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CCL's First New PC of 2014

A perfect base for a media centre, or simply a low power PC. (more)

Console Wars: This time will the PC be the winner?

Every generation there is an epic battle, SNES vs. Mega Drive, PlayStation vs. Nintendo 64, Xbox vs. PS2, Xbox 360 vs. PS3 and now we have Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4. The question is at this early stage who will be the winner of this generation. (more)

So you're looking to upgrade to Windows 8

A detailed run down of what changes you can expect moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8. (more)

Building Your Own System - Component Compatibility Guide

Martin walks us through checking compatibility when looking to build our own systems, it's not as scary as you may think.
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How To: SSD Optimisation - Moving the location of Windows User folders in Windows 7

One easy change to make to Windows when optimising your install after upgrading to an SSD is changing the default location of the Windows User folders to your mechanical drive. This simple guide shows you how. (more)

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New Gem range of Business PCs available from CCL!

CCL have launched a brand new range of Gem Business PCs, offering improvements in performance, value for money and operational costs over the previous generation. (more)

New Geforce small form factor systems from CCL

CCL Have got some small and shiny new systems featuring some shiny hardware from Nvidia (more)

Netflix Makes Deal with DreamWorks to Produce Over 300 Hours of Original Content

Could the future of internet film & TV be in original content, not re-runs? (more)

CCL's Latest Home Entertainment PCs Now Available

Ever dreamt of having your very own cinema? Well we can't provide the darkened room, the smell of stale popcorn or the sound of chattering children but we can provide the technology - bring the cinema home! (more)

CCL Elite Raven II Gaming PC wins Vortez.net Gold Award!

Barely a week after winning an Overclock3D.net Gold Award the Raven II has continued its unstoppable rise with a new award (more)

All CCL Desktops

If you're looking for a new PC then you have come to the right place. CCL are expert computer builders with over 15 years' experience harnessing the latest technology to give you the ultimate in cutting edge computing. Whether you are looking for an everyday home PC, an energy efficient office PC, a serious Workstation for professional applications or a blisteringly fast gaming PC, we have the system for you – all without stretching your budget.

CCL Elite Gyrfalcon II Mini Gaming PC

  • Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus RoG Maximus VII Impact Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • 250GB Solid State Drive

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CCL Elite Vulture V Gaming PC

  • Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus RoG Maximus VII Gene Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • 500GB Solid State Drive

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CCL Alpha Centurion PC

CCL Alpha Centurion PC

(CCL-ALP-ZBUD)
Our cheapest AMD Quad Core PC ever! Perfect upgrade from an older Windows XP PC!
  • AMD Sempron 3850 1.3GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus AM1M-A Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon R3
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Pioneer III PC

CCL Alpha Pioneer III PC

(CCL-ALP-SBUD3)
Amazing value PC ideal for home, home office work, movies, photos and internet browsing!
  • Intel Celeron J1800 2.4GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte J1800N-D2H Motherboard
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Champion V PC

CCL Alpha Champion V PC

(CCL-AMD-ENT5)
The AMD 4000 APU in the Champion V makes this PC ideal for Video, Photos and Internet Games!
  • AMD A4 4020 3.2GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus A58M-K Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon HD 7480D
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Supreme PC System
Best selling home system! Featuring the latest Intel Pentium Dual Core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 1TB Hard Drive
  • Intel Pentium Dual Core G3260 3.3GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Prime Desktop PC

CCL Alpha Prime Desktop PC

(CCL-ALP-DIBUD)
Our popular Prime PC in a desktop/tower form factor!
  • Intel Celeron G1840 2.8GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Buzzard III Gaming PC
Featuring AMD's latest second generation APU technology this is our best ever gaming PC for the price!
  • AMD A8 6600K 3.9GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus A88XM-E Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon HD 8570D
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Pronto III PC

CCL Alpha Pronto III PC

(CCL-AMD-FAM3)
A dual core 3.9GHz APU, dedicated graphics and fast memory makes the Pronto an excellent all-rounder!
  • AMD A6 7400K 3.5GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus A58M-K Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon R7 240
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Crafter Minecraft Optimised Gaming PC
Play Minecraft in top detail with the best possible experience!
  • AMD A10 7700K 3.4GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon R7
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Tornado II PC

CCL Alpha Tornado II PC

(CCL-INT-FAM1)
Great home PC powered by the second generation Intel Core i3 Processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory!
  • Intel Core i3 4170 3.7GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Advantage System

CCL Alpha Advantage System

(CCL-AMD-HIGH1)
With an AMD six core processor and AMD Radeon 6450 graphics card this is an amazing all round machine!
  • AMD FX 6300 3.5GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon HD 6450
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Phoenix Gaming PC
With stylish lighting the Phoenix makes a statement!
  • AMD A8 6600K 3.9GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus A88XM-E Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon HD 8570D
  • 120GB Solid State Drive
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Supremacy System

CCL Alpha Supremacy System

(CCL-INT-HIGH1)
The Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of DDR3 memory make this an amazing multi-tasking PC!
  • Intel Core i5 4460 3.2GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Hawk IV Gaming PC
The Quad Core 4.2GHz AMD CPU makes the Hawk IV Fly!
  • AMD FX 4350 4.2GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Sparrow II Mini Gaming PC
This PC may be small but its A10-7850K APU packs a serious punch!
  • AMD A10 7850K 3.7GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Motherboard
  • AMD Radeon R7
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Transcendence PC
Our top of the line home PC, featuring the latest Intel Core i7 4th Generation CPU this is a multi-tasking monster!
  • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6GHz CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Raven IV Gaming PC
Monster through the latest games with the Nvidia GeForce GTX equipped Raven IV!
  • Intel Core i5 4690 3.5GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Eagle IV Gaming PC
Fitted with a Core i7 CPU and the latest Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card!
  • Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus Z97-P Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • 250GB Solid State Drive
  • 2TB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Gyrfalcon II Mini Gaming PC
  • Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz CPU
  • 16GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus RoG Maximus VII Impact Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • 250GB Solid State Drive
  • 2TB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Elite Vulture V Gaming PC
  • Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz CPU
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • Asus RoG Maximus VII Gene Motherboard
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • 500GB Solid State Drive
  • 3TB Hard Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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CCL Alpha Prime PC System

CCL Alpha Prime PC System

(CCL-ALP-IBUD)
Our lowest priced Intel base home PC, featuring top quality components!
  • Intel Celeron G1840 2.8GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Motherboard
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 1000GB Hard Drive
  • DVD Drive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 3 Year Collect & Return Warranty

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Computer Buying Guide - A System Hardware Breakdown

Buying a computer can be a very confusing experience due to the huge number of different models available, technical heavy descriptions and specifications to get your head around making it increasingly difficult to find the computer that is right for you.   Desktops as the name suggests are personal computers that are small enough to fit on or under a desk. They are not usually that portable unless you choose a small form factor machine and often consist of separate monitor, mouse and keyboard unlike a laptop where everything is built in. The major advantages of a desktop machine over a similarly priced laptop are the greater upgrade possibilities and an overall higher specification. This enables you to get the most out of PC games, professional applications such as CAD, image manipulation and audio editing. Obviously the drawbacks to any desktop machine; even a small form factor one, are not being as portable and taking up more space than notebooks, tablets and netbooks. With the increases in performance laptops have offered in recent years the desktop market has had to adapt to remain competitive. The specifications have increased greatly with quad core and above processors now being common in desktop machines. They offer a higher level of computing power than even the most expensive laptops. Gaming on a desktop is also a vastly superior experience for the same money due to more powerful graphics cards, better cooling enabling faster components and more space to fit complicated graphics cards and other components. You need to ask yourself what you want to use your computer to do. Computers vary in price according to power and functionality. For example there is little point in spending thousands on the latest gaming computer with the most advanced gaming graphics card if you only use it for internet browsing and word processing, your money would be better spent on dual monitors or a silent computer. There are broadly four main types of computer user who all require slightly different components to get the...