PCNextday.co.uk Zoostorm's any good?

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  1. Forest Fan

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    Hi,

    I'm after a new core 2 duo desktop and this one looks very impressive for the price:-

    http://www.pcnextday.co.uk/products/ProductDetail.asp?ProductCode=3365-7402

    Has anyone had any experience with a zoostorm or any other PC from pcnextday.co.uk?

    Compared to Dell and Mesh etc for similar spec the price seems very cheap
     
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    beast of a setup - what's the damage? in terms of cost?
     
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    £1399 :thumbsup:
     
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    slight worry about the motherboard - not a well known one
    also the PSU would be a slight concern - would probably go for a 500W one at least.

    Also the parts would probably cost about £1000 to build it yourself.
     
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    I didn't think it could be done for under £1100. I think I need to do some browsing then and price it up.

    thanks
     
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    For the same components I'm looking at the same price:-

    £400 Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
    £170 500GB WD Caviar SE16 SATA ATA300 Hard Drive with 16MB Cache
    £120 2GB DDR2 667 Memory
    £320 512MB PCI-Express Inno3D NVidia GeForce 7900GTX
    £100 Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme
    £180 19" AOC LM-928 LCD Monitor
    £100 Motherboard

    Total £1390

    I suppose it's just down to the quality of the motherboard then.
     
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    fair comment - would suggest looking at the X1900XT from ATI instead of the 7900GTX - would save you about £100 and get the same performance.

    Also you could get the E6600 and save another £150 - not much of a difference between the 2 cpu's - just overclock the E6600 easy.

    Still a cracking rig!
     
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    the 400w PSU concerns me a bit too

    It does seem a decent spec, but personally I'd never buy a pre-built pc
    you have no idea what make of ram you're getting so I suspect it will be cheap
    unfamiliar with that motherboard too

    I think it would be best to try and price a build up yourself first, I'd also base it around the E6600 chip, its the best chip out there for price/performance and can be clocked way in excess of an E6700 if you so desire.Are there no parts from your current PC that are worth keeping?
     
  9. Forest Fan

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    I think your both right. Build my own with the E6600 sounds like the better/safer plan.

    My current PC is 8 years old :D Until recently I've been abusing work laptops for home use but don't have one anymore. I recently bought a Toshiba Qosmio laptop, but it had a hardware fault with the graphics card in the first 2 weeks and I got a refund on it.

    Thanks for the advice :smashin:
     

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