Keep asking yourself which keyboard to use for gaming? The Cougar Attack X3 RGB might well be the answer to that question. This keyboard represents Cougar's offering to pro gamers as well as those wanting to become one. If you fall into one of those two groups, you'll love the Cougar Attack X3 RGB!

The Cougar Attack X3 RGB is available with Cherry MX Red- & Brown switches at Overclockers!

 

Get on pro-gamers' level! The Xtrfy K3 gaming keyboard is a premium keyboard at a fantastic price that comes with RGB-LED lighting and that blends the feel of mechanical switches with the construction of membrane switches. 19-Key rollover, 1000 Hz polling rate and easy Plug-n-Play design ensures flawless operation while gaming.

The Xtrfy K3 gaming keyboard is available to for pre-order now at Overclockers!

 

We’ve barely had a chance to catch our breath after Kaby Lake and Skylake-X, but Intel is already unleashing the next wave of its consumer CPU architecture: Coffee Lake. This eighth generation of the Core brand brings more cores, more cache and more speed to the table to try and deliver more pep to your processor’s step.

Overclockers UK is your number one destination for everything Coffee Lake, from the latest processors to brand-new motherboards – and everything else you’ll need to build your new rig. But what’s Coffee Lake really like? We’ve taken a deep-dive to find out.

 

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09
Raijintek SAMOS - New Entry Into Dedicated GPU Blocks!

Raijintek have released their dedicated aftermarket GPU waterblocks for the Asus Strix and MSI GTX 1080Ti graphics cards! Made of copper with nickel plating, the Raijintek SAMOS GPU blocks give the best of both worlds with cooling performance to match their beautifully clean aesthetic.

The copper base is manufactured by CNC, with a 0.5mm internal fin construction topped with a 1.5mm transparent acrylic cover. With G1/4 fittings, a universal mounting mechanism, tool-less installation and micro-channel structure, SAMOS - MS1080Ti and AS1080Ti are not only a high-performing cooling product for gaming and overclockers, but also a user friendly solution for custom PC builders.

 

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09
New Phanteks Extension Cable Sets - Including Patterns!

Phanteks has expanded their range of PC cable extension sets with new attractive colour combinations to offer case modders a safe and simple option for customising their system. These premium cable sets are designed from the ground up to make for a visually striking power supply cable and their varied and patterned textile sleeves give the interior of any system a fresh and individual look. Thanks to the multitude of colour combinations they blend perfectly into almost any colour scheme and the cable combs bundled in with the cables also guarantee an easy installation to ensure a flawless aesthetic.

The stylishly sleeved extension cables from Phanteks prove that design and functionality are not necessarily mutually exclusive. They are especially designed to upgrade the visuals of the PC's interior by offering the perfectly tailored colour scheme. The unique feature of Phanteks cables lies in the use of polypropylene fabric for the sleeves. This is markedly higher-end when compared to the standard plastic versions, and they come very tightly threaded, offering complete opacity, as well as being soft to the touch. Furthermore every cable is individually sleeved. Additionally there are two 24-slot, four 8-slot- and two 6-slot cable combs bundled in. These allow you to perfectly orient each individual sleeve cable to ensure an incredibly sleek and tidy look.

 

Phanteks' Eclipse P300 Midi-Tower retains the best aspects of this series while adding a variety of improvements. In this respect the Eclipse P300 case is targeted at beginners while offering plenty of interesting features for experienced PC enthusiasts. Comparing the Eclipse P400 to the Eclipse P300, the P300 is markedly smaller while retaining more than adequate space for powerful gaming hardware and supporting up to the E-ATX form factor. The Dutch company's choice of backlit RGB-LED power button and LED strip on the left side means a range of colours are possible.

The Phanteks Eclipse P300 ist available to pre-order at OCUK now!

 

There aren’t many organisations that know more about storage than Seagate. The Cupertino-based company has been at the head of the hard disk business since 1978, and its current products aren’t just maintaining that lead – they’re extending it.

Seagate’s latest drives tick the right boxes when it comes to performance, reliability and capacity, and there isn’t a better place to buy than with Overclockers UK. We’re going to find out exactly what’s so special about Seagate’s current range.

 

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Hydra is Coming to Overclockers!

The Italian brand, Hydra, with their range of premium cases is available at Overclockers now. Hydra has taken it upon themselves to create innovative PC cases along with developing and producing their respective accessories. The cases have been developed by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts. To achieve this they brought in the community on the matter, and from this came the cry for premium materials in an elegant Italian design. Hydra believes that individual customisation should play an essential role. That's why all their products are adjustable via Allen key.

The Hydra cases are available at Overclockers now!

 

Phanteks is expanding their water-cooling range and has equipped their Glacier series with additional fittings for hard-tubes and universal connectors. Made from brass and created using CNC machines, these high-precision fittings are available in various types and angles, furthermore they come in two premium colours (black or chrome). Equipped with a high-flow design, the fittings offer superb performance for custom water-cooling setups and are primarily targeted at the Glacier waterblocks from Phanteks.

The Phanteks Glacier Fittings can be pre-ordered at Overclockers now!

 

The new "8Pack Edition" Dark Pro- and Xtreem series from Team Group in cooperation with famous overclocking champion Ian "8Pack" Parry and the graphics card expert Andrew "Gibbo" Gibson represent the cutting edge in high-end memory kits. These memory modules, produced in conjunction with Caseking and Overclockers UK, have been manufactured to the highest standards in terms of quality, performance and compatibility and in the UK are available for purchase exclusively at the Overclockers UK shop.

 

The design of the Cougar Immersa Pro aims above all to offer a comfortable and light build style with its blend of soft cushioning and a flexible frame. Beneath the perfectly proportioned ear cups with their integrated RGB-LED lighting, a set of 50 mm drivers provide an impressive soundscape in both stereo and virtual surround sound modes. The Immersa Pro represents an expansion of Cougar's portfolio and a refresh of their popular Immersa series of headsets. The Pro version now comes with a soundcard for virtual surround sound as well as RGB lighting, both of which are configurable via their in-house UIX software.

 

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

 

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Practise Makes Perfect - Alpenföhn Brocken 3!

Introducing the latest Brocken cooler from Alpenföhn, the Brocken 3! The Brocken 3 boasts an even further increased performance level and is designed for silent operation thanks to its large heatsink with aerodynamically optimized fins.

The third generation of the famed and esteemed Brocken cooler made by Alpenföhn resembles its predecessors when it comes to looks alone, but due to several innovations and an even further enhanced cooling performance the Brocken 3 can pull ahead of its rivals. All the know-how and experience stemming from the very popular Brocken 1 & 2 models as well as volumes of customer feedback from the Alpenföhn online community have been incorporated into the construction of the Brocken 3.

 

The stylish design of the Enthoo Evolve Series from Phanteks has proven extremely popular among customers, so popular that the manufacturer of the popular Mini-ITX version has released yet another update. Three new versions are hitting the market and are expected to be available from the beginning of September at Overclockers UK. The colour palette remains distinctly Phanteks: Black, black-red and white-black. The tempered-glass side panel and the RGB lighting and controls make a great addition to this popular series.

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Mini-ITX case now available to pre-order at Overclockers UK!

 

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Cougar Conquer is available to order!

Technoid Design with Tempered-Glass Panels for an Unconventional Look!

The Conquer represents Cougar‘s foray into an extravagant case design with a futuristic military look that, with its open build-style, guarantees that it will be the centre of attention wherever it goes while maintaining unsurpassed airflow. This imposing case takes inspiration from the futuristic aesthetics embraced by games such as CoD: Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, Destiny or Mass Effect: Andromeda. The interior of this aluminium case, with its dual 5 mm thick tempered glass side-panels, also has something else unique to offer: The motherboard is installed at a 45 degree angle, allowing the case to hold GPUs up to 350 mm in length and CPU coolers up to 190 mm in height.

The Cougar Conquer Full-Tower at a Glance:

- Black-orange toned Midi-Tower in military-look CNC milled aluminium
- Open construction for maximum airflow and hardware visibility
- Three pre-installed 120 mm LED fans; 5 slots available
- 45 degree motherboard installation for optimum use of space
- Two large tinted, tempered-glass side-windows
- I/O panel with 2x USB 3.0 & HD Audio
- 4x 2,5" and 3x 3,5/2,5" slots
- Plenty of space for water-cooling

The Cougar Conquer can be pre-ordered here.

Similar to comparable cases from IN WIN the case embraces an open build-style. Combined with the 45 degree angle of the motherboard and the trapezoid profile, the case allows for plenty of room in regards to powerful cooling as well as unmatched airflow. The 5 mm thick tempered glass side windows and the open side offer an unconventional panorama of the interior of the case as well as direct access to your hardware. The I/O panel comes with two USB 3.0 ports and the audio in- and outputs are located on top at the front of the case, offering convenient access despite the brutal aesthetics of the case.

Varied Air- & Watercooling Options

A powerful gaming system naturally requires a commensurate degree of cooling. It is with this in mind that the Cougar Conquer combines its build style with extensive high-performance hardware compatibility. The flagship case from Cougar additionally offers three pre-installed LED fans in the roof as well as two further slots on the front of the case for 120 mm fans. The roof comes with space for 360 mm and 240 mm radiators and the front reserves space for a 240 mm heat exchanger. Dust filters are, in this case, unnecessary due to the open-air design and the case prioritising maximum airflow. Should dust collect on valuable high-end components, the open backside also allows unparalleled access for cleaning and maintenance.

See the full range of Cougar products here.

 

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Phanteks' Latest Family Members : The Evolv SHIFT & SHIFT-X ITX Cases!

Introducing the Shift and Shift X, a small form factor duo that is perfect for any surrounding. A new level of premium, with dual aluminium and tempered glass panels with watercooling support.
Small and elegant, perfect for AIO cooling - with a bold, simplistic design that works in any space without the compromise on hardware. Both models are available in Gunmetal Grey and Satin Black finishes, giving a subtle and understated look which fits right at home as a media centre or under-tv system just as much as a gaming rig!

 

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OcUK Optic VR Gaming PC + Rift + Touch For £999

Following the launch of the Oculus Rift bundle deal, we have created a brand new virtual reality focused PC system, the OcUK Gaming Optic! Designed with a very specific budget in mind, the OcUK Gaming Optic - bundled with the Oculus Rift deal - costs only £999. Following the launch of the Oculus Rift bundle deal, we have created a brand new virtual reality focused PC system, the OcUK Gaming Optic! Designed with a very specific budget in mind, the OcUK Gaming Optic - bundled with the Oculus Rift deal - costs only £999.99.

Oculus Rift + Touch Controllers. That's right - An Oculus Rift, Touch Controllers, and a full VR focused gaming system capable of running all the latest VR game titles for under a grand. A UK first!

 

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06
The new noblechairs EPIC Series White/Black

Avant-garde office chair brand noblechairs raises the bar up high by bringing you its impressive EPIC series swivel chairs pioneering the world's first gaming chair featuring valuable and exceedingly durable real leather covering. Their equally well-equipped faux leather siblings are made of 100% vegan polyurethane (PU) with similarly outstanding characteristics and a 25 per cent higher material thickness of 1.5 millimetres. The entire range of noblechairs' classy gamer seats shares the same stellar German design that strikes a perfect balance between luxury car-inspired appearance and materials as well as idiosyncratic gamer chair styling and ergonomics descended from racing car seats. The resulting discreet design without garish colouring creates an air of noblesse and renders the noblechairs gaming chairs simply beautiful.

 

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06
How to get in to content creation

Content creation sounds like a corporate buzzword, but it refers to making YouTube videos and streaming on Twitch – two of the biggest areas in gaming and technology right now.

They’re growing fast, so it’s no surprise that more people than ever count on these websites for their income – whether it’s their full-time job or just some cash on the side.

YouTube was formed back in 2005 and has grown to become the world’s dominant video-sharing site. It’s tried to muscle in on streaming, too, thanks to YouTube Gaming, which was formed in 2015 to compete with Twitch. That’s no surprise, because Twitch is the biggest site when it comes to streaming: it only launched in 2011, but it’s grown alongside the rise of esports.

 

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06
noblechairs ICON Series - Become iconic.

Quality, comfort, and style - these are the watchwords of noblechairs, which makes us pleased to announce the launch of a brand new lineup that offers all of the above. Introducing the all-new ICON Series, comprising 7 different models that represent an exceptional and distinctive contribution to the noblechairs range of luxurious chairs.

noblechairs has listened to the community feedback constructing a brand new design that sets itself apart from other gaming chairs! Let's take a look at the new and improved features from noblechairs with the ICON series!

 

The Ben Nevis Cooler: Optimised Advanced Edition Available for Pre-Order at Overclockers UK Now!

The Ben Nevis Advanced represents a new addition to the portfolio of cooling specialist EKL and their Alpenföhn lineup, as well as a fresh, performance-optimised variant of their highly sought-after cooler. The increased surface area of the cooler, its asymmetric design, and its flat 130 mm PWM fan all combine to offer newcomers and price-to-performance conscious users a compact but quiet cooling solution. The cooler's installation eschews the need to screw it directly into a backplate and instead opts for attachment to the retention module of the motherboard, thereby allowing the Ben Nevis Advanced unlimited AMD Socket 4 compatibility - as well as compatibility with many more sockets commonly employed by AMD and Intel.

 

The renowned premium gaming chair brand noblechairs is proud to present, in cooperation with graphics card specialist NVIDIA, a new and unique model of the award winning EPIC Series in black-green PU leather complete with the world-famous GeForce GTX logo, representing a passion for gaming and pure performance like none other. This model comes with premium lumbar and neck cushions in black and adorned with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX lettering and logos. The same logo along with its accompanying lettering is to be found written boldly across the reverse of the backrest – an aesthetic treat for all GeForce fans and true gamers...

 

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Smarten Up Your Storage

Graphics cards and processors might get the headlines, but no gaming PC is complete without storage – and the type of storage you use can make a huge difference to the speed and responsiveness of any rig.

Storage is important, then, and the market has rarely been this exciting. Drives that use M.2 and NVMe technology are breaking speed records, and more conventional SSDs and hard disks have never been bigger, faster or cheaper.

Our guide explains the differences between these important components, and highlights what you should be looking for – and picks some of our favourite products, too.

 

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Ryzen Powers. You Fight.

Experience Prey on the new AMD Ryzen 5 processors. We have Ryzen 5 in stock along with 8Pack approved bundles and PC systems!

The Quad Core variants available are the Ryzen 5 1400 3.40GHz and the 1500X 3.70GHz processor, the Six Core models that are available is the Ryzen 5 1600 3.60GHz and the 1600X 4.00GHz processors. They are to deliver high performance for faster smoother experiences. They benefit from groundbreaking machine intelligence, impressive multitasking capabilities and newly designed, efficient architecture.

The Ryzen processor family features up to 8 cores with 16 threads for the most ambitous competitors, helping you game and stream at the same time with performance to spare.

If you are looking to upgrade the whole package, we have you covered with our bundle packages, allowing you to upgrade your motherboard, processor, memory and cooler giving you a total refresh in performance.

Our 8Pack Approved bundles are available for those wanting the best performance possible from the hardware covered by Overclockers UK's warranty. Find out more on the 8Pack Approved bundles by watching the video below.



Along with a huge range of motherboards, processors, and hardware bundles available, we also have a great range of PC systems. Provided with a full 3 year warranty, these systems are pre-built, tested and configured for you, to simply take the PC out of the box and start gaming! - View our Ryzen PCs here.

Looking to buy Ryzen? Make sure you check our full range here: www.overclockers.co.uk/ryzen

 

23
03
Think Esports - Think Overclockers UK

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.

 

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03
Mechanical Switches Explored!

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.

 

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Our shop is open till late this Friday!

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.

 

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Explored

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.

 

NVIDIA has released their latest creation into the wild. The GTX 1080Ti brings the raw power of the Titan XP at a more affordable cost. This GPU is a graphics card that just keeps on giving and giving. The power is relentless!

 

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Available From 6PM Tomorrow

Available from 6PM tomorrow, the NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti will be on the website for customers to order!

In the meantime, please have fun watching our unboxing video, and we will update you with further information soon, regarding price, stock availability, and what models will be available tomorrow.

 

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The AMD Ryzen Eight Core 1800X is multi-award winning!

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.

 

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Processing Power: How important is it?

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.

 

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Overclockers UK VR Racing Series is on tour!

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!

 

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Graphics Wars - Choose what's right for 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.

 

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We have been shortlisted for the Business of the Year!

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!

 

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Paying for PCs the Overclockers UK Way!

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.

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