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Zoostorm Evolve Intel Core i5 6400,16GB,3TB,128GB SSD,WIN10 - £529.99 Argos

£529.99 @ Argos
I'm looking for a new desktop for my office and this has caught my eye. Seems to be a good spec for the price. Powered by an Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor the Zoomstorm Evolve lets you enjoy stunn… Read More
leo79 Avatar
5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm looking for a new desktop for my office and this has caught my eye. Seems to be a good spec for the price.

Powered by an Intel® Core™ i5-6400 Processor the Zoomstorm Evolve lets you enjoy stunning, immersive movies and video, add free Intel® Home Media Software to enjoy all your files, all in one place. This PC is loaded with 16GB of the latest generation of DDR4 RAM, delivering lightning fast data transfer speeds. A huge capacity 3TB provides masses of space to store all your media files, backed up with a high speed 128GB SSD.
Experience superfast performance from the 128GB Solid state drive, makes for a richer gaming experience.
CPU and Memory:

Intel Core i5 quad core.
Intel i5 6400.
Processor speed 2.7GHz.
16GB RAM.
Hard drive:

3TB SATA-III hard drive.
DVD optical drives:

Dual layer.
Graphics:

Shared graphics.
Intel HD Graphics .
Interfaces and connectivity:

3 x USB 2.0 ports.
5 x USB 3.0 ports.
Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled.
Wired keyboard and mouse.
Operating system and software:

Microsoft Windows 10.
leo79 Avatar
5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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3 Likes #1
Experience superfast performance from the 128GB Solid state drive, makes for a richer gaming experience. oO
2 Likes #2
Intel HD graphics, woot!
11 Likes #3
Can confirm will run solitaire at max fps.
2 Likes #4
I don't know where they get the gall to market this as "gaming" with integrated graphics. Pretty case though.
#5
£10 off, ha!
1 Like #6
LewsTherin
Can confirm will run solitaire at max fps.
Lol
#7
It's integrated so you can add your own. Often with budget prebuilt desktops you'll get a GPU you don't want to run.
#8
mthayes
It's integrated so you can add your own. Often with budget prebuilt desktops you'll get a GPU you don't want to run.


When I had a look for a friend recently I found a 750ti to be a popular choice in pre build "gaming" desktops which only the most casual gamers should accept.
#9
My missus gets 10% at Argos.
Is this worth £476 ?

Need your advice guys, or wait till after xmas
#10
Gtx1050ti on PCI power only will fit the bill to make this thing useful for gaming.
#11
Im after a new desktop pc. Not a gamer but will be using 2 ultrawide monitors for productivity /work. Will this thing drive those with a new graphics card ok? Currently using a 7 year old Intel 860 i7 and its on its last legs
1 Like #12
snakey_b
Im after a new desktop pc. Not a gamer but will be using 2 ultrawide monitors for productivity /work. Will this thing drive those with a new graphics card ok? Currently using a 7 year old Intel 860 i7 and its on its last legs
The power supply units that come with standard desktops are usually weak & unable to power something more than a GT730, which is rated at around 38W. You will need a new graphics card in order to support more than one display. If you want something more powerful then you will need a new power supply, which costs at least 30 pounds for anything half decent. This machine has a good CPU, an SSD (unspecified speed), a 3TB storage drive & plenty of RAM, but only one HDMI.
#13
zoostorm are ok for those who do not use the pc for gaming (unless it is simple games) and definitely better than no pc at all, however for over £500 it genuinely is not worth buying, £200 at a push lol
#14
Foxden
snakey_b
Im after a new desktop pc. Not a gamer but will be using 2 ultrawide monitors for productivity /work. Will this thing drive those with a new graphics card ok? Currently using a 7 year old Intel 860 i7 and its on its last legs
The power supply units that come with standard desktops are usually weak & unable to power something more than a GT730, which is rated at around 38W. You will need a new graphics card in order to support more than one display. If you want something more powerful then you will need a new power supply, which costs at least 30 pounds for anything half decent. This machine has a good CPU, an SSD (unspecified speed), a 3TB storage drive & plenty of RAM, but only one HDMI.


snakey_b
Im after a new desktop pc. Not a gamer but will be using 2 ultrawide monitors for productivity /work. Will this thing drive those with a new graphics card ok? Currently using a 7 year old Intel 860 i7 and its on its last legs

It is entirely possible to drive multiple monitors via the motherboard, quickly looking it looks like this has VGA and DVI-D.

Failing that a card like the Asus GTX950-G2, OE any similar card that is powered by the motherboard would be fine for your needs.
2 Likes #15
minty72
My missus gets 10% at Argos.
Is this worth £476 ?

Need your advice guys, or wait till after xmas


Depends what you want to use it for.

It's possibly overspecced (and hence overpriced) for normal office use. Same processor, half the memory and no SSD should do fine for office use for about £100 less than what's being asked here.
1 Like #16
I would be more concerned with the dimensions...

Size H400, W176, D361cm

oO
1 Like #17
build one that's 100% better?
1 Like #18
Can easily build a competitive pc for office work (which is what this pc can do, not gaming) for three fifty.
#19
Foxden
snakey_b
Im after a new desktop pc. Not a gamer but will be using 2 ultrawide monitors for productivity /work. Will this thing drive those with a new graphics card ok? Currently using a 7 year old Intel 860 i7 and its on its last legs
The power supply units that come with standard desktops are usually weak & unable to power something more than a GT730, which is rated at around 38W. You will need a new graphics card in order to support more than one display. If you want something more powerful then you will need a new power supply, which costs at least 30 pounds for anything half decent. This machine has a good CPU, an SSD (unspecified speed), a 3TB storage drive & plenty of RAM, but only one HDMI.


Thanks mate, that's really helpful
#20
Not a bad spec for a desktop PC doesn't state what PSU it is using though.
#21
hillcraig87
Can easily build a competitive pc for office work (which is what this pc can do, not gaming) for three fifty.
Wrong Wrong Wrong !!!!! It's getting really annoying now it's tree fiddy
1 Like #22
For office work- one of the cheaper AMD 4-core APUs with 8GB of RAM and ssd is plenty. i3 6100 is also fine, but it can be a bit more expensive. I would not really recommend this PC, as i5 6400 is not the best CPU- APUs are much cheaper, while i3 6100 will feel faster in general use. And for high-end/gaming- it is best to wait a month and get new generation AMD Zen or higher clocked Intel Kaby Lake CPU.
2 Likes #23
My work PC is an i7 6700, I use onboard graphics to power my 3 displays. No idea what it cost though, I wasn't paying.
#24
Not great for gaming
1 Like #25
snakey_b
Im after a new desktop pc. Not a gamer but will be using 2 ultrawide monitors for productivity /work. Will this thing drive those with a new graphics card ok? Currently using a 7 year old Intel 860 i7 and its on its last legs
Onboard is perfectly fine to drive your monitors, however I'm uncertain what outputs this PC has. The description only mentions HDMI, yet the photo actually shows DVI + VGA...
http://argos.scene7.com/is/image/Argos/5992003_R_Z002A?fmt=pjpg&wid=920&hei=886

I use onboard on my work PC to drive 2 x 1080p + 1x 4K monitor, works perfectly fine.
2 Likes #26
Is this being upvoted as a joke?oO
#27
noddynodnod
Is this being upvoted as a joke?oO
yes
1 Like #28
From Exp, like others said Zoostorm PSU won't be able to power a gfx card.

One of you geniuses, help put together a Desktop for £500,

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