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0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 23, 2017 under Highlights, Keyboards, Reviews
Here at KitGuru we get through a lot of keyboard reviews. It is with some excitement, then, that we can announce today's keyboard is the most expensive to ever grace the KitGuru labs. Enter the ASUS... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 20, 2017 under Gaming PC, Highlights 2, Reviews
In November 2016 we partnered with Gladiator to bring you a pretty sweet competition. All you had to do was 'spec-up' a system costing between £800-1200 using Gladiator's website, and the winner woul... more.
15 CommentsPosted by James Morris on January 19, 2017 under Highlights V, Monitors, Peripheral, Reviews
More people must be contemplating going pro in gaming, because there is an increasing number of monitors arriving to cater for their serious intentions. Latest to grace our testing desk is the ZOWIE X... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 18, 2017 under Highlights, Motherboard, Reviews
ASUS has given its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series of motherboards a shake-up with the launch of Intel’s new Z270 chipset. The mid-range offerings that bring ROG features to more affordable sections... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 17, 2017 under Gaming PC, Highlights, Motherboard
KitGuru was recently invited to Gigabyte’s Aorus press event at Dreamhack Leipzig where new hardware and features were being showcased. We took a look at Gigabyte’s new Aorus offerings and got som... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on January 17, 2017 under Cases, Highlights V
The Germans have gone budget. be quiet! has launched its new Pure Base 600 case as an entry-level model that sits below the Silent Base and Dark Base cases we saw in 2016 and 2017. As you will see in ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 17, 2017 under Highlights 2, Mouse, Reviews
In an increasingly saturated peripheral market, it can be hard for a new manufacturer to stand out and get some attention. ThunderX3, a subsidiary of Aerocool, are hoping that their TM50 mouse - comp... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 14, 2017 under Console, Event, Highlights 2
Nintendo debuted its Switch console for the second time on 13th January in Japan, giving us details on its price, availability, online services and launch line up. But KitGuru was also invited to tes... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on January 13, 2017 under Highlights, Laptop / Mobile, Reviews
Razer has updated its Blade laptop with a new graphics chip, moving from GTX 970M to GTX 1060, however it keeps the same name ‘Razer Blade’ which could get pretty darned confusing so we’re going... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 13, 2017 under Cooling, Graphics, Highlights V
Many graphics card manufacturers now sell 'hybrid' cards - cards which make use of a closed loop cooler as well as a traditional blower-style fan. Rather than shelling out the extra cash for one of th... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 13, 2017 under Highlights 2, Keyboards, Reviews
iKBC are a Taiwanese company who are working with SeaSonic to bring their keyboards to market. Today we are looking at their F87 and F108 keyboards - the only difference between the two is that the F8... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 12, 2017 under Highlights, Motherboard, Reviews
MSI's Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon is the company's take on a mid-range motherboard with features that will appeal to gamers. Noteworthy inclusions are a comprehensive set of RGB LEDs spread across the boar... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 12, 2017 under Highlights V, Keyboards, Reviews
While many peripheral makers are currently chasing down the RGB trend, there is still plenty of room in the market for a standard mechanical keyboard. Today, we are taking a look at the Speedlink ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on January 11, 2017 under Highlights 2, PC
I had already installed an Aqua Computer Kryos NEXT block on my Intel Xeon along with a Watercool Heatkiller top on my D5 pump and had one of their Tube 100 reservoirs on order. The EKWB X3 reservoir ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on January 11, 2017 under Announcements
It would appear that many KitGuru readers want a new Intel CPU! Since we launched the competition at the start of January we have had over 45,000 entries to win a 6950x, 5960x, 6700k or 6600k processo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 11, 2017 under Headphones, Highlights, Reviews
In an increasingly saturated peripheral market, HyperX are hoping their new Cloud Stinger can become the 'go-to' headset if you are on a budget. Priced at £49.99, it comes in cheaper than the acclaim... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on January 10, 2017 under Highlights V, NAS, Network, Reviews
Designed as an affordable and powerful NAS, the 2-bay TS-231P is the mid-range model of QNAP's latest family of NAS drives aimed at SOHO/Home use, the TS-x31P series. It's sandwiched between the singl... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Andrzej on January 9, 2017 under CES, Highlights
KitGuru's testing showed clearly that, if you are building a gaming system right now, Kaby Lake is a superb choice thanks to the CPUs’ well-designed microarchitecture and fast clock speeds. In the p... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on January 9, 2017 under Highlights 2, Reviews, SSD Drives
The storage arm of Corsair has been pretty quiet over the last few months; the last drive we looked at was the Neutron XTi high-end drive back in July 2016. But they are back with a bang at the sharp ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on January 9, 2017 under Headphones, Highlights V, Reviews
You would be forgiven for not having heard of ThunderX3 - they are a subsidiary of case manufacturer Aerocool, with a distinct focus on the peripheral market. Today we are looking at the TH40 headset,... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on January 6, 2017 under Competitions
I thought it would be a good idea to run another mega NEW YEAR competition - and what better way to start the year than to help 4 loyal readers build a new system? Based on feedback we know many KitGu... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 6, 2017 under Highlights, Mouse, Reviews
The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is designed to be the pinnacle of the high-functioning, MMO/MOBA gaming mouse. It is engineered to provide high-speed, accurate movements, with double digit re-mappable b... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on January 5, 2017 under Cases, Highlights 2, Reviews
On the face of it, the new MasterBox 5t case from Cooler Master looks interesting because it is superficially similar to the much more expensive MasterCase Maker 5t with its nifty black and red colour... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 4, 2017 under Highlights, Motherboard, Reviews
Gigabyte is introducing its Aorus brand to the desktop components market in an effort to segregate its higher-end product offerings. Aorus is to Gigabyte what ROG is to ASUS, or at least that's what t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on January 4, 2017 under Highlights 2, PC, Reviews
DinoPC has unleashed its latest Raptor gaming PC to coincide with CES in Las Vegas and the launch of Intel 7th Generation CPU technology aka Kaby Lake. The DinoPC Raptor 2 uses Core i7-7700K with dual... more.
16 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 3, 2017 under CPU, Highlights V, Reviews
Kaby Lake is upon us. With Intel killing off its Tick-Tock product cycle in 2016, Kaby Lake ushers in the new 'Optimisation' phase of a Process-Architecture-Optimisation strategy. Wh... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on January 3, 2017 under Highlights 2, Motherboard, Reviews
The Gigabyte Ultra Gaming motherboard is a fairly new model which was first released for the Z170 chipset shortly after Computex 2016. Only half a year later and Gigabyte has released a Z270 variant o... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on January 3, 2017 under Highlights V, Motherboard, Reviews
Today sees the launch of Intel's new Z270 chipset and the Kaby Lake CPUs. There's no change to the LGA 1151 socket but the new chipset brings with it additional features that may tempt users into an u... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on January 3, 2017 under Highlights, Motherboard, Reviews
The Maximus IX Formula is the latest top-tier ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboard for Intel's new Kaby Lake CPUs and Z270 chipset. While below the Maximus IX Extreme in the ROG product hierarchy, the ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 3, 2017 under Competitions, Monitors
Here at KitGuru we give away a lot of great hardware to our loyal readers and that is no more true a statement than in the run up to Christmas. We gave away a lot of stuff leading up to the holiday pe... more.
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