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.
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.
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.
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:
We've lowered the prices on Intel 750 Series SSDs. Intel are also giving back cash when you buy one of these during the promotional period!
400GB, 800GB and 1.2TB drives available, the speeds on these are absolutely insane, if you're looking for something fast, reliable with a great capacity these are ideal for gaming, media or professional systems!
Don’t settle for second best. Maximize your computing experience with the Intel Solid-State Drive 750 Series. By combining four lanes of PCIe 3.0 with state-ofthe-art NVMe interface, the 750 Series delivers exceptional throughput performance and latency in a client PC SSD. The 750 Series is truly an industry leader; utilizing NVM Express™ allows the 750 Series to shed the burden of legacy AHCI commands. The Intel SSD 750 Series Add-In-Card (AIC) and 2.5-inch form factors enable performance not currently possible in form factors restricted by size or power.