Zoostorm Intel Sandybridge G630 2.7GHz. 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW.  £219.99 @ Ebuyer
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Zoostorm Intel Sandybridge G630 2.7GHz. 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW. £219.99 @ Ebuyer

£219.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 7th Jan 2012
Great Deal for a machine with a Sandybridge, 8GB RAM and 1TB HDD!

£219.99 Delivered from Ebuyer.

Specs are:
Intel Pentium DC Sandybridge G630 2.7GHz
8GB RAM
1TB HDD
DVD Writer
Intel HD

Specs for the Intel G630 processor: ark.intel.com/pro…483
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166 Comments

Banned

how good is that. hot

Original Poster

Detailed Specs:

Processor

Intel Pentium Dual Core G630 2.7GHz
3MB Cache
More at: ark.intel.com/pro…483
Benchmark of Intel G620 which will have very similar results can be found here: anandtech.com/sho…d/3

Memory

8GB DDR3 RAM
Expandable to 16GB
Configuration 2 x 4GB
2 x DIMM slot

Hard Drive

1TB SATA II

Optical Drive

DVD Writer Supermulti

Software

Operating System: No Operating System
(Will Happily Run Windows 7 Though....)

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)



Edited by: "craigmcintosh_2" 7th Jan 2012

Can you fit in the latest gpu like ati 6990?

Original Poster

GB credit crunch

Can you fit in the latest gpu like ati 6990?


You can try... but im sure if you did manage to get it in the PSU would explode. If you have a GFX card like a 6990, your not gonna want a basic sandy bridge, or risk damaging it with a budget PSU.

Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals from argos are as good

Original Poster

smithysufc

Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals … Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals from argos are as good


Many people will be able to take advantage of the Software for Students deal, or a Microsoft Employee Home Purchase Program, or have a valid licence for an OS from another machine, or use Linux.

craigmcintosh_2

Many people will be able to take advantage of the Software for Students … Many people will be able to take advantage of the Software for Students deal, or a Microsoft Employee Home Purchase Program, or have a valid licence for an OS from another machine, or use Linux.



Aren't Software for Students deals upgrades only, ie you need to have a valid copy of windows first.

Dont know much about pc's but can u pop in a i5-2500 or other newish- i3/5/7 into this?

I've installed linux on a number of machines, and I like it, but I always end up going back to Windows. There is always some program or bit of hardware I can't use with Linux. XP just works.

Original Poster

DE4L3R

Dont know much about pc's but can u pop in a i5-2500 or other newish- … Dont know much about pc's but can u pop in a i5-2500 or other newish- i3/5/7 into this?


Dont see why not, its a 1155 board and the 2500 came out before the 630 so I would imagine its compatible, need to ensure the PSU has enough juice tho. If you have an i5-2500 lying around you'd probably be better buying the parts yourself tbh.

Aren't Software for Students deals upgrades only, ie you need to have a … Aren't Software for Students deals upgrades only, ie you need to have a valid copy of windows first.


I bought windows 7 64 bit pro from them a while back for about £32, it said it was an upgrade, but it was the whole disc image with valid key when downloaded.

GB credit crunch

Can you fit in the latest gpu like ati 6990?



I doubt the case is long enough the HD6990 is huge! 30cm long.

I doubt the case has enough airflow.

PSU will definitely not be up to the Job.

I bought this when it was 6GB ram. Got it running ubuntu.

Nice cheap machine!

craigmcintosh_2

Dont see why not, its a 1155 board and the 2500 came out before the 630 … Dont see why not, its a 1155 board and the 2500 came out before the 630 so I would imagine its compatible, need to ensure the PSU has enough juice tho. If you have an i5-2500 lying around you'd probably be better buying the parts yourself tbh.



Processor power consumption isn't dramatic, it's graphics cards you have to watch.

Original Poster

annodomini2

Processor power consumption isn't dramatic, it's graphics cards you have … Processor power consumption isn't dramatic, it's graphics cards you have to watch.


Good Point... Just checked that. There is only a 30w Different between the power consumption of the 630 and the i5.

Its worth the sum of the parts so if you cannot build your own and dont want to upgrade then this is hot ish im hitting the hot button

craigmcintosh_2

Good Point... Just checked that. There is only a 30w Different between … Good Point... Just checked that. There is only a 30w Different between the power consumption of the 630 and the i5.



was thinkin get an i5-23/4/500 and maybe sell this one ?

Anything that even comes close to touching this, around the 200 mark and under?

does this come with windows

Tumello

Anything that even comes close to touching this, around the 200 mark and … Anything that even comes close to touching this, around the 200 mark and under?



Seriously Doubt That.... Just bought some Component for a New Build for a friend today for 2.60 of this processor and I spent £260 and that is including a 500GB HDD:


Product Quantity Price
----------------------------------------------------------
MSI H61M-E33 (B3), Intel H61, S 115 1 £39.61
Intel Pentium G620, S 1155, Dual Co 1 £39.62
8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 PC3-10666 1 £25.80
Coolermaster Elite 430 Black, With 500W 1 £52.98
Samsung WriteMaster SH-S222AB/BEBE 1 £11.29
----------------------------------------------------------
Net Total £169.30
Total £203.16

Plus another 59.99 for Seagate from CCL Online..

When will ebuyer take money from your account, as this is a pre-order?

I don't know much at all about this sort of thing but need a new PC. Two questions (which may be daft but here goes!)
Would this need 32 bit or 64 bit windows?
Would I need to have drivers for anything that it comes with?

jay_leeds

does this come with windows



No. It doesn't even come with doors.

Susannah

I don't know much at all about this sort of thing but need a new PC. Two … I don't know much at all about this sort of thing but need a new PC. Two questions (which may be daft but here goes!)Would this need 32 bit or 64 bit windows?Would I need to have drivers for anything that it comes with?



32 bit would work but it would only recognise 3GB RAM, you'll need 64 bit to take advantage of the full 8GB in this machine.

As for drivers you can usually find those on the motherboard manufactures site.



Edited by: "mpmc1987" 7th Jan 2012

Susannah

I don't know much at all about this sort of thing but need a new PC. Two … I don't know much at all about this sort of thing but need a new PC. Two questions (which may be daft but here goes!)Would this need 32 bit or 64 bit windows?Would I need to have drivers for anything that it comes with?



Well either 32bit or 64bit will work. But to make the most out of the hardware 64bit would be best.
Yes it comes with a driver disk.

mumbojumbo

You'll need 64-bit Windows to make use of the 8GB RAM.You will probably … You'll need 64-bit Windows to make use of the 8GB RAM.You will probably need to install drivers for chipset, graphics, audio and ethernet. This should hopefully come with a drivers installation disc, but if not then drivers can be downloaded from the ECS website.http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1228&CategoryID=1&MenuID=103&LanID=0



I wouldn't recommend linking to the ECS motherboard drivers for this machine as there is no way of actually telling what motherboard you'll receive in the machine, I've heard some people receiving totally different motherboards for the same model/spec machines in the past.
Edited by: "mpmc1987" 7th Jan 2012

mumbojumbo

All the current Sandy Bridge Desktop PCs on Zoostorm's website are shown … All the current Sandy Bridge Desktop PCs on Zoostorm's website are shown as having that motherboard.



True, just giving a heads up.

Great price. For those on the lookout for a decent spec vs value graphics card (£60-£80 budget), most games would probably be playable, even if only on low settings, using cards such as the radeon 5750 or 5770

smithysufc

Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals … Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals from argos are as good



Utorrent LOL

Anybody no if a palit 9500gt card will work ok in this pc with the psu

GB credit crunch

Can you fit in the latest gpu like ati 6990?



Sounds ******* mental.
Why buy something like this if you want a 6990

smithysufc

Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals … Crap, by the time you pay for a "GENUINE" operating system , the deals from argos are as good



can anyone tell me what the rules here are regarding how open we are about our ...."illegal" activities? in a sentence?

conor147

can anyone tell me what the rules here are regarding how open we are … can anyone tell me what the rules here are regarding how open we are about our ...."illegal" activities? in a sentence?



Say nothing, do everything?

If the hard drive could still be bought for £40 this is only £175 of hardware at RETAIL prices..

Look the components up yourselves! The case and power supply are basically junk, less than £40 together, I'd always get a decent branded PSU instead, especially if building a gaming system.

My suggestion would be to spend extra on a SSD if you don't need the storage space.

Plus about 1% Topcashback

craigmcintosh_2

Many people will be able to take advantage of the Software for Students … Many people will be able to take advantage of the Software for Students deal, or a Microsoft Employee Home Purchase Program, or have a valid licence for an OS from another machine, or use Linux.


If I currently have a Dell desktop that obiously has a Windows operating system but no DVD's as Dell don't do this, how could I use this operating system (or rather the licence which is mine) on a new system like this? I presume you need some sort of disc to be able to install an operating system from scratch? Is it possible to download or create a disc of the operating system installation files required from my existing PC?

conor147

can anyone tell me what the rules here are regarding how open we are … can anyone tell me what the rules here are regarding how open we are about our ...."illegal" activities? in a sentence?



I've seen people banned and posts removed. Maybe a cautionary reminiscence would be OK if you have already done your time for the offence, but I would note that in the post.

Drat, that's two sentences.

Drat!

How sandy is the bridge?

If I currently have a Dell desktop that obiously has a Windows operating … If I currently have a Dell desktop that obiously has a Windows operating system but no DVD's as Dell don't do this, how could I use this operating system (or rather the licence which is mine) on a new system like this? I presume you need some sort of disc to be able to install an operating system from scratch? Is it possible to download or create a disc of the operating system installation files required from my existing PC?



The Dell system will be OEM. If you had the discs, loaded it onto another machine and then tried to activate it using the Dell OEM licence code it woudn't activate. If you had a Retail Version of your operating system then this licence could be used on another compter.

Hot from me. For an average household PC for general use, this should do the trick for most people.
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