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ASRock X99 WS-E/10G Motherboard Review

Motherboards aimed at professional usage have quite different requirements to those aimed at consumer activities like gaming. For a start, whilst gamers are swiftly moving onto the Z170 chipset and Intel Skylake procesors, because quad-core is usually enough, workstations have generally stuck with X99 and Haswell E processors, due to …

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Asus Maximus VIII Impact (Z170) Motherboard Review

Right now, the mini-ITX scene is extremely popular for gamers and enthusiasts. A combined effort by component manufacturers has seen greater emphasis being put on innovative mini-ITX cases, short graphics cards, and more confined cooling solutions. And let’s not forget the system builders deploying small form-factor (SFF) offerings such as …

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Thermaltake Core X71 Review

Thermaltake Core X71 is a full tower ATX case that stands 677mm tall. That’s huge. The easiest way to get an idea about Core X71 is to imagine that Thermaltake has taken a tower case such as Core V51 or Suppressor F51 and then stood it on a pedestal. The …

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Fractal Design Core 500 Review

There are two distinctly different ways to approach the Mini-ITX Fractal Design Core 500. The first is to pack out the drive bays with a ton of storage (optical drive, three hard drives and three SSD) to effectively convert your tiny PC into a server or NAS. The second approach …

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NZXT H440 New Edition Review

NZXT has updated its enthusiast H440 case. This new version goes by the unimaginative name ‘H440 New Edition’ however the list of changes from the original H440 is very encouraging: All black matte colour, Scratch resistant paintwork, Tinted black window (with optional no window version), Increased height & depth with …

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FSP Hydro G 750W Power Supply Review

FSP have been manufacturing power supplies now since 1993 and are one of the world’s leading OEM suppliers. Companies such as Zalman, OCZ, Antec, Silverstone, Super Talent and AOpen have adopted their power supplies in various ranges throughout the years. It would be fair to say that over the years …

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Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X Review

Last week AMD released their mid range R9 380X and today we supplement our launch review by taking a look at the Sapphire Radeon R9 Nitro 380X. Right now NVIDIA have no solution at the same price (£200) so partners are able to offer up some competitive deals to tempt …

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Gigabyte GTX980Ti XTREME Gaming Windforce Review

If you have £600 burning a hole in your pocket then perhaps today’s review product may interest you. The Gigabyte GTX980 Ti XTREME Gaming is a custom, heavily overclocked graphics card which features a semi passive three fan ‘Windforce’ cooler. With a 12+2 Phase Power implementation and proprietary backplate, the …

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MSI X99A SLI Plus Motherboard Review

With Skylake chips still selling through retailers for a significantly greater price than Intel may have intended, the HEDT X99 platform quickly becomes an even more appealing option to power users. The six-core Haswell-E 5820K is faster than Skylake’s flagship 6700K and is available for around £40 less. The next …

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Asus RP-AC56 802.11ac wireless extender review

The RP-AC56 is a 2×2 802.11ac wireless extender, designed to compete with and outperform typically affordable offerings. It’s an upgrade from Asus’ older AC750 model, and comes with a nifty music streaming function, for wireless audio playback from a tablet or smartphone. Although the RP-AC56 is the second wireless extender …

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Asus ROG G20AJ Review

Asus aims to pull off a neat trick with the Republic Of Gamers G20AJ. They have taken a desktop Core i7 CPU and a desktop GTX 970 graphics card and crammed the two of them into a tiny 12.5-litre chassis that appears to be a similar size as a Sony …

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PNY CS2111 XLR8 480GB SSD Review

PNY are a company well known for their graphics cards, but today we take a look at one of their latest Solid State Drives – the CS2111 XLR8. The PNY CS2111 XLR8 (‘accelerate’- get it?) is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities. The 480GB model we look at today …

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