The Best Gaming PCs You Can Buy for Under £1000

Worried your budget isn’t big enough to jump into PC gaming? Think again! Here at Overclockers UK, we stock a range of PCs to suit all budgets. It’s certainly easy to make your wallet cry by assembling a custom-built gaming PC from bleeding-edge hardware, but there are options out there for you. Check out these great systems you can get yourself for under £1000 and level up your gaming! 

The Best Gaming PCs You Can Buy for Under £1000

Refract Gaming Crimson 2023

Refract Gaming Crimson Pre-Built PC (FS-1DL-EP)

Our entire Refract Gaming PC range has been carefully designed to complement a whole range of gameplay styles. If you’re leaning closer to the entry-level, then the Crimson is a great option for you to jump in for under £1000. Each component of this gaming PC has been cherry-picked to ensure high performance while still delivering great value.   

The Crimson Breakdown 

MotherboardAMD A520 (Socket AM4) DDR4 Micro-ATX Motherboard
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 5600G APU with RX Vega Graphics
CaseKolink Inspire Series K6 ARGB Mirco-ATX Case (Black)
Power Supply600W 80 Plus Certified PSU
Primary Storage2.5” 250GB SSD
Secondary Storage3.5” 1TB HDD
RAM16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Dual-Channel Kit
Wireless AdapterPCIe Adapter
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home 64-bit DVD

Casual Gaming At Its Finest

Inside its stylish Kolink Inspire Series K6 case, the Refract Crimson hosts an AMD A520 Micro-ATX Motherboard. This features both DDR4 and an AMD AM4 socket to work beautifully with the 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM and AMD Ryzen 5 5600G APU. This intelligent processor features integrated AMD RX Vega Graphics, so you can enjoy smooth performance in all your favourite games without the power demands of a dedicated GPU. 

Refract Crimson interior 2003 update

Game in 1080p 

The Refract Crimson has been tested with a number of popular AAA titles to ensure it can deliver 1080p resolution at high/ultra settings. In fact, on games such as Valorant and League of Legends, you can play at 200+ FPS at 1080p. While the benchmarks are not as high, you can still enjoy popular titles such as Fortnite, Battlebit Remastered, and Counter-Strike 2

Refract Gaming Crimson Benchmark 2023

The Refract Guarantee 

All the gaming PCs in our Refract range are built in-house by our team of experts. Each component is specially selected to ensure reliable and top-notch performance. Every system comes with a three-year warranty as standard, covering parts and labour, reflecting the quality of this work. What’s more, you can order every gaming PC in the Refract range with next-day delivery. 

OcUK Gaming Tanto - 12th Gen Intel Quad Core, GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming PC

OcUK Gaming Tanto Configurable PC (FS-1F8-OG) 

Another great option under £1000 is the small yet effective OcUK Gaming Tanto. It packs plenty of power into its RGB lined Micro ATX chassis with a mighty 10th Generation Intel Core i3 Quad-Core processor that boasts turbo speeds of up to 4.3GHz. With 16GB of fast DDR4 RAM the Tanto delivers lightning-quick multitasking performance, this fantastic system offers outstanding performance at an amazing price point.   

The Tanto Breakdown 

CaseKolink Citadel Mesh RGB Micro-ATX Case – Black
Power Supply700W 80+ Rated PSU
CPUIntel Core i3-12100F Socket LGA1151 Processor
MotherboardH610M (Socket 1200) Micro ATX Motherboard
Memory16GB DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit
Primary Hard Drive500GB NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
GraphicsGeForce RTX 3060 12GB Graphics Card
Audio7.1 High Definition Audio (Dedicated Sound Cards Optional)
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home 64-bit

OcUK Gaming Kalis Configurable PC (FS-1FT-OG) 

If you’re searching for a wallet-friendly option for a gaming PC comfortably under £1000, then look no further than the OcUK Gaming Kalis. Part of our range of great value gaming PCs, this system is primed and ready with everything you need to start gaming. Choose from a range of graphics cards including the spectacular GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, to unlock the visual performance your games demand. Plus, you’ll have all the space you need for those games thanks to the WD Blue SN580 500GB NVMe SSD. If you need more storage, why not opt to add another SSD? Now that’s value for your money.  

OcUK Gaming Kalis Configurable PC

The Kinetic R4 Breakdown 

CPUAMD Ryzen 5 5500 Processor with 3.6GHz base clock, 4.2GHz boost
CPU CoolerAMD Wraith Stealth Cooler
MotherboardAMD B450 DDR4 Motherboard
Memory16GB DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6 Graphics Card
Power Supply700W 80Plus Bronze Rated PSU
Audio7.1 High Definition Audio
CaseKolink Citadel Gaming Case – Black
Storage500GB M.2 SATA Sold State Drive
Optional Hard Drive
Operating SystemWindows 11 64-bit Edition – Optional

Build to Spec 

Both the Kalis and Tanto are built to order in-house by our team of tech experts. This allows for a huge range of configuration options. You can select everything from the processor and GPU, to increasing the amount of storage and even changing the case. Adjusting the spec will affect the price and does have the potential to take you over the £1000 threshold. But these flexible options allow to you boost a bit of hardware here and perhaps save elsewhere. All while creating a gaming PC that better suits your needs.

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See All Our PCs! 

We have plenty of gaming PCs here at Overclockers UK to suit every budget. From pre-built systems to machines built to spec by our team of tech experts, be sure to check out our full range.   

PC specs are subject to change.

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