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YOYOTech launches Warbird Z7

As you’d expect, with the advent of a new Intel chipset, every major computer brand is pushing through new ranges of systems that promise to be better, faster and more feature-rich than anything you’ve seen before. KitGuru casts an eye over the interwibble and picks out one such newbie. We …

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YOYOTech drops 5GHz system price by £250

It’s official, we’re into March madness silly season. Following the 4K monitor price moves by Dell and Samsung, we’re now hearing about a strong move on the price of 5GHz systems over at YOYOTech. KitGuru digs out the dirty details and comes to an intriguing conclusion. There’s no point in …

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Video tour of the MSI Nightblade at CeBIT 2014

Reading an extensive, in-depth review of MSI’s latest gaming bare bones rig, Nightblade, is a great way to familiarise yourself with the specification and performance characteristics. But if you really want to get a handle on whether this is the right rig for you, why not get MSI’s tech guru, …

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MESH £50 weekend discount vouchers unveiled

UK system builder, MESH Computers, has decided to get into the spirit of March Madness with a limited edition promo of their own this weekend. KitGuru scribbles down the code that’s just dropped into our collective inboxes and evaluates the value. From the first moment they opened their doors for …

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YOYOTech XDNA Aurum 24K Images Gallery

The response to KitGuru’s earlier article about YOYOTech’s brand new £8,000 mega box, the XDNA Aurum 24K was really positive. While we can argue about whether any PC can be worth that much money, there’s no doubting the beauty of this hand-crafted monster. You wanted more, so here’s more. While …

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YOYOTech launches the XDNA Aurum 24K at 8K sterling

Looking at the latest data from IDC, the vast majority of desktop systems will ship for less than £800 in 2014. Given that impressive stat, what would possess a company to create a new range where each hand-crafted system weighs in at just under £8,000?   KitGuru scratches the surface …

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$100 gadget to block the NSA

John McAfee wants to protect us from the NSA, with a d-central device that communicates directly with your devices to create a private network – this network would be inaccessible to the government. The technology has been planned for a few years, but with the recent NSA leaks, work on …

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New Roku streaming devices incoming

Amongst all the Apple TV rumours circulating, streaming hardware company, Roku, has decided to steal some of the limelight by releasing a new line of its streaming boxes. A  Roku 1 and Roku 2 refresh will be coming to the UK alongside the Roku 3 that was released in the …

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Want a dual core PC for Xmas but only have £119?

While we all love oggling the latest in 6-core, 12-threaded overclocking monstrosities – the reality is that many of us just need to replace an old box with a newer one. For example, as a child grows older or when you expand your business. Aria has been working on a …

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Aria offers business users Windows 7 PCs for £99

With Windows 8, Haswell, GTX700 and Radeon 8000 all coming soon, it’s work pausing every now and then to realise that the vast majority of business users are not batting in that league. They have a very different set of requirements – sometimes as simple as ‘Need a PC for …

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