GGPC JUNE 2021 WITH LOGITECH G!

Oh yeah! It’s June 2021 and that means we’ve got awesome new Gaming PC builds + new Logitech G goodies to be won!

Get yourself a Good Gaming PC this June and you can register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new Gaming Rig. The G240 Gaming Mouse Pad provides edge-to-edge performance on a clean surface with just the right amount of friction for low-DPI manoeuvres. Crafted for maximum control of your mouse movements, your gaming will benefit from the consistent surface texture, also giving your mouse sensors better imagery for translating mouse movement into cursor movement.

An excellent mouse pad for any mouse, but that’s not all we’ve got up for grabs, our Massive June Gaming Prize Pack will also be going out to one lucky gamer!

IMPORTANT: To be in to win the MEGA Prize you must register for the Logitech G240 Bonus!

Our grand prize pack for June 2021 includes an awesome Gaming Headset, with a great RGB keyboard and fan favourite gaming mouse that all work together to create an amazing gaming setup.

Up first, our lucky winner will enjoy superb team communication and booming audio with their new Logitech G332 Gaming Headset!

A 6mm microphone makes sure your squad-mates can hear you, and with the popular flip-to-mute boom feature it can silence you when you don’t want to be heard.

Everything else about these headphones revolves around player comfort: The deluxe lightweight leatherette ear cups and headband are made to keep pressure off your ears. Pop it onto your head and you’ll be treated to the glorious audio that comes from the big 50mm drivers within.

Our June 2021 winner is also going to need a great mouse and for that, we’ve got one of the best mice in the world – in fact, this mouse is so good that it has continued to be manufactured to the original specification even after Logitech G changed their logo 🙂

It’s a mouse that’s all ensuring your movements translate perfectly into your game, with no acceleration messing with your aim!

The award-winning Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse features Logitech’s exclusive Fusion Engine sensor technology that can reliably track over 500 inches per second and Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for unrivalled accuracy.

With on-the-fly DPI switching, you have the flexibility to react to the chaos of battle with precision. Snipe a foe across the map (250 DPI) before fleeing in the blink of an eye (4000 DPI). It also boasts eight programmable buttons that can be configured for complex macros or single keystrokes and four DPI settings that can be shifted on the fly.

Certainly a great mouse for any gamer, but that’s not all we’ve got up for grabs this June. Completing the winners’ setup is a keyboard 4x faster than standard, the G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard was designed for gaming, featuring ultra-quick, responsive feedback that is up to 4x faster than the 8ms report rate of standard keyboards and an anti-ghosting matrix that keeps you in control when you press multiple gaming keys simultaneously.

The G213 Prodigy features Logitech keys that are specially tuned to deliver a superior tactile response and performance profile. At full height, they deliver a full 4mm travel distance, 50g actuation force, and a quiet sound operation.

Wow! What a bunch of prizes!

Check out the all the latest Gaming PC builds and Logitech G prizes, and keep your eyes on the GGPC Blog as we’ll announce the lucky MEGA PRIZE PACK winner at the end of the month!

GAME ON!



EVGA Graphics Cards get a Falconeer Game BONUS!

UPDATE: This offer is ending now, we’ve received word that code supply is running very low at EVGA so get in quick!

EVGA direct redemption link: https://au.evga.com/articles/01460/evga-the-falconeer-promotion/

The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring frenetic aerial dogfights and deep exploration of the mysterious open-world of The Great Ursee.

Starting today, and only while code stocks last, you can register to redeem The Falconeer with purchase of a qualifying EVGA Graphics Cards.

The eligible GPU models for this one are EVGA GTX 16 series, as well as the RTX 30 series, and only from authorised retailed (PB Tech for NZ)

Quick links below for the latest EVGA Graphics Cards,

EVGA RTX 3060
EVGA RTX 3060 Ti
EVGA RTX 3070
EVGA RTX 3070 Ti
EVGA RTX 3080
EVGA RTX 3080 Ti
EVGA RTX 3090

The Falconeer: Become the Falconeer and soar through the skies aboard a devastatingly powerful Warbird. Uncover secrets lost to the sea as you join or oppose different factions and clans scattered throughout The Great Ursee. Take advantage of multiple Falconeer classes with individual stats, weapons and warbirds that can be upgraded through winning battles, completing quests, discovering secrets, or applying Mutagens or Chants. Use ocean thermals and energy to dive, dodge, barrel-roll, and twist to gain an advantage. The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring fast, brutal aerial dogfights and deep exploration of an incredible fantasy open-world set not only above the clouds but also amongst the waves and down through the sunken, ocean depths.

The Great Ursee is an ancient place, filled with beautifully detailed locations to find and explore, not only above the clouds, but also below the waves. Discover sparks of order and civilization as well as wild and dangerous coasts filled with treasure, pirates, lost technology and amazing creatures.

Great stuff EVGA!

Good Gaming – Free to Play PC Games

We’ve been playing a fair few games lately (as always :P) and recently we’ve been diving into as many free to play PC games as we can, this blog will be a sticky one that we constantly update with new games as we play them but for now we’ll start things off with a few unique and rather good games for your PC that will cost you nothing but the data to download them. (the titles for each are download links)

Path of Exile – Created by NZ game studio Grinding Gear Games, Path of Exile is an isometric online action RPG is set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. It’s very similar to Diablo, and offers excellent co-op gaming with extremely deep character customisation, the best skill tree we’ve seen in a long long time and even a hardcore mode in which staying alive actually matters 😛 The game is completely free and not at all “pay to win”, the community is excellent and graphics are top notch. All in all, this is our most recommended game right now, crazy good times to be had playing on your own, but in a group with some friends, the game really shines. Each new season adds to game, so even if you’ve played previously it’s worth logging in to see the latest updates.

Become an Exile, struggling to survive as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you!

Destiny 2 – If you’re looking for responsive first-person looter shooter combat with an array of abilities, weapons and armour that lend to the customisation of a unique character – Destiny 2 is a solid game. Excellent solo and even better with a couple of friends, the cinematic story is a joy to play. Explore the various planets, each with a their own look and feel, you could say in many ways it’s a lot like Warframe below – but with a first person / Halo combat evolved feel to it.

War Thunder –  This one gives us action-packed battles on the ground and in the skies, and now also at sea, it’s crazy how good this game is with beautiful graphics and a massive line-up of tanks, planes and boats for us to use in the PVP battles + recently the game’s creators added a new PVE game mode named Assault which is a blast to play.

We’ve done 3 quick videos to show gameplay from each mode, the tanks, planes and boats are all so unique too which is great for keeping things fresh and interesting.  Each mode has a deeper layer of difficulty settings taking the gameplay from Simulation to Arcade to suit players.

The online player matching is top notch and War Thunder is also a good game to enjoy with friends, with easy to follow menus that just make sense.

You could say it’s similar in many ways to World of Tanks and World of Warships but ultimately War Thunder wins the day with a seamless combination of modes and unmatched intensity of aerial dogfights. A truly great game that deserves a download 🙂

Dauntless – Dauntless is a free to play co-op action RPG, it’s so polished and so much fun to play with friends that it will certainly make a fine addition to your gaming library too 🙂 Filled with airships and giant beasts this one is very similar to Monster Hunter although the art style is completely different. Players team up to take down a range of Behemoths, bashing and slicing bits off to collect the parts needed craft and upgrade weapons and equipment with which we then proceed to hunt down larger Behemoths and smash them. Combos are a big part of the game, learning patterns of the monsters another – it all comes together perfectly in what feels like an almost finished, excellent game.

Warframe – A team based hack’n’slash shooter with some pretty action-packed moments, heaps of gear and hours of fun 🙂 With a massive range of characters, powers, customisation and mission types to get stuck there’s a lot to do, and as you progress through each planet you’ll unlock even more missions and events to team up with other players in. The player base is very large, so auto-matching a group is hassle-free. The ongoing (and massive) updates introduced new open worlds which are beautiful, the developers are very active too, steaming all kinds of behind the scenes goodness and sometimes even jumping into the game and hunting groups of players by taking control of what is usually, an evil NPC named Stalker. One of the best bits about Warframe is you start out extremely powerful, able to flip and slow-motion dive while shooting enemies to pieces. You play as a Tenno, an agile weapon master who wields the mighty Warframe and commands some awesome powers – Overpowered but unprepared and often forced out of your comfort zone, you must find it in yourself to improvise, not just to save yourself but the fate of all Tenno.

Apex Legends – A recently released 3 player team shooter set in the Titanfall universe. Apex Legends features top-notch graphics and an excellent communication system that allows players to clearly call objectives, item locations and enemy movements without voice chat. Players can choose from a lineup of outlaws, soldiers, misfits, and misanthropes, each with their own set of skills ranging from tanky shield bubbles to evasive grappling hooks. The Apex Games welcome all comers – survive long enough, and they call you a Legend.

Genshin Impact – A 3D platform adventure game that takes notes from the popular Nintendo Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This anime adventure begins in a large world named Teyvat, and quickly establishes a solid main quest line to get the ball rolling, introducing new gameplay mechanics and puzzles via a party of four characters, each harnessing the power of the elements to overcome specific obstacles. This quickly expands with more characters, with more creative puzzles and solutions becoming available as you progress.

Valorant – Riot takes on the competitive shooter in their latest a 5v5 tac-shooter. If you’ve enjoyed CS:GO and Paladins, this one will have you and your mates teaming up yet again to plant or defuse the Spike in one-life-per-round, first to 13 series. The characters are called Agents in this one, and depending on which one you choose you’ll be getting powers. use them to create new opportunities to let your gunplay shine.

Warzone – the latest addition to the Free to Play battle royal genre and this time with a Call of Duty theme! Packed full of super familar gameplay with dashes of originality mixed in to keep things fresh, it’s the usual drop in a survive scenario with an ever constricting wall of deadly gas keeping everyone together but when you die you get one chance to fight your way out of a prison to re-join your team – die again and your team can still buy your freedom!

Magic: Legends – Equally as enjoyable with mouse & keyboard as it is with a controller, this isometric adventure combines dual aim action combat with a deck of spells to customise in random rotation. Choose from a range of Magic the Gathering Planeswalker heroes, each with their own mana colour/spell theme and always available abilities. Magic Legends starts simple and becomes more complex the more cards you get for your library.

ARGO – A hardcore tactical first-person shooter, jump straight into combat in this official standalone FREE total conversion of Arma 3. This one has us fighting for supremacy in a familiar but new setting – the Mediterranean island of Malden, complete with dense urban areas and wide open plains ideal for snipers you’ll find each location has been built to provide an optimal experience for each game mode 😛 What really makes this one stand out for us here at GGPC so far is the new Combat Patrol CO-OP mode in which you can team up with some friends and fight against AI opponents with both randomized objectives and procedural generation of enemy forces making each session of Combat Patrol unique. Combine this with three competitive game modes and a pretty good looking Scenario Editor with which you can create your own missions with and you’ve got ARGO, it’s a pretty darn impressive free to play wargaming experience 🙂

Paladins – A team-based shooter set in a vibrant fantasy world and features a diverse cast of Champions ranging from sharpshooting humans to mech-riding goblins, mystical elves, jetpack-clad dragons, and bomb golems. Each Champion brings a unique set of abilities to the battlefield and new Champions are regularly added to Paladins, keeping the game exciting.  With strategy elements and character customisation through a unique collectable card system, players can amplify and augment a character’s core set of abilities to play exactly how they want to play.

Planetside 2 – It’s a very different experience from most first-person shooters because instead of the usual 24v24 firefights – battles in Planetside 2 can typically involve a few hundred players. This war takes place over several continents each of which has a defined landscape, there are 3 factions to choose from each with there own infantry weapons, ground vehicles and aircraft. The scale of the game can be quite daunting at first but for new players if you go Engineer class and get a Sunderer vehicle you’ll rapidly begin leveling up while being a great addition to the war effort, doing this will allow you to quickly amass enough experience points to buy new weapons, vehicle mods or abilities. The game world is large, but getting around is easy thanks to an instant action button on the map screen that will take you into hot spots, you can also hover over locations to see just how many players from each faction are fighting in that specific sector which is excellent. Community wise (NZ players) we highly recommend jumping into this one on a Sunday afternoon, it’s pretty crazy!

Mechwarrior Online – A slower paced, tactical online shooter set in the BattleTech Universe. Victory requires a mastery of tactical positioning, teamwork, and firing discipline to prevent overheating and the dreaded shutdown (overload only works so much!). Each battle will reward you with credits depending on performance and these can be spent on new weapons, equipment and mech chassis to full your hangers. For new players, there is a rotation of free to play pre-configured mechs to take into battle and these will give you a good taste of how each weight class performs so you can spend your credits wisely. Once you’ve brought a BattleMech of your very own there is a faction warfare system and if you spend a little time in each jumping from faction to faction you can quickly amass a bunch of personal hangers to store more and more of your own mechs in, this becomes more important with multiple variants of the same frame offering different hardpoints to mount weaponry on and new skills to unlock as you progress. It’s not an easy fight and do not expect to just run in and win, this is a thinking persons shooter for sure.

Battlerite –  If you enjoyed League of Legends but just want the team fights, you should check out this one for sure. A PvP arena brawler and the spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Bloodline Champions. The unique combination of a top-down shooter meeting a fast-paced fighting game and take part in highly competitive, adrenaline-fueled 2v2 and 3v3 battles. Engage in quick and intense action as you take control over one of many Champions, each with unique abilities to master. Welcome to a world where Champions dedicate their lives to the Arena.

EVE Online – The new free to play mode in EVE will allow you gain a lot of skills with no money down 🙂 Leveling up an EVE Online character has always been a little different from most MMORPG, every player in the game controls a clone which they train in new skills over time (even when you’re not logged in) as opposed to the far more common “kill this and fetch that for XP”. As your clone learns more and more you will be able to fly more ships and kit these out with new modules and equipment. When you die you respawn into another clone but depending on when you last did a clone imprint that new clone may or may not have the skills you previously acquired and it’s this investment in time that makes up one of many factors that gives each life in EVE a real feeling of value – there are of course the in-game monetary losses involved with death in EVE, losing your favourite ship certainly hurts! The new alpha clone state will allow you to get some pretty potent ships like the Caracal below, armed with many heavy missile launchers you’ll be a fine addition to fleets around the universe 🙂

Cloud Pirates – Arcade airship based combat awaits you in this science-fiction fantasy battleground game 🙂 Remarkably tactical but also good fun early on for a casual run-and-gun playstyle, as you progress through you’ll gain access a bunch of unique upgrades for your airships, captain and crew which leads to much more challenging matches and modes as you progress.  There are numerous visual customization options to tinker which as you go and plenty of airships to choose from each with their own unique handling and firing arcs – snipers, tanks, dps, tackle – there really is a lot!

Dreadnought – This is a medium paced arcade action game which puts you in command of a massive sci-fi battleship, similar in many ways to Fractured Space and Cloud Pirates below but with some really beautiful landscapes to wage war on this is one can be a stunner with settings cranked to high. Customisation for your starship is first class from guns and turrets to coatings and decals and there is a range of configs for each ship class so you’re sure to find one that fits your playstyle perfectly. Massively enjoyable in a group or alone, we’ve been playing this one since early BETA days and it’s still a lot of fun 🙂

Atlus Reactor – A rather refreshing and unique take on turn-based tactical combat. Engage in 4v4 team battles with a short moment between each round to lock in your players’ actions after which all eight players will execute their command lists. Each character has a range of moves available to them that will initiate at different times in the action que depending on the type of move selected, this makes playing Altus Reactor a game of predicting what your opponents might do which just keeps getting better the more familiar you become with the growing roster of freelancers available (numbering 25 as I write this). Once you reach level 10 there is also a “Seasons” XP event in which players can complete challenges and receive some extra bonus loot to customise their characters.

Blade and Soul – A rather fun MMO set in a world of martial arts masters and mythology 🙂 A tale of revenge at its core that will have you exploring a beautiful, cinematic world inspired by the distinct visual style of acclaimed artist Hyung Tae Kim. This one has got detailed character customization tools, offers some brilliant PVP matches and has an excellent action-based combat system. The storyline is very enjoyable, especially the introduction to the game world.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive – You’ve undoubtedly already heard of this one, a team based first person shooter with a range of real-world weapons options, maps, and a passionate community of players. The base game puts terrorists against a counter-terrorist force, with the bad guys trying to plant a bomb and the good guys trying to stop them, and this leads to some amazing engagements, team tactics and replays. There are missions to save hostages too, with the counter-terrorists having to successfully escort them back to the starting point of the map, making things quite intense in the final dash. With CSGO joining the free to play ranks, you can now you can enjoy the FPS shooter without paying a cent. The original Counter-Strike took the gaming industry by surprise when the unlikely MOD became the most played online PC action game in the world almost immediately after its release in August 1999, and since then, it has continued to be one of the most-played games in the world. It’s very popular in eSports circles, and you can run it well without the need for the latest hardware.

DOTA 2  Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with a level of polish and depth that’s unmatched. Much like League of Legends, Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy. Players can choose from a roster of over a hundred unique heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control on a beautiful fantasy landscape, battling one another with cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Fortnite – More than just you vs 99 battle royale with even changing modes available (50v50 is great!) what really sets this one apart from other 3rd person shooters games is the building system, with almost all the objects in the map being able to be smashed apart into useful wood, stone, and metal. These can then be used to build ramps, walls, floors etc to create a defensible building, protect your team, or access a hard to reach the area and flank your opponents. It all takes place in one large map, with a zeppelin battle bus full of opponents (and some friends) all scrambling to grab a whole lot of guns. Construct and destroy environments while engaged in intense PvP combat, explore, or just riding around in golf carts if that’s what you do – with so many players no matter what you’re up to it’s likely you’ll stumble into some crazy fun times along the way!

League of Legends – A popular take on the multiplayer online battle arena game type that first came about as a mod for Warcraft 3 named DOTA back in 2003… or was it 2002, anyways it was a while ago 🙂 League of Legends released to the public in 2009 and it has since become one of the most played games in the world today with some very cool new heroes to play as and more joining the ranks constantly. It’s quite a wonderful game to play if you’re a gamer that’s short on time with matches lasting from twenty minutes to one hour depending on how well each team performs. The game is both newbie friendly and deep enough to keep a long term player interested, the roster of heroes to play as changes often and there is even a rune loadout enabling you to tweak you heroes slightly using various power-ups you can purchase using currency accrued as you play matches.

Killer Instinct – This one has been made available via the Windows Store so you’ll need a Windows 10 Gaming PC to try it out. It’s the same Killer Instinct we remember playing in movie theatres wayyy back in the 90’s but with some wonderful new graphics to enjoy 🙂 The free version of this one gives players a single character with which you can access all game modes, including online multiplayer!

We’ll continue adding to this list as we test more and more Gaming PC, if you know a great new free game you think we should test out please drop a comment in via our GGPC YouTube channelwe are on the hunt now for a nice driving game!

GAME ON!

GGPC MAY 2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED!

UPDATE: This event has now ended, check out the latest GGPC Promotions here!

UPDATE: Congrats to the GGPC May event winner Peter W!

Hurrah it’s May! Must be time for some awesome new Gaming PC builds + new Logitech G goodies to be won!

May treats us to some of the best component options available in the world today, a range of new GGPC builds that feature Gundam Edition RTX & Z590, we’re excited to BUILD BIG in the gigantic AORUS C700 with WATERFORCE graphics, and the NZXT H1 mini PC case returns updated with the new PCIe assembly – so we’re bringing back a range of awesome computers for the lounge or living room gamer!

Get yourself a Good Gaming PC this May and you can register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new Gaming Rig. The G240 Gaming Mouse Pad provides edge-to-edge performance on a clean surface with just the right amount of friction for low-DPI manoeuvres. Crafted for maximum control of your mouse movements, your gaming will benefit from the consistent surface texture, also giving your mouse sensors better imagery for translating mouse movement into cursor movement.

An excellent mouse pad for any mouse, but that’s not all we’ve got up for grabs, our Massive May Gaming Prize Pack will also be going out to one lucky gamer!

IMPORTANT: To be in to win the MEGA Prize you must register for the Logitech G240 Bonus!

Our grand prize pack for the May 2021 event is massive, featuring some of the latest releases from Logitech G that all work together with the new Software Suite named Logitech G HUB, which will allow our lucky winner to customise their new full gaming setup all in one go, with RGB lighting effects and sweet new animations to play around with. It also integrates with OBS and many other popular plug-ins – you can create game profiles then share them with the community – or download those made by other gamers and use them yourself – there has never been a better way to macro!

Up first we have the new gaming headset named the Logitech G733 in white, and it’s beautiful! Very lightweight, with comfy earcups and an awesome mic. The G733 Gaming Headset is outfitted with all the surround sound, voice filters, and advanced lighting our winner could want 🙂

The quality audio is both thunderous and precise, with PRO-G drivers designed for full-range sound and next-gen DTS Headphone:X 2.0 surround sound support. Advanced PC features include Blue VO!CE, so our winner can lead the team with confidence and have others enjoy the crystal-clear communication, with Discord Certified sound 🙂

It’s also wireless, but not just normal wireless – LIGHTSPEED WIRELESS!

Ahhh such a great headset – but our awesome May grand prize pack has even more amazing gear up for grabs!

The new Logitech G915 TKL Wireless Gaming Keyboard is a breakthrough in design and engineering, also featuring LIGHTSPEED pro-grade wireless with advanced LIGHTSYNC RGB, and high-performance low-profile mechanical switches. Crafted meticulously from premium materials, the G915 TKL is a sophisticated design of unparalleled beauty, strength, and performance, and with the TLK (ten-key-less) compact form factor, it’s also a better fit!

With keyboard and headset sorted our winner is going to need an awesome new gaming mouse, and we’ve got that covered with this awesome Logitech G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse!

At first glance, you may think the Logitech G305 gaming mouse looks basic in comparison to our usual offerings but don’t be fooled, this G305 packs incredible technology within the sleek design. A HERO sensor delivers exceptionally accurate and consistent performance with zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration from 200 to 12,000 DPI. G305 can save up to 5 profiles with up to 5 DPI levels each on the onboard memory, and limitless via the Logitech G HUB.

That revolutionary new optical sensor delivers class-leading performance and up to 10 times the power efficiency (compared to the previous gen), and that’s an essential specification as this mouse is WIRELESS too!

Wow! What a bunch of prizes!

Check out the all the latest Gaming PC builds and Logitech G prizes, and keep your eyes on the GGPC Blog as we’ll announce the lucky MEGA PRIZE PACK winner at the end of the month!

GAME ON!

GEAR UP! Gigabyte Aorus Motherboard + Outriders Game Bonus!

The Gigabyte team has an awesome new promotion for those looking to buy a new X570, Z590 or B560 series motherboard – with the just-released Outriders Game up for grabs as a sweet bonus.

This offer is valid on eligible purchases from April 26th – May 31st 2021, and only from eligible retailers (PB Tech in New Zealand).

Quick links below to eligible motherboards included in this promotion 🙂

Gigabyte Aorus X570 Motherboards

Gigabyte Aorus Z590 Motherboards

Gigabyte Aorus B560 Motherboards

Once you’ve got your awesome new motherboard simply visit the Aorus Outriders Redemption Page at www.aorus.com/redeem/outriders/#how to claim your game code!

For those who havn’t played Outriders yet – there is a demo on Steam that will give you a taste of the game to check out ahead of your purchase, it’s a small sample but shows off the mechanics well with multiple characters to try. At it’s core Outriders is a 3rd-person looter-shooter with story-driven RPG elements and co-op gameplay, the various classes (Outriders), each has a set of special abilities to complement the gunplay. It’s pretty violent but in an over-the-top way.

GAME ON!

AMD Rewards Dirt 5 with selected Ryzen + Radeon Gaming PC builds!

The top chaps at AMD are calling this one FUEL YOUR GAME, and it sure fits!

For a limited time and only while code stocks last, you can register selected AMD Gaming PC builds configurations to redeem a Dirt 5 game code to go with your new PC.

Via AMD: Let loose in DIRT 5™ Launch PC Edition with a system powered by select AMD Ryzen™ processors and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. Hit the dirt track and battle your friends to take the lead in the next generation of extreme racing.

This offer promotes ALL AMD Gaming PC builds, so to be eligible for this promotion you must have certain AMD Ryzen CPU + AMD Radeon graphics within the PC, and it must be purchased from an authorised retailer so you can claim the AMD Rewards Key (PB Tech in New Zealand). This promo is for purchases made between April 20th – June 19th 2021.

CPU wise, there’s a massive range of Ryzen 7 & 9 options that are eligible, including both the newest 5000 series and some great 3rd gen options. See the quick list below with links to CPU which are available now in NZ.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (This one is a GGPC favourite)

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

GPU wise it’s also an excellent list, with the new RX 6700 XT graphics cards in the list along with other popular graphics cards, quick linked again for eas shopping 🙂

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (So many great new options!)

AMD Radeon RX 6800

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

Looking closely at the T&C it’s interesting to see both the RX 570 & RX 580 are also included, but not much much newer RX 5700 XT, so it’s very possible that’s an error, we’ve asked AMD for more info and will update when they get back to us 🙂

Now onto the GAME!

DIRT 5 is graphically stunning, provided you’ve got the hardware to push out the frames. Lighting and rain effects are particularly impressive and the Codemasters team worked with AMD directly to make the game experience top-notch!

So there we have it, super fun times ahead with awesome Dirt 5 races to be had on lots of awesome new AMD Gaming PC!

GAME ON!

Intel Master Key – Hitman 3 + Chivalry 2 Game Bundles!

Intel is on a roll and they’ve got ANOTHER awesome Intel master Key bonus bundle offer for those gearing up with selected Intel Core i5, i7 or i9 CPU, or gaming PC/laptops featuring this hardware inside!

Before we jump into this latest offer, it’s important to note that Intel Master Key codes do not stack, so you’ll only be able to register and redeem one per eligible purchase – best advice is to check out the Intel Master Key Ubisoft Pick 3 bundle and Intel Master Key Total War TROY bundle which are available at the moment too, choosing the best game offer for you 🙂 This new offer does include the whole of the Intel 11th desktop CPU lineup too, great news for those getting themselves the popular i5-11400, which wasn’t included in other recent promotions until now!

It’s also important to note that these are two rather ruthlessly violent games, and R18 age restrictions will apply.

This new Intel Master Key unlocks two exciting new games, Chivalry 2 and Hitman 3. The eligible date range for purchases is from April 16th through to August 31st 2021 and only from authorised Intel partners (PB Tech in New Zealand) so you can claim your Master Key Code, quick links below for our favourites Intel CPU options.

– Intel Core i5
– Intel Core i7
– Intel Core i9

Looking at the games up for grabs it’s going to get bloody, with medieval carnage and modern assassinations to enjoy.

Chivalry 2 is currently in the latter stages of BETA testing and the gameplay is very polished already, it looks ready to release. Best described as a first-person-stabber with a combination of action-packed and strategic gameplay, this game has a strong following from those who played the original.

It’s very violent, as battles are, and those going sword to sword in close combat will be treated to an array of decapitations and dismemberments, whereas those playing as an archer may enjoy a little more comfort unleashing death from the castle walls, well, at least until those walls break 😛 And they will, the massive multi-stage battles take players all the way from the surrounding countryside into the castle courts.

Hitman 3 is a stealth game, with this latest release being touted as the dramatic conclusion to the new World of Assassination trilogy. This epic adventure takes the player into a range of exciting locations to kill people, and lets us be pretty creative or direct in our approach to murder… adding to replayability of this one.

Both such good games! We’ll continue to update with more awesome new offers as they come in, so be sure to keep your eyes on the GGPC Computers Blog for the latest.

PLEASE NOTE: We’ve had reports about the text message verification tool having issues sending messages to NZ numbers. If you get stuck at all during game activation be sure to log Support Claim with the Intel Master Key Team – they will help fix these sort of issues should they arise.

GAME ON!

GGPC APRIL 2021 Winner Announced!

UPDATE: This event has now ended, check out the latest GGPC Promotions here!

UPDATE: Congratulation to the April event winner Amanda S!

Oh yeah! It’s April 2021 and that means we’ve got awesome new Gaming PC builds + new Logitech G goodies to be won!

Get yourself a Good Gaming PC this April and you can register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new Gaming Rig. The G240 Gaming Mouse Pad provides edge-to-edge performance on a clean surface with just the right amount of friction for low-DPI manoeuvres. Crafted for maximum control of your mouse movements, your gaming will benefit from the consistent surface texture, also giving your mouse sensors better imagery for translating mouse movement into cursor movement.

An excellent mouse pad for any mouse, but that’s not all we’ve got up for grabs, our Massive April Gaming Prize Pack will also be going out to one lucky gamer!

IMPORTANT: To be in to win the MEGA Prize you must register for the Logitech G240 Bonus!

Our grand prize pack for April 2021 includes one of the coolest Gaming Headsets in the world, with a great RGB keyboard and fan favourite mouse that all come together to create an amazing gaming setup.

Up first, our lucky winner will enjoy superb team communication and booming audio with their new Logitech Pro X 🙂

BLUE VO!CE microphone technology gives you a choice of real-time voice filters to reduce noise, add compression and de-essing, and ensure that your voice sounds richer, cleaner, and more professional. Get consistent, studio-quality, in-game vocal comms with BLUE VO!CE via G HUB Gaming Software.

The memory foam earpieces are interchangeable with premium leatherette or breathable velour give you lasting comfort while the sleek frame constructed of aluminum and steel, is both lightweight and sturdy. PRO X gaming headphones are built for durability, comfort, and a premium aesthetic.

Our April 2021 winner is also going to need a great mouse and for that we’ve got one of the best mice in the world – the Logitech G402 – a mouse that’s all about ensuring your movements translate perfectly into your game, with no acceleration messing with your aim!

The award winning Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury Gaming Mouse features Logitech’s exclusive Fusion Engine sensor technology that can reliably track over 500 inches per second and Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology for unrivaled accuracy.

With on-the-fly DPI switching, you have the flexibility to react to the chaos of battle with precision. Snipe a foe across the map (250 DPI) before fleeing in the blink of an eye (4000 DPI). It also boasts eight programmable buttons that can be configured for complex macros or single keystrokes and four DPI settings that can be shifted on the fly.

Certainly a great mouse for any gamer, but that’s not all we’ve got up for grabs this April. Completing the winners setup is a keyboard 4x faster than standard, the G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard was designed for gaming, featuring ultra-quick, responsive feedback that is up to 4x faster than the 8ms report rate of standard keyboards and an anti-ghosting matrix that keeps you in control when you press multiple gaming keys simultaneously.

The G213 Prodigy features Logitech keys that are specially tuned to deliver a superior tactile response and performance profile. At full height, they deliver a full 4mm travel distance, 50g actuation force, and a quiet sound operation.

Wow! What a bunch of prizes!

Check out the all the latest Gaming PC builds and Logitech G prizes, and keep your eyes on the GGPC Blog as we’ll announce the lucky MEGA PRIZE PACK winner at the end of the month!

GAME ON!