The Carbide Spec-04 is the ideal choice for your first foray into the PC master race, with a conventional size and layout that would support most components allowing for a simple to maintain and upgrade build. Cable routing cutouts and built-in dust filters help to keep the innards clean and tidy, with a large transparent window to proudly show it all off.
Based on the new 14nm process AMD have managed to achieve a 40 percent improvement in instructions pre-clock against its previous generation AMD core. Alongside this TDP is lower, heralding a significantly more power efficient generation of CPUs. Each RYZEN CPU also has a base and boost clock allowing cooler operation and longevity when at idle, and a performance boost when required in applications such as gaming, and rendering. AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600: a new baseline for performance gaming and productivity. It features 6 CPU cores and 12 threads to handle well in the multi-tasked environment.
Keeping it Cool
There's no fancy cooling solution for the CPU here, just a plain old stock cooler that is designed and supplied by Intel for this specific CPU. There is less chance of things going wrong and no matter how much you push this machine there wouldn't be much heat generated nor much audible variation in noise. There is an option for an uprated CPU cooler, which can be especially handy if you consider upgrading the CPU in the future.
NVIDIA™ GeForce® GTX 1060 Graphics
The GeForce® GTX 1060 graphics card is a circa £200 model loaded with innovative new gaming technologies that make it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games. Powered by NVIDIA™ Pascal the most advanced GPU architecture ever created - the GeForce® GTX 1060 delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond.
Latest DDR4 RAM
DDR4 is the latest generation of memory, optimized for the latest Intel chipset motherboards, it offers higher frequencies that start at 2133Mhz, greater bandwidth and lower power consumption than DDR3 modules. It’s the perfect future-proof option, with future advancements delivering further performance advantage as latencies are reduced and software takes full advantage of the faster frequencies.
Fast SSD and 1TB Storage
Included is a fast 120Gb SSD to provide speedy read and write speeds as well as a more reliable form of storage over normal mechanical drives. With 120GB of capacity you'll be able to install the Operating system, as well as some of your favourite programmes and games. Alongside it is there’s a 1TB mechanical HDD for your collection of games and bulky data storage.
Corsair Quality PSU
Corsair's 650W VS PSU is the best companion for a system of this type, its 80 Plus Bronze certified showing its strong green credentials and it's quiet and unobtrusive. On top of that, this PSU that will not let you down, it comes with the legendary Corsair badge which stands for reliability and quality, and looks smart with the black braided cables.
Included is the latest version of Windows 10 Operating System, installed and ready to go! With release of Windows 10, the Start menu is back and Microsoft has managed to satisfy many different types of users - PC gamers, console gamers as well as mobile and tablet users. After listening to feedback from millions of users and taking into account our rapidly evolving usage of technology, the latest version of Windows has had a great response and addresses many issues encountered with previous versions.