Zoostorm Desktop PC, AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, AMD HD6410D £129.99 @ Ebay / EbuyerExpress
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Zoostorm Desktop PC, AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVDRW, AMD HD6410D £129.99 @ Ebay / EbuyerExpress

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Found 26th Sep 2012
This deal was posted 2 weeks back and reached over 1,000 degrees!!. Price went up to £150 but now it`s back at only £129.99.

Spec :-

AMD A4-3300 2.5Ghz Dual Core
2GB DDR3 1333MHz
320GB SATA 2.5” HDD
DVDRW
No Operating System
AMD A55 Chipset
AMD Radeon HD 6410D Graphics
High Definition Audio, 5.1 channel
No Keyboard or Mouse
Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN
300 watts

Dimensions :-

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

Interfaces :-

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

Expansion :-

1 x PCI-e x 16 Slot
1 x PCI Slot
1 x PCI-e Slot
2 x 5.25" external (1 used)
1 x 3.5" external
2 x 3.5" internal (1 used)

Case

mATX Tower Case

Warranty / Miscellaneous

1 Year Collect and Return warranty
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51 Comments
original deal should be unexpired

original deal
Original Poster
Not looking to take credit for somebody else`s find btw. Would be more than happy for the original deal to be unexpired rightly so...
Frank30uk

Not looking to take credit for somebody else`s find btw. Would be more … Not looking to take credit for somebody else`s find btw. Would be more than happy for the original deal to be unexpired rightly so...




not saying you are m8 think there is a rule if its under 4 weeks old needs unexpired seen a few people say it but if was me i would leave this one as others would miss the old one.
Couldn't knock it at £150 - at this money its a steal. Got one for a mate on the last deal.....a couple of points

the one he got had a 2.5" laptop drive in a 3.5" caddy. It was a WD Scorpio "blue" 320GB drive. No big deal, just a little unusual.

its noisy, mostly the heatsink/fan, which would be cheap enough to upgrade if its going to put it in your front room.

there's limited expansion, and I needed to add a molex/sata adapter to put a second HDD in.

that said the machine in question sits in his spare room serving media round the house quite happily. Not everyone needs a quad core 16GB RAM beast, and this would sort many people out for a giveaway price. I transferred an XP license from the machine it replaced, but Linux Mint, Zorin etc would have you up and running at zero extra cost.

Bargain
not bad at all this
hello everyone im going to sound very stupid but how do you put an operating system on the pc and how much would it cost?
You buy an 'oem' version of windows 7 from wherever you want, ie ebuyer. You will get the dvd and license.
The PC will come with a 'drivers disk', this will have all you need in terms of drivers (the drivers are required for the sound to operate, the network to work and the onboard graphics to install properly).

You put the windows disk in the computer when you turn it on, it will talk you through installing it. Once it completes you will get to the windows desktop and then insert the drivers cd that comes with the computer. Most have some kind of semi automated install process.
Linux operating system is free, e.g. ubuntu.com/dow…top
Try it, if you don't like it then get Windows.
thank you :-)
It's probably got msi winki on the drivers' disk which would allow you to get onto the internet and download Ubuntu or other free operating systems you can put on disk and install.
Great for the price - the gfx steals some of that 2GB ram though, so its wise to put more RAM in.
Edited by: "mikerr" 26th Sep 2012
iDealYou

Linux operating system is free, e.g. … Linux operating system is free, e.g. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktopTry it, if you don't like it then get Windows.



Or Linux Mint (which I prefer) >

linuxmint.com/

xenophon

It's probably got msi winki on the drivers' disk which would allow you to … It's probably got msi winki on the drivers' disk which would allow you to get onto the internet and download Ubuntu or other free operating systems you can put on disk and install.



Sounds right up Russell Brand's street >

oooohh arrrr ma winki proper wrong so it is. Has anyone seen ma Winki?
You obviously would know that better than me.
Anyone know if this will work on this desktop? And are these licenses reliable? Thanks
Great machine - although it is a little noisy.

Had 4gb DDR3 kicking round and got the 39 quid 120gb SSD deal the other week and it flies. Very able little machine, solid graphics - highly recommended.

Mine came with an AMD A4-3300 2.5ghz APU, MSI A55M-P33 motherboard, 2gb Crucial DDR3, 2.5" (notebook) 320gb SATA HDD, Optiarc DVD+RW and a 300w PSU with no spare SATA heads.
will this handle 1080p videos?
gazter

You buy an 'oem' version of windows 7 from wherever you want, ie ebuyer. … You buy an 'oem' version of windows 7 from wherever you want, ie ebuyer. You will get the dvd and license. The PC will come with a 'drivers disk', this will have all you need in terms of drivers (the drivers are required for the sound to operate, the network to work and the onboard graphics to install properly).You put the windows disk in the computer when you turn it on, it will talk you through installing it. Once it completes you will get to the windows desktop and then insert the drivers cd that comes with the computer. Most have some kind of semi automated install process.

Great deal, heated
you can buy windows 7 from "Software4Students" for £43 .39p I bought it for my own PC just logon to their site and purchase it as long as you can name a child at school or collage then you can get the deal a lot of schools are already listed on the website but if not just give the childs name if your a Parent, Grandparent, Carer ect if the school is not listed they will get back to you when they put it on the site and you can get the deal....hope this helps someone
software4students.co.uk//
Will radeon work no problems with ubuntu?
Heard it'd be better to have a nvidia for ubuntu.
well I would go with free stuff , but have brought new operating rating systems from these work brilliant
waysale.com/
Excellent value for money machines but let down by cheap'n'noisy PSUs.

Unless you have cloth ears reckon on a £30ish upgrade to a decent brand PSU, then you'll be happy.
pretty low-spec machine, but for £130 what can you say?!

for a truly free OS, i'd recommend debian linux: debian.org/int…ree
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

post number 40 in the above thread says
"When I rang their customer services asking why memtest was freaking out and why the HDD came up with a flood of sector errors, I was explained this was what they did (use refurb, OEM or clean-pull parts)."

Not sure what clean-pull means but can Zoostorm use refurb second-hand parts in something sold as new
chalk

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-barebones-computer-149-93-ebuyer-1299846?page=2#commentspost number 40 in the above thread says "When I rang their customer services asking why memtest was freaking out and why the HDD came up with a flood of sector errors, I was explained this was what they did (use refurb, OEM or clean-pull parts)." Not sure what clean-pull means but can Zoostorm use refurb second-hand parts in something sold as new



I've ordered 12 of these systems over the past couple of months both at this price and ebuyers regular £149 and none of them use refurbished parts.
Edited by: "mmacarthur" 27th Sep 2012
thanks but are there ways to tell if a hard drive is refurbished or not?
chalk

thanks but are there ways to tell if a hard drive is refurbished or not?



They'll be a manufactured date on the drives label. Most of the drives seem to be 2.5 WD Blue's though I have had some 3.5" ones as well all of which are new.
doh i forgot about that - many thanks
BTW the one I ordered didn't come with a drivers disk - wouldn't expect it to since there is no OS provided. Someone mentioned BIOS a little way back, for XP I had to adjust the SATA mode to "IDE" else the XP install disk wouldn't recognise the HDD.
You can use tools which report SMART data to tell you how many hours a HDD has been powered up. I believe Speed fan does this under Windows, and the built in Disk Management tool under Ubuntu. This would tell you whether the HDD is a refurb.

Clean pulls are taken from unsold new PC's - nothing wrong with that I believe.

Will
what's that?

the sound of a highstreet PC shop closing!
Anyone know how the memory is configured (ie 2* 1GB or 1* 2GB). I see it has 2 DIMM's - do you need the same memory in each (ie 2* 1GB) or can you mix 1,2 and 4 GB?
does this have usb 3.0 ?
max84

does this have usb 3.0 ?



Don't think so this motherboard uses the A55 chipset, I'm pretty sure you need a motherboard with the A75 chipset for USB 3.0
Leysestra

you can buy windows 7 from "Software4Students" for £43 .39p I bought it … you can buy windows 7 from "Software4Students" for £43 .39p I bought it for my own PC just logon to their site and purchase it as long as you can name a child at school or collage then you can get the deal a lot of schools are already listed on the website but if not just give the childs name if your a Parent, Grandparent, Carer ect if the school is not listed they will get back to you when they put it on the site and you can get the deal....hope this helps someonehttp://www.software4students.co.uk//



That's only the upgrade version for Win 7. You still need a previous Win OS to use it.
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angeline_taylor@

well I would go with free stuff , but have brought new operating rating … well I would go with free stuff , but have brought new operating rating systems from these work brillianthttp://www.waysale.com/



You've been lucky i say, they're obviously not legit. They're selling licences for win 8! After a quick search - plenty complaints of them shipping pirate serials keys for other software they sell, and unfulfilled orders for physical goods
melissa88

hello everyone im going to sound very stupid but how do you put an … hello everyone im going to sound very stupid but how do you put an operating system on the pc and how much would it cost?



If you don't know this much and don't have anyone to do it for you then I recommend passing this deal by.

Legit cost = Windows License (£70) + Labor (Typical £20-60)
melissa88

hello everyone im going to sound very stupid but how do you put an … hello everyone im going to sound very stupid but how do you put an operating system on the pc and how much would it cost?



If you don't know this much and don't have anyone to do it for you, I recommend passing this deal by.

Legit cost = Windows License (£70) + Labor (Typical £20-60

Also for everyone's information:

A4 APU- £35
FM1 MB - £35
2GB DDR3 - £10
320GB HDD - £40
Case + PSU - £25
Optical Drive - £15

Total = £160 = Good Deal

Just keep in mind that this APU series (LLANO) is being replaced by TRINITY on tuesday.



Edited by: "andy_d90" 27th Sep 2012
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