Zoostorm i5-4460, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD £201.83 @ Misco (BRAND NEW NEVER USED OPEN BOX)
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Zoostorm i5-4460, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD £201.83 @ Misco (BRAND NEW NEVER USED OPEN BOX)

£201.83Misco Deals
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Found 17th Aug 2015
Great deal on a never used i5 PC. Would costs around £300 to make yourself so this is almost £100 saving!
Priced up: uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/6…7jX

NO O/S but you get a mouse+Keyboard combo with this.

Windows 7/8/10 (Home Premium) keys are £11 on reddit for anyone needing one

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That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and you've got a pretty good budget gaming machine.
Edited by: "pbyron1" 17th Aug 2015

pbyron1

That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and … That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and you've got a pretty good budget gaming machine.



How easy would it be to swap the PSU and upgrade the graphics card in PCs like this?

esskay92

How easy would it be to swap the PSU and upgrade the graphics card in PCs … How easy would it be to swap the PSU and upgrade the graphics card in PCs like this?


Having a quick look at around seems Zoostorm tend to use standard motherboards - rather than the OEM stuff dell and lenovo use sometimes. That should mean its easy enough to do. Though I don't think we'd know unless someone can open this exact model up

Bargain bargain bargain. I bought at £220 and stuck a 500gb Samsung EVO along with another 4gb ram to bring the cost to £340 and it flies!!!!!

pbyron1

Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and you've got a … Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and you've got a pretty good budget gaming machine.


The GTX 750Ti is a 60W GPU and doesn't require a PCIe power cable so unless this has a tiny PSU it should be fine with that GPU.

slayermatt

Having a quick look at around seems Zoostorm tend to use standard … Having a quick look at around seems Zoostorm tend to use standard motherboards - rather than the OEM stuff dell and lenovo use sometimes. That should mean its easy enough to do. Though I don't think we'd know unless someone can open this exact model up


Standard H81 board, no glue used or soldered parts etc. Would be a piece of cake to install new parts. Only slight thing, I wanted to put a dvd drive into the machine but the front covers are really REALLY hard to get off - I actually broke thr cover and the clip holding it in whilst trying to pry it off. Fine now, but just a warning!

tomwatts

Standard H81 board, no glue used or soldered parts etc. Would be a piece … Standard H81 board, no glue used or soldered parts etc. Would be a piece of cake to install new parts. Only slight thing, I wanted to put a dvd drive into the machine but the front covers are really REALLY hard to get off - I actually broke thr cover and the clip holding it in whilst trying to pry it off. Fine now, but just a warning!


Good to know - I paid a little less than this just for my i5 2500k a few years ago! X)

pbyron1

That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and … That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and you've got a pretty good budget gaming machine.



You wouldnt need to swap the psu. gtx 750 ti is a low power gpu, just stick it in and get going.

Terrible deal, you could build your own for a much better cost to performance ratio.

Ha, I have a gtx 750 on 300W Seasonic PSU (oldish one). Though my CPU is just Pentium G3220. No issues so far.

pbyron1

That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and … That's not bad. Bung in a far better PSU and a 750Ti graphics card and you've got a pretty good budget gaming machine.


I've had a GTX 750 Ti + i7 (well, Xeon variant) on a 240w PSU since the 750 Ti was released, and have never had a single issue.
No need to upgrade the PSU on this machine.

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DealInformer

Terrible deal, you could build your own for a much better cost to … Terrible deal, you could build your own for a much better cost to performance ratio.


I hope this is bait. If you truly do believe then please show me a parts list or another desktop as powerful as this for the same price
Edited by: "295X2" 17th Aug 2015

Any more specs on this? I only have a Dell Vostro 200 a I went Mac a few years ago. Need a PC for kids and an old database I still run. No DVD drive in this? What outputs at back DVI? HDMI?

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wozwebs

Any more specs on this? I only have a Dell Vostro 200 a I went Mac a few … Any more specs on this? I only have a Dell Vostro 200 a I went Mac a few years ago. Need a PC for kids and an old database I still run. No DVD drive in this? What outputs at back DVI? HDMI?


VGA and DVI, not the best but hey this is a bargain

How do you get a key for £11?

I only need DVI so that's fine. I have an old Windows 7 disc but it's the one that came with the Dell. Presume won't work on this?

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lafta

How do you get a key for £11?


Reddit.com/r/m…wap
Seems sketchy bought ive bought 2 keys off there (specifically off a reddit mod for safety but i believe most are legit) and the keys are perfectly fine.

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wozwebs

I only need DVI so that's fine. I have an old Windows 7 disc but it's the … I only need DVI so that's fine. I have an old Windows 7 disc but it's the one that came with the Dell. Presume won't work on this?


You'll still need a key. And that'll be £11. But i think the boot up disk will atleast work

Awful company

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CxWxP

Awful company


Misco? I hope not. Their customer care was extremely polite and let me keep a £20 motherboard as well as a refund just because i was picky with it (Used a tiny error as an excuse)

CxWxP

https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.misco.co.ukI've had issues with them … https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.misco.co.ukI've had issues with them both the times i've brought something too



Should have bought instead

295X2

Reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswapSeems sketchy bought ive bought 2 keys … Reddit.com/r/microsoftsoftwareswapSeems sketchy bought ive bought 2 keys off there (specifically off a reddit mod for safety but i believe most are legit) and the keys are perfectly fine.



Thanks

£16 for postage

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Steerpike

£16 for postage


Oh? Thats still £80 cheaper than building y/self

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Steerpike

£16 for postage


Says £13 for me

295X2

Says £13 for me


That's £13 ex VAT = £16 with VAT
Don't get me wrong - still a hot deal (which I'm on the verge of buying)...it would just be better with a cheaper delivery option!
Edited by: "Steerpike" 17th Aug 2015

Bargain, get the £50 SSD on Amazon today and you have a very capable machine.

Anyone any idea of the model of Motherboard in this? Have a PCI sound card which I want to install however not sure if it has the slot.

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deej

Anyone any idea of the model of Motherboard in this? Have a PCI sound … Anyone any idea of the model of Motherboard in this? Have a PCI sound card which I want to install however not sure if it has the slot.


I believe it does have a free PCI slot as listed on ebuyers specs for the same machine:
http://i.imgur.com/UpFCGEK.jpg

295X2

I believe it does have a free PCI slot as listed on ebuyers specs for the … I believe it does have a free PCI slot as listed on ebuyers specs for the same machine:


That's PCIe not PCI.

Thanks, however it's the original old style PCI slot I require.

The picture on eBuyer looks different than the Misco pic? Can't seem to find any specific ZooStorm model number on the Misco page.

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Agharta

That's PCIe not PCI.


Ah damn, mis-read, thanks for pointing out

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deej

Thanks, however it's the original old style PCI slot I require.The … Thanks, however it's the original old style PCI slot I require.The picture on eBuyer looks different than the Misco pic? Can't seem to find any specific ZooStorm model number on the Misco page.


An expansion card is always a possibility if you needed it

So just to check:
Should this machine have room/power/slots to be able to run a low-power card like a GTX 750ti and an SSD?

Steerpike

So just to check: Should this machine have room/power/slots to be able to … So just to check: Should this machine have room/power/slots to be able to run a low-power card like a GTX 750ti and an SSD?


Yes.

Steerpike

So just to check: Should this machine have room/power/slots to be able to … So just to check: Should this machine have room/power/slots to be able to run a low-power card like a GTX 750ti and an SSD?



​Yes, SSDs use less power than conventional HDDs

Are those specs in the part picker list accurate, where did you find them?


uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/6…qnQ

Will the GPU in this list be fine with the power supply it comes with, a stick of RAM (would the one in part picker be fine??) and a 250 Samsung EVO instead of the HDD?

'Windows 7/8/10 (Home Premium) keys are £11 on reddit for anyone needing one' are those key legit ? if so gotta link

hotukdeals.com/dea…334

Looks like there is a 250W PSU in this, might be worth buying a new one to be on the safe side.
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