We get it. At CCL, we're just a bunch of gamers and IT enthusiasts, so whenever we see a motherboard or monitor that we know will make our setup that bit better, we want to grab it. At this time of year, when it should all be about treating others and buying gifts for the special people in our life, there's still room for a gift for ourselves, though. Especially with the awesome Christmas deals on offer this December!
Go ahead, treat yourself. You deserve it!
Mobile Gamer? Get A Portable Monitor To Game On-The-Go!
If you're a mobile gamer and enjoy playing titles from Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Play Store smash hits such as Genshin Impact and Among Us while you're on the move, you have no doubt had the same problem as me. I get a fair bit of eye strain from playing games on a small screen. Whilst my tablet is a bit bigger than my phone at 10", I am used to playing games on a laptop or PC screen, so I don't see all of the menu items or enemies as clear as I'd like. The solution? A portable monitor!
iiyama ProLite X1670HC-B1 15.6" Full HD Monitor
This portable monitor from Iiyama is ideal for playing games whether you're on the train to work, taking a break or playing some FPS Battle Royale in your bedroom. For gamers who have smartphones with USB-C (DisplayPort Alt) connectivity, being able to play games on a larger screen is awesome, and allows you to virtually use your phone as a console.
Better still, you can use this monitor to extend your desktop on a laptop, making it great for those of us with limited desk space. The monitor can be put away in a bag or sleeve when not in use, and weighs in at under 1kg. With many uses for smartphone users, such as watching Netflix or working on spreadsheets, this monitor has a ton of uses you could take advantage of right out of the box, with a simple setup that just involves plugging in the supplied USB-C cable!
With USB-C for video connectivity and a Micro-USB for power, you won't have the monitor draining your mobile or laptop battery, either. Simply plug in and play. The X1670HC-B1 has a 15.6" screen, with 60Hz refresh rate, and 6ms response time - all on a Full HD 1920x1080 screen.
DECEMBER PRICE: £123.84 (Save £19)
Building Your Next PC? Save Over £160 On CPU + Motherboard!
We have had some incredible deals on CPUs and motherboards for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas - and if you're looking for the best priced pairing for a new build, then look no further.
Intel Core i5 11400F Rocket Lake-S CPU
One of our favourite processors of 2021, the Core i5 11400F comes complete with an integrated graphics card (Intel UHD 730), so it is ideal for those waiting on an end to the GPU craziness of 2020/2021, and looking forward to 2022 where things may calm down. This processor pairs perfectly with the motherboard below, so if you're building a PC for the New Year, you'll be getting a great start here.
Better yet, when you purchase THREE selected components, you'll get a further 5% off your total purchase! More info here.
DECEMBER PRICE: £172.44 (Save £49)
ASRock B560M-HDV Intel Socket 1200 Motherboard
Even though the ASRock B560M-HDV comes in the popular mATX form factor, there's plenty that has been packed into this amazing value motherboard, including 1 x M.2, M Key, Type 2260/2280 (PCIe Gen4 x4) for 11th Gen Intel Core processors / 1 x M.2, M Key, Type 2260/2280 (PCIe Gen3 x4 or SATA) for your SSD storage, and 1 x PCI Express 4.0 x16 / 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 for any PCIe components & hardware.
This motherboard is perfect to get you started and on an upgrade path, and has a huge saving of over £100 right now!
DECEMBER PRICE: £78.50 (Save £117!)
Unleash Your Full Gaming Potential With iiyama Red Eagle!
Suffering from poor framerates? Can't see those enemies before they take you out? It's time to upgrade your display and get your game mojo back in 2022.
iiyama Red Eagle G-MASTER G2770HSU 27" Full HD IPS
This monitor has been very popular around the office at CCL, with tests showing that - despite its price tag - the G-MASTER G2770HSU IPS display has features that enable you to play at incredible framerates thanks to the 27-inch 165Hz panel that includes AMD FreeSync technology. With under 1ms response time and Full HD resolution (1920x1080) you can enjoy all of your favourite games how the developers intended.
With custom gaming modes and a clear & crisp IPS screen you can view from just about any angle, you'll be wondering how you ever coped without this level of performance when you're playing the latest titles.
DECEMBER PRICE: £162.98 (Save £65)
Performance At Your Fingertips With MSI!
If you're thinking about moving from a traditional keyboard to a gaming keyboard with mechanical switches, then you will need to start with reliability, performance and the highest quality -and that comes in spades from MSI.
MSI VIGOR GK50 Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The Kailh box white switch offers gamers precision where they need it, and with an audible click and customisable RGB backlighting, the MSI Vigor GK50 Elite stands out in those late night gaming sessions.
Durability is the focus with MSI keyboards, and with 80+ million keystroke lifespan, hardcore gaming wear and tear is not an issue for this keyboard. With the anti-slip gaming base you won't have the usual trouble of a slippery keyboard mid-battle, either.
DECEMBER PRICE: £64.52 (Save £35)
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