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.
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.
Introducing the Alpenföhn Olymp, clocking in at 165mm tall and with a twin tower system using two 140 mm fans. The Olymp is a heavyweight champion providing up to 340W TDP of cooling performance.
Olymp is specifically designed to provide maximum compatibility with tall heat spreaders on performance memory modules. The shape of the Olymp has been carefully considered to allow great airflow to the CPU cooler but also to draw air around the high heat output sections of the mainboard and memory modules.
The new aerodynamically optimized fin geometry already introduced with our ATLAS cooler offers a perfect match with the 2 premium fans and ensures a best possible symbiosis of noise and performance.
A speed of 300rpm up to 1400rpm generates a balanced performance ratio to always offer enough resources for any situation in your system - It´s your choice from maximum overclocking to deep silence!
The included high performance TIM "Permafrost" completes this high-end package and ensures a maximum performance on sockets 2011, 2011-v3, 1366 115x (compatible to Skylake), 775, AM3(+), AM3, AM2(+), AM2 and FM1.
8Pack, the world class renowned overclocker has created an incredible gaming bundle, this bundle is not only super fast, but also great value for money!
The choice of the gamer has always been i5 K unlocked edition as it has both the clock and core speeds to play all of the games to the max. This bundle smashes Skylake and motherboard vendors have finally been able to unlock BCLK overclocking for non-K Skylake chips. With the help of the world's number one overclocker, this has enabled us to bring you a superb value dual-core gaming bundle with a rock solid 4.4GHz overclock!
This Bundle has been developed in house at Overclockers UK to provide end users with a safe, reliable and fast base for any powerful system. Ian '8Pack' Parry has approved the use of every component in this bundle to ensure that it not only meets the expectations of our customers but it exceeds them in every way.
As an introductory offer there is FREE DPD Next Day delivery, so no shipping costs are involved, not only that, the bundle has also been discounted, with a starting price of £329.95. Included in the bundle is an ASUS Z170-E motherboard, i5 6400 processor, 8GB DDR4 HyperX Fury memory, and a Alpenfohn cooler.
Here are the key facts about this bundle:
The ASUS Z170-E motherboard was chosen as it is a low prices solution which is feature rich and very solid when overclocking.
The HyperX memory is manufacturers by Kingston and are fantastic manufacturers of DDR4 memory, giving real overclocking headroom and stability.
The Alpenfohn Brocken cooler offers truly great cooling on a budget, very easy to install and the fan is quiet and does not obscure any memory slots.
The AIO watercooling unit offers a silent and solid upgrade to the standard Brocken cooler should the customer require better temperatures and even higher overclocking headroom.
Thermal Grizzly thermal paste is included in this bundle, it is simply the best TIM and the 1g sizing is perfect for more than one application.
For more details on the overclock settings for this bundle, see this thread on our forum.
If you want to pay even less, there is even an i3 alternative!