It’s a dilemma we’ve all faced: you’ve got a massive wad of cash to spend on the best gaming PC money can buy, and you just can’t make up your mind what to go for! OK, maybe it’s not a common situation – but in case you are lucky enough to have enough pocket change to afford a top-of-the-line desktop, or if you just like to window shop and drum, here’s a run-down of two of the best gaming rigs available from Ebuyer. They may not be cheap, but think of it as an investment: buying a PC with latest-generation hardware means you won’t need to upgrade for years to come.
Chillblast Fusion GTX4000
Packing the latest Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor – one of Intel’s top-tier chips, overclocked to 4.5GHz – the Chillblast Fusion GTX4000 is built to impress from the beginning. Your gaming experience is further enhanced with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB, an extremely capable graphics card built on the same hardware as the pricier GTX 680, meaning you can go nuts with the detail sliders without it cutting into your framerate.
The whole package comes in an Aerocool gaming case and an Akasa Nero cooler helps to keep the hardware frosty even when it’s running at full tilt. A 120GB solid state drive and a 1000GB Seagate hard disk provides room for all your games, and the standard 16GB DDR3 memory – which should be more than adequate for all your needs – is upgradable to 32GB in case you ever want an even bigger performance boost.
While running games from CDs is fast becoming an outdated concept, the LG Blu-Ray drive means this PC can also play the latest movies in HD, as well as burning your own CDs and DVDs. There’s also a grand total of eight USB slots – two 3.0 and six 2.0, as well as 300mbps wireless, allowing fast and easy file transfers and connectivity.
Cyberpower Gaming Squadron 1001
This cheaper machine still boasts impressive firepower: the Intel Core i5-3570K, overclocked to 4.3GHz, should be more than enough for most of your gaming needs, and the 16GB of RAM and 2TB hard drive means the Cyberpower machine actually packs more storage space than the Chillblast. The graphics card is only a small step down, too – the NVIDIA GeForce 660 2GB still packs an impressive punch and allows blistering performance across the vast majority of current-generation games.
The Gaming Squadron also comes with more USB slots – six each of 2.0 and 3.0 connections, so if you have a lot of peripherals to plug in this might actually be a better choice. A 12X Blu-Ray reader and CD/DVD rewriting drive ensures that you can also use this PC as a high-end media centre. While it may lack that extra punch that the Chillblast Fusion GTX4000 has, this is still a great option for high-end gaming and it’s available at a fraction of the price.