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Zoostorm Stormforce Onyx AMD A8 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB Radeon R7 Gaming Desktop - £247.99 Refurbished at eBay Argos
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Zoostorm Stormforce Onyx AMD A8 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB Radeon R7 Gaming Desktop - £247.99 Refurbished at eBay Argos

£247.99£274.9910%Argos Deals
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Posted 15th Aug 2019

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Size H45.6, W20.8, D38.1cm.
Weight 11kg.
Manufacturer’s 3 year guarantee.
CPU and Memory:

AMD A89600 processor.
Quad core processor.
Processor speed 3.1GHz.
8GB RAM DDR4.
Hard drive:

1TB HDD storage.
Hard drive speed 7200RPM.
Graphics:

Shared graphics.
AMD Radeon R7 .
Interfaces and connectivity:

3 x USB 2.0 ports.
1 x USB 3.0 port.
Ethernet port.
1 HDMI port.
1 VGA port.
1 DVI port.
Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled.
Operating system and software:

Microsoft Windows 10
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There is no stretch of the imagination that can describe this as a gaming machine
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There is no stretch of the imagination that can describe this as a gaming machine
Hal, is that you?
Would never call this a gaming PC. But it can technically play games.
Perfect machine for things like;
typical desktop applications
web browsing
Using some linux distros etc..

Heres Overwatch running on this APU
majorwedgy8415/08/2019 20:46

There is no stretch of the imagination that can describe this as a gaming …There is no stretch of the imagination that can describe this as a gaming machine


To be fair, minesweeper and solitaire are technically “games”, and I’m sure this will run both. Might struggle with frame rates with the expert map for minesweeper though
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The R7 sure looks very efficient in the power department…
This site truly baffles some times. If there is 50 quids worth of parts in this I'd be surprised. The amd A series CPUs are terrible and even if you added a GPU to this you will be disappointed with the performance, especially at £250.
Case +psu 50, MB 40, cpu barely 50, ram 30, hdd 30. 200 at the most optimistic scenario, you can rather build some ryzen 3 and rx 570 for the money they ask.
if after a refurbished APU then once you add another 4gb memory (which will bring to around same price) then you are better off with this imo:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/ref…asp
Here is a better system for little extra (to give you an idea of what you can get):

uk.pcpartpicker.com/lis…mV6

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £75.98
MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £59.99
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory * 2 £41.54
Hitachi Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.09
CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £26.99
Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £49.99

Total: £283.58

I could have saved more money by getting worse RAM, A320 MB and a unknown PSU but I wouldnt recommend it.

Very upgradable too, can easily put in a better CPU, another 2*4GB memory, SSD/NVMe or a better graphics card.

EDIT: Updated to change PSU via satchef1's suggestion below.
Edited by: "Gormond" 16th Aug 2019
Or, for £12 more, AWD sell this:

awd-it.co.uk/awd…tml

The 2200G is a lot more powerful than the A8-9600. You'd have to be mad to buy this. It's really not worth it.

If you really want the A8-9600 though, AWD do pretty much the same PC as above, but with that CPU, for £240.
Gormond16/08/2019 12:09

Here is a better system for little extra (to give you an idea of what you …Here is a better system for little extra (to give you an idea of what you can get):https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/dzzWMZAMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £75.98ASRock B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboar £55.95Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory * 2 £41.54Hitachi Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.09CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £26.99EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply £45.39Total: £274.94I could have saved more money by getting worse RAM, A320 MB and a unknown PSU but I wouldnt recommend it.Very upgradable too, can easily put a better CPU in it or a better graphics card.


Don't assume a PSU is good just because it has the EVGA logo on it. The White series are HEC power supplies based on a really old design that wasn't great in its day. So basically the same thing you find from "unknown" brands, but with the false sense of security (and premium price) associated with slapping an EVGA sticker on the side. EVGA's good PSUs all carry "SuperNOVA" branding. The rest are, largely, poor.

For £4.60 extra, the Corsair CX450M is much better. The design is better and more modern. The OEM is CWT. It's been reviewed and tested extensively, and so is a known quantity in terms of performance. And it's semi-modular.

To give an idea of the relative difference, here's the LTT PSU Tier List (legacy, as the EVGA is no longer on the main list):

linustechtips.com/mai…cy/

The EVGA is Tier F. The Corsair, Tier C.
Edited by: "satchef1" 16th Aug 2019
satchef116/08/2019 12:41

Don't assume a PSU is good just because it has the EVGA logo on it. The …Don't assume a PSU is good just because it has the EVGA logo on it. The White series are HEC power supplies based on a really old design. So basically the same thing you find from "unknown" brands, but with the false sense of security (and premium price) associated with slapping an EVGA sticker on the side.For £4.60 extra, the Corsair CX450M is much better. The design is better and more modern. The OEM is CWT. It's been reviewed and tested extensively, and so is a known quantity in terms of performance. And it's semi-modular.


I agree that you would be better with a CX450M (I have 2 PCs with them) so that's an excellent suggestion - I shall change my post to show this.
Edited by: "Gormond" 16th Aug 2019
Bertz9916/08/2019 12:04

if after a refurbished APU then once you add another 4gb memory (which …if after a refurbished APU then once you add another 4gb memory (which will bring to around same price) then you are better off with this imo:https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/refurbished-hp-pavilion-590-amd-ryzen-3-2200g-4gb-1tb-windows-10-desktop-a1-4fk07ea/version.asp


Jumping Jellyfish batman, that is light years ahead of this monstrosity and I believe it can take full size GPU should you decide to go for serious gaming down the track. A decent video of this versus that machine can be viewed here (basically twice the speed): youtube.com/wat…YbM
Edited by: "majorwedgy84" 16th Aug 2019
majorwedgy8416/08/2019 13:19

Jumping Jellyfish batman, that is light years ahead of this monstrosity …Jumping Jellyfish batman, that is light years ahead of this monstrosity and I believe it can take full size GPU should you decide to go for serious gaming down the track. A decent video of this versus that machine can be viewed here (basically twice the speed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7dOo_H2YbM


180 watt PSU with some bespoke pin outs might make a future gpu a bit of a challenge.

Posted mainly for those considering a complete system with the OP's older AMD APU above that I do not think would be the market for self builds or major upgrades - satchef1 and Gormond have covered those off (albeit think on Gormonds I would push the memory further).
Bertz9916/08/2019 13:48

180 watt PSU with some bespoke pin outs might make a future gpu a bit of a …180 watt PSU with some bespoke pin outs might make a future gpu a bit of a challenge.Posted mainly for those considering a complete system with the OP's older AMD APU above that I do not think would be the market for self builds or major upgrades - satchef1 and Gormond have covered those off (albeit think on Gormonds I would push the memory further).


Realistically you'd be looking 1050ti for a CPU like that which should be fine with standard PSU but take the point re. Whether this type of machine would be aimed at the type of person who is likely to open it up
majorwedgy8416/08/2019 13:59

Realistically you'd be looking 1050ti for a CPU like that which should be …Realistically you'd be looking 1050ti for a CPU like that which should be fine with standard PSU but take the point re. Whether this type of machine would be aimed at the type of person who is likely to open it up


a 1050ti is a 75 watt gpu coupled with a 65 watt apu - that does not realistically leave much else to run with on a 180 watt psu. Although as per your earlier comment there may be pop, bangs and bams
Oh noes.... Why are the A series chips still on sale
Gormond16/08/2019 12:09

Here is a better system for little extra (to give you an idea of what you …Here is a better system for little extra (to give you an idea of what you can get):https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yc6mV6AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor £75.98MSI B450M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £59.99Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory * 2 £41.54Hitachi Ultrastar 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.09CiT F3 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £26.99 Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £49.99Total: £283.58I could have saved more money by getting worse RAM, A320 MB and a unknown PSU but I wouldnt recommend it.Very upgradable too, can easily put in a better CPU, another 2*4GB memory, SSD/NVMe or a better graphics card.EDIT: Updated to change PSU via satchef1's suggestion below.



Add Windows 10 Home and one year's warranty to this.
jheales16/08/2019 17:54

Add Windows 10 Home and one year's warranty to this.



an OEM perpetual licence is hardly a huge cost on ebay (and legit as much as some would like you to think otherwise) - as to home I would suggest having pro with its built in hypervisor worth the extra few pence.

Most parts bought individually will have longer than 12 months warranty

The stronger counter argument is the cost in your time and effort but if willing then there is no comparison in the net result.
Edited by: "Bertz99" 16th Aug 2019
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