FAQ's Which PC should I buy?



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Many thanks for your interest in acpcs, hopefully you'll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions here. If not, don't worry you can email enquires@ac-technology.co.uk and we'll do our best to help you.



Most people want to know which computer will play which games. The answer to this will depend on the FPS (Frames Per Second) that you're hoping to achieve, the games you're playing and your budget.

All games will have settings that you can change to get the most out of all PC's. Some games have a lot of detail or fast action so need more power than a simple slow frame game.

Unlike a console there is no 1 stop solution to buying a Gaming PC. A console will have a set FPS which can not be changed, whereas a PC will always try to maximise the FPS, so performance will vary depending on the game, the settings and how much detail is in each frame. 4K Gaming needs a lot more power and is generally only recommended with RTX graphics cards.

Some budgets may be directed to our part refurbished computers. These have brand new cases, screens, peripherals and many parts inside. The main part that would be refurbished would be the board and the CPU.

All PCs - new or part refurbished - have the same warranty from us. With this is mind you may not need to get the most expensive system that there is, but nor do we advise getting the very minimum, unless budget is a big concern.

All games have a minimum and a recommended spec, and you can usually find this by googling the game's name. Some games will need higher if they are very detailed or have fast action.


Important Features of a Gaming PC


This is the heart of your Gaming PC, it processes all the visual elements of the game. The higher the performance of the card the smoother the games will look. There will be an option which will be high enough to play the games without breaking the bank. Most people can't tell the difference between 60 FPS and 100 FPS. There are 2 developers of graphics card but we generally advertise the most popular which is NVIDIA, if you want AMD Radeon please email for advice.


Types of Graphics Cards

GT1030, GTX 1650, RTX 3050

These are designed for less demanding games like Roblox, Sims, Terraria, Minecraft, Fifa, Football Manager, GTA, Overwatch and many many more...


Suggested PCs

1. Starter PC with Graphics Options

2. Starter Package with Entry Graphics

3. Starter Package for higher FPS




RTX 4060, RTX 4060 Ti

Better for detailed games such as Assassin's Creed, Witcher, ARK, PUBG, Battlefield V. These cards are suitable for VR with the Rift & Oculus devices.
Better for Higher FPS in games such as GTA FiveM, Red Dead Redemption, Fortnite, Rocket League, Warzone and many more ...


Suggested PCs

1. Mid Range Tower Only RTX 4060

2. Mid Range RTX 4060 Ti 



RTX 4070 and 4070 SUPER

Best for High Details and FPS. RTX stands for Ray Tracing which is a technology that displays light and reflections better and more realistic and is available on most high performance games. Such as Flight Simulators, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, Control, Battlefield V, Cyberpunk, DOOM Eternal and many more...

(4K Gaming, VR, Ray Tracing)


Suggested PCs

RTX 4070 and higher



RTX 4090, RTX 4080 SUPER

(4K Gaming across multiple screens, VR, Ray Tracing)

All Games on Ultra Settings and Highest FPS on all games.


Suggested PCs

1. High end RTX 40 systems

2. Golf & Flight Simulator Tower 




The graphics card takes on all the graphics tasks and the processor (CPU) does all the processing within the game. Imagine the CPU calculates where you're shooting and the graphics card shows the explosion. Whilst it is important, it has less impact overall. We recommend most gamers choose a new generation i3 or any generation i5 or i7. The most powerful CPU is the i9. 




For most gaming PC's 8GB is sufficient although if it suits your budget we do recommend 16GB. Very few games benefit from higher than this.




There are 3 types of storage

  • HDD (Hard Drive) the original mechanical drive which is great for storing a lot of information at a low price.
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) this has a solid internal storage and reads data much faster than a hard drive.
  • NVME (M.2) This is the most common drive we include now on our latest systems Ryzen and Intel 10th gen and higher, its a faster type of solid state storage.

If budget is important then we recommend a Hard Drive paired with an SSD which would be the boot drive. This gives you the fast boot up speed of the SSD with the larger storage capacity of the HDD.




Other than the aesthetic style of a case you may find that some cases are larger which will help with cooling if you have a powerful computer, or has more space for internal upgrades.




All modern computers have HDMI which means, should you wish to, you can connect to a modern TV at home. Whilst this can be great for gaming and watching movies, we find that the text isn't as sharp on text. So if you plan on doing a lot of school or office work we recommend a Monitor.

All computers come with plenty of USB so you can add a USB keyboard and mouse. You can choose membrane keyboard or mechanical. Both do the same job but a mechanical is thought to last longer before the keys wear out. 

If you are playing games with other people then you may wish to have a Headset with built in microphone. The connection on a console may be Bluetooth or slightly different, so please check compatibility if you are not using a PC headset.

If you are buying a monitor bear in mind that most do not have speakers built in, so if you're not using a headset you may wish to add a set of speakers.

If you want to connect to a Bluetooth speaker or headset be aware that PCs, unlike laptops, do not have this built in and you may wish to purchase a USB Bluetooth which are about £5 online.



1. Where do we ship to?
We ship anywhere in the UK by Parcelforce or more locally we deliver within 30 miles with our own driver of an evening. If you are not sure if you are covered by our local driver please call before ordering. During busy times we may deliver to different areas each night so can not guarantee a day of delivery until the route is planned so please make sure to take our driver number from your confirmation email. If you need delivery on a certain day please call before ordering to check availability.

2. How long will my web order take to arrive?
We aim to dispatch all orders within 2-5 working days although this may take up to 7 work days at busier times. This time may increase closer to Christmas so if you need an order for a Birthday or Specific Date please email us before ordering to make sure that we can do this. During November & December the build time can take up to 2 weeks so please ensure you order with plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

3. How do I know if my order is ready?
If your order is being shipped by courier then please provide an email address, that way you will be emailed the tracking details as soon as it leaves us.
If we are delivering by our own driver then we will call you on the delivery day with a better indication of the time. You will get an automated email when your order has ben approved and another when your item has been shipped. So please check that your details are correct.



We accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and all major credit and debit cards.

1. Do we offer Finance? 

We offer KLARNA and you can choose to pay in 3 instalments using Klarna at checkout. Check out Klarna terms here 
We take all card payments and cash.


2. Can I pay a deposit and balance on collection or delivery?
If you want to pay a deposit then this can only be done by phone. We do not offer balance on delivery so if you can not collect you need to arrange to have the payment made in full before we can deliver it.

3. Do you do a Christmas Club?
We offer a plan which we call our Layaway, you will choose the system that you want and a rough time when you want to collect it. We offer a low £50 deposit on systems ordered before October. You can then pay as much or as little as you wish when it suits you. Payments can be made in cash or by card instore or by a Bank Transfer. Once the balance has been paid you can collect anytime up to the week before Christmas. As we keep systems in storage we do need notice if you have not given us an exact collection date. We can also arrange a delivery once payment in full has been confirmed.