Corsair Spec-Alpha Gaming Case
Following on from the same design cues as Corsairs Bulldog living room gaming case, the Spec-Alpha is hard to miss with its aggressive angular front and top panel design, and contrasted colour ways. It shares its internal layout with the similarly sized Spec-01 however the large mesh front and top opens the case up to superior airflow, and space for up to five 120mm fans. The optical drive has also been omitted to aide in better airflow, and because of this there is space for a 240mm AIO liquid cooler at the front or top of the case. Included are two LED 120mm fans installed as standard at the front to accompany the outer colour accents of the case.
Intel® Core™ i5 CPU
The Core i5 range first launched in 2010, Intel has since refreshed the line-up with a number of generations under it’s "tick-tock” approach to product development. With every new generation the focus has been on increasing performance whilst improving efficiency, reducing the burden on your PSU and cooling system.This year intel did something different and now the i5 comes with 6 cores and improved cache, so it ups the productivity game while maintaining a place in every gamers heart.
Corsair H80i v2 Performance Liquid Cooler
The H80i V2 is the latest incarnation of Corsair’s single radiator, dual fan, all-in-one CPU water-cooler, an ideal solution when dual radiator coolers can’t be installed (due to space constraints) but cooling performance is key. The radiator is, at 49 mm, much thicker than other entry level water-coolers, and the H80i comes bundled with two good quality SP120L fans, which are PWM, meaning that their speed can be changed according to the cooling needs. The fans can be mounted in a push-pull configuration, so that the intake fan pushes cool air through the radiator and the exhaust fan helps with moving hot air out of the case. Another notable feature is the support for Corsair’s Link software: an app that is useful to control the unit’s fans and pump speeds and to monitor the system temperatures as well as the color of the LED on the water-block.The tubes that connect the pump / water-block assembly to the radiator are braided and together with some other stylish details, help with keeping your PC looking good and your CPU chilled.
NVIDIA™ GeForce® Graphics
The GeForce® NVIDIA’s new Pascal architecture has already proved itself to be the one to beat, with the GTX 1080 flexing its muscles devouring 1440p and 4k resolutions at very playable frame rates. With the GTX 1070 under the hood it is the same GP104 GPU as the GTX 1080 and performance scaling over the older Maxwell architecture, is just as impressive but this time around with much more wallet friendly pricing. The GTX 1070 like its bigger brother still supports many of the same features such as high band-width SLI pairing, GPU Boost 3.0, Fast Sync, HDR, VR Works Audio and Ansel but at its significantly lower price point, looks to be the new "best bang for your buck” card on the market.
For latest generation NVIDIA and AMD cards you can now take advantage of DirectX 12, this Microsoft API is an extremely efficient interface that optimises the way graphics resources are distributed. The latest version delivers noticeably increased performance for all the graphics card models that support it, with upcoming game titles taking even more advantage of it in the future.
Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM
At the heart of Corsair performance RAM modules is cherry picked silicon that has passed stricter tolerances and is able to perform more efficiently at higher frequencies. To increase the thermal efficiency when operating at higher speed, Corsair performance RAM is equipped with an improved cooling cooling solution, a heatsink that sandwiches the memory module. Another great feature of Corsair gaming RAM is the support for XMP profiles, Extreme Memory Profiles is something we take advantage of in the BIOS to set up the PC with optimal clock speeds and latencies.
Fast SSD and 1TB Seagate Barracuda Storage
Included is a fast 250Gb SSD to provide speedy read and write speeds as well as a more reliable form of storage over normal mechanical drives. With 240GB 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 TX-M Series™ Modular PSU
This PSU ticks all the boxes, making it ideal as the power source for a performance machine at a reasonable price point. The key factors in a PSU selection is reliability, efficiency and noise, the TX-M series PSUs deliver on all fronts with high quality components, over 90% Gold rated efficiency and noise that rarely surpasses 20dB at full load. A bonus feature is modular cabling for a cleaner, less cluttered finish.
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.