Signature V2 Gaming PCs

A fresh take on our popular Signature gaming computers – Signature V2.

In the well built, clean, sophisticated-yet-showy Deepcool Matrexx Tempered Glass with RGB case, we’ve packed in quality hardware you’d expect from us. Check out the full specifications and option packages + upgrades: Signature V2. Prices start at $999 and all PCs are capable of playing the latest and greatest games. Enjoy Fortnite, PUBG, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Seige, Battlefield, Call of Duty, and more.

Checkout the pictures of just some examples we have ready to go out right now!

Black Ops 4 Gets a New Release Trailer!

Black Ops Blackout

Ahead of it’s upcoming October 12th release date, the latest Call of Duty game has dropped a new trailer. At this stage most of the game is a known quantity, especially after the multiplayer and blackout mode beta. All the Black Ops staples are present and accounted for, including plenty of gadgets, a big multiplayer emphasis and a zombie mode.

The Good and the Bad

Hype around the Blackout PUBG clone battle royal mode is very high, especially from the PC gamer crowd with many online stating it’s the only reason they’ll be getting the game. It’s not all roses though, there is some controversy around the server performance, especially in the early game when there is potentially up to 88 players on the map. The server tick rate (the rate at which the server sends and receives updates) starts at just 10Hz before jumping to 20Hz once a few players have died and there is less action to track.

To compare this against a faster paced competitive shooter, CS:GO has a variable tick rate with the pro’s playing between 64 and 128hz. (that means 64-128 server updates per second)

So lets cross our fingers and toes that the launch goes smoothly and there is plenty of servers on day one to keep up with what will undoubtedly be a tremendous amount of players trying to get in to a blackout match.

Thinking of customizing a new gaming PC to play Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Blackout? Click here to check out our awesome online custom PC builder. It’s easy, quick, has tons of great hardware options and has built in error checking and performance indicators!

Upcoming Game Releases

Call of Duty isn’t your cup of tea? There is plenty of other big releases right around the corner. We’re sure any gamer can find something in the list below to get excited for.

  • Assassins Creed Odyssey (October 4th)
  • World War 3 (October 20th)
  • Call of Cthulhu (October 30th)
  • ARK: Extinction (November 6th)
  • Hitman 2 (November 13th)
  • Fallout 76 (November 14th)
  • Warhammer 40,000 Mechanicus (November 15th)
  • Battlefield V (November 20th)
  • Darksiders 3 (November 27th)
  • Just Cause 4 (December 4th)

Buy Eligible MSI Gaming Monitor, Get ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ Free

The latest and greatest Tomb Raider title launched last week and has been getting glowing reviews from game critics and gamers.

Maybe you’re in the market for a new gaming PC, or maybe you already have a capable gaming PC of ours. Either way, why not treat yourself to a new gaming monitor, and snag a free copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider in the process?

That’s right, all you have to do is buy one of the following MSI monitors:

Or spice things up with some RGB:

There are a few other MSI monitors available on our website (link).

Make sure you purchase any one of the above listed eligible monitors during the promotional period to claim the game. Promotion 7th September – 30th November (or while stocks last). For more details and redemption process, see MSI’s Tomb Raider promotional page.

Valkyrie Gaming PC in Corsair Crystal 280X RGB White

Here’s another absolutely beautiful RGB build we had the pleasure of working with early this week.

  • Intel i7 8700K with a 240mm liquid cooler
  • Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB OC
  • 500GB SSD + 2TB HDD
  • 16GB of RGB DDR4 RAM
  • 2x additional RGB fans, RGB LED strip, RGB case

So with that out of the way, onto the pictures.

The above all shows off how RGB can have many different feels to it.

Customise your own gaming PC now: Do it.

Valkyrie Gaming PC in NZXT H700 Black & Red

Why does customisable computers matter? Because customers want to create their very own theme, with the hardware, performance, and budget they want… Check out this build!

Red DDR4 RAM, Diablo Red PSU extension cables
In NZXT’s H700 Black & Red mid tower case
Perfectly matching black-and-red theme throughout the build
No fancy RGBs, but still a stunning build

Does this make you want to put together your own custom gaming PC? We know it does, therefore: Get customising.

Game database: new additions for your Gaming PC

When you’re in the market for a gaming PC, you need to know two main things: what games you want to play at what level of graphics, and your budget. Our game database helps with the first one – your bank account will decide on the other.

We’re getting to that really interesting part of the year, and no, I’m not talking about Christmas. Although, it could be referred to as gamers’ Christmas perhaps… September all the way through to early December is typically when we see a load of highly anticipated AAA games released – and this year isn’t expected to be much different. Until that kicks into high-gear though, we’ve got some fresh additions for you right now.

Don’t forget, we also recently added Dying Light: Bad Blood (article) and SCUM (article).

Additions

Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World

Monster Hunter: World is brand new to PC after releasing early this year on consoles, Monster Hunter: World is proving to be a hit all over again.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one highly anticipated AAA title due out just 8 days from now. I know I will personally be putting many hours into this once it’s released. This year’s Tomb Raider is a little more demanding than the previous title. Furthermore, it is one of the first games that’s going to take advantage of Nvidia’s yet-to-be-released RTX graphics cards.

League of Legends (LoL)

League of Legends

We know we were a bit late to add this one – we’re really sorry. LoL is hugely popular, with the requirements nice and low so you could make an “Ultra” capable gaming PC for just over $1,500.

Hunt Showdown

Hunt Showdown

Hunt Showdown is in early access. Coming from the well-known developer Crytek (Far Cry, Crysis, CryEngine) , we can expect a visually stunning experience and solid gameplay.

Get ready for gaming

So, maybe your current PC or console isn’t capable of the stunning visuals the above games will have. This can only mean one thing, it’s time to get your hands on a new gaming PC. Get started.

Game database: popular titles updated!

You may or may not know that games can become more or less demanding over time, thanks to the likes of feature additions, updated textures, driver updates, etc. Since we’re all about offering gaming systems tailored to your needs, we’ve reviewed a number games and their requirements. Some games have had major updates or expansions, while others have changed slightly.

Have you checked out our game database to see how your next gaming PC can expect to run the latest and greatest games? Don’t forget, once you customise a PC you can also see how it will perform in every game we have in our database right from the summary page (just scroll down a little)!

Most games get released, have a big surge of people playing it, and then it will die off eventually. A lot of online focused games have stronger staying power, however. As hardware generations come out, we need to ensure our suggestions match the hardware we sell. So, it’s more important that we keep these up to date.

Updates

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual reality has been around for a while – there are those that are right into it, and those who still haven’t experienced much of it. The requirements have stayed much the same, decent i5 teamed with a middle-to-high end graphics card will do the trick.

Grand Theft Auto V

It’s no real surprise that this game is still in the top 10 games played on Steam. GTA games have always had so much depth to them, even in just single player. GTA V’s online multiplayer which is continually getting updates keeps players coming back, and new players coming in.

Thanks to developers paying the PC version special attention, the game looks better and better over time, while demanding just about all PC hardware has to offer.

Rust

When we first added Rust to our game database, it was still in early access. It’s come a long way since then, and was officially released in February this year. The amount of players has remained fairly stable growing from 2013 to now, which indicates happy gamers!

Path of Exile

A bit of a quiet achiever, PoE has maintained a steady amount of play time since 2013. In the last 12 months it appears to have risen in popularity, now higher than ever before.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

WoW first released late 2004, meaning it’s approaching it’s 14th year. Love it or hate it, WoW is one of the most successful games of all time. The latest expansion “Battle for Azeroth” launched just last month. We figured, what better time to review the requirements!

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG)

Starting off once again in early access, PUBG has now officially released. While it’s still quite resource demanding, we should expect a better quality of gaming to be possible.

Star Citizen

In early access when we added it back in 2014, with an estimated late 2015 release date… is still in early access. It may be one of the most ambitious games ever attempted on a large scale, with a lot to like about it. But, its future doesn’t look as bright as it once was. Right now, there’s a lot of bad press relating to some ticket sales being charged for even though people were subscribed – and there’s even an active lawsuit against them from their game engine developer.

Battlefield V vs. Black Ops 4 Battle Royale

With the release of Battlefield V and Call of Duty Black Ops 4 inching ever closer, it’s time to take a closer look at this year’s hook. Video games, much like pop music, is a hit driven industry. Wildly popular trends start with a single smash hit then a mad rush to try and improve upon the winning formula.  There was an era in which it felt every second game had some sort of Zombies in it. Shortly before that an era of WW2 shooters and most recently, it’s battle royale. 

With two blockbuster shooters due to land soon, Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V are all aboard the PUGB train. Love it or hate it, with battle royale being a big part of both upcoming games, lets see how they compare.

What is Battle Royale Exactly?

The term was initially made popular by a film of the same name from the year 2000. 9th graders were left on a deserted island with nothing more than a map, food and various weapons. Of course the last one left standing could leave the island, but break the rules and your explosive collar goes BOOM.

Sound familiar? Hunger Games? Running Man? The Condemned? Well it wasn’t a new concept. Films and books had covered it before in some form or fashion but it was this time the name stuck.

Strip out the food and explosive collars, replace 9th graders with a blend of bland random characters and what do you get? Well, the biggest game of the last year, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (aka PUBG).

So in a nut-shell, Battle Royale in a game is just some form of last man standing survival. Typically with some form of ever shrinking map to keep up the intensity.

Blackout Vs Firestorm

Blackout is what the Call of Duty team are calling their PUBG copy while Battlefield is calling theirs Firestorm. While the two share a lot with their formula, there’s also a lot to split them. Lets take a look at some of the key differences;

The Setting

Blackout is set in a near future Black Ops universe with (yep, you guessed it!) AI controlled zombies. On the other hand Firestorm is of course set during WW2. The name comes from the ring of fire slowly creeping in from the edges of the map.

Player Count

Firestorm is currently set to feature 16 teams of 4 players each to reach a total of up to 64 players. Blackout is launching at 80 and developers haven’t ruled out adjusting that number up or down.

The Release Date

Blackout is set to hit October 12th with a beta going live on the 14th of September. Meanwhile Firestorm’s beta kicked off today and runs through to the 11th with the full game set for November 20th.

The Hardware Requirements

At this stage we only know the BETA hardware requirements and they are of course subject to change before release. 

Battlefield V Recommended Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor : Intel Core i7 4790 / i5 8500 or Better
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card : Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or better
  • Available Disk Space : 50GB

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Recommended Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k / i5 8500 or Better
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • HDD: 25GB HD space
  • Video:  GTX 1060 6GB or better

Keep in mind these ‘Recommended‘ settings are typically to allow for medium graphics presets at 1080p, don’t expect set the game to ultra and rock it at 4K if you only meet the requirements above.

While we don’t have any proper benchmark results of the final game yet, we would suspect at max graphics presets you will need a pretty beefy GPU to keep up. Not to mention Battlefield’s ray tracing implementation exclusive to the new range of RTX GPUs due at the of the month.

Is your gaming PC ready?

In the meantime, if you’re thinking your old gaming rig might need an upgrade to get the most of out either of these gorgeous games, you know what to do. Head on over to our custom gaming PC store page and configure your next dream gaming PC today. Build, tested & delivered to your door so your ready to join the fight on release day. 

Of course as always, you know for a fact that the PC version of the game will be the definitive. With the best graphics and mouse / keyboard controls the old consoles will be a far cry from the PC versions glory. There are plenty more details yet to be released so stayed tuned for updates if you’re at all interested in either of these two games.