Highly modular, Super dextrous, Premium ergonomics – all from the comfort of your couch.
Roccat's approach to taking over the living room with PC gaming is one that's been bold and aggressive. Featuring a supreme build crafted from a combination of durable fibre and plastic, the cushioning structure and convinient stature means the Roccat Sova Gaming Lapboard is the ultimate choice for a superior couch gaming experience.
Available in two variations – membrane and mechanical, those who purchase either of the gaming lapboards will receive the Roccat Kiro Modular Gaming Mouse for free!
Virtual Reality is one of the biggest deals in gaming and computing, with dozens of companies trying to grab a slice of this futuristic pie. The amount of choice is great for consumers, but it’s confusing too.
The virtual reality headsets on the market are divided into two mains camps: the PC hardware takes most of the plaudits for high-end performance, are console headsets are beginning to make waves. And then there are smartphone headsets, too.
We’ve delved into the packed market to explain the key differences between PC and console VR – and to help you get you ready for the best virtual reality games.
Through the use of custom patented acousto-haptic feedback technology, the KOR-FX Gaming Vest isn't exactly a fashion accessory most common to the likes of slogan T-shirts or merchandising apparel. No. Where traditional gamepads will rumble the player's fingers through the means of simplistic motors, the KOR-FX takes things to the next level. Created by company Immerz, the "Kinetic Omnidirectional Response" appropriately named the KOR-FX Gaming Vest – uses state of the art tracking technology to map in-game audio frequencies to transducers which in-turn create haptic feedback responses.
No gaming, home or office PC is complete without a monitor, and there’s never been more choice. Gamers can pick from sync-equipped screens with curved panels, while movie buffs can choose widescreen monitors with incredible colour accuracy.
There’s a PC monitor for every budget and scenario, which is why we’ve put together this guide to the technologies, resolutions and features on screens in 2016 – whether you’re after a cheap PC monitor or a mighty 4K gaming monitor.
Streacom's approach to simplistic design and user-friendly functionality continues to remain evident in their latest chassis – The BC1 and the DB4.
Visually striking yet fully-functional within its design, Streacom's BC1 was designed and engineered directly for technical professionals as well as the overclocking community. When setting out to create the ultimate Open Benchtable, Streacom focused its efforts on answering one simple question; How can we design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable?
Emphasizing strength and style within a spacious interior, In Win is set to bring their latest gaming chassis to the market – In Win 805i.
Continuing with the same class and grace of previous products, the In Win 805i boasts a brushed aluminium construction, a simplistic approach to its front I/O, and tempered glass panels with an improved level of thickness. Where the 805i differs from its competition in regards to its tempered glass fitting resides in its layout and the replacement of a standard front panel.
Upping their game – and yours – yet again, Cougar introduces the Revenger. Wielding a PMW 3360 optical sensor for the most absolute accuracy currently available on the market and ultimate personalisation with full spectrum RGB illumination, this is it; the best mouse Cougar has ever created.
Upping their game – and yours – yet again, Cougar introduces the Revenger. Wielding a PMW 3360 optical sensor for the most absolute accuracy currently available on the market and ultimate personalisation with full spectrum RGB illumination, this is it; the best mouse Cougar has ever created.
PMW 3360 Optical Sensor - The Cougar Revenger ustilises the best optical sensor on the market today. With an upper DPI limit of 12,000, even triple 4K display setups won’t give you any trouble with navigating your screen space quickly and accurately.
16.8 Million Colour RGB Illumination - The Cougar Revenger integrates barnstorming RGB functionality using a 2-zone lighting array. Each zone is separate of each other and can be configured independently, allowing the user to create truly personalised lighting setups.
Cougar UIX System - Using Cougar’s UIX software which has received praise for functionality and being incredibly intuitive to use, the user can adjust the Revnger’s profiles, lighting, and pinpoint DPI adjustments from the desktop and easily keep track of your different settings.
Dominate all surfaces with the Revenger gaming mouse
The Cougar Revenger is designed and optimised for use on all surfaces, not limited to just fabric mouse mats, but also wooden or steel surfaces. The Revenger remains accurate and an absolute joy in operation wherever you use it. This is also in combination with anti-slip grip pads which flank the Revenger on both the left and right sides of its armoured shell, ensuring you remain in full and unwavering control of every single movement.
In Win have just released a new range of power supplies, the Classic Series. These 80+ Platinum Certified units are made with a brushed aluminium enclosure for an attractive finish, definitely a PSU you do not want to cover with a shroud!
Made by In-Win themselves, these units come in either 750W or 900W capacities, with a 7-Year warranty included as standard. Both units are fully modular with smart fan control from a low noise HDB fan and comes with a full suite of protections. Both units will be in stock in around 2-3 weeks time and initial stock is pretty limited!
PC gaming is booming thanks to new players, incredible games and innovative technology, and that means there are plenty of options when it comes to your next desktop.
That’s easier said than done. If you’re a beginner, then poring over pages of components can be daunting – and it’s still tricky at times for experienced users. That’s no surprise, given that the market is stuffed with thousands of components that can be assembled in millions of ways.
For us, of course, there’s only one choice – and that’s buying a PC from Overclockers UK.
Aesthetically unparalleled. Uncompromised in performance. Most popularly known for pushing PCs past their limits and holding multiple records at the world’s largest overclocking events, Ian “8Pack” Parry is no stranger when it comes to breaking the laws of what many PC enthusiasts would commonly consider to be the impossible.
Meet the 8Pack Rocket. Distinctly crafted, highly refined and equipped with nothing less than the best, 8Pack's latest beast isn't one that's happy being confined to the home. Designed for portability and travel, all-the-while packing the power; the 8Pack Rocket is an overclocked powerhouse for on-the-go performance that's perfect for LAN parties.
Powering the heart of this competition-crushing showstopper resides an Intel core i5 6600K processor. Unchained by the standards set by Intel, this quad-core menace has been set free by the manufacturer's limits – pushing over 4.8 GHz without breaking a sweat!
Suited and booted with clear dual reservoirs along with dual loop watercooling passing through a Radeon R9 FuryX graphics card. While the machine has been tightly tuned and deeply tested as to ensure zero bottlenecks and consistent efficiency, every rocket requires fuel. Providing the sustenance needed for such level of supremacy rests a Silverstone Strider 600W power supply.
The support given with all 8Pack systems is unparalleled, customers will receive 8Packs mobile phone number to contact him if there were any issues or support queries, and they also come with labour free for 5 years.
Graphics Card: Radeon R9 FuryX (Water cooled)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200 MHz
Processor: Intel Core i5 6600K overclocked to 4.8GHz+
Storage: 512GB NVME Storage Drive and 1TB Samsung SSD
Motherboard: ASUS Z170I Pro Gamer ITX
PSU: 600W Silverstone Strider SFX
Case: Custom 8Pack Edition case with a customised dual loop and dual transparent reservoirs with Aquero integration and custom Pexon braided cables
Click here to view the Small Form Factor Extreme PCs by 8Pack.
Gaming Chairs Explored
Buying a proper PC gaming chair can ensure longer and more comfortable gaming sessions. Here’s our pick of the best.
It’s all too easy to look past a chair when building a benchmark-busting gaming setup, but don’t forget this crucial bit of kit – after all, you’re going to sit there for hours.
Comfort is imperative, which is why it’s worth spending a bit of cash on a proper gaming chair. The market is loaded with top-notch products, which is why we’ve put together this guide to suit all budgets.
The 509 sports a pair of tempered glass panels on the front and side of the chassis, along with an RGB enabled logo on the front.
The 509 boasts full tower capability, with support for E-ATX motherboards up to 12" x 13", 370mm VGA cards, 188mm CPU coolers & 230mm PSU's. Watercooling is also covered well with up to 360mm radiators support on the front, side and middle of the chassis, along with a 140mm radiator on the rear.
The In-Win 509 also sports a GPU support bracket to help avoid any flex on the PCI-E slots from heavy graphics cards. Stock is available in either Black/Grey or a ROG Certified Black & Red model. Stock will be available in approx 2/3 weeks and is pretty limited initially so buy now to avoid regrets.
The term "esports" is being used more frequently in the gaming world, and the market is growing at a rapid rate. The esports scene was worth $750 million at the start of the year, and is now estimated that it will be worth almost $2 billion by 2018!
Competitive gaming is massive in countries across the world, with millions of dollars offered in prize pools, and gaming teams being sponsored by massive brands, such as McDonalds, Nike, Addidas, Intel, AMD and lots more. Some gaming teams even have their own double decker buses, similar to football teams with their branding on the side.
In the UK, esports is small in comparison however; the growing rate of the scene is very fast and will eventually catch up with the rest of the world. We talk to ESL, the largest esports company in the world about the future of esports, we chat about their new ESL Studio that is based in the UK that can broadcast esports to national or international television, and we talk to them about virtual reality and esports to see if that could be possible, and lots more.
The PENTA Sports special edition PU gaming chair by noblechairs is now available for pre-order. Well known in German esports, PENTA are active in competitive games such as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone and more!
Themed in black and orange, the new noblechairs gaming chair looks the part with the debossed PENTA Sports logo, along with the logo stitching on the back of the chair.
The chair enjoys the same features as found on the noblechairs PU series, such as 1.5mm thick PU leather covering, 55% density freshly moulded cold foam, 4D armrests and more. Stock is available this week.
noblechairs are known for their award winning quality and designed chairs and in addition, we have in stock two new models in the EPIC real leather series - Brown/Black & Brown/Beige. Both these models offer a more classic leather chair look, with your choice of either Black or Beige stitching. Both are available for order now. Finally, also due in stock this week we have the noblechairs PU Black/Green model, with green stitching and embossed logo accents. Initial stock will be limited!
See the full range of noblechairs here.
Renowned for gaming PCs, we are especially known for creating some of the world’s fastest PCs. Utilising our experience across the range of gaming PCs from high-end to low-end, we are proud to announce the Nitro Force Sapphire RX 480 Gaming PC, the perfect PC for those wanting exceptional gaming performance for under £1000.
This Special Edition PC has been made possible with one of the world's largest graphics card manufacturers’, Sapphire, to provide a gaming PC at a brilliant price point.
The PC has an overclocked Intel Core i5 6600K running at 4.2GHz inside, along with a Sapphire Vapor-X CPU Cooler which uses vapor chamber technology to keep the CPU running at its best, 16GB of speedy DDR4 3000MHz memory and Sapphire’s award winning Nitro+ RX 480 Graphics card range with upgrade options (to select between 4GB and 8GB versions). A 240GB SSD and 2TB SATA HDD take care of all storage needs, the system also includes the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 10. For a limited time only get a FREE Nitro Concepts C80 Comfort Series Gaming Chair worth £145.95!
The Nitro Force RX 480 Gaming PC is a beautifully crafted gaming PC, following Sapphire's own style. This vision in blue and black benfits from all of the performance advantages Radeon RX 480, which have propelled it to the top of the sales charts, including features such as AMD's liquid VR Technology.
The Sapphire's Nitro+ range of graphics cards is legendary amongst gamers for being the pinnacle of the AMD Radeon Gaming family. Kitted out with high air flow dual 95mm fans, Sapphires’ free flow technology and wrapped in a classic, stylish black facade, the Sapphire Nitro range operates faster and cooler than the reference design cards.
An addition to this amazing offer, if you already have a gaming PC and just want to upgrade your graphics card, we have a RX 480 Nitro+ OC 8GB graphics card and Nitro Concepts C80 Motion gaming chair bundle too, saving £44.95.
Click here to see more information.
The In Win D-Frame 2.0 is an open air chassis manufactured with a combination of hand crafted steel tubing and tempered glass. The chassis has an innovative two-way open design with a quick release design allowing easier assembly. The chassis also has a 1065W transparent PSU included which has been exclusively designed for the D-Frame 2.0.
The design concept for D-Frame 2.0 originates from the freedom, individuality and impulsive nature of off-road motorcycles. The combination of steel tubing, anti-flip foot pads with deep tire treads, a power supply in the shape of an air-cooled engine and tempered glass is perfect fusion of art and technology. Expertly bent tubing is entirely crafted by human hands. TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is used to reinforced stability, and unique electrode position, which creates an ultra-smooth finish! The motherboard mounting tray is sandblasted to achieve a refined metallic texture.
The outer frame features a unique two-way open design. With its quick-release fasteners, D-Frame 2.0 allows for easier assembling and custom display platforms. The open-frame structure improves heat dissipation and airflow is effectively channeled, ensuring excellent ventilated performance. Each D-Frame 2.0 includes a SIII-1065W power supply, which is exclusively designed for D-Frame 2.0
Continuing with the D-Frame 2.0 design, the SIII-1065W power supply is designed in the shape of an air-cooled engine with an aluminium alloy top cover. Its reflective tempered glass window emits light from within to create a stunning visual impact.The original power supply design, combined with high wattage, excellent heat dissipation and fast charging, provides gamers with the ultimate powerful performance.
The SIII-1065 power supply provides options to efficiently remove the residual hot air generated by the operating PC. To accomplish this task, the PSU emits 65W electricity to keep the cooling system operational after shutting down the PC. Users can choose the timer options to be continuous, after 180 seconds, after 30 seconds or immediately shut down. The designed USB internal is ideal for your mobile phone and tablet charging, moreover with the automatic identify charging system, you can charge your gadgets without turning your system on. It outputs to maximum 3A and supports APPLE 2.4 A, Samsung 2.0A fast charge. Match the BC 1.2 & YD/T 1591 USB charging regulation.
The Cougar Immersa is a premium gaming headset with impressive sound quality. Equipped with useful features, such as high adaptability, outstanding wearing comfort and 40mm neodymium magnet drivers, it is perfectly suited for true gamers. It also offers a two metres long braided cable with built-in remote control, a retractable microphone, an ultra lightweight and convenient design as well as high compatibility to various devices.
Brilliant sound & excellent quality - Order your Cougar Immersa NOW at OCUK!
Power Supplies reach their efficiency maximum in medium load scenarios, yet modern gaming systems with one to two graphics cards of the latest generation draw less and less energy. Super Flower manages the formidable technical challenge of developing PSUs that combine appropriately low nominal wattage ratings and high 80Plus Platinum energy efficiency at a fair price! The result are perfect PSUs for current gaming-hardware!
With the 80Plus Platinum Kings with 450, 550 or 650 watts, Super Flower raises the bar and offers whopping 5 years of warranty!
Gaming chairs are extremely popular this year with a huge range available from the premium tier brands like noblechairs, to Vertagear and to more affordable brands like Nitro Concepts.
Buying a comfortable chair has become more important to many this year, due to long hours spent sitting down in front of a PC or TV. Users are moving away from the standard dull black office chair, and want something that not only looks great, but also compliments their current setup. The love for these chairs has grown exponentially with gamers, as they’re wanting to match their seating to their peripherals or even their PC system.
Overclockers UK are proud to present the new Nitro Concepts E200 and E220, both models are designed to be extremely affordable, staying under the £200 price point. Offering an elegant, futuristic, and a stylish racing design.
There are 7 colour options available immediately at Overclockers UK, all with a comfortable foam padding, breathable PU synthetic leather, 360 degree rotation, height adjustability, a practical rocking function, with a tilt mechanism to make sure the user is always comfortable.
The Nitro Concepts E200 and E220 Series are designed in Germany, using sturdy parts, from a steel frame supporting a maximum load of 120kg, seated on a safety class 4 gas lift, with high quality artificial leather covering.
The high comfort of Nitro Concepts chairs is due to the deformation-resistant padding achieved from the cold foam upholstery, which ensures an ergonomically correct and upright seating position.
We are attending the Insomnia Gaming Festival at the Birmingham NEC, we will be showing off Virtual Reality, running competitions, and showing off some of the latest and fastest gaming PCs in the world!
The Insomnia 58 Gaming Festival is happening on the August Bank Holiday weekend and will be the largest Insomnia event to date. The Insomnia Gaming Festival will be featuring GAME Fest for the first time showcasing the latest and greatest games.
The Insomnia Gaming Festival is held in Birmingham at the NEC from the 26th - 29th August, and will have everything from the large exhibition (that we'll be at!) the 'Bring Your Own PC' LAN halls, the esports zone, evening activities, minecraft zone, special guests, robot arena, console esports, indie zone, cosplay, drone racing, retro zone, tabletop gaming and league fest.
What will we be doing at Insomnia 58? We will be showing some of the best gaming PCs in the world, including the full range of 8Pack PCs including the OrionX. We will be back again being the kings of 'Delivery to your Desk', this is a service where the BYOC gamers can order on our website and get it delivered directly to their desk with FREE delivery! We will be showing off some brilliant Virtual Reality demonstrations using the HTC Vive. And we will have event deals, competitions and so much more!
On our stand you'll be able to experience a whole host of PC gaming goodness, from a range of gaming PCs, monitors, peripherals, and gaming chairs available from us. Feel free to grab a chair and relax! We'll also be bringing along some custom built rigs, a selection of systems from our gorgeous Infin8 and TechLabs range and insane creations from the beast that is 8Pack! Need some advice? Just speak to one of our team and we'll get you sorted.
To find out more about us being at the Insomnia Gaming Festival, make sure you visit this page on our website.
Kolink has released some new KL Series power supplies that are 80 Plus Bronze certified, semi modular, offering reliable power without a hefty price tag!
The KL Series features semi-modular funcitionality with sleeved cables and is able to deliver 500w of continuous power at 80 Plus Bronze efficiency over a single rail, and features multiple protections such as OVP, UVP, SCP, OPP and OTP.
The KL series all meet the necessary EU requirements for standby wattage and efficiency. They all contain a low noise 12cm fan and have 2 x (500W/600W) or 4 (700W) PCI-E 6+2 pin connectors for GPU support. The Kolink KL Modular series PSU are a perfect combination of reliability and functionality, backed up with a 2 year warranty for peace of mind.
The BitFenix Aurora is a brand new case with simplicity and elegance in mind. Available in Black or White, the Aurora is designed for high end aesthetically pleasing builds, with glass windows, RGB Chroma Control, SSD Chroma all certified by ASUS AURA letting you take control of the illumination of your system.
The Aurora comes with two high quality tempered black glass windows on either sides. The left side glass is tinted crystal clear to give a premium look to the system while showcasing the high end hardware of your build. The right side is tinted completely dark to have your cable management behind motherboard tray hidden. With tempered glass panels, cable management need to be easy, and with the large space behind motherboard tray and cable tie brackets, Aurora provides excellent cable management room. Tempered glass panels are designed to be held to the chassis when removing the screw preventing accidental falling. Thus the user only need to support them while removing the screws.
The “ASUS AURA” certified “RGB Chroma Control and SSD Chroma” are co-developed with Asus Republic of Gamers giving you the ability to customize the SSD illumination colors with “AURA RGB illumination” on motherboard and BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 Magnetic RGB LED colors. The controller when not connected to an ASUS motherboard, can be used independently with the hardware button to cycle through the included presets.
The Aurora supports up to EATX motherboards while having plenty of room for high end water-cooling builds. Both the included hard drive cages are modular giving the user the ability to configure the system to their needs. This clean layout gives space for full length graphic cards and fully water-cooled components. The smart layout allows the user to use up to two 280mm radiators on top and front and a 120mm radiator at the rear while having enough space to mount the reservoirs and other water cooling hardware. With a tool free hardware mounting design, Installing and altering system configurations is now a breeze.
The Panzer Max from Cougar has arrived, a full tower gaming case that has been designed with gamers, overclockers, modders and professional level computer lovers in mind.
The Cougar Panzer Max supports, Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, CEB, L-ATX, and E-ATX making this chassis a flexible case when it comes to supporting motherboards. With 4 double slot support for graphics cards, the user can fit four graphics cards up to 390mm in length.
For conveience the case has a headphone hook and a keyboard tray, saving you desk space. The casing has toolless opening and removal of all side panels.
It provides you with unprecedented levels of freedom when designing your system and choosing it's components, with superb cooling capabilities and an attractive looking design that will enhance any area you put it in.
The Panzer Max brings you unprecedented levels of freedom when designing your system. Its support for six different motherboard form factors and up to four double slot 390mm graphics cards allows you to install all the computing power you need, while the possibility to host up to six storage devices will provide plenty of space for your files.
Cooling is a key factor for gamers, overclockers and PC enthusiasts in general, and Panzer Max offers all they could ask for. With support for up to eight fans and four water cooling radiators, you will enjoy more than enough cooling horsepower to keep even the most advanced components safe from overheating. To complement this, its intelligent cable management system will keep all the cables behind the motherboard tray, allowing air to flow unobstructedly and dissipate the internal components’ heat.
It doesn’t matter where you install it: a computer built in Panzer Max is an impressive sight. With a metallic-like military inspiration design with a big side window, this case can both be a professional looking armored style build or a flamboyant LED fan equipped spectacle: the decision is yours. The easily removable covers and the orifices on all four sides make modding much more convenient, and allow you to transform it into whatever you want it to be. Other features such as the keyboard tray to free desktop space, the headphone hook, the four USB plugs and the two handles will contribute to make your life easier.
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The In Win H-Frame 2.0 has been developed in honour of In Win's 30th anniversary, packed with luminous LED lighting, and a premium 1065W Power Supply that has been made exclusively for the H-Frame.
The H-Frame 2.0 is a sleeker, more polished H-Frame with an open-frame concept composed of nine aluminium stacked sheets and tempered glass side panels, creating a vibrant and astounding visual display. The H-Frame 2.0 possess a six-level lighting effect and the brightness can be adjusted from 0% to 100% for various scenarios. Moreover, the thoughtful lighting system indicates the on/off state by a flickering effect.
The H-Frame 2.0 supports high-end graphics cards up to 330mm, and up to an E-ATX motherboard. The spacious interior is able to accommodate a top radiator up to 360mm for excellent airflow.
We have the largest range of NVIDIA 10 Series graphics in the world, and have now expanded it even further with the addition of the new NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card.
With graphics cards from the likes of EVGA, Zotac and KFA2 starting from as little as £239.99, with free next day shipping, the GTX 1060 is sure to be a hit. The pricing on the graphics cards are extremely competitive across the entire range, and we are giving free next day delivery to the UK Mainland across the whole range.
The GTX 1060 is power efficient and runs cool and uses only 120W under load, making the graphics card cooler and shorter in length. At 6.5"-8.5" long, the GTX 1060 is a perfect graphics card choice for those wanting to build a small ITX PC.
We are renowned for our award winning gaming PCs, and we are adding the NVIDIA GTX 1060 across the range of gaming PCs as an option allowing customers to order a pre-built PC with the latest graphics card from NVIDIA.
To get the smoothest game play experience from the GTX 1060, we have a great selection of G-Sync monitors that pair up nicely with the GTX 1060 giving you the best performance. But, not only does the GTX 1060 give you incredible onscreen performance, the NVIDIA GTX 1060 offers high end VR experiences at a wallet-friendly price point, giving excellent price to performance value.
The first of its kind retail experience launches in partnership with GAME and Multiplay. Together, we have opened its first ever competitive gaming arena, in the Manchester Trafford Centre.
With a space that boasts 10 Overclockers UK gaming PCs plus a Virtual Reality (VR) zone for the latest, cutting-edge play, together we will bring a brand new esports and competitive gaming experience to the Northwest.
Fred Prego, Marketing & Insight Director at GAME, said: "We are enormously excited to be launching our first dedicated, permanent in-store esports and competitive gaming zone, providing a new destination for gamers to come together to watch, play, socialise, discover and shop their favourite games."
"For years, we’ve been dedicated to providing competitive gaming events for local gamers in our stores. Now, with this first of its kind space, we can take this to the next level - allowing us to deliver a regular programme of bespoke local esports competitions and social gaming events across a wide range of esports and other gaming titles, including Hearthstone, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Minecraft."
Craig Fletcher, Founder and CEO at Multiplay said: "The new space supports the Group’s ambition to become a leading provider of esports in the UK, and we’re excited to announce this first step in a wider strategy to add value to the retail experience at GAME."
"Overclockers UK, a leader in specialist PC hardware, has been a long-time partner of Multiplay. Together we’re aiming to create the most welcoming and social esports zone around."
Phil Whitnall, GAME Trafford Store Manager said: "Manchester has a strong community of gamers so this is a great place to open our first permanent esports and competitive gaming zone. “There’s nothing like it in the area so we’re excited to become the esports destination for gamers."
As some of you may already know, we partnered with GAME several months ago, from this, it has been extremely successful! We have rolled out more and more stores with our gaming PCs and hardware. We have put PC Gaming in front of a new audience by bringing it back to the high-street, and the outcome has been extremely positive.
We hope to expand on this Gaming Arena across more stores, so watch this space.
Phanteks has introduced new accessories that are perfect to finish the style of your PC with great aesthetics and lighting. They have released sleeved cable sets for the main hardware components in eight different colours along with RGB LED Lighting Strips.
Phanteks’ Extension Cable Combo Kits are made from premium materials and designed to be compatible with all power supplies on the market. The kit includes 1x 24pin ATX cable extension, 1x 8pin (4x4) CPU extension, 2x 8pin (6+2) extension and cable combs. The extension cables are 500mm and individually sleeved to enhance the look of your build. The Combo Set are available in Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red, White, Black/Red, and Black/White.
The high performance Phanteks RGB LED strip features ultra high brightness LEDs and incorporate a number of unique features that ensure long-lasting, bright and even illumination. If you are looking to add to your existing LED strips in your Phanteks case you can purchase the PH-LEDKT_M4, which includes 1x 400mm magnetic LED strip and 3M adhesive tape. The single 400mm LED strip can also connect directly to your Phanteks case that has the LED connector function (please check Phanteks website for compatible cases).
Phanteks RGB LED Strip Starter Kit includes 2x 400mm magnetic RGB LED strips, RGB LED adapter for motherboards with 4pin RGB LED header, 1x Extension cable and 3M adhesive tape. With the RGB LED adapter included in the Combo Set, you can plug in the RGB LED adapter to motherboards’ 4pin RGB header and install it to any case on the market or plug it directly to Phanteks cases that has the LED connectors.
We are celebrating the launch of the new lineup of graphics cards from AMD, the Radeon RX480. We are giving free next day delivery to all UK Mainland customers across the entire range of Radeon RX480, including both 4GB and 8GB models.
The Radeon RX480 graphics cards are in stock and available for purchase at competitive prices, giving extraordinary VR and gaming experiences at price points never offered before. The RX480 is also has the future in mind producing powerful performance in the latest DX12 games like Ashes of Singularity, Hitman, and Total Warhammer.
We are running special deals on FreeSync monitors with savings up to 20% off, a perfect match. There are discounts also on stylish gaming chairs, quality PSUs, and great gaming PCs.
Acronyms are used every day in the computing world and users may not necessarily know what the abbreviation stands for, or even the meaning behind it, so we have picked commonly used acronyms to explain the meaning.
DDR is common when talking about memory, and it stands for Double Data Rate. So what is Double Data Rate? It is technology that allows data to be transferred on the rising and falling edges of the clock signal, this increases the data rate by two compared to singular data rate. There are different DDR names, DDR1, DDR2, DDR3, and DDR4, over time the Double Data Rate has increased in speed giving faster memory speeds.
FPS is used frequently, however in the gaming world it two different meanings, first of all, it can stand for First Person Shooter, a genre of game where the user’s perspective is from the eyes of the protagonist. Examples include, Counter Strike, Call of Duty and Battlefield. The second meaning is Frames Per Second, this is the number of frames in the game or application that can be rendered in one second by the computer. More powerful hardware will help providing a higher number of FPS, giving the game more fluid and enjoyable gameplay.
SSDs are becoming vastly popular, this acronym is short for Solid State Drive, it has the same functionality as a normal hard drive, but is much faster when it comes to moving files and faster loading times. Having an SSD installed in your computer can really improve the speed of your computer, making it faster when turning on your PC but also faster when loading games and applications.
ATX is Advanced Technology Extended, it is a form factor specification and it sets standard sizes and connections for motherboards and power supply units. In relation to motherboards, ATX is the full-size motherboard layout, however there are smaller standard motherboard sizes such as micro-ATX and mini-ITX and also there is a larger standard form factor that is e-ATX. In terms of power supplies, they all have the same height and width, however only the depth varies therefore most ATX power supply units will fit a standard ATX case.
BIOS is the Basic Input Output System, it is a very basic software presented on the motherboard, the BIOS loads before anything else does on the computer and allows the user to control the hardware and the operation. This is something of great interest to computer enthusiasts, it allows overclockers to tweak the hardware further potentially to get further speeds.
APU is a Accelerated Processing Unit, a term used by AMD that includes the processor and graphics core onto the same package. This allows for a better link between graphics and processor, and reduces the system power requirement and latencies as both of these key processors are included on the same package.
NAS is extremely important for personal and business storage solutions, the term NAS stands for Network Attached Storage and it can be very basic or complicated depending on the setup. It means that there is a hard drive that is available to use over a network, and people often use a small dedicated NAS box with a number of hard drives running in a RAID array.
RAID also known as Redundant Array of Inexpensive (or Independent) Disks, it is not a backup, but it is a way to link several hard drives together to increase performance and in some cases offer a measure of redundancy. Commonly used is RAID 0 (Needs at least 2 drives, moves data around faster. No capacity lost, but if one drive fails all your data is gone.) and RAID 1 (Needs at least 2 drives, likely to be zero change in speed but you only have the capacity of one drive. If one drive dies, you don't loose any data. This is frequently confused with a backup).
The last but not least is one you can share with your friends.
PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair and Keyboard; One of the most difficult hardware/software errors to resolve. Reboot suggested.
Virtual Reality is the next leap in technology, and is the most immersive experience that anybody can experience. The current VR headsets take you to another world, giving you a realistic experience being surrounded by a wide range of virtual environments.
The headsets are extremely responsive and realistic, tricking the users mind by letting the user accept that they are in a real environment or situation making Virtual Reality a perfect fit for gaming, medical, science, education and tourism.
We are letting users try out Virtual Reality for FREE at our Overclockers UK HQ in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, so you can try it out for yourself! Not only can you try out the headset, but you can try the full room scale experience, allowing you to walk around the virtual world and use the hand controllers getting the full immersive experience.
The following Virtual Reality games and demos are available to try for free:
Waltz of the Wizard
Google Tilt Brush
Cloudlands Mini Golf
Surgeon Simulator VR
Booking slots are for 15 minutes, so if you wish to try more games, you will have to book a longer slot, or book another time.
Paris Munro from Signal 1 Radio visited us recently and tried the Vive by HTC using Room Scale Experience Reality and thoroughly enjoyed it, even though she was extremely scared by the horror games!
The Vive by HTC is in stock today and is available to buy for next day delivery, we are giving free delivery to all UK Mainland customers.
We are pleased to announce our fantastic pricing on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9 series. With GTX 980Ti starting at as little as £399.95, GTX 980 at £319.99, GTX 970 at £217.99 and the GTX 960 at £145.99.
The pricing absolutely dominates the market and stock will sell out very quick and with stock being low, if your considering an SLI upgrade, now is the time to act.
Don't miss out on these amazing offers! These prices are the lowest in the UK!
View the range here.
We are listing the Cougar Deathfire, a single package everything you need to enjoy gaming. All the essential functions a gamer needs have been included in the DeathFire. Windows key lock, media control shortcuts, mouse DPI switching and more functions are ready to make your life easier.
The DeathFire allows you to play in any environment and customise its appearance through its keyboard and mouse, 7 colour backlight. Control it easily and switch colors on the fly with the dedicated key shortcut!
The DeathFire Keyboard’s Hybrid Mechanical Switches and Anti Ghosting Technology join the mouse’s Adjustable DPI, OMRON Switches and 1000 Hz polling rate to provide quick, accurate and reliable responses for your commands.
The Cougar Deathfire is the perfect solution for those who want an affordable gaming setup, that not only looks great, but also performs! This is real gear, for real gamers!
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Today, we have launched the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Cards, the Founders Edition and the non-Founders Editions are now available. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Cards will be unrivalled in terms of performance vs. price.
Following the successful launch of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards, we will be giving free delivery to customers in the UK Mainland on the entire basket if they use the code “1070FREESHIP” when buying a NVIDIA GTX 1070 online.
We also introduce more fantastic deals to celebrate, ranging from monitors to power supplies. Huge demands are expected and we advise to pre-order as soon as possible as there will be limited quantities.
The full gaming PC system range has been updated with Nvidia GTX 1070 options available in all gaming PCs. We have also launched three brand new PCs to the gaming range, the Titan VR10, Titan Aurora, and the TechLabs Aurora.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card hits the sweet spot in terms of getting great performance for the price. The GTX 1070 is a VR monster which can handle the most demanding VR environments.
We also offer GTX 1080 and 1070 graphics cards fitted with waterblocks, putting your mind at ease with the warranty being void and covered by ourselves.
Unveiled at Computex Taiwan, 8Pack, World renowned Overclocker and Overclockers UK employee showed for the very first time his latest beast, the 8Pack OrionX Extreme System.
The OrionX features the brand new Intel Broadwell-E 6950X which launched yesterday, hosting an impressing 10 cores and 20 threads. The hardware is encased inside Phanteks' new case, code name project 916, now with its proper name Phanteks Enthoo Elite. Powerful fully watercooled Tri-Sli Asus Strix 980Tis ensure there isn't anything the system can't handle in the graphics department. The system uses a bespoke watercooling loop, featuring an 8Pack branded reservoir. You can find a discussion on the OrionX over on our forums, where 8Pack will be answering questions about the new system, you can see that here
Case: Project 916 (Phanteks Enthoo Elite)
CPU: Intel Core i7 X6950 Broadwell E CPU OC to at least 4.3GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage 5 10th anniversary X99 MB
Memory: 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 at 2666mhz
Graphics Cards: ASUS Strix 980ti in Tri SLI
SSD: Intel 750 PCI Ex NVME SSD + 2x Intel 540 in Raid 0 2TB total
Hard Drive: 8TB
ITX system (located at the bottom)
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K at 4.8ghz
Motherboard: Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Impact
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX at 3733mhz
SSD: Intel 540 SSD's in Raid 0 2 TB total
Hard Drive: 8TB
We are selling the most advanced gaming graphics card ever created, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card. The Founders Edition and the non-Founders Editions are available to buy today. With huge demand expected, we will be keeping the warehouse open till late to ensure all NVIDIA GTX 1080s orders are dispatched out today.
To celebrate the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, we have a range of deals and offers available to all customers! Along with exclusive deals and discounts, we are giving away a free delivery code to offer free delivery on your entire basket, including Saturday and Sunday deliveries making sure customers receive the brand new graphics card before Bank Holiday Monday.
The new flagship NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 delivers up to three times the performance of previous generation graphics cards, plus superior energy-efficiency, innovative new technologies, and breakthrough VR experience.
Make the most of the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and have a tear-free experience with NVIDIA G-Sync monitors! We have some exclusive discounts on G-Sync monitors. Grab an Acer Predator XB270HUD 27” monitor for as little as £374.99, and an Acer Predator X34A monitor for only £899.99 with a massive saving of £96!
The full PC system range has been updated with NVIDIA GTX 1080 options available in all high performance PCs. The Infin8 Toxicity has a brilliant offer, that has a FREE upgrade to a GTX 1080 giving you 2x GTX 1080s for the same price as 2x GTX 980Ti’s.
For those that need to upgrade to run the latest NVIDIA technology, the award winning Super Flower Leadex Gold 750W PSU has dropped in price from £109.99 to £79.99! Allowing you to run not one, but TWO NVIDIA GTX 1080s!
Along with exclusive discounts on performance hardware, we are also running free delivery on shopping baskets with noblechairs. What better way to enjoy ultimate performance, than with ultimate comfort!
The wait is finally over and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics cards are almost here. To celebrate, we are giving FREE DELIVERY to UK Mainland customers who sign up to get notified!
Sign up and register your interest here to get notified when the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics cards are available to buy and we will send you a free delivery code!
The graphics cards are listed on the website, allowing you to see the full range of models available along with the full specification. These are the new line-up of graphics cards following the hugely popular GeForce GTX 980, with a number of performance improvements for the enthusiast users.
To follow this article, there has been an update. On Friday at 14:00PM you will be able to order an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and we will be giving a FREE SHIPPING voucher code that gives you FREE Next Day, Saturday, and Sunday delivery completely FREE OF CHARGE on the entire basket!
To make sure you are the first to receive this free delivery code, make sure you sign up to get notified here!
Two new models of PSUs from Cougar have been released today, we have listed the models on our website, the VTX and the LX Series. They are both aggressively priced units which provide reliable 80+ Bronze certified performance.
There are 400W, 450W, 550W, and 700W in the VTX Series, and there are 500W and 600W in the LX Series available.
Each VTX power supply is equipped with a quiet 120mm temperature controlled fan, various protection circuitry and PCI-E 6+2 Pin connectors as standard.
The VTX series is an ideal product for anyone looking for reliable yet well priced power supply for a mid ranged system. All VTX units are backed by a 3 year warranty for peace of mind.
The Cougar LX series are a range of fully modular 80 Plus Bronze certified units aiming to offer great features with a competitive pricepoint to match. The LX series are all equipped with 120mm HDB fans for quieter and more reliiable operation, along with full modular support, a feature rarely seen on Bronze units. The LX series boast a minimum of 2 x PCI-E 6+2 connectors as standard, with single rail operation for stability whilst gaming.
The Cougar LX also uses DC-DC power conversion technology for regulation of stable voltage outputs.
The Cougar LX series is an impressive combination of valuable features, reliable operation and competitive pricing, giving you everything needed to power a mid ranged gaming system comfortably.
The In Win team presents the all-new 303, a simple, yet elegant computer chassis crafted from steel and tempered glass. The distinctively clean front panel is complemented with a bright LED design to balance the overall appearance. While the 303 is a stunning visual display, it’s because of the quality and skilled engineering that pieced together such a fine chassis.
Your PC is the main part of your battle station, which is why the 303 commands attention from the moment it is powered on. The In Win logo is highlighted with lucent LED-backlit display as well as on the blue stripped I/O front panel. These gorgeous LEDs also have the purpose of indicating when the PC is activated.
In Win has set a standard for being an innovative computer hardware company. Mission accomplished with the 303 since it has perfected a tool-less design by being able to remove the beautiful 3mm tempered glass side panel by just pressing the handle. No more use of screws, making installation and removal even easier.
This easily accessible dust filter has an embedded design for quick removal. It’s conveniently located on the bottom, and removing dust has never been easier.
Overall, the 303 can accommodate two radiators (top and rear) and three fans at the bottom providing users with a well-cooled rig. The cool air intakes from the bottom creates efficient air flow for quick heat dissipation.
The 303 has 2.5” and 3.5” drive bays, and its separate PSU chamber provides an ideal climate without interfering with the motherboard and graphics card area. The specialized GPU holder can provide extra support to graphics cards. Yet another detail In Win oversees and manufactures to make PC building much easier.
We stock the first ever case developed by Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry, in conjunction with Lian Li he unleashes the PC-D888WX ATX Cube PC Chassis to the market.
The D888WX has an astounding mix of looks, hardware support and water-cooling potential and is fully 8Pack approved for only the best hardware the market has to offer.
The PC-D888WX has phenomenal liquid-cooling support, with no less than 6 separate radiator mount options including up to 360mm radiators on the bottom and rear of the case, two 360mm radiators on the top of the case, a further 120mm radiator on the rear of the case and a 480mm radiator on the front of the case, all of which can support push/pull configurations if required, which gives the user a vast amount of cooling potential to create some amazing watercooled setups, especially with integrated mount space for a pair of pumps.
With ultimate radiator and component support for any hardware enthusiast looking for the uncompromising best in class computer case for their water-cooling needs.
As is standard with all Lian-Li cases, the D888WX is made completely from aluminium, with various rubber grommets for intricate cable management opportunities throughout the chassis. Hardware support is comprehensive, with space for E-ATX motherboards of all sizes, 420mm VGA cards, 420mm ATX PSU's, 165mm CPU coolers, along with a pair of HDD racks that can support 6 x 3.5" HDD's or 4 x 2.5" HDD's, including hot-swap backplanes on both racks. Connectivity is also well covered, with 4 x Super Speed USB3.0 ports and HD Audio/Microphone connectors on the front I/O panel.
The attractive side window has the 8Pack logo etched in the corner, and there is the option to replace the front drive bay cover with an 8Pack designed version if you prefer. Installation is a breeze with pop-off side panels & front bezels, along with tool-less mounting for the hard drives. The D888WX has been meticulously redesigned from the D666WRX chassis by 8Pack to offer everything needed to build the best PC around, conforming to and even surpassing 8Pack's elite tier standards for an enthusiast PC case, which is why it is used to house the most premium system in the 8Pack range - The Supernova, with heavily overclocked Quad SLI NVIDIA Geforce Titan X graphics cards and an Intel i7 Extreme 5960X CPU fully water-cooled to the highest possible standard.
The next evolution - The Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass does away with the norm when it comes to side panels and replaces the entirety of both sides with a beautiful and classy tempered full-glass window. This is the ultimate full aluminium case to show off every inch of your custom build, including your pristine cable management skills!
The Evolv ATX Glass is available for pre-order in three different finishes - Black, Silver, and Gun Metal. This allows you to choose a Phanteks Evolv Glass to perfectly suit your gaming PC system!
That's right folks, we're heading up north and attending Multiplay's first ever Insomnia ScotLANd! We're excited to be coming along to see our friends and fans up there, as we understand not everyone can make the trek to Middle Earth.
We'll be bringing plenty of gaming PCs with us, as well as some gorgeous 8PACK rigs too - including a brand new treat - so for those of you going, you get a sneak peek before it's official launch.
We're taking our tech corner too, so for those needing some TLC or a repair whilst there, head on over and we'll try to fix you up, for FREE! Yes, that's right, it's totally free.
Overclockers UK are at EVE Fanfest 2016 in force. We have partnered with CCP to provide EVE: Valkyrie special edition PC gaming systems for visitors to experience! Fanfest brings together players in a massive celebration of the EVE universe. Travelers from all around the world gather in one of the most beautiful and unique locations the planet has to offer, Reykjavík, Iceland. Allies and rivals alike set aside their in-game differences to share drinks with one another and forge new friendships.
You can check out these new and exclusive systems on our website here and we're also offering £25 off one of our brand new noblechairs EPIC range when you purchase an EVE: Valkyrie Special Edition Gaming PC!
We are the number one online retailer for gaming chairs! With a huge range already available we have decided to expand the range even further to include the highest quality of chairs on the market, noblechairs!
noblechairs presents itself to demanding gamers, enthusiasts, and gaming professionals alike by debuting its remarkable EPIC Series of innovative high-class gaming chairs solely made of exclusive premium materials.
With a classy yet subtle design, created by a German design team to ensure a timeless look without garish colours. The signature appearance of all of the majestic noblechairs is instantly reminiscent of luxury class cars and belongs to the brand's most memorable trademarks.
Furthermore, noblechairs only harness high-precision manufacturing processes for production to those utilised for premium car interiors and performed by reliable automated industrial robots which warrant an invariably immaculate build quality ever close to sheer perfection.
The most striking topic about the new EPIC series are the noblechairs EPIC real leather gaming chairs swathed in a high-quality genuine leather cover never seen before on a gamer seat. These special noble series come in a black-white-red or an all-black version and are a true delectation for splendour enthusiasts who desire for more than just a mere gaming chair. Genuine leather with its intriguing surface texture is both exceedingly durable and supple. It is also easy to clean and possesses superior breathability, which simply renders it the very best raw material available for seating furniture coverings on the planet.
The real leather chairs are complemented by otherwise identical black-red, black-gold, black-blue and all-black versions fully vested in an extra thick 100% vegan polyurethane (PU) faux leather cover which is perforated in the contact zones for increased breathability. PU offers similar characteristics as genuine leather and due to its outstanding material properties, it has nowadays penetrated all areas of human life and can by default be found in top-of-the-range premium cars of all renowned manufacturers. A unique custom variant of these PU imitation leather chairs especially made for eSports fans is our stunning SK Gaming Edition in black-white-blue, which is graced by the famous team's own branding.
All noblechairs' seating area is embroidered with a diamond pattern stitching, while contrastive coloured seams along with a patch segment with logo embroidery create beautiful counterpoints to the chairs' main colour. In addition, a subtly debossed logo that crests the headrest is accompanied by an elliptical aluminium emblem with relief lettering which adorns the backrest. Thanks to such choice vestments and fine design details, these most brilliant specimen of swivel chairs reign supreme amongst the upper echelons of the entire gaming chair market and cater to all connoisseurs of aesthetic design and precious materials.
The dimensionally stable high-class upholstery of the noblechairs gaming chairs relies exclusively on freshly moulded cold foam with 55% density straight from the factory instead of recycled waste scraps used in many lesser, competing products. Its open-cell cold foam structure delivers optimal breathability, which allows for a pleasant climate regulation and brings along highest comfort as well as increased robustness and longevity. The ergonomic office chairs' impressive list of features further encompasses softly cushioned 4D armrests made of PU, 360-degree swivel rotation, flexibly adjustable seat height via a safety class 4 gas lift along with an advanced rocking mechanism, which allows for rocking the chairs up to 14 degrees.
The tilt positions can be locked and the tilt tension can be dynamically adjusted. Also the angle between backrest and seating area can be statically adjusted through a side lever. Therefore, each noblechairs gaming chair offers sovereign ergonomics with flexible adjustability. Thanks to a sturdy steel frame mounted on top of a durable five-star-base made of pure aluminium, the chairs can support a maximum weight of up to 180 kg. Five smoothly running 60 mm casters with nylon core and PU coating are attached to the base and equally suited for soft and hard floors. To adequately support the neck area and lumbar region, two removable pillows that allow for ultimate relaxation are included with every noblechairs gamer seat.
All noblechairs products abide by the UK Fire Safety Regulations for Furniture and Furnishings (BS 5852) and therefore feature a fire-retardant layer that has been applied to the surface material to minimise fire hazards.
Have you ever wanted to build a desktop system with the power security of a dual PSU server system or a desktop gaming PC with a super high power ceiling? Phanteks patented Power Combo is design to maximise your power output by allowing you to connect two power supplies. Higher end power supply can cost a fortune, but the Power Combo is cost efficient and provides maximum power and efficiency. With the ability to combine two power supplies, the Power Combo can give you a higher maximum power output than all the power supplies in the market while still maintaining stability and performance. A true plug and play, the Power Combo requires no cutting and splicing of the wires. Find out more!