1. Chillblast Fusion Uzi
This package, which includes the Chillblast Fusion Uzi tower PC, a 23-inch IPS display along with a gaming mouse and keyboard, is a great way to easily set up your own gaming centre. The Uzi itself features an Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM, a massive 2TB HDD and even a speedy 120GB SSD. Graphics come by way of the NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770 and Windows 8 is standard. The PC itself looks particular unique, though slightly garish, with the blue colour scheme.
Price: £1,249 | Chillblast
2. Chillblast Fusion Firestorm
this rig packs twin 4GB Nvidia GTX 680 graphics cards and an Intel Core i5 that hits 4.8Ghz when overclocked. There’s also a Blu-ray drive tucked out of sight and storage runs to both a 240GB SSD and 2TB hard drive – you can pack a game or two on that. Twin fans and a Corsair H100 liquid cooling system prevent burnout, while a side window allows jealous visitors to ogle the wealth of tech crammed inside. Battlefield 3 becomes as near as you want to get to an actual war, with tangos dispatched at a fast and fluid 60fps, with superlative graphics on the full resolution setting. Worth the price, we’d say.
Price: £1,699 | Chillblast
3. Vanquish Eclipse 670 MKII
A sub-£1,000 PC that serves up powerful specs at a price that isn’t too harrowing, this boasts a Core i5 overclocked to 4.6ghz and benefits from 16GB of ram. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 adds 2GB of video memory for heavyweight gaming and the 120GB SSD works with the 1TB hard drive to provide both speedy operation and more than adequate storage. It’s all wrapped in a rugged Coolermaster HAF 912 chassis with room for expansion, four internal fans and a Spire Gemini v2 CPU cooler.
Price: £999 | PCspecialist
4. Alienware X51
Another cheaper choice, this time from gaming pc and laptop stalwart Alienware. The X51 is compact in size, making it a great choice if you want to add into your living room set-up. Under the good looking chassis is an Intel Core i3 processor – which can be upgraded and then a choice of Nvidia graphics cards. RAM, HDD and SSD. Obviously the more you add, the less affordable it will become. 8 USB ports are provided, as is the option for 3D gaming.
From £599 | Alienware
5. Wired2Fire Diablo Predator Z87
This beefy gaming PC well and truly packs the specs, but it also boasts a fairly high price-tag. Many of the features are customisable, so you can choose the areas you want the best performance, but also how much you ultimately spend. Intel Core i5 processors are standard, as is the 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel RAM and 1TB HDD. Graphics are provided from the GeForce GTX 770 – which should provide sleek and speedy gameplay.
Price: £1,020 | Wired2Fire
6. Alienware Aurora
Alienware’s more advanced desktop, the Aurora, features a whole host of customisable options, letting you choose up to 32GB of RAM, an over-clocked six core Intel i7 and the option for dual graphics cards. The case is impressive too, with that typical Alienware sense of style and colourful lights.
Price: from £1,099 | Alienware
7. Mesh Elite Gamer PCA
Another spec heavy machine, the Mesh Elite Gamer PCA features a 240GB SSD, 16GB DDR3 RAM and the high performance Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 graphics card. Pairing with that quick SSD, you’ll find a much larger 2TB HDD – plenty of storage for all those games you grabbed off Steam and there’s a Blu-Ray drive if you fancy ditching Crysis 3 and watching a film. The processor is again top of the line, the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 to be precise.
Price: £1,499 | Mesh
8. Computer Planet ND3000
This completely customised gaming PC is the one of the cheaper ones in this list, so it does lack some of the truly high-end of the other models. There’s 8GB RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 graphics card and a 1TB HD, though no supplementary SSD. One area not skimped on is the processor, which is the latest Intel Core i5.
Price: £756 | Computer Planet