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Aerocool Aero 1000 Chassis Review

Aerocool has trodden a careful path with its new Aero-1000 ATX case. This steel chassis looks understated with its black and white mono colour scheme and it is clear that Aerocool has worked hard to appeal to enthusiasts while keeping the price low. At the front of the chassis we …

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Aorus X7 Pro V3-CF1 Review

Aorus is a premium brand that has been developed by Gigabyte to deliver high end gaming products with a distinct leaning towards laptops rather than PCs. Currently the range consists of a handful of keyboards and backpacks, a mouse and mousepad and four laptops. Two of the laptops have screens …

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Synology DS1515 NAS Review

The new Synology DS1515 five bay NAS a budget version of the DS1515+ that launched a few months ago and while the price of the DS1515 is significantly lower, the specification hasn’t changed a great deal. The most obvious difference is a change from a quad core Intel Atom to …

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SilverStone Precision PS11B-Q Review

SilverStone supplies its Precision PS11B case in two forms. This Q-suffix version is Quiet while the W has a Window. There are other differences as the Q has a solid front panel with vents at the sides and a fair amount of foam material to deaden sound inside while the …

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In-Win 904 Plus Chassis Review

And the award for ‘Novel ATX PC case 2015 goes to … In-Win for the 904Plus.’ That might seem premature as we have only reached April but the odds of another radical design that will top the 904 Plus are slender to non-existent. In-Win has updated the 904 very slightly …

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AeroCool GT-A Chassis Review

First appearances matter, and the styling of the Aerocool GT-A will easily distract you from the fact that this is a budget ATX case. The appearance of this white version with a blue LED fan at the front is eye-catching with its flared wheel arch thing at the front and …

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Gigabyte Waterforce Review

Every single aspect of the Gigabyte WaterForce graphics system is epic. Inside the wheeled suitcase (yes, really) you’ll find three water cooled GTX 980 graphics cards, an aluminium casing that sits on top of your PC case to accommodate the three radiators and a handful of accessories. The idea behind …

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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX Review

Phanteks has introduced a budget Mini-ITX case that is named Enthoo Evolv ITX. This is a nod to its heritage as the design is based on the mATX Enthoo Evolv however the construction is steel with a plastic front panel, where the original Evolv used aluminium panels to cover the …

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Intel NUC 5I3RYH (DinoPC) review

If you take a look at our review of Gigabyte BRIX S you will pretty much have the low-down on the latest version of Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing). DinoPC sent us a mini PC that uses NUC5i3RYH that is built around a Core i3-5010U, which is a mobile …

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Antec P380 Case review

A year back we reviewed the Antec Nineteen Hundred which was big, bold and expensive. While the styling of the Nineteen Hundred was a success the fixed drive towers were a considerable problem and there was clearly scope for improvement. This is is the cue to introduce the P380 which …

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Synology DiskStation DS115 NAS Review

Synology’s latest single bay NAS is based on the twin-bay DS215j and uses the same processor, memory and configuration of ports and connectors. For some reason Synology has seen fit to change the colour from white to black, perhaps to disguise the heritage of the DS115 tiddler, but that strikes …

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InWin 703 Chassis Review

The In-Win 703 is as far removed from the In-Win D Frame Mini as one PC case can be from another, which just goes to show that it is a mug’s game to have preconceptions about any new product before you open the box. In essence the InWin 703 is …

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Thecus W4000 WSS NAS Review

Thecus has come up with something new in the world of NAS with three models that are supplied with Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. These NAS are described by Thecus as the ‘World’s first Windows Essential NAS’. The three NAS models W2000, W4000 and W5000 are respectively two, four …

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Thermaltake Core V51 Chassis Review

The key feature of the Thermaltake Core V51 is its substantial size. It stands 540mm high and 560mm deep, which means it can support an EATX motherboard with eight expansion slots. You’ll get a better idea about the size of Core V51 when you hear it accommodates a graphics card …

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ASRock Vision X 471D Mini PC Review

The ASRock Vision X 471D is an update of the Vision X 420D that was introduced about a year ago. This barebones is supplied without an Operating System, however the hardware is complete so you have no need to install memory, storage or anything else. On the one hand this …

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Asus ROG G751J Review

The specification of the Asus Republic Of Gamers G751J follows the tried and true combination of an Intel Core i7-4710HQ with Nvidia Maxwell graphics (GTX 970M in this instance), loads of DDR3 memory and a solid state drive to handle Windows and applications. The Asus Republic Of Gamers G751J laptop is …

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Corsair H110i GT Review

Corsair is bringing out three new All In One liquid cooling systems. H80i GT (120mm radiator and two fans in push/pull) and H100i GTX (240mm radiator with two fans) occupy slots towards the upper reaches of the product range, and right at the pinnacle we have the new H110i GT. …

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ECS Liva X Mini PC Review

ECS has updated its Liva Mini PC and the new version is named Liva X. Its a small box that is powered by a Celeron N2808 dual core System on Chip that is capable of running either Windows or Linux. This Liva X update is powered by a power adapter …

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Gigabyte BRIX S BXi5H-5200 Review

There are three models in the range of BRIX S Mini-PC barebones that use the new Broadwell-U processor. These offer a choice of 5-series Core -3, -5 or -7. These are all dual core processors with Hyper Threading so while it sounds like a big difference these three models are …

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ASUS Republic Of Gamers GR8 Review

Asus is trying something bold and new with its Republic Of Gamers (ROG) GR8 which is a Gaming Console PC. That may sound like a contradiction in terms and it certainly requires a word of explanation. Asus has taken the innards of a Core i7 laptop and housed the hardware …

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