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Who we are and what we do!
Cyberpower UK are a world leading Gaming PC manufacturer, we specialise in custom build gaming PCs, Laptops and workstations. Our latest video tells you all about us but if you prefer a good read then carry on reading.


We pride ourselves in the variety of product we can supply to our customers. We work with the best component manufacturers in the game from Nvidia, Intel and AMD and proud to say we are only one of five launch partners in the UK for these top brands.

Here at Cyberpower we are so proud of the systems we build and have confidence in the quality of our system builders that we have influential media partners review our systems. This results in us receiving multiple awards giving our customers confidence in our ability to build the best Gaming PCs on the market.

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If customising your own Gaming PC is not for you but you want to join in the PC Gaming madness then not to worry, we can help you with that and recommend one of our default configurations or next day PCs which suit your needs and budget. Cyberpower UK also have a reseller market, now working with the likes of Amazon, Ebuyer, Argos, JD Williams, Studio, Jacamo and Costco. If you are looking to buy a Gaming PC, then we can offer solutions in a variety of outlets.

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At Cyberpower UK we have always had Gaming PCs, PC by Game and Next day PCs as part of our staple offering on our website however for 2020 we have listened to our customers and created specialist ranges such as Editing PCs, Streaming PCs, Simulator PCs and VR PCs which has given our customers even more choice and one of the main reasons our customers come back every time they need a new system.

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Our main focus, as always, are our customers. We continue to help our customers configure the best PC for their needs and budget and then, with the help of our expert builders, we build to their exact specification. Concentrating on our customer service is something we do as standard here at Cyberpower and our Trustpilot rating confirms this.

Cyberpower UK score at Trustpilot

We have spent the past few years building our online community through our social channels. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Discord and we even have our own forum. Cyberpower now has our very own LinkedIn profile for any business leads.

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What you need to know when buying a Gaming PC!

When looking to buy a gaming PC it is good to know what you can get for your money. One of the advantages of gaming on a PC is the flexibility you’re afforded. While console gamers have to make do with a fixed (and often underpowered) system for several years at a time, customers can look at buying a gaming PC to match their budget and gaming requirements.

For example, if you’re looking to play 4X strategy games like Civilization or Endless Space, then the power of your CPU will determine how long those late-game turns take to calculate. On the other hand, texture-heavy first-person shooters and adventure games will require plenty of video memory to keep those assets where they can be easily retrieved.

Pre-built vs. Custom PCs

If you want ultimate control over what goes into your system, you’ll need to build it yourself. That said, there are several reasons to recommend opting for a pre-built one:
  • Building a PC costs time
  • There’s scope for error, both in choosing and installing parts
  • Troubleshooting can be annoying, especially if there’s a faulty component to blame
  • Overclocking is much safer when a pro does it
Pre-built systems are tailored to provide a healthy mix of components, but you can still tweak things to suit your needs.

What about the systems?

In the next few sections, we’ll look into how far your budget can go, and what stretching it a little can get you. It’s worth noting that the systems we’ll discuss here don’t include peripheral devices like monitors, which tend to be carried over from build to build, but which can still have an enormous impact on the gaming experience. Let’s take a look.

Buying a Gaming PC under £1,000

Nowadays, a considerable heft of gaming power can be had for a very reasonable sum. Entry-level systems represent a significant chunk of the overall gaming industry: according to Steam’s hardware survey, Nvidia’s GTX 1650, GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 account for three of the top ten cards used on the platform – with premium options sitting way down the list.

Now, the laws of economics haven’t gone anywhere, and enthusiast-level gamers aren’t spending money for no reason: it’s inescapable that entry-level systems can’t push as many pixels as those at the top end of the market. So what compromises are typically made to keep the price low?

Budget-targeted cards, like the 1650, are stunted (though efficient) shadows of their premium-range cousins. At this price bracket, CPUs will come with locked multipliers, and you’ll get only a bare-bones RAM complement. With every penny counting here, it’s worth tweaking your budget according to your gaming requirements.

The lack of firepower here is hardly an issue for gamers who don’t play demanding games. That might mean a focus on less demanding titles like League Of Legends or World Of Warcraft; it might mean that you’re mostly dealing with older games. Similarly, big-budget games that ran only on high-end computers a few years ago may run comfortably on a system at this price range – but it’s always worth checking benchmarks for an idea of what your performance will look like.

Cyberpower custom build gaming PCs

Buying a Gaming PC: £1,000 to £1,500

A mid-range system strikes the right balance between affordability and gaming power. It’ll be able to play the latest games capably, and at higher resolutions and refresh rates that might be denied to cheaper systems. It’s here that your decision should be informed by the native resolution and refresh rate of your monitor: if your device can support 4K display, then it’s worth looking at a card with enough video memory to handle the extra workload.

A faster graphics card will obviously confer superior performance, but that isn’t the only advantage: you’ll be able to run traditionally rendered (rasterized) games at higher resolutions and frame rates, and you’ll also find more outputs on the rear of the card, which makes multi-display setups possible.

Your budget might also extend to extras like third-party coolers, which will help to extend the lifespan of your CPU and reduce the irritating whirr of that fan during intense gaming sessions.

Cyberpower custom build gaming PCs

Buying a Gaming PC: £1,500 to £2,500

Higher budgets can accommodate superior components. Spend two grand and you should expect a premium-quality graphics card and CPU. That means more cores, larger caches, faster memory, and greater performance in real gaming settings. It’s at this price bracket that you’ll start to find real-time ray-tracing: a relatively new graphical change that’s been quietly revolutionising the way that frames are rendered.

Rather than relying solely on traditional raster-based rendering, a ray-tracer will actually calculate rays of light as they bounce from surface to surface in the gaming environment. Working back from the player’s point of view, it accounts for the material properties of both the surfaces in question and the light source itself, thereby determining which colour should be displayed. The result is a more realistic representation of how the light source should actually look. It’s a technology that’s made the difference in games like Metro Exodus and Battlefield V, but it’s also breathed new life into classics like Minecraft and Quake II.

You’ll also start to find superior storage if you’re willing to pay for it. An NVMe storage drive, for example, slots directly into a compatible motherboard, and takes advantage of the PCIe bus to deliver speeds that a Serial ATA cable can’t hope to rival. This is not only advantageous in gaming; it also makes Windows more responsive and pleasurable to use in general.

Cyberpower PCs by game

Buying a Gaming PC: £2,500 and over

There’s no shortage of ultra-premium components when it comes to gaming PCs. Manufacturers rely on dedicated, free-spending enthusiasts to help introduce new architectures and technologies (like Nvidia’s RTX), which eventually filter down into mainstream systems.

If you’re willing to spend the money, you’ll have access to ‘extreme’-level CPUs, like Intel’s ten-core i9, or AMD’s 32-core threadripper. These tend to come with greater overclocking headroom, as they come from near the centre of a given wafer. You’ll also be able to pack in the RAM that’ll match, with DDR4 clocked at 3200MHz or higher.

Higher budgets also bring super-premium graphics cards within read, like Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series or AMD’s RX 6000 series. These cards are actually more expensive than many of the PCs we’ve looked at so far – but they come equipped with a staggering amount of video memory, and are without rival when it comes to gaming performance. They’re also extremely capable in professional applications, too.

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The important thing to remember when buying a Gaming PC

The term ‘PC gaming’ covers an incredibly broad range of experiences, and there’s a broad range of hardware available to cater to every niche. Your needs may vary a little from what’s typical, so be sure to customise your set-up to make sure it’s right for the person who’ll be playing: you!

Here at Cyberpower UK we are here to help so please do get in touch with any sales queries you may have.

We also offer:
  • Free UK delivery
  • 3 years’ warranty (2 years Parts, 3 years Labour)
  • Finance payment options
If you need help navigating your way around our website, then watch this guide by TechTeamGB which is a great help.

 
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maverick177uk

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Do we get an AvForum discount ?
 

stument

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One of my mates bought a pre-build with them, came with a broken 2080 Ti and RAM

Spent the following two weeks messing about shipping parts back and forth :laugh:
 

Cyberpower UK

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Do we get an AvForum discount ?
No, unfortunately not. We keep a constant check on our pricing to make sure any discounts we get from vendor components is transferred to customer pricing, giving you the best possible price already. Thank you. Cyberpower UK
 

Cyberpower UK

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One of my mates bought a pre-build with them, came with a broken 2080 Ti and RAM

Spent the following two weeks messing about shipping parts back and forth :laugh:
If a PC arrives and has any parts which do not work we will always help to make sure we fix the issue as quickly as we can. All of our products are fully tested before they leave the warehouse to make sure faulty systems are kept to a minimum. Thank you, Cyberpower UK
 

raymondo77

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Can you actually fulfil orders where the system has a 3080 or is everything "pre-order"?
 

raymondo77

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At the moment RTX 3080 GPUs are Pre-Order. This is a global issue with stock but we are fulfilling orders when we get the cards. Thank you. Cyberpower

Okay thanks for the response, I’m just trying to weigh up whether it’s worth trying to secure a 3080 and all of the rest of the parts of a build myself, or if you guys are able to secure stock more easily and quickly than I can then just buy a pre-built system from you.

Do you have any idea of how long a pre-order would take? We talking weeks, or months?
 

sykotik

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I think their should give AVF's special privileges and sell us all the 3080's their can get in hand !!!
:D
 

Cyberpower UK

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Okay thanks for the response, I’m just trying to weigh up whether it’s worth trying to secure a 3080 and all of the rest of the parts of a build myself, or if you guys are able to secure stock more easily and quickly than I can then just buy a pre-built system from you.

Do you have any idea of how long a pre-order would take? We talking weeks, or months?
Okay thanks for the response, I’m just trying to weigh up whether it’s worth trying to secure a 3080 and all of the rest of the parts of a build myself, or if you guys are able to secure stock more easily and quickly than I can then just buy a pre-built system from you.

Do you have any idea of how long a pre-order would take? We talking weeks, or months?
If you were to buy a PC that had a RTX 3080 today, we would estimate a delivery date of mid-late January. We are an official launch partner for Nvidia so we do come one of the first in the queue for stock. I hope this helps. Cyberpower.
 

raymondo77

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If you were to buy a PC that had a RTX 3080 today, we would estimate a delivery date of mid-late January. We are an official launch partner for Nvidia so we do come one of the first in the queue for stock. I hope this helps. Cyberpower.

It really does, thank you.
 

CraigofScotland

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no deals for forum members though :eek: cmon stop being cheap. This is the demographic of nerds with jobs you want on your side.
 

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