It was a mixed bag this December, with low retail sales reported by all in the IT arena. The working theory is that everyone splurged last year, as the pandemic lockdowns forced us all indoors to our spare bedrooms and dining room tables, battling for screen time with the family cat and manic children who were home from school.
However, it didn't stop IT enthusiasts flocking to the CCL website and grabbing our sale items and great value components & hardware this December. From ultra-wide monitors to Ryzen gaming CPUs, bargains were snapped up left, right and centre by our valued customers.
January Sales News
If you've been watching our social media and blog for news of a January sale, then you'll be pleased to know that new bargains are on the horizon in January 2022!
CCL January Sale
Is CCL having a January Sale?
Yes! Thanks to our close relationships with manufacturers like MSI and ASUS to name a couple, you can count on January deals on gaming PCs, monitors, laptops, and a whole host of components.
When Does The CCL January Sale Start?
Look out for an announcement on the CCL Facebook page or CCL's Twitter... but rest assured the deals will be available very early!
Top Sellers December 2021
ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix 24GB OC
At just under £2500, the RTX 3090 ROG Strix is not what you'd call cheap, but is a heavyweight graphics card for the gamer who demands perfection from modern titles with Ray Tracing, DLSS and buttery-smooth framerates.
LG UltraFine 32UN880-B 31.5" 4K Ultra HD IPS Monitor
This is a fine monitor. An UltraFine monitor, in fact. LG's 31.5" 4K monitor has been the choice of designers, graphic artists, creators and is designed for professionals, with an ergonomically advanced stand so you have full use of your desk when working. Our top selling 4K monitor in December, remote workers are clearly ensuring they have the very best display at their disposal.
- 3840 x 2160 Resolution
- Fast 5ms Response Time
- IPS Panel
- 60Hz Refresh Rate
- FreeSync Support
- Inputs: HDMI and Display Port
MSI Katana GF66 11UE 15.6" RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop
(Includes FREE GameMax Razor Gaming Mouse for a limited time!)
We knew that December was going to be an excellent month for MSI, with their huge discounts on gaming laptops being passed on to consumers ready for Christmas and January sales. The Katana GF66 11UE's specification puts it right in the recommended system requirements for most of the top 100 games in 2021, so it truly does appeal to all gaming fans, whatever genre they are into.
- Latest 11th Gen. Intel Core i7 processor
- Windows 10 Home
- Latest GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6
- 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080),144 Hz Refresh Rate, IPS-Level panel
- Thin bezel design
- Exclusive Cooler Boost 5 Technology
- MSI Center with exclusive gaming mode
- MSI App Player for seamless gaming experience between mobile and PC
- High-Resolution Audio ready
- Gaming keyboard with numpad
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G Zen 3 CPU
(Includes FREE 1-month of Xbox Game Pass for PC with this CPU and 5% off when you buy 3 or more different components)
AMD's rally toward the end of the year was a response to the incredible Alder Lake release from Intel, and fans of the manufacturer have made the most of price drops in the builds for 2022. The Ryzen 5 5600G benchmarks higher than the Core i5 12600K in some games, so it's no wonder Intel have not converted all of AMD's hardcore fanbase.
- Base: 3.9GHz, Turbo: 4.4GHz
- 6 Cores, 12 Threads
- Socket AM4
- Heatsink & Fan Included
Western Digital Blue SN550 1TB M.2-2280 SSD
(Get 5% off when you buy 3 or more different components with this SSD)
I have written a considerable number of words about this SSD over the last few months, but for good reason. One of Western Digital's best moves in 2021 was making SSD sexy again, and showing that - even though the other IT markets were going crazy - storage is an important upgrade if you value your gaming performance. The 1TB is an ideal upgrade for PS5 users, too, which makes this SSD a flexible storage solution that manages to cross platforms and remain excellent value.
- PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe
- M.2 2280 Form Factor
- Up to 2400MB/s Read, 1950MB/s Write
- 4K IOPS Read: 410000
- 4K IOPS Write: 405000
- 5 Year Warranty
Kingston FURY Beast 16GB (2x 8GB) 3200MHz DDR4
(Get 5% off when you buy 3 or more different components with this memory)
Finally, the adhesive that holds all good gaming PCs together - high performance RAM. This top selling dual-channel memory remained excellent value throughout December, and has no doubt formed the foundations for some awesome gaming PCs. At under £60, this RAM is still currently priced perfectly, making it great value in everything from a low end E-Sports build to a high-end gaming battlestation.
- Voltage: 1.35V
- Latency Timing: CL16
- Speed: 3200MHz (PC4-25600)
- 2 x 8GB DIMM Dual Channel Kit
- Intel XMP Profile Support
- non-ECC Unbuffered Memory
As we head into 2022, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and look forward to serving you in the coming year!
All the very best from CCL and our partners!