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Stormforce Gaming – Amazon Exclusive NVIDIA GeForce RTX Gaming Systems

Stormforce Gaming are proud to announce the launch of four exclusive gaming systems based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX Technology available only at amazon.co.uk.

Each system in our Amazon Exclusive range showcases a plethora of high performance gaming hardware from ASUS, Corsair, Cooler Master, Western Digital and MSI.

Every Stormforce Gaming system is assembled to the highest quality standards with exceptional cable management and attention to detail no matter the price point. Each system features components that have undergone strict testing procedures to ensure maximum compatibility, reliability and performance.

Each system in the Amazon Exclusive range is designed to take advantage of the full host of NVIDIA GeForce RTX features. Each System features RTX Ray Tracing, DLSS AI enhanced graphics and GeForce Experience allowing you to optimise game performance and record and stream live gameplay in one easy to use application.

This range of systems will be available exclusively from amazon.co.uk from today.

 

Stormforce Onyx Gaming PC – NVIDIA RTX 3060 8GB, AMD Ryzen 5600, 500GB, 16GB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)
MSRP – £939.00

Elevate Your Gaming: This Stormforce PC is equipped with the AMD Ryzen™ 5600 processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 8GB GPU and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, delivering the smooth and lag free gameplay that PC gamers crave.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 8GB graphics card, play the latest PC Games at 1080p resolution with ease.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 

Stormforce Onyx Gaming PC – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, AMD Ryzen 5600, 500GB, 16GB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)
MSRP – £969.00

Elevate Your Gaming: This Stormforce PC is equipped with the AMD Ryzen™ 5600 processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 12GB GPU and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, giving you the power needed to take your gaming to the next level.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the MSI VENTUS GeForce RTX 3060 12GB graphics card, this system is ideal for competitive gaming.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 


Stormforce Crystal Gaming PC – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB, i5-12400F, 16GB, 1TB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)

MSRP – £1,299.00

Elevate Your Gaming:  Powered by the Intel® Core™ i5-12400F processor, combined with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GPU, and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, this PC gives you the power needed to take your gaming to the next level.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3070 8GB graphics card, play AAA titles at 1440p and 4K with high frame rates.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 

 

Stormforce Crystal Gaming PC– NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB, i7-12700F, 1TB, 16GB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)
MSRP – £1,999.00

Elevate Your Gaming: This gaming PC is powered by the Intel® Core™ i7-12700F processor, combined with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070Ti 12GB GPU, and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, giving you the power needed to play, stream and create without limits.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4070Ti 12GB graphics card, play AAA games at 1440p with high frame rates.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 

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Stormforce Gaming – 2022 Wrapped

2022 has been a rollercoaster in the world of PC Gaming. From incredible game launches to ground breaking hardware releases and frustrating delays, this year has had it all.

After the past few years of hardware shortages, it has become a lot easier to get your hands on a reasonably priced system to game on. The Stormforce range has continued to grow and provide huge improvements to the performance on offer from our Gaming and Professional systems. We have a wider range of case and component options and a new Watercooled system range too.

In addition to this we have continued improving our strict component testing to make sure every component in a Stormforce Gaming system is reliable and wont let you down!

2022 has seen the performance bar raised in many ways. We have brand new CPU offerings from AMD and Intel which bring new chipsets and system capabilities as well as a host of new video card releases towards the end of the year.

All of this cutting edge new technology would be wasted without a raft of new and exciting PC games to play, we have narrowed a list down of our highlights from this year to include our favourite gaming and hardware launches. If you missed any of the launches or titles listed below, go and check them out as you might find your next favourite game or hardware upgrade here!

January 2022

NVIDIA launched the RTX 3050 & RTX 3090Ti, the last launches of the RTX 30 series bring new models to the flagship and entry level categories.

Loads of games got official RTX ray tracing support

Rainbow Six Extraction surpasses 3 million players in one week making the tactical shooter one of the most played titles in the series since Siege released.

PUBG went Free to Play the favourite battle royale title goes F2P giving everybody a chance to get eliminated 30 seconds after landing!

 

February 2022

Dying Light 2 launches and gains over 200k concurrent players on Steam. The zombie RPG remains one of the most tense first person gaming experiences.

SIFU a beat ’em up with a difference comes to PC. Showcasing cool martial arts combat paired with a brilliant storyline and engaging environments.

Total War: Warhammer III releases on all PC platforms including Game Pass, going on to be one of the best strategy games of the year.

Valve release the Steam DeckGabeN hand delivers the first units to the public.

Elden Ring launches breaking Steam user records and becoming one of the most popular games of the year overnight.

March 2022

Tunic is released, an action adventure RPG with a surprising level of depth and unique aesthetic – Play now on Game Pass for PC

Fortnite Battle Royale introduces no-build mode. Originally a temporary change that removes one of the games core mechanics, but it stuck around…

Microsoft Flight Simulator receives a major update that add extreme detail to European points of interest. The update shows the Simulator continuing to grow in content and visual fidelity 

Ghostwire: Tokyo comes to Playstation 5 and PC offering a unique single player experience. Initially not a sales success but reviews show this game is really worth checking out.

April 2022

Corsair released a host of new Hydro X custom cooling products and development started on the new range of Custom Watercooling system at Stormforce Gaming 

Insomnia 68 took place marking the return of the UK’s largest LAN party after the pandemic put a stop to large gaming events taking place.

Overwatch 2 gets a beta launch and sets new twitch records going on to be one of the most successful Free to Play game launches of the year.

 

May 2022

Western Digital release the WD_BLACK SN850X SSD. A cutting edge PCIe 4 NVMe SSD, offering speeds of up to 7300 MB/s. Stormforce Gaming offer this new drive in our configurator range. 

Bethesda delayed their upcoming major releaseStarfield until 2023 due to concerns about the quality of the finished product. Every PC Gamer became very sad about the news.

Computex 2022 takes place with a raft of new hardware announcements from AMD, Corsair and ASUS

 

June 2022

Fall Guys becomes free to play – cross platform mayhem ensues. Give Fall guys a try if you haven’t already. This game is a riot with friends together on a Discord server.

SQUAD gets its 3.0 update adding water based assault scenarios to the already deep tactical FPS title. Squad remains one of the best military simulators on PC today.

Neon White is easily one of the most unique games on the list this year. A single player speed running FPS title that has the addictive ‘just one more try’ feeling that many modern games lack.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge launches on all major platforms selling 1m copies in its first month of arcade beat ’em up action.

July 2022

Microsoft Flight Simulator gets FSR and DLSS support allowing the demanding simulation to access AI upscaling technology and improve performance and visual presentation on all hardware.

Multiversus launches in open beta with gamers flocking to the Smash Bros style fighting game making it one of the most played games on Steam in July.

Stray releases to critical acclaim with outstanding review scores. Turns out that everyone likes being a cat!

Stormforce Gaming release a new range of systems in Cougar Gaming cases. These new cases offer sleek aesthetics as well as fantastic cooling performance in an affordable package.

 

August 2022

Rollerdrome releases on PC, mixing arcade shooting and skating in a weird mashup that proves to be one of the most addictive game releases of the year.

Two Point Campus hits PC – a cool sequel to the brilliant Two Point Hospital. Management & strategy sim fans will be right at home here.

September 2022

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered comes to PC with next gen graphics support running extremely well on a wide variety of hardware configurations.

Metal: Hellsinger hits Game Pass for PC. One of the most innovative takes on FPS shooters recently. Metal:Hellsinger gets you to sync your shooting and destruction with the soundtrack to boost your score and your abilities. Not only that but the game looks superb on PC!

Cyberpunk :2077 Edgerunners update goes live adding a huge amount of extra content to the game. CD Project RED give you a massive list of reasons to revisit Night City that coincides with a brilliant Netflix animated series based on the game. The refresh to the game sees it back on top of the charts.

BONELAB the new VR playground from the excellent development studio ‘Stress Level Zero’ puts VR users into an exciting sandbox to mess around in. Following on from their excellent 2019 release: Boneworks. This is one to try if you have a VR headset

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series & X670 Motherboards are released to critical acclaim. Featuring the first new socket from AMD in many years, the Ryzen 7000 series CPUs offer efficiency, huge thread counts and high instruction per clock performance that is hard to match for power users, professionals and multi tasking gamers. Content creators will love the power that this new AMD platform can bring to them.

Session: Skate Sim brings the realism of skateboarding to PC as it leaves early access. Developed by a small team of passionate skateboarders, this title is sure to be as rewarding as it is frustrating. Unique controls and a constant stream of updates keep this smaller title interesting and worth watching.

October 2022

Stormforce Gaming officially partner with Corsair as an iCUE Certified System Builder. After years of successfully delivering systems featuring the excellent products from Corsair, the new premium system range from Stormforce focusses on the excellent Corsair iCUE lighting and system control technology.

EA finally killed Origin. The game launcher has now been replaced with ‘EA app’, but you can buy EA games on other game launchers now.

Overwatch 2 officially launches coming out of beta and replacing Overwatch 1 completely.

DDR5 Memory drops in price allowing DDR5 based platforms to become much more affordable. The price performance sweet spot of DDR5 memory increases to 5200MHz as the cost to produce the new DIMMs reduces.

Intel 13th Gen & Z790 Motherboards are released to the public. Intel jump ahead with a feature rich flagship CPU and chipset architecture. With massive bandwidth on offer for power users and huge frequency per core available for gamers, Intel 13th generation processors are the refinement that everyone was hoping for.

NVIDIA release the GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card. Their new flagship card featuring Ada Lovelace architecture. The 4090 brings with it a huge boost to performance that remains peerless in the market at the end of 2022. RTX 4090 gamers can leverage the power of this flagship card which offers staggering performance uplift compared to last generation ampere technology.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 releases officially on Battle.net and Steam. following on from the success of MW2019, this year’s Call of Duty game is another thrill ride of single player and multiplayer mayhem. Developed by Infinity Ward, these games always deliver amazing experiences.

November 2022

Warzone 2 was released showcasing the biggest change to the Call of Duty battle royale formula in a long time. The new format is a hit with players who have been crying out for a weapon reset since ‘Cold War’ integration disrupted the meta of Warzone 1.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 comes to market bringing another potent video card release from NVIDIA. With many of the higher end 30 series cards becoming unavailable, the launch of the RTX 4080 fills a high end niche for gamers who want 4k gaming performance and support for the latest features.

Warhammer 40,000 Darktide finally releases on PC after months of delays. Bringing players the classic brand of co-op action that developer Fatshark is known for, Darktide is a showcase of incredible graphics showcasing a variety of environments in the 40k universe as well as a host of frightening enemy hordes to wade through. Darktide has quickly become one of the best gaming experiences of the year and is a joy to play with friends. Check it out on Steam and Game Pass for PC now.

Stormforce partners with Newpay to offer flexible credit on gaming systems in the run up to Christmas 2022. Newpay will be the approved credit provider for Stormforce Gaming moving into the new year!

Hot on the heels of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered – Spider-Man Miles Morales comes to PC bringing with it support for DLSS, ultrawide support and all the other goodness that the PC platform can offer.

December 2022

Portal is one of the greatest PC games of all time. Considered by many as a masterpiece on our platform. Portal RTX is a modern version of the original with up to date graphical enhancements that really showcase how far PC visuals have come. Portal RTX is free for owners of the original game and the original is frequently included in the Steam holiday sales if you don’t already own it.

Callisto Protocol comes to PC bringing the ‘Dead Space’ vibes back to PC in this gripping sci-fi survival horror game. The game has launched to mixed reviews but the story is solid, the graphics are immersive and the tension remains high throughout. Well worth a play through if you are a fan of the genre.

AMD Radeon 7900XT & 7900XTX release bringing AMD RDNA3 architecture to the public. Using the advanced chiplet technology to efficiently deliver incredible 4k performance, the new Radeon 7000 series GPUs from AMD run every game we have tested really well and present superb value for money on a high end card. We have been using the ASUS TUF cards in house and they are one of the most impressive Radeon card releases we have evaluated in a long time. Cool operation, silent fans and a rugged aesthetic make them the perfect combo for your system.

Stormforce Gaming officially release Hydro X Watercooled systems as part of our system range. Taking years of product expertise and working closely with our partners Corsair our latest range addition showcases the best of the best in Gaming PC cooling and performance. Contact us directly for a custom quote or use our configurator to include a watercooling system as your cooling option.

High on Life headlines the December update for PC Game Pass. This quirky comedy shooter from the minds of the creator of Rick and Morty has solid game mechanics and interesting visuals. Perhaps one of the most unique looking game releases of the year, this single player adventure is a refreshing departure from the usually super serious shooter games you see on PC.

 

 

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Get more from your system with NVIDIA GeForce Experience and Shadowplay

NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a free software suite designed to make everything about gaming easier.

Everybody wants an easy life. When you’re gaming, you need everything to be quick, convenient and easy to use. There is nothing more annoying than making a great play, performing a brilliant overtake or scoring a game winner and not being able to save the moment quickly. As gamers, we have all experienced that frustration of getting a new game that refuses to run well on your system no matter what graphics settings you try. PC Games have a lot of graphics settings that allow you freedom to tweak the visual presentation of the game to your liking. If you want high framerate performance, or lower framerate with visuals cranked up to max fidelity there is always a balance to strike. Unless you have a system with a RTX 4090 in it, then just crank everything to max settings.

The thing is, time is precious and most people don’t have more than 10 minutes to spend setting up graphics settings. Frustratingly, most games have built in default settings where they will identify your hardware and throw the settings to whatever default the game thinks will work. Always far from optimal.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a software tool that is designed to add value, usability and features that gamers need. Your gaming system should be easy to use and GeForce Experience simplifies a lot of the processes involved in maintaining your graphics hardware as well as giving you many options to maximise the features your graphics card can offer you.

If you have an Stormforce Gaming system with an NVIDIA graphics card, we recommend that every gamer uses GeForce Experience to help maintain their system.

You can download the latest version of GeForce Experience here

When you finish installing the software and first boot up, it is recommended to set up an account with NVIDIA to make logging in, saving settings and linking external accounts like discord and youtube to activate extra features easier.

 

Using GeForce Experience to optimise game settings

The homepage of the program presents a tile grid of all of your installed games. If you have games installed across many storage devices then hit the three dots in the top right hand corner of the app and click on ‘Scan for games & apps’. This will then populate the homepage with all of your installed games so you can manage settings from here.
From this point you can either click the same three dots and select ‘Optimise all games & apps’ or click on a tile to select a game.

Either launch the game or select ‘Details’ to go into the menu and look at a granular breakdown of every graphics setting that the game offers.
You are presented with a slideshow of screenshots that have green boxes you can hover over. This will explain simply what each graphics option does to the visuals of the game. You can usually scroll through a few example images that showcase each setting in a way that is easier to understand. This is much better than going into the graphics settings each time to test each setting and seeing how much of an impact each setting has on performance.
Half way down the screen is a bright green OPTIMISE button. This will instantly take an NVIDIA profile that is built up of mass user data and applies the best settings to the game. In most cases, this will present the most balanced mix between visual fidelity and framerate. Clicking on the spanner icon next to the green OPTIMISE button will give you an additional menu that lets you fine tune your screen settings and how you want to balance optimisation between Performance and Quality. For most people, the default settings are absolutely fine.

Once you have done this. you can launch the game from the game launcher or direct from GeForce Experience by hitting the green LAUNCH button in the top right hand corner.

 

Download and Maintain Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA regularly release driver updates that boost performance, add features and optimise more and more games. In the old days, the best practice was to uninstall old drivers, use display driver uninstallation tools to remove remnants of old driver packages. In general, this was a real pain. These days things are thankfully much simpler. GeForce Experience gives you a simple panel that allows you to manage driver package rollouts on your system very easily.

Start by clicking DRIVERS on the top left of the GFE app. This will put you onto the driver page which shows what driver updates may be available. Typically, this page will include a few different links. You can click on the ‘Learn What’s New’ tile to bring up a full list of changes that the driver brings. There is also a synopsis of what features the driver focusses on below the banner.

From this page you can Check for Updates manually, download new drivers and when the latest package is downloaded, you can hit ‘Express Installation’ to update the drivers on the fly.
This will update your drivers whilst keeping your settings the same. No need to go and reconfigure anything like G-Sync or your Shadowplay settings.

The best part is that you don’t even need to restart your system. Once the installation is finished you can jump straight into a game. It is a good idea to go back to the home page on GeForce Experience and optimise your games before starting as the new driver may have some additional optimisations that improve the settings that can be used in game

Share your greatest moments with NVIDIA ShadowPlay

ShadowPlay is a built in broadcasting tool that works within NVIDIA graphics drivers. When you are in game, press ALT+Z to bring up the NVIDIA GeForce Experience overlay. This will allow you to access all of the different in game capabilities of the GeForce Experience app. From here you can access the settings and configure each feature to different hotkeys as well as capture gameplay footage and save screenshots.

Go to Settings (the cog icon) and scroll down to video capture. This will allow you to configure how much gameplay footage ShadowPlay caputres continuously. Remember that the higher the framerate and resolution you capture, the larger the files will be when you save them. It is worth while setting the capture timeframe as 5 minutes so you can get a useable video clip to edit later on. You can also set what sounds are recorded. Useful if your teammates are talking and you want to include or remove that element of audio from gameplay footage.

You can go to the Broadcasting tile and use this to upload straight to Facebook, Youtube and Twitch. This allows you to stream gameplay footage directly captured from your GPU with minimal system overheads.
For gamers who just want a rolling highlight reel, the instant replay feature is super useful. Turning Instant Replay on will continuously capture the last few minutes of gameplay. Hitting Alt+Z when you want to save the last few moments of gameplay is a really useful shortcut and all you need to do is click the instant replay tile and hit save (or ALT+F10). This will save your video into your Videos folder in Windows meaning you can just access it later and get straight back into the game.

Nvidia Highlights is a feature available in some games. This uses ShadowPlay technology to automatically save highlights that the game picks for you. Most games that feature this contain the option to turn this on or off in the in game menu.

Learn more about how to get more from your system with ShadowPlay HERE

When you have your videos saved, you can go back to them and use the in game footage to make clips of great plays or interesting replays. Whatever you want to capture, ShadowPlay gives you the power to save gameplay without the need for any additional capture hardware.

 

 

 

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NVIDIA RTX 3060 Announced, More Ray Tracing and DLSS Titles Incoming

NVIDIA have announced additional titles being added to the RT & DLSS lineup…

We recently posted a guide to optimising your system for the best performance in the demanding Cyberpunk 2077 to help Stormforce Gaming customers extract the maximum frames per second out of their systems. As games become more graphically demanding and monitor resolutions and frequencies improve, the load put on your graphics card is likely to increase.

DLSS (or Deep Learning Super Sampling) from NVIDIA is an AI accelerated image enhancement tool that works with all RTX video cards. For gamers with high resolution monitors, DLSS can be the difference between a playable and unplayable gaming experience.

Games with DLSS capabilities will render at a lower resolution and upscale the game to your target resolution whilst AI helps to sharpen the upscaled image with very little loss to visual fidelity and huge gains in performance.

If you have an RTX video card in your Stormforce Gaming system, enabling DLSS in supported games is a must!

 

At CES 2021, NVIDIA took to the floor on their Game On live stream and announced a growing list of upcoming titles being added to the DLSS line up.
– Amid Evil
– Atomic Heart
– Boundary
– Call Of Duty: Warzone
– Edge Of Eternity
– FIST: Forged In Shadow Torch
– Five Nights At Freddy’s Security Breach
– JX3
– Mortal Shell
– Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
– Outriders
– Ready Or Not
– Scavengers
– The Medium
– Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
– Xuan-Yuan Sword VII

Many of these upcoming titles are going to be receiving Ray Tracing support also meaning you will be able to enhance lighting effects and visual immersion in so many more modern titles using DLSS in conjunction with Ray Tracing to keep your framerates high.
In addition to this, recent titles like The Witcher III and Doom Eternal will also be updated to include Ray Tracing support and provide significant visual improvements to existing titles already in your library.

The CES 2021 presentation mainly focusses on upcoming mobile gaming devices but desktop gamers also have the RTX 3060 to look forward to in late February 2021. At Stormforce Gaming, we are super excited to see the RTX 3060 hit the market and bolster our mid range gaming system range.

This lower price point RTX card features Ampere core technology and will bring the cost of a capable RTX system down whilst providing significant performance improvements to gamers who are looking to enhance their gaming experience without paying flagship GPU prices.

RTX 3060 comes with a huge 12GB of GDDR6 memory. This card is designed to cater for AAA gaming at 1080p and harness the powerful RT and DLSS features that enhance the visual fidelity and performance of supported titles.

Stay tuned to our social media channels around the end of February 2021 for information on RTX 3060 equipped Stormforce Gaming systems