Zoostorm G530 2.4Ghz Sandybridge, 4GB Ram, 250GB HDD, no OS, £169.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer
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Zoostorm G530 2.4Ghz Sandybridge, 4GB Ram, 250GB HDD, no OS, £169.98 Delivered @ Ebuyer

£169.98Ebuyer Deals
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Found 27th Jan 2012
From Ad:


This superb performance Intel based desktop PC is ideal for use at home or in the office. Optimised for high performance computing requirements, this system utilises high performance components suitable for this size of chassis.

Please note that this desktop PC does not come with an operating system. Ebuyer recommends using genuine Microsoft Software and is Windows 7 compatible.

This desktop PC is perfect for anyone looking for a small, durable system for use at home or as an office system



Processor
Intel Celeron G530 Sandybridge 2.4GHz
2MB Cache
Memory
4GB DDR3 RAM
Expandable to 16GB
Configuration 2 x 2GB
2 x DIMM slot
Hard Drive
250GB SATA II
Optical Drive
DVD Writer Supermulti
Software
Operating System: No Operating System
Display
Monitor Not Included
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Input Devices
Keyboard and Mouse NOT included
Networking
Network Interface: 10/100/1000 LAN
Dimensions
Width 450 mm
Depth 180 mm
Height 360 mm
Interfaces
1 set 5.1 channel Audio jacks (3 jacks)
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
6 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ45 LAN port
1 x DVI port
1 x VGA port
Expansion
1 x PCI-e x 16 slot (Free)
2 x PCI-e x 1 slots (Free)
4 x Sata II ports (2 free)
Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty (Return to Base)


Looks like a good option for someone who needs a basic desktop.

Cheaper than the pre-installed Win 7 deals.

Win7 OEM is typically around £70 retail.

£40 from Software4Students, if you qualify.

Or a linux distro, which is usually free.

82 Comments

looks good

Thanks OP

Heat added
Edited by: "Lilmistwuble" 27th Jan 2012

celery has no calorie merits

But can it play minecraft? :P

Does this have a HDMI port?
The description doesn't mention it, but the picuture of the back of the PC on the website looks like there is one present between the VGA and DVI port.
Can anyone confirm?

Good price......

Could have a HDMI, but I bet they don't use the same motherboard in each one so its not guaranteed. You could always use the dvi port with an adapter, or buy a 5450 graphics card with HDMI for £20.

Hard drive size lets it down, Dont they normally sell a similair spec with a 1TB HDD for around the same price through their eBay store?

walke_mr

Hard drive size lets it down



not really. its a budget pc and hard drives are at an all time high.

overworked

Does this have a HDMI port?The description doesn't mention it, but the … Does this have a HDMI port?The description doesn't mention it, but the picuture of the back of the PC on the website looks like there is one present between the VGA and DVI port. Can anyone confirm?



No for some reason the pic's are of a machine with a added graphics card. The one you get uses the Intel graphics which will use the motherboard connectors so DVI or VGA (D-Sub).

http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/P600-0338524-02.jpg
kristmace

Could have a HDMI, but I bet they don't use the same motherboard in each … Could have a HDMI, but I bet they don't use the same motherboard in each one so its not guaranteed. You could always use the dvi port with an adapter, or buy a 5450 graphics card with HDMI for £20.


this picture must be wrong ? because it show a dedicated graphics card as well on board graphics.

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Does anybody know what power supply these Zoostorms usually come with? I'm guessing 300W. The website states "Power Supply. Device Type: Power Supply". That's not very helpful

I've got a graphics card that requires at least 400W so I was wondering if I'll have to install a new PSU too.

Good deal though, hot!

Agreed with earlier post, lesser hard drive than normal (I know floods blah blah but still), also the psu will need upgrading if your doing any gaming (£40-50) so... not that hot imo but decent sandybridge pc, hot.

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themadhatter76

Does anybody know what power supply these Zoostorms usually come with? … Does anybody know what power supply these Zoostorms usually come with? I'm guessing 300W. The website states "Power Supply. Device Type: Power Supply". That's not very helpful :DI've got a graphics card that requires at least 400W so I was wondering if I'll have to install a new PSU too.Good deal though, hot!



Post a question on their forum, we can only go by the information presented.

Great price, hot.
Should be good for upgrading.

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annodomini2

Post a question on their forum, we can only go by the information … Post a question on their forum, we can only go by the information presented.



Thanks for the advice. I was merely trying to tap into the wealth of peoples' knowledge and experience that makes HUKD a great website for making informed buying decisions. These Zoostorm deals have been quite popular on this site in the past so I was hoping that somebody that has previously bought one might have an idea as to what PSU they carry. If not then I'll possibly have to wait until next week for an answer on their forum and in that time the deal may have expired.

Xbox? 1080p decoding?

overworked

Does this have a HDMI port?The description doesn't mention it, but the … Does this have a HDMI port?The description doesn't mention it, but the picuture of the back of the PC on the website looks like there is one present between the VGA and DVI port. Can anyone confirm?


no they dont. i have just built a higher spec zoostorm pc up. the hd graphics card was about £28 from ebuyer.

fab pc for the price. you can get a 1tb 8mb ram for £220

themadhatter76

Thanks for the advice. I was merely trying to tap into the wealth of … Thanks for the advice. I was merely trying to tap into the wealth of peoples' knowledge and experience that makes HUKD a great website for making informed buying decisions. These Zoostorm deals have been quite popular on this site in the past so I was hoping that somebody that has previously bought one might have an idea as to what PSU they carry. If not then I'll possibly have to wait until next week for an answer on their forum and in that time the deal may have expired.



Pic from the other thread. 300w PSU with a pretty pathetic 12A (144w) on the 12v+ rail.

http://i41.tinypic.com/wiaczp.jpg

recieved one of these didnt have any dvi port just vga

What would you need to add to make this an ok gaming pc? GPU, PSU, soundcard, HDD, MOBO? Anything else that needs attention? Perhaps more RAM? Only play TF2 online atm but wouldn't mind getting something with a bit of future proofing.

Running an old e6400, 7600gt, asus p5b still.

SixFeet

What would you need to add to make this an ok gaming pc? GPU, PSU, … What would you need to add to make this an ok gaming pc? GPU, PSU, soundcard, HDD, MOBO? Anything else that needs attention? Perhaps more RAM? Only play TF2 online atm but wouldn't mind getting something with a bit of future proofing. Running an old e6400, 7600gt, asus p5b still.



A new PSU and a HD6850 would be a good start. No need to add a sound card as the mobo has sound built in and the hard drive while a little small is fine.

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javea

Is this one worth the extra … Is this one worth the extra £££?http://www.ebuyer.com/337174-zoostorm-desktop-pc-7873-1051



What are you using it for?

99% of users at this level won't be using 8GB ram.

1TB is only of benefit if you're going to be using it, which would typically be a LOT of photos or Films.

Processor is slightly faster, but they had an i3 at this price before.

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javea

Is this one worth the extra … Is this one worth the extra £££?http://www.ebuyer.com/337174-zoostorm-desktop-pc-7873-1051



Personally I wouldn't bother if it's just an general PC that you're after. If you're looking for a gaming machine then you might notice a bit of difference with the extended RAM and slightly faster processor, although not a great deal I imagine as 8GB is slightly overkill. You'll still need a graphics card and better PSU though as I read the user comments on this one and they're reporting a 300W PSU (probably the same as what's in the cheaper version). It's a shame they don't provide enough power on these Zoostorms, but I guess it helps to keep the cost down for people just wanting a decent non-gaming PC.

How would this rate as a server, too big? to noisy? power eater etc

Nellster

not really. its a budget pc and hard drives are at an all time high.



The year is 1992. You've got an Amiga 500. You want a hard drive. GVP Series II 105Mb, £575.

All time high? HA!

good price however 'Celeron' doesn't leave me with cheer!

3% quidco !

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deeman180

How would this rate as a server, too big? to noisy? power eater etc



HP Microserver would probably be a better solution, unless you need something faster.

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StuDaPoo

good price however 'Celeron' doesn't leave me with cheer!



Passmark puts it in line with an i3-380m, while it's not going to win any awards, for general stuff most people won't notice the difference.

Could this be used instead of a G6 server?

Thanks

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aston_martin_own

Could this be used instead of a G6 server?Thanks



Reference for comparison (i.e. linky!)

can it play minecraft need to know no lag at all

Celeron processor. Pretty cheap. Not very powerful pc especially if onboard graphics card. Better buy is a pentium processor.

muhammad99

Celeron processor. Pretty cheap. Not very powerful pc especially if … Celeron processor. Pretty cheap. Not very powerful pc especially if onboard graphics card. Better buy is a pentium processor.



Hardly anything between the G6xx and G8xx series processors much the same with the difference between the old E3xxx and the E5xxx series. Basically just a bump in clock speed.

annodomini2

Passmark puts it in line with an i3-380m, while it's not going to win any … Passmark puts it in line with an i3-380m, while it's not going to win any awards, for general stuff most people won't notice the difference.



Like I always say when this subject comes up, I think Intel made a marketing mistake sticking the 'Celeron' label on these perfectly respectable CPUs, they should've come up with a new name.
Edited by: "spamcan61" 27th Jan 2012

spamcan61

Like I always say when this subject comes up, I think Intel made a … Like I always say when this subject comes up, I think Intel made a marketing mistake sticking the 'Celeron' label on these perfectly respectable CPUs, they should've come up with something new.


Me too, I have a celeron in my HTPC and its perfect. I wouldn't buy a single core one, but the 45nm and newer ones are fine, good in fact. They often have a much better performance/£ ratio and usually spank what AMD have in the same price range!

spamcan61

Like I always say when this subject comes up, I think Intel made a … Like I always say when this subject comes up, I think Intel made a marketing mistake sticking the 'Celeron' label on these perfectly respectable CPUs, they should've come up with a new name.


I'm glad that people don't like the Celeron brand.. it means Intel has to sell 'em cheaper to get people to buy them

A 2.4GHz dual core Sandy Bridge processor for 35 quid? Sounds like a bargain to me!

Edited by: "StormB" 27th Jan 2012

aston_martin_own

Could this be used instead of a G6 server?Thanks


If it's for server use, I would go for the G6 (if it's the HP ML110 with a Pentium G6950 you're talking about). The G6 has server grade components (particularly PSU) and supports ECC memory. This Zoostorm is bargain basement off the shelf stuff.
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