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Zoostorm quad-core PC for under £230

We came across the Zoostorm 7873-1078 PC from Ebuyer quite recently (in February) and despite the rising cost of memory modules, the price of that desktop computer went down by £20 to £230, which is a pretty compelling cost for what it offers.

It features an AMD A6-3670K APU clocked at 2.7GHz with four cores and 4MB cache plus an AMD Radeon HD 6530D GPU. There’s also 8GB of RAM (upgradable to 16GB), a DVD writer, 2TB SATA HDD, a motherboard with an AMD A55 chipset (possibly a mATX model from MSI), a 300W PSU, a mATX tower but no operating system.

The rest of the features include six USB 2.0 ports, PS2, DVI-D, D-Sub (but no HDMI), an Ethernet port (powered by a GbE chip from Realtek), a free PCIe x16, a PCI Slot and a free PCI-e slot.

Reviewers have suggested getting a SSD drive to be used as a system disk to improve boot time (that’s less than £40), a dedicated graphics card and perhaps a new PSU.

Oh and budget around £50 for a new operating system (although nothing prevents you from using Ubuntu, ChromeOS or indeed any free open source OS on the market). Note that this computer doesn’t come with a mouse, keyboard or monitor.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.