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.
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.
PC gaming is booming thanks to new players, incredible games and innovative technology, and that means there are plenty of options when it comes to your next desktop.
That’s easier said than done. If you’re a beginner, then poring over pages of components can be daunting – and it’s still tricky at times for experienced users. That’s no surprise, given that the market is stuffed with thousands of components that can be assembled in millions of ways.
For us, of course, there’s only one choice – and that’s buying a PC from Overclockers UK.
We are always at the forefront of technology, innovative, and bringing new ideas to the market. From today, we are ready to change the world, bringing a new service that no other company has done ever before!
To encourage customers to eat healthily, we will be including one of the world’s healthiest foods in our parcels, the banana!
This will replace the Haribo sweets we have included in parcels over the years, and customers will now receive a great source of vitamin B6, good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, biotin, and copper.
The bananas have been approved by 8Pack the world’s renowned overclocker, and are all cherry picked to ensure that they are ap-peel-ing to the customers.
Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry says: “We’ve been receiving several banana pallets a day, and I’ve been making sure the bananas that are sent out to our customers are Elite Tier!!!”
The Executive Director, Steve Ling, hand-delivered the very first banana with an Overclockers UK order, Ling says: “It was very lucky that the first order today was in our shop. Our service is top banana!”
We are encouraging all customers to share with us via social media their orders with the included banana, by doing this you will be entered into a competition to win a huge box of Haribo (we are giving away the Haribo to clear stock)!
Jim Frame, the Warehouse Logistics Manager says: “I’ve equipped my staff with special gloves in case any unwanted tarantulas or insects are found in the bananas”.
So please share with us photos of your hardware with a banana to be in with a chance of winning a big box of Haribo, the competition is running for today only!
We are pleased to introduce a new category to our website, the “PCs by Game“ section. To celebrate the launch of this category we have created a new range of gaming PCs based around the latest AAA titles, Hitman: World of Assassination and Tom Clancy’s The Division.
There are four brand new gaming PCs in total, two Hitman machines, the Titan Contract “Hitman” Gaming PC and the Titan Agent 47 “Hitman” Gaming PC, along with two The Division PCs, the Titan Pandemic "The Division" Gaming PC and the Titan Dark Zone "The Division" Gaming PC.
The Titan Contract PC, and the Titan Agent 47 PC are both developed with ‘Hitman’ in mind, using the latest AMD Radeon graphics cards, the R9 380X and R9 390X, to achieve maximum frame rates, the PCs are equipped to deliver extreme performance. Both PCs also include a FREE copy of Hitman: World of Assassination, allowing the you to get stuck straight into the game.
The Titan Dark Zone PC and the Titan Pandemic use the power of the latest NVIDIA graphics cards to achieve mind bending levels of detail. The GTX 970 and the GTX 980Ti, are the key to being able to reach new levels of performance. The Titan Dark Zone and Titan Pandemic PCs really are the perfect companion for ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’, which comes FREE with any purchase.
With great extensive research and testing with over 16 years’ experience as a retailer and system builder, these PCs are finely tuned to pack the best performance without breaking the budget.
These are ideal for those who want an out of the box solution, to save time building and spend more time gaming.
Each PC is assembled, configured, overclocked and tested by Overclockers UK’s experienced and knowledgeable system builders, supporting it with a standard 3 year warranty and labour-free upgrade service for total peace of mind.
All of these systems are available to purchase through finance, allowing you to buy now and pay in 6 or 12 months, or pay over monthly payment for 36 or 48 months.
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:
On the 4th of December, we announced that we partnered with GAME, the UK’s leading video games retailer. We joined together in a partnership to bring an extensive range of exclusive gaming PCs, components and accessories across selected GAME stores and online.
From the success of the first 2 stores, we will be rolling out interactive displays to a further 8 stores.
Today you can visit the Teeside Shopping Park and the Metro Centre and will be greeted with a shiny new interactive display from Overclockers UK. The display offers customers the chance to play the latest games on cutting edge PC hardware. - We’re proud to be bringing PC Gaming back to the high street!
Launched in December:
BASINGSTOKE - Festival Place, Unit 15, Festival Place, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7BE
MANCHESTER - Trafford Centre, Manchester Unit L29, 46 Peel Avenue, Manchester, M17 8DF
Tuesday 5th January:
STOCKTON - Teesside Shopping Park, Unit 4B Teesside Park, Stockton, TS17 7BW
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE - Metro Centre, Unit 23A, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE11 9YG
Wednesday 6th January:
GLASGOW - Braehead, Unit 57 Braehead Shopping Centre, Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, G51 4BP
Thursday 7th January:
CHESTER - 46 Forgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1HA
Friday 8th January:
CARDIFF - St Savid's Dewi Sant, 50 Grand Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 2ER
GLOUCESTER - Eastgate Shopping Centre, Unit 8B Market Way, Gloucester, GL1 1QH
Saturday 9th January:
PORTSMOUTH - 226 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1HG
BOURNEMOUTH - Castle Point Shopping Centre, Unit 21, Bournemouth, BH8 9UZ
Visit a GAME store near you and have hands on experience with PC Gaming!