Zoostorm i5-7400 Quad Core Desktop PC - 8GB RAM / ASUS GTX 1060 £575.99 zoostorm-sales / Ebay
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Zoostorm i5-7400 Quad Core Desktop PC - 8GB RAM / ASUS GTX 1060 £575.99 zoostorm-sales / Ebay

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Found 31st JulEdited by:"wheelandeal"
8GB RAM @ 2400MHZ

I5-7400

ASUS DUAL OC 6GB 1060 inside according to listing (DUAL OC Model not two cards)
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pimpMe20 m ago

Not a bad price but ive had a bad experience with zoostorm in the past.



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Thats not dual cards its dual fan
Terrahawks1 m ago

Thats not dual cards its dual fan


Yeah - not the quantity of cards - the name/model of the card is the DUAL OC 6GB
Not a bad price but ive had a bad experience with zoostorm in the past.
How does it compare to this one?

argos.co.uk/pro…789

Intel Core i5i5-7400 processor. Quad core processor. Processor speed 3GHz. 8GB RAM.
I bought a Zoostorm from Argos three years ago and haven't any complaints.
pimpMe20 m ago

Not a bad price but ive had a bad experience with zoostorm in the past.



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Nella524 m ago

How does it compare to this …How does it compare to this one?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6992789Intel Core i5i5-7400 processor. Quad core processor. Processor speed 3GHz. 8GB RAM. I bought a Zoostorm from Argos three years ago and haven't any complaints.


The argos one has a 1TB HDD compared to this having 500GB
But the Ebay one has a standalone (and much better) graphics card whereas the argos one has integrated graphics
Edited by: "wheelandeal" 31st Jul
tawse5720 m ago

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Motherboard failures on a £650 AMD machine, the original and replacement both failed within 24hrs. TBF they did deal with me quickly and professionally.
Cold
Awful brand, I've bought two computers from them through ebuyer and have had nothing but problems. USB ports stopped working after a couple of months use, on one computer the motherboard failed after a while and the other the disc tray failed to eject. Poor build quality.
pimpMe41 m ago

Motherboard failures on a £650 AMD machine, the original and replacement …Motherboard failures on a £650 AMD machine, the original and replacement both failed within 24hrs. TBF they did deal with me quickly and professionally.



So not really a bad experience then? Just bad luck.
sAmeri11 m ago

Awful brand, I've bought two computers from them through ebuyer and have …Awful brand, I've bought two computers from them through ebuyer and have had nothing but problems. USB ports stopped working after a couple of months use, on one computer the motherboard failed after a while and the other the disc tray failed to eject. Poor build quality.


I don't think you can blame build quality for these types of failure. It is more a poor choice off cheap components. To hit the low price points, they use cheap motherboards, PSUs, cooling and cases. If you are only using the machine occasionally, it is likely to be fine but regular long hours will generate problems.

I bought a zoostorm for my parents and had to swap out the PSU because it was so noisy. However, it has been fine apart from that.
I would never touch a zoostorm PC again, we had three at work and all of them have been nothing but trouble.

We have had zoostorm replace one PC twice because it was causing so many issues, all three had to be replaced within 2 years for one reason or another.
I've had a Zoostorm for 5 years, it has been very reliable, and I've had no problems with the machine. Only problem was caused by me configuring something incorrectly, which lead to me contacting CS on 0344 800 6183. (You then need to quote your serial number, which is clearly marked on the case). Connected immediately, and problem solved. Excellent support, free of charge!
Time for an update, and this looks like a good replacement. Thanks, OP!
alex341013 m ago

I would never touch a zoostorm PC again, we had three at work and all of …I would never touch a zoostorm PC again, we had three at work and all of them have been nothing but trouble.We have had zoostorm replace one PC twice because it was causing so many issues, all three had to be replaced within 2 years for one reason or another.


For a work environment, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. For the occasional silver surfer, they are good value.

I have voted cold because of the graphics card. Including the card is likely to encourage hours of gaming and I doubt the machine can support this type of use.
Edited by: "Lowtrawler" 31st Jul
wheelandeal1 h, 21 m ago

The argos one has a 1TB HDD compared to this having 500GB But the Ebay one …The argos one has a 1TB HDD compared to this having 500GB But the Ebay one has a standalone (and much better) graphics card whereas the argos one has integrated graphics



Thank you
Nella521 h, 28 m ago

How does it compare to this …How does it compare to this one?http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6992789Intel Core i5i5-7400 processor. Quad core processor. Processor speed 3GHz. 8GB RAM. I bought a Zoostorm from Argos three years ago and haven't any complaints.


The Argos one has no graphics card?

The OP's deal looks good to me, but im put off a bit by comments on here regarding cheaper parts. Are they that bad?
I wonder how much more it is to build an equivalent spec model at this price?

Just looking at some folks with their bad luck, it pays to build your own. Often I know I can do a better job all round because its my pc and my responsibility.
My experience with Zoostorm pc was ok, cheap and cheerful. No issues yet (Touches wood)
tawse572 h, 2 m ago

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Last time I was buying zoostorm PC's, 3 out of 5 pc's power supply's failed within 9 months of purchase, much safer and easier to build your own.
JF4738 m ago

The Argos one has no graphics card?The OP's deal looks good to me, but im …The Argos one has no graphics card?The OP's deal looks good to me, but im put off a bit by comments on here regarding cheaper parts. Are they that bad?


Yes
ws0072 m ago

Last time I was buying zoostorm PC's, 3 out of 5 pc's power supply's …Last time I was buying zoostorm PC's, 3 out of 5 pc's power supply's failed within 9 months of purchase, much safer and easier to build your own.



Good info. Thanks.
tawse5731st Jul

Good info. Thanks.


The 4 main components are all good quality and you would struggle to source them for less than £500 (CPU, GPU, HDD, RAM). It is the other components that let it down. You simply can't get a decent motherboard, PSU, case, keyboard and W10 for £75. You can chance it and swap them out when they fail for something better and it would still be good value.
We have used zoomstorm at work and failure rates are attroicious.
To the experts here, can anyone recommend a powerful PC (or best brand) with a small/neat footprint that I could use as a home office workhorse. I'm using a Lenovo AIO but it's constantly running hot and can't handle multiple output monitors. I'd be looking at up to £1k to £1.5k for a decent PC and monitor combination. Thanks!
kwl1472 h, 23 m ago

I wonder how much more it is to build an equivalent spec model at this …I wonder how much more it is to build an equivalent spec model at this price? Just looking at some folks with their bad luck, it pays to build your own. Often I know I can do a better job all round because its my pc and my responsibility.


Probably adding another £200 plus to the price
Wow a DVD Drive! 100% worth it!
kwl1474 h, 52 m ago

I wonder how much more it is to build an equivalent spec model at this …I wonder how much more it is to build an equivalent spec model at this price? Just looking at some folks with their bad luck, it pays to build your own. Often I know I can do a better job all round because its my pc and my responsibility.


Anyone can do a better job than the guys that build cheap prebuilts. Imagine having to build like 10 in a day, you would rush and that causes problems.
neversay2 h, 46 m ago

To the experts here, can anyone recommend a powerful PC (or best brand) …To the experts here, can anyone recommend a powerful PC (or best brand) with a small/neat footprint that I could use as a home office workhorse. I'm using a Lenovo AIO but it's constantly running hot and can't handle multiple output monitors. I'd be looking at up to £1k to £1.5k for a decent PC and monitor combination. Thanks!



A Dell SFF
Bruno.Harris1 h, 32 m ago

Anyone can do a better job than the guys that build cheap prebuilts. …Anyone can do a better job than the guys that build cheap prebuilts. Imagine having to build like 10 in a day, you would rush and that causes problems.


Yeah that’s true but then again, I’d get so good at them that I’d make sure nothing goes wrong because of installation by me. I take a lot of pride in my work. Maybe too much.

Shame though it’s dominated by labour. Thought machines made these prebuilds.
Dave_dave691 h, 27 m ago

A Dell SFF


Jesus. With that kind of money you could easily make a mini atx pc yourself. And a very good one with good airflow and dead quiet. I have a friend that has made one with a gtx 1080 although he definitely paid more than what your budget is.
paulj484 h, 13 m ago

Probably adding another £200 plus to the price


Damn...i cant blame people taking a chance on this. I’d compromise on the cpu as they’re so powerful today. Even at the lower end that its almost pointless getting even a midranger.
HPMan9 h, 2 m ago

So not really a bad experience then? Just bad luck.



Hardly, what would be the chances of 2 motherboards failing in two seperate computers both within 24hrs? Don't forget the hassle of time off to accept deliveries and trips to post office to send back the defective PC's.

Bad experience, yes. Bad luck, stretching it a bit there....[as luck has f**k all to do with it, either poor workmanship or bad quality components, nothing unlucky about it].
neversay6 h, 11 m ago

To the experts here, can anyone recommend a powerful PC (or best brand) …To the experts here, can anyone recommend a powerful PC (or best brand) with a small/neat footprint that I could use as a home office workhorse. I'm using a Lenovo AIO but it's constantly running hot and can't handle multiple output monitors. I'd be looking at up to £1k to £1.5k for a decent PC and monitor combination. Thanks!


You don't need to spend that sort of cash, unless you want to of course, for an office machine you could do worse than buy from: itzoo.co.uk/col…its

I bought an i-5 3470s from them several months ago and its been switched on 24/7 and used to stream to Twitch. Been flawless so far and only cost £160 with an SSD and 8gb memory.

Monitors are 10 a penny, £100 gets you a 24' that will suit an office environment..
pimpMe2 h, 15 m ago

Hardly, what would be the chances of 2 motherboards failing in two …Hardly, what would be the chances of 2 motherboards failing in two seperate computers both within 24hrs? Don't forget the hassle of time off to accept deliveries and trips to post office to send back the defective PC's.Bad experience, yes. Bad luck, stretching it a bit there....[as luck has f**k all to do with it, either poor workmanship or bad quality components, nothing unlucky about it].



My guess is that the PSU fried the motherboards. The cheap PSU in these are very unlikely to give consistent currents and voltages. Decent motherboards will cope with some variation but the cheap motherboards in these will just give in. Ultimately, it's the PSU which is most likely to cause problems.
Lowtrawler9 h, 23 m ago

The 4 main components are all good quality and you would struggle to …The 4 main components are all good quality and you would struggle to source them for less than £500 (CPU, GPU, HDD, RAM). It is the other components that let it down. You simply can't get a decent motherboard, PSU, case, keyboard and W10 for £75. You can chance it and swap them out when they fail for something better and it would still be good value.


It wouldn't be if it's out of warranty and the PSU blows and takes out the motherboard CPU and Gfx card
pimpMe2 h, 23 m ago

Hardly, what would be the chances of 2 motherboards failing in two …Hardly, what would be the chances of 2 motherboards failing in two seperate computers both within 24hrs? Don't forget the hassle of time off to accept deliveries and trips to post office to send back the defective PC's.Bad experience, yes. Bad luck, stretching it a bit there....[as luck has f**k all to do with it, either poor workmanship or bad quality components, nothing unlucky about it].


My moneys on a cheap PSU taking out the motherboards.
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