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Overclocked your Skylake CPU? See how it measures up here

Overclocking today is far easier than it once was, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some real science behind it. Only a deft hand can coax those few extra megahertz from a CPU, especially this latest generation of Skylake chips. If you think you might be one of those …

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G. Skill breaks DDR4 OC record

G.Skill is no stranger to breaking new ground when it comes to memory speed world records, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it’s done that once again, this time smashing the DDR4 world record with a frequency of 4255MHz. Unlike some previous records however, this wasn’t …

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K|NGP|N overclocks GeForce GTX 980 to record-high frequencies again

Vince “K|NGP|N” Lucido, a legendary overclocker who works with EVGA, has managed to overclock a GeForce GTX 980-based graphics card to record-high 2.20GHz/9GHz (GPU/memory) clock-rates and break a couple of world’s records in 3DMark FireStrike benchmark once again. In a bid to prove his world-class skills in overclocking, K|NGP|N pushed …

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Intel Core i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon Review (inc. Overclocking)

Our review of the new Intel Core i7 4790K. It has been some time coming even though we have had an Intel sample for some time now. We wanted to take our time and not only review the processor but create a little overclocking guide for our readers buying one. We found a lot of interesting things - including some processor degradation when we pushed it too hard, for too long. All things considered Is this the processor you want to consider for your next system? What about Intel's new Intel’s NGPTIM? How does it overclock? How is power consumption? How does it rate beside the 4770K?

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Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Case Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 which directly replaces the Arc Midi case that  we looked at in-depth last year over here.  The Arc range of cases are designed with performance users in mind as they don’t focus specifically on noise suppression like …

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Braebo Enforcer Gaming PC Review

Today we are going to look at the Enforcer gaming PC which is a mid-range system from a company called Braebo Computers. They are a relatively small company who cater predominantly for the low to mid range of the PC market, however they have a few attractively featured overclocked gaming …

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NZXT Kraken X40 Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Kraken X40, which is one of NZXT’s first attempts at a performance liquid cooler.  It is a similar design to the X60, however it features a smaller 140 mm radiator for those who don’t have room for a 280 mm …

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Corsair Hydro H55 CPU Cooler Review

Today we are going to look at one of Corsair’s latest liquid CPU coolers, the H55.  This is an improved version of the existing H50 cooler which is popular with those looking for a high performance cooler at a very reasonable price point.  We look forward to seeing how it …

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Sapphire Vapor-X CPU Cooler Review

Renowned for enthusiast-grade graphics cards that push the boundaries of performance, Sapphire is on the hunt for success with the company’s first ever CPU cooler – the Vapor-X. Utilising vapour chamber technology, can Sapphire replicate the success of the critically-acclaimed Vapor-X coolers used on their graphics cards? A direct-contact vapour chamber base should …

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MSI Z77IA-E53 Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Today we are going to look at MSI‘s latest mini-ITX offering, the Z77IA-E53 motherboard. It’s designed for users who are looking to build a powerful compact system based around the Intel Z77 platform. This makes it ideal for building a compact LAN gaming system in a case such as the Bitfenix Prodigy.

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ASRock X79 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

Over the past couple of years ASRock have really upped their game and are now competing with world renowned motherboard manufacturers such as Asus and Gigabyte.  We have looked at a number of motherboards from ASRock recently and none of them have failed to impress.  So when they offered us …

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Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH Motherboard Review

Last month we saw some of Gigabyte’s upcoming Z77 motherboards at Computex which feature their latest Ultra Durable 5 technology.  We have been very impressed by all the existing Gigabyte Z77 motherboards we’ve tested so we are quite excited to see what the new range has to offer. Today we …

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Palicomp Alpha Pulse Gaming PC Review

Many people don’t have the time or expertise to build a new system so there is still a large market for pre-built computers.  There are quite a number of companies who will happily build you a gaming machine, from the smaller custom builders such as PCSpecialist to the large multinational …

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Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard Review

Asus produce a comprehensive range of motherboards which spans the performance and budget friendly ends of the market.  We have already looked at some of their high performance Z77 motherboards including the Sabertooth Z77 and Republic of Gamers Maximus V Z77  Gene which are designed for users who want the ultimate …

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Biostar TZ77XE4 Motherboard Review

The Biostar brand doesn’t have a massive presence in the UK, at least not in the enthusiast segment of the market.  We consider Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte to be the top three enthusiast brands on the market at the moment but this is something Biostar are looking to change with …

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DDR3-3000+ speeds reached in Quad Channel config

The always challenging memory overclocking segment has just witnessed another push to heights not reached previously; this time in terms of quad channel setups. Just last month we saw G.Skill and GIGABYTE reach for the stars, and by George did they ever, achieving a staggering 3736MHz on AMD’s dual channel …

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Intel’s entry level Sandy-E i7-3820 hits 5.66GHz

Thanks to the recent addition of Intel’s Core i7-3820 to its LGA2011 (Sandy Bridge-E) lineup, the cost of ownership for this platform has dropped by a good chunk. What many of us were wanting to know however is how well this entry level quad core LGA2011 processor can overclock. Does …

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Can you overclock? Win with ASRock

Are you any good at overclocking? then you might want to enter the new competition held by ASrock which features sponsors Kingston, Sparkle and Roccat. The world leading motherboard brand ASRock announced today to organize 2012 Global OC Competition with Futuremark®, the creators of the world’s most popular benchmarks and …

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