of your PC could cost you a lot of money very quickly. I cannot comment on the reliability or mean time between failures of the parts in this machine, but we choose Intel main boards because they do publish this information and they are higher quality/better quality inspected than most.
    tom6195
    What mobo are they using?
    GAVINLEWISHUKD
    joedredd
    This PC is great for the price and it is what it is.
    snakeybidder
    I think most people who complain are jealous mac owners who get ripped off.

    Nah, I've never met a Mac owner jealous of a PC owner.
    Some people just like to build machines with high quality components with more future capacity. I'm an IT professional and personally wouldn't use cheaper parts, but I'd happily let my sister have this PC as a periodic use home PC.

    In a business environment the reliability of your PC could cost you a lot of money very quickly. I cannot comment on the reliability or mean time between failures of the parts in this machine, but we choose Intel main boards because they do publish this information and they are higher quality/better quality inspected than most.


    Lucky you. Bar the rack mount servers the rest of the machines are awash with cheap tat parts from Dell, HP and the like. The most reliable machines are the old P4 IBM's.
    mamboboy
    Heated, great deal given the current hard drive prices.

    Nothing at all wrong with this for a knock about PC...

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