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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 ūüôā (the titles for each are download links, videos are short gameplay tests captured by GGPC NZ)

Apex Legends – A new 3 player team shooter set in the Titanfall universe. 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. 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.¬†The Apex Games welcome all comers ‚Äď survive long enough, and they call you a Legend.

Dauntless –¬†Dauntless is a free to play co-op action RPG currently in Open Beta on PC, but it’s so polished we’ve jumped the gun and put into our list ūüôā 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.

Fortnite – It’s still claiming to be a beta but Fortnite is yet again, very polished. 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!

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. A perfect game to enjoy with friends¬†this one has options from Simulation to Arcade, 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 ūüôā

Path of Exile –¬†You are an Exile, struggling to survive as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. 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 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 ūüėõ The game is completely free and will never be “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.

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.

Warframe – A¬†team based hack’n’slash shooter with some pretty action-packed moments, heaps of gear and hours of fun ūüôā 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.

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 ūüôā 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‚Äôre not logged in) as opposed to the far more common ‚Äúkill this and fetch that for XP‚ÄĚ. 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‚Äôs this investment in time that makes up one of many factors that gives each life in EVE a real feeling of value ‚Äď 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 ūüôā

Cloud Pirates – Arcade airship based combat awaits you in this science-fiction fantasy battleground game ūüôā 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!

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¬†ūüėõ 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 ūüôā

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 just keeps getting better!

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¬†ūüôā¬†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.

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!

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.

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 ūüôā 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 ūüôā The free version of this one gives players a single character with which you can access¬†all game modes, including online multiplayer!

Paladins РA 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.

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

GAME ON!

GGPC Logitech G this February

We’re blasting through 2019¬†with more awesome prizes for those grabbing themselves one of our latest Gaming PC!

Throughout February, If you get yourself a Good Gaming PC you can register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new GGPC + you’ll go into the draw to win some of the latest gaming gear!

The G240 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.

A great mousepad for any mouse, but that’s not all, our Fantastic February 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 February Mega Prize Pack contains three awesome pieces of top-tier gear fit for a pro, starting off with Logitech G’s best (and biggest) gaming keyboard – the massive¬†Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum!.

Customize your favourite game with 9 individually programmable G-keys, the¬†Orion Spark supports up to 27 commands across three profiles for maximum convenience and you can mark keys by colour to keep track of spells and game commands with the customisable lighting options ‚Äď each keys letter is entirely illuminated for a beautiful, evenly-lit glow.

You can even mount and use your smartphone or tablet to display in-game info, vital system statistics, launch games and more via the Arx Control app.

A great keyboard for sure, but we’ve got a really excellent Gaming Headset too! The¬†Logitech G933 Gaming Headset¬†features advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that provide the high-quality audio¬†performance gaming¬†demands. These Pro-G drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones¬†so¬†you can experience incredible 7.1 surround sound with Dolby¬†or DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound. ¬†These audio technologies help to create a more lifelike in-game special awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around.

Sporting a really good noise-cancelling boom mic, your communication in-game will be crispy clear and when you’re not using it the mic can be folded back into the headphones and is nearly invisible. G933 is travel-ready with an included mobile cable and secondary inline mic for mobile devices when you don’t want a microphone boom in your face.

Play either on the 2.4GHz wireless or use the 3.5mm analogue input on the headset to play wired without using battery power. Both the light strip and logo can each be programmed to different colours or effects or can be synchronised.

To complete this epic setup we’ve also got the¬†Logitech G903 RGB Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse!¬†

Trusted by top esports professionals, G903 with LIGHTSPEED wireless technology delivers incredible responsiveness for competition-level twitch targeting. Featuring the world’s most advanced PMW3366 optical sensor, G903 offers superior tracking accuracy and consistency even at speeds over 400 IPS. The flexible ambidextrous design, customisable lighting, and a lightweight 110g design means G903 is ready to meet your exacting preferences. G903 now comes with a 10g optional weight module so you can adjust the weight to fit your preferences.

What a bunch of prizes!

Incredible gear, amazing February fun ahead ‚Ästsee the latest range of¬†Good Gaming PC¬†builds today!

GAME ON!

Good Gaming – Anthem / Battlefield 5 BONUS with Nvidia RTX

Nvidia is back with another sweet free game bonus with Anthem and Battlefield 5 up for grabs for those getting a new RTX Graphics Card, valid on purchases from January 8th –¬†February 25th 2019

With selected RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 ‚Äď choose one game, get the RTX 2080 or RTX 2080Ti ‚Äď and you can get both!

Depending on your chosen brand of RTX Graphics Card use the links below to register and redeem!

Redeem Asus RTX Graphics Cards

Redeem Aorus/Gigabyte RTX Graphics Cards

Redeem EVGA RTX Graphics Cards¬†<- If you are unable to get yours via EVGA due to an “Out of codes” message, please let us know!

Anthem: Team with up to three other players in cooperative adventures that reward both combined effort and individual skill. Each player’s choice of javelin exosuit will shape their contribution and strategic role. As you explore, you will discover a gripping story filled with unique and memorable characters. Seamless and intelligent matchmaking will ensure you can quickly and easily find other players to adventure alongside.

Battlefield 5: The Battlefield series goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War 2. Take on all-out multiplayer with your squad in modes like the vast Grand Operations and the cooperative Combined Arms, or witness human drama set against global combat in the single-player War Stories. As you fight in epic, unexpected locations across the globe, enjoy the richest and most immersive Battlefield yet.

 

GAME ON!

GGPC Logitech G January Winner Announced!

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

January Winner is: Gemma D! Congrats Gemma, we know you’re going to love all this awesome gear!

Throughout January, If you got yourself a Good Gaming PC you could register to redeem a G240 Gaming Mouse Pad to go with your new GGPC + you’ll went into the draw to win some of the latest gaming gear!

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

Our January Grand Prize Pack is packed full of the top-rated Logitech G Gaming Gears, a setup fit for a professional ūüôā

Included in this months GGG Prize Pack is the latest version of the now iconic G502 series, the Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse which is one of the top-rated Gaming Mice in the WORLD!

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse which features the newly created HERO 16K sensor,¬† full RGB LED Lighting and tunable weight options included. Capable of tracking insane flicks at speeds over 400 IPS without spinning out, HERO 16K delivers peak performance at any sensitivity with zero smoothing, acceleration, or filtering from 100 to 16,000 DPI. HERO 16K also consumes 10x less power than predecessors, like PMW3366. Adjustable RGB lighting lets you select from up to 16.8 million colours and as our lucky winner is going to have a complete setup, Logitech Gaming Software will allow them to customise everything, and you can then set this theme over the whole kit ‚Äď synchronizing lighting patterns and effects to bring the gaming setup to life with breathing or light cycling! When it comes time to play you can have your setup adjust to pre-loaded colour configurations¬†automatically, each perfect setup highlighting the keys for the specific game you‚Äôre playing!

Next up we have the first Logitech G keyboard also wears the emblem of Pro¬†ūüôā¬†Designed and built to the exacting standards of some of the world‚Äôs top esports athletes, our lucky winner is in for a treat with the¬†G Pro Gaming Keyboard¬†on their desk! Engineered for extreme performance and designed to win, the short-throw Romer-G switches actuate at just 1.5mm, making them around 25% faster than the competition‚Äôs standard mechanical switches.

Providing a perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance, this Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is the stealth assassin of mechanical gaming keyboards.

Completing the setup is another new release from Logitech G, the sleek, black, G533 Wireless DTS 7.1 Gaming Headset!

Featuring Pro-G audio drivers using hybrid mesh materials, the G533 delivers audio performance normally found in high-end audiophile headphones. DTS Headphone:X technology accurately replicates 7.1 speaker placement and audio positioning, allowing this headset to recreate the in-game environmental effects and positional audio game designers intended you to hear. You can even tune the volume levels for each of the 7 audio channels to amplify game sounds coming from rear channels to hear what’s behind you! With advanced lossless digital audio transmission, the G533 delivers wireless convenience and incredible high fidelity sound with up to 15 meters range, designed to maintain a strong connection even in noisy EMI environments such as when there are multiple competing wireless signals nearby.

What a bunch of prizes!

Incredible gear, amazing January fun ahead ‚Ästcheck out the latest range of¬†Good Gaming PC¬†builds today!

GAME ON!

Good Gaming PC Chassis – Segotep SG-K7 2019

One of our favourite chassis just had an update for 2019 and it’s looking very good indeed!

The latest version of the SG-K7 from Segotep features the same triple tempered glass panels and customisable nameplate that made the original stand out from the crowd, but now they’ve improved on the RGB controls (four RGB fans are included with the chassis) by placing a quick and easy RGB selector button on front of the case!

This button will allow you to control all the fans connected to the fan controller hardware, switching between fades, pulses and a whole bunch of colours – want purple?¬†no problem, want green? just push it to cycle the rainbow and enjoy the show. You won’t need any special software for this, and the included controller supports up to¬†8 Segotep RGB fans should you want to RGB overkill in your build ūüôā

If you’re wanting to customise your nameplate¬†there are 4 screws in total, so you need to remove the front glass panel so you can access the two front screws (the other two are easy to find inside), once those are out a little clear plastic panel (with the default Segotep sticker on it) can be removed.¬†When we peeled off the default Segotep sticker it left a little residue which we¬†quickly cleaned off with some meths.

We’ve used our¬†label printing this time around as we have it in the workshop, but as with the previous version you can just print using a regular printer or even just use a vivid

The LED glow is powerful enough to shine through the paper¬†but if you want to take a little time to cut out the name¬† – it’s crazy bright¬† ‚Äď just put your Gamertag on the plastic backer and screw it back in, the plate will hold the graphic in place so¬†you don‚Äôt need any glue etc ‚Äď it‚Äôs that easy ūüôā

You can see more of the chassis on GGPC Instagram, and undoubtedly as a whole range of new GGPC Gaming PC coming in 2019 too!

GGPC Logitech G December Winner Announced!

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

Congratulations to our December Winner – Chloe P!

Wooohooo! A new month is here and we’ve got some fantastic prizes for those grabbing themselves a new Gaming PC!

Throughout December, If you get yourself a Good Gaming PC¬†you can register to redeem a¬†G240 Gaming Mouse Pad¬†to go with your new GGPC + you’ll go into the draw to win some of the latest gaming gear!

The G240 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.

A great mousepad for any mouse, but that’s not all, our MASSIVE December 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 December Grand Prize Pack is packed full of the top-rated Logitech G Gaming Gears, a setup fit for a professional ūüôā

Included in this months GGG Prize Pack is the outstanding Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Gaming Mouse which is one of the top-rated Gaming Mice in the WORLD!

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse with full RGB LED Lighting and tunable weight options included. Get maximum tracking accuracy from the responsive PMW3366 optical sensor which works with exclusive Logitech G Delta Zero optical sensor technology to minimize mouse acceleration and increase reliable targeting. Adjustable RGB lighting lets you select from up to 16.8 million colours and as our lucky winner is going to have a complete setup, Logitech Gaming Software will allow them to customise everything, and you can then set this theme over the whole kit ‚Äď synchronizing lighting patterns and effects to bring the gaming setup to life with breathing or light cycling! When it comes time to play you can have your setup adjust to pre-loaded colour configurations¬†automatically, each perfect setup highlighting the keys for the specific game you‚Äôre playing!

 

Next up we have the exceptional Logitech G512 Linear Gaming Keyboard!

G512 is a high-performance gaming keyboard, delivering 1 ms report rate and featuring advanced Romer-G Linear mechanical switches. Full-spectrum RGB combine with LIGHTSYNC technology that takes the LED experience with your games to a whole new level! The aluminium alloy gives the G512 a bladelike chassis with a beautiful brushed metal finish, on the back you‚Äôll also find a handy USB port for convenience ‚Äď plug in a device to charge or plug in a mouse, without missing a beat.

But we didn’t stop there – we‚Äôve got the latest¬†Logitech G560 Speakers System¬†as well!

Enjoy amazing audio with 240 watts of peak power feeding an explosive, down-firing subwoofer and two satellite speakers with wide-angle drivers for a full range of clear, pure sound. The DTS:X Ultra engine renders 3D surround sound from PC games and also music, delivering heightened realism, accuracy, and a competitive edge.

These aren’t just great sounding speakers though! Featuring Logitech LIGHTSYNC these speakers can actually react to the action happening in-game! Playing GTA V and getting into trouble with the cops? Your speakers will be flashing blue and red while to race to escape the fuzz! With four lighting zones, two front facing and two projecting backwards you can customise from nearly 16.8 million colours to perfect your gaming setup.

 

Incredible gear, amazing December fun ahead ‚Ästcheck out the latest range of¬†Good Gaming PC¬†builds today!

GGPC LOGITECH G NOVEMBER WINNER ANNOUNCED!

 

**See latest GGPC December Promotions here**

**Congratulations to our November Grand Prize Winner: David O!**

Ohhh YEAH! It’s a new month and we’ve got some epic new prizes for those grabbing themselves a new Gaming PC! If you get yourself a Good Gaming PC this November you can register to redeem a¬†G240 Gaming Mouse Pad¬†to go with your new GGPC + you’ll go into the draw to win some of the latest gaming gear!

The G240 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.

A great mousepad for any mouse, but that’s not all, our MASSIVE November 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 November Grand Prize Pack is packed full of the latest Logitech G Gaming Gears that have just released worldwide!

Up first we have the new G Pro HERO Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse which features the HERO 16K, the most powerful sensor created by Logitech G!

As esports professionals strive for ever greater speed and accuracy, so too does Logitech G. With the invention of HERO 16K, the next-gen gaming sensor, the world now has a new leader. For PRO Wireless, HERO 16K has been optimized to track insane flicks at speeds over 400 IPS without spinning out. HERO 16K delivers peak performance at any sensitivity with zero smoothing, acceleration, or filtering from 100 to 16,000 DPI. HERO 16K also consumes 10x less power than predecessors, like PMW3366, enabling a lighter battery and longer battery life. Pros require the best, and that’s HERO 16K.

Next up we have the first Logitech G keyboard also wears the emblem of Pro¬†ūüôā¬†Designed and built to the exacting standards of some of the world‚Äôs top esports athletes, our lucky winner is in for a treat with the¬†G Pro Gaming Keyboard¬†on their desk! Engineered for extreme performance and designed to win, the short-throw Romer-G switches actuate at just 1.5mm, making them around 25% faster than the competition‚Äôs standard mechanical switches.

Providing a perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance, this Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is the stealth assassin of mechanical gaming keyboards.

To complete this epic setup we’ve got a really excellent Gaming Headset too! The new¬†¬†G Pro Gaming Headset¬†will have our lucky winner hearing everything with greater precision, from quiet footsteps to gunshot audio signatures to voice comms. Patent-pending, hybrid-mesh Pro-G‚ĄĘ audio drivers solve common distortion problems to deliver booming bass and precise clarity.

Pro Gaming Headset is compatible with Windows 10 surround sound features like Windows Sonic for headphones and Dolby Atmos for headphones for accurate positional audio. Directional audio combined with exceptional clarity provides precise awareness of everything that’s happening around you.¬†Premium leatherette ear pads were selected for Logitech G PRO Headset to create a seal around the ears for improved passive noise isolation. Get incredible comfort with soft foam padding and reduce distractions with up to 50% more sound isolation than other ear pads. Also included in the package are soft micro-suede leatherette earpads.

Pro-grade advanced condenser microphone performs with wider frequency response, lower signal to noise ratio and higher sensitivity. Designed for improved clarity with a full-size pop filter, your voice comms come through loud and clear.

built to be extremely lightweight, strong and extremely comfortable. To achieve that, PRO headset uses advanced materials including TR90 nylon in the headband, stainless steel sliders, and glass fibre reinforced nylon joints. The lightweight construction with polymer shell and fork is perfect for long periods of wear and competitive gaming.

Incredible gear, amazing November fun ahead ‚Ästcheck out the latest range of¬†Good Gaming PC¬†builds today!

 

GOOD GAMING – BATTLEFIELD 5 RTX GAMING PC BONUS

**This promotion has now ended, though redemptions are still available for qualifying purchases (last day to register 15th Jan, last day to redeem 30th Jan**

Woohooo!

Another awesome promotion from Nvidia has just begun and this time it’s for the RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti!

For a limited time and while code stocks last (20th of November 2018 to 7th of January 2019) you can Register to Redeem BATTLEFIELD 5 with selected brands Nvidia RTX Graphics Cards.

Battlefield V is World War 2 like you’ve never seen or played before. A mix of new and iconic multiplayer modes deliver all-out warfare for up to 64 players on maps traversing unseen and untold locations. Lead your squad to victory with modernised movement and weapon mechanics.

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New Fortnite Ready Nvidia Gaming PC

We’ve teamed up with Nvidia to create some wonderful new¬†battle royale gaming systems!¬†Powerful and affordable, our latest range of¬†Fortnite Ready Gaming Rigs are designed to look great while providing excellent performance and all come armed with ShadowPlay game capture and stream ready¬†NVIDIA 1050Ti, 1060 and 1070 Graphics Cards perfectly paired with the latest in Intel 8th Gen processors for smooth gameplay.

ShadowPlay is a key factor here, the Nvidia software works within Fortnite to capture your best moments automatically, using a function called ShadowPlay Highlights! Never let an epic moment go unsaved with ShadowPlay Highlights for Fortnite Battle Royale. Every kill, death, and Victory Royale moment is captured for easy sharing with all your friends and followers online.

All gameplay below was recorded using this built-in ShadowPlay game capture software!

Some of you will be thinking “I already have a GGPC with these exact specs so what’s new about these builds?!” – and fair enough! With these three new GGPC we’ve made them a little smaller than usual in the Phanteks P300 Chassis, every effort in choosing the parts has been made with a strong focus on a clean look and solid upgrade path too – with the 8GB Ram kits used being black HyperX single dimms to leave 3x slots free for expansion all the way up to 32GB, we’ve pre-fitted both SSD (for OS and your favourite games) and HDD (for everything else) but you’ll find 2x slots ready and waiting should you want to add more. We’ve added nothing that could be considered unnecessary except for maybe our GPU support bars – but those are awesome for big graphics cards and we’ve gone large on one of the builds here, using the biggest GTX 1070 we could find for GGPC Ace ūüėõ

Let’s start with the current favourite¬†GGPC Hero and drop in on Tilted Towers with the GTX 1050 + Ryzen 2200G combo, this gives us excellent FPS using a custom settings mix of medium shadows and epic view distance. (exact setting used shown at the end of all videos)

Moving onto our first new addition to the lineup, GGPC Drift with a GTX 1050Ti 4GB and an Intel 8th Gen i3-8100 quad core combo yet again proves itself very capable, although it’s certainly not the most powerful of the new range, Drift happily pushes out a very respectable 60FPS on all high settings, even while in some pretty intense Fornite rocket battles.

Stepping up the performance a notch we move onto the new GGPC Ravage with its Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB graphics card and Intel i5-8400 six core CPU inside. This tried and true config delivers smooth 60+ gameplay on epic settings in Fortnite.

If you’re hunting for even more frames then the new GGPC Ace with a powerful GTX 1070 8GB + Intel i5-8400 is just the ticket! Smoothly gliding into the Tilted Towers this build pushes out 90+ FPS even during the toughest battles.

Moving onto the new RTX series of graphics card we see excellent performance from all the new graphics cards even while capturing at 4K resolutions. We’ve used a new GGPC i5-9600K + RTX 2070 system for these tests, swapping out the graphics card to capture each.

The RTX 2080Ti is understandably the most impressive of the bunch, able to stay above 60FPS on full epic settings even while we drop on the cube and get into a firefight.

Moving onto the RTX 2080 we achieve very similar performance one we drop the shadows down from Epic to High. You can run on full epic with the RTX 2080 like we’ve done in this video too, it’s only during the very intensive drops and large firefights that it drops into the high 50’s.

Moving onto the RTX 2070 we again enjoy some incredible performance, this time dropping the Shadows setting to medium, with anti-aliasing and effects on high to maintain our 60FPS+ target at the 4K resolution.

You can check out all these and more quick gameplay FPS test videos on GGPC YouTube, and be sure to keep your eyes on the GGPC PC Gaming Blog for the latest!

 

GGPC Logitech G October Winner Announced!

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO ERIC P –¬† Winner of the October Grand Prizes below!

And our October Grand Prize Pack is pretty epic indeed, a full setup comprised of our most recommended Logitech G Gaming Gears!

Included in this months GGG Prize Pack is the outstanding Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Gaming Mouse which is one of the top-rated Gaming Mice in the WORLD!

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse with full RGB LED Lighting and tunable weight options included. Get maximum tracking accuracy from the responsive PMW3366 optical sensor which works with exclusive Logitech G Delta Zero optical sensor technology to minimize mouse acceleration and increase reliable targeting. Adjustable RGB lighting lets you select from up to 16.8 million colours and as our lucky winner is going to have a complete setup, Logitech Gaming Software will allow them to customise everything, and you can then set this theme over the whole kit ‚Äď synchronizing lighting patterns and effects to bring the gaming setup to life with breathing or light cycling! When it comes time to play you can have your setup adjust to pre-loaded colour configurations¬†automatically, each perfect setup highlighting the keys for the specific game you’re playing!

Next up we have the first Logitech G keyboard to carry the name Pro¬†ūüôā¬†Designed and built to the exacting standards of some of the world‚Äôs top esports athletes, our lucky winner is in for a treat with the¬†Logitech G TKL Pro Gaming Keyboard¬†on their desk! Engineered for extreme performance and designed to win, the short-throw Romer-G switches actuate at just 1.5mm, making them around 25% faster than the competition‚Äôs standard mechanical switches.

Providing a perfect blend of speed, precision and quiet performance, this Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard is the stealth assassin of mechanical gaming keyboards.

To complete this epic setup we’ve got a really excellent Gaming Headset too! The Logitech G933 Gaming Headset features advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that provide the high-quality audio¬†performance gaming¬†demands. These Pro-G drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones¬†so¬†you can experience incredible 7.1 surround sound with Dolby¬†or DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound. ¬†These audio technologies help to create a more lifelike in-game special awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around.

Sporting a really good noise-cancelling boom mic, your communication in-game will be crispy clear and when you’re not using it the mic can be folded back into the headphones and is nearly invisible. G933 is travel-ready with an included mobile cable and secondary inline mic for mobile devices when you don’t want a microphone boom in your face.

Play either on the 2.4GHz wireless or use the 3.5mm analogue input on the headset to play wired without using battery power. Both the light strip and logo can each be programmed to different colours or effects or can be synchronised.

Amazing gear, amazing October fun ahead ‚Ästcheck out the latest range of¬†Good Gaming PC¬†builds today!