Get your PC before Christmas! Cut Off Dates, Advice, Specials – 2018 Edition

Sure enough, Christmas is coming around again. With the days quickly passing by, we wanted to let you know the safety dates so you can buy with confidence knowing that you’ll be able to get the order in your hands before Christmas morning. Smiling faces all around!

As we have previous years, we’ve pulled together all staff for most of November and all of December to ensure that each and every customer and order gets the attention deserved, and to get all orders out on time. To guarantee pre-Christmas delivery, ordering sooner rather than later is advised!

Gimme the cutoff dates!

  • Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane Metro – Thursday 6th December
  • Adelaide, Sydney Metro – Monday 10th December 
  • Melbourne Metro – Thursday 13th December
  • Perth, Darwin, plus smaller metropolitan cities & towns are encouraged to place their order very early December. Delivery may still be possible for orders placed later, but may be tempting fate

Opting for one of our express service options (Jump the Queue; dispatch within 5 business days, Need it NOW; dispatch within 3 business days) affords you a few extra days, but sooner is always better!

Above dates are provided as a guide and not a guarantee. Courier delays are rare but can occur during busy times such as the lead up to Christmas. Keep this in mind when shopping and ordering.

What about after those dates?

Orders are always welcome! We will be processing all orders placed right up until the 24th of December as quickly as we can, but we do require time to acquire any stock that may be required for your build, as well as time to build, test, and ship (if required). Orders shipped by the 24th will continue delivery progress between Christmas and New Years on non-public holidays. So you might not get it in time for Christmas day, but it should be before the end of the year depending on your location!

About those “specials” you mentioned…

Well we currently have free nation wide shipping, free Battlefield V with RTX powered PCs and a tons of on sale components so it’s never been a better time to order a brand new custom PC! Keep an eye on our Facebook and website home page for updates.

I think I’ve left it too late…

That’s unfortunate, but not the end of the world. You can always contact us to see if we can squeeze it out in time still – but if it is really too late, we will be processing orders until the 24th of December as stated above. We’ll also be back at it shortly after, with our full team back on the 2nd of January! So you can still get a shiny new PC from your favourite store for the summer holidays.

Questions?

Get in touch with us, and we’d love to help you out!

Valkyrie Gaming PC in NZXT H700 White

Not the first, but certainly one of the prettiest so far. Here’s a build we did lately featuring the highly sought after MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio. I’ve gotta say, this matches up perfectly with the G.Skill RGB RAM, and even the MSI MEG Z390 ACE comes in with the ‘infinity’ RGB. Makes me giddy just thinking about it. So, checkout the pictures!

Don’t forget, you can customise your own PC just the way you want it.

Ragnarok Gaming PC in Limited Edition NZXT H700 Nuka Cola

Prepare yourself for the end of the world with the refreshing taste of Nuka Cola or the next best thing. NZXT brings us a very limited quantity of H700 cases themed around Fallout. Be sure to check out all the pictures!

While 2,000 may seem like a lot, that’s a worldwide number of units!
Ever functional for all your gaming PC needs
Perfect balance of a ‘brand new’ and post-apocalyptic look
We let Vault Boy out of his vault. Weird flex, but ok.

The H700 Nuka Cola is available for purchase strictly while stocks last – also available in gaming system builds!

Fallout 76 : Building A Custom Gaming PC For The Wasteland!

The release of the long anticipated latest Fallout game is finally upon us and to celebrate we’re diving in to exactly what PC hardware you’ll need in your next custom gaming PC to dive in.

If you’ve found this article you probably already know what Fallout 76 so lets get straight down to business.

The Hardware Requirements

Gaming PCs are fueled by three main components. The CPU, the RAM and the GPU (aka video card). In general, if the CPU and RAM isn’t a bottleneck, its the GPU which is the most important for delivering a smooth frame rate with all the fancy graphics setting cranked up.

The games publisher Bethesda have published their official minimum and recommended hardware specifications online. While these are usually geared very low to capture the widest possible audience, it’s a good indication of the CPU/GPU balance and RAM requirement.

Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 4GB/AMD R9 290X 4GB
Memory: 8GB RAM

Recommended hardware requirements – Bethesda 

You will probably notice pretty quickly that the listed hardware is older generation models. This might be a little confusing but with a bit of common sense it’s pretty easy to translate in to the current-gen equivalents.


Processor: Intel Core i5 8600 4.3GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
Memory: 8GB RAM (DDR4)

The same hardware requirements translated to modern equivalents.

Making sense of the Requirements

While some games rely heavier on the GPU than the CPU, others are weighed in the opposite direction. Fallout 76 being a large scale open world RPG, is evidently more CPU depended than most games.

Bare in mind also that the ‘recommended’ hardware requirements are just a guide issued by the publisher stating that if you meet these requirements you should get a ‘good’ experience playing the game. It doesn’t guarantee a frame rate over 60 at any particular graphics settings although a reasonable gamer may assume it’s at least 60fps @ medium pre-sets.

If you want higher frame rates, to turn up all the graphics to ultra or to run at 4K, you’ll have to make the necessary adjustments (mostly to GPU) to keep up.

“Recommended” Requirements

If you want to take Bethesda’s word for it and don’t mind not playing at the highest settings we’ve put together the following configuration for you to take a look at.

Note : All our gaming PCs are 100% customisable so feel free to jump in and select a different chassis , add additional hard drive capacity or a WiFi adapter if needed! Our built in error detection will catch any potential conflicts. As long as the CPU, RAM and GPU stay the same, you can expect the same level of performance.

  • Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-04 Tempered Glass Red Mid Tower
  • Motherboard: Intel B360 Gaming Edition mATX Motherboard
  • CPU: Intel i5 8600 6-Core 4.3GHz
  • CPU Cooler: Stock CPU Cooler
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 Core
  • Primary Storage Device: 250G SATA3 SSD – 420MB/s
  • Second Storage Device: 1TB Hard Drive – 150MB/s
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB OC
  • Power Supply: 550w 80 Plus Gold [$10 OFF]
  • Operating System: Windows 10 64bit Home Edition USB

Click here to checkout this configuration on our store page where you can further customize it or order it online!

“Ultra @1080P” Requirements

As previously mentioned, all our gaming PCs are customisable and we have a ton of options to choose from. Perhaps you prefer a different case? Want to add a WiFi adapter? Maybe need some extra storage space? Just hit that ‘customise’ button on the page linked below.

Case: Corsair Carbide Spec-04 Tempered Glass Red Mid Tower
Motherboard: Intel B360 Gaming Edition mATX Motherboard
CPU: Intel i5 8600K 6-Core 4.3GHz
CPU Cooler: 120mm Tower Air Cooler
RAM:16GB DDR4 Black
Primary Storage Device: 500G NVMe M.2 SSD – 1500MB/s
Second Storage Device: 2TB Hard Drive – 150MB/s
Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 2070 8GB OC
Power Supply: 550w 80 Plus Gold [$10 OFF]
Operating System: Windows 10 64bit Home Edition USB

Click here to checkout this configuration on our store page where you can further customize it or order it online!

“ULTRA @4K/UHD” Requirements

Note for this one we’ve deviated from the more ‘cost-effective’ basic chassis listed for the configurations used above, this time opting to go for the limited edition Nuka Cola NZXT H700. Lets face it, if your building a gaming PC just to play Fallout 76 on ultra settings at 4K, why wouldn’t you splurge a little and get the awesome looking limited edition chassis to match? 

Case: NZXT H700 Nuka Cola Limited Edition
Motherboard: Intel B360 Gaming Edition mATX Motherboard
CPU: Intel i7 8700 6-Core 4.6GHz
CPU Cooler: 120mm Tower Air Cooler
RAM: 16GB DDR4 Black
Primary Storage Device: 500G NVMe M.2 SSD – 1500MB/s
Second Storage Device: 2TB Hard Drive – 150MB/s
Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 2080 8GB OC
Power Supply: 750w 80 Plus Gold
Operating System: Windows 10 64bit Home Edition USB

Click here to checkout this configuration on our storage page where you can further customize it or order it online!

The take away,

Hopefully now you’ve got a good idea of what modern day latest gen hardware you need to play the game at the performance level your aiming for. Remember it all comes down to GPU, CPU and RAM (in that order!).

If you still have questions or just need some help deciding on which of the other components you need please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can find our contact page here or if your local (Oakleigh South, VIC), drop in to our store Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm for a chat!

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!

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.