The Dummy’s Guide to Buying a PC

Buying a PC isn’t always easy, especially when computer jargon is involved! There are so many different things to understand, and it’s important to understand them before spending money on your PC! 

We’ve written a guide to explain things to make your PC purchasing experience a lot easier to understand and so that you can find the perfect PC for you!


The processor is a piece of hardware that enables your PC to interact with all the applications and programs that are installed on it. They are the brains of the computer and keep everything together. Some examples of processors are the Intel i3 and Intel i5 that most of our new and refurbished PC’s include. 

The Intel Core i3 and Intel Pentium are great processors for completing everyday tasks on a PC such as basic productivity, spreadsheets and browsing the web. If you’re looking for a bit more of an advanced processor for gaming performance, we’d recommend at least the Core i5 or Ryzen 5. 


The RAM (random access memory) is the PC’s short term memory. This is where all your applications are stored on the computer. It stores all the information and data that your computer is constantly using so that it can be accessed quickly when needed. You will find that the PC’s on our website come in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB to suit everyone’s different data needs. We would recommend purchasing a PC with at least 8GB RAM for everyday use such as office work.


The SSD (solid state drive) is where all your storage lives such as apps, files and the operating system. SSD is a replacement of traditional hard disks and uses a flash based memory. They’re much quicker than hard disk drives and they boot in seconds rather than minutes. They’re also much more power efficient! 

Graphics Card

The graphics card produces the image that you see on your screen! There are two types of Graphics cards, integrated and dedicated. You will find that our PC’s come with integrated graphics cards which are perfect for the day to day use of a PC such as using it for work. The dedicated graphics cards are usually much more powerful and offer more performance, ideal for gamers!

For gamers, we would recommend the Palit GTX1660 SUPER StormX 6GB graphics card. This graphics card features a dedicated hardware encoder that unlocks the ability to game and stream simultaneously with superior quality. The SUPER graphics cards are optimized for your favourite streaming apps to provide maximum performance for your live stream.

We hope this guide has made your PC purchasing experience much smoother. All of our new and refurbished PC’s can be found on our website and our emails and live chat are always here to help if you have any questions.

Back to Work Essentials

This month, many people will be returning to an office environment for the first time in months, whilst others will continue flexibly working from the comfort of their home.
Whether you are returning to work or continuing to work from home, we have the perfect office essentials to kit you out with the latest tech and stay connected. Take a look at our favourite desktop, monitor, keyboard.

Dell OptiPlex 790 i5 2nd Gen SFF Win 10 

If you want to keep your costs low, then have a look at the Dell Optiplex 790 i5. This refurbished desktop is perfect whether you’re working from home or returning to the office. Purchase this refurbished desktop with full confidence with its 12 months warranty included. This desktop comes with Windows 10 Pro installed.

Buy now for £179.83

Asus 27″ Eye Care LED Monitor VA279HAE 1920 x 1080 6ms 100M:1 VGA HDMI VESA

The Asus 27” Eye Care LED Monitor brings style into any office environment. Long hours back at work can be detrimental to your eyesight and staring at a monitor may damage your eyes. The blue light filter and flicker free technology will keep your eyes safe.The VA279HAE feature with a 178 wide-angle, minimises colour shift on both horizontal and vertical planes to ensure quality visuals from any direction.

Buy now for £176.72

Pulse Wired Keyboard and Mouse Desktop Kit USB Multimedia Keyboard

To finish off your office setup, choose the pulse wired keyboard and mouse desktop kit. This sleek, black duo is ideal for any office. The stylish keyboard’s ergonomic design has enhanced multimedia keys to allow you to smoothly and quickly access documents and emails.

Buy now for £7.58

Find out more information about our huge range of new and refurbished PC’s on our website. Get in touch with us on 0800 2600688 to discuss any tech needs you have now, or in the future.