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OCZ Challenge update: 3rd ARC 100 drive dies at 384TB

Given the nature of SSD technology, one sure fire way to check reliability is to run massive amounts of data through them – which is what we started to do with five OCZ ARC 100s back on December 10th. Here’s the latest update from KitGuru Labs. The warranty term for this kind …

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Aerocool Pimp My PC Winner Announced

When we announced a competition for you to tell us just how desperately your PC needed a little pimp-lubbin, we’d secretly hoped that everyone was fine and that all of your systems were amazing and needed no updates. We were wrong. So wrong! Thousands of entries were received and we sifted …

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AEROCOOL Pimp My Rig Competition!

If you own the world’s fastest CPU and GPU combination, then maybe you can feel comfortable declaring ‘Looks aren’t important, it’s what’s inside that counts’. For the vast majority of KitGuru readers however, looks are important. We want a rig that looks seriously desirable, especially if your existing PC is …

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SSD prices drop as new tech beckons

Recent discussions with memory manufacturers indicate that there will be more innovation in the Solid State Drive market place in the first half of 2015. None of us know exactly when those improvements will happen, but price drops are normally a good indicator – as older product is cleared from …

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SK hynix expected to announce huge earnings for 2014

Although only a quarter of the size of Intel in terms of overall chip production, Korean memory specialist SK hynix is number two in the memory module business – ahead of companies like Toshiba. As the overall market continues to recover and SK hynix begins to flex its own marketing …

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Hubble takes photo stitching to new heights

Anyone who has used a digital camera and some editing software, will have tried to create a panorama by combining two or more photos together. It’s a technique that can be easily accomplished – with a product like Photoshop – for half a dozen photos or so. The folks at …

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Exclusive interview with Dr Carolyn Duran from Intel

At CES in January 2014, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich told the audience some home truths about the origins of various goods that we take for granted in our every day lives. Specifically, minerals and the way they can be obtained from twisted governments that support conflict. Dr Carolyn Duran is in …

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KitGuru Annual Awards 2014

We love this industry and the logic behind that love is quite simple. Billions are spent on R&D each year – much of which goes toward making games run quicker and film/video stream quicker/smoother than ever before. In other words, thousands of scientists around the world are working toward one …

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Sale bargains – check those labels carefully

Walking around the Boxing Day bargains, some KitGuru readers were keen to share their experience of what appears to be some quite blatant product mis-labeling. Naturally, we investigated, here are the initial results. Over the years, there have been some classic mis-labeling incidents across the tech world. Some are legitimate, …

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Exclusive interview with TP-LINK’s Eleonora Rocca

With the vast majority of the UK now connected to broadband, a lot of enthusiasts’ focus has switched from the cable outside the front door, to the wireless transmission speeds inside their property. One company that claims it is pushing for better/faster transmission standards while keeping costs down, is TP-LINK …

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Gamers attracted to smaller chassis says Cooler Master

While they are famous for huge chassis like the Cosmos II and Storm Trooper etc, KitGuru learned up at Multiplay i53 that there is a definite increase in interest around small form factor chassis among gamers. Chris Gough explains the draw. While Chris didn’t actually say that Cooler Master is selling …

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Thermaltake Core V 51 chassis spotted at Multiplay i53

Multiplay’s legendary Insomnia events are a great place to get hands-on with a ton of kit that you don’t normally find in the shops. On hand for Thermaltake was Martin Pajenkamp to explain the cool features of his Core V51 chassis. Have to say that we do like an intelligently …

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Utopia Computers exquisite paint job at Multiplay i53

At some point or another, we’ve all been tempted to paint a chassis. Whether you botched it with a roller or made your best effort using a primed surface and layers of spray paint, it’s unlikely that you will have managed better than this system from Utopia Computers on the …

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Thermaltake Core V1 at Multiplay i53

Small Form Factor fever seemed to spread through the halls at Multiplay’s Insomnia i53. We all remember the ‘time of the Shuttles’ – around 10 years ago – but the problem was that the specifications were very weak. Now that does not have to be the case. Also, prices have …

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Overclockers UK delivery to your desk at Insomnia i53

Once thousands of hardcore gamers have entrenched themselves with their clan/mates at a Multiplay event like i53, they really don’t want to move. So what happens if you need a repair, upgrade or gift?  No problem, Overclockers UK have pioneered an effective Delivery to your Desk system – which doubles-up …

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Cooler Master Keyboard Olympics at Multiplay i53

Getting someone to say “I love you” – even if they don’t necessarily mean it – is a pretty decent marketing play. One that Cooler Master had going in full effect up at Multiplay’s Insomnia i53 LAN gaming event at the massive Ricoh Arena in Coventry over the weekend. KitGuru …

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OcUK Forum fires in the tough questions to Richard Huddy

It’s all well and good Richard Huddy, AMD’s Chief Gaming Scientist, answering questions on Mantle, hair follicles and the future of gaming resolutions, what about the tough questions?  Overclockers.co.uk has a pretty active forum – full of hardcore enthusiasts. They wanted Huddy’s reply to some more awkward propositions. Well, here’s the response. Discuss on …

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Kingston doubles capacity on a range of products

We all know that technology drives an endless progression of shrinks and optimisations. Normally, the effects are felt gradually over time. But every now and there’s a mini-seismic shift in terms of what’s possible at a specific prince point. KitGuru checks the Richter Scale for evidence of just such a …

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Sapphire speak to Kitguru TV about custom R9 290X

For every generation of hardware (from nVidia and AMD) there will be a champion-chip – the quickest of its kind, cranked up to the fastest clocks etc. For AMD right now, an overclocked R9 290X is as fast as it gets. KitGuru invited Bill Donnelly from Sapphire into the studio …

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