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From memory cards and motherboards to high-performance cooling systems, PCR rounds up the components giving gamers the edge…

ASUS ROG STRIX B550-E GAMING

“Asus ROG Strix B550 Gaming series motherboards offer a feature-set usually found in the higher-end ROG Strix X570 Gaming series, including the latest PCIe 4.0. With robust power delivery and effective cooling, ROG Strix B550 Gaming is well-equipped to handle 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen CPUs. Boasting futuristic aesthetics and intuitive ROG software, ROG Strix B550-E Gaming gives you a head start on your dream build.”

Specs:

Full AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU support

Excellent power delivery

AiMic, AI overclocking and other AI based performance enhancing features

Contact: Exertis, Ingram Micro, Spire Technology, Tech Data

XPG Spectrix S40G RGB SSD

“With sustained read/write speeds of up to 3500/3000MB per second, customizable RGB lighting, and a slew of performance enhancing features, the XPG SPECTRIX S40G is a no brainer for those seeking amazing performance and exceptional reliability. With AES 256-bit encryption, the S40G also ensures data security and integrity. It also allows users to customise their gaming experience with programmable RGB lighting effects including patterns, pulse speed, lighting intensity, and preset modes.”

Specs:

Capacity 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB / 4TB

Form Factor M.2 2280

Interface PCIe Gen3x4

Performance (Max) read 3500MB/s, write 3000MB/s

Contact: CMS Distribution, Spire Technology

ZADAK MOAB II Elite PC Case

“The Zadak MOAB II Elite PC case incorporates a custom adjustable ARGB CPU water block alongside a shiftable block which together makes it compatible with various gaming motherboards. The patented CNC-milled aluminium water distribution plate not only eliminates the need for the vast majority of hard tubings and fittings but also optimises heat dissipation. The case also features high graphics card compatibility of up to 280mm in length and features the world’s first capacitive touch on/ off switch.”

Specs:

Adjustable CPU Water Block and a Shiftable Block Patented CNC-Milled Aluminum Water Distribution Plate

High Graphics Card Compatibility

Capacitive Touch Switch

Digital Display for Real-Time Water Temperature

Built-in Addressable RGB Lighting

Contact: Terra Computer

Team T-Force Vulcan X 64GB 3200MHz DDR4 Gaming Memory

“With one reviewer saying ‘it’s hard to beat this level of value and performance’, the T-Force Vulcan X 3200MHz range has proved itself to be amazing value. Easily overlocked to beyond 3800MHz, Team’s 64GB (2 x 32GB) modules also remain cooler under stress thanks to its minimalist, single-piece heat spreader and 32mm low profile design.”

Specs:

High thermal conductive adhesive

Supports Intel & AMD motherboards

Selected high-quality IC

Supports XMP2.0

Contact: Target Components

ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming PG VELOCITA Motherboard

“PG Velocita is a brand new high end range in the ASRock Phantom Gaming family packed full of uncompromised performance and exceptional aesthetics. Designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, it features an aluminium headsink cover for improved heat dissipation,

PCIe Gen4 x 4, Nahimic audio, Dr.MOS integrated power stage and high-density power connector (reducing power loss by 23%) and Phantom Gaming 2.5G LAN for the most reliable gaming performance.”

Specs:

Supports 3rd Gen AMD AM4 Ryzen/ Future AMD Ryzen Processors

14 Power Phase Design, Digi Power, Dr. MOS

Supports DDR4 4733+ (OC)

1 PCIe 4.0 x16, 1 PCIe 3.0 x16, 2 PCIe 3.0 x1, 1 M.2 Key E for WiFi

Graphics Output Options: HDMI

AMD CrossFireX

Contact: Target Components

ZADAK Spark AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

“The dual-fan AIO liquid cooling system has been designed with the desires of PC modders and enthusiasts which offers excellent quiet, cooling, no-fuss installation, and a design that bears the hallmarks of ZADAK’s key brand focus on original design and exquisite craftsmanship. SPARK AIO offers optimised stability, compatibility, and functionality plus advanced 2nd Generation ARGB lighting effects all in one product.”

Specs:

Block Material (CPU plate): Copper

2 Fan Slots (120mm)

Fan Dimension: 120 x 120 x 25 mm

Fan Speed: up to 1800 RPM

Contact: Terra Computer

MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER VENTUS XS OC Graphics Card

“Boasting a boost clock of 1830 MHz with 15.5 Gbps memory speed, refresh rates up to 240Hz and Nvidia G-Sync and HDR, the RTX 2080 Super Ventus XS OC is for the serious gamer or creative. Thanks to the latest Nvidia Turing architecture and built-in 8GB GDDR6, you get real-

time ray tracing and AI to take VR to the next level and 25% higher clock speeds, with automatic overclocking and even in-game video recording.”

Specs:

15.5Gbps memory speed

Nvidia G-Sync and HDR

Refresh rates up to 240Hz

8GB GDDR6

Contact: Target Components

ASUS ROG Strix LC 240 RGB All-In-One Cooler

“ROG Strix LC is a series of high-performance CPU liquid coolers designed for compact and mid-sized gaming builds. Featuring an illuminated ROG logo with Aura Sync support, plus ROG-designed radiator fans, the ROG Strix LC series brings the performance, features and design details you expect from ROG to a vital part of your gaming system. Available in 240 and 360 Radiator Configurations.”

Specs:

ROG-designed radiator fans

Individually addressable RGB and NCVM coating pump

Styled to complement ROG motherboards

Reinforced, sleeved tubing for increased durability

Contact: Ingram Micro, Spire Technology

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB Memory Kit (2 x 8GB)

“VENGEANCE RGB PRO Series DDR4 overclocked memory lights

up your PC with mesmerizing dynamic multi-zone RGB lighting,

while delivering the best in DDR4 performance. Optimized for peak

performance on the latest Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboards, the

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro memory kit requires no extra wires or

cables for a clean and seamless install.”

Specs:

Size2 x 8GB

Speed: 3200MHz

Compliance: PC4-25600

Contact: Spire Technology

ASUS ROG STRIX RTX2070 SUPER OC

“The ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER is stacked with more CUDA

cores than its predecessor and paired with a host of features for a truly top- tier gaming experience. Gargantuan power delivery provides the muscle to push overclocking boundaries, while cooling that’s honed to perfection keeps the spotlight squarely on Turing’s performance. And with an arsenal of utilities that allow you to customize and tweak this extreme hardware, everything AAA gaming has to offer is yours for the taking.”

Specs:

4000 MHz

2560 CUDA Cores

2 x HDMI 2.0b

2 x DisplayPort 1.4

1 x USB Type-C

Contact: Ingram Micro, Spire Technology, Tech Data, Terra Computer, VIP UK

ASUS ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming

“The ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming motherboard is designed to cope

with the demands of 10th Generation Intel Core processors, with

boosted power delivery and an optimized cooling design providing

more surface area for heat dissipation. ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming

features AI enhancements and intuitive dashboards to help you

overclock and tweak various parameters easily. Performance aside,

ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming catches the eye, sporting cyberpunk

inspired aesthetics including a mirrored stainless steel finish.”

Specs:

Intel 10th Gen CPU Power

Most awarded Z490 range in UK by media

Excellent VRM and BIOS performance including AI Overclocking

Contact: Ingram Micro, Spire Technology, VIP UK

Palit RTX2060 SUPER DUAL

“The Palit RTX 2060 SUPER is powered by the NVIDIA Turing architecture, bringing superfast all-around performance and graphics to every gamer and creator. Now the new GeForce RTX SUPER Series has even more cores and higher clocks, bringing you performance that’s up to 25% faster than the original RTX 20 Series.”

Specs:

Memory Size: 8GB

Memory Type: DDR6

Memory Interface: 256-bit

Graphics Clock: 1470 MHz

Boost Clock: 1650 MHz

Contact: Spire Technology

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