PCNextday.co.uk Zoostorm's any good?

Forest Fan

Active Member
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

- Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.67GHz, 1066MHz, Processor
- 500GB WD Caviar SE16 SATA ATA300 Hard Drive with 16MB Cache
- 2GB DDR2 667 Memory
- 512MB PCI-Express Inno3D NVidia GeForce 7900GTX Graphics Card
- Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music PCI Soundcard
- ECS P965T-A Motherboard
- Wireless LAN PCI Network Adapter 54Mbps
- Wired Gigabit LAN
- 16x DVDRW Dual Format Double Layer Drive
- 16 x DVD-ROM
- 52 in 1 Flash Card Drive
- Coolermaster Cavalier 3 Black ATX Case
- 400W Silent PSU
- 19" AOC LM-928 LCD Monitor, DVI, 8ms
- Philips MMS460 5.1 Speaker System
- Genius ErgoMedia 700 Ergonomic Multi-Media Keyboard
- Genius ERGO 525 2000 DPI Laser Gaming Mouse
- Microsoft Windows XP Home
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
 

booyaka

Moderator
beast of a setup - what's the damage? in terms of cost?
 

booyaka

Moderator
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.
 

Forest Fan

Active Member
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
 

Forest Fan

Active Member
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.
 

booyaka

Moderator
Forest Fan said:
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.
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!
 

pRot3us

Distinguished Member
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?
 

Forest Fan

Active Member
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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