AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVDRW, AMD HD 8670D, No OS for £299.99, or £269.99 after cashback, or £199.99 after trade-in @ Ebuyer
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AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, 2TB HDD, DVDRW, AMD HD 8670D, No OS for £299.99, or £269.99 after cashback, or £199.99 after trade-in @ Ebuyer

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Found 29th Jan 2014
Thanks ardentical1
£30 cash back with this PC: zoostormpromotions.com/cas…ack
£100 off for a trade in: zoostormpromotions.com/uk/…ein
(*Note: you are eligible for either cash back or trade-in but not both)

Free copy of SimCity
*To redeem your free copy of SimCity, simply email the serial number of the desktop you receive to the following address, you will then be contacted with more details

Processor
AMD A10-6800K 4.1Ghz Quad Core APU
Max Turbo Frequency 4.4Ghz
Cache: 4MB

Memory
8GB DDR3 RAM
Supports up to 16GB
2 x DIMM sockets (used)

Hard Drive
2TB SATA 3.5” HDD

Optical Drive
DVDRW

Software
No Operating System

Chipset
AMD A55

Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 8670D Graphics,
up to 4GB graphics system memory

Audio
High Definition Audio, 5.1 channel

Input Devices
No Keyboard or Mouse

Networking
Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN

Power Supply
250 watts

Dimensions
Height: 360mm
Width: 375mm
Depth: 180mm

Interfaces
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub VGA Port
1 x HDMI Port
6 x USB 2.0 Port
1 x RJ-45 Port
3 x Audio Jacks

Expansion
1 x PCI-e x16 Slot
1 x PCI Slot
1 x PCI-e x1 Slot

Case
mATX Tower Case

Warranty / Miscellaneous
1 Year Collect and Return warranty

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90 Comments

so this doesn't have WiFi?

Original Poster

ardentical

so this doesn't have WiFi?



I guess not but wifi receiver or network adapters could be used like this

bought this yesterday but forgot to hotukdeals it :-$

good machine for the monies, gonna get another 8Gb ram and use it for video editing

hot

drunken_prozac

gonna get another 8Gb ram

From the description it looks like the two slots are used by this build, which would mean it currently has 2x4GB, so to upgrade to 16GB, you'd have to buy the whole 2x8GB.

So how do they judge the 5 years old thing for trade in?

My machine is about that age but the components weren't exactly the latest models when I bought them.

Whats the view on Zoostorm as a brand. Was looking at a refurb HP on Ebay for around £300 with 8GB RAM / 1 or 2 GB HDD - this would be a better buy as I do have a desktop to trade in and it would save the hassle of selling it on, but unsure of Zoostorm's reputation

aing69

Whats the view on Zoostorm as a brand. Was looking at a refurb HP on … Whats the view on Zoostorm as a brand. Was looking at a refurb HP on Ebay for around £300 with 8GB RAM / 1 or 2 GB HDD - this would be a better buy as I do have a desktop to trade in and it would save the hassle of selling it on, but unsure of Zoostorm's reputation



Fairly decent. I bought one from ebuyer a few months ago (slightly lower spec than this) and it runs fine. Fans could be quieter but very good machine for the price.

Original Poster

dean_brfc

So how do they judge the 5 years old thing for trade in?My machine is … So how do they judge the 5 years old thing for trade in?My machine is about that age but the components weren't exactly the latest models when I bought them.



+1

would like to know as well!
Edited by: "aulakh" 29th Jan 2014

Hmm just re-read - No O/S

Quietus

From the description it looks like the two slots are used by this build, … From the description it looks like the two slots are used by this build, which would mean it currently has 2x4GB, so to upgrade to 16GB, you'd have to buy the whole 2x8GB.



oh balls, oh well, 8Gb will have to do

Thought that Zoostorm had gone bust long since but guess they've been bought by another company. Think the build quality of their machines is generally good therefore voted hot. Not sure what Zoostorm are like for cashback claims.

From the cashback link:

Please note - by participating in this promotion you will not be able to … Please note - by participating in this promotion you will not be able to take part in the trade-in offer using the same qualifying product.

Also you can get this lower spec. machine for about £89 after cashback and trade-in:

ebuyer.com/579…210

- AMD Dual Core A4-5300
- 4GB RAM + 500GB HDD
- DVD Writer
- AMD HD 7480D
- No Operating System
Edited by: "DazzyB" 29th Jan 2014

Zoostorms customer service is appauling, just hope none of you have anything go wrong with it. Mine came faulty and took around a month to get a refund with ebuyer blaming zoostorm and zoostorm blaming ebuyer. Take note ebuyer try and wash there hands of the fact they sold you it and refere you to zoostorm, which are a joke to deal with.

drunken_prozac

oh balls, oh well, 8Gb will have to do



Even then you'd only need 16GB if you were running VMs or doing lots of media work in PS or Premier for example.

Quietus

From the description it looks like the two slots are used by this build, … From the description it looks like the two slots are used by this build, which would mean it currently has 2x4GB, so to upgrade to 16GB, you'd have to buy the whole 2x8GB.



It said that on the (different spec) one I bought, but it actually had just the one SIMM.

kharma45

Even then you'd only need 16GB if you were running VMs or doing lots of … Even then you'd only need 16GB if you were running VMs or doing lots of media work in PS or Premier for example.



Or you want a significant RAM disk, or let a sensible OS do lots of caching... or your web browser wants about 8GiB because of how many tabs you have open (blush!) In general use, it's not as big a difference as 4-8GiB, but it is noticeable.

If it is in fact only one SIMM, having a second really is noticeable, because of the effect of dual-channel access.

aing69

Hmm just re-read - No O/S



Not everyone needs to pay for an OS. Some of us use free ones, others have installable copies of Windows etc.

DazzyB

Also you can get this lower spec. machine for about £89 after cashback … Also you can get this lower spec. machine for about £89 after cashback and trade-in:http://www.ebuyer.com/579780-zoostorm-desktop-pc-7873-1210 - AMD Dual Core A4-5300 - 4GB RAM + 500GB HDD - DVD Writer - AMD HD 7480D - No Operating System



I would rather have the A10 and A4 isn't even an equivalent to an Intel i3, it will be pants.

DazzyB

Also you can get this lower spec. machine for about £89 after cashback … Also you can get this lower spec. machine for about £89 after cashback and trade-in:http://www.ebuyer.com/579780-zoostorm-desktop-pc-7873-1210 - AMD Dual Core A4-5300 - 4GB RAM + 500GB HDD - DVD Writer - AMD HD 7480D - No Operating System

Would that be better or worse than the HP Microserver being discussed on offer for about £129?

SomeUsername

It said that on the (different spec) one I bought, but it actually had … It said that on the (different spec) one I bought, but it actually had just the one SIMM.



Same happened to me when I bought one last year, specs said 2xdimms used but memory was all on one.



Case quality is appalling though.

kalico

Would that be better or worse than the HP Microserver being discussed on … Would that be better or worse than the HP Microserver being discussed on offer for about £129?



I think the HP Microserver is a different kind of machine they are designed to be low powered always on backup /streaming devices rather than this that is a desktop PC. So it depends what you want to use the machine for.

If you want a basic desktop PC for browsing /word processing etc this £89 Zoostorm should be fine, but I buy it for even basic gaming and I wouldn't buy it as an always-on microserver either.



Edited by: "DazzyB" 29th Jan 2014

SomeUsername

Or you want a significant RAM disk, or let a sensible OS do lots of … Or you want a significant RAM disk, or let a sensible OS do lots of caching... or your web browser wants about 8GiB because of how many tabs you have open (blush!) In general use, it's not as big a difference as 4-8GiB, but it is noticeable. If it is in fact only one SIMM, having a second really is noticeable, because of the effect of dual-channel access.



That money would be better spent on an SSD. And if your browser is needing that much RAM you've a memory leak in it somewhere. Running Firefox for me with Flash going and about 10-15 tabs, Football Manager running, Spotify and various other bits and pieces I've still never come close to using 8GB RAM.

Also the performance difference between one DIMM and two DIMMs is negligible. Two is preferable but you're at no disadvantage really running just the one although for an APU it might be slightly more advantageous in gaming.

SomeUsername

.. or your web browser wants about 8GB because of how many tabs you have … .. or your web browser wants about 8GB because of how many tabs you have open (blush!)


How many do you have open? I have about 40 and Firefox is using ~1GB.

mannyutd

Zoostorms customer service is appauling, just hope none of you have … Zoostorms customer service is appauling, just hope none of you have anything go wrong with it. Mine came faulty and took around a month to get a refund with ebuyer blaming zoostorm and zoostorm blaming ebuyer. Take note ebuyer try and wash there hands of the fact they sold you it and refere you to zoostorm, which are a joke to deal with.



I agree, Ebuyer always pass the buck to Zoostorm and vice versa and support is non existant. I've had many Zoostorm units for various jobs and there's a high percentage that have arrived with damaged cases, faulty power supplies, missing power cables, dvd trays that don't open or close easily. Build quality is very cheap and power supplies are noisy but for the tech specs prices are ok

good luck with your returns

for your info:
static.ebuyer.com/cus…nal

"9.2
Any Orders that are over 6 months old and the Product has been confirmed to be defective and a refund is due, the refund will be calculated based on the age of the Order and you will be refunded a proportionate amount of the original purchase price of the Product. This does not include the carriage cost of the original Order which will not be refunded. "


theregister.co.uk/201…ed/

Banned

SomeUsername

Not everyone needs to pay for an OS. Some of us use free ones, others … Not everyone needs to pay for an OS. Some of us use free ones, others have installable copies of Windows etc.


@)
Or source the OS elsewhere... :P

I have bought this PC and the Zoostorm website will only let you claim the £30 cash back or the trade in - not both

with these zoostorms your better off building your own,

stopped buying these for clients over a year ago,

when 2 out of 6 when`t dead coz of cheap power supplies.

these had good components in them about 4-5 years ago when they first appeared,

but they chuck junk in them now.

Would agree with ws007 that building your own would be better - priced all of the components (or as near as i could) on scan.co.uk and it works out only a little more in price BUT i did price for 1 x 8GB DDR3 module (to upgrade later) over the 2 x 4GB and also changed the 250watt power supply for a 420W Cooler Master Silent Pro

Original Poster

Shane79

Would agree with ws007 that building your own would be better - priced … Would agree with ws007 that building your own would be better - priced all of the components (or as near as i could) on scan.co.uk and it works out only a little more in price BUT i did price for 1 x 8GB DDR3 module (to upgrade later) over the 2 x 4GB and also changed the 250watt power supply for a 420W Cooler Master Silent Pro



wonder you have link for configuration (don't know if its possible)? so that anyone could benefit it.

you may be eligible to receive a cash back reward OR a trade-in reward
one or the other not both

aulakh

wonder you have link for configuration (don't know if its possible)? so … wonder you have link for configuration (don't know if its possible)? so that anyone could benefit it.



Works out a little more expensive than the price before or after trade in? For those of us with old worthless pcs, £100 trade in seems like a pretty good offer.

Original Poster

tonyk100

you may be eligible to receive a cash back reward OR a trade-in reward … you may be eligible to receive a cash back reward OR a trade-in reward one or the other not both



thanks, title edited accordingly.

wonder you have link for configuration (don't know if its possible)? so … wonder you have link for configuration (don't know if its possible)? so that anyone could benefit it.



The ebuyer desktop is a good value system as it stands... you could get it and then (over time - months) move the components to a new case with more available expansion, change the PSU, increase the RAM and update with a Blu Ray drive.

To build one of similar you're looking for something LIKE the following... Just add the description into the search on scan.co.uk. It does not include a case or DVD drive and comes in about £30 over BUT there are upgrade on the original and of course you dont get any cashback.

AMD A10 6800K Black Edition, S FM2, Richland, Quad Core 4.1GHz, AMD Radeon HD 8670D 844MHz, 100W
£106.42 Inc VAT

*Upgade on spec
Asus F2A85-M, AMD A85X, FM2, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, Micro ATX
£63.42 Inc VAT

*Upgrade on spec
CMX8GX3M1A1600C11 - 8GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 11-11-11-30, 1.5V
£60.96 Inc VAT

2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms NCQ
£59.04 Inc VAT

*Upgrade on spec
420W Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 RS420-SPM2E3, Hybrid Modular, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/XFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan
£47.30 Inc VAT

No drive (add £20 for DVD RW)
No case
No OS

Total - £337.14 inc VAT

go5low

Works out a little more expensive than the price before or after trade … Works out a little more expensive than the price before or after trade in? For those of us with old worthless pcs, £100 trade in seems like a pretty good offer.



Just make sure your PC is listed as acceptable for trade in
Edited by: "Shane79" 29th Jan 2014

Original Poster

Shane79

The ebuyer desktop is a good value system as it stands... you could get … The ebuyer desktop is a good value system as it stands... you could get it and then (over time - months) move the components to a new case with more available expansion, change the PSU, increase the RAM and update with a Blu Ray drive.To build one of similar you're looking for something LIKE the following... Just add the description into the search on scan.co.uk. It does not include a case or DVD drive and comes in about £30 over BUT there are upgrade on the original and of course you dont get any cashback.AMD A10 6800K Black Edition, S FM2, Richland, Quad Core 4.1GHz, AMD Radeon HD 8670D 844MHz, 100W£106.42 Inc VAT*Upgade on specAsus F2A85-M, AMD A85X, FM2, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 2.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, Micro ATX£63.42 Inc VAT*Upgrade on specCMX8GX3M1A1600C11 - 8GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 11-11-11-30, 1.5V£60.96 Inc VAT2TB Toshiba DT01ACA200, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache 8ms NCQ£59.04 Inc VAT*Upgrade on spec420W Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 RS420-SPM2E3, Hybrid Modular, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/XFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan£47.30 Inc VATNo drive (add £20 for DVD RW)No caseNo OSTotal - £337.14 inc VAT



Thanks!!

Original Poster

Shane79

Just make sure your PC is listed as acceptable for trade in



It should be in working condition and less than 5 yrs old.

Would this desktop be OK for handbrake h.264 encoding and editing RAW images in lightroom?
Edited by: "speedking" 29th Jan 2014
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