PCR's guide to the latest components

PCR picks out some of the best components on the market for putting a PC together
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With hundreds and hundreds of different components out there, putting together a PC might seem like a bit of a daunting idea, but never fear. PCR is here to help you out with some of our choice components on the market.

Be quiet! Pure Base 600 case

Distributor: Spire, Ingram Micro

Designed for ATX or micro ATX PCs, the Pure Base 600 case provides a good base for any system and offers configuration choices that most users will appreciate. 

Specs: No PSU, two Pure Wings fans, available in black and silver

SRP: £74.99

Team Delta 32GB “Breathing” LED Heatsink

Distributor: Target 

High-performance, high-efficiency forged aluminum heat spreader that is designed specifically for Intel Core processors and mainstream motherboards. It Supports XMP 2.0 one click overclocking technology and DDR4 overclocking, which makes it ideal for gaming enthusiasts.

Specs: DDR4 overclocking memory, “breathing” LED light, supports XMP 2.0 one click overclocking technology

SRP: £225.00

MasterCase Maker 5t

Distributor: Exertis, Entatech

Magnetic paneling, padded front and top panels ensure a balance of minimal noise and decent airflow. This case will add character to any PC. Drive cage adjustments are made possible with FreeForm technology and preinstalled MasterCase VGA Holder keeps graphic card firmly in position. 

Specs: Pre-installed Red LED, USB 3.0 x 4, Audio In & Out supports HD audio, fan speed control

SRP: £229.99

Intel i5 7600K Kaby Lake

Distributor: Target

This seventh generation core processor is designed to deliver faster processing power and supports 4K for speedy boot-up, wake up times and powerful performance. 

Specs: Intel HD Graphics 630, 8MB, 4.5GHz

SRP: £239.00

Kingston SSDNow UV400

Distributor: Entatech, Ingram Micro, Simms International, Tech Data

This SSD provides fast boot up speeds and file transfers for customers who are looking a high-capacity flash storage on a budget. 

Specs: USB enclosure, SATA data cable, 120GB to 960GB capacities

SRP: starting at £117.07

Be quiet! SilentWings 3 fan

Distributor: Spire, Ingram Micro

Provides excellent good airflow-to-noise ratio and has a unique fan blade design that delivers optimised airflow. Customers also can take their pick of optimised anti-vibration mounts.

Specs: 120mm and 140mm, with or without PWM

SRP: £19.99-21.99

Thermaltake Engine 27 Low Profile Cooler

Distributor: Aone

With a metallic structure and copper base, the Thermaltake Engine 27 delivers a good balance of noise reduction and performance without jeopardising cooling capabilities.

Specs: Intel Socket LGA 1150/1151/1155/1156 support, PWM fan

SRP: £44.99

MasterWatt Lite 400 PSU

Distributor: Exertis, Entatech

Active PFC + PWM with dual forward topology and EMI filter to boost power output whilst enhancing system performance and stability. The 120mm HDB fan functions quietly and is compatible with ErP 2013 Lot6 which guarantees that the power supply unit will use less than 1W when the system is on standby. Part of the MasterWatt Lite series, it also has built-in Over Temperature Protection (OTP).

Specs: 150 x 140 x 86mm, 120mm HDB fan and ErP 2013 Lot6

SRP: £39.99 - £64.99

Thermaltake Core P5 Snow Mid Tower

Distributor: Aone

Three tempered glass sides and front for a perfect view of each and every component, the Core P5 is an open frame PC gaming case that packs a visual impact and accommodates liquid cooling components with its dual GPU layout locations. Customers can also take their pick of chassis options.

Specs: Supports a 480mm liquid cooling radiator or 140mm case fan, fits 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch HDD

SRP: £239.99

Intel i7 7700K Kaby Lake

Distributor: Target

The seventh gneration Intel Core processor enhances performance and has a boost clock of 4.5GHz. It has faster transfer speeds, and supports virtual reality (VR) hardware.

Specs: 4.2GHz, Intel HD Graphics 630, VR support

SRP: £355.00

Be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900

Distributor: Spire, Ingram Micro

Designed with gamers in mind, the Dark Base Pro has a number of modularity options, a tempered glass side window as well as RGB lighting and Qi wireless charging.

Specs: 577x243x585mm, EATX, SilentWings 3 fans, available in black, orange and silver

SRP: £239.99

Thermaltake Riing Fans 140mm

Distributor: Aone

For customers who are looking for a way to customise their chassis and adjust fan speed to their liking, this hydraulic aspects and anti-vibration mounting system keeps noise levels down. The multi-coloured LED ring is viewable from any angle which also makes this a stylish option.

Specs: Five LED modes, anti-vibration mounting system, fan speed controller

SRP: £79.99

HKC NB32-DH 31.5-inch LED Curved Monitor

Distributor: Target

This HD curved LED monitor does not compromise performance for style when it comes to an immersive gaming experience or viewing video content. The screen has a 178-degree viewing angle with HDMI, DVI and VGA ports.

Specs: 31.5-inches, 5ms response time, HDMI, DVI and VGA ports

SRP: £230.00

Thermaltake Tower 900 White Case E-ATX

Distributor: Aone

With 5mm tempered glass sides, the Thermaltake Tower 900 supports a vertical mounting design and motherboards up to E-ATX along with multiple liquid cooling options.

Specs: 5mm tempered glass sides, support for motherboards up to E-ATX

SRP: £249.99

ASRock H270M Pro4 Motherboard

Distributor: Target

This versatile motherboard is compatible with seventh and sixth generation Intel i7, i5, i3 Pentium and Celeron processors as well as graphic output options such as HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub. With a maximum capacity of 64GB and dual channel DDR4 memory technology, this motherboard can accommodate up to three monitors. 

Specs: 64GB, AMD Quad CrossFireX, supports up to three monitors, DDR4 memory technology

SRP: £100.00

Gigabyte GA-Z270X moteherboard

Distributor: Target

Three way graphic support and compatibility with seventh and sixth generation Intel Core processors as well as a Dual Armor and Ultra Durable Design make this motherboard a strong option.

Specs: SATA interface, seventh and sixth generation Intel Core processors compatibility, USB Type-C and Type-A

SRP: £175.00

ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero

Distributor: Spire, VIP, Tech Data, Exertis

This motherboard is a good choice for anyone looking for easy-to-use interfaces, support for 3D printed accessories and excellent personalisation options.

Specs: ROG Water Cooling Zone, LGA1151 socket, Aura Sync RGB LED

SRP: £248.00

Be quiet! System Power 8

Distributor: Spire, Ingram Micro

Two 12V-rails and rock-solid voltages, be quiet! System Power 8 is 80PLUS certified and possesses support for numerous GPUs.

Specs: 600W, 500W, 400W and bulk version is available in 550W

SRP: £49.99 - £69.99

ASUS ROG Strix Z270F

Distributor: Target

Supports good quality audio and an excellent for gaming experiences, ROG Strix Z270F gaming motherboards have native ROG characteristics and are compatible with the newest Intel processors.

Specs: Aura Sync RGB LED lighting, Onboard dual M.2 slots for up to 32Gbps of PCIe bandwidth

SRP: £117.50

Kingston SSDNow KC400 Drive

Distributor: Entatech, Ingram Micro, Simms International, Tech Data

Designed for enterprise workloads, the KC400 is an SSD that is up to 15 times faster than an average HDD. It provides consistent performance for compressible and incompressible data as well as end-to-end patch protection.

Specs: Available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, Phison PS3110-S10 eight channel controller

SRP: Starting at £95.59

Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

Distributor: Spire, Ingram Micro

Seven 6mm heat pipes and aluminum fins to reduce system friction, the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 improves cooling performance with up to 250 watts TDP and a maximum noise level of just 26.1 decibels.

Specs: 250W TDP, 150x137x163mm

SRP: £79.99

Be quiet! Silent Loop

Distributor: Spire, Ingram Micro

An all-in-one water cooling system with a decoupled reverse-flow pump for minimal noise, ideal for heavily overclocked CPUs.

Specs: Available in 280mm, 240mm, and 120mm. Decoupled reverse-flow, radiator, 2x Pure Wings 2 PWM fans

SRP: £104.99 - £139.99

MasterLiquid Maker 92

Distributor: Exertis, Entatech

All-in-one cooler with rotating configurations, radiator and pump makes sure case layouts are easily accessible. The liquid and dual fans are simple to fit and can easily be placed over the CPU.

Specs: Integrated pump and radiator, dual 92mm air pressure fan, custom hinge bracket

SRP: £99.99

CONTACT:

Aone:0161 763 36333

Entatech:0333 101 1000

Exertis:01282 776 776 

Ingram Micro:0871 973 3440

Simms International:01622 852800

Spire:0120 282 8444

Target: 019777 39300

Tech Data:01256 788 000

VIP:(0)1925 286 900

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