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.
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.
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!
We have an absolute killer deal on the Asus GTX 970 Turbo and Strix! Get over £100 worth of FREE goodies when you purchase a GTX 970 Turbo or Strix from Asus.
You will receive a HyperX Fury 240GB SSD worth £64.99, Tom Clancy's Division PC game worth £29.99, Far Cry Primal worth £29.99 and also you can get FREE DELIVERY if you are a eligible forum member.
Read more on this deal here.
We are pleased to announce our new Tomorrow’s Office event. The FREE to attend event is taking place on Wednesday 24th February at The Britannia Stadium. Tomorrow’s Office is a local business event dedicated to businesses who want to improve through better implementation of IT. Support from the likes of Microsoft and Intel, mean this event is not one to miss.
There are limited places available, so act fast to see presentations, demonstrations and hands-on product offerings from the leading technology vendors, including Intel and Microsoft. You will have the opportunity to speak directly on a one-on-one basis with them about any of your specific requirements or current IT challenges.
The event will span across the whole day, and there will be free food and drinks provided throughout the day. There will be freebies and prize competitions from the vendors at the event on the day.
Come along and be inspired, we have the following line-up, each vendor will have a dedicated zone to showcase their technology offerings and provide you with the opportunity to speak with them on a one-to-one basis:
ASUS – ASUS will be showcasing a dazzling array of innovative visual and interactive display products that will surpass your imaginations as the world enters a new era of cloud computing.
Fujitsu – An overview of their world class leading PCs, Workstations, Servers and Storage portfolio
Hammer – Innovative Server and Storage systems built for performance, efficiency and scalability.
Ingram Micro – Welcome the world of Managed Print Servers, and an introduction to Cloud Solutions for Back-up and Disaster Recovery
Intel – An introduction and update into the connected world of PCs, Servers, Compute Sticks and Devices… The Intel Internet of Things.
Microsoft – Getting the most from Windows 10, Office Suite, Cloud Software and Windows Server environments.
Overclockers UK – We will be showcasing a range of solutions, perfect for business and education users alike, including RENDA Workstations and Intel Servers. We love to work hard and play hard so our latest gaming PCs will be there for all to enjoy.
TP-Link – Helping you select the best Network Switches, Routers and Wireless Solutions for your environment.
Where: Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG
Date: Wednesday 24th February
Time: 10:00am - 16:00pm
Sign up to the FREE event below:
You can now earn £20 cashback when you buy the award winning Asus Strix GTX 970 OC graphics card! With a 1253MHz boost clock and 4GB of memory, this card offers increased performance over a reference design, and delivers a more silent and smooth gaming experience.
The promotion started today, and it is easy to claim. Simply purchase the qualifying product within the promotional period, keep hold of your purchase receipt/invoice and completely the claim form within 60 days from your purchase date. Claims must be completed no sooner than 30 and no later than 60 days of your purchase date. Receive your cashback reward within 30 days of validation of your claim.
We are the only reseller in the UK with both the Acer Predator X34 and Asus PG279Q G-Sync monitors in stock! Get yours today before we sell out!
The 34-inch curved 21:9 ultra-wide Acer Predator X34 monitor is the world's first curved monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC, providing an immersive gaming experience with minimal stutters and screen tears. It has a (3440 x 1440) resolution IPS display panel with a 178-degree viewing angle, providing an immersive experience in games and entertainment with a broader view. It supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut, delivering accurate color reproduction desired by design professionals and photo enthusiasts for precise color matching across applications and print output.
The curved screen puts every corner of the screen at the same distance from the customer's eyes, providing a uniform viewing experience. It also presents a more immersive experience with a wider field of view and increased perceived area of peripheral vision compared to a flat display of the same size. The Predator X34 can be configured in a multi-monitor setup for an even richer gaming experience, thanks to its zero-frame design.
The Asus PG279Q Gaming display has a maximum supported resolution of 2560×1440, also referred to as WQHD resolution. For a majority of gamers, this particular resolution is the most preferred one because of the faster GPUs you can get nowadays. They aren’t powerful enough (at least one of them) to be sufficient for 4K gaming at high refresh rates, so 1440p at 144Hz will have to do. Refresh rate means a lot more than resolution for most gamers anyways, so that is not a problem. And to top it off, this monitor is capable of reaching a maximum refresh rate of 165Hz when G-SYNC is enabled. (Only supported on GTX 960 and higher)!
Two of the most hottest and talked about monitors right now, so far we've already shipped over 250 units of PG279Q and the feedback is absolutely superb, it really looks like Asus absolutely nailed it with this one.
The jury is still out on the X34 but feedback from US customers looks promising and our stock is the latest revision and pre-flashed for your convenience to the latest firmware.