Servers are fully built, tested & delivered free anywhere in the UK & Europe.
Processor or CPU manufacturers are constantly trying to beat each others products so new faster products are being announced all the time. You need to consider what you want to use the computer for and how long you want to keep it. If you want high performance for gaming and video editing go for the top of the range. For home and office use, choose a mid-range processor type and don't go for the slowest edition.
Our overclocked CPU options allow the CPU to run at faster speeds. These CPUs cost more and require additional case cooler and a better CPU cooler.
The CPU heatsink/cooler keeps your CPU cool during usage. Our most popular cooler is the Arctic Freezer 12. For high performance cooling we offer a range of liquid coolers which are sealed maintenance free cooling that offer the lowest noise and lowest CPU temps.
Choosing a good motherboard is important as the motherboard links all your other components together.
You can click the information icon next to the motherboard models to view all the details of the motherboard.
Upgrading the motherboard gives you more features such as a more USB ports, more PCI-E slots to add expansion cards.
Shortage of memory is the most common reason for a system slowing down. With Windows 10 your system will barely stagger along with 4 GB. It will work steadily with 8GB but ideally you should go for 16GB. Gaming & CAD will run fine with 16 GB but 32 GB will future proof the PC.
All graphics cards will support 2 monitors. Higher models will support 3 and 4 monitors. If your looking to play games you should buy the best card you can on your budget. If it's for general usage a basic card will be fine.
We supply unbranded graphics cards. The unbranded cards have the standard specification from NVIDIA and usually PALIT or ZOTAC branded but subject to stock at the time of ordering. Asus RTX cards are overclocked models with advanced cooling and different designs. The Asus cards cost more but give better performance, better looks and less fan noise.
The storage drive is where the PC keeps programs and your data, along with your emails, pictures, music and movies.
Regular Hard Drive
This is a mechanical drive with high capacity to store a lot of data. We recommend this as the primary drive for value systems and the secondary drive for high performance systems.
High Performance drives that have less storage space but are 20 to 30% faster than a regular hard drive. We recommend this as the primary drive in your if you are gaming or want an ultra fast PC.
Latest technology with ultra fast speeds. Small in size but the fastest speeds available.
Lots of storage space with the benefit of a built in SSD for faster speeds.
Raid 1 provides fault tolerance from disk errors and failure of all but one of the drives. Increased read performance occurs when using a multi-threaded operating system that supports split seeks. Array continues to operate so long as at least one drive is functioning.
If one hard drive fails the 2nd hard drive will continue running without loss of data, the faulty drive can be replaced and the array will be rebuilt.
Raid 0 provides improved performance and additional storage but no fault tolerance, both drives are linked to make one big drive giving much better performance than a standard single drive.
No longer a popular or required option as most programs are now downloaded. The standard Asus DVD Rewriter will read and write all types of CD & DVD. The external DVD drive is designed for computers which have a glass front panel and no room to fit an internal drive. The Blu-Ray ReWriter will read and write all types of CD, DVD & Blu-Ray.
We offer a choice of wireless cards with different supported speeds. The faster cards will give you faster speeds when moving data between devices in your own home but it won't make any difference to the speed of the internet. If you have a 100 MB internet connection then having the 600 MB wireless card will not make the internet faster.
Our most popular card is the Wireless Network Card 300Mbps (PCI-E) with dual antennas giving you a strong and reliable signal.
Dual band wireless cards will let you choose which of 2 networks you want to connect to. For example you may have one network used for downloading or streaming and the other used for web browsing.
The standard default option will allow you to connect your PC via a network cable to any router allowing you network/internet access at the fastest speeds your internet connection supports.
The Intel Gigabit PRO 1000CT Wired Business Network Card (PCI-E) is designed for business customers only. This is designed for more reliable connections to Windows servers or if your PC needs 2 network connections. This card is not designed for home users or gamers.
---- All PSUs include a free power cable ---
The Power Supply Unit (PSU) feeds power to all the components in your system. The power output needs to be enough to drive all the components that you have chosen. 450W is enough for a basic system, but add a big CPU and graphics card, more drives, etc. and you need a lot more power. Invest in a better PSU for smoother power output, quieter operation and a more reliable system.
Modular PSUs are designed to only connect the cables to the PSU that you need. This makes the build look cleaner and the air flow better.
Corsair RX PSUs
The most reliable PSUs that we offer. These PSUs run in silent mode with no fan noise until the PSU is at 40% load. If you need silent operation and an ultra reliable PSU with a 5 year warranty then this is the right option for your PC.
Select a power cable type
We recommend buying an operating system with your PC. All operating systems come pre installed and have the latest updates and patches installed. Simply turn the PC on and your away!
If you are not sure which operating system to select we recommend Windows 10 Home 64 BIT.
Windows 10 Professional is designed for business customers.
Get Microsoft office with your new PC.
Our production service offers 9 day production time included in the price. We build, install & test the PC.
As standard we include 2 year collect & return warranty which covers all components in the PC, all collection and return delivery costs for 2 years. We offer 3 years labour on all custom built PCs. Selected components in the PC will have extended warranty for example CPUs and motherboards have a 3 year warranty which is honoured by Computer Planet.
We offer a 3, 4 & 5 year collect and return service for an additional fee.
We offer free delivery anywhere in the UK or EU with FedEx.