Zoostorm Quest AMD A8 8GB 120GB Radeon HD Desktop PC £479.99 @ Argos
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Zoostorm Quest AMD A8 8GB 120GB Radeon HD Desktop PC £479.99 @ Argos

£479.99Argos Deals
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Found 5th Feb
Had a budget of £500, and looking to replace my old laptop that's too old for windows 10,-and groans and creeks to a near stand still when addicting 30plus hi Ted photos. I wanted something that would cope with expected use for another 5 years plus. We are not gamers, we don't video edit, and limited live streaming of tv.

This little beauty seemed as good as we can get for what we use it for and on our budget.

Ps If you order it through Argos on eBay you don't pay the £6.99 delivery charge.

AMD A-Series APUs deliver great performance and best-in-class online gaming with a fantastic Windows 10 experience and an easy upgrade path for your desktop. AMD A8 delivers quad core performance and features for the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience. Gaming supremacy for the gamers who want high-performance with visual realism in the games of today and tomorrow. Includes integrated R7 graphics.
This trusted uk based pc manufacturer. All systems are built with care to the highest standards and are put through a rigorous testing proceedure in order to ensure a product you can rely on with the latest and greatest components.
CPU and Memory:

Updated spec info
AMD A8 quad core. A8 7650k.
Processor Base Frequency: 3.3GHz (turbo to 3.8GHz)
Cache: 4MB

Memory
8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM
Supports up to 32GB
2x DIMM sockets (1 used)

Hard drive:
120GB 2.5" SSD
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
MSI FM2+ A68HM-E33 V2
not stated
Wired USB Keyboard & Mouse
enabled
350 watts
Height: 370mm
Width: 180mm
Depth: 425mm
1x DVI
Expansion
1 x PCI-e 3.0/2.0 x16 Slot
1 x PCI-e 2.0 x1  Slot (used)
1x PCI Slot
2 x 3.5" Internal Bays (used)
1 x 5.25" External Bays (used)
Case
 mATX Tower Case
Warranty / Miscellaneous
1 Year Collect and Return Warranty

EAN: 5055396018677.

18 Comments

not the best in terms of quality but if you must its £10 cheaper here ebuyer.com/759…HAQ

This probably wouldn't be as cold if the system specs were there...

Wouldn't bother with zoostorm again. My pc randomly stopped working after 2 years and I never got any support from zoostorm even though I offered to pay. I just have a pc that won't switch on

Judging from what limited details are available this seems like a £300-350 system with entry level CPU, tiny little 120GB SSD and 8GB of memory.

Banned

Trolling?

swashey

Wouldn't bother with zoostorm again. My pc randomly stopped working after … Wouldn't bother with zoostorm again. My pc randomly stopped working after 2 years and I never got any support from zoostorm even though I offered to pay. I just have a pc that won't switch on



Surely you can just take it to a local computer shop who could locate the problem for less than £50.. It's probably just needs a ne PSU.

swashey

Wouldn't bother with zoostorm again. My pc randomly stopped working after … Wouldn't bother with zoostorm again. My pc randomly stopped working after 2 years and I never got any support from zoostorm even though I offered to pay. I just have a pc that won't switch on


Sounds like your power supply not being funny but have you checked the fuse or tried another PSU you can get a 500w for under £20 or a half decent one for about £50 Ebay PSU's

buckiebull

Sounds like your power supply not being funny but have you checked the … Sounds like your power supply not being funny but have you checked the fuse or tried another PSU you can get a 500w for under £20 or a half decent one for about £50 Ebay PSU's



I'm not sure what the problem is so should get it sorted. My pc light comes on and fan spins but no power to the monitor. When the problem first started I read online about it. I would swap the ram round and the pc would power up. I even purchased new ram but nothing happens

sounds like main board failure if it were ram usually you would get bleeps if computer wont post

I'm at a loss of why this price is so HIGH.

You can buy this at ebuyer: ebuyer.com/662…017 for £280. I bought it at the pre-Brexit price of £240. I added a 120Gb SSD for the OS & apps and use the 1TB drive for data. Brilliant and reliable. Something many Zoomstorm buyers echo. Whereas my 9 Dell Optiplex PCs all died eventually.

This price has no OS which is great if you want it to zoom with Linux. If not, you can (ahem) get Win10 for a lot less than the difference if you really must have it. Your decision of where you budget. So cold I'm afraid.

Edited by: "brainsys" 5th Feb

BeerGoggles

Surely you can just take it to a local computer shop who could locate the … Surely you can just take it to a local computer shop who could locate the problem for less than £50.. It's probably just needs a ne PSU.



Pay £50 to locate, new PSU depending if they want decent quality or not, £20 to £100. You may as well buy a new machine.

People still pay to get diagnosed? Robbing barstools.

Original Poster

babswatkins

Trolling?



Me, or the other posters? It's a genuine post, but if it's rubbish, I'm duped.

Original Poster

as far as I can tell the only difference is the mother board. My one has MSI FM2+ A68HM-E33 V2, the one you found has ASUS A68HM-Plus. And the difference in those seems to be possible build quality, but beggered if I know.

macthecat

not the best in terms of quality but if you must its £10 cheaper here … not the best in terms of quality but if you must its £10 cheaper here http://www.ebuyer.com/759673-zoostorm-quest-desktop-pc-7260-5200?mkwid=s_dt&pcrid=51508044059&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KEQiAt9vEBRDQmPSow-q5gs8BEiQAaWSEDuScup6uUQYniP4Khsbwc9dmWoGHX-fNW7eNHM1EdgoaAiTj8P8HAQ


Original Poster

I know enough to know I don't know enough. But with some study I have found these differences between the one I posted and your less expensive one.

No 120GB 2.5" SSD
No Operating System
AMD A68 don't know which one
High Definition Audio, 5.1 channel mine has 8 channel
No Keyboard or Mouse
Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN (not wireless?
250 watts (350 watts on mine
Height: 360mm (yours is more compact)
Width: 180mm
Depth: 375mm
No DVI port
Expansion - listed differently, but unclear what the differences are
Mine 1 x PCI-e 3.0/2.0 x16 Slot
1 x PCI-e 2.0 x1  Slot (used)
1x PCI Slot
2 x 3.5" Internal Bays (used)
1 x 5.25" External Bays (used)
Yours
1 x PCI-e x16 Slot
1 x PCI Slot
1 x PCI-e x1 Slot

The audio will matter to my husband. Not to me though. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know which version will cope with his photo editing sadly. But the pre installed windows is a boon for me. Having to work out how to load would definitely be a thing to do without his lordship standing over me asking what I am doing. The reply being "I don't know but this might work". As for the SSD, to be honest - I think it makes sense to have space available to install apps and programs. He likes trying new ones all the time and never likes anything deleted even if he hasn't touched it for over a year.
But I shall leave it up to you more knowledgeable souls to rate it. I'll update the post with the additional specs I've gleaned from argos Q&A etc.

brainsys

I'm at a loss of why this price is so HIGH.You can buy this at ebuyer: … I'm at a loss of why this price is so HIGH.You can buy this at ebuyer: http://www.ebuyer.com/662337-zoostorm-origin-desktop-pc-7260-3017 for £280. I bought it at the pre-Brexit price of £240. I added a 120Gb SSD for the OS & apps and use the 1TB drive for data. Brilliant and reliable. Something many Zoomstorm buyers echo. Whereas my 9 Dell Optiplex PCs all died eventually. This price has no OS which is great if you want it to zoom with Linux. If not, you can (ahem) get Win10 for a lot less than the difference if you really must have it. Your decision of where you budget. So cold I'm afraid.


Original Poster

karlypants

This probably wouldn't be as cold if the system specs were there...



I hope I have updated with the specs you mean. If not, point this old numpty in the right direction please.

OP's requirements sound like any C2D system with a small SSD and 8+ gigs of RAM would be more then sufficient. It so happens that a box like that would cost no more then a £100.

garrafk

sounds like main board failure if it were ram usually you would get … sounds like main board failure if it were ram usually you would get bleeps if computer wont post



Thanks for your information. It'll probably be worth replacing then

hemelskonijn

OP's requirements sound like any C2D system with a small SSD and 8+ gigs … OP's requirements sound like any C2D system with a small SSD and 8+ gigs of RAM would be more then sufficient. It so happens that a box like that would cost no more then a £100.



C2D system?

Just realised, Core 2 Duo.
Edited by: "Norman-B" 8th Feb
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