46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very happy bunny!
This PC was easy to setup and change graphics card with. I would be suprised to find a PC like this made in Britain for under £570 but at £389 this is nothing short of a steal. Makes a great budget gamin PC for games such as the Total War series as the ram and i5 are excellent together, I just purchased a cheap Nvidia card and fitted it in. Beware when purchasing graphics...
Published 12 months ago by M. R. Pace
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Noisy and poorly put together...
At first I was mixed about this PC. It is made very cheaply and misses things that I'd come to expect from a computer such as built in SD card reader and most importantly it has very few slots for extra cards such as WIFI (yes, it doesn't have WIFI built in so you have to buy this as an extra and fit it manually taking the computer apart)
The fan was actually...
Published 1 month ago by G. Turnbull
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very happy bunny!,
This review is from: Zoostorm 7877-0095 Premium PC (Intel Core i5-3330, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit) - Metallic (Personal Computers)This PC was easy to setup and change graphics card with. I would be suprised to find a PC like this made in Britain for under £570 but at £389 this is nothing short of a steal. Makes a great budget gamin PC for games such as the Total War series as the ram and i5 are excellent together, I just purchased a cheap Nvidia card and fitted it in. Beware when purchasing graphics cards for this model mas it comes with an average 300W power supply. Also beware of the fact that only the power lead is included so monitor connections must be bought elsewhere.
Great PC for a great price!
137 of 142 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT VALUE FOR THE MONEY,
This review is from: Zoostorm 7877-0095 Premium PC (Intel Core i5-3330, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit) - Metallic (Personal Computers)Really pleased with this computer, very easy to set up, I connected an external monitor,drive,keyboard,mouse and printer immediately with no problems. the Intel i5 is very fast. The actual 'guts' is much lighter than it looks, plus making moving around easier. Windows 7 was new to me (previous OS XP), which I was a little worried about but having played about with my preferences everything is set up for my needs. Reviews anywhere should be taken with a 'pinch of salt' as its each to their own. All round great product, I would happily have an upgraded Zoostorm when the time comes.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I really can't fault this PC,
This review is from: Zoostorm 7877-0095 Premium PC (Intel Core i5-3330, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit) - Metallic (Personal Computers)Very fast delivery. Had it set up and running within minutes. Its an extremely fast machine but slightly noisier than I would like. The graphics are a tad basic but I plan on installing a new nVidea GTX 660 and PSU which should fix that.
All in all I would highly recommend this machine: an amazing piece of kit for the price.
EDIT: Well, replaced the PSU with a 750W unit, added a BluRay RW and a GTX 660 graphics card.
Now for the problems. :-)
The new PSU came with sheathed cables which means I can't actually reconnect the cables to the original DVD RW because of lack of space between the PSU and the DVD. Also the PSU doesn't have a square 4-pin auxiliary motherboard power connector so I've had to buy a 4-pin Molex converter cable to give the motherboard enough juice to make the CPU fan work. These are problems with the PSU and not the Zoostorm (apart from the space problem between the PSU and the DVD.)
The graphics card was a problem because the end covers of the Zoostorm are not easily removable. Only the one which lines up with the PCIe slot is removable. The rest are all part of one unit and you have to get quite physical with a screwdriver and tin-snips to get another off as the GTX 660 needs two end covers removing.
I still stand by my 5 star rating for this machine, though. The only problems I've had with it are because of the upgrades I've made. As sold its the dogs b*ll*cks!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy!,
75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Murray would say, 'That's FAN......TASTIC!',
I bought this PC from the 'Warehouse' section of Amazon.......which means it was, legally speaking, second hand. What this means in reality is that either someone ordered it and then changed their mind and sent it back or received it in a non-working condition. As it is a PC the fact that it 'was' broken doesn't matter; PCs are modular things and when you replace the broken module it is as if it was never broken....
So, onto the product itself. I have to say that rarely have I ever been so impressed with a PC in this price band before; it has an out of the box Windows7 score of 7.x for everything except the GFX card, and even that (it is an onboard GFX setup that uses system memory) scores a very decent 5.x.
Some people have said that the computer is noisy (the system/CPU fans) but they obviously don't know how to adjust the settings in the BIOS; you can set the system up so that it is normally very quiet and only spins up when necessary....this not only quietens the PC but it also uses less power and will make the components last longer.....
People have also complained about the keyboard and or mouse.....why? Yes, they're probably not very good....I couldn't tell you as I already had an MS set and if you didn't already have one they are so cheap that ANY PC should be bought with them if you don't already have a set; no set, even from a big brand like HP or DELL, that comes with a PC will compare.
I was looking for some info when I bought the PC and now I have I will let you know the answer to the questions I had:
1. The video outputs are VGA and DVI.
2. The audio output is a straight line out...not multi out for an old 5/1/7.1 audio kit......I had to buy new speakers.
3. There is just ONE bay for top line GFX card....so don't buy one that needs TWO slots....it wont fit. However, you can buy one that is the WIDTH of two slots but needs just one connection.
In summary, I would recommend NEVER buying new from anywhere again...I saved £200 off the CURRENT price of the PC just by going to the 'warehouse' section of Amazon; I would also recommend this PC and Zoostorm (I spoke to them once before I bought the PC to answer some Qs, and once after for advice on BIOS setting changes I wanted to make, and they could not have been more knowledgeable or more helpful....they may be small and you may have to wait 5 minutes for your call to be answered but it is every bit worth it...)
Any Qs about this PC or Zoostorm...reply to this review and I'll answer you...
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick - bit noisy,
Fan is noisy - you can hear when it is on from all over the house!
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product but a bit noisy,
81 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, a great buy, but...,
However my biggest problem with this is not the machine itself, it's the delivery. The box to my annoyance was already open and not in a very tidy way; I would imagine that this is some damage sustained whilst in transit. The computer itself was also packaged in rather mundane cardboard resembling a slightly thicker egg box. And the third problem was that it was shipped without a power cord, naturally I still had the one from my old PC however I would have appreciated a new one.
All in all if you are looking for a new PC I definitely recommend this machine.
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb,
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great PC, Great Price.,
First I am incredibly impressed by this manufacturer for the Crap ware, or lack of it.
I started the computer and expected to find the usual list of crappy games, toolbars, anti virus trial thats a pain to uninstall.
But Zoostorm, no crapware. The only thing that I uninstalled was Skype, apart from that there was no other applications to uninstall and absolutely no trials of anything pre installed.
Antivirus set up with the free Microsoft Security essentials out of the box. It is really refreshing that a manufacturer is thinking about the customer and not shovelling loads of sponsored apps onto their computer without permission.
Case is nice, bit on the loud side but not the worst I have heard.
Flap does need to be down (90 degree angle) to use the USB ports and depending on the position of the PC it may be susceptible to snapping as it doesn't feel very sturdy but not the end of the world.
Bottom Line, Fantastic Computer for the money, Recommend to everyone.
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