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Zoostorm Pentium G3260 Desktop PC, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Win 10 £169.99 @ Zoostorm Ebay

£169.99 @ eBay
Specs: Intel Pentium G3260 CPU - 2 x 3.30 GHz 1TB HDD 8GB DDR3 Windows 10 DVD-RW Keyboard & Mouse incl. 12 Month Warranty also incl.
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Specs:
Intel Pentium G3260 CPU - 2 x 3.30 GHz
1TB HDD
8GB DDR3
Windows 10
DVD-RW
Keyboard & Mouse incl.
12 Month Warranty also incl.
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Ok. Let's work it out.


Specs:
Intel Pentium G3260 CPU - 2 x 3.30 GHz = £55
1TB HDD = £45
8GB DDR3 =£40
Windows 10 =£20
DVD-RW = £15
Keyboard & Mouse incl. = £5
1150 Motherboard = £55
Case with PSU = £25


So that's £260.... ok, you might find the parts slightly cheaper but you still have to build it & you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.


So it's hot for the spec you're getting.

Edited By: Tommy_K on Jan 17, 2017 00:10: Spelling of you're:(
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K1LLER HORNET
Tommy_K
you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.
Each part you use will come with its own 1-3 year warranty.

Yes, but you then have to prove that it wasn't your installation that damaged the part.

It's just nice to know the whole thing is covered and you don't need to try to ascertain which part has gone wrong and then go through the hassle removing that part and sending it back...

But if you can build your own computer you wouldn't be building this spec anyhow or going for this deal..... unless you just want a cheap computer for word and surfing :-)

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4 Likes #1
CPU benchmark score 3418 - seems good for the money.
30 Likes #2
Ok. Let's work it out.


Specs:
Intel Pentium G3260 CPU - 2 x 3.30 GHz = £55
1TB HDD = £45
8GB DDR3 =£40
Windows 10 =£20
DVD-RW = £15
Keyboard & Mouse incl. = £5
1150 Motherboard = £55
Case with PSU = £25


So that's £260.... ok, you might find the parts slightly cheaper but you still have to build it & you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.


So it's hot for the spec you're getting.

Edited By: Tommy_K on Jan 17, 2017 00:10: Spelling of you're:(
4 Likes #3
Tommy_K
you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.

Each part you use will come with its own 1-3 year warranty.
2 Likes #4
£170 for something that will do most tasks required of a basic PC? Hot from me.

I'm currently looking at PCs £700 and above to get the minimum specs I need - and no games involved either.
5 Likes #5
K1LLER HORNET
Tommy_K
you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.
Each part you use will come with its own 1-3 year warranty.

Yes, but you then have to prove that it wasn't your installation that damaged the part.

It's just nice to know the whole thing is covered and you don't need to try to ascertain which part has gone wrong and then go through the hassle removing that part and sending it back...

But if you can build your own computer you wouldn't be building this spec anyhow or going for this deal..... unless you just want a cheap computer for word and surfing :-)
#6
Be aware that when I contacted Zoostorm to confirm an i7 they had for sale on their ebay store had USB 3.0, they stated they couldn't confirm as they used whatever motherboard was available at the time of assembly.
1 Like #7
I'm prepared to get shot down for this... Would is be able to handle mine craft at all? Or could someone please point me in the direction of a cheapish set up that would.
1 Like #8
I'm after windows 7 machine if anyone knows what's cheap and good out there just for 2nd pc as got windows 10 and hate it

Edited By: Fanimal on Jan 15, 2017 13:35
2 Likes #9
2015
I'm prepared to get shot down for this... Would is be able to handle mine craft at all? Or could someone please point me in the direction of a cheapish set up that would.

I would be interested in this also. Keep the kids of my machine
4 Likes #10
Stick a GTX 1050 or RX 460 in this for an extra £100 and you've got a budget gaming PC that can handle most games on medium settings at 1080p. Good find!
1 Like #11
can this play heroes of the storm :D
1 Like #12
Tommy_K
K1LLER HORNET
Tommy_K
you don't get 12 Month Warranty also incl.
Each part you use will come with its own 1-3 year warranty.
Yes, but you then have to prove that it wasn't your installation that damaged the part.
It's just nice to know the whole thing is covered and you don't need to try to ascertain which part has gone wrong and then go through the hassle removing that part and sending it back...
But if you can build your own computer you wouldn't be building this spec anyhow or going for this deal..... unless you just want a cheap computer for word and surfing :-)

That is true. I build my own so never saw it from that point of view. Interesting.
#13
Fanimal
I'm after windows 7 machine if anyone knows what's cheap and good out there just for 2nd pc as got windows 10 and hate it

They do have some systems with no OS. would just mean buying Windows 7 and installing it. Plus finding all the driver etc.
1 Like #14
2015
I'm prepared to get shot down for this... Would is be able to handle mine craft at all? Or could someone please point me in the direction of a cheapish set up that would.

It isn't quite enough for Minecraft IMO if you want a FHD resolution and the nice settings. You could turn stuff down and run in a lower resolution, but it's minecraft lol, at least get a machine that can max minecraft!

I would say the minimum you want is Intel HD 4400 integrated graphics, which are in the i3. The models above this pentium. Saying that even a machine that is several years old but has a midrange dedicated graphics card will be vastly superior to the latest intel integrated graphics.
#15
Tommy_K
Fanimal
I'm after windows 7 machine if anyone knows what's cheap and good out there just for 2nd pc as got windows 10 and hate it
They do have some systems with no OS. would just mean buying Windows 7 and installing it. Plus finding all the driver etc.
No good to me as need it to work when plugged in lol need mainly for watching movies online not for gaming as use my 10 for that. I see zoostorm do windows 7 but are they any good
#16
Fanimal
Tommy_K
Fanimal
I'm after windows 7 machine if anyone knows what's cheap and good out there just for 2nd pc as got windows 10 and hate it
They do have some systems with no OS. would just mean buying Windows 7 and installing it. Plus finding all the driver etc.
No good to me as need it to work when plugged in lol need mainly for watching movies online not for gaming as use my 10 for that. I see zoostorm do windows 7 but are they any good


Pass..... they are cheap machines but I personally wouldn't get anything that wasn't an i3 or i5 But it's all down to what you want to do with it. Parents have an old P4 that is fine for their needs.
1 Like #17
Can anyone find something of a similar price, that would be good for Minecraft, but without operating system, mouse and keyboard please?
1 Like #18
allsa001
Can anyone find something of a similar price, that would be good for Minecraft, but without operating system, mouse and keyboard please?


For this price, you'd take it with OS and K/M. You won't get much cheaper as this two elements are worth about £25...
#19
simont_space
Be aware that when I contacted Zoostorm to confirm an i7 they had for sale on their ebay store had USB 3.0, they stated they couldn't confirm as they used whatever motherboard was available at the time of assembly.

You'd struggle to find a motherboard that doesn't have USB 3.0 these days.
#20
Would this PC be sufficient for video editing?
1 Like #21
allsa001
Can anyone find something of a similar price, that would be good for Minecraft, but without operating system, mouse and keyboard please?

Buy secondhand/refurbished. Look for anything with at least an i3 4xxx or any dual core from the past 5 years with a midrange dedicated graphics cards. You should easily get something under £200.

I'm not saying buy this exact machine, but a 30 second look on ebay comes up with this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Veriton-M2631G-PC-Tower-4GB-Ram-500GB-HDD-Dual-Core-i3-4130-DVI-HD-Win-8-1-/252458554022?hash=item3ac7b3d2a6:g:sTgAAOSwyDxXhMWj

i3 4130 has HD 4400 integrated, which is plenty enough for minecraft in 1920 x 1080. I'm the kind of person that would prefer a machine with a dedicated graphics card though, even if it was just a very old GTX650 1GB
#22
Note that although this CPU is dual core, the single-thread performance is as good as an i5-3570K , meaning that it will work well for Dolphin emulation, or anything else that uses up to 2 cores. As noted above, stick in an 1050 for £100 or a 1050Ti for £130 (no extra power connectors needed), and you have something that will match or beat PS4 Pro performance, with the advantage of cheaper games/freebie that come with owning a PC.
#23
Seen a few of these Zoostorm PCs with issues. I would highly recommend replacing the PSU with something by Corsair.
2 Likes #24
Purchased one of their refurbs from the eBay site and arrived as new. It was an i5 machine that I couldn't have built for anywhere near the £250 I paid for it. Very nice and quiet, which was a big surprise.

Stuck a 1060 in it and it runs like a charm.
#25
Marekj
Purchased one of their refurbs from the eBay site and arrived as new. It was an i5 machine that I couldn't have built for anywhere near the £250 I paid for it. Very nice and quiet, which was a big surprise.

Stuck a 1060 in it and it runs like a charm.

As long as these machines have decent power supplies and a free PCIE slot you could add a slot power (75w) card but generally, their PSU quality is poor as that is one of the areas they skimp on. I guess I would have to look inside the machine and judge it as I saw it. I probably wouldn't burden them with anything more than a 75w card though.

You might get away with adding like a GTX1050 to this and have a budget gaming machine.
#26
2015
I'm prepared to get shot down for this... Would is be able to handle mine craft at all? Or could someone please point me in the direction of a cheapish set up that would.

Even a low power Celeron N chip can handle Minecraft, of course any system would perform better if you fit a Dedicated Graphics Card


Edited By: datalossfs on Jan 15, 2017 15:58
#27
TheVoice
simont_space
Be aware that when I contacted Zoostorm to confirm an i7 they had for sale on their ebay store had USB 3.0, they stated they couldn't confirm as they used whatever motherboard was available at the time of assembly.
You'd struggle to find a motherboard that doesn't have USB 3.0 these days.
They did say there was a chance of only USB 2.0. Could well be them using any cheap components they can get hold of being sold cheap.
#28
simont_space
TheVoice
simont_space
Be aware that when I contacted Zoostorm to confirm an i7 they had for sale on their ebay store had USB 3.0, they stated they couldn't confirm as they used whatever motherboard was available at the time of assembly.
You'd struggle to find a motherboard that doesn't have USB 3.0 these days.
They did say there was a chance of only USB 2.0. Could well be them using any cheap components they can get hold of being sold cheap.

You can get a PCI USB 3.0 card for £4, or newfangled USB 3.1 PCI card for £9 on eBay delivered. Whack one of those in and away you go.
#29
Sorry for being a noob, but how effectively would this work as a plex server?
#30
brendanego
Sorry for being a noob, but how effectively would this work as a plex server?

Specs needed are here: https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201774043-What-kind-of-CPU-do-I-need-for-my-Server-
The machine in this deal easily exceeds those.

This CPU scores a PassMark of 3418 and the link says 2000 PassMark is needed for a single 1080p/10Mbps transcoded stream.

Edited By: Scottc123 on Jan 15, 2017 17:07
#31
How much would it cost to upgrade to Win 10? I'm after a tower for under £200 for my son to play Minecraft comfortably so any other ideas would be great.

Thanks

vulcanproject
allsa001
Can anyone find something of a similar price, that would be good for Minecraft, but without operating system, mouse and keyboard please?
Buy secondhand/refurbished. Look for anything with at least an i3 4xxx or any dual core from the past 5 years with a midrange dedicated graphics cards. You should easily get something under £200.
I'm not saying buy this exact machine, but a 30 second look on ebay comes up with this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Veriton-M2631G-PC-Tower-4GB-Ram-500GB-HDD-Dual-Core-i3-4130-DVI-HD-Win-8-1-/252458554022?hash=item3ac7b3d2a6:g:sTgAAOSwyDxXhMWj
i3 4130 has HD 4400 integrated, which is plenty enough for minecraft in 1920 x 1080. I'm the kind of person that would prefer a machine with a dedicated graphics card though, even if it was just a very old GTX650 1GB
#32
Fanimal
I'm after windows 7 machine if anyone knows what's cheap and good out there just for 2nd pc as got windows 10 and hate it
I have a Windows 7 machine you can have for not very much money at all - its an hp sff desktop with a Core 2 Quad. If your interested I can list - would be interested in trades too if thats of interest.
#33
Tempted as my desktop is so old now , I turn it on and then have to wait about 10 mins for anything to work and trying to do two things at once forget it
#34
Thanks need an PC for my office! "
#35
nordicgod
Tempted as my desktop is so old now , I turn it on and then have to wait about 10 mins for anything to work and trying to do two things at once forget it
Assuming its Windows, when did you last re-install the OS? Windows has a wonderful habit of just getting slower and slower, a complete re-install periodically usually does wonders. Probably quite cathartic too, maybe thats just me.
#36
dt_matthews
nordicgod
Tempted as my desktop is so old now , I turn it on and then have to wait about 10 mins for anything to work and trying to do two things at once forget it
Assuming its Windows, when did you last re-install the OS? Windows has a wonderful habit of just getting slower and slower, a complete re-install periodically usually does wonders. Probably quite cathartic too, maybe thats just me.
Agreed. Else clean up the system generally. I haft to do this for my mother on a regular basis. Defrag, ccleaner, orphan files, uninstall unnecessary programs running at startup. Will hugely increase your boot times, and applications loading. Mind, if you dont have anything important, a clean install of the os, is always best, and quicker process

Edited By: leeparsons on Jan 15, 2017 18:53
1 Like #37
1spoon1
How much would it cost to upgrade to Win 10? I'm after a tower for under £200 for my son to play Minecraft comfortably so any other ideas would be great.
Thanks
vulcanproject
allsa001
Can anyone find something of a similar price, that would be good for Minecraft, but without operating system, mouse and keyboard please?
Buy secondhand/refurbished. Look for anything with at least an i3 4xxx or any dual core from the past 5 years with a midrange dedicated graphics cards. You should easily get something under £200.
I'm not saying buy this exact machine, but a 30 second look on ebay comes up with this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Veriton-M2631G-PC-Tower-4GB-Ram-500GB-HDD-Dual-Core-i3-4130-DVI-HD-Win-8-1-/252458554022?hash=item3ac7b3d2a6:g:sTgAAOSwyDxXhMWj
i3 4130 has HD 4400 integrated, which is plenty enough for minecraft in 1920 x 1080. I'm the kind of person that would prefer a machine with a dedicated graphics card though, even if it was just a very old GTX650 1GB

Search on this site, there is always various deals and ways of getting Win 10 upgrades...

You could always buy something similar to this and chuck a cheap low power graphics card in it. The main problem with this system for Minecraft is the integrated graphics aren't really fast enough. It'll do like 1280 x 720 and have trouble with higher settings which is pathetic. Even a crappy old £35 second hand GTX650ti/Radeon 7770 off ebay would make it buttery smooth with shaders and everything

Everything else is more than adequate. That is the sole problem for that game.
#38
Nice find OP. have a desktop already but this is a decent PC for the price!
#39
Doesn't this come with Windows 10 anyway? Those of you asking about Windows 10 upgrades, if you run the upgrade tool, it still works, I've been doing this successfully for the last 6 months.
#40
​windows 10 is free if you have windows 7 or 8.1 if you dont just install windows 7 pro and buy a key on ebay for £3 as i did.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Edited By: farmeruk1 on Jan 15, 2017 20:05: edit

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