This new entry from Zoostorm doesn’t quite top the chart but, in fairness, there wasn’t a great deal to choose between the Top Five. The 4-6405 will certainly have its admirers – not least those who are swayed by a 22in display, a mighty size at this price point.

  1. Chillblast Fusion Raider 6600
  2. Mesh Elite GTS Media
  3. Evesham Solar Storm
  4. CyberPower Infinity 860
  5. Zoostorm 4-6405 Advanced PC

Fifth place

For our money, a good 19in flat-panel is a better bet. A larger screen’s superior resolution support is outweighed by the weaker colour palette and lack of sharpness in budget 22in models such as the Asus.

Elsewhere, the Zoostorm makes few mistakes, even if it rarely stands out. The Core 2 Duo E6600 is a popular choice in this category and 2GB of DDR RAM is ubiquitous. The 8800 GTS graphics card is only the 320MB version and the Zoostorm failed to keep up with similarly equipped PCs in our games tests. The 500GB hard drive is an impressive inclusion, however.

Sound is handled by an integrated controller – no match for the excellent Creative X-Fi cards found elsewhere – and the warranty is fairly short.