Zoostorm Desktop PC AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz 4GB RAM + 320GB HDD £149 @ Ebuyer
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Zoostorm Desktop PC AMD A4 3300 2.5GHz 4GB RAM + 320GB HDD £149 @ Ebuyer

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Found 28th Nov 2012
Not bad spec for a £149


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Zoostorm Desktop PC Product Description


For companies and organisations that need advanced computing power for tasks such as graphic design, large data file processing and advanced office analysis, our range of high performance business PCs take advantage of the latest high performance components and deliver a staggeringly quick and powerful computing experience.

Powerful enough to handle multi-tasking needs with a traditional compact design suitable for space constrained environments. Ready to go - these desktop PCs provide dependable, cost effective computing for business. Using only intensively tested components, Zoostorm takes the worry and hassle out of supporting PCs on a network through stunning reliability and optimised computing performance. If productivity, reliability and results matter to your business, you can't do any better than a Zoostorm Non-OS PC.




Processor •AMD A4-3300 2.5Ghz Dual Core APU
•Cache: 1MB
Memory •4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
•Supports up to 16GB
•2 x DIMM sockets (1free)
Hard Drive •320GB SATA 2.5” HDD
Optical Drive •DVDRW
Software •No Operating System
Chipset •AMD A55
Display •N/A
Graphics •AMD Radeon HD 6410D Graphics,

•up to 2GB graphics system memory
Audio •High Definition Audio, 5.1 channel
Input Devices •No Keyboard or Mouse
Networking •Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN
Power Supply •300 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 x 16 Slot
•1 x PCI Slot
•1 x PCI-e Slot
Case •mATX Tower Case
Warranty / Miscellaneous •1 Year Collect and Return warranty

38 Comments

OK deal currently, but it's been £129 before on ebuyer's ebay profile

hotukdeals.com/dea…376
(albeit with 2GB ram)

Edited by: "mikerr" 28th Nov 2012

mikerr

OK deal currently, but it's been £129 before on ebuyer's ebay … OK deal currently, but it's been £129 before on ebuyer's ebay profilehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zoostorm-desktop-pc-amd-a4-3300-2-5ghz-2gb-ram-320gb-hdd-dvdrw-amd-hd6410d-129-99-1321376(albeit with 2GB ram)



the mother board has also change from that model which had dvi while this one has hdmi i think it was a MSI A55M-P33 dont know which one it was for sure but on this machine it has a foxxconn a55mx according to ebuyer chat fb page

I know to most this is obvious and it is mentioned in post description, but it may be worth highlighting that this machine has no operating system. You could download a free system, but if you want windows you need to add that to the cost. I'm sure no member of this board would use a cracked windows system.

Original Poster

mikerr

OK deal currently, but it's been £129 before on ebuyer's ebay … OK deal currently, but it's been £129 before on ebuyer's ebay profilehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zoostorm-desktop-pc-amd-a4-3300-2-5ghz-2gb-ram-320gb-hdd-dvdrw-amd-hd6410d-129-99-1321376(albeit with 2GB ram)

WAS buddy This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

samster

WAS buddy This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no … WAS buddy This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.



Thats not the same deal. That one had 2GB RAM, this one has 4GB.
Edited by: "Crombie" 28th Nov 2012

it looks good but its really not

naff quality, high failure rate

do yourself a favour, dont buy a zoostorm

cold coz its cheap crap

good for htpc now with hdmi?
also anyone know whats the minimum spec for something to edit photos using photoshop , for something professional , for a photographer friend , laptop specs please?

This has been on offer for some time.

DE4L3R

good for htpc now with hdmi?



Apart from the power supply will be incredibly noisy. Good if you like films with helicopters as this would add to the sound effects X)

Possible to change the PSU though.

I returned my as the PSU was so noisy. Nosiest desktop I have ever heard by a long shot. I called Zoostorm and their technical help was asking me to hold the phone next to the PC and then they told me that they could not hear the noise.
That was a bit disrespectful and condescending. Cost me £18 to return it.

Decent PC for the kids. Throw Linux Mint on there and it will do pretty much all you want it to do.
Edited by: "Codify" 3rd Dec 2012

I got the last zoostorm for similar price with DVI, concur with others that noise is an issue with this pc, specs are great for the price but let down by the cheap noisy parts used
ok for kids I guess , but somehow cant see youngish kids being very happy using Linux so add a few quid to the price for a copy of windows

Cold as you could by a 1/3 of an iPad for that money.

Every time this comes on the power supply is criticized. You would think E Buyer would fix it?

Is it just the power supply that is noisy in these? My Dad is considering buying one to replace his ancient desktop but noise is a deal breaker for him.

The only trouble is, by the time you've replaced the PSU in one of these with a decent branded one it would be just as cheap to build one yourself. Benefits of doing this would be better quality components and peace of mind about build quality.

may I install iOS on this and then play Battlefield 3 on max?

stvoritel

may I install iOS on this and then play Battlefield 3 on max?



You can try.

Bit worrying the comments about difficulty with faulty returns and noisy psu's.

Other than that decent price, you'd get something much faster but then at this price it would cost nearly double.

I'm voting cold because the quality is rubbish - sorry ebuyer but your build standards are sh1te.

ive had a zoostorm for 5 years now no probs apart from the noise, looking inside is an upset as all the parts are cheap crap. due a ram upgrade now b4 i hand it over to the little lad.

anyway, there are some good deals on the ebuyer site as the acer aspire xc desktop with windows 8 and hdmi super silent and upgradable unlike the zoo storm - no os not very upgradable.

that sound you can hear is another high street shop closing

it's cheap and gets the job done without any finesse or style, the PSU can be noisy added to by the gun-metal case construction. this PC won't be for show, you'll do well to tuck it away in a cupboard.

These zoostorm pcs are fine apart from their psu, thats what really lets them down.

Zoostorm should be investing in spending a couple more quid on the psu and the machine would be well worth it.

I had one of these machines and opened up the psu, Terrible quality parts and bad soldering, i would not trust these power supplies for long term.

A cheap £15-20 psu from ebuyer would be a good replacement.
Edited by: "vgopal" 3rd Dec 2012

vgopal

These zoostorm pcs are fine apart from their psu, thats what really lets … These zoostorm pcs are fine apart from their psu, thats what really lets them down.Zoostorm should be investing in spending a couple more quid on the psu and the machine would be well worth it.I had one of these machines and opened up the psu, Terrible quality parts and bad soldering, i would not trust these power supplies for long term.A cheap £15-20 psu from ebuyer would be a good replacement.



nope,you can't buy a decent psu for £15-20

Bought a Zoostorm last Christmas and added a graphics card which I upgraded from on my main gaming rig, and purchased a £50 power supply from OCZ. Been a nice little system which has done the job, playing at 1080 at max settings on a bunch of games. The old PSU was loud, and the components are cheap, but for the price they are good systems and value for money.

Banned

hapless

I'm voting cold because the quality is rubbish - sorry ebuyer but your … I'm voting cold because the quality is rubbish - sorry ebuyer but your build standards are sh1te.



For starters Ebuyer dont build these, the manufacturer is Zoostorm and secondly can you build this any chaper? i suspect not so if the only negative point is a cheap PSU then i have to say its a pretty good deal. I havent ever seen a fully built PC any cheaper than this. Bare in mind someone has to build and offer warranty on these. I have had Zoostorm systems in the past as with other tier 1 brand PC's and have to say the components inside are just as good. The motherboards are all branded, memory is good, HDD is branded, ok so the PSU is unbranded but so is the PSU's in HP, Acer, Lenovo etc etc. I personally think this is a great deal!

AMD A4 5300 3.4ghz, Radeon HD 7480D 728mhz (socket fm2) - £36
4GB DDR3 1600MHZ Corsair - £14.50
500GB 3.5" 7200rpm SATA2 - £40
MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (includes hdmi) - £37.50
CiT Imp case with 500w psu - £24
DVD+RW drive - £12
TOTAL - £163

That is with the latest amd trinity chip and socket fm2 motherboard, the zoo pc is using socket fm1 chip and motherboard, you can make this pc with fm1 socket mobo and cpu for around £154. I would spend an extra £30 and get an enermax psu personally. Theirs uses a 2.5" 5400rpm 320gb, you can get a 250gb 2.5" for £30 which would reduce the cost to £144 (£6 cheaper).

3.4GHZ vs 2.5ghz is a massive difference, faster ram and hdd too. Better to build yourself a computer really, you get 2yrs warranty on all the components as that is EU law (which few people realise).
Edited by: "hajj_3" 3rd Dec 2012

If buying a Zoomstorm purely to then remove the power supply so as to fit a better one so as to fit a decent graphics card, you are in-so-doing already exercising the simple skills that would have allowed you to build your own computer, but that you paid for the power supply twice. There are great arguments for/against building your own and it's great to see them coexist to give people options for best bang for their buck. Just about hot as an office base unit but that fan noise makes a lot of people sleepy, which isn't ideal in a productivity environment!

you forgot to ad the dvd drive to the cost, add another tenner :P

You'd think they'd bang windows, even an older vista basic on these as that's the main advantage that companies like this have over home builders - access to cheap windows OS. Unless MS don't offer price breaks to manufacturers like they used to. Remember it used to be dearer to order a prebuilt minus windows than with?

smr1

You'd think they'd bang windows, even an older vista basic on these as … You'd think they'd bang windows, even an older vista basic on these as that's the main advantage that companies like this have over home builders - access to cheap windows OS. Unless MS don't offer price breaks to manufacturers like they used to. Remember it used to be dearer to order a prebuilt minus windows than with?



The price would be £35 more if they did that which puts it about the same price as a dell so that would be a bad idea.

ssjinzo

the mother board has also change from that model which had dvi while this … the mother board has also change from that model which had dvi while this one has hdmi i think it was a MSI A55M-P33 dont know which one it was for sure but on this machine it has a foxxconn a55mx according to ebuyer chat fb page



Yeah its a foxconn a55mx(comes with driver disc), That was me who posted it on ebuyer.

Had two of these delivered and no problems installing Windows 7, Note that on both machines i received, the 320gb HD is a 2.5" laptop drive according to bios.

hajj_3

AMD A4 5300 3.4ghz, Radeon HD 7480D 728mhz (socket fm2) - £364GB DDR3 … AMD A4 5300 3.4ghz, Radeon HD 7480D 728mhz (socket fm2) - £364GB DDR3 1600MHZ Corsair - £14.50500GB 3.5" 7200rpm SATA2 - £40MSI FM2-A55M-E33 motherboard (includes hdmi) - £37.50CiT Imp case with 500w psu - £24DVD+RW drive - £12TOTAL - £163That is with the latest amd trinity chip and socket fm2 motherboard, the zoo pc is using socket fm1 chip and motherboard, you can make this pc with fm1 socket mobo and cpu for around £154. I would spend an extra £30 and get an enermax psu personally. Theirs uses a 2.5" 5400rpm 320gb, you can get a 250gb 2.5" for £30 which would reduce the cost to £144 (£6 cheaper).3.4GHZ vs 2.5ghz is a massive difference, faster ram and hdd too. Better to build yourself a computer really, you get 2yrs warranty on all the components as that is EU law (which few people realise).



Where might one find these items at these prices??

Has no OS so you will either have to get a dodgy copy of windows or pay £60 for it. Also the quality seems to be pretty bad according to reviews so I'm voting cold.

superpurpleturtle

it looks good but its really notnaff quality, high failure ratedo … it looks good but its really notnaff quality, high failure ratedo yourself a favour, dont buy a zoostorm:( cold coz its cheap crap



Do you work for a competing company keen to seed doubt?

I bought a Zoostorm G630-1TB HDD-8GB ram back in March and it has proven itself to be utterly reliable. Yes parts of the case (the expansion slot coverings in particular) are as thin and flimsy as a Coke tin, but the £199 Zoostorm is a much better machine than the £799 Sony Vaio desktop I was stupid enough to buy. That was all style and no substance.

Qubit

Where might one find these items at these prices??



Scan.co.uk

£149 is about right for the money ,"You get what you pay for" and as others point out the cooling fan is noisy .

Got 5 of these in my office and I love em - had one hard drive failure which was sorted quickly - collect / deliver at the office
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