Gaming

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GAMING PC BUILDS

Some might ask what is a gaming PC?

It’s is a desktop that is often custom built for the purpose of increasing performance to accommodate modern computer games as they may require an increase in processing and graphical power. One of the most significant differences between gaming and regular machines is the ability to process video. Gaming computers have video cards which include dedicated RAM , a GPU, and a cooling system which may be slightly different to regular systems whereas a typical PC uses a onboard graphics controller.

We pride ourselves in PC building, especially when it comes to dedicated machines for gaming. Our qualified professionals will discuss your needs and wants along with a potential budget so that we can get to work and begin building your machine. There are so many aspects of a gaming PC and we will sit to discuss every single detail. We begin by nailing down the core components required to fit your purpose before moving onto potential accessories and software that may also be beneficial but it is all down to you.

Due to the rapid changes taking place because of the UK government’s instructions in response to COVID-19, we are currently offering pre-builds which can possibly match or out-perform an existing specification you may have had in mind. Let us know how we can help, so we can get you what you need as soon as possible. You will be able to decide how you wish to receive your PC, whether it be collected or be delivered to your doorstep. We do accommodate the option of setting up your machine and checking everything is in good working order. We always look to be transparent from the initial conversation so get in touch for your Gaming PC needs.

Gaming Server

WHAT IS A GAMING SERVER?

A game server acts as a central location for data transmitting and is used specifically for multiplayer games like Counter Strike – Global Offensive and games which require the use of a server to accommodate multiplayer features. Players can also connect different servers to play all kinds of online games. The servers then manage and synchronise the gamers’ data to allow them to play with each other. One use of game servers is to play the world’s most popular MMORPG games (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, or simply first person shooters), as they allow you, friends and potentially other users to play in massive lobbies for boosted entertainment.

WHY US?

At Steel Defence IT, we understand that there are individuals who require personal hosting for games which are important – and we feel the same way. Our access to our partner’s cloud services lets you and your friends play lots of online games – Minecraft, for instance – as a group.

A personal game server places you in complete control of your online party. Picking the game and choosing the number of players is entirely up to you. And that’s not all: You decide which gamers are allowed to stay and which ones have to leave. Our managed IT services is bespoke as we allow for very granular personalisation to all service and as the controller of your cloud-based game server, we can monitor and supervise your online party any way you choose. Think of us as your personal assistant in managing your server needs as you will be given access to a dedicated professional should you have any simple or complex queries.

Our services allow you to get the best out of your multiplayer experience as we aim to deliver outstanding performance and storage capacity to ensure that technical restrictions never put paid to your gaming success. Our harware consists of Intel® processors and SSD storage options to boost performance during your usage even more.

UNRESTRICTED ACCESS

Our partner’s cloud services allows unlimited traffic – on the server with state-of-the-art hardware (Intel® SSD storage and others) that is routinely checked according to the strictest criteria.

You can either let us handle all the technical choices or you can choose between Windows and Linux as the operating system for your own peace of mind if you wanted to get specific:

WINDOWS LINUX
– Windows Server 2012
– Windows Server 2016
– CentOS 6
– CentOS 7
– Debian 8
– Debian 9
Ubuntu 16.04
– Ubuntu 18.04
– More distributions
available dependent
on service taken out

Our pricing is simple and set so that you can budget accordingly because we know how complicated pricing can get when anybody starts to discuss ‘the cloud’ and our aim is to manage and make IT as simple as possible for our clients.

SERVER PLAN CPU (NO. OF CORES) RAM SSD PRICE(MONTHLY)
SERVER GRADE – BRONZE 1 512MB 30GB £11
SERVER GRADE – SILVER 1 1GB 40GB £16
SERVER GRADE – GOLD 2 2GB 60GB £25
SERVER GRADE – SAPPHIRE 2 4GB 80GB £40
SERVER GRADE – RUBY 4 8GB 120GB £90
SERVER GRADE – EMERALD 8 16GB 160GB £180
SERVER GRADE – AMETHYST 12 24GB 240GB £260
SERVER GRADE – PEARL 16 32GB 360GB £390
SERVER GRADE – OBSIDIAN 24 48GB 480GB £580
ALL SERVER GRADES INCLUDE LINUX OS IN PRICING

NOTE: FOR CLIENTS WHO WISH FOR THEIR SERVERS TO RUN A WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM, THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE FEE OF £12 PER CORE EVERY MONTH (SEE TABLE BELOW FOR CLARIFICATION)

NUMBER OF CORES PRICING (MONTHLY)
1 £13
2 £26
4 £52
8 £104
12 £148
16 £200
24 £300
ADDITIONAL WINDOWS LICENSE COST PER MONTH

BACKUP STORAGE PRICING(MONTHLY)
50GB £10
100GB £15
250GB £25
500GB £50
750GB £70
1000GB £95
2000GB £170
5000GB £420
BACKUP STORAGE FOR SERVER

Last but not least, should you have even more specifics – you can decide from four locations of where you wish your server to be based:

  • UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNITED STATES
  • SPAIN
  • GERMANY

If you have any other questions or need something clarifying – don’t hesitate to get in touch as we aim to answer all and any questions you may have. Let us take the stress out of having a dedicated gaming server.

GAMING DEVICE REPAIRS

As a part of our introduction of the Repair Hub, we have begun troubleshooting and repairing devices across a range of fields and this includes gaming devices. It doesn’t stop at a gaming pc anymore, but we now accommodate consoles from Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo and so much more. We know that sometimes, it’s the legacy devices that mean so much so let us handle the repairs. All gaming device repairs include troubleshooting, repair and testing to ensure that your device is at an optimum before being returned to you. Due to some legacy consoles requiring specific parts to operate, it may require an extended amount of time to source. In any instances like that, we will always keep you updated as we believe being transparent gives you a clearer picture of where we are with our service.

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