Zoostorm PC Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Windows 8 - £361.75 @ Amazon
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Zoostorm PC Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, Windows 8 - £361.75 @ Amazon

£361.75Amazon Deals
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Found 6th Sep 2014
A new Core i7 PC for the price of a Core i3.

RRP: £606.74
Price: £361.75 Free Delivery for Prime Members
You Save: £244.99 (40%)

£564.97 at laptops direct.

Processor - Intel Core i7 3770 - 3.4 GHz
RAM - 16 GB
Hard Drive - 2 TB
Bundled Accessories - Keyboard and Mouse
Optical Drive - DVD-RW
Operating System - Windows 8
Warranty - 1 year warranty

Note that one Amazon reviewer has said it doesn't have an HDMI port as advertised. If that is important to you then you could always add a cheap graphics card.

Delivery is 3-6 weeks but worth the wait.

Edit 07/09/14 - price has gone up 15p. Was £361.60 now £361.75.

403 Comments

shame its not windows 7

Seems an absolute bargain. I was about to build my own, but I think it will be cheaper to get this and use the components. Perhaps I'll replace the PSU and I'll want a USB3 card. Thanks OP

Amazon don't appear to have any stock -hence the shippping delay. I suspect these are being discontinued and when Amazon contact Zoostorm for additional stock Zoostorm will say they don't have any or revise the price. Being a cynic I suspect we will never get these but being an optimist I also think its worth a try

Amazon is saying it's a 7877-0425, but, Misco are selling the same thing for fair bit more.

The one thing that Misco is a photo of the backend of case -

http://img.misco.eu/resources/images/products//210/ZST/78/7877-0425/7877-0425_2_500x500.jpg

It shows the HDMI port being above the DVI-D port.

At the price it's being sold on Amazon, it's a very nice price if it really is the 7877-0425 spec!

How does this machine compare to the recently expired one?
hotukdeals.com/dea…113

Amazon review for this one doesn't seen as positive as the expired deal.

Larger hd and win 8 and possibly hdmi.

If you read the reviews - low scores are for rather trivial things.....And because there are only three reviews this has skewed the overall rating.
Edited by: "gari189" 6th Sep 2014

Presumably this won't come with a Win8 install CD. I'll probably want to put the OS on to an SSD. I guess I could clone the OS partition over, but if I wanted to do a fresh install, could I get the MS Win8 install CD and use this, i.e. would the supplied key work, or is Win8 like the days of Win7, where the keys would only work with the OEMs Windows CD and not the plain MS one?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Original Poster

MrFizzy

Presumably this won't come with a Win8 install CD. I'll probably want to … Presumably this won't come with a Win8 install CD. I'll probably want to put the OS on to an SSD. I guess I could clone the OS partition over, but if I wanted to do a fresh install, could I get the MS Win8 install CD and use this, i.e. would the supplied key work, or is Win8 like the days of Win7, where the keys would only work with the OEMs Windows CD and not the plain MS one?Any help greatly appreciated.



Not 100% certain but Zoostorm systems usually come with a proper Windows installation disc.

i87

Not 100% certain but Zoostorm systems usually come with a proper Windows … Not 100% certain but Zoostorm systems usually come with a proper Windows installation disc.

Thanks i87, if that's true then problem solved. Not getting too excited though, deal seems to good to be true.

Box Contains

1 x Zoostorm Home PC 
USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse 
UK Powercord 

Anyone suggest a reasonable graphics card to turn this into a half decent gaming PC?

kyeung

How does this machine compare to the recently expired … How does this machine compare to the recently expired one?http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/zoostorm-7877-0314-business-desktop-pc-intel-core-i7-3770-3-9ghz-processor-16gb-1994113Amazon review for this one doesn't seen as positive as the expired deal.



Double the hdd, windows 8 instead of windows 7 and a different case apart from that probably the same insides.

Power Supply looks awful though.

MrFizzy

Thanks i87, if that's true then problem solved. Not getting too excited … Thanks i87, if that's true then problem solved. Not getting too excited though, deal seems to good to be true.



Even if it didn't come with a disc then you can download a copy direct from Microsoft using the Windows 8.1 setup tool or download a copy of the original Windows 8.1 DVD. A user on the Overclockers forum kindly uploaded these direct from MSDN. Get Rufus downloaded and use that to create a USB installer. It's worth even buying a cheap 8GB USB stick for and keeping it safe along with any extra apps you need.

Oh and never, ever clone an existing installation from a mechanical hard disk to an SSD as it'll give you performance issues. Always do a fresh install and if the motherboard has a UEFI BIOS then use Rufus to build a USB installer set up for GPT UEFI systems. Then you'll get the maximum speed out of your SSD installation and you can even set the motherboard BIOS to skip all the legacy boot stuff and go straight to Windows. On my i5 system I can be at the Win8 desktop from power off within 5 seconds - which is impressive for a Microsoft operating system!

Jonnyblock

Anyone suggest a reasonable graphics card to turn this into a half decent … Anyone suggest a reasonable graphics card to turn this into a half decent gaming PC?



From other thread.

jaydeeuk1

Bang in a 750ti for £90 and you have a capable little gaming PC.



and apparently, you don't need to upgrade your PSU.

from tech radar.

speculator

The 750 Ti is a power-efficient video card that consumes a mere 60W. In … The 750 Ti is a power-efficient video card that consumes a mere 60W. In contrast, AMD's R7 260X eats up almost double the wattage with its 115W TDP. Nvidia's PSU requirement for the 750 Ti is also low at just 300W, so you won't need a beefy 500W or 750W beast to power this mini GPU


Edited by: "Speculator" 6th Sep 2014

Bargain system this everywhere else seems to be above the 500 mark.

BlownGasketBob

shame its not windows 7



and shame it`s zoostorm

Banned

So does it have a HDMI port or not?

MrFizzy

Seems an absolute bargain. I was about to build my own, but I think it … Seems an absolute bargain. I was about to build my own, but I think it will be cheaper to get this and use the components. Perhaps I'll replace the PSU and I'll want a USB3 card. Thanks OP



don`t forget a new motherboard, and cpu cooler, hang on is this still a bargain?

RustySpoons

Power Supply looks awful though.


300W. Could always replace it with a 500W Coolermaster for £29 if you're worried.

What motherboard is in this and why should it be replaced?

Does anyone know what motherboard is inside.

Jonnyblock

Anyone suggest a reasonable graphics card to turn this into a half decent … Anyone suggest a reasonable graphics card to turn this into a half decent gaming PC?



got to start with a tidy PSU first £50+ depending on what gfx card you pick

ws007

don`t forget a new motherboard, and cpu cooler, hang on is this still a … don`t forget a new motherboard, and cpu cooler, hang on is this still a bargain?



CPU, RAM and hard drive alone would cost £400 new. This PC is a darn good deal even if you buy a bigger PSU.

I recently had a machine with similar spec (but Windows 7 & a 1Tb HDD)built for me by my local computer store for £280 - including the DVI/HDMI outputs.
Having spoken to a couple of mates who are very good with computers, their opinion was that Windows 8 is so bad that it amounts to malware..

Is this worth buying then adding a gfx card and bigger PSU to make it a PC gaming rig? Or should i just build one from scratch?

Are there USB ports on the front of case? Must be, but I can't see them in photo.

i87

Not 100% certain but Zoostorm systems usually come with a proper Windows … Not 100% certain but Zoostorm systems usually come with a proper Windows installation disc.



Mine never did.

Buttmonk3y

Is this worth buying then adding a gfx card and bigger PSU to make it a … Is this worth buying then adding a gfx card and bigger PSU to make it a PC gaming rig? Or should i just build one from scratch?



build one from scratch

Baldieman64

I recently had a machine with similar spec (but Windows 7 & a 1Tb … I recently had a machine with similar spec (but Windows 7 & a 1Tb HDD)built for me by my local computer store for £280 - including the DVI/HDMI outputs.Having spoken to a couple of mates who are very good with computers, their opinion was that Windows 8 is so bad that it amounts to malware..



As far as I'm aware though 8.1 negates all the quibbles that people had with 8.

Rumitus

Sorry, but to put it bluntly, they sound like idiots.



not sure about malware, but windows 8 is awful!

Looks great value for money.

Have some heat

Baldieman64

Having spoken to a couple of mates who are very good with computers, … Having spoken to a couple of mates who are very good with computers, their opinion was that Windows 8 is so bad that it amounts to malware..



How about actually using Windows 8 for yourself and forming your own opinion? My kids have it on one of their machines. Once you install a Start/Program menu workaround it's perfectly good and very peripheral friendly.

Baldieman64

I recently had a machine with similar spec (but Windows 7 & a 1Tb … I recently had a machine with similar spec (but Windows 7 & a 1Tb HDD)built for me by my local computer store for £280 - including the DVI/HDMI outputs.Having spoken to a couple of mates who are very good with computers, their opinion was that Windows 8 is so bad that it amounts to malware..

Absolute rubbish.

Does anyone know if this has any USB3 ports? and also a PCI-express x16 slot for a diff graphics card?
Edited by: "thespiderpig" 6th Sep 2014

Have some heat, this is a fantastic offer and a good starting point for additional upgrades.

Rumitus

Sorry, but to put it bluntly, they sound like idiots.



Agreed, can't believe some people are still bitching about Windows 8.

thespiderpig

Does anyone know if this has any USB3 ports? and also a PCI-express x16 … Does anyone know if this has any USB3 ports? and also a PCI-express x16 slot for a diff graphics card?


There are numerous connection options with this PC, including a internal expansion 1 x PCI-e x 16 slot (free), 2 x PCI-e x 1 slots (free), 4 x Sata ports (2 free), interfaces 1 set 5.1 channel audio jacks (3 jacks). You can also connect your USB devices easily, thanks to 2 x PS/2 keyboard/Mouse ports, 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ45 LAN port, 1 x DVI-D port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x VGA port. It is provided with PSU size 300 Watts

I'm tempted to get this for gaming and using 3D modelling software - could someone tell me if the 3rd gen i7 is reasonably future-proofed, for say 5 years? I don't expect this to play games on high settings in 5 years' time but I'd be happy with medium.

flibblesan

CPU, RAM and hard drive alone would cost £400 new. This PC is a darn good … CPU, RAM and hard drive alone would cost £400 new. This PC is a darn good deal even if you buy a bigger PSU.



as long as you don`t intend upgrading and don`t mind a bit of noise, and you keep all your files backed up on an external HD, for when the PSU goes pop, then your correct this is a bargin oO
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