Few areas in gaming are growing as quickly as Esports. Competitive gaming is a global, multi-million dollar industry, with players becoming stars and teams attracting thousands of fans – and with products and merchandise to match.
If you’re a fan one the world’s best esports teams – or just want the gear that the professionals rely on – then don’t look beyond Overclockers UK. We’ve partnered with top teams to sell the best merchandise, and we also stock world-class gear that can take your gaming to the next level.
Every serious PC gamer will rave about their favourite keyboard – and 99 times out of 100 that’s going to be a mechanical unit. There’s a reason that these old-school devices are the perfect companion for a modern gaming rig: they provide a solid, snappy and consistent typing action, the best speed and the most features.
The key to every top-quality keyboard is the mechanical switch under each button. Typically, this isn’t a simple situation – several companies make different switches, and they’ve got game-changing attributes.
We’ve taken a deep dive into the switches that form the bulk of the mechanical keyboards out there today – and explained the differences, too.
On Friday 17th March were staying open for longer, with limited stock of NVIDIA GTX 1080Tis available to take away on the day, along with exclusive deals that are available in store only!
Open from 8:30am till 8:00pm this allows customers to coming in throughout the day to check out the deals and take them away same day! With extremely limited quanities of NVIDIA GTX Founder Edition 1080Tis from Asus, Inno3D, Palit and Zotac, head to the store and grab a great upgrade ready for the weekend.
We are also running further deals across other components, from cases, to monitors and everything inbetween.
Our address is:
Overclockers UK, 5 Lymedale Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 9BT
We hope to see you there!
Built within a dual-chamber design for ease-of-access and a unique aesthetic, BitFenix's latest M-ITX chassis is as visually striking as it is functionally impressive.
Making use of an inverted layout throughout a two-piece shell, the BitFenix Portal uses a ball bearing runner design in order to provide users with an easier approach to assembling their build. Within the internal compartment, users can install up to two 3.5" hard drives and a single 2.5" drive, accompanied by an SFX power supply and a Mini-ITX motherboard. Differing from most chassis on the market which adopt this physical format, the BitFenix Portal gives way for large air coolers and all-in-one liquid coolers, providing users with clearance for a single 120mm mount towards the front of the chassis.
Where the Portal proves ideal for building high-end rigs comes in the way of support for full length graphics cards. As the chassis makes use of an inverted layout, the GPU sits towards the roof of the chassis seeking its own source of ventilation, with an optional window should owners of the chassis which to display their hardware. Hosting a look that's Sci-fi within it's visual presentation, the exterior shell features a power/reset switch, two USB3.0 and two USB2.0 connections, as well as HD Audio MIC and Headphone inputs.
The latest graphics card to emerge from Nvidia’s foundries is the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti – and that Ti suffix means that this is an extremely potent bit of technology.
Nvidia only lavishes that Ti lettering on its most impressive cards, and the new GTX 1080 Ti is a range-topping beast that raises the bar for single-GPU performance.
We’ve got the largest range of cards here at Overclockers UK, and they’re ready to scythe through games at 4K and beyond – so read on to find out everything about this new card and exactly why you should be excited.
Phanteks has dived into the world of liquid cooling and returned with the Glacier Series, a complete ecosystem of cooling components for processors and graphics cards. All Phanteks components are constructed with an eye to premium quality manufacturing, and Phanteks' water coolers and fittings are no exception in this respect. Designed for gamers as well as overclockers and enthusiasts, the Glacier-series of coolers positively glow with their stylish RGB-LED lighting whilst also offering support for MSI Mystic Light and ASUS Aura synchronisation. Phanteks CPU water coolers, full-block water coolers for graphics cards and compatible fittings are available now in the Caseking shop
Over the past few months there has been a lot of speculation and talk about the new “Zen” processors from AMD, now known as Ryzen, particularly on the pricing and the performance front, and only recently have we seen what AMD has to offer through the coverage from AMD and the media.
AMD have been working on Ryzen and the new AM4 platform for a number of years, and have shown passion and innovation in creating a platform to take the market by storm.
Get the full break down on AMD Ryzen™ including CPU line-up, prices and technology benefits that come with AMD's new AM4 platform. See why you should get on-board with "Zen"!
After more than four years in development AMD presents the Ryzen™ x86 range of processors for desktop PCs with the advanced "Zen" microarchitecture. With massive improvements in classic single core performance as well as parallel multi-threaded applications, AMD Ryzen™ CPUs combine innovative features like AVX2 with a forward-looking platform.
Maintaining the same visual qualities as the Panzer Max, while making slight refinements and doing away without the bulk, Cougar's Panzer Mid Tower is a modern gaming tower with long-desired characteristics. Proving to be the Panzer's most striking design trait is the implementation of dual transparent side panels. Allowing for a complete presentation of its internal layout, the case supports M-ITX, M-ATX, Standard-ATX and CEB motherboards.
By opening up the internal structure of the case with all storage drives located to the rear motherboard tray and atop the power supply shroud, Cougar allows for a vast number of watercooling options at a variety of locations for the owner to play with. At both the front and the roof of the chassis radiator lengths of 1240, 140, 240, 280 and 360mm can be installed, with 120mm radiators to the rear and floor of the chassis. Providing airflow by the way of mesh ventilation, this military and armour inspired aesthetic gives weight and strength to both its name and its construction.
The processor is a vital component in every PC and laptop – if you don't have one, your device just won't work.
It pays to give some thought to the processor you choose, too, because a poor chip will hinder every single aspect of your machine, while a high-quality chip could take your gaming, work and daily computing to the next level.
We've got a guide to the nuts and bolts of these crucial components, but that's not all. We've chosen our favourites from Intel's new Kaby Lake range to suit every budget and a whole range of computing tasks, from gaming to graphic design, and we've also explained how the Overclockers UK touch can result in faster, safer and better PCs.
The Overclockers UK VR Racing Series is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever before! We have partnered with Intel, XFX, HTC Vive, Next Level Racing, Thrustmaster, and noblechairs to bring you the chance to put your skills to the test in the virtual world and on the real track.
Adrenaline-fueled from the success of the first round we are hitting the roads of the UK and could be bringing the competition to a city near you!
There is no component more vital to a gaming PC than the graphics card. It's the engine behind every top game, and picking the right card means your rig will run the most demanding games for years.
Graphics cards are no joke, but that does mean that it can be tricky to pick the right part.
If you're not sure about how graphics cards work, then read on – and if you still need to pick a card, then read our guide for the top chips for work and play.
We have been shortlisted for the the Business of the Year category at the Sentinel Business Awards. The Sentinel is the biggest-selling regional newspaper that covers Staffordshire and Cheshire in the UK.
The Sentinel Business Awards is widely regarded as the best event of its kind in our region. Bringing together the business community across Staffordshire and South Cheshire, it rewards achievement, innovation, and success across all industries.
We are very happy to be shortlisted, and will be attending the Gala Awards Dinner for the finals. Please wish us luck!
Everyone at Overclockers UK understands that buying a new computer, laptop or component is incredibly exciting, but we also understand that the best gear is incredibly daunting – especially when a new gaming system can cost £1,000 or more.
Thankfully, we’ve taken steps to make your next PC easier to buy. Overclockers UK have partnered with V12 Finance to offer a range of finance options, from buy-now and pay-later deals to more traditional credit arrangements. Applying for finance on our website is much easier and faster than before and finance is now available on orders from just £250.
And, crucially, none of our finance options require a deposit – something that makes Overclockers UK stand out against many other companies.
Designed as a direct response to those in need of a powerful machine with a minimal footprint, the Dan Case A4-SFX v1 – created by Daniel Hansen, is a lightweight chassis with physical dimensions comparable to a shoe box.
Making efficient use of the internal layout with hardware mounting options on a vertical basis, the A4-SFX v1 allows for the installation of standard size hardware – doing away with custom components as well as performance compromises. Crafted from brushed aluminium with ventilated panels – manufactured by Lian LI, the A4-SFX v1 utilises Mini-ITX motherboards, SFX power supplies and a full-length, dual-slot graphics card. This gives way for a potential Monster gaming PC, disguised on one's desk much akin to NAS.
By mounting internal components vertically with the SFX power supply located at the front of the chassis, there's room for X3 2.5" storage drives, low-profile CPU coolers as a must due to the slim-profile, and a PCIe extender built on patented Twin Axial technology – manufactured by 3M, included with the chassis. With just a single USB 3.0 port located to the front of the chassis, accompanied by a power button for a clean, neat finish, the 4-SFX v1 defines the high-end appeal, certainly striking with its anodized finish.
Reports are flooding in that a UGO (Unidentified Gaming Object) was spotted touching down at Overclockers UK, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. Eyewitness accounts suggest that the behemoth towering object originated from the direction of constellation Orion and are dubbing it the ‘OrionX’. Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry was the first on-scene and current available information points to him engaging in first contact and swiftly managing to tame the originally hectic visitor. It doesn’t seem biological in nature but looks to possess massively advanced technological and gaming capabilities far exceeding anything available on the consumer desktop market today.
The 8Pack OrionX heralds a new vision in what a desktop PC can be. There is no other like it - in both form and function - wielding many proprietary design features, creating a unique and dominant yet elegant monster of a rig.
“I wanted to create a truly jaw dropping system which would be a world leader in both aesthetics and performance.” - Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry
An irresponsible level of power - The OrionX is the current end game. Only the fastest components are used, regardless of cost. Even with only this mindset, we still didn’t think the OrionX housed enough power… so we added another system inside. Within the innards of the Phanteks Enthoo Elite (originally conceived solely for this project) are not one but two desktop systems, one using the enthusiast’s workstation X99 platform, and the other using the latest Intel high-end platform Z270 (Kaby Lake). ‘Golden Chips’ are used for both platforms, resulting in a 4.4GHz (minimum) 6950X and a 5.1GHz (minimum) 7700K.
Placing an emphasis on power efficiency and prolonged stability, Super Flower has refreshed their Leadex Gold Series PSUs, the Leadex II Gold Series. Incorporating a wealth of improvements in the construction and materials of internal components, the latest models will feature 100% Japanese capacitors on the PCB and 100% Taiwan A Grade capacitors on the modular back panels. This provides sustainability for prolonged durations of use with operating temperatures rated for 105℃.
Integrating a multitude of power protection features, should there be an external interruption causing loss of power on the system, the PSU makes the necessary procedures in the form of Over and Under Voltage Protection, Over Current and Over Power Protection, Short Circuit and Over Temperature Protection. As these units are rated for 80+ Gold, 87% efficiency at 100% load is where the PSUs will be able to operate.
Influenced by the slender construction of the Japanese Nihonto, Creative has designed a soundbar with visual characteristics reminiscent of the most deadliest blade – the Katana. Adhering to theme quite literally, Creative has provided the most appropriate title for their "Samurai-Gamer" sound system – the SoundBlasterX Katana . Touting a slick frame and reinforced brushed aluminium, the SBX Katana holds a strikingly clean finish with a simplistic approach to features and functionality.
Measuring just 2.4” in height and 23.6” in width the SBX Katana has been designed to rest under the display of the gamer's setup, holding the most visual appeal for those with multi-monitor and ultrawide displays. Featuring a – the SBX Katana may just be the most distinctive piece of audio equipment yet. Comprised of just five buttons for operation, the SBX Katana allows for volume control, switching between audio sources, LED preferences, and power/Bluetooth.
Built for the afterdark gamer, the Cougar Vantar strikes with stealth while proving to be a visual showpiece.
Taking advantage of low-profile scissor-switch keycaps, Cougar's Vantar has been designed to give gamers a responsive, tactile-feedback response for those of the nocturnal background. Silent in function yet stunning in form, Cougar implements anti-ghosting technology over a set number of keys – allowing for simultaneous button presses for impressive accuracy and supreme performance.
Built with dedicated media keys for control over audio and video files, as well as internet services, the Cougar Vantar does well to serve two purposes, realising that gamers do more than just game. Featuring an 8-colour, 8-effect customizable backlighting effect, gamers can set their own choices for visual behaviour across the entire set of keys and the Cougar logo – including a rainbow, wave, breathing, rhythm and others, with a distinctive plate surrounding the keyboard also taking advantage of the visual effect.
Built to serve two purposes through a dual-technology implementation, Antlion Audio's ModMic 5 is the modular microphone designed for both performance and show. Fitted with an uni-directional microphone, the 50+ db SNR measurement (signal to noise ratio), allows for precise noise cancellation and absolute clarity. This makes the ModMic 5 a great addition to any streaming / gaming setup, where voice-over-commentary for recorded gameplay is of the highest importance.
Also taking advantage of an omni-directional microphone, switchable when desired for the required use-case, this allows the microphone to function in an open-environment where casting or studio recording becomes the focus. This microphone features a 58+ db measurement in SNR, allowing for all sounds to be recorded in high quality.
The power supply is never the most glamourous component in a computer, but it's undeniably important – after all, your PC won't do much if there's no way for electricity to get to the components.
Power supplies sit quietly in the bottom of cases and extend their cables to every part of the rig, delivering electricity to the motherboard, graphics card, hard disk and more.
Cheap PSUs are obviously tempting, but they're usually a bad idea for several reasons – so we've explored what you should look out for when picking a PSU, and picked out some of our favourites from the huge range we have available.
Forming common ground between the classic traits of masculinity along with the modern qualities now symbolic of a lady, Noblechair's latest gaming chair within the EPIC Series line-up now comes in a black and pink variant – more appropriately known as Rose.
Designed and engineered with a premium quality, second-class to none amongst its competitors, the EPIC Series gaming chair is constructed from the highest-grade of PU imitation leather, fitted with cold foam interior for ideal breathability. Featuring four-dimensional adjustable armrests which have been crafted from the best in-class soft polyurethane, combined with a steel frame and an aluminium base, the chair allows for both backrests reclining and extended height adjustments, providing supreme strength and operation at a maximum weight of 120kg.
Teaming up exclusively with TechRadar, we're giving you the chance to win an Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder Edition graphics card – Nvidia's fastest consumer-based based gaming graphics card, built on the latest Pascal architecture. Equipped with 8GB of GDDR5X memory, a base clock speed of 1683MHz and 2560 Cuda cores, this monster of a graphics card is ideal for gaming in both 4K resolution at high visual fidelity as well as VR.
In order to enter this competition, follow the link below to TechRadar's website and fill in the details for a chance to win.
Intel 7th Generation CPUs are now available to buy and we all know these have been highly awaited processors. To celebrate this launch, we are offering FREE Next Day delivery to the UK mainland on all baskets that include a retail i7 7700K (£349.99~) or an i5 7600K (£239.99~) processor!
To coincide with the launch of Z270, we are also refreshing their system range, including the award winning Titan Bayonet, this has been upgraded to the latest 7th Generation Intel i5 7600K overclocked all the way to 4.7GHz combined with the Asus Z270-K meaning that it is up to date with the latest technologies giving maximum performance. The all-new Titan Osprey focuses on AMD CrossFire setups with the option of added uncompromised PCIe NVMe storage thanks to the extra four PCIe lanes provided by Kaby Lake CPUs, the i5 processor is overclocked to 4.9GHz. The Titan Gladius focuses on the other side of the fence, equipping NVIDIA SLI setups – again with the added option of PCIe NVMe storage, and an i7 7700k overclocked to 4.8GHz.
Premium engineering, improvement and innovation. The Phanteks Enthoo Elite.
Taking advantage of modular design and superior materials, Phanteks Enthoo Elite is the latest chassis for the high-end market, delivering a housing that's built to house the the highest of enthusiast components. Allowing for two discrete systems to be contained within the same chassis, the Enthoo Elite allows users to install a large system measuring E-ATX form factors at the largest or Mini-ITX form-factors at the smallest to be installed within its main chamber, along with a Mini-ITX system to be held within the lower.
Giving way for a third standalone chamber for cable management and the main system's power supply, this Tri-system design is the first of its unique design, providing a clean and efficiently designed layout so that the final build is striking as it is hassle-free. Taking note of the current market trends, the Enthoo Elite revolutionizes the idea of compartmentalised design and modularity, giving its competitors something to learn from. Allowing users to do away with the secondary system for a single build, the lower unit can be removed in place of additional radiators and additional storage – giving way for a maximum of thirteen 3.5 inch drives and six 2.5 inch drives, largely in part to its removable plates and simple means of hardware layout.
Gaming Mice Examined
There's no excuse for keen PC gamers to be without a top-notch gaming mouse. A proper rodent can improve your accuracy, increase comfort levels and make games easier thanks to extra buttons, more features and better sensors.
If you've never considered a new gaming mouse then it can seem daunting, as there are loads of features to take into account – but we've explained them all here to help you make an informed choice. We've also rounded up some of our favourites to point your cursor in the right direction.
Like a true ruler seeking control of an army, the BitFenix Shogun stands tall, looking to be the de facto ruler for BitFenix's latest line-up of chassis.
Disguised in haze-black tempered glass panels with a stealthy aluminium exterior forming a shell around its interior layout, the BitFenix Shogun houses a host of unique and distinctive features, reminiscent of the Shinobi and Ronin from BitFenix's prior chassis. Delivering true modular support for user configuration and preferences, the Shogun gives way for fully-custom watercooling, extensive options for storage drive location, and RGB lighting support with existing products.
Allowing support for radiators upto 280mm in lengths to the front of the chassis, with 360mm and 140mm to the top and the rear, BitFenix does well to emphasis space and compatiblity should the user choose to adopt air cooling or watercooling. Were the user choose to adhere to the former, modular storage bays can be installed to make use of of space, housing up to six 3.5" drives and eight 2.5" inch drives divided amongst the surrounding areas of the chassis.
Air Coolers In-Depth
There are all sorts of options for keeping your processor chilled, but air coolers remain the cheapest and easiest and most versatile option.
You can spend between £10 and £100 on an air cooler, and choose huge heatsinks with multiple fans or fan-free models for pure silence. Vast units are ideal for overclocking, and smaller cooler slot inside small-form-factor systems.
Our guide explains how these important components function – and gives you an overview of the entire market. We've also picked out some of our favourite coolers.
Gearing up for the festive season of sparkly trees, ribbon tied presents and mince pie cravings, Overclockers UK will be delivering a wide range of deals and gifts so that the gamers, fans and enthusiasts can provide themselves and their loved ones with the best gifts possible.
Those looking for upgrades, full system overhauls or the comfy padding of premier gaming chairs will find their needs fulfilled. With a reindeer on the roof for next day delivery, those in the market for a pre-built gaming machine will find the greatest benefit from the OcUK Express range of systems. If your after for entry-level streaming PCs such as the FS-E1, or console stomping monsters such as the FS-H2, all systems within this range of PCs are ensured for next day delivery when ordered before 2PM, with three year warranty of dedicated support.
Enthusiasts spend hours picking parts, but too many people give too little thought to another vital component: their case.
That’s a shame, because cases are important: a good case can make a system easier to build, offer more room for extra components and make your PC run with better temperatures and less noise. And let’s not forget the aesthetics, either – a good case can make your rig look stunning.
We’ve got a huge range of the best computer cases at Overclockers UK – here are some of our favourites.
Hack Everything This Black Friday
On the 22nd November all buyers of GeForce GTX 1070 & 1080 graphics cards, systems and notebooks will receive a free copy of WatchDogs 2.
Take control of one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world as you play as Marcus Holloway, a wrongfully accused hacker, seeking revenge against the corrupt corporation ctOS 2.0. Using the power of hacking and advanced technology, along with the help of the infamous DeadSec Hacking Collective, give freedom back to the people of San Francisco and shutdown ctOS 2.0 for good.
Using the power GeForce GTX 1070 & 1080 GPUs, there is no System Restore Point for CtOS! Upgrade now and harness the might of GeForce!
Supreme build quality, modular design, silent operation.
Taking the next step-up from the Fury Series of power supplies, BitFenix is launching the Whisper Series PSUs. Fitted with a 135mm cooling fan and intelligent fan control curve technology, using just 3.5volts of power, the Whisper power supplies will run with near-silent operation, rated at just 500rpm at 18dBA. Adapting fan rotation to temperature readings and power load requirements, noise levels will adjust as needed aiming to maintain a quiet experience.
Due to the build quality and component decisions of industrial grade Japanese capacitors, maximum power delivery and duration of efficiency is maintained for far greater lengths than standard capacitors. Providing a reduction in ripple and electrical interference, stability is extensively enhanced, proving suitable for extreme overclocking and dual CPU setups.
Focusing on ergonomics and personal preference, Vertagear is set to release two new models of gaming chairs – the TRIIGGER 275 and the TRIIGGER 350.
Providing substantial comfort with the aesthetic inspiration of F1 race cars, Vertagear's TRIIGGER Series take advantage of calfskin leather, adjustable lumbar support and flexible cushioning. Differing from the model 275, the model 350 allows for seat-depth adjustments, positioning armrests, strengthened casters and automotive grade paint within its distinctive frame.
Both models offer 22 different seated positions, height adjustments and class 12.9 screws for increased durability. All adjustments made to positioning are designed in a way that's simplistic for the user, made simple by a paddle shift “Trigger” located under the armrests. Proving to be balanced and reliable through the steel alloy dual spring hubs, build quality remains at the top of the list, ensuring users feels safe and comfortable when using the chairs.
Crafted from a black, hair-silk plate of aluminium the Raijintek PAEAN takes traits from most recent cases and marries the tempered glass trend an open-bench format. Supporting up to x3 3.5" drives along with x3 2.5" inch drives, the PAEAN chassis utilises a dual-chamber layout to divide the power supply and storage compartments to a single area - opening up the oppossing side for test-bed purposes. Not only does this create a unique and tidy layout, it's also rather distinctive, making it appealing to gamers, modders and PC enthusiasts, along with an audience not so familiar - those pertaining to art and design.
This unique quality that the PAEAN delivers not only looks attractive in use, but also when it's out of use, reminiscent of futuristic sculpture. Providing support for standard ATX, M-ATX and M-ITX motherboards, along with graphics cards up to 400mm in length - extending multi-GPU support by the means of x8 PCI slots. The wide range of hardware configurations and physical sizing the the PAEAN delivers never compromises on looks, aligning watercooling support to a vertical format flat against the centre aluminium tray.
It’s almost that time of year again where everybody goes a little bit mental for awesome discounts and deals on even more awesome hardware and electronics. If you’re out and about on Black Friday, chances are you’ll see somebody trying to cram their newly purchased 4K UHDTV into a two-seater car with great difficulty instead of having it delivered like a sane person (that wasn’t me last year, honest). This is what Black Friday does to us though, we are presented with incredible prices on some seriously good products which would just be crazy to pass up on. We’ve all heard the phrase “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.” but Black Friday is probably one of the only exceptions to this saying.
Based on the insane success of last year’s Overclockers UK Black Friday / Cyber Monday event, we are bringing to you another truck load of tasty deals on PC components, gaming peripherals, monitors, some fantastic PC cases, and so much more. We love hardware and Black Friday as much as you do, so we have preselected literally hundreds of products that we would want to buy ourselves. Not only that; many of these even kick off today!
The Asus ROG Claymore RGB mechanical keyboard joins the Aura certified family, giving unprecedented lighting control over even more of your gaming environment. The Claymore is an 80% tenkeyless design with distinct Republic Of Gamers detailing on the top plate of the chassis to complete the premium ROG look. The unique and personalisable lighting system will make sure your gear stands out above the rest and will surely turn heads!
Modular and portable design - The Asus ROG Claymore can be coupled with a separate numpad add on (sold separately) to either the left or right-hand side, giving you the freedom of choice to place wherever is most efficient for you, and removable when not required or for portability. Super handy for LAN events!
Asus Aura certified RGB lighting system - Seamlessly integrate the Claymore’s RGB lighting system into your Aura software and link lighting styles to the rest of your Asus Aura setup or control individually. Each individual key is also independently adjustable to attain truly unique and personalised themes. Choose from the entire RGB spectrum of colours and swaths of lighting effects. Get creative!
Ever since we got our mitts on the NVIDIA Titan X GPU, we have been vigorously testing countless different configurations, with the ultimate goal of bringing to you both the fastest and most affordable fully-fledged Titan X builds available. Configure your own NVIDIA Titan X dream PC from under £1800! Or select the NVIDIA Titan X as your gpu of choice in the following systems – which are the result of many (many) hours of testing, comparing, and overclocking.
The Fastest NVIDIA Titan X PC In The World!
The 8Pack Supernova – When 8Pack got a hold of some new Titan X Pascal GPUs, he scurried off into his lair of experiments and locked the door behind him. A few weeks later, he emerged with a small stack of benchmark results shouting Eureka! After singling out the best 3 Titan X GPUs from his newly acquired stash, these were installed into the 8Pack Supernova in 3-way SLI along with matching EK water blocks and put through their paces. Below, you will find the results of 8Pack’s extensive overclocking and tweaking to attain the combined maximum possible overclock and ultimate stability.
Eradictaing the need for software functionaility and on-screen adjustments of player preferences, Cougar's Minos X3 gaming mouse places an emphasis on direct-user control, meaning all changes are made on-the-fly. Featuring a DPI rating of 400 to 3200 through a first-class PMW3310DH optical sensor, the excellent precision and scale of accuracy that the Minos X3 seems set to deliver means the need for hardware acceleration will cease to be relevant. As an eSports-centric gaming mouse, both the aesthetic and functional design have been combined in a manner that allows gamers of MOBA, RTS and FPS to adapt to its ergonomics and play in style.
Suited for gamers of all grip preferences, those of the claw grip, fingertip, and taper design nature will find the mouse to be both comfortable and adaptable – allowing them to compete at their best, remaining in full control. Along with Omron gaming swithces and user-defined LED backlighting, Cougar's focus on keeping gamers in the game and away from software UI means all of the Minos X3's features are placed at the base of the mouse for instant access.
WD have long been famous for their immensely reliable storage drives and there is no shortfall when it comes to speed either. To evolve with the introduction of ever smaller desktops PCs and laptops, WD have brought their knowledge and fabled reliability to the SSD market.
Adding to their Blue and Green ranges, you can now purchase solid state drives with reliability like never before and these drives are available in both the traditional 2.5” 7mm and newer M.2 2280 form factors in capacities of 120GB (Green only) to 1TB (Blue only).
Featuring dual-plane balance and rotational vibration sensors, ensuring reliability and performance for extended durations of use, with the power of error recovery control and RAID optimisation, the 10TB Ironwolf harddrive serves as the ultimate guard dog for storage protection. Answering the call to its trusty owner, the Seagate Ironwolf sits alongside the Asustor NAS drive – allowing for built-in AES-NI hardware encryption, H.264 and H.265 hardware acceleration, and an impressive rating in energy efficiency, the performance offered by such an immense duo is frankly, just too difficult to keep chained up in the doghouse.
Partnering with Asustor and Seagate, Overclockers UK is ready to let the Wolf run free – delivering an Asustor NAS Drive equipped with a quad-core processor and a hardware encryption engine, along with 10Terabytes of safe, scalable and lightning quick storage space, one lucky person will be awarded with such a roaring prize, enriching their computing experience and upgrading their storage to an impressive new bite. In order to be in to win this mighty canine, there will be 8 ways to enter.
Overclockers UK are going big for Halloween! We have some great exclusive deals running over the course of the Halloween weekend, check out our Facebook for the latest Thrill Of The Day!
We are also giving people the chance to win prizes from noblechairs, BitFenix and Soundblaster X! Check out the competition here.
Optimised for First-Person-Shooter gameplay and fitted with Cherry MX Blue switches, the HyperX Alloy has been designed with the intentions of being portable and durable, ideal for tournaments and LAN parties. Featuring a solid steel frame, textured keycaps and a detachable braided cable, HyperX aims to make this keyboard as resistive and secure as possible while still delivering a product that's stylish and eye-catching.
With its 1000Hz polling rate and the 100% Anti-ghosting N-key rollover, the reduction in physical size that HyperX has taken to the keyboard clearly mandates function over form with actual design practicality. Fitted with 6 Led backlit illumination modes, media control keys and USB passthrough, the HyperX Alloys ticks all the boxes for the standard features that gamers have come to expect from a gaming keyboard.
Bringing competition to the high-end of to the market , Raijintek has launched two new E-ATX size chassis – The Raijintek Asterion Plus & The Asterion Classic. Straying further and further away from the "Transformer-esque" theme of earlier products and keeping more in-line with the elegant aesthetics set by their most recent designs, Raijintek's latest chassis certainly catch the eye – looking rather distinct while adopting more modern design traits, the visual transition from "Gamer With Attitude" to "Minimalistic Sophistication" is evident.
Making use of dual transparent side-panels with the only differing factor between the two models being a hinged-door – with acrylic windows on the Plus, and a tempered glass construction on the Asterion Classic – both chassis do well to stand-out amongst themselves all the while catering to personal preferences.
Taking the place of prior entry-level card the GTX 950, NVIDIA has launched the GeForce GTX 1050 & GTX 1050Ti. Nvidia's latest cards will have a starting price of £99.99 & £139.99 respectively.
Featuring 640 cuda cores, a 128-bit memory bus, 112GBs of bandwidth and 2GB of GDDR5 RAM – requiring just 75 watts on the GTX 1050, the GTX 1050Ti takes things up a peg or two pushing 768 cuda cores and 4GB of GDDR5 RAM with same identical specs also requiring just 75 watts. The power to performance ratio on the Pascal architecture clearly demonstrates NVIDIA's developments in power efficiency, since first introduced on the GTX 750Ti – based on the Maxwell architecture.
While the 75W power requirement means no extra power connectors will be needed – proving efficient for those looking to build small form-factor PCs, as with the current line-up of graphics cards in the Pascal family – boost clocks remain high for both the GTX 1050 & 1050Ti – 1354MHz and 1290Mhz.
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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.