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ASUS R9 280X Matrix Platinum Review

It is a busy week for AMD partners as they release a slew of new graphics cards vying for sales. In this review we look at the high end Asus R9 280X Matrix Platinum which features a heavily customised three slot cooler and impressive out of the box overclock. Is …

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AMD R9 270X Review

Today AMD are launching their new range of R7 and R9 video cards, minus the flagship R9 290X, which is coming later. This particular review focuses on the reference AMD R9 270X. The reference card has a price point set at $199, targeting a wide audience of enthusiast gamers who …

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Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X Motherboard Review

Today we are going to look at one of the first Socket FM2+ motherboards designed for gaming, the Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X.  This has similar characteristics as the other products in Gigabyte’s gaming range, including the trademark green and black colour scheme. As its name suggests, the Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X features the …

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Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 Case Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 case which is the predecessor to the Deep Silence 2 which we looked at a few weeks back. This was only released around a year ago, though, so is still fairly current and is actually a …

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CM Storm Mech Gaming Keyboard Review

Today we are going to look at the latest gaming keyboard from CM Storm, the Mech. As its name suggests, the Mech is a mechanical gaming keyboard and is designed to offer the best possible quality and performance on the market. It’s available with Cherry MX switches in blue, red …

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Falcon Computers Predator Gaming PC Review

Today we are going to look at a gaming rig from a manufacturer called Falcon Computers.  They are an independent organisation based up in Sunderland, producing an extensive range of pre-configured and configurable gaming systems. The Falcon Predator offers an impressive specification which includes an overclocked Intel Core i7-4770K, paired with …

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Netgear Powerline Music Extender XAUB2511 Review

If you like to listen to music in various locations around your house, but don’t like the hassle of transferring files or burning discs, Netgear’s Powerline Music Extender could be the product for you. Utilising a pair of 200Mb/s-capable powerline adapters, Netgear’s XAUB2511 is designed to transfer audio streams through …

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Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 Case Review

Today we are going to look at the Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 case … designed for users who want to build a powerful system with low noise acoustics performance. In fact, it features sound-proofing similar to that of Fractal Design’s Define series which is a great starting point to reduce …

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Synology DS1513+ NAS Review

Synology is well-known for their NAS solutions and today we are taking a closer look at the DS1513+. This NAS is aimed at small to medium businesses and comes equipped with an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB DDR3 and supports up to five 4TB hard drives. The DS1513+ is nearly identical …

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AverMedia Live Gamer Portable Review

Today we’ll be taking a look at the AverMedia Live Gamer Portable. Equipped with an on-board H.264 hardware encoder to reduce CPU usage, streaming compatibility and the option to record directly onto an SD card, AverMedia claims the Live Gamer Portable is “Smart & Sharp, Your All-Purpose Sharing Weapon”. Compatible with …

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Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review

Today we are going to look at one of the latest additions to Noctua’s range of high performance CPU coolers, the NH-U12S.  This model is fairly compact and is designed for those users who are looking for decent cooling performance as well as compatibility with tall RAM heatspreaders. Noctua are …

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Asus Maximus VI Formula (Z87) Motherboard Review

The newest ATX member joining Asus’ premier line of Z87 motherboards, the Maximus VI Formula, brings something completely different to the ROG table – a full-board covering called ROG Armor. Can the distinctive Maximus VI Formula prove itself as an excellent platform for high-end gamers and intermediate overclockers? Typically a …

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ASRock Z87 OC Formula Motherboard Review

Built for hardened overclockers, does ASRock’s Z87 OC Formula have what it takes to compete with the likes of MSI’s Z87 XPower and Asus’ Maximus VI Extreme? Utilising an E-ATX form factor and packed with overclocking-geared enhancements, ASRock’s Z87 OC Formula represents the company’s motherboard designed specifically for hardened tweakers …

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Asus Maximus VI Hero (Z87) Motherboard Review

Providing a fresh burst of excitement in Asus’ premium Republic Of Gamers series, the Maximus VI Hero is the first ROG motherboard built specifically for the mid-range gamer. Has Asus’ price-constricting approach paid off? Sparking attention due to its true gaming-orientated design and a price tag to match, the Maximus …

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Thermaltake Chaser A31 Case Review

Thermaltake’s mid tower Chaser A31 chassis is built to compete in a mid-range war zone that is laden with gamers. Can the Chaser A31 case’s features allow it to shine in an overcrowded market? Designed for gamers, Thermaltake’s Chaser A31 supports standard ATX hardware and multi-VGA configurations. Cooling is covered …

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Turtle Beach Ear Force XP SEVEN Review

Today we will be taking a look at the Turtle Beach Ear Force XP Seven, aimed at professional gamers and enthusiasts alike. Packed with features such as customizable presets, an Audio Control Unit, adjustable surround sound angles, Dolby surround and even auxiliary input, Turtle Beach claims these headphones offer “the …

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Silverstone Raven RV04 Case Review

Today we are going to look at the latest model to feature in Silverstone’s critically acclaimed Raven series of cases, the RV04. It promises to build on the success of the previous model, the RV03, offering higher levels of performance.  We are interested to see what Silverstone have implemented to …

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Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Motherboard Review

Situated towards the entry-level end of Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable series of Z87 motherboards, the Z87-D3HP aims to provide a cheap-and-cheerful way for budget-conscious users to make the switch to Haswell. Featuring six SATA 6Gb/s ports, CrossFire capabilities, Intel LAN, and up to ten USB 3.0 ports, Gigabyte’s Z87-D3HP offers a …

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ASRock Z87 Extreme9/ac Motherboard Review

Sat at the top of ASRock’s Z87 Extreme series line-up, the Extreme9/ac is designed to combine enthusiast and gaming performance into a single motherboard that can provide everyday usage. With a 12 phase power delivery design and support for 4-way graphics configurations via a PLX PEX 8747 PCI Express switch, ASRock’s …

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Lian Li PC-Q30 Mini-ITX Case Review

Today we are going to look at the PC-Q30 which is one of the latest Mini ITX cases from Lian Li.  We have looked at a number of compact cases from Lian Li in the past and have been generally very impressed with what they have to offer.  This particular …

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Nvidia GTX760 Graphics Card Review

One of Nvidia’s greatest success stories in recent years has been their GTX 660 ti. This discrete solution targeted the high end enthusiast gamer – hitting a sweet spot between £200 and £250. Put two GTX660 Ti’s in SLi and you had a configuration able to battle head to head …

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Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Cube Case Review

‘Unique’ is a word that is reserved for only a few companies in the case market today. With a split-chamber design and cube shape, does Corsair’s Carbide Series Air 540 create a spark that could relight the flame of innovation for the chassis market? Designed to isolate heat-producing components from …

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