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0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on July 21, 2014 under Cases, Highlights 2
The new Enthoo Luxe tower case fills a gaping chasm in the Phanteks range between the £199.99 Primo and the £89.99 Pro (£79.99 without window). Priced at £129.99, the Luxe delivers a set of featur... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on July 16, 2014 under Highlights 2, NAS
The latest release from Synology's enormous range of NAS is the DS415play. This 4-bay NAS looks pretty much identical to the DS414 (review) however it includes the features we saw in the DS214play (re... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Zardon on July 12, 2014 under Graphics, Highlights 2
Today we follow on from our recent analysis of the remarkable ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144hz G-Sync monitor and focus on the partner card for that review - the Asus GTX780 Ti ROG Matrix. ASUS claim this ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on July 6, 2014 under Highlights 2, Motherboard, SSD Drives
Intel's 9-series chipset saw the widespread adoption of high-speed storage connections operating via the PCI Express interface. While the 10Gbps transfer speeds of SATA Express and M.2 connections... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 4, 2014 under Highlights 2, Mouse
The landscape of peripherals is vast - with many manufacturers all competing in the same space. If you are a regular reader of KitGuru chances are you have seen a few of the same names crop up. Today ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Bob Crane on July 2, 2014 under Highlights 2, Speakers
The overwhelming audio preference among gamers is headsets. The ability to communicate while playing audio at serious volumes provides a tactical advantage without the need for constant complaints fro... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Zardon on June 25, 2014 under Graphics, Highlights 2
For many enthusiast gamers, the 'sweet spot' price point for a graphics card is around the £200 mark. For this kind of cash you can get a solution capable of powering the latest Direct X 11 games at ... more.
15 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on June 22, 2014 under CPU, Highlights 2
Intel's Haswell-based processors are stellar performers on a clock-for-clock basis, but their overclocking performance typically leaves enthusiasts and gamers crying out for more. Gone are the days of... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Bob Crane on June 19, 2014 under Highlights 2, Keyboards
More and more of us are using Smart TV's, but invariably we try and control this awesome power with a traditional magic wand. Plugging a media centre PC into the TV brings advantages - and challenges ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 16, 2014 under Highlights 2, Mouse
I recently took a look at Corsair's Raptor gaming keyboard and although I wasn't overly impressed due to a lack of mechanical keys, the backlighting was top notch. Today we look at the Raptor M45 gami... more.
19 CommentsPosted by Zardon on June 12, 2014 under Graphics, Highlights 2
We all love to play games! It is likely your dream graphics card will be either a GTX 780 Ti or R9 290X. Not fast enough for you? - then how about AMD's R9 295X2 or Nvidia's Titan Z? Be prepared to di... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 11, 2014 under Highlights 2, Keyboards
Mechanical keyboards have been popular with the gaming audience now for some time, but they can often be rather expensive. Corsair recently released their K40 gamer keyboard which uses more mainstream... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on June 9, 2014 under Highlights 2, Power Supplies
Seasonic have had an active couple of months - in May we reviewed their Platinum 1,200W Modular PSU and today we are looking at the new X-Series 1250W - a refresh on the older model which we looked at... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on May 29, 2014 under Highlights 2, Routers
With growing adoption in laptops and portable devices, as well as desktop systems, 802.11ac WiFi continues to gain pace in the consumer market. With a theoretical transfer speed of well over a Gigabit... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Zardon on May 26, 2014 under Graphics, Highlights 2
If you are in the market for a high end graphics solution then Sapphire surely have to be on your final shortlist. The company have been releasing award winning graphics cards consistently for the las... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Bob Crane on May 25, 2014 under Highlights 2, Pen Drives
While there is no doubt that in the not too distant future we will be transferring gigabytes quickly across the planet at very little cost - right now the movement of very large files still requires a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on May 22, 2014 under Event, Highlights 2
Kitguru was invited to a Gigabyte event in London this week. During the first fifteen minutes of the Gigabyte Game On Tech Tour I learned a fair amount about their WindForce and WaterForce VGA coolers... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on May 20, 2014 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Sitting in the middle of ASRock's current Z97 gaming motherboard line-up, the Fatal1ty Z97X Killer targets the fierce sub-£130 marketplace. Can its feature set, overclocking capabilities, and general... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 17, 2014 under Headphones, Highlights 2
If you find yourself jumping from rooftop to rooftop, wallrunning your way between kills and blasting away at 30ft tall metal behemoths on a regular basis you are either playing Titanfall or need to r... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Zardon on May 14, 2014 under Graphics, Highlights 2
Nvidia have always said that the GTX Titan and GTX Titan Black graphics cards were never released to target the gaming audience, however that hasn't stopped demanding enthusiast gamers buying them by ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on May 12, 2014 under Highlights 2, SSD Drives
Intel's 9-series chipset has launched and one of the most interesting features that it delivers is native support for M.2 SSDs. Devices using the M.2 (formerly NGFF) connector can differ in their conn... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on May 11, 2014 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Gamers have long been one of the core consumer groups for the DIY computing industry, but recent months have seen the popularity of gaming-branded components hit a new level. Motherboards are a great ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on May 9, 2014 under Highlights 2, PC
If you are in the market for a compact, yet powerful, watercooled system - but don't want to build it yourself, then today's review may just tickle the taste buds. The AWD Ignis Aqua 290X 250D Mini IT... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on May 6, 2014 under Highlights 2, Power Supplies
2014 has been an incredible year for top grade, high wattage power supplies. We have reviewed the Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1,000w, The Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1,300w and the Corsair AX1500... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Zardon on April 30, 2014 under Highlights 2, Power Supplies
Have you just built a mining rig featuring four high end graphics cards or are you currently configuring a system incorporating dual AMD R9 295X2 graphics cards? Regular KitGuru readers will have seen... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Carl on April 30, 2014 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Release date for the Z97 and H97 chipsets is rapidly approaching and motherboard makers are frantically preparing for the upcoming launch. We have a gallery of pictures for the upcoming Gigabyte mothe... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 29, 2014 under General Tech, Highlights 2, Motherboard
Back in February we tested Asus' SATA Express product demo platform. We could see the potential for the high-speed storage interface, but there was still the question of extensive market adoption lin... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 28, 2014 under Highlights 2, Motherboard
Boards designed for extreme overclockers have been constants for all of Intel's most recent platforms. Gigabyte hit success with the Z87X-OC motherboard by driving the overclocking-geared part to an ... more.
10 CommentsPosted by Zardon on April 25, 2014 under Gaming Rig, Highlights 2, PC
KitGuru review a range of gaming systems every month, from penny pinching £500 builds to wallet sapping £3,000 beasts. Today we take a look at one of the latest high end systems from etailer Overclo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on April 22, 2014 under Highlights 2, Notebook, Tablet PC
Today we are going to look at one of the latest, and perhaps most interesting notebooks in Dell’s range, the XPS 12. This aluminum convertible Ultrabook offers a 'flip and fold' motion and features ... more.
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