HDR allows everything, whether landscapes, monsters or explosions to be displayed in a more natural and authentic true-to-life fashion. In order for the technology to function correctly, each component in the chain must act in sync with one another. While HDR graphics cards have been around for years already, it's only now that monitor manufacturers are getting in on the act. This is due in part to the lack of a unifying standard until now - with the VESA group changing this situation. Needless to say, we've got HDR-capable monitors ready and waiting here at Caseking!
HDR Monitors: Available to purchase now at OcUK!
The Ultimus RGB and Minos X5 from Cougar represent two new premium input devices for ambitious gamers and those wanting to become pros. The Ultimus RGB gaming keyboard is technically based on its highly successful predecessor with its steel design and TTC switches, now it uses stylish RGB button lighting however. The Minos X5 gaming mouse on the other hand offers a precise optical sensor, RGB lighting and an exchangeable back cover as well as a high polling rate of 2.000 Hz, perfect for any gamer.
The new premium input devices from Cougar are available immediately at Overclockers!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 convenient 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 following keyboards will receive the Roccat Kiro Modular Gaming Mouse for free!
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.
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.