If you've never built a PC before, you'll want to try out the Aftershock Forge experience at the Aftershock headquarters located at Bendemeer Road. We popped by to upgrade our four-year-old Aftershock PC, and had lots of fun in the process.
Aftershock typically uses the space for customers to build a PC — with a little help from builders. However, you can also choose to use the space to upgrade your existing rig. And the best thing is you can pick from a range of GPUs and components at competitive prices. This is available for current customers only, of course.
Because we decided to reuse some parts of our older PC, we had to bring our rig along on the day of our appointment. Our builder met us at the Forge, and proceeded to disassemble my system for parts.
While you can also learn to build a new system yourself, I opted to ask him about the latest tips for assembling a PC. After all, it's been years since I built my own PC. Sadly, some of my knowledge are terribly outdated — such as thermal paste application.
If there's one thing you should pick up from one of Aftershock's professional builders, it is how to get cable management done right. The entire upgrade process for my PC took about an hour. The end result: A beautiful Cloud desktop that will be Can Buy or Not's new benchmark rig.
While we could have the best PC money can buy, we decided on a more modest configuration. We feel it offers good value for money, and is more representative of what a mainstream user would have. This allows us to review and experience games and GPUs like a typical gamer. We've recently updated the CPU to a 13th-gen Intel CPU. Check out the specs below.
Benchmark rig general specs
- 13th-gen Intel Core i9-13900K
- Gigabyte B660M Aorus Pro DDR4
- 32GB (2x 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 3200MHz)
- 800W FSP Hydro Pro 80+ Bronze PSU
- Default GPU is Zotac GeForce RTX 2060
If you're keen on trying the upgrade service yourself, head over to Aftershock PC's website here, and contact their live support staff to find out more about the Aftershock Forge. Be sure to also follow them on Instagram.
Note: Aftershock PC partnered with Can Buy or Not for this article.