Computer Builds and Custom Systems

We get this a lot - people looking for a quality PC that will last a long time and be supported by the best technical support team in the business. For customers like these, they may want to use a PC for basic email, photos and social networks like Facebook. However, they may want to get involved with other applications that require a bit more horsepower like video editing. So what kind of hardware do we recommend for these users? Well a Black Nova Designs we recommend:

AMD's Accelerated Processor Units (APUs) are popular for those on a budget, and our lowest cost solution. They can even play casual games at medium settings!
Intel's Core i3 and i5 processors also bring tremendous performance for the money and are a good Intel alternative to these AMD processors for the price but the I7 is for the ultimate performance.

But don't overload on the CPU just yet if you're working on a budget - there are considerations that may make more of an impact on your computing experience, like more memory or newer solid state hard drives.


Even if you’re not a gamer, you should look to your graphics card as an important part of the ecosystem when you build your own computer. The GPU is becoming more and more important for everyday tasks, and its power is being seamlessly integrated into modern day operating systems and applications. Everything from Blu-ray playback to transcoding video for your mobile device, the GPU is quickly becoming as important when configuring a custom PC as any other choice.


Memory is an important and often overlooked component in a custom build computer. In today's computing environment, a custom computer with less than 4GB is unheard of, and less than 8GB is less than desirable. For everyone except those on an extremely tight budget, we highly recommend 8GB+ of memory when you build a computer. It's better to upgrade to 8GB of RAM before you upgrade to a faster CPU. Also, for most consumers, quantity is better than speed. We offer some faster frequency memory that is utilized best when we do our performance enhancements for speed-freaks and benchmark junkies, but for every day computer users, the difference can only be felt in the wallet.


Your computer's hard drive is more than just a place to store digital stuff. It also has a tremendous impact on the responsiveness of your PC, as more often than not it's the slowest component in your computer. If your looking for performance you really need to consider Solid state hard drives as these have no moving hardware, are completely silent and run much cooler than mechanical hard drives. The only downside is they're more expensive but they are much faster than a stand-alone mechanical drive, but if you have to the best way to run these SSD's is to run a smaller SSD with a large Mechanical drive as a storage drive. Use the SSD as the system drive and for all priority programs then run a large storage drive to store all your digital data for the best performance combo!

I Just want to touch it!

The last bit to add the final touch is the case its self, depending on your needs, we can cater for watercooled pc's for high-end gaming computer, to just standard, low-cost cases that are still durable and built with quality in mind. 

Can't Wait to Just cuddle it?

Made up your mind or just want more advice on your new System Configuration? Get in contact with us now by: 

Tel: 01793 210045

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