CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 5 3000-series processors are the mid-range models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 2 architecture.

Featuring 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 5 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with all Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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AMD Ryzen 7 3000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 3000-series processors are the high-end models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 2 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 and lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with all Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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AMD Ryzen 9 3000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 9 3000-series processors are the flagship models of the latest generation of AMD CPUs based on the Zen 2 architecture.

Featuring 12 physical cores plus a further 12 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 9 CPUs deliver outstanding performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with most Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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Intel Core i3 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These 8th & 9th 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.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

This category contains a mix of Intel 8th & 9th generation Core i7 Coffee Lake CPUs which feature more cores & greater cache memory than the Core i5s, giving them much faster performance, especially in CPU intensive tasks such as graphics processing, video encoding and music mixing.

8th Gen. Core i7 processors come with 6 physical cores & HyperThreading technology, while the very latest 9th Gen. Core i7 models instead pack 8 physical cores for greater performance per thread, across more processes, letting you do more than ever before.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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Intel Core i9 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

Intel 9th generation Core i9 Coffee Lake processors have 8 physical cores plus Hyper Threading technology, allowing them to work on up to 16 threads simultaneously. Despite the Core i9 branding, these CPUs are compatible with mainstream Z390 & select Z370 motherboards, and therefore don't require one of the much more expensive enthusiast-grade motherboards such as X299 models.

Important - Please Note: A number of Intel Z370 motherboards will support these processors out-of-the-box, or with a BIOS update. Please check the list of supported CPUs for your motherboard before purchasing one of these processors to ensure it is compatible.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These 8th & 9th 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.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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AMD Ryzen 5 2000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 2000-series processors are 2nd generation AMD CPUs based on the Zen+ architecture. Featuring 6 physical cores plus a further 6 virtual cores courtesy of SMT technology Ryzen 7 CPUs deliver excellent performance in multithreaded applications such as video encoding and with new and improved Precision Boost 2 they also perform great in lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with all Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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AMD Ryzen 7 2000 Series Socket AM4 Processors

AMD Ryzen 7 2000-series processors are 2nd generation 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 and with new and improved Precision Boost 2 they also perform great in lightly threaded software such as games as well. As long as you have a compatible motherboard and sufficient cooling you can further boost the performance of these processors by overclocking too.

These CPUs are compatible with all Socket AM4 motherboards, but older motherboards may require a BIOS update before the CPU is installed.

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Motherboards

AMD X570 Socket AM4 ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD X770 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The X570 is the flagship Ryzen chipset, and so features the highest number of SATA ports, USB ports and PCI-E lanes plus support for StoreMI, a caching technology which fuses together two storage devices into a single volume, intelligently moving data to the faster drive. Choose an X570 motherboard over a X470 motherboard for PCI-E 4.0 support.

Please Note: The graphics outputs that feature on some of the motherboards below are designed for use with AMD processors which feature a GPU integrated within the CPU chip itself. These graphics outputs, such as HDMI, DVI, VGA & DisplayPort will not function unless a compatible CPU with integrated graphics is installed.

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Intel Z390 Socket 1151 ATX & Larger Motherboards

The Intel Z390 chipset is the flagship chipset for Intel 9th 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 and 9th gen 'Coffee Lake' CPUs are compatible with these Intel Z370 Motherboards.

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AMD B450 Socket AM4 ATX Motherboards

These motherboards are based on the AMD B450 chipset and are designed for the AMD Ryzen range of CPUs. The B450 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 X470 motherboards, B450 boards do not support SLI or CrossFire. These particular boards are full size ATX designs with maximum expandability.

Please Note: The graphics outputs that feature on some of the motherboards below are designed for use with AMD processors such as the Ryzen 5 2400G, Ryzen 3 2200G, or A-Series models which feature a GPU integrated within the CPU chip itself. These graphics outputs, such as HDMI, DVI, VGA & DisplayPort will not function unless a compatible CPU with integrated graphics is installed.

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Virtual Reality

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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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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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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Storage Drives

600GB to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs

M.2 replaced the older mSATA standard. Available in 960GB, 1TB and 2TB 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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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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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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1.5TB to 5TB 2.5" SATA3 SSDs

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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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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120GB to 260GB M.2 SATA SSDs

While the M.2 connector can be used for PCIe SSDs, the ones here are SATA 6Gb/s only, so the benefits over standard 2.5" SATA drives are to do with space-saving, not speed. Available in 120, 128, 240, 250, and 256GB sizes they're perfect for small form factor systems and laptops, but make sure your M.2 slot works with SATA devices, and that it supports the SSD's size, both in length (2280 means 80mm long) and thickness.

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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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120GB to 480GB 2.5" SATA3 SSDs

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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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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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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Monitors

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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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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Peripherals

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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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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Memory - RAM

DDR4 Single/Dual Channel 3600MHz+ 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 3,600Hz.

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DDR4 Quad Channel 2800MHz+ 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 intended for use with Intel Broadwell-E or Haswell-E CPUs, using an Intel X99 motherboard which runs in quad-channel mode. That's what these modules are designed for, so they're sold in matching kits of four or eight. These are the high-end kits, with a speed of at least 2,800MHz.

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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 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 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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DDR3 Single/Dual Channel 1600MHz+ RAM Memory Kits

DDR3 SDRAM is an evolution of DDR2 SDRAM. Designed for todays systems which support DDR3, the primary benefit of DDR3 being the ability to transfer data at a much higher rate than DDR2 due to the higher clock rate. This allows you to take advantage of the high speeds offered by todays CPU's. These memory modules are available in single, dual and quad packs, and have a clock speed of 1600Mhz.
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GPU

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Graphics Cards

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is based on the latest Pascal architecture which provides awesome performance while consuming very little power. Armed with 768 cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory the GTX 1050 Ti provides smooth frame rates in all games at 1920 x 1080.

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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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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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Power Supplies

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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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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DIY Water Cooling

The two most critical components in a gaming PC, the CPU and the graphics card, generate a lot of waste heat that needs to be removed from the case. Water is a much better conductor of heat energy that air, so watercooling your PC could make it cooler, quieter and potentially allow you to overclock components further. This category encompasses all types of watercooling from all the individual components required to build a watercooling loop, including blocks, pumps, reservoirs, radiators, fans, tubing and different coloured fluids plus complete kits.

Premixed Water Cooling Fluid

The coolants here are both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. They are designed to prevent corrosion and the growth of algae, both of which would prove problematic and reduce your systems cooling ability. Pre-mixed solutions are available in a wide variety of colours, including UV reactive ones.

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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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Other Hose Fittings, & Adapters

These products enable to easily add a fill port to your waterloop loop. When mounted at the highest point of a loop it allows you to easily fill and top-off the fluid, without having to dismantle your PC. Fill ports are not necessary, but make maintaining a watercooled PC much easier than a loop without one.

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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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Cases

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Mini-ITX PC Cases

These cases may be compact, but you can still build very powerful desktop systems into many of them. They're typically cube-shaped or flat, slimline cases suitable for home theatre PCs and living rooms, but beyond that the designs both inside and out vary wildly. As such, it's vital to check there's enough clearance for your other components before buying.

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Cooling

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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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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