PCR’s guide to the latest gaming PCs and components

Check out some of the most powerful machines, PC builds, cases and components for every kind of gamer.

Razer Blade Pro 17

Specs: Windows 10 Home – 64-Bit, 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H 6-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q Design, 512GB PCIe NVMe upgradeable to 2TB SSD, HD webcam 720p with Windows Hello IR HD webcam, Dolby Atmos support.

“The New Razer Blade Pro 17 pushes the limits of what a gaming laptop can do. Built with a powerful processor to run performance-demanding AAA games on the go, the Razer Blade Pro 17 is nearly 25% smaller than its predecessor, with a faster 17.3” display that’s fitted into a body as sleek and compact as a 15” laptop. The 9th gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor inside features 6 cores with a base clock speed of 2.6GHz and Turbo Boost of 4.5GHz. The incredibly fast Razer Blade Pro 17 is built to serve as the perfect blend of a gaming desktop and mobile workstation.”

Contact: VIP UK

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC 8GB

Specs: Core clock MHz 1845, mem clock 15500, 256- bit memory interface, WINDFORCE 3X cooling system, RGB lighting, 4-year warranty.

“Reinvent graphics with the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC 8GB. Powered by GeForce RTX and next-generation GDDR6 memory, the user can enjoy games like never before. Experience smooth gameplay, a cinematic experience, and revolutionary 360-degree image capture, even in VR.”

Contact: CMS Distribution

Kolink Nimbus

Specs: Stylish midi-tower for motherboards up to ATX, tempered glass side panel, 1x 120 mm fan pre-installed, addressable RGB strip with motherboard control, 2x radiators up to 240 mm, 3x 3,5/2,5” slots.

“Cutting a striking figure amongst the highly competitive ATX-format segment, the Nimbus Midi-Tower from Kolink offers an ARGB-LED strip rounding the large cut-out in the front – enabling a significant improvement in airflow. The robust chassis consists of one millimetre thick SECC steel and includes a four millimetre thick tempered glass side panel. A large cut-out in the front has a digitally addressable RGB-LED strip included which can be both synced to compatible 3-pin motherboards and controlled on the front panel. The magnetic dust filter located behind it helps keep the interior clean and dust free, and allows for sufficient airflow.”

Contact: Caseking UK

Intel Hades Canyon Mini PC

Specs: Intel Core i7-8809G with Radeon RX Vega M GH, 4GB HBM2 dedicated graphics memory, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, dual Thunderbolt 3, dual Gigabit LAN, Windows 10.

“Dream with your eyes open. Experience the first premium VR-capable Intel NUC8i7HVKVA Mini PC with extreme performance for totally immersive virtual reality and smooth gameplay that’s ready to go out-of-the-box. We took our Skull Canyon machine and innovated the Hades out of it – from an unlocked 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics, to a redesigned motherboard and chassis to optimise power use and size, Intel-built means the best technology available measured in gasps, shouts and high fives”

Contact: GNR Tech

Target White Knight Intel i5 Gaming PC

Specs: GeForce GTX 1050Ti EXOC graphics card, 8GB Team Delta DDR4, 240GB Kingston SSD, ASRock B250M Pro4 motherboard.

“One of Target’s most popular stock PCs, the White Knight features all-white memory, white Cyclone RGB mid-tower case, white GeForce GTX 1050Ti EXOC graphics card, with complimentary RGB white 8GB Team Delta DDR4, 240GB Kingston SSD, ASRock B250M Pro4 motherboard and RGB fan, making it a great entry- to-mid level gaming machine that won’t break the bank – designed in Target’s Custom PC Builder.”

Contact: Target Components

Stormforce Onyx Gaming PC

Specs: Cooler Master 3.1 Lite chassis, AMD Ryzen 5 3600 running up to 4.2GHz, AMD B450 chipset, GTX NVIDIA 1660 Ti graphics, 16GB Crucial 2666MHz RAM, 500GB SSD, 2TB HDD, Windows 10 Home.

“The Stormforce Onyx gaming PC is designed with Tier 1 gaming grade hardware and excellent craftsmanship, offering a no barrier solution to entry level gaming. Experience standard load out equipment such as rapid dual channel DDR4 memory, cinematic DX 12 graphics and next gen processing power, all encompassed in an elegant performance chassis.”

Contact: VIP UK

Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 32GB

Specs: Speeds from 3000MHz up to 4400MHz, XMP 2.0 support, aggressive heat shield design.

“Patriot Memory’s Viper Steel memory modules are designed with true performance in mind. Built for the latest Intel and AMD platforms, the Viper Steel series provides the best performance and stability for the most demanding computer environments. With custom-designed high-performance aluminum heat shields for a sleek steel-look inside any motherboard, the Viper Steel is made to ensure rock solid performance even when using the most taxing applications, hand-tested and validated for system compatibility.”

Contact: Target Components

Phanteks Eclipse P400 Air

Specs: Stylish midi-tower from Phanteks with optimised airflow, tempered glass side window, three pre-installed 120 mm DRGB fans, PSU shroud, integrated dust filter, 2x USB 3.0 & 2x RGB-LED controls.

“The cases of the Eclipse P400 Air series are designed with beginners in mind while still catering for the experienced PC enthusiast crowd with an array of interesting features including, despite its sleek profile, optimised airflow. The front of the Eclipse P400 Air consists of a metal plate with a fine mesh grid which allows excellent airflow on one hand, while also allowing users to keep the interior of the case free of dust. An additional visual highlight of the case includes the three pre-installed RGB-LED fans, the lighting of which is controlled via an integrated controller and two switches located on the I/O panel. Alternatively, the lighting can be adjusted using a compatible motherboard, either from ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, MSI or using Razer’s Chroma software.”

Contact: Caseking UK

Ballistix Elite DDR4 UDIMM

Specs: Speeds up to 4000 MT/s, AMD Ryzen ready, XMP 2.0 profiles for easy setup and configuration, optimised for latest Intel platforms.

“Your customers will outplay their opponents with the overclocking record holder, Ballistix Elite DDR4 UDIMM, with speeds of up to 4,000 MT/s. Its increased bandwidth and minimal latencies makes outmatching opponents easy work. Outplay. Outmatch. Outlast.”

Contact: CMS Distribution

Predator Helios 300

Specs: 144Hz refresh rate, 1920×1080 FHD, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, overclockable GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q Design, up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.

“Ready for battle and eager for a fight, the Helios 300 drops you into the game with everything you need. Only now we’ve armed it with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, 9th Gen Intel Core i7 Processors and our custom-engineered 4th Gen AeroBlade 3D technology. Speed is at the core of this laptop with the display leading the charge. How? We’ve chosen a 144Hz IPS panel with a 3ms Overdrive response time. Farewell blur and hello clear, crisp, high-octane gameplay.”

Contact: Acer

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