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MSI Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard Review

Retailing just under £110, MSI’s Z170A SLI Plus is targeting Skylake users with an eye on SLI support for their graphics subsystem. With the Z170A SLI Plus motherboard’s use of an Intel NIC and largely black colour scheme, MSI is aiming to perk the interest of mainstream users who may …

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE Motherboard Review

While Biostar may not be the first company that springs to mind when we ask you to name a motherboard vendor, the Taiwanese board maker does have a long history of providing well-priced Intel- and AMD-based components. We take a look at Biostar’s competitively-priced Z97 flagship – the Hi-Fi Z97WE. …

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MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC Motherboard Review

Flagship parts on a mainstream platform can cause confusion for motherboard vendors. Do they go all-out, offering 4-way SLI and CrossFire via a PLX chip, with the knowledge that many people inclined for such configurations will use a HEDT platform instead? Or do they put that expenditure into a full-blooded …

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Corsair Flash Voyager GTX 128GB Review

Chances are you already have several flash pen drives at home, either lying around on a desk or in a drawer. Smaller drives are ideal for flashing a motherboard BIOS and updating firmware, but the larger drives are more serious – used for backing up and moving large amounts of …

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iRocks M05 Spirit Cocoon Mouse Review

There are a lot of household names in the PC peripheral industry, especially when it comes to gaming. However, like the games themselves, there are brands that are more dominant in certain parts of the world – it is often only after much time and growth that they start showing up outside …

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Asus PB287Q 4K UHD 28 inch Monitor review

KitGuru was one of the first websites to regularly start using an Ultra HD 4K monitor in graphics card reviews, mid 2013. We adopted the wallet sapping Asus PQ321QE and have been mighty impressed with the gorgeous IGZO display. PQ321QE prices have dropped from £3,000 to £2,400 recently, but the …

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Synology DS414j Review

Synology describes its new DS414j as the successor to the DS413. It’s a 4-bay NAS device, aimed at home users and SOHO environments requiring up to 20TB of storage, and they put the emphasis on the ‘retro looking black chassis, dual core CPU … and USB 3.0 which combine to …

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Corsair Graphite 730T Chassis Review

The Corsair Graphite 730T is a budget version of the 760T which means you miss out on the polycarbonate side panel and don’t get any fan controllers. Also, like a Model T Ford, the 730T only comes in black, whereas the 760T is available in black or white. On the …

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Asus Z97-A Motherboard Preview

Tending to the needs of budget users wanting Intel’s mainstream chipset, the Asus Z97-A motherboard aims to offer a low-cost route onto the LGA1150-based platform. Still managing to offer support for SATA-Express and M.2 storage interfaces, let’s take a look at the other features that make Asus’ Z97-A an interesting low-cost proposition.  …

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FiercePC Hazer Mini Gaming PC Review

While overclocked Core i7 systems with dual GTX Titan Black graphics cards are the wet dream of any enthusiast user, most of us have to make do with a more modest configuration. If you are working with a limited budget of £500 then today’s review system will certainly be interesting. …

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review

Nvidia, ATI. Nvidia, AMD. The battle for top graphics card billing seems to have been around since time immemorial. We announce a new performance king, then another card is released and the position switches. While it may sound purely diplomatic, we genuinely feel that the last year has been very …

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Gamdias Hephaestus Headset Review

One of the toughest markets to compete in these days is gaming accessories. Where once upon a time Razer stood alone, now there are dozens of companies vying to be the gamer’s number one choice when they go into battle. KitGuru has just taken delivery of a gaming headset from …

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