0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 14, 2014 under APU, CPU, Highlights-new
The gaming and enthusiast audiences love their big, quick, expensive powerhouse machines - there's no denying that. But the reality is that many users - about 38% of the market, in fact - in a wid... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 21, 2014 under Headphones, Highlights 2
Corsair has been refreshing its gaming headset range as of late. Today we will take a look at the value-orientated Raptor HS30 analogue gaming headset. Built around 40mm Neodymium drivers encased in c... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 20, 2014 under Laptop / Mobile
Earlier this week KitGuru was invited to attend the launch event for MSI's new range of gaming notebooks. Star of the show was the debutant GS60 which is the lightest and thinnest 15.6" gaming notebo... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 11, 2014 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Thunderbolt continues to gain pace in the marketplace, especially amongst professional users to whom time is money. Today we take a look at Asus's Thunderbolt 2-equipped Z87-Deluxe/Quad, aimed at smal... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 26, 2014 under Highlights, Memory
2400MHz memory seems to be kicking 2133MHz kits out of the 'price-vs-speed' sweet spot. Today we take a look at an 8GB 2400MHz CL11 kit from Team Group. Is the Vulcan set of memory worth its sub-£70 ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 24, 2014 under General Tech, Monitors
Nvidia's G-Sync has been in the public domain for a few months and in that time it has gathered a large amount of attention. Some sources, and Nvidia themselves, have been outright in saying that G-Sy... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 23, 2014 under Cooling, Highlights
be quiet!’s Dark Rock series of coolers has fared well in a fearsome market. In previous generations, a strong balance between noise output and cooling performance has made them desirable products. ... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 13, 2014 under General Tech, Highlights 2, Motherboard
Almost three years has passed since SandForce introduced its SF2200 series of controllers. Despite well-publicised problems SandForce's SF2281, in particular, was a radical product; it was one of the ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 29, 2014 under Highlights, Motherboard
Much of the computing industry is rapidly moving towards physically smaller components without downsizing performance. Can MSI's Mini-ITX Z87I Gaming AC prove that Small Form Factor gamers need not wo... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 14, 2014 under Highlights, Motherboard
With so much of Haswell’s performance being related to on-chip parameters, many users are quick to question the relevance of a high-end motherboard. Does MSI’s Z87-G43 Gaming act as proof that an ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on December 18, 2013 under Highlights, Motherboard
The 4770K offers quite possibly the highest per-clock performance numbers of any consumer-grade processor currently on the market. It’s just that fact which makes Haswell’s multiplier-unlocked Cor... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on December 13, 2013 under Event, Highlights, Software & Gaming
When Dino PC told us that it was holding a LAN party with StarCraft II and Grid 2 tournaments, in association with Gigabyte, Nvidia and The Last Resort, KitGuru grabbed the camera and headed out to Lo... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on December 12, 2013 under Highlights 2, Memory
It's Kingston's turn to take shot at the ultra-high frequency memory market. Can the 2800MHz HyperX Predator kit grab the attention of enthusiast benchmarkers and extreme overclockers? With the v... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on December 8, 2013 under Highlights, Motherboard
Introducing itself to the low-cost gaming motherboard scene, can Gigabyte's G1.Sniper Z87 retain the features that makes its higher-priced siblings attractive purchases? Targeting mid-range gamers ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on December 2, 2013 under Highlights, Motherboard
Forming the entry-level Z87 board in ASRock's gaming-orientated Fatal1ty series, is the Z87 Killer able to prove itself as a good-value gaming motherboard? Designed to meet the requirements of ga... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 29, 2013 under Highlights-new, Motherboard
Since its inception earlier this year, MSI's Gaming series of components has been a success story. With its well-respected ATX Gaming series motherboards receiving positive feedback, MSI turns its... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 25, 2013 under Base Unit, Highlights, HTPC
With modern computer components continuing the trend of shrinking in size while also increasing in performance, the small form-factor (SFF) market is big business. Taking size reductions to the extrem... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 11, 2013 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
How does a company make a multiple award-winning, enthusiast-grade motherboard even more 'extreme'? By making it into a black edition version, of course. Asus has updated its critically-acclaimed ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 6, 2013 under Headphones, Highlights-new
With action games remaining as popular as ever, many gamers are looking to one-up their adversaries in online confrontations. Whether its improved player performance or a more immersive audio experien... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 25, 2013 under Highlights, Motherboard
As a chipset, X79 is starting to show its age, especially when compared to the feature-heavy Z87 PCH. This can pose problems for motherboard manufacturers looking to sell a value-orientated produc... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on October 15, 2013 under Bundles, Highlights
Intel's Haswell processors have presented us with arguably some of the biggest variations in air-cooled overclocking ability that we have seen from the company's mainstream and high-end processors sin... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 27, 2013 under Bundles, Gaming Rig, Highlights 2, PC
If there's one thing that makes attending gaming events awkward, it's lugging an awkwardly-sized, 15kg+ system from your home to the destination. Many Mini-ITX systems have aimed to solve the prob... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 17, 2013 under Highlights, iPhone, iPod, Speakers
Sometimes, the basic speakers on a mobile device just don't offer the performance that many users desire. Instances such as this are exactly where portable speaker docks prove their worth. Can Gear4's... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 16, 2013 under Highlights 2, Memory
Targeting extreme enthusiasts with recording-breaking overclock aspirations, ADATA's 3100MHz XPG V2 memory kit is designed to be the best of the best when it comes to raw frequency. Can the 3.1GHz... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 12, 2013 under Cases, Highlights
Continuing the expansion of its chassis range, Corsair has added a low-noise option to its Carbide series. Can the Corsair Carbide 330R quiet case prove that it can compete in a tough market? ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 7, 2013 under Gaming Rig, Highlights 2, Interviews, PC
During the launch event for his own range of systems, KitGuru was lucky enough to get the chance to sit (well, stand) with Ian "8Pack" Parry and ask him a few questions about his range of ultra high e... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 6, 2013 under Channel, Event, Gaming Rig, PC
Famous for his record breaking overclocking achievements and benchmark scores, Ian Parry, better known as 8Pack, has spent many months perfecting his own range of ultra high end, watercooled systems.... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 5, 2013 under Highlights-new, Network
If you like to listen to music in various locations around your house, but don't like the hassle of transferring files or burning discs, Netgear's Powerline Music Extender could be the product for... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 4, 2013 under Highlights, Memory
It's ADATA's turn to add to the barrage of high-speed memory kits entering the limelight now that Intel's Haswell processors have been released. Can version two of the company's XPG kit prove that... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on September 3, 2013 under CPU, Highlights 2, Motherboard
A little under two years after the release of Intel's high-end desktop - Sandy Bridge-E - LGA 2011 processors and the corresponding X79 chipset, it's time for the platform to go through its refres... more.
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