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Overclocking World Cup finalists announced

While it might not have the prize pool of The International 2014, G Skill’s World Cup for overclockers is heating up, with the six finalists announced right alongside a $10,000 cash prize for the champion. Set to compete are: der8auer from Germany, ZeR0_Dan from China, Hero from China, Xtreme Addict …

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OCUK’s 8Pack retakes lead on 3Dmark record tables

8Pack has done it again guys, breaking through another performance barrier to retake the top spot on the 3Dmark Firestrike record tables for four card configurations and he managed to break new ground for the benchmark, becoming the first to post a 35,000+ score on HWBot. The hardware he used …

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8pack and Hivizman smash 10+ 3Dmark world records

Overclockers’ resident OC master and emasculator 8pack, has once again broken a bunch of world records, with the help of fellow overclocker Hivizman. No wonder the first post about it on the OCUK forums was ‘hey, leave some for the rest of us.’ The record breaking was all part of a …

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Gigabyte Retro OC contest sees two new world records

Gamers may look back on their favourite titles of yesteryear with fondness, but overclockers have a particular affinity for the old benchmarks. Remember the first time you watched your 6800GT breeze through 3Dmark 01 only to watch it stutter in 05? Well Gigabyte does too, which is why it recently …

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Corsair Hydro H105 CPU Cooler Review

Today we are going to take a look at the latest liquid CPU cooler from Corsair, the Hydro H105.  Corsair are one of the longest established players in the liquid CPU cooling market and are presently the most popular brand.  This can be attributed to their wide range of products …

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Kingston HyperX Predator 2800MHz 8GB Memory Kit Review

It’s Kingston’s turn to take shot at the ultra-high frequency memory market. Can the 2800MHz HyperX Predator kit grab the attention of enthusiast benchmarkers and extreme overclockers? With the vast improvements in memory frequency support brought about by Haswell’s powerful IMC, manufacturers took the opportunity to release ultra-high frequency memory …

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The Xbox One CPU just got 150MHz faster

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on how the Xbox One GPU had been given a 53MHz speed boost, when it was found that the next-gen machine’s thermal profile could handle it, so today must be Christmas (or my birthday… really) because today we’re bringing more …

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Asus Maximus VI Extreme beats OC competition at Computex

It looks like it wasn’t just G.Skill that was ahead of the curve at Computex‘s overclocking competition, with Asus also walking away a champion, by helping to claim new performance records for a variety of different synthetic benchmarks. ASUS announced today that it helped achieve world records in the following: …

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AMD A10-6800K (Richland) APU Review

Today we are going to take a look at the latest ‘Richland’ APUs from AMD which have been refreshed with ‘Piledriver’ cores to enhance performance. There are numerous other improvements including the addition of 2133 MHz memory support for the A10 models. Since AMD released their first APUs back in …

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Cooler Master Eisberg Prestige 240L Review

Today we are going to look at the latest all-in-one CPU water cooler from Cooler Master, the Eisberg Prestige 240L which competes with the latest models from the likes of Corsair and NZXT.  The Eisberg range is targeted specifically at enthusiasts and boasts a number of exciting features that differentiate …

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MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard Review

Today we are going to look at the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard.  It’s MSI’s latest model, targeted at the enthusiast audience, more specifically enthusiast gamers.  It boasts an impressive feature set which is specifically tailored for those gamers who want the best possible performance from their system. MSI are one …

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X Motherboard Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Biostar Hi-Fi Z77X which is the latest model in their range based on this chipset.  We were recently very impressed by the Biostar Hi-Fi A85W motherboard which offered a good balance between style, performance and features, while remaining widely affordable. …

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NZXT Kraken X40 Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Kraken X40, which is one of NZXT’s first attempts at a performance liquid cooler.  It is a similar design to the X60, however it features a smaller 140 mm radiator for those who don’t have room for a 280 mm …

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NZXT Kraken X60 Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Kraken X60 which is NZXT’s first attempt at a performance liquid cooler.  Over the past few years there have been a number of different companies trying to enter the all-in-one liquid cooling market, following the success of Corsair and Antec. …

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Corsair Hydro H110 Review

Today we are going to look at the Corsair Hydro H110 which is the latest performance CPU cooler in their range, fitting in just above the H100i.  It marks Corsair’s response to the NZXT Kraken X60 which utilises a larger 280 mm radiator than the 240 mm unit associated with …

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Corsair Hydro H55 CPU Cooler Review

Today we are going to look at one of Corsair’s latest liquid CPU coolers, the H55.  This is an improved version of the existing H50 cooler which is popular with those looking for a high performance cooler at a very reasonable price point.  We look forward to seeing how it …

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Corsair H60 Review (2013 Edition)

Today we are going to take a look at the latest iteration of the Corsair H60 liquid CPU cooler.  This is a slightly revised version of the existing H60, tweaked to improve cooling performance.  The upgrades include an improved CPU block, uprated hoses and a new fan based on the …

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AMD Trinity A10 5800k performance demonstration

You always need to be at least a little suspicious when a company shows you a set of comparative benchmarks. But, as they say, forwarned is forarmed. AMD had a number of systems on show in London yesterday and world famous overclocking expert (and now AMD PR expert) Sami Makinen …

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