Gaming PCs

Machines designed for speed and responsiveness, with capabilities to run gaming graphics cards for high frame rates.

Uses tried and tested components, modified by our staff who are all gamers themselves. We can supply machines from a decent entry level up to high end systems for multiple monitors and even 4k gaming.

State of the market Dec 2020-Oct21: There is still a massive global shortage on graphics cards and AMD processors with built in graphics (APUs). This is not expected to ease until 2022. Intel processors many with relatively good (compared to old) on-chip graphics are generally available. These allow playing of some games, you can upgrade to a dedicated card when availability improves. There are some graphics cards with slower chipsets available (GT710, GT720 etc) but a modern i5 will actually be faster with onboard graphics than these (see UHD 630 score at https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/mid_range_gpus.html) . This speed rating is 66% of the speed of the the entry level 3400G Vega 11 graphics, which we know can play some first person games ok (Doom Eternal vid), but probably would be ok with older titles at lower resolutions (and Roblox, Minecraft etc). Please call us for details if you are looking for a machine at this time.

Stop press: We have sourced some second hand graphics cards capable of running at least some games at lower resolutions (and one card at full HD decent frame rates). These are first come first served as we have literally 4 cards in total.

Why our Gaming PCs?

We love gaming, but we hate what some suppliers call gaming PCs, which can focus on just one component and not balance a system properly.

The two biggest problems with gaming PC design are balance and expense.

With an unlimited budget you can get a truely wonderful machine that will play everything on giant screens. However its rare our customers come to us with such a budget, so we make careful design choices that give a performance machine to fit a price point.

The PCs listed represent machines capable of playing games on standard full HD screens (1920×1080). The detail level can always be adjusted when gaming, so our entry level system will play nearly all modern games at medium settings, and older ones at higher settings. While the mid-tier machine will do so faster and at higher quality settings for all current games.

We have balanced the machines component wise which changes the price and performance relatively.

These are only examples of what can be supplied (component versions and supply make pricing slightly variable), nearly every component is customisable or upgradable, you’ll need to talk to us if you want to change things around, but these specs should give you an idea of what machines we can build you at what price point.

For relative speeds of the CPU/GPUs listed as options see our guide here.

Entry Level Gamer- AMD Zen 2

Antec DP301M

Choice of Case (click on image)

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Six Core 3.6GHz
  • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200 SDRAM
  • 480GB Kingston A400 SATA SSD (500MB/s)
  • ASROCK B450M-HDV motherboard
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Graphics please see below
  • Windows 10 home, configured with updates and pre-optimized.
  • 500W Cooler master PSU.
  • Multiple modern USB connectors on board and on the case.
  • SSD normally boots in around 15 seconds.

Spec. as above £665 inc. VAT (no graphics card).

Prices with second hand graphics cards we have obtained recently (may21).

With Palit GTS 450 1GB £707 inc VAT (gpumark 1345)

With Palit GTX 460 1GB £725 inc VAT (gpumark 2091)

With EVGA 1030 2GB OC £749 inc VAT (gpumark 2616)

Example Options:

Upgrade to 960GB A400 SSD instead of 480GB add £36

Extra 2TB HDD storage: add £60 inc VAT

Upgrade SSD to Samsung EVO+ NVMe storage (3100MB/s): add £18 inc VAT

A monitor/TV, keyboard and mouse will also be needed, please call us to discuss.

Mid Tier Gaming PC-10th gen Intel

NX500

Choice of Case (click on image)

  • Intel i5 10400 6 core 12 thread CPU
  • 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666 SDRAM
  • 480GB Samsung EVO Plus NVMe SSD (3100MB/s)
  • Asrock B460 Pro Motherboard with 4 DRAM sockets
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Onchip UHD 630 graphics, (gpumark 1400, runs games like Minecraft and Roblox and upgradable later) see below for some card options.
  • Windows 10 home, configured with updates and pre-optimized.
  • 600W Bronze 80+ PSU.
  • Multiple modern USB connectors on board and on the case.
  • Designed to play Full HD games at high settings,
  • Approx 5 second boot time with the NVMe drive.

Spec. as above £689 inc. VAT

Prices with second hand graphics cards we have obtained recently (may21).

With Palit GTS 450 1GB £731 inc VAT (slower than on-chip)

With Palit GTX 460 1GB £749 inc VAT (gpumark 2091)

With EVGA 1030 2GB OC £773 inc VAT (gpumark 2616)

Other Example Options:

Extra 2TB HDD storage: add £60 inc VAT

and/or Extra 960GB A400 SATA SSD: add £102 Inc VAT

A monitor/TV (with HDMI or Display Port), keyboard and mouse will also be needed, please call us to discuss.

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High End Gaming PC

Cooler master H500 Adressable RGP super cooled case.
Cooler Master H500 RGB adressable fans, tempered glass sides, 200mm super cooled case.
  • 10th Gen Intel i7 10700K 8 core, 16 thread CPU
  • Z490 Chipset Motherboard with dual M2 slots and RGB controls.
  • 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3000 SDRAM
  • 960GB Samsung EVO Plus NVMe SSD (3200MB/s)
  • 2TB SATA drive as extra storage.
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER graphics (digital outputs only).
  • Windows 10 home, configured with updates and pre-optimized.
  • 700W 80+ PSU.
  • Multiple modern USB connectors on board and on the case.
  • Designed to play normal and VR games at Full HD and 3K resolution with high settings, 4k gaming capable (limited via game design)
  • Approx 5 second boot time with the NVMe drive.

Spec as above: £1725 inc VAT. (currently unavailable see above, we can build this with second hand graphics cards, (see the other gaming PCs) but call us to discuss.

i9-10900K with Air cooling upgrade +£270

RTX 2080 Super upgrade +£252

Can upgrade to RTX 3000 series when available

Amazing Gaming Rig with top end performance components.

RGB lighting controls and case.

If you don’t have them already, ring us about keyboards, mice and monitors to match this spec.