Archive for the ‘Highlights V’ Category
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
8 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on December 30, 2016 under Cooling, Highlights V
We are often told by online pundits that you have to use a static pressure fan for your heatsink or radiator, and that you ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on December 27, 2016 under Highlights V, Motherboard, Reviews
Biostar isn't the first brand that comes to mind for a mid-range gaming motherboard as the big four, ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI, dominate this segment. However, with the Racing Z170 GT7 motherboar... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Andrzej on December 22, 2016 under Competitions 2, Highlights V
Philips started making screens many years ago, so they know a thing or two about imaging. Professional monitors need a strong focus on colour fidelity and image clarity - while at the same time ensuri... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on December 20, 2016 under Cases, Highlights V, Reviews
The Raijintek Paean is a case/test bench aimed at the enthusiast watercooling market. I say 'case/test bench' as it is a halfway house between the two - it can be laid horizontally, allowing easy ac... more.
7 CommentsPosted by James Morris on December 15, 2016 under Highlights V, Monitors, Peripheral, Reviews
There are three main types of TFT panel in regular use – TN, IPS/PLS and VA - and none of them are perfect for every situation. Like IPS/PLS, the VA type isn’t so often found in gaming monitors b... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on December 12, 2016 under Gaming PC, Highlights V, Reviews
At KitGuru, we are always on the look-out for a great deal when it comes to buying a new PC. Overclockers UK have definitely caught our eye, then, with their new Neuron system. Priced at £1333, it s... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on December 9, 2016 under Cases, Highlights V, Reviews
With its aggressive, angular fascia - and a name to match - the Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA is certainly a case that grabs your attention. While the SPEC-ALPHA does have an emphasis on its 'modern' sty... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on December 8, 2016 under Channel, Graphics, Highlights V, Software & Gaming
KitGuru despatched Leo Waldock for an exclusive interview with Andrej Zdravkovic, Corporate Vice President for Software and Platform Engineering at AMD and Terry Makedon, Director – Product Manageme... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on December 6, 2016 under Highlights V, PC
AWD-IT has delivered a budget gaming PC called Wraith that gets its name from an unlikely source, the cooler on the AMD processor. That’s right, an AMD processor. We have become so used to seeing la... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on December 5, 2016 under Base Unit, General Purpose PC, Highlights V, Reviews
Built around the Skylake Core i5-6200U processor, the Shuttle XPC Nano NC02U5 is perhaps most interesting because it supports a 2.5in disk drive. Whereas most barebones kits typically have just a sin... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 30, 2016 under Highlights V, Power Supplies
This Special Edition of the Corsair RM1000i power supply is extremely limited as only 100 will ever be made. Corsair is giving away 30 (to whom we have no idea), 20 will be given away to key members o... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on November 28, 2016 under Gaming PC, Highlights V, Reviews
The AWD-IT Aura system uses the GTX 1070, which we reviewed in June over HERE. Alongside that we find an i7-6700K overclocked to 4.5GHz, as well as ... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 27, 2016 under Highlights V, PC
There are two important things you need to know about my PC. The first is that it lives under a desk so the current colour clash between blue coolant and red memory isn’t a factor as the CPU area is... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 23, 2016 under Cases, Highlights V
The Corsair Carbide 270R Windowed is a significant new case as it comes in at a bargain price. Bargain, that is, for Corsair which has a massive range of cases with prices that start at £50 and head ... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Andrzej on November 23, 2016 under Annual Awards, Highlights V
Each KitGuru reader has their own opinion when it comes to which graphic cards, processors, chassis etc go into making the perfect rig. With 2 million readers visiting the site every month, 340,000 en... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 18, 2016 under Cases, Highlights V, Reviews
Lian Li PC-O9 is a large dual chamber case that can accommodate an E-ATX motherboard, every part you can see is made of aluminium (there are a few pieces of steel tucked away) and the finishing touche... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on November 17, 2016 under Highlights V, PC, Reviews
Here at KitGuru we have reviewed a few Chromebooks in our time, but never a Chromebox. It is with interest, then, that we look at ASUS' new Chromebox 2-G084U. Featuring a Broadwell Celeron CPU and 4GB... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on November 15, 2016 under Highlights V, Reviews, SSD Drives
Announced at the same time as the high-end SSD 960 PRO, but arriving a month later, the newly-launched SSD 960 EVO is Samsung's attempt to push the M.2 PCIe NVMe format SSD into the mainstream market.... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on November 11, 2016 under Highlights V, Power Supplies
Kolink may be a new name to KitGuru labs - however their products are created by Hungarian 'Caseking Kellytech', a sister company of European Caseking ... who unsurprisingly have exclusive distributio... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 9, 2016 under Base Unit, Gaming PC, Highlights V, Reviews
MSI appears to have delivered a new PC format with its Aegis Ti gaming system that we think of as Small-ish Form Factor. In appearance, Aegis Ti bears a strong resemblance to Aegis X. However, it is c... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on November 4, 2016 under Highlights V, Reviews, SSD Drives
When we first looked at Crucial's MX300 drive it was only available as a limited edition 750GB model. Since then, the production of the 3D TLC NAND that the MX300 uses has reached a level to enabl... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on November 2, 2016 under Cases, Highlights V, Reviews
Fractal Design Define Mini C is a Micro-ATX case that fills a gap in the range of Fractal cases between the mid-tower Define R5 and Mini-ITX Define Nano S. The cosmetic similarities with other Defi... more.
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