It’s that time of year again and if you were considering a brand new custom gaming PC for yourself or a loved one this Christmas, now’s the time to pull the trigger!
Our tech team are hard at work 7 days a week cranking out every order we possibly can but during peak times of year link this, the turn around time can be several days longer than usual. To guarantee pre-Christmas delivery, the sooner you get an order in the better!
So when is the cut off dates?
While the below cut of dates given are not a guarantee, they are conservative approximations made in good faith. Courier delays are rare but can occur on occasion, especially in such a business time year for deliveries. Please bare this in mind when placing your order.
Canberra, Gold Coast & Brisbane Metro – 05/12
Adelaide & Sydney Metro – 07/12
Melbourne Metro – 11/12
Perth, Darwin, and smaller metropolitan cities and towns are encouraged to place their order before the end of November. Delivery may still be possible for later orders but it’s hard to guarantee.
So I can’t order after the cut off date?
Of course you can! Just be prepared that it might not arrive before Christmas. While we make every effort to get all orders dispatched ASAP, each system is meticulously assembled by hand and rigorously burn in tested prior to dispatch. Deliveries will continue to occur between Christmas and New Years baring public holidays.
Do you guys have any PCs in stock we can simply walk in and buy in the store?
We do but as we primary focus on custom systems, our in stock pre-assembled range is usually only a few systems. We recommend dropping in to the store to check out the options if you’re local, or shooting us an email or giving us a call.
I don’t know anything about PCs, can you help me with a recommendation?
Although Halloween isn’t traditionally an Australian holiday, it’s undeniably growing every year, and when it’s an excuse to watch horror movies and eat candy, what’s not to love? This run up to Halloween we’ve decided to track down arguably the best horror game released this year and give it away free with custom gaming PCs.
With a censuses around the internet from some of the biggest review outlets online, the The Evil Within 2 is one of the best suspense horror games of the generation. PC Gamer calls it ‘Genuinely Terrifying’, Gamespot.com calls it ‘Hauntingly Macabre’ and IGN ‘Intense and Exhilarating!’
“One of our favorite horror games of the year”
9/10 – Polygon
“An intense and exhilarating survival horror experience”
8/10 – IGN
“A bold, bloody evolution”
8/10 – PCGamesN
If that’s not convincing enough, checkout the IGN video review below.
Until midnight Tuesday, any custom gaming PC powered by a GTX 1060 6G or higher and any i5 CPU or higher is eligible to redeem a free digital copy of The Evil Within 2 by entering voucher code ‘evil’ at checkout.
The PC must already be in your cart for the code to activate, orders must be placed prior to midnight 31/10/2017.
Game requires a Steam account and an internet connection to redeem, download and play.
Note : Due to the age rating of the game, this offer is only for customers 18 years of age or older. Game codes will not be sent to customers who purchase using an account registered to a person under 18.
After what has been a pretty slow middle of the year for gaming, October marked the start of AAA game releases in the lead up to the Christmas holidays with Middle-earth Shadow of War landing on the 10th, South Park: The Fractured But Whole on the 17th and Destiny 2 just yesterday.
If all that wasn’t enough, right around the corner is also Wolfenstein 2 and Assassins Creed Origins on the 27th and Call of Duty WW2 the week after on November 3rd and Star Wars Battlefront II on the 17th.
Not up on the latest news for all these great titles? Checkout the trailers below. Starting with our personal favorite, Wolfenstein 2 : The New Colossus.
Sticking with the theme of murdering Nazi’s, it wouldn’t be a WWII game without them and it wouldn’t be a Call of Duty game without Zombies. So without further a’do, here’s COD WWII’s Nazi Zombie trailer.
A big focus for the new Battlefront 2 game is single player, with a fully fledged story that the team at DICE look like they have put a ton of work in to. Even if your not a Star Wars fan the visuals look amazing. If you are a Star Wars fan you’ve probably already seen this one, but here it again anyway.
And last but not least, yet another entry in to the Assassins Creed list of games, this time set in ancient Egypt. Worth getting excited for or is 10 games in 10 years (or 31 if you count the spin offs and mobile games!) too many?
With the much anticipated title due out exclusively on Battle.net October 24th you could get your hands on a free copy with any custom gaming PC powered by a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI when you order before November 21st.
The PC version of the game looks spectacular and will support uncapped frame rates, 4k, higher resolution and detail textures and effects plus a myriad of other improvements over the console counterpart that was released a few weeks ago.
Don’t just take our word for it, check out Bungie’s latest PC trailer captures all in engine on PC.
Whether your a fan of the original, the Halo universe or simply in to gorgeous looking sci-fi first person shooters this is definitely a title worth trying out and a great added bonus to any new high end gaming PC.
Bonus! Find this news post on our Facebook page and tag a mate who needs a new gaming PC. If they order we will send you a free copy of the game too so you can team up and save the universe together! #
# Order must be placed during the valid promotional period and contain a custom PC with a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI GPU. To redeem the offer simply email us the order number once it's been completed. The game will be provided digitally and will require a Battle.net account and internet connection to download and play. Valid while stocks last.
An absolute beast of a GPU, the MSI GTX 1080 TI Lightning edition was doled out in very limited quantities to official MSI partners not long ago and instead of hiking up the price and selling them to make a quick buck, we selected a handful of lucky customers who ordered a regular GTX 1080 TI powered custom gaming PC and gave them out as free upgrades!
For the longest time Australian gamers (us included!) have had so little when it comes to quality Australian made gaming content. So when we heard Channel 7 was launching a gaming themed show hosted by @nichboy (Nich Richardson) and @hexsteph (Stephanie Bendixsen) of the late ABC show Good Game fame we jumped at the chance get behind them and show our support when they reached out to us.
Sworn to secrecy we worked with them behind the scenes for months before the show was finally announced mid June and since then the team has put out a tone of great content with weekly TV episodes, and daily web content including a tour of Blizzard studios, an interview with Nolan North, daily news videos and audience Q&A live streams the call ANSA on their Facebook page.
As an official sponsor of the show we provide the gaming PCs Nich, Steph and the rest of the crew use in their FirstPlay videos and Twitch streams as well as the systems they the film crew use for video editing and publishing. If you look closely in this screenshot you can see one of our custom built systems lurking the corner.
With Blizzard’s arena first person shooter Overwatch steadily growing to be one of the biggest of it’s kind on the e-sports scene, it’s also been rapidly growing in popularity among gamers, overtaking the likes of CS:GO, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Battlefield 1 as the games our customers ask us about most on a day to day basis.
So with that in mind we’re going to run down our recommendations for building a custom gaming PC specifically with Overwatch in mind.
Now if you’ve read any of our previous recommendations when it comes to building a custom gaming PC for a specific game, you will know the core components to focus on are the GPU, CPU and RAM when it comes down to performance.
Overwatch is both modest at the entry level but we’re going to focus on hitting 60+ FPS consistently at 1080P under the high graphics presets for this particular recommendation as this is what most of our customers tell us they are looking for.