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Things to consider when buying your Gaming PC

Our computers have been designed to allow you to play the top title games at 60+ FPS @ 1080P Resolution without breaking the bank. The combinations which are available are constantly taking value for money into consideration. To achieve the best gameplay results for your budget it is not always recommended that you choose the latest generation of hardware.

The processor of a computer is a bit like the engine in a car or the brain in a human body. It's essential. Without it, the computer wouldn't work, and the better it is, the better the PC is overall. There is a steep curve when it comes to pricing, so deciding on which processor to buy can be difficult. Thankfully, this is made more straightforward by the processor's (performance) benchmark score. Benchmark scores are essentially a simplified method of finding out how good a processor is. The higher the score, the better the computer will perform in tasks which are very CPU intensive. There is a lot more to be taken into consideration than just the benchmark score of the processor. However, this is a good indication of how the overall PC will perform.

The motherboards we select for our gaming machines offer the best price for performance across the range. We do not believe in putting lavish motherboards into our lower end builds. This is because the performance benefits of these motherboards over standard motherboards for gaming is fairly small. However in comparison, if you take that extra money that you would have spent on the lavish motherboard and allocate it elsewhere like upgrading the processor, graphics card or SSD you will see a much greater improvement in gaming performance.

With all that being said if for some other reason you would like or need one of the top end motherboards in your system please make sure you contact us and we will be happy to fulfil your request simply adding on any additional costs to the final retail price.

RAM, or Random Access Memory, is the memory used by applications and tasks that are currently running. The more RAM you have, the more applications or tasks you can run simultaneously. It seems to be a common misconception that a lot of RAM is required. However, your system only uses what it needs and leftover ram is left unutilised. This is why it is best that you only install slightly more ram than you can foresee being required for your systems particular purpose, as extra RAM over and above what the system requires will never be utilised, therefore being a waste of money.

This is the component which will render the graphics for the computer. In terms of applications which are GPU intensive like games, there are many things to take into consideration to make sure that you pick the right GPU for your computer. Again one way of simply comparing one cards performance to another is their benchmark score. The higher the score of the card the better (more FPS at higher settings) the game will perform. If you would like to know how well your favourite games play with a particular card a simple google search will give you a very accurate idea, simply searching the name of the game followed by the model of the graphics card will show results similar to what you are likely to achieve.

The overall speed of your PC is greatly affected by your choice of storage. As such, great consideration should be taken when choosing a storage option for your PC. This will greatly affect your user experience, as all applications and files are stored on the drive. This means that every file opened or saved and every application used is being written to or read from the hard drive. The faster your drive is, the faster you can view your files or open and run your applications. 

Hard Drives
Hard disk drives have been the industry standard for years. Over time, the storage capacities and speeds have increased. At the minute, the read/write speed of a standard mechanical desktop hard drive is on average 110MB/s. Compared to solid-state drives, they offer larger storage capacities at cheaper prices.

Solid State Drives
Solid-state drives are, in a lot of ways, an improvement on Hard disk drives. They're smaller, faster, and more shock-resistant. However, the trade-off for this is that they are more expensive. There are now multiple types of SSD, the two main ones being SATA and NVME. The average read/write speed of a SATA SSD is in the region of 500-550MB/s, with NVME drives having a significantly faster average speed of 2500MB/s read and 1800MB/s write. 

An approximation of what your drive is capable of storing:

  • 500GB HDD: 100,000 pictures or 125,000 songs.
  • 1TB HDD: 200,000 pictures or 250,000 songs.
  • 2TB HDD:400,000 pictures or 500,000 songs.

Whenever building a gaming computer it is vital to make sure that the components receive enough quality power so that they carry out their tasks to their maximum potential. If the power supply is inadequate this will cause system instability and it is likely that the system will crash when its performance peaks. With that being said it is not sensible to waste money by putting huge power supplies in systems that will never need them. when we build all of our machines we make sure that we strike the balance between what the machine needs now and what it may need in the future to allow some upgradeability without wasting money which could improve overall performance elsewhere. 

Typically in our systems, we use a 500w-700w Bronze Certified PSU, but this may change in low-end budget builds or top-end builds which require much more or less power.

If you can't see the case you would like listed just get in touch with us and we will be happy to source this for you. 

We use many different motherboards and case combination when building our computers so the connectivity is going to vary from build to build however the list below will give you what you would expect from a standard computer from us.

  • USB 2.0: 4x
  • USB 3.0: 2x
  • Video Interface: DVI x1, HDMI x1, Displayport x1
  • Audio Interface:3.5mm Jack, HDMI

Windows 10, Antivirus and all other software that we deem essential to get you up and running quickly and easily.

All of our computers come with Ethernet built-in as standard. However, customers are also given a choice of adding a Wifi adapter to allow for Wifi connectivity, at an additional charge. Please select this from the drop-down menu if required.

2 Year Parts and Labour Direct with us. If for any reason there is a problem with the computer it is the responsibility of the customer to return the computer to ourselves for repair.

All Desktop PCs will be built to order and are usually ready for dispatch or collection within 1-5 Working Days from the order being placed.

All orders being shipped to the UK will be sent by DHL Express Tracked 24. These will normally be with the customer the next working day.

Orders going to ROI will be sent with DPD. This is also a 24Hr service. There will be no customs charges for ROI orders.