Zoostorm Desktop PC, 3.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Pentium Dual Core E5800 £169.99 @ Ebuyer Express on Ebay
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Zoostorm Desktop PC, 3.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Pentium Dual Core E5800 £169.99 @ Ebuyer Express on Ebay

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Found 16th Dec 2011
EDIT: Just gone down to £169.99!! Great price for general use desktop. 12 month warranty inc.

Note that you'll need an operating system and monitor.

Another £10 came off price at about 10am - I originally posted it at £179.99

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good spec but price of decent monitor would be £100 plus stystem cost, unless you already have a legal multi use one

luminox

good spec but price of decent monitor would be £100 plus stystem cost, … good spec but price of decent monitor would be £100 plus stystem cost, unless you already have a legal multi use one



But if you already have a monitor available it's not a bad price plus you can easily install Linux on it or even the Windows 8 Alpha instead.

I think he might mean a Windows License.

This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on Win 7

Price the components at the moment and you will see that it is an excellent price for a pre-built system delivered.
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Robert_Mugabe

Price the components at the moment and you will see that it is an … Price the components at the moment and you will see that it is an excellent price for a pre-built system delivered.Heat added



Indeed. I'd be interested to know how cold voters think they'd get an equivalent system for cheaper than this!

Hot deal

brianfj1200

This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on … This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on Win 7



Win XP will be fine on this. Bought 2 last time, great value. One on XP and one of Win 7.

£169.99 now. Just ordered one. Thanks.

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Ray Khan

£169.99 now. Just ordered one. Thanks.



Just changed title as I noticed even lower price too!

Ordered. HOT HOT HOT

Just ordered as well great price still £199 on ebuyer lol

If it's like the ones I bought a couple of months ago you'll need a keyboard and mouse as well - so perhaps the ones available on the orange accessories deal posted yesterday(?) for £2.50ish each.

great deal, was tempted by the er1401's the other day but this is much better value

brianfj1200

This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on … This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on Win 7



Lol you prefer a 10 year old operating system designed to run on Pentuim 2 with 128mb of ram.. No reason you could not install win xp on this, it's a low enough spec that you would not lose to much..

TheMev

Lol you prefer a 10 year old operating system designed to run on Pentuim … Lol you prefer a 10 year old operating system designed to run on Pentuim 2 with 128mb of ram.. No reason you could not install win xp on this, it's a low enough spec that you would not lose to much..



I prefer it, it is 100% stable and does all that I need, why waste money on anything else?

does this have w-fi installed?

No WiFi adapter installed

dont need this but great price heat added.

jerrardm1

does this have w-fi installed?


No, just buy the Orange dongle for few quid on here somewhere

Just ordered, thanks.

I swear the hard drive alone would cost about £100 brand new! Bargain indeed.
Edited by: "marcusbreese" 16th Dec 2011

I've got a zoostorm computer after I spent £1500 on a super computer with a £500 graphics card and it broke after a year. Their prices are so good pre-built. Had it for 1-2 years now and still going well, had no issues, except the USB slots are upside down at the front and the disk tray button has since got stuck but was always shoddy (but can just use computer controls to by-pass that). But overall, for the price, they're a great little machine!

Just ordered too. Thanks.

I think you have to take into consideration the cost of parts to build a Sandy Bridge system:

For example:

From CCL:

Celeron G530 CPU (faster than E5800, slightly): £34
Asus P8H61-M LE: 41.05
4GB DDR3: £12.72
Midi Case with 500W PSU: £18.64
1TB HDD: £79.99
DVDRW: £13.03

Total: 199.43

Yes, this is £30 more expensive, but I'd say it's worth paying for the potential to upgrade the CPU to any of the current range of Sandy Bridge CPU's.

With the ebuyer deal, you're really limited by the availability and expense of core2 CPU's new and even used.

Also, you'll benefit from the ability to run 2 screens, and the increased perfomance of the onboard graphics (which are much better than that on the ebuyer deal)
Edited by: "intranix" 16th Dec 2011

Love the way ebuyer have suddenly dropped prices on HDs, when the exact same stock was 40% more the week before. Yay capitalism!

The way I see it, Seagate wanted to control HDD pricing through to the end of next year on the back of the floods, but WD have decided to price only slightly higher. In the mean time, retailers are price gauging for no apparent reason. Companies like ebuyer, scan etc make me sick, scan in particular, they are milking it as much as possible.

TheMev

Lol you prefer a 10 year old operating system designed to run on Pentuim … Lol you prefer a 10 year old operating system designed to run on Pentuim 2 with 128mb of ram.. No reason you could not install win xp on this, it's a low enough spec that you would not lose to much..


^ Someone who thinks they know what their talking about..

brianfj1200

This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on … This would be good for me if it would take Win XP as I am not to keen on Win 7


window 7 is rubbish

muzzzzzzzzzy

^ Someone who thinks they know what their talking about..


Makes sense what TheMev is stating, XP doesn't take advantage of high end newer components and may also have driver issues.

Georgedeals

window 7 is rubbish


It's better than Vista and that's all that matters

Georgedeals

window 7 is rubbish


No I think you might be talking it?

Intranix-- £80 for H/D what!

what motherboard is on this PC ? any ideas ? brand ?

Jeffroz

I've got a zoostorm computer after I spent £1500 on a super computer with … I've got a zoostorm computer after I spent £1500 on a super computer with a £500 graphics card and it broke after a year.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/IBM_Blue_Gene_P_supercomputer.jpg/640px-IBM_Blue_Gene_P_supercomputer.jpg
£1500? WOW!

Just had a look on Ebay they have sold 145 units already today
When i bought one a couple of months ago for the same price they sold over 300 in one day

Very good value
Edited by: "alankearn" 16th Dec 2011

StuartUK35

what motherboard is on this PC ? any ideas ? brand ?


I bought one of these a couple of months ago and this is what is in mine

asus.com/Mot…LX/

intranix

I think you have to take into consideration the cost of parts to build a … I think you have to take into consideration the cost of parts to build a Sandy Bridge system:For example:From CCL:Celeron G530 CPU (faster than E5800, slightly): £34Asus P8H61-M LE: 41.054GB DDR3: £12.72Midi Case with 500W PSU: £18.641TB HDD: £79.99DVDRW: £13.03Total: 199.43Yes, this is £30 more expensive, but I'd say it's worth paying for the potential to upgrade the CPU to any of the current range of Sandy Bridge CPU's.With the ebuyer deal, you're really limited by the availability and expense of core2 CPU's new and even used.Also, you'll benefit from the ability to run 2 screens, and the increased perfomance of the onboard graphics (which are much better than that on the ebuyer deal)



Firstly, you're comparing apples (pre built system) with oranges (parts) - if we posted a car would you list a crate engine and kit chassis as an alternative??

Secondly, a casing and power supply for £19 - well that will be lovely, case made of foil and a PSU will WILL explode and take-out all the other components inside 3 months

therealjohnpeat

Firstly, you're comparing apples (pre built system) with oranges (parts) … Firstly, you're comparing apples (pre built system) with oranges (parts) - if we posted a car would you list a crate engine and kit chassis as an alternative??Secondly, a casing and power supply for £19 - well that will be lovely, case made of foil and a PSU will WILL explode and take-out all the other components inside 3 months



I said to consider it, not compare.

If you think the PSU in a zoostorm PC is going to be high quality then I think you're mistaken. Cheap PSU's are fine for an every day PC, I've built enough of them to know that PSU's fail no matter how much you spend on them.

You may step down from your high horse now, I'm no threat to your little mind

topdrog

Is this better value than this? … Is this better value than this? :|http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/extra-value-desktop-pc-sandybridge-6gb-ram-1tb-no-os-219-99-ebuyer-1066438?page=6#post13127219


The one you've linked is better, but it's £50 more so depends what you'd rather have. The one you've linked has better graphics and would be more upgradable.
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