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UK’s Most Awarded PC Manufacturer

As one of the top manufacturers of UK gaming computers, Chillblast is no stranger to winning awards. In fact, we’ve taken first place in the PC Pro Excellence Awards (previously known as the ‘Reliability and Service Awards’) a record six times. We’ve also been named ‘Desktop Retailer of the Year’ by PC Advisor for four consecutive years.

But doesn’t mean competition wasn’t intense. Chillblast was up against some of the biggest names in the industry, including Apple, Dell, PC Specialist and Scan. In the most recent round of awards (2015), Chillblast took first place with an astounding 97% customer satisfaction rating.

The secret to our consistently high rankings and stellar customer-satisfaction ratings is simple. You see, from the time that you enquire about a Chillblast gaming computer to the moment it’s delivered, you’ll be dealing with representatives who really understand your needs. That’s because Chillblast only employs PC experts – even for customer service positions.

When you call in, you’ll rarely have to wait before speaking to a representative. And we also check our email regularly in order to offer prompt call-backs. The result is a seamless service model in which you’re kept in the loop and confident that the representative you’re dealing with understands your technical needs and expectations.

Rated ‘Excellent’ by our customers! Based on 2557 reviews
5 Year Warranty (Terms & Conditions Apply)

Given the fact that we manufacturer some of the best gaming desktops currently available, it should come as no surprise that we’re willing to stand beside our craftsmanship. Chillblast’s industry-leading warranty offers two phases of protection.

Our standard warranty begins with a two-year collect-and-return package, during which time we offer local-rate telephone support and unlimited repairs. We’ll both collect and return your custom pc at no charge. This applies to all models – whether you purchased a cheap gaming desktop or an ultra-high-spec custom built PC.

But we don’t stop there. Chillblast also offers an additional three years of warranty coverage after your collect-and-return package expires. During those three years, we’ll continue to provide labour-only support.

We believe this is one of the best warranties available from any custom PC builder in the UK. And if you’re looking for additional peace of mind, we also offer a 3 Year Gold Collect-and-Return Warranty as a potential add-on.

Buy a gaming desktop or custom build PC from Chillblast, and the benefits continue long after that initial five-year period. Even out of warranty, Chillblast is delighted to offer customers exclusive upgrades and repair services with discounted parts and subsidised collection, delivery and labour charges.

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Chillblast Ascension 2 17" GTX 980M Gaming Laptop (Outlet - Ex Demo)

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  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 1600MHz
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB
  • Storage: 120GB SSD, 1TB SSHD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home
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Condition: Tiny marks on top cover. COSMETIC ONLY!
Warranty: 2 Years*

The Chillblast Ascension 2 rises above the rest with the latest and greatest Intel Skylake CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M graphics - the world's most powerful mobile GPU, delivering formidable performance in even the most demanding of games. The Ascension 2 sports a 17.3” full high-definition, non-reflective screen. It uses a full-fat, desktop CPU in the form of Intel's Core i5 6600 which runs at up to 3.9GHz, 16GB of 2133MHz DDR4 memory and incredible graphics capabilities. The GTX 980M is fully compatible with NVIDIA's Optimus feature so when you are using your machine for something less demanding than gaming, the GeForce switches off and the Intel graphics take over, saving power in the process. Fire up a game and the GTX 980M immediately kicks in giving you desktop-class frame rates.

A dedicated Solid State Drive is joined by a 1TB hybrid SSD / HDD to give you lightning fast response rates and turbo-charged disk space for your entire Steam library. 16GB (expandable to 32GB) is included as standard, operating at 2133MHz.The high-quality turbo response keyboard is ideal for long gaming sessions. It is backlit for night-time playing and there is the facility to turn off the touchpad at the tap of a button. A full numerical keyboard and UK layout make the keyboard ideal for typing as well as gaming. A host of shortcut keys run along the top of the keyboard allowing you to adjust brightness, volume, and wireless all at the touch of a button. The sound system is provided by renowned Hi-Fi experts Onkyo.

In terms of connectivity the Ascension 2 is fully equipped with contemporary connections. It has HDMI and two DisplayPort video outputs as well as built-in 802.11AC dual band wireless, USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.1 port, eSATA port and multiple audio jacks. There's a 6-in-1 memory card reader, 2MP webcam, a Kensington lock and finger print scanner for security.

All of this is provided in a chassis that provides desktop replacement real estate, yet won't break your back. The Ascension measures just 418mm x 282mm x 38.7mm and weighs 3.9kg including the battery.

This PC typically ships in 7 to 10 working days.

Compact Specification:

Processor: Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake CPU, 4 Cores, 3.3 - 3.9GHz
Display: 17.3" SuperBright LED True HD Display (1920x1080 Resolution)
Memory: 16GB DDR4 2133MHz Memory (4 x 4GB SO-DIMM)
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 8GB GDDR5
Storage: 128GB SM961 M.2 Solid State Drive
Storage 2: Seagate 1TB 2.5" SSHD Hybrid Drive
Optical Drive: No optical drive
Conferencing: Built in Microphone and HD Webcam
Speakers: Onkyo Stereo Speakers & Subwoofer
Dimensions: 418mm x 282mm x 38.7mm
Networking: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Wireless AC LAN
Video Ports: 1x HDMI Port, 2 x DisplayPort
Connectivity: 3x USB 3.0 Ports, 1x USB 3.1 Port, 1x E-SATA
Audio: 1x Microphone in jack, 1x Headphone out jack, 1 x Line in jack, 1 x SP/DIF
Kensington Lock Support: Yes
Battery: 8 Cell Smart Lithium-ION Battery
Special: Fingerprint Scanner
Card Reader: 6in1 Card Reader
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
*Warranty: 2 Years UK only. First year includes collect and return, second year return to base only. Please see our terms & conditions for more information.

Intel Skylake 6th Gen Technology

At the heart of this PC lies an Intel Core i5-6600 processor, one of Intel's latest "Skylake" processors. This CPU is tuned for extreme performance and delivers the best frame rates in today's games, as well as turbo charging 4K video, photo editing and other processor-intensive tasks.


Incredible Graphics

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M is built on the world's most advanced GPU, enabling Direct X 12 features and unrivalled performance and power efficiency. With the GTX 980M you can be sure your PC is ready for 4K, for VR and for multi screen gaming. 8GB of RAM means even the most demanding games are handled with ease, yet an efficient and quiet architecture keeps everything running cool and quiet.


Samsung SSDs for Lightning Storage Performance

Chillblast uses Samsung SSDs for the fastest and most reliable storage solution in the market. SSDs offer anywhere between 5x and 500x the performance of a traditional disk by trading moving parts for lightning-fast NAND flash. This speeds up random access performance by many orders of magnitude and delivers transfer rates of over half-a-gigabyte per second. We have also included a large mechanical drive to store your Steam library and multimedia collections.


Lightning Storage Performance from Seagate SSHDs

The Seagate SSHD drive employed in this PC learns how you use your PC and moves the most regularly accessed data into an ultra-fast 8GB SSD cache. This means you can enjoy an SSD-like experience with all of the convenience of a traditional big-capacity mechanical disk. Seagate SSHDs offer as much as 5x the performance of a conventional disk and turbo charges your operating system, game loading times and day-to-day tasks.


The UK’s most awarded Manufacturer

Chillblast has won more "Best PC Manufacturer" awards than any other firm in the UK. We have won the PC Pro Excellence award six times in a row from 2010 until 2015, the PC Advisor award for best PC firm four years in a row and the Computer Shopper award twice. We have also won thousands of individual product awards and accolades. We stand behind our PCs with an industry-leading 5 year warranty package incorporating 2 years of collect and return with parts and labour and a further 3 years of labour support. Chillblast is an ISO 9001:2004 certified company, a Microsoft, NVIDIA, ASUS, Gigabyte, Samsung, Seagate and Intel Platinum Partner so you can buy with the utmost confidence. Chillblast offers lifetime tech support.


Tested Performance

Chillblast has tested the performance of this PC with the latest games to ensure you get stunning performance. The frames per second displayed are representative of the average frame rate achievable in game. With different mods, maps, settings and screens your mileage will of course vary and the frame rates indicated are to be used as a guide only. 

CPU and Chipset

• Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake CPU, 4 Cores, 3.3 - 3.9GHz
• Intel Z170 Express Chipset


• 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
• Configuration 2 x 8GB
• Dual Channel Support on 2 DIMMs
• 4 x DIMM Slot

Solid State Drive

• 120GB Samsung 840 Solid State Drive

Hard Drive

• Seagate 1TB SSHD Hybrid Drive

Optical Drive

• None


• Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64bit


• 17.3" SuperBright LED True HD Display
• 1920x1080 Resolution




• Onkyo Stereo Speakers
• Subwoofer
• Built in Microphone


• LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
• Intel Centrino Wireless AC Card

Additional Items

• Kensington Lock
• Fingerprint Scanner
• Card Reader
• HD Webcam


• 8 Cell smart Lithium-ION Battery

Dimensions and weight

• Width 418mm
• Depth 282mm
• Height 39mm
• Weight 3.9KG


• 3 x USB 3.0
• 1 x RJ45 LAN Port
• 1 x HDMI Port
• 1 x Displayport
• 3 x Audio Jack


• 5 Year Standard Warranty (2 Year Collect & Return, 5 Years Labour)
• Lifetime Tech Support by Chillblast