For PC cases, we have selected a variety of stylish cases that are most suited to gaming - enough to accommodate mainstream gaming components including graphics cards.
PRO TIP: Choose an ATX case and higher end graphics card to unlock a second graphics card combo for SLI / Crossfire!
We have identified motherboards that focus on versatility, durability and performance from well-known brands.
The mathematical ‘brains’ of the computer. The CPU is the core of the system that interacts with all other devices. It makes sense that this should be considered when choosing our custom computer. If you plan on just browsing the internet, a base model CPU would be fine. Dual and Quad core processors help keep things moving whilst processing multiple background tasks at once
Overclock your CPU to reach higher performance speeds at the cost of heat and power.
Select a higher spec CPU cooler to keep the temperatures low.
Rest assured that we fully stress test each overclock to ensure stability and temperatures are under control.
Choose the best option for your needs and budget. We have started the base model with the current market recommended amount of RAM suitable for most day to day computing. However, if you do require a machine capable of more advanced tasks such as large excel spreadsheets, many applications open at the same time, or even user switching within Windows, you may wish to opt for more. The basic rule of thumb is:- The more the merrier with 64-bit operating systems and provides an element of future proofing.
X299 boards allow an additional 4 slots of RAM, enabling you to unleash a massive amount of RAM in your system!
Please make sure you match the RAM to the same as in bank 1 to ensure maximum performance and compatibility!
If you need more 3D capabilities for games, 3D modelling, CAD or video special effects, you may wish to add a card to suit your needs.
Note We build all our systems with EVGA & Sapphire Graphics Cards
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M.2 SSD Drives save valuable real estate in your system by fixing directly to the motherboard as a small card. Not only does it save space in your case for other storage options, but is directly connected to the PCIe lanes, it also gives a nifty performance boost as well. There are currently two types of M.2 SSD Drives on the market:
M.2 SSD (AHCI) this mirrors the current technology of the 2.5" SSD Drives commonly found in many systems and as such, is more compatible and gives similar read/write speeds to traditional SSD drives. Around 550mb/s Read and 550mb/s Write is about as fast as it gets.
M.2 SSD (NVMe) Has been developed from the ground up to optimise performance for this application. It gives much-improved speeds over SSD / M.2 AHCI and some of the high-end ones are giving 3200mb/s Read and 1700mb/s Write
Note We select M.2 2280 / NVME SSD Drives from the following top brand manufacturers depending on stock availability at the time:
Note We select SSD Drives from the following top brand manufacturers depending on stock availability at the time:
This will be the disk for your Operating System. Usually faster the better. There is a compromise however with speed vs. capacity vs. price. Solid State Disks (SSD) are very fast, but are smaller and relatively expensive, where as traditional mechanical SATA drives are inexpensive, slower but very large capacity.
Note We select Hard Disk Drives from the following top brand manufacturers depending on stock availability at the time:
Perhaps you need extra space, a backup drive, or even a mirrored RAID drive. Either way, if you wish to install a second hard disk, we have your back.
PRO TIP: This requires two identical disks to work
RAID can use two disks to either increase disk performance, or to increase the reliability of your data.
In a nutshell:
RAID 0: Gives increased speed at the expense of reliability. (Needs 2 drives the same)
RAID 1: Gives increased reliability at the expense of speed. (Needs 2 drives the same)
RAID 5: Gives a combination of speed and reliability. (Needs 3 or more drives the same)
Please check your chosen case selection is able to fit a drive in the front
If your case doesn't support 5.25" DVD Bay, you can opt to go for an external USB DVD Drive.
In a digital world we live in, optical (DVD/CD) Drives are becoming more scarce but for most people, we still have installation disks to install our favourite software. Or perhaps you wish to watch BluRays, or maybe you like to keep your family photos and videos on a disc. Adding one of these to the system could get you out of strife later.
Each device in your system requires additional power. Choosing the right power supply to keep things in operation reliably can catch people out. Generally, if you do not select a graphics card, you will not need lots of power. For your convenience, choosing a graphics card in the configurator will eliminate the power supplies that don’t have the required power.
The standard cooler cools any system just fine. You may wish to change your cooler however if you would like a quieter running computer or if you plan to carry out some overclocking modifications later on.
The layer of low/non-conductive paste between your CPU and Cooling solution, creating an air tight seal for enhanced heat transfer
Really make your PC your own by adding LED lighting, showcasing your PC components.
We include sound capabilities on all our systems as standard, but sometimes if you wish to make use of true 7.1 digital surround sound, or require the most pristine audio for sound production, you may opt for a more capable additional card.
All computers come with a wired connection socket for internet access. Most households have wireless capabilities however so you are able to choose your additional wireless card to get connected.