Custom Built PCs
If you’ve ever dreamt of building your very own custom computer from scratch, Inside Tech can supply the parts you need or even build it for you. We stock all of the components you need to get started, from the latest Intel 10th Gen processors to stunning Samsung Ultra Wide 4K displays. No matter what your requirements or how big or small your budget, we can help you to build a completely custom laptop, desktop PC or mini PC that meets your exact specifications.
PC Building Necessities
Here are a few pieces of information that can help with your Custom PC Build in the UK.
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
For the modern PC gamer, the GPU, or more commonly known as the graphics card, of the computer is one of the most important components. Every year, the latest triple A games are becoming more and more demanding. Although the computer’s CPU or processor still contributes to the overall performance in games, the graphics card usually plays a bigger part.
Beyond games, the graphics card is still essential in tasks that are graphics-intensive including streaming or transcoding videos.
Random Access Memory (RAM)
In a nutshell, the RAM or memory of a PC enables the user to perform multiple tasks at the same time. The higher the memory capacity of a computer, the more tasks it can essentially perform simultaneously.
In order for a PC to perform today’s tasks without a hitch typically requires at least 4GB of RAM. At 8GB, you get good performance. This is also modern game territory. Some specialised tasks require more memory capacity.
These memory modules also come in different speeds, although the differences between them can hardly be felt most of the time.
Solid state drives or SSDs used to cost so much more than they do today. This is why most people used hard disk drives (HDD) before. But now that the price of SSDs have become more reasonable, there’s a real choice between SSDs and HDDs.
The most noticeable difference between the two kinds of storage devices is how SSDs are significantly faster than HDDs. In fact, HDDs are arguably the slowest component of a modern computer.
SSDs use NAND flash technology. Unlike HDDs, they don’t require spinning disks or any other moving part to store your data. This improves both speed and durability.
At the same price points though, HDDs are still cheaper than SSDs. A well-stocked custom PC will most likely have both an SSD and an HDD. The former will store the operating system and some important programs, while the latter will store the bulk of the files and data.