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High End PCs - Gaming Without Limits

With high performance RTX graphics cards and running the latest AMD Ryzen processors, these are the ultimate PCs for serious gaming

 

High End PCs - Gaming Without Limits

 

The general consensus right now is that there is no better time to buy a gaming PC. Uncertainty is creeping back in for those who have waited too long for their ultimate gaming PC, and the industry is shrugging its shoulders yet again when GPU pricing is discussed. The new graphics cards we're expecting from AMD, Intel and Nvidia have been enveloped in a cynical cloud, as gamers predict scalpers will have their way yet again, and supplies of the latest cards could come under scrutiny yet again.

So, why wait?

The latest and greatest graphics cards, fast memory, performance processors and rock solid motherboards are already here, and waiting for the masses. Stocks are steady, and some prices have already begun to drop in anticipation of the changing crypto landscape and new hardware releases.

Finding Value In High End Gaming

I once had horse racing odds explained to me by an octogenarian in a betting shop one sunny Grand National day. He told me that your task as a punter is not to seek out the best looking horse or hottest sounding favourite. Your task is to find value.

The game is rigged, of course, and even if you bet on every horse in a race, the bookies still stand to make a profit. However, by investing your hard earned cash in multiple horses that are well-priced, you can find the value. It is a short process of looking at the odds of each horse that can beat the favourite, and it works a treat at keeping your money out of the bookies' pockets.

Not to derail this gaming PC article too much with this analogy, but the logic is sound and can be applied to many other situations where you find yourself in a market that has too much overpricing.

Good Value Pre-Built PCs

You might still have a very bitter taste in your mouth when you see GPUs at 5x their MSRP, and that is to be expected. One of the best ways to extract value from the current market is with a pre-built gaming PC, where the retailer has attractive pricing over all components because the margin on the other components is high enough to make a profit.

 

Ryzen 7 5800X

 

Let's look at CPUs, for instance. The Ryzen 7 5800X has seen price drops of around £100 with some e-retailers, making it ripe for a gaming PC spec. Couple this with a ten percent drop in SSD storage pricing, and you can see where the PC builders are making savings. These savings can be passed on in pre-builds very easily, and will draw a crowd.

Play. Everything.

A day does not go by when our sales team doesn't get a call from a customer asking for a PC that is capable of playing everything. Variety gamers who own F1 steering wheels, a Hotas flight joystick, playing FPS and RPGs with careless abandon. This type of gamer doesn't care about budget, they care about fun. With the ability to enjoy everything from AAA to E-Sports titles, they pick up and play a number of genres, enjoying gaming for what it is. Every new release is a challenge, and they wait for day one launches on Game Pass for PC with glee.

What do we tell these customers?

When you want to be able to play everything, and experience it as the developers intended, you will need the solid performance of 10th and 11th-Gen processors, and Nvidia's RTX 30-series GPUs. The RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti are seeing record price cuts, and this supply and demand is now encouraging favourable pre-build prices.

The highly recommended RTX 3080/3080 Ti systems below are capable of playing anything you throw at them, and will likely easily handle the next onslaught of AAA releases over the next two summers.

 

Nazare 7380a iCUE RTX Gaming PC

 

The Nazare 7380a iCUE RTX Gaming PC stacks up the power with an Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8GHz processor that boosts up to 4.70 GHz, and 32GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM. With incredible framerates in 4K Ultra, the variety gamer can play at over 40 FPS in the most demanding AAA titles.

This level of specification is capable of high end gaming, sure, but also has recognised high performance in streaming, video editing, creative tools, photo editing and rendering, making it ideal for multi-tasking across most disciplines.

 

Windows Windows 10 Home
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8GHz
RAM 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
Graphics GeForce RTX 3080 10GB
Storage 1000GB Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD
Wi-Fi 2,400Mbps Built-in Wi-Fi

 

Nazare 9381a iCUE RTX gaming PC Performance Benchmarks

 

For added punch (and lots of it) the RTX 3080 Ti and Ryzen 9 5900X combination in the Nazare 9381a iCUE RTX Gaming PC ramps up the framerates and graphical processing, aided by 32GB DDR4 RAM and 12GB VRAM in the RTX 3080 Ti.

The superb benchmarks set by the Ryzen 9 5900X are beaten only by the latest 12th-Gen Intel chips, but are priced much more competitively than Team Blue's latest offerings. This is where the value can be found, with around £100 savings against Intel's new CPUs.

 

Windows Windows 10 Home
CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7GHz
RAM 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
Graphics GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB
Storage 1000GB Seagate FireCuda 530 NVMe SSD
Wi-Fi 2,400Mbps Built-in Wi-Fi

 

Last Word

Both of these systems can be classed as "good value" for all round gaming, creativity, and even as high-end workstations. Pricing on such builds are consistently dropping, and particularly with the RTX 3080. With the RXT 3090 Ti on the horizon, and the slew of new cards in 2022, it will be interesting to revisit this article with an update on which GPUs can once again be classed as good value. If the signs are being read correctly, it might well be all of them.