Smart Home Kits & Software

Smart Home products enable you to automate and remotely control the appliances, heating and security of your home. This category includes a wide variety of products such as mains sockets and cameras.

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Drones

FPV (First Person View) racing offers a unique flying experience that tests your reflexes to the max with punishing fails. This high-octane sport is all about speed and agility, but with Slow and low camera drones it’s all about capturing smooth, high-quality video footage. Camera Drones such as the YUNEEC BREEZE & DJI Phantom UAVs offer high definition video and a series of easy fly control options that produce compelling video your friends and family will want to watch again and again. For Pro Filmmakers It has never been easier to record those ‘once-impossible’ shots, all in stunning 4K. Whenever you buy a drone we encourage you to adopt the UAV code of etiquette, be a safe and responsible pilot, respectful of private property and the privacy of your community, but most of all, we want you to enjoy every moment you are airborne. Rookie pilot or Pro, Scan offers a range of best-selling Camera Drones and accessories to fulfil the requirements of today’s UAV pilots.

Drone Accessories

First rule of UAV club - Be Prepared.

Take a look at our range of controllers, gimbals, bags, batteries & chargers - all the extra Drone Accessories you'll need keep you in the sky longer.

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Mini Drones

Aerial 'First person view' filmmaking and photography systems are used by enthusiasts and professionals in an ever-expanding range of applications. Get that once-impossible shot with our range of ready to fly mini drones.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Drones

MicroSD / MicroSDHC / MicroSDXC Memory Cards

These memory cards are designed to expand the storage for mobile devices such as phones, camera and MP3 players with a MicroSD slot. Choose from a wide variety of capacities and performance levels, which is an important consideration if you are storing high resolution photos or videos.

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Laptops - Gaming

A selection of our award-winning 3XS gaming laptops pre-built and pre-configured so can be ordered for next-day delivery.

GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming Laptops

These high-end gaming laptops sport NVIDIA's super fast GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 2048 cores and 8GB of GDDR5 memory. These gaming laptops are ideal for high resolution gaming and VR gaming.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series Mobile GPUs Gaming Laptops

GeForce GTX 1050 Gaming Laptops

These affordable mid-range gaming laptops feature the powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU which is ideal for playing all the latest games at medium to high quality settings.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Gaming Laptops

Laptop Bags / Cases

Additional items designed for today's laptop/notebook computers such as carry cases, additional memory modules and charging systems.

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Action Camera Accessories

No self-respecting amateur snapper or pro photographer should be without high-quality accessories to enhance their experience. We've got it all, from lens caps and tripods to mounts and stands for GoPro device, smartphones and even tablets.

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500GB to 12TB 3.5" SATA CCTV Surveillance Hard Drives

These 3.5” hard drives utilise the SATA III 6Gb/s interface and have been specially designed for write intensive applications such as CCTV recording systems that are active 24 hours a day.

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CPU - AMD

The CPU is the central processing unit, literally the central component in a computer. It's responsible for processing instructions and controlling the other components. Many include basic on-board graphics processors too so you can power a display without needing a separate graphics card. Intel and AMD rule the desktop processor market, and each has a wide range of models suited to different tasks and budgets. Low-end, dual-core chips can be had for £25 or even less, but are only well matched to basic tasks, while the high-end is home to multi-core, high frequency monsters that can tear through the world's most intensive software. Before buying, ensure you've got a compatible motherboard and a cooler that can take the heat.

AMD Athlon Socket AM4 NPU Processors

These processors provide quad-core performance at an affordable price and are a good starting point for a home or office PC. They require a Socket AM4 motherboard based on the AMD chipset.

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AMD Ryzen 5 Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 5 processors are the mid-range models of the new generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 4 physical cores plus a further 4 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology or 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology, Ryzen 5 CPUs provide great performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

Please note: In order to use an AMD A320, B350 or X370 Motherboard with these AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Ryzen 5 Processor AMD Ryzen Chipset

AMD Ryzen 7 Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 processors are the first of the new generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen architecture. Featuring 8 physical cores plus a further 8 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 7 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

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Motherboards - AMD

The motherboard is the central hub of a PC, the board to which every other main component connects – CPUs in the socket, memory in the DIMM slots, and GPUs, sound cards and other expansion cards in the PCIe slots. Hard disks, SSDs, optical drives and front-panel ports also connect to it. Motherboards have a huge variety of features so research carefully first. You need to make sure your motherboard will fit in your case and that its socket matches your chosen CPU. Current desktop AMD motherboards have four main sockets: AM1 (FS1b), AM3+, FM2 and FM2+, depending on the processor used.

AMD A320 Socket AM4 MicroATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD A320 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The A320 is the entry-level Ryzen chipset, and so features a limited number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes. Unlike the more expensive B350 and X370 motherboards, A320 boards do not support overclocking. These particular boards are small form factor micro-ATX designs with modest expandability.

Please note: The motherboards below with graphics outputs are designed for future AMD processors with onboard graphics. Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 CPUs do not have onboard graphics and require a discrete graphics card.

Please note: In order to use a AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with these Motherboards, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Ryzen Chipset

AMD B350 Socket AM4 ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD B350 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The B350 is the mid-range Ryzen chipset, and so features a modest number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes. Unlike the more expensive X370 motherboards, B350 boards do not support SLI or CrossFire. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please note: The motherboards below with graphics outputs are designed for future AMD processors with onboard graphics. Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 CPUs do not have onboard graphics and require a discrete graphics card.

Please note: In order to use a AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with these Motherboards, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Ryzen Chipset

AMD X370 Socket AM4 ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD X370 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The X370 is the flagship Ryzen chipset, and so features the highest number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes. Choose an X370 motherboard over a B350 motherboard for more I/O and SLI and CrossFire support. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please note: The motherboards below with graphics outputs are designed for future AMD processors with onboard graphics. Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 CPUs do not have onboard graphics and require a discrete graphics card.

Please note: In order to use a AMD Ryzen 5 CPU with these Motherboards, you may need to update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Ryzen Chipset

CPU - Intel Desktop

The CPU is the brain of the PC and these Intel processors are ready to be installed in the motherboard inside a desktop PC. There are many grades of Intel desktop CPU from entry-level models to high-end models, including some that can be overclocked for additional performance. Make sure you select a compatible motherboard for your chosen CPU.

Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These 8th Generation Intel Core i5 Coffee Lake CPUs are the most affordable 6-core Intel processors. Intel Core i5 CPUs provide a significant speed up in games and multimedia applications such as image and video editing, making them a great choice for gamers and creative professionals.

Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 7th & 6th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel Z370 Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' CPUs.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors

Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These Intel 8th generation Core i7 Coffee Lake 6-core processors have more cache memory than the Core i5s and also support HyperThreading, allowing them to work on up to 12 threads simultaneously. A Core i7 is the ideal choice for a high-end PC and is much faster than a Core i5 when it comes to rendering videos and multi-threaded calculations thanks to having six physical cores plus six HyperThreading cores.

Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 7th & 6th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel Z370 Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' CPUs.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors

Intel Core i3 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These 8th Generation Intel Core i3 Coffee Lake quad-core processors are much faster than the cheaper Celeron and Pentium models thanks to having more cores and cache memory which enables them to process up to four threads at a time. Due to their higher frequency and larger cache Core i3's are much faster than Pentiums, and are the cheapest CPU we recommend for a more intensive tasks such as gaming and image editing.

Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 7th & 6th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel Z370 Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' CPUs.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors

Intel Celeron Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

Intel's entry-level 7th Generation Core processor brand is Celeron and comprises a range of dual-core CPUs that ideal for basic office tasks such as basic office tasks such as word processing.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Core i3 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These 7th Generation Intel Core dual-core processors are much faster than the cheaper Celeron and Pentium models thanks to having more cache memory and support for Hyper-Threading which enables them to process up to four threads at a time. Due to their higher frequency and larger cache Core i3's are much faster than Pentiums, and are the cheapest CPU we recommend for a more intensive tasks such as gaming and image editing.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs are the most affordable quad-core Intel processors. Intel Core i5 CPUs provide a significant speed up in games and multimedia applications such as image and video editing, making them a great choice for gamers and creative professionals.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These Intel 7th Generation Core quad-core processors have more cache memory than the Core i5s and also support Hyper-Threading, allowing them to work on up to eight threads simultaneously. A Core i7 is the ideal choice for a high-end PC and is much faster than a Core i5 when it comes to rendering videos and multi-threaded calculations.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs

Intel Pentium Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These Intel 7th Generation Core processors offer increased performance over Celeron processors. The range of Pentium processors supports Hyper-Threading technology, allowing these dual-core CPUs to process four threads simultaneously. While these are much more capable than Celeron processors, Pentium CPUs run at much lower clock frequency than Core i3 processors, so aren't suitable for heavier workloads.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Pentium Socket 1151 Skylake Processors

Choose an Intel Pentium processor for solid performance at a low price. These dual-core CPUs are ideal for basic computing tasks such as home and office applications or casual gaming.

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USB Pendrives

Pendrives are portable storage devices that contain flash memory for the ultimate in personal data storage. Today however, these pendrives are around half the size of a pen or less. They feature USB connectivity for a direct connection to any system with a USB port. Most feature a ring attachment point for your keyring/lanyard strap. Advanced features on some include weather resistant construction, encryption/security and a capless design. Updated

USB 2.0 Flash Drives

Otherwise known as a USB Stick or USB Flash Drive. These compact solid state data pen drives are the ultimate in personal data storage. Look out for advanced features such as a ring attachment point for a keyring/lanyard, weather resistant construction, encryption/security and capless design.
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USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen1 Flash Drives

USB 3.0 offers up to 5Gbps transfer speeds, along with being backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. These compact USB Flash Drives / Pen Drives / Memory Sticks are the ultimate in personal data storage. Look out for advanced features such as a ring attachment point for a keyring/lanyard, weather resistant construction, encryption/security and capless design.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: USB 3.0

Virtual Reality

VR is the next big thing in IT. Experience virtual worlds like never before, moving your head to view games instead of panning with a mouse or gamepad.

Virtual Reality Headset System Accessories

Make the most of your VR headset with these accessories such as additional controllers, sensor stands, earphones, cables and spare gaskets.

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VR Headsets

Experience games, films and other content in a entirely new more immersive way with a VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Choose from a wide range of models, from basic VR headsets designed for smartphones to PC compatible headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that include motion tracking and higher resolution displays.

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Smartbands

Smartbands are the latest in wearable tech. Featuring gyro technology, NFC and pedometers, these bands are not only handy mobile accessories, but also essential fitness buddies for tracking distance and calories burned!

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Media Streamers

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GPU - AMD

Graphics cards are of the utmost importance in rigs intended for gaming or workstation PCs. For graphically intensive software and high-end games, a discrete card like those here is a must. AMD and NVIDIA dominate this market, and both firms offer a huge variety of cards across a broad spectrum of prices – cards for gamers start at just over £20 and can reach almost £1,000. Features and cooling solutions are just as diverse, but with any card you need to check that your case has room for it, your PSU has the right connections and that its display outputs meet your needs.

AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics Cards

The RX 580 is a new and improved version of the RX 480, which is based on the power efficient Polaris architecture with 14nm FinFET transistors. The RX 580 has 2,304 stream processors and 8GB of GDDR5 memory and so provides silky smooth frame rates on a 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440 monitor with all the detail settings dialled up. The Radeon RX 580 is a solid choice for a high end gaming PC especially as it supports advanced technologies such as DirectX 12, CrossFire and FreeSync.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Radeon RX 580 and RX 570

AMD Radeon RX 570 Graphics Cards

The RX 570 is a new and improved version of the RX 470, which is based on the power efficient Polaris architecture with 14nm FinFET transistors. The RX 570 has 2,048 stream processors and either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 memory and so provides silky smooth frame rates on a 1920 x 1080 monitor with all the detail settings dialled up. The Radeon RX 570 is a solid choice for a midr range gaming PC especially as it supports advanced technologies such as DirectX 12, CrossFire and FreeSync.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: AMD Radeon RX 580 and RX 570

Graphics Card Accessories

From adapters to replacement brackets, these accessories are aimed at helping you get the right and desired use from your equipment.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: GPU DVI/HDMI/HDCP HDTV 720/1080

GPU - NVIDIA

Graphics cards are of the utmost importance in rigs intended for gaming or workstation PCs. For graphically intensive software and high-end games, a discrete card like those here is a must. AMD and NVIDIA dominate this market, and both firms offer a huge variety of cards across a broad spectrum of prices – cards for gamers start at just over £20 and can reach almost £1,000. Features and cooling solutions are just as diverse, but with any card you need to check that your case has room for it, your PSU has the right connections and that its display outputs meet your needs.

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is based on the latest Pascal architecture that replaces older Maxwell cards such as the GTX 970. Pascal means much higher performance and power efficiency. The GTX 1070 Ti is positioned between the GTX 1070 and 1080 and with 2,432 cores is ideally suited for gaming at resolutions such as 2,560 x 1,440 or a VR headset.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070Ti

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the latest graphics card based on Pascal architecture and is so powerful it delivers silky smooth frame rates in games at 4K and VR. Featuring 3584 cores and a whopping 11GB of GDDR5X memory the GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful gaming graphics card on the market and is a perfect combination with a high resolution monitor or VR headset.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti

GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1070 is the second GPU using the new Pascal architecture that replaces older Maxwell cards such as the GTX 970. Pascal means much higher performance and power efficiency, so the GTX 1070 with 1,920 cores is ideally suited for gaming at resolutions such as 2,560 x 1,440 or a VR headset.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 & 1080

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Graphics Cards

The 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060 mid-range graphics card has fewer cores than the 6GB version (1152 versus 1280) but it is significantly more cost effective. As the fourth card based on the new Pascal architecture it not only runs games faster than previous generation Maxwell cards, but consumes less power and is quieter.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 6GB

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Graphics Cards

The 6GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060 mid-range graphics card has more cores than the 3GB version (1280 versus 1152) and so runs games faster. As the third card based on the new Pascal architecture it not only runs games faster than previous generation Maxwell cards, but consumes less power and is quieter. Keep an eye out for the latest Plus versions which have higher clocked memory for even faster performance in games.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 6GB

GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1080 is the first GPU based on the new Pascal architecture that is built using a tiny 16nm FinFET process for increased performance and power efficiency. With 2,560 cores running at 1.6GHz or higher plus 8GB of super-fast GDDR5X memory the GTX 1080 powers through games at high resolutions including 4K plus VR headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Keep an eye out for the latest Plus versions which have higher clocked memory for even faster performance in games.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 & 1080
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Motherboards - Intel

The motherboard is the central hub of a PC, the board to which every other main component connects – CPUs in the socket, memory in the DIMM slots, and GPUs, sound cards and other expansion cards in the PCI slots. Hard disks, SSDs, optical drives and front-panel ports also connect to it. Intel motherboards have numerous socket types, chipsets and form factors, so make sure you've got the right configuration before buying.

Intel Z370 Socket 1151 ATX & Larger Motherboards

The Intel Z370 chipset is the flagship chipset for Intel 8th generation Core processors, codename Coffee Lake. It supports two graphics cards, the most USB ports and is required for overclocking. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please Note: Despite utilising the same LGA1151 socket as 200 & 100 Series Motherboards, ONLY Intel 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' CPUs are compatible with these Intel Z370 Motherboards.

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Intel B250 Socket 1151 ATX Motherboards

The Intel B250 chipset is the most affordable chipset for Intel 7th generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Compared to the more expensive chipsets B250 has fewer PCI-E lanes, so only supports a single graphics card, fewer USB ports and does not support RAID or overclocking. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

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Intel Z270 Socket 1151 ATX & Larger Motherboards

The Intel Z270 chipset is the flagship chipset for Intel 7th generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Compared to the cheaper 200-series chipsets Z270 supports two graphics cards, the most USB ports and is required for overclocking. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

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Intel B250 Socket 1151 Micro ATX Motherboards

The Intel B250 chipset is the most affordable chipset for Intel 7th generation Core processors, codename Kaby Lake. Compared to the more expensive chipsets B250 has fewer PCI-E lanes, so only supports a single graphics card, fewer USB ports and does not support RAID or overclocking. These particular boards are small form factor micro ATX designs with middling expandability.

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Hard Drives - SSD

Solid-state drives are currently the fastest form of storage available, and can give your system a massive boost in application and OS load times, data transfer speeds and overall responsiveness. Their lightning speed comes from their flash memory chips, which unlike traditional hard drives have no moving parts. This makes them more reliable, smaller, lighter and less power hungry, but they can cost significantly more and have less capacity.

120GB to 1TB mSATA SSDs

mSATA SSDs easily fit in the palm of your hand, yet are available in capacities of 120GB, 128GB, 240GB 250GB, 500GB, even 1TB, often without any performance hit over using a 2.5" model. While newer laptops are shifting to the M.2 connector, mSATA slots are still found on previous generation motherboards and laptops. These SSDs are great for providing such systems with a fast, silent storage upgrade.

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120GB to 480GB 2.5" SATA3 Hard Drives

Available in 120, 128, 240, 250, 256, 275 and 480GB capacities these SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5" capable drive bay - an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: SSD Form Factors SSD Form Factors

270GB to 550GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs

M.2 replaced the older mSATA standard. Available in 480, 500 and 512GB sizes the M.2 SSD Connects to your device via an M.2 Socket using the newer PCI Express NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) controller variant designed to fully utilize the capability of high-speed PCI Express storage devices to perform many I/O (in/out) operations in parallel. These SSD's can achieve Read speeds in Excess of 3000MB/s and Write speeds over 2000MB/s making them the fastest available.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: PCI Express PCI Express SSDs SSDs SSD Form Factors SSD Form Factors

120GB to 260GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs

M.2 replaced the older mSATA standard. Available in 120, 128, 240, 250 and 256GB sizes the M.2 SSD Connects to your device via an M.2 Socket using the newer PCI Express NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) controller variant designed to fully utilize the capability of high-speed PCI Express storage devices to perform many I/O (in/out) operations in parallel. These SSD's can achieve Read speeds in Excess of 3000MB/s and Write speeds over 2000MB/s making them the fastest available.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: SSD Form Factors SSD Form Factors

500GB to 1TB 2.5" SATA3 SSDs

Available in 500, 512, 525, 960GB and 1TB capacities these SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5" capable drive bay - an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: SSD Form Factors SSD Form Factors

1.5TB to 5TB 2.5" SATA3 Hard Drives

Available in 1.9TB, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB capacities these SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5" capable drive bay - an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: SSD Form Factors SSD Form Factors

External HDD 2.5" - 250GB - 4TB

These external drives use mobile 2.5in hard disks, which mean they're a lot more portable than desktop drives. They've got capacities that range from 250GB to 4TB, most use super-fast USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connections, and many include backup applications and cloud storage deals for added security.

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Monitors

We stock a huge range of monitors and TVs, from affordable budget panels to the latest 3D screens - and we’ve also got 4K monitors that can take your gaming or workstation to the next level. Our TV selection includes the latest HD models.

AMD FreeSync PC Gaming Monitors

Monitors that support AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology synchronise the panel's refresh rate to the frame rate produced by a graphics card for silky smooth gaming free from stutter and screen tears. Available in a wide range of resolutions, including ultra wide 2,560 x 1,080, these monitors are a gamer's best friend. For FreeSync gaming, you'll need to check you've got a supported AMD graphics card and connect to the monitor using DisplayPort.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Display Panel Types

TouchScreen Monitors

A touchscreen is a monitor where the screen can detect the presence and location of touch on the display area by finger pressure. Some touch screen devices can also sense passive objects like a stylus. Connectivity for the visual part of the monitor is via the usual interfaces such as VGA, DVI or HDMI depending on the specification. The touchscreen connectivity is via serial or a USB connection to the computer system. The computers operating system has to support touch screen functionality in order for the touch to screen to work.
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21.5" to 22" Monitors

Designed for a range of applications be it digital image work, gaming or CCTV monitoring, these LCD monitors can handle it all due to the low refresh rates, good colour reproduction and excellent contrast / brightness capabilities. These monitors have an aspect ratio of 4 : 3. Advanced features such as the VESA mounting standard allow mounting on a wall or to a multiple monitor bracket.
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24" to 25" Monitors

LCD Monitors 24 inch. Designed for a wide range of applications including home/small office, graphics, video playback, presentations and gaming.
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28" Plus Monitors

Computer Monitors are one of the most integral parts of your system so choosing the right monitor is hugely important. That's why at SCAN we give you such a large selection to choose from. Below you can find our 28 inch and above monitors offering the largest screens for a more thrilling experience.

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4K & 8K Monitors

These screens are the next big thing in display technology - literally. They've got a mighty 3,840 x 2,160 resolution to ensure that movies and games look as good as possible, and many of these screens are large enough to dominate a desk. Just ensure that you can afford one of these high-end panels - and that your graphics card has enough power to drive so many pixels if you want to play games.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Display Panel Types

NVIDIA G-Sync PC Gaming Monitors

The ultimate upgrade for NVIDIA GeForce graphics card owners, these monitors all support the firm's G-SYNC technology, which automatically synchronises the panel's refresh rate with the current frame rate being produced by a graphics card, ensuring silky smooth gaming free from stutter and screen tearing. Available in resolutions up to 4K and with refresh rates up to 144Hz, there's something for everyone. Most modern NVIDIA GPUs support G-SYNC, but check to make sure yours does, and remember to use DisplayPort.

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Tekspek An in-depth guide into tech: Display Panel Types

27" Monitors

Computer Monitors are one of the most integral parts of your system so choosing the right monitor is hugely important. That's why at SCAN we give you such a large selection to choose from. Below you can find our 27 Inch monitors offering larger screens for a more thrilling experience.

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Cleaning (Wipes/Spray) & Tools

It's important to keep technology clean, and this category is filled with tools to ensure that smartphones, tablets and laptops are kept smudge and fingerprint free. Cleaning kits start at just a couple of pounds, and we've also got larger packs of cleaning wipes and lens-cleaning devices.

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3D Gaming Monitors

These screens can be used to take your gaming to the next level thanks to 120Hz panels that can display 3D images. You'll need an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit to get started, and make sure you've got a graphics card that's powerful enough to smoothly output two 1080p images at once.

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Mice

Not all mice are created equal so it’s important to choose the right mouse for what you’ll be using your PC for. Some mice are optimised for gaming, with low-latency ultra-sensitive sensors, plus additional keys for complex macros such as when playing an MMO or MOBA type game. We also offer professional mice, optimised for special applications such as CA, all of which are available in wired or wireless versions.

PC Gaming Mice

A good gaming mouse is the difference between a good gamer, and an amazing one! If you're in a 3 on 1 situation, you don't want to be held back by your mouse! Comfort, design, performance and weight are just a few of the different functions on these mice that you can customize.

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Wired PC Mice

The mouse is essential in todays operation of a computer. Used to control the on screen cursor which allows you to control your system and software. Mice feature buttons which allow you to select what is required. Other features on certain mice include a scroll wheel and forward/back buttons. These mice are wired and use either a USB or PS2 port on your PC, check specifications to confirm.
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USB Mains Power Adaptors

These USB mains adaptors are ideal for powering or charging your favourite portable devices, such as handheld games consoles, mp3 players, and smartphones, via any UK mains power socket. We also have multi-port variants for charging multiple devices concurrently, along with a multi-region plug which is great for charging your devices in power sockets abroad.

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Memory - RAM

RAM (Random Access Memory) is where data the CPU is working with is temporarily stored. More RAM is generally better, although there are diminishing returns and 32-bit versions of Windows only support a maximum of 4GB. Speed, measured in MHz, is another consideration, but most importantly memory needs to be compatible with your motherboard: it'll either be DDR, DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4. Smaller SODIMM modules for laptops and mini PCs and ECC memory for servers are all available in this category.

Server DDR4 2400MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 server memory brings maximum speed and efficiency to Intel's quad-channel Xeon E5 and six-channel Xeon Scalable platform and AMD's eight-channel EPYC platform.

Server memory is designed to have rock solid stability 24/7. ECC (error correcting code) modules are immune to errors, while registered/buffered sticks reduce memory controller load and ensure additional stability when using many modules together. Motherboards need to support ECC and registered memory for these features to work. These particular modules are rated up to 2400MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 3000MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's compatible with Intel's Broadwell-E which run in quad-channel and Kaby Lake & Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channel modes. It is also compatible with AMD's latest RYZEN CPUs running in a dual-channel configuration. The modules found here are designed for Intel Kaby Lake & Skylake, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the high-end kits, with a speed of at least 3,000Hz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 2666MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's compatible with Intel's Broadwell-E which run in quad-channel and Kaby Lake & Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channel modes. It is also compatible with AMD's latest RYZEN CPUs running in a dual-channel configuration. The modules found here are designed for Intel Kaby Lake & Skylake, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the mid-range kits, with a speed of at least 2,666MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 2400MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's compatible with Intel's Broadwell-E which run in quad-channel and Kaby Lake & Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channelmodes. It is also compatible with AMD's latest RYZEN CPUs running in a dual-channel configuration. The modules found here are designed for Intel Kaby Lake, Intel Skylake & AMD RYZEN, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the mid-range kits, with a speed of 2,400MHz.

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DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 2133MHz RAM Memory Kits

DDR4 SDRAM is the fastest and most efficient consumer memory available. It's compatible with Intel's Broadwell-E which run in quad-channel and Kaby Lake & Skylake CPUs which run in dual-channelmodes. It is also compatible with AMD's latest RYZEN CPUs running in a dual-channel configuration. The modules found here are designed for Intel Kaby Lake, Intel Skylake & AMD RYZEN, so they're sold in matching kits of two modules for best performance or single modules for a cheap upgrade. These are the most basic kits around, with a speed of 2,133MHz.

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DDR3L SO-DIMM 1600MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

SODIMM memory is smaller than standard modules, and is used in laptops and mini-PCs. As long as you can access your system's memory slots, you can upgrade it. The kits here come in a range of speeds and capacities, so make sure your system is compatible with the memory you choose.

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Power Supplies

The power supply, or PSU, powers all the components inside your PC. The main thing you need to know when shopping is the approximate wattage your system will consume, so roughly tally up the power consumption of your various components. It is recommended to over-spec a little to ensure reliable operation, and get a little extra for future upgrades. Also check that the PSU comes with enough connections for your build, and that it will fit inside your chassis. Modular PSUs allow you to minimise excess cabling by only having the connections you need attached, meaning your PC will not only look more professional but will also run cooler.

Other Power Supplies & Accessories

This category includes a selection of useful bits of hardware that, nevertheless, don't fit elsewhere on our site. We've got USB car chargers and power supplies intended for specific products.

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Under 500W ATX Power Supplies for Home & Office PCs

A power supply, or PSU, is the component that provides power to everything else inside your PC – and so it’s a crucial. Power supplies include a range of cables to plug into all of the standard components inside a computer. Some PSUs have modular cables, so you only need to fit the cables to you need, resulting in a neater build and better airflow inside the PC.

PSUs are also rated for efficiency, with a more efficient model consuming less power. The ratings go from Bronze to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.

These PSUs provide 300W, 350W, 400W, or 450W of power, making them ideal for everything from basic home and office PCs to entry-level gaming PCs.

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1kW Plus ATX Power Supplies for Extreme PC Builds

A power supply, or PSU, is the component that provides power to everything else inside your PC – and so it’s a crucial. Power supplies include a range of cables to plug into all of the standard components inside a computer. Some PSUs have modular cables, so you only need to fit the cables to you need, resulting in a neater build and better airflow inside the PC.

PSUs are also rated for efficiency, with a more efficient model consuming less power. The ratings go from Bronze to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.

These 1000W, 1200W, 1300W, 1500W & even 1600W PSUs provide unparalled power, making them ideal for high-end gaming PCs and professional workstations with a multiple graphics cards and CPUs.

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800W to 880W ATX Power Supplies for Multi GPU PCs

A power supply, or PSU, is the component that provides power to everything else inside your PC – and so it’s a crucial. Power supplies include a range of cables to plug into all of the standard components inside a computer. Some PSUs have modular cables, so you only need to fit the cables to you need, resulting in a neater build and better airflow inside the PC.

PSUs are also rated for efficiency, with a more efficient model consuming less power. The ratings go from Bronze to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.

These PSUs provide 800W or more of power, making them ideal for high-end gaming PCs and professional workstations with a dual-graphics card configurations.

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SFX/TFX/Micro ATX/Mini ITX Power Supplies

These power supplies come in a range of small form factors like SFX, micro-ATX and TFX, which have reduced dimensions compared to standard ATX PSUs. Compact cases are sometimes designed with one of these form factors in mind – check that your PSU is compatible with your case.

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600W to 780W ATX Power Supplies for Single or Dual GPU PCs

A power supply, or PSU, is the component that provides power to everything else inside your PC – and so it’s a crucial. Power supplies include a range of cables to plug into all of the standard components inside a computer. Some PSUs have modular cables, so you only need to fit the cables to you need, resulting in a neater build and better airflow inside the PC.

PSUs are also rated for efficiency, with a more efficient model consuming less power. The ratings go from Bronze to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.

These PSUs provide 600W, 650W, 700W, or 750W of power, making them ideal for gaming PCs and professional workstations with a single graphics card and some dual-graphics card configurations.

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500W to 580W ATX Power Supplies for Single GPU PCs

A power supply, or PSU, is the component that provides power to everything else inside your PC – and so it’s a crucial. Power supplies include a range of cables to plug into all of the standard components inside a computer. Some PSUs have modular cables, so you only need to fit the cables to you need, resulting in a neater build and better airflow inside the PC.

PSUs are also rated for efficiency, with a more efficient model consuming less power. The ratings go from Bronze to Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium.

These PSUs provide up to 500W or 550W of power, making them ideal for gaming PCs and professional workstations with a single graphics card.

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Cooling - Water

Water-cooling is perfect for those looking to achieve the lowest temperatures and noise levels with overclocked components. Water-cooling loops involve combinations of water blocks, tubing, fittings, radiators, pumps, reservoirs and coolant, and since many of these come in a wide range of colours, it can also be used to create some seriously attractive and jealousy-inducing PCs and case mods. CPUs, GPUs, motherboards and even memory sticks can be water-cooled, but please be aware that the use of this equipment may void the warranty of your system or components.

12/16mm (1/2"-5/8") Water Cooling Hose Fittings

Fittings are a critical component in a watercooling loop as they secure the flexible tubing between the various components, such as the blocks, pump, reservoir and radiator. The fittings in this category are designed to secure 12/16mm (1/2"-5/8") tubing and pre-threaded for easy installation.

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10/16mm (3/8"-5/8") Water Cooling Hose Fittings

Fittings are a critical component in a watercooling loop as they secure the flexible tubing between the various components, such as the blocks, pump, reservoir and radiator. The fittings in this category are designed to secure 10/16mm (3/8"-5/8") tubing and pre-threaded for easy installation.

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Hardline Tube Fittings

Hardline acrylic tubing looks stunning, but needs special fittings to hold the tubes in place compared to standard flexible tubing. The fittings in this category are all specially designed for hardline acrylic tubing and are available in a variety of colours and sizes to match the diameter of your tubing.

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Blu-ray / DVD Drives

Blu-ray is the current standard for high-end movie playback, so you’ll need a drive if you want to use these high-capacity discs. Single-layer and dual-layer discs with capacities of 25GB and 50GB are available, and drives come in several types: larger desktop drives, laptop drives, and super-slim slot-loading types. Blu-ray drives are backwards compatible with DVD discs too, so you only need one drive in your PC or laptop.

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Headphones / Headsets

Wireless Gaming Headsets

A headset is crucial if you play competitive games, and wireless devices are great for cutting down cable clutter and allowing more movement during crucial moments. Our headsets range from affordable entry-level models to expensive, noise-cancelling models good enough for pro gamers.

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Office Headsets

These headsets are ideal for office use. Whether answering VoIP calls or using audio transcription software, these headsets make office work much easier and free up your hands for other tasks. Always check the specification to confirm connectivity of the headset to your device.
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition Operating Systems

The latest operating system from Microsoft combines the best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, with a customisable start menu, intelligent Cortana search, and new Edge web browser. Windows 10 will also boost your productivity with multiple desktops, 4-way snap and task switcher. Gamers will also love DirectX 12 which makes games run faster and smoother.

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Microsoft Windows 10 Professional Edition Operating System

The latest operating system from Microsoft combines the best features of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, with a customisable start menu, intelligent Cortana search, and new Edge web browser. Windows 10 will also boost your productivity with multiple desktops, 4-way snap and task switcher.

Windows 10 Professional is designed for business users and compared to the Home edition adds features such as support for network domains, Azure Active Directory and Hyper-V. Win 10 Pro is also required for systems with dual physical CPUs and more than 128GB of RAM.

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Hard Drives - Internal

Hard disks are used for storing masses of data in your system. They're mechanical, and slower than SSDs, but have the benefit of coming in much larger capacities – you can now get multiple terabytes in a single drive. Internal drives come in two main form factors: 3.5”, which you typically use in desktop PCs, and 2.5”, which are usually for laptops, though a range of convertor brackets are also available.

Hard Drive & Solid State Drive Coolers

Maximise the performance of your HDD or SSD. Coolers allow you to keep high performance SSDs or HDDs operating at their best.

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2TB to 5TB 2.5" SATA Hard Drives

2.5" drives are significantly smaller than standard 3.5" ones, making them great candidates for upgrading the storage of your laptop or games console, especially as they're available in capacities of 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 5TB. Remember to check the height of the drives, as most portable or console systems only have bays which support 9.5mm drives or less. Also pay attention to the spin speed in rpm; while all drives here use the latest SATA III 6Gbps interface, faster spinning drives will read and write data faster.

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500GB to 1TB 2.5" SATA Hard Drives

2.5" drives are significantly smaller than standard 3.5" ones, making them great candidates for upgrading the storage of your laptop or games console, especially as they're available in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB. Remember to check the height of the drives, as most portable or console systems only have bays which support 9.5mm drives or less. Also pay attention to the spin speed in rpm; while most drives here use the latest SATA III 6Gbps interface, faster spinning drives will read and write data faster.

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1TB to 2TB 3.5" SATA SSHDs (Solid State Hybrid Drives)

Hybrid hard drives combine a traditional, high capacity mechanical HDD section with a smaller, flash-based SSD section that acts as a cache, giving your system a boost in responsiveness. They won't be as fast as a pure SSD, but they're a great compromise between speed and capacity.

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2TB to 4TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drives

These 3.5" hard drives are available in 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB sizes. They utilise the newer SATA III 6Gb/s interface, ensuring as high speeds as possible with their mechanical technology, especially when using them in RAID. They're the most popular drives for today's desktop PCs, thanks to high spindle speeds, lots of cache and huge capacities.

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1TB to 12TB 3.5" SATA NAS Hard Drives

These hard drives are specially engineered for maximum reliability and durability for use in NAS boxes. They also typically have a superior warranty to standard consumer-grade hard drives and ofen have special firmware that makes them more resistant to the problems caused by vibrations created by lots of drives mounted close together in NAS box. Choose from a wide variety of capacity points and performance levels.

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500GB to 1TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drives

These 3.5" hard drives are available in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB sizes and mostly utilise the newer SATA III 6Gb/s interface, ensuring as high speeds as possible with their mechanical technology, especially when using them in RAID. They're the most popular drives for today's desktop PCs, thanks to high spindle speeds, lots of cache and huge capacities.

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300GB to 900GB 3.5" Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Hard Drives

Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) is a data transfer protocol that is more enterprise focussed than SATA, which is the standard bus for regular consumer drives. Available in 300GB, 600GB and 900GB capacities SAS drives are more expensive per gigabyte, but they offer increased speed, longevity and improved error checking, which is vital for their intended use in enterprise, server and high-end workstation solutions. These 3.5" models are less limited in speed and capacity than 2.5" ones, but require more space. Designed to be used with mission critical systems such as servers, high-end work stations or any other users that require the best performance going to improve their systems performance.

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Cases

The PC case is where all your components will end up, and the variety available is staggering. From basic towers that get the job done to mammoth showpieces and even tiny cases that are living room friendly, we've got you covered. Accessories like filters, brackets and sound-proofing are all here too.

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Lighting - LED Strips (PC)

Lower power LED lighting for PC modding and internal computer case use. A range of both 'bulb' style and strip LED's.
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Case Accessories

Accessories for computer cases. These includes riser cards, various plates and panels.
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Case Bay Convertors / Brackets

Bay converters and brackets for PC Cases which include brackets and drive bay converters of various types.
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Gaming Consoles

Here you will find the latest gaming equipment as well as the lastest games and consoles

PS4 - Consoles / Games

The PlayStation®4 system is the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combining unparalleled content, immersive gaming experiences, all of your favorite digital entertainment apps, and PlayStation® exclusives, the PS4™ system focuses on the gamers.

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Wired Gaming Headsets

Headsets are hugely important if you play multiplayer games, as they allow you to communicate with your team-mates as well as hear what's going on. The headsets in this category cover every budget, and some have attractive high-end features, including noise cancellation, in-line remotes and even vibration support.

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Keyboards

The keyboards are a vital peripheral for PC users, and regardless of your budget it's important to pick the right one. The most important consideration is what sort of feel you want. For instance, most cheaper keyboards use dome switches mounted on top of a membrane, giving very little tactile feedback. Therefore touch typists and gamers may want to consider choosing a keyboard with mechanical switches as these provide much greater tactile feedback. Mechanical switches are available in different grades, such as black, brown and blue to name just a few, each with its own set of characteristics. Once you’ve chosen the switch type, we offer a wide range of keyboards in a huge variety of colours, styles, including backlit and RGB illuminated keyboards. We also offer specialist keyboards for digital audio workstations, which are optimised for specific applications.

PC Gaming Keyboards

Mechanical keyboards are renowned for the quality, consistency and longevity of their switches – they're rated for tens of millions of presses, so they'll never tire of gaming before you do. There's a wide range of excellent switches to choose from, and many keyboards come with extras such as backlights, media control and macro switches. Invest in a mechanical keyboard, feel the difference and never look back!

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Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboards

If you want to be the best, you must use the best! Keyboards play a key role in your gaming setup, be it for moving around your favourite map on Call Of Duty, or firing off your Ulti on LoL! Why settle for second best? Get yourself a mechanical keyboard and feel the difference for yourself!

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Wired PC Keyboard & Mouse Bundles

These bundles are the ideal value purchase when requiring a matching wired mouse and keyboard together. Providing all the functionality of a modern keyboard and available in a range of different styles according to your requirements.
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Wired PC Keyboards

The keyboard is the main interaction from the user to the computer aside from the mouse. Keyboards feature more than just the simple letter and number keys, advanced features include keys that short cut to specific functions within the computers operating system and installed programs. Advanced keyboard controls to look out for include shortcut keys such as volume, back/forward, sleep, standby and print for example.
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Wireless PC Keyboard & Mouse Bundles

These wireless bundle keyboard and mouse packages are ideal for when replacing both devices at the same time. The advantage being that the one USB wireless receiver (included with the bundle) is set up for both the keyboard and mouse bundle. A wireless setup for both the mouse and keyboard ensures a clutter free desk of cables and the freedom to move them around.
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Serial & Parallel I/O Cards

A collection of cards designed to give systems additional connections such as serial, parallel, USB, or Firewire ports to enable the use of both legacy and newer digital products.

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Internal Sound Cards

These devices are designed for internal fitment to your PC's motherboard. Giving your computer system a sound output supporting a wide range of configurations. These include 2.0, 2.1, 5.1 & 7.1. Essential for the music lovers, gamers and movie enthusiasts. The interface of these sound cards are either PCI or PCIe, check specifications of the individual product to confirm.
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Cooling - Air

Air coolers, heatsinks and fans. Third-party cooling solutions can help you achieve lower temperatures, better overclocking and lower noise than the coolers typically supplied with cases and components. Here, you'll find coolers for processors, graphics cards and other components to suit every budget and style, from high performance towers and hydro coolers to discrete or even passive heatsinks.

240mm to 280mm Dual Fan AIO Hydro Coolers

These hydro-coolers allow anyone to water-cool their processor. They combine the pump, tubing, radiator and fans into a single, sealed unit that's simple to install and doesn't require maintenance or filling, and they're compatible with most Intel and AMD processors. Hydro-coolers provide superior cooling to a budget air-cooler, helping you reduce unwanted system noise and potentially enabling you to overclock the processor for added performance.

These large hydro-coolers require attachment to a pair of free 120 or 140mm fan mounts side by side in your case, and also require sufficient space to install the radiator.

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120mm System & Case Fans

Ideal for today's high-end cases, these fans rotate at a slower speed than standard fans but due to the increased surface area this ensures a larger volume of air is passed which in turn means a cooler quieter PC system.

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Intel CPU Air Coolers

From compact units that fit in the tightest confines to larger towers that offer better CPU temperatures and reduced noise there is a broad range of air coolers to choose from. Given the diversity, the air coolers here have at least one thing in common - they are all compatible with Intel CPUs.

As always, check that your chosen cooler is compatible with your specific CPUs socket, that it won't interfere with other components on your motherboard like RAM or heatsinks and that it will fit inside your case.

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Low Profile CPU Air Coolers

These air coolers are the most compact around, and are ideal for systems where space is at a premium, such as with mini-ITX builds or Home-Theatre PCs (HTPCs). Given that these coolers prioritise small size over performance, most are not suitable for high-end, overclocked CPUs.

Ensure you check that your selected cooler offers the cooling performance necessary to cool your processor, and whilst most provide multi-socket support, as always, check that your motherboard socket is supported.

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System & Case Fan Accessories

System / Case Fan Accessories

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Thermal Paste & Pads

Thermal paste is used to create a heat conducting medium between your heatsink and processor/chip. This aids in the maximum possible heat transfer away from your chip and into the heat sink. Allowing your chip to run as cool as possible and hence allows your heat sink to do what it is meant to do.
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Cables

A cable is one, two or more wires bound together, typically in a common protective jacket or sheath. The individual wires inside the jacket may be covered or insulated. This wire is usually copper because of its excellent conductivity. Cables are used to connect two or more devices such as a hard drive and a motherboard or two PCs to enable communication between them.

Extension / Surge Leads

A range of extension lead, adaptors and surge protection.
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Display Port Cables

A digital cable for audio/video connectivity. Primarily used between a computer and monitor/displays. Display Port is always male on the cable and female on the device. Note however there are two types of Display Port plug, standard and mini. Always check the socket on your device to confirm.
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DVI / VGA Adaptors

DVI and VGA are two of the most common display connections found on graphics cards, PCs and monitors, and a huge variety of adapters are available from basic male-to-female plugs to more complex splitters and converters.

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USB 3.0 Cables

USB 3 is the third major revision of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard for computer connectivity. Also known as SuperSpeed USB, these cables allow transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit/s when connecting USB 3 devices, this is more than 10 times the speed of USB 2 (480 Mbit/s). A USB 3 cable can also carry a higher current compared to USB 2.
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PSU / Cable Ties / Misc Cables

Miscellaneous cables including keyboard, monitor and power cables.

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Display Port Adaptors

DisplayPort is a recently-introduced video connection that's found on an increasing number of graphics cards and monitors - and occasionally on laptops, too. Our adapters cater for full-size and mini DisplayPort connections as well as adapters to convert DisplayPort to HDMI, DVI, VGA and other types of video signal.

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DVI / VGA Cables

Cables for connectivity between PC's and display monitors. This section features D-Sub (otherwise known as VGA) and DVI cables. Note that DVI cables are available in various forms namely, DVI-A (analogue), DVI-D (digital, available in both single-link and dual-link), DVI-I (Integrated in both analogue and digital).
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USB 1.1 / 2.0 Cables

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard to connect devices to a host computer.

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Braided Cables - Fan

These braided cables are a modding solution to your internal fan power cabling. The braided sleeving ensures a neat cable which means a neater and less obstruction to your cases internal airflow. Always check individual specifications of the cables for the connectors / plug types.
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SATA Data Cables

SATA cables are used to connect hard disks, SSDs and optical drives to a PC's motherboard. Our range includes standard cables, versions with right-angled connectors to fit into tight spaces, SATA power adapters and SATA-to-MOLEX power connectors.

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Switches - 1 - 6 Port

These switches, are available in 1 to 6 port. They are ideal for home or office use and enable you to connect multiple PC's, gaming consoles, printers and other network enabled devices together. Using a switch allows increased performance and higher bandwidth in comparison to a traditional hub.
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Accessories / Cables

In this category you’ll find all the products you need to build a wired or wireless network to link two or more PCs together, with products aimed at home users and corporate installations. Choose a wireless network for convenience or a wired network for higher speed, reliability and security.

Access Points, Bridges

These pieces of hardware work with both wired and wireless networks and devices in specific ways. A Wireless Access Point is a 'wired to wireless' solution. It extends a wired network by converting it into a wireless connection.A Wireless Bridge allows devices such as gaming consoles, digital video cameras etc that come with a RJ45 network port to connect to a wireless network. As the unit effectively bridges together a wireless network to these connected wired network devices. Check individual specifications of the product for the exact features and capabilities to make sure it meets your requirements.
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Network Tools / Fittings / Accs.

Network wall sockets, tools and accessories for all your cabling network requirements. Build a integrated cable network within the walls of a building to making up loose network patch cables.
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Network Cables - CAT-6

These cables are vital if you want a wired internet connection in your home or office. We've got them in a wide variety of colours and lengths.

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Network Cables - CAT-5

A network cable is used to connect a computer to a network. This can be a range of setups such as a broadband router feeding a single computer, two computers connected directly to each other, or a multiple number of computers and a network printer all connected to a server or router. RJ45 is the plug type. The general difference between CAT5e and CAT6 cabling is the increased transmission performance with CAT6. Note that there are two configurations of cables, Straight and X-Over (crossover). A X-Over cable is only used when connecting two computers directly to each other, or when connecting a computer directly to a peripheral for setup/configuration purposes.
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Network Cards

Also known as a NIC (Network Interface Card ), these cards connect directly into the motherboard of your computer and feature an external network socket. This enables the computer to connect to a network via a network cable. Traditionally these network cards use the PCI slot on a motherboard, with newer cards using a PCIe interface. Advanced features include two or more network ports for specific applications. Note that network adaptors that convert a USB port into a network interface are also available.
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Home Broadband

In this category you’ll find all the products you need to build a wired or wireless network to connect your PCs to the Internet, such as modems and routers, plus switches and cables for larger networks. Choose a wireless network for convenience or a wired network for higher speed, reliability and security.

Wireless Adaptors - USB

These wireless USB adaptors connect into any USB port of a desktop or laptop. This allows the computer to connect to a wireless network without having to run a network cable to the system. Advanced features such as high bandwidth and encryption ensure both a fast and secure connection to a WiFi network.
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Wireless Adaptors - PCI / PCI-E / M.2

These wireless network cards fit inside a computer (PC / notebook / Laptop) and connect using either the PCI, PCIe, M.2, Mini-PCIe interface. These Wireless Adaptors allow the computer to connect to a wireless network without having to run a network cable to the system. Advanced features such as high bandwidth and encryption ensure both a fast and secure connection to a WiFi network. Always check your motherboards interface for PCI or PCIe to ensure you select the correct wireless network card adaptor for your requirements.
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Flash Card Readers/Writers

These portable memory card readers and writers use a USB interface to connect with a computers USB port. These devices can accept a range of memory cards/sticks that simply plug in and are ready to be accessed. These card readers / writers allow simple and quick transfer of music, photo, video and data files to and from a flash memory card.
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Audio Cables

AV Cables

When connecting media products together, you need a high quality connection. That's where high quality AV cables come in. There are numerous connections for AV signals, check the specification of each product to ensure it matches your requirements.
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HDMI Cables

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting encrypted uncompressed digital data. Whether it be a Blu-ray player, games console or pc, HDMI cables can support over 2 Billion devices worldwide, allowing you to watch HD movies at home, with high fidelity sound.
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Blank CDs / DVDs

General media used for backing up data and important information. Media includes CDR, CDR/W, DVD-/+R/RW and tape media.

DVD -R x4 - x16 (Write-Once)

DVD media certified at 4x - 16x recording speeds. Each disc is 4.7Gb in size

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Blu-Ray - BD-R

BD-R discs can be written to only once. Disc capacities are 25 GB for single-layer discs, 50 GB for double-layer discs.

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CD - CD-R

This media also known as CD-R is ideal for storage of data files, images or for the use of creating audio CD's for personal use. This media is ideal as it is low cost and can be read in nearly all normal CD drives in PC's

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