View our range of high-performance Intel i7 Gaming PCs, if you're in need of a powerful gaming PC a Vibox PC built using the Intel core i7 processor is an excellent choice for any gamer.
PCs using such a powerful CPU also require an equally matched Graphics Card, Motherboard, RAM, Storage and attractive casing, which comes as standard with our pre-built PCs.
Is Core i7 good for a gaming PC?
Any PC running a core i7 processor is more than sufficient for gaming as long it has at least 8 GB RAM installed, Luckily every Vibox i7 PC comes with at least 16GB RAM as standard to enhance your gaming experience.
If you would like an even smoother experience, consider looking at our i9 range.
What to consider when buying your next i7 build
Gaming is without a doubt an expensive pastime, and the more you upgrade your builds with higher-quality components, the more expensive they get, this is particularly true when it comes to higher-end PCs that feature i7 and i9 processors and even NVIDIA RTX graphics cards, if you have a limited budget of only a few hundred pounds then an i7 PC may not be the right choice for you.
Are you just using your computer for gaming?
Before buying anything you must make sure you know exactly what you plan on using your PC for, is it just gaming? or do you plan on using it for daily use such as emails, streaming and more, if so an i7 PC will be more than adequate for your needs.
What type of storage do you need?
Do you know the type of storage you will need for your PC? Speed and space are two entirely different things to look out for when looking for a new gaming PC, if you need a considerable amount of storage then you may need both a HDD and SSD.
Here is a breakdown of all the different types of SSD storage available to you:
SATA SSDs: These are the most common SSDs, utilizing the SATA interface found in traditional hard drives. They're a great upgrade for laptops and desktops, offering faster read/write speeds than HDDs but are constrained by the SATA interface's limitations.
NVMe SSDs: Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSDs are the speed demons of storage. They connect directly to the motherboard via PCIe, reducing latency and offering blazing-fast data transfer rates. Ideal for gaming, content creation, and workstations.
PCIe SSDs: Similar to NVMe SSDs, but may use older NAND technology. Still faster than SATA, but not as quick as NVMe.
M.2 SSDs: These are a form factor, not a type, and can be either SATA or NVMe. They're small, sleek, and perfect for ultrabooks and compact systems.
2.5-inch SSDs: Also a form factor, commonly used for SATA SSDs. Great for replacing traditional hard drives in laptops or desktops.
Enterprise SSDs: Built for heavy workloads and server environments, these SSDs have enhanced durability, endurance, and power-loss protection.
QLC, TLC, MLC NAND: NAND flash memory is the heart of SSDs. QLC offers high capacity but lower endurance, TLC strikes a balance, and MLC offers top performance and endurance but at a premium price.
Here is a breakdown of the different types of HDDs available:
2.5-inch HDDs: These are the smaller HDDs often found in laptops. They provide a balance between storage capacity and portability, typically spinning at 5,400 or 7,200 RPM (rotations per minute).
3.5-inch HDDs: These larger drives are commonly used in desktop computers. They offer higher storage capacities and often spin at 7,200 RPM, making them suitable for storing large files and media.
Enterprise HDDs: Designed for server and data centre applications, enterprise HDDs prioritize reliability and performance. They often include features like higher RPMs, enhanced error correction, and better durability.
NAS HDDs: Network-attached storage (NAS) drives are optimized for use in NAS devices. They provide a balance between performance and energy efficiency, with features like vibration resistance to ensure smooth operation in multi-drive setups.
SSHDs: Solid-state hybrid drives combine the capacity of an HDD with a small SSD cache for faster data access. They offer a cost-effective compromise between HDDs and SSDs.
External HDDs: These portable drives connect to your computer via USB and are ideal for backups or extra storage on the go.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Intel i7 or i9 better for gaming?
All intel core processors are great options for your gaming set-up, including both the i7 and i9, Your budget should be the deciding factor behind what you choose to install in your desktop PC, the i7 gen certainly performs well in all benchmark testing but is slightly outperformed by the i9.
Is the i7 better than the i5 for gaming PC?
The i7 performs significantly better than the i5 and can handle a lot more intensive tasks, If you're a gamer you will see improved gameplay and smoother graphics, if you're just a power user using your PC for standard everyday tasks such as using a browser or emailing you will also see a big improvement in the stability of your machine.
What graphics cards do your i7 PCs use?
How much SSD and HDD space do your PCs have?
Most of our I7 range utilises a 1tb NVMe SSD, while others use both a solid state drive (SSD) and a hard disk drive (HDD).
Do your computers come with an operating system installed?
All of our gaming PCs come with a version of Microsoft Windows 11 pre-installed.
Can I swap out components?
Using our online PC builder, you can easily swap out the components in our pre-built models meaning that you can replace your graphics card with an NVIDIA Geforce GTX, or swap your Intel Core CPU for an AMD Ryzen model, and even the power supply, the choice is yours.