Custom PC

Custom PC Awards 2020 - Nominations

By Ben Hardwidge. Posted

We're less than a week away from Custom PC's 2020 awards ceremony on 12 March, so it's time to share the nominees with you.

First up are the reader-voted award nominees. We had over 600 votes in our recent survey, and we've collated and organised the results. The nominees listed below are the four companies with the most votes in each category, listed in alphabetical order.

Next up are the editorial-voted award nominees, as decided (with much discussion!) by Ben Hardwidge, Edward Chester, Antony Leather and Mike Jennings, again listed in alphabetical order.

Congratulations to Mark Danson, who won the prize draw for the Panasonic UHD Blu-ray player. We hope you enjoy your prize, Mark!

Reader-voted award nominees

Best online retailer

  • Amazon
  • Ebuyer
  • Overclockers UK
  • Scan

Best independent system builder

  • Chillblast
  • Overclockers UK
  • PC Specialist
  • Scan

Best service and support

  • Chillblast
  • Overclockers UK
  • PC Specialist
  • Scan

Editorial-voted award nominees

Technical innovation

  • AMD - 7nm chiplet approach to CPU design
  • Asus – Crosshair VIII Impact
  • Corsair - One i160
  • Oculus – Quest VR headset

Lifetime achievement

  • AMD
  • Asus
  • Corsair
  • Nvidia

Extreme Ultra

  • AMD Threadripper 3960X
  • Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ
  • Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Extreme
  • Thermaltake WaterRAM

Component manufacturer

  • AMD
  • Asus
  • Corsair
  • Zotac

Best value component

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • WD Blue SN500

Best small form factor product

  • Asus Crosshair VIII Impact
  • Asus ROG Strix X570-I Gaming
  • Lian Li PC-Q37WX
  • Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Shift Air

Best networking product

  • Asus AiMesh AX6100
  • Synology DS220J
  • TP-Link Archer AX6000
  • TP-Link Archer TX3000E

Best case

  • be quiet! Pure Base 500
  • Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic Razer Edition
  • NZXT H700i
  • Phanteks Eclipse P600S

Best monitor

  • Acer Predator CG437K
  • AOC C24G1
  • AOC U2790PQU
  • Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ

Best laptop

  • Asus ROG Zephyrus S
  • Chillblast Phantom 17
  • Razer Blade 15
  • XMG Fusion 15

Best motherboard

  • ASRock TRX40 Taichi
  • Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro
  • MSI Prestige X570 Creation

Best graphics card

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 5600 XT
  • Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+
  • Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 Super Mini

Best CPU

  • AMD Threadripper 3960X
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Intel Core i9-9900K

Best peripheral

  • Corsair K70 Mk.2 Low Profile
  • Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless SE
  • Glorious PC Gaming Model O
  • Logitech MX Master 3

Best cooling product

  • Alphacool Eisbaer Extreme 280
  • ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 CPU cooler
  • Deepcool Gammaxx GT
  • EK Water Blocks EK-Kit Performance 240

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