Featuring top graphics cards such as NVIDIA RTX 30 series cards and AMD RX series cards, high-performance AMD Ryzen and Intel Core CPUs, large capacity DDR4 RAM, huge amounts of HDD and SSD storage and more, CCL’s esports PCs are designed to put you in pole position.
Our esports gaming PCs are designed in-house by our team of PC building experts, who select the very best components to create balanced, stable and reliable systems that’ll provide you with years of uninterrupted esports gaming.
So, if you’re looking for an esports PC that’ll give you a competitive edge in games like Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and many more, explore CCL’s esports PCs now!
Esports PC buying guide
Have you got your sights set on becoming an esports gaming champion? Then it’s crucial that you buy the right type of PC. Selecting a PC with the right types of components and performance can make the difference between winning and losing.
So, if you want to buy the very best esports gaming PC, read the buying guide from the CCL team below.
What is an esports PC?
At the risk of stating the obvious, an esports PC is a gaming PC which is specifically configured to play esports games at very high rates of performance.
An esports PC will be able to play top esports titles at very high frame rates, high rates of resolution and with low latency.
To achieve this sort of performance esports PCs feature high-end graphics cards, high core count processors (which are normally overclockable) and upgraded cooling systems such as water cooling. Fast memory and storage also play an important part in helping your esports PC to boot quickly and get you into the action quicker.
esports PCs also normally feature extensive input/output options such as HDMI and DisplayPort.
What components should you have in an esports PC?
Like many questions in esports, this is a difficult one to answer concisely.
The short(ish) answer is this - the game you are looking to compete on, will determine exactly what components you require in your esports PC.
However, there are some general levels of specification that you’re going to want, if you want a system that will be smooth and offer decent frame rates at high resolutions.
For a good all-round esports PC you should ensure it has:
- A minimum of 8GB of RAM, but ideally 16GB.
- A solid CPU with a base clock speed of around 3.5 - 4.0 GHz (but you should focus on single-threaded performance).
- A high-end graphics card, such as an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 3070, 3080 or 3090.
Note - these are just general guidelines.
How much does an esports PC cost?
How much you spend on an esports PC is largely determined by the level of performance you want to achieve.
If you want an esports PC that’s going to be capable of performing at the very highest levels of competition then you’ll need to be prepared to pay anywhere from £3,000 up to £5,000 (or more). Our high-end Nazare esports PCs sit within this price range.
Should you be a bit more of a casual esports gamer, then you won’t have to worry as much about having the absolute best components in your system.
Here at CCL, we offer esports PCs for a more modest budget, with our Horizon systems available from the £700 range up to £2,000.
What gaming PCs do the top esports pros play on?
This is a difficult question to answer. Why? Because depending on what game the esports professional specialises in, they will use a specific type of system.
In fact, many esports professionals don’t even get to choose the system they use when playing a tournament. This is to make sure that all of the professionals in a tournament are using the same system, with the same specifications.
For example, during the ESL CS:Go World Championship in 2018, every player had to use a system with an unlocked Intel Core i7-8700K processor, an NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB graphics card, 16GB of Corsair RAM, a 256GB Intel SSD, and 2TB of unspecified HDD storage.
This is a rather long winded way of saying - if you have a specific game that you want to compete on - you should tailor your esports PC to it.
Can you customise a CCL esports PC?
Yes! Whilst our team of master PC builders have spent a great deal of time and thought creating the ultimate esports gaming PCs, we recognise that you may have specific parts of the system that you may want to change.
Want to add more RAM just like your favourite esports pro? Fine. Maybe you want some extra storage so you can store replays for you to analyse later? No probs!
If you want to tweak or modify any of CCL’s esports gaming PCs, we make it super easy for you to do so.
Simply click on the PC that you want, and then navigate to the ‘Customise this PC’ tab in the product description. Click on this, and you’ll be presented with all the different parts of the system that can be customised.
What’s more, the cost of each customisation is clearly labelled, so you know how much extra it will cost before you click buy.
Esports gaming PC peripherals
Getting the right peripherals for your esports PC is super important. In fact, with many esports tournaments played on standardised systems, it’s only the peripherals that can give esports pros an advantage (esports pros can bring their own peripherals to tournaments).
You may be wondering what we mean by peripherals; we are referring to the keyboard and mouse.
These two items will make a huge difference to your experience of a game.
Here at CCL we stock a massive range of gaming keyboards and gaming mice - so it’s easy for you to find the peripherals that work for you.
In general, you’ll want a mechanical keyboard for competitive esports gaming. These are keyboards that use mechanical switches to provide an incredibly tactile typing experience.
Likewise, you’ll most probably want a wired, gaming-specific mouse for your esports PC.
These are only general guidelines though. Use whichever peripheral you feel the most comfortable gaming with!
Where’s the best place to buy an esports PC?
esports PCs have to go through a lot. They need to be built to an incredibly high standard, with a blend of balanced, powerful components. They also need to withstand the rigours of prolonged use over many hours of gameplay.
That’s why you should buy your esports PC from a PC builder with a long reputation for building high-quality, reliable, well-specced systems.
That esports PC builder is CCL.
When you buy an esports PC from CCL, you’ll not only be getting a PC which has been designed and built by some of the best PC builders in the UK, but you’ll also be getting a whole host of additional benefits.
3-year collect and return warranty on esports PCs
CCL’s 3-year collect and return warranty gives you complete peace of mind - so you can game with confidence.
Our industry-leading warranty is such that if the worst should happen - and your esports PC breaks down for whatever reason - we will cover the cost of collecting your PC, fixing it in our Bradford workshop (including the cost of labour and parts) and returning it to you.
You don’t have to pay a penny. That’s 3 years of completely trouble free gaming.
Extensive esports PC testing
Of course, we work hard to ensure that nothing goes wrong with your esports PC in the first place!
Every single esports PC built by CCL is put through a battery of challenging tests to ensure that it is balanced, stable and reliable.
All of our esports PCs are also subjected to an intensive quality assurance regime, with our trained experts running their eyes over every inch of the system, to ensure that it’s in the condition you’d expect it to be.
Free delivery esports PCs
We know that once you’ve placed your order you’ll be eager to receive your esports PC and start gaming.
That’s why at CCL we offer speedy free delivery on every one of our esports PCs.
When we have your esports PC in stock, we can normally get this to you on the next working day.
Where we have to build your esports PC to order, we can normally get your new PC to you within 4 to 5 working days.
Access to ongoing tech advice and support
Once you receive your esports PC, that isn’t the end of your CCL journey.
We are proud to offer you access to ongoing tech support and advice - so whether you have questions about system upgrades, compatibility issues and more - we’re only at the end of the phone or email.
Our tech support phone line is only charged at local rates, whilst our email support is completely free!
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