Intel Socket 1151 CPUs are the most popular on the market as they offer fantastic performance for the price. The range starts off with low-cost quad-core Core i3 processors, moves onto 6-core Core i5 processors and then onto the 6-core Core i7 that are Hyperthreaded. All Intel Socket 1151 CPUs can support up to two graphics cards, but for a gaming PC a Core i5 or Core i7 will give the best frame rates. You'll also find Intel Socket 2066 CPUs in this section, these CPUs offer even more performance thanks to their six cores and quad-channel memory. They're also better for SLI and CrossFire as the CPUs have more PCI-E lanes.
The OC10 is our most popular overclocked bundle that includes an Intel processor. The CPU in question the latest Comet Lake 8-core Intel Core i7 11700K which we overclock so you don't have to worry about doing that yourself. The CPU is kept cool by a be quiet! Pure Rock CPU cooler and is installedon an ASUS ROG STRIX Z590-F GAMING WIFI motherboard for great performance. Also included in the default spec is 16GB of ultra fast 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance DDR4.
The OC15 ups performance considerably, switching the CPU for a 8-core Intel Core i9 11900K CPU with which we overclock. The CPU is kept cool and quiet thanks to the inclusion of a Corsair Hydro H100i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB water-cooling system. The motherboard is also upgraded, to an ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO, which offers an improved VRM design and RGB lighting. Also along for the ride is 16GB of 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance DDR4.
AMD currently produces four different types of processor family for you to choose from, three of which share the AM4 socket. The entry-level family is Athlon which includes a range of quad-core processors using the Bristol Ridge architecture core that are ideal for cheap gaming PCs if you add a graphics card. Next up is the A-series of APUs which all include onboard Radeon graphics for basic gaming, multimedia and office applications. This range includes dual and quad-core models from the A6, A8, A10 and A12 families. The high-end Ryzen processor family uses the Socket AM4 and includes CPUs with up to 16 cores and support for multiple graphics cards in SLI or CrossFire. Finally there is the ultra-high-end Ryzen Threadripper processor family with up to 32 cores and quad-channel memory for the ultimate performance in heavily multithreaded applications. Ryzen Threadripper CPUs use the TR4X Socket.
The OC10 features the powerful 6C/12T AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU. To keep things cool and quiet we also include a Corsair Hydro H100x CPU Cooler. The OC10 also sports a brand new ASUS ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING motherboard, which is based on the new AMD B550 chipset. As standard the OC10 also includes 16GB of fast 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 memory.
The OC15 features the 8C/16T AMD Ryzen 7 5800X CPU. Also included is the Corsair Hydro H100i ELITE CAPELLIX RGB all in one liquid cooler to keep the CPU cool. The OC15 also features a brand new ASUS ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING motherboard, which is based on the new AMD X570 chipset and features ASUS AURA lighting, SupremeFX audio, Intel LAN and SLI. As standard the OC20 also includes 16GB of fast 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 memory.