The 8th Generation Core™ Desktop Processor Family underpins Intel’s home and enthusiast product line and delivers the best possible performance for gaming, general purpose computing and multimedia consumption. Available with up to six cores per processor, the 8th Generation Core Desktop Processor Family delivers the perfect balance of power, features and affordability.
Is it Right for Me?
Chillblast is a brand-agnostic PC supplier. This means you can rely on us for honest advice about the pros and cons of each platform's performance. We've made some easy-to-visualise graphics for various usage scenarios that we hope will be helpful in assisting your choice about the best PC for you.
Is Micro ATX Right for me?
With an ever-increasing plethora of high-quality on-board features, the need for a full-size PC is greatly diminished. On-board sound now rivals many discrete options in quality and most motherboards have RAID and networking as standard. Micro ATX options can often be the best balance between expandability and maintaining a small footprint. It is an often-repeated myth that smaller cases are hotter than larger ones - indeed a smaller case with the same fan configuration as a large case will take less time to exhaust and refill its internal volume of air, not more, making it more effective at cooling its components. Where Micro ATX can be more limiting is in its capacity for multiple storage drives, the accommodation of extra-large air coolers and in effectively housing multi-GPU configurations.