zoostorm gaming pc -  Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD,NVIDIA GTX-960 2GB £499.98 @ Ebuyer
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zoostorm gaming pc - Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz, 8GB RAM + 1TB HDD,NVIDIA GTX-960 2GB £499.98 @ Ebuyer

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Found 16th May 2016
If you dont like building your on PCs this is great. i calculated it and it costs you MORE to buy the parts seperatly
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I own a zoostorm computer and their customer sevice is non existant- beware!!
Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games on it at high spec ie as the game was intended, sorry
I disagree, that spec is the exact spec as mine, 4460, 8gb, 960, I run games on high at 2560x1080.
The only thing I would consider is that the cpu is 2 generations behind current. the gpu is about to be last seasons thing and the RAM is ddr3.
Currently fine but out of date in a hurry.
Not bad for kodi HTPC, the 960 should be able to handle madVR at high settings.
westy125

Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games … Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games on it at high spec ie as the game was intended, sorry


Some cropped reviews:
...no lag when it comes to playing computer games anymore.
...plays fallout 4 and tomb raider on ultra...
...Runs all of the latest games on high settings without issue...
...Very good computer runs everything very smoothly and its very quick. Graphics card is very good aswell...
...Seems fast and my son reports games that were running at 50fps on his old PC now run at greater than 200fps...
...So far every game I've played can run on high/ultra including The Division for example...
great gaming pc for the price.
moneybag

Some cropped reviews:...no lag when it comes to playing computer games … Some cropped reviews:...no lag when it comes to playing computer games anymore....plays fallout 4 and tomb raider on ultra......Runs all of the latest games on high settings without issue......Very good computer runs everything very smoothly and its very quick. Graphics card is very good aswell......Seems fast and my son reports games that were running at 50fps on his old PC now run at greater than 200fps......So far every game I've played can run on high/ultra including The Division for example...great gaming pc for the price.



​An i5 is considered overkill in all but the most recent games (an i3 with hyperthreading does just as well) and a 960 is the sweet spot for price/perf at 1080p. Put into perspective, my i5 2500k and R9 285 2gb (same performance groups) plays pretty much everything I throw at it on high or even max if you turn the antialiasing down(which just munches up vram like a mofo). Great spec for the price,would like to know what the motherboard is though.
slayermatt

​An i5 is considered overkill in all but the most recent games (an i3 w … ​An i5 is considered overkill in all but the most recent games (an i3 with hyperthreading does just as well) and a 960 is the sweet spot for price/perf at 1080p. Put into perspective, my i5 2500k and R9 285 2gb (same performance groups) plays pretty much everything I throw at it on high or even max if you turn the antialiasing down(which just munches up vram like a mofo). Great spec for the price,would like to know what the motherboard is though.


GA-H81M-S2V
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Nice balanced spec tbh. I don't feel it's worth paying the extra for skylake right now if you want a decent experience at 1080p or just above. Heat from me
my gtx 750ti plays all the games i want on 1080p 60fps and this is better. hot. though can prob get cheaper if get a refurb business pc and install your own graphics card like i did but this is much easier. buy
moneybag

GA-H81M-S2V


Probably the weakest bit of the build then, however at least its a reputable brand and not one of those oem incompatible with anything else crapfests.
I got a Zoostorm i3 with a GTX 950 from Ebuyer last week for my son and I've been very impressed with it. (ebuyer.com/735…190 was on for £399 when I bought it).

I normally build my own PCs but to be honest at these prices it just isn't worth faffing about.

Voted hot.
I mean when comparing the build price, you should take into account hukd. Getting components based on deals here is going to be cheaper than buying this.

Apart from that, if for whatever reason you don't want to bother, this is pretty decent.
nOONE BUYS hdd ANYMORE SO THATS A WASTE
Heat added.
This is a similar build on PC Part Picker: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/TZ4WYJ

I've approximated the parts with similar ones (at the lower costs mostly) and it's £551.76 in parts/software. Not bad!
Reasonable price, not bad specs, will definitely play games well with a few settings tweaked etc, bit lacking in detail, the PSU looks woeful a 350 watt no name thingie worth around 12 pounds new, you could build it cheaper, if you picked up a used i5, I bought a 4570 recently for 80 delivered and a used R9 285 graphics card for 72, the rest of the 500 could go on a better components, but for those that want a buy it now, play it after delivery product, it's not a bad price
Chaz_UK

This is a similar build on PC Part Picker: … This is a similar build on PC Part Picker: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/TZ4WYJI've approximated the parts with similar ones (at the lower costs mostly) and it's £551.76 in parts/software. Not bad!



It states a 350 watt psu, I imagine it's a no name cheapie 15 pounds type, not a 500 watt bronze one, plus the i5 price is over priced compared with current i5 cpu, still fair value, but build your own at this price if you want better quality and new components.
For roughly 500, basic working out, you could have the following

I5 4570 used 80 if no hs supplied + 10
R9 285 used 72
8gb ram new 2 x 4 1866 new 27
Z79 motherboard gigabyte new 52
Bronze 500 watt psu 50
Aerocool 800 case 38
Wifi dongle 7
Kb and mouse 12
120 GB boot integral ssd 23
2gb 7200 hd 50
500gb ssd 50
Windows key fleabay 12-20, free upgrade to Windows 10

Of course not everyone will find the same used prices etc, but better components and ssd drives.


westy125

Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games … Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games on it at high spec ie as the game was intended, sorry



There is always one.

For the price and specs would run most games on high settings or above at 1080p no problem.

tempt

Not bad for kodi HTPC, the 960 should be able to handle madVR at high … Not bad for kodi HTPC, the 960 should be able to handle madVR at high settings.



Overkill for an HTPC. And you want more grunt than a 960 for VR.
Zoostorm AND Ebuyer...pass!
A 960 will do the job and medium, possibly high settings at up to 1080p. However you may lose out on extra details, soft shadows and full AA etc. That said if you are connecting it to to a PC monitor, it would be fine. I still prefer a self build and a mate of mine bought a Zoostorm before and had loads of problems with it. I then built him a PC with similar specs (just better hand picked components) and he's never had a problem with it. That 350W PSU would need changing for sure.
pazuzu17

Zoostorm AND Ebuyer...pass!


Ebuyer truly are a dreadful bunch
Besides all the people comparing parts on the Internet, ask yourself: is it a good deal? Can you get the same thing cheaper? Not everyone builds, some people prefer to get things all as one rather than spending hours faffing to save a tenner.

It looks like a good kit for the price it's at. That's why it gets heat. Find the exact same thing for cheaper...already built...and this deal is cold. Otherwise, it's hot
sancheez

Overkill for an HTPC. And you want more grunt than a 960 for VR.



MadVR is for high quality video decoding, not Oculus/Vive related.
dewonderful

Ebuyer truly are a dreadful bunch



Wow. In interests of balance, I have bought several items from EBuyer (including my PC similar to this one), never had an issue with them.
It's an excellent spec for the money, those knocking it/saying it won't play games at high settings haven't got a clue what they are talking about. But then some folk think anything that isn't the latest released gpu/cpu isn't worth having oO

Heat from me.
Edited by: "Sp0oner" 17th May 2016
myguyfromthe80s

Wow. In interests of balance, I have bought several items from EBuyer … Wow. In interests of balance, I have bought several items from EBuyer (including my PC similar to this one), never had an issue with them.


It's when you have an issue is when they show their true colours.
The 960 falls outside the minimum specs for the oculus rift if anyone cares.
Just Wondering

For roughly 500, basic working out, you could have the followingI5 4570 … For roughly 500, basic working out, you could have the followingI5 4570 used 80 if no hs supplied + 10R9 285 used 728gb ram new 2 x 4 1866 new 27Z79 motherboard gigabyte new 52Bronze 500 watt psu 50Aerocool 800 case 38Wifi dongle 7Kb and mouse 12120 GB boot integral ssd 232gb 7200 hd 50500gb ssd 50Windows key fleabay 12-20, free upgrade to Windows 10Of course not everyone will find the same used prices etc, but better components and ssd drives.



Hi Just wondering.

any chance you could message me some links as I'd like to have a go building a pc with the parts you found.

Thanks,

Judd120
foes4you

nOONE BUYS hdd ANYMORE SO THATS A WASTE


Of course they do.. I don't store my 3TB of photos/video and 2TB of games/movies on an SSD...
I have this exact same rig. Got it from Very for £420 a few days before Black Friday when they had a percentage back on purchases plus had a code. I can build but it was just the right parts at the price at the right time for me.

It boots up in a few seconds which is really odd considering it doesn't have a SSD.

I only play on a 1080p screen so the 960 is quite appropriate. If you want constant 60 fps on Witcher 3 I would recommend a 970 or higher.

With some of the settings like lighting, shadows and AA turned down a tad you'll get 50 with peaks of 60 in certain areas, better if you .ini tweak the tree draw distance.

But to put it into perspective consoles have it capped at 30 with frequent drops, so it's a lot more powerful than the consoles.

It handles less intensive stuff with ease and is definitely fit for gaming purposes. Just set your sights on 50 frames rather than 60 for the most intensive games unless you want to lower certain settings significantly.
Sp0oner

It's an excellent spec for the money, those knocking it/saying it won't … It's an excellent spec for the money, those knocking it/saying it won't play games at high settings haven't got a clue what they are talking about. But then some folk think anything that isn't the latest released gpu/cpu isn't worth having oOHeat from me.



To be fair it will not play games like tomb raider / doom / GTA 5 on max settings 1080P 60FPS. It will have to give big compromises on just about every demanding game you get and its only gong to get worse with new titles. Good gaming PCs are expensive - sorry.
It's a solid enough machine, but price/performance ratio of gaming PC's will tumble if you can wait a few months til the new nVidia (and AMD) cards launch - the really look to be a big step forward
MBeeching

MadVR is for high quality video decoding, not Oculus/Vive related.



Ah right. My bad. Not a package I'm familiar with.
MikeLondon

To be fair it will not play games like tomb raider / doom / GTA 5 on max … To be fair it will not play games like tomb raider / doom / GTA 5 on max settings 1080P 60FPS. It will have to give big compromises on just about every demanding game you get and its only gong to get worse with new titles. Good gaming PCs are expensive - sorry.



I don't think anyone is expecting a top of the range gaming pc for £500 but it plays games fine just because it doesn't do every game at 1080p doesn't mean it's not a gaming rig. Not everyone needs £400 gpus running in sli some just like playing games like Fifa. If you want 1080p at 60fps on every single game then obviously you will know how much you need to be spending and as you say it won't be £500.
Just Wondering

For roughly 500, basic working out, you could have the following I5 4570 … For roughly 500, basic working out, you could have the following I5 4570 used 80 if no hs supplied + 10R9 285 used 728gb ram new 2 x 4 1866 new 27Z79 motherboard gigabyte new 52



Hi, looking to build something like this for my brother, have chopped your comments down to just the components I need. A quick question if I may. The r9 285 I can find only for 145ish via ebay and amazon, certainly nowhere near 72, what am I doing wrong?

Also, on the Motherboard, do you mean the gigabyte x79? I cant see a z79 in the Gigabyte product range.

Thanks a lot for your help!
Don't buy any computer that doesn't have SSD... its been this way for years. This PC is cheap for a reason.
Make the right choice, go SSD.
sancheez

Ah right. My bad. Not a package I'm familiar with.



Not your fault, it's a stupid name
westy125

Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games … Whilst it says gaming, you would be struggling to play any decent games on it at high spec ie as the game was intended, sorry


Sure you may need to knock one or two settings down a notch from the very highest setting, but to say it will struggle is a bit of an exaggeration.
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