With so many of us actively choosing to work from home, you may be left wondering what are the best PCs for office work?
But fear not! Our team of PC experts here at Overclockers UK has compiled this helpful guide on what PCs are perfect for standard office use. We’ve even included some of our favourite pre-built office computers and peripherals to complete your WFH setup.
What Do You Need:
For general office use, you need a PC that can handle multitasking and heavy-duty applications. It is important that your computer runs fast and efficiently to keep up with you and your busy workdays.
For a computer can that handle your day-to-day use and effectively manage multiple tasks at once, you will want to invest in a dual-core CPU or higher. Personally, we would highly recommend opting for a quad-core CPU for fantastic all-round performance.
The speed of your CPU determines how well your PC performs overall. The higher the speed (measured in GHz), the faster your computer will be. A slow performing CPU won’t be able to handle multiple applications simultaneously, which is a must in a standard office PC.
Unless you are planning on using your work PC for gaming out of hours, you don’t need to invest in the latest generation of GPU.
In fact, you can also consider purchasing an APU, a CPU that features integrated graphics. These aren’t ideal for playing the latest, heavy-duty AAA titles, but can handle casual gaming. Perfect for unwinding after a long day’s work.
For a standard office PC, it’s recommended that you have at least 8GB of RAM.
Without high-quality and stable RAM, you won’t achieve the consistently stable performance needed for office work.
In order to store all of your work files and projects, you need a lot of ultra-reliable storage. You can choose between a hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) to store all your important files. HDDs are cheaper and often have a higher storage capacity, but can be slow due to the mechanical moving parts. Whereas, SSDs are faster than HDDs, but are typically a little more expensive.
It is also recommended that when working you choose to back up your files, either online or on an external hard drive.
Seagate 2TB Barracuda HDD 5400RPM 2.5″ Internal Hard Drive (ST2000LM015):
- 2TB 2.5” internal hard drive
- 5400RPM spin speed
- 140MB/s data transfer speed
- 128MB cache
Samsung 2TB 870 QVO 3D V-NAND SATA Solid State Drive (MZ-77Q2T0BW):
- 2TB SATA SSD
- 3D NAND technology
- 560MB/s read speed
- 530MB/s write speed
Overclockers UK Top PCs for The Office:
As the leading experts on PCs and PC hardware, OcUK has a wide range of pre-built computers that are perfect for working from home or in the office.
I’ve included some of our favourites for you to take a closer look at.
Refract Gaming Crimson PC (FS-1DLP-EP):
- Perfect for those who want to enjoy casual gaming on their off hours
- Ideal for playing BattleBit Remastered and League of Legends
- Stunning RGB lighting to add a dramatic flair to your WFH setup
- As standard, the Refract Crimson comes with three years warranty, including parts and labour
- Available for next-day delivery
OcUK Gaming Kinetic H5M Home PC (FS-1F7-OG):
- Designed for home and small offices
- Features support for the powerful Intel Core Comet Lake CPUs
- Use the PC configurator to tailor the spec to suit your individual work or home needs
If you are in the market for a chair that will blow your mind and upgrade your work setup, take a look at our dedicated guide to office chairs or our lifestyle inspiration posts!
Complete Your Work Setup:
Your work setup is incomplete without the perfect accessories to ensure you can work in comfort and style. Here are some of the top products that we recommend.
noblechairs ICON Black Gaming Chair (NBL-ICN-PU-BLA):
- Constructed from PU leather and cold foam upholstery
- Stainless adjustable mechanisms
- Ergonomic comfort with adjustable lumbar support
- Stylish black colour to suit any aesthetic
If you are in the market for a chair that will blow your mind and upgrade your work setup, take a look at our dedicated guide to gaming chairs.
LG 24’’ 24GQ50F-B Widescreen LED Monitor (24GQ50F-B.AEKQ):
- 1920 x 1080 display resolution
- 24” VA display
- 156Hz refresh rates
- Compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK270 Keyboard and Mouse (920-004523):
- Includes the MK270 keyboard and mouse
- 10m 2.4GHz wireless range
- Long battery life
For some more top tips and product recommendations for how you can create the perfect WFH setup, why not check out our previous blog post?
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