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About Overclockers UK

Who Are Overclockers UK?

The UK's leading online retailer of PC systems and components, Overclockers UK has become famous throughout the enthusiast community for selling a wide range of high-performance computer components, hardware, and gaming systems.

We offer a comprehensive selection of gaming PCs, from pre-built systems to computers customised via our Configurator. Whether you need an affordable entry-level system, a desktop for your home office, or a gaming PC with maximum power, we have what you need. Every computer is tested by Overclockers UK’s in-house team of experts to be in line with our rigorous standards and come with a 3-year warranty covering parts and labour.

Overclockers UK offers all of this, alongside an unbeatable range of PC components, peripherals, and accessories at great prices and ready to ship to you today!

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Overclockers UK History

Founding & Early Years (1999 to 2012)

In 1999, Mark Proudfoot had an idea to sell overclocked CPUs with guaranteed performance and stability. A keen overclocker, he saw value in taking the risk out of overclocking. From this idea, Overclockers UK was born. Over the following years, Overclockers UK would realise huge growth. Focus was placed on expanding the product range offered on the website to include the best performance hardware at competitive prices.

August 1999
The original Overclockers UK Forums started, featuring a unique blend of computer and lifestyle discussion topics.

Overclockers UK sets up first premises and shop at Imex Business Park, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.

After what forum members refer to as ‘the big nuke’, the Overclockers UK Forums are reset to how they are to this day.

Overclockers UK moves again, this time to High Carr Business Park in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

October 2011
Overclockers UK attends their first event, the only ever London International Technology Show

Expansion & Acquisition (2012 to 2021)

On 30th January 2012, Overclockers UK was acquired by Caseking, the leading European distributor of cases, case mods, and cooling products to the enthusiast market. Following this they moved to a new facility in Newcastle-under-Lyme that was twice the size of the previous warehouse. In November of that year, Overclockers UK opened a 100 square metre shop, complete with interactive displays allowing customers to try out some of the best performance hardware currently available.

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October 2011
The legendary OcUK Mugs were launched, providing "maximum 'Hot Drink Holding' performance" as well as being "Desk Mountable for increased stability".

September 2011
Awarded PC Pro Excellence Awards 2012

April 2012
Overclockers UK attended The Gadget Show Live for the first time.

July 2012
First time Overclockers UK attended EPIC.LAN - an independent community UK LAN Party.

October 2012
Overclockers UK launched an energy drink called 'OC Fuel' promising those who bought it they will 'will look incredible holding this in public too!'.

November 2012
Moved premises to Lymedale Cross; Lower Milehouse Lane, in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, doubling facility size and increasing shop size to 100 square metres.

January 2013
World champion overclocker Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry joined the team and the '8Pack' brand was born.

August 2013
Overclockers UK’s first appearance at Insomnia, a gaming festival held twice a year, starting out at Newbury, moving onto Telford and Coventry, to where it is today at the NEC in Birmingham.

Q1 2016
In partnership with HTC Vive, Overclockers UK built a 20 square metre shop extension for customers to experience VR for free in a dedicated setting.

December 2016
Runners up in The Sentinel Business Awards for “Business of the Year”

End of 2016
Won System Builder of the Year in PCR Awards

End of 2017
Won Online Retailer of the Year in PCR Awards

Mercedes and Overclockers partner together to create the noblechairs gaming chair brand, a partnership that continues to this day.

Film star Warwick Davis and his son Harrison visit and agree to shoot a video and tour the facilities.

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Relocation & Growth (2021 to Present)

In the years since, Overclockers UK has continued to grow and pursue the goal of becoming the best place to buy hardware, systems, and gaming products in the UK and Ireland.

End of 2021
Won Best PC Builder & Best Reseller in Kitguru Reader Awards

February 2022
A new Overclockers UK website was launched.

May 2022
Released Refract Gaming PCs, their own brand of pre-built systems.

April 2023
Relocated to new 106,346 square foot facility in Stoke-on-Trent.

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What Makes Overclockers UK Special?


Years of hardware expertise, with a dedicated team of industry-leading tech experts providing the best products and performance


Outstanding service with flexible delivery and payment options, 3 years parts and labour warranty on system purchases and expert after sales support


Passionate community of tech and gaming enthusiasts across the UK, at events, and online


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