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Vibox Rapture-Chaos MX2 System review

Vibox has created a gaming PC called Rapture-Chaos MX2 that uses a long list of high end components. The result is an overclocked powerhouse that storms through games at 1080p, with the added bonus that it looks superb. Watch our video and you will see that Rapture-Chaos MX2 lives up …

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MSI Nightblade MI2 Review

MSI has given its ten litre small form factor Nightblade MI a serious upgrade, although you are unlikely to spot the changes as the chassis remains very similar on the outside. If you know what you are looking for you will see that one of the ports below the power …

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CMStorm Sentinel III Gaming Mouse Review

Back in December, Cooler Master announced the CM Storm Sentinel III, its latest gaming mouse bringing new features including an improved tracking sensor, a customizable OLED display and new RGB lighting. Today, we are finally going to put it through its paces and see just how well it performs.  The …

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Aorus X7 Pro-Sync Review

Aorus, the high-end brand created by Gigabyte, has put a lot of work into the X7 Pro-Sync and the result is an exceptionally slender laptop that packs a severe gaming punch. The chassis only measures 22.9mm thick at the widest point behind the lid hinge, near the exhaust vents. Measure …

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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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Acer Predator XB270HU G-Sync Display Review

Acer’s XB270HU is a 27-inch G-Sync display with a bright IPS panel. It supports a native WQHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 and a refresh rate of 144Hz, with Nvidia’s ULMB technology to boot, rounding off an impressive specification that puts it directly in competition with high-end adaptive-sync gaming displays …

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Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2 earphones review

As much as Beats may have gone a long way to making the idea of having decent quality headphones cool, not everyone wants bass heavy cans, or giant over-the-ear sets. Some prefer an in-ear design for their stealth and ability to stay in place during vigorous activity. It is to …

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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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MSI Z170A Gaming M7 Motherboard Review

Tackling the premium gaming market, MSI outfits the Z170A Gaming M7 with a number of features that will have eager buyers licking their lips. Alongside the eye-catching red and black colour scheme, hardware features include an enhanced audio system, two high-speed M.2 slots, and USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports. …

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ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard Review

The availability of multiplier-locked Skylake chips has sparked an even greater emphasis on the need for low-cost motherboards to partner with such processors. ASRock’s affordable Z170 Extreme4 utilises the Z170 chipset’s host of worthwhile features but minimises add-on components in order to maintain aggressive pricing. Aside from the Z170 chipset’s …

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Asus G752VT review

We had a good look at a preview model of the ROG G752VT but there is nothing quite like the experience of unboxing a brand new full retail gaming laptop. The headline features are Intel Skylake Core i7, Nvidia Maxwell graphics and a Full HD 17.3-inch IPS screen with G-Sync …

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Corsair Carbide 400Q Review

Corsair Carbide 400Q is the junior sibling of the Carbide 600C we saw quite recently. The Q suffix stands for Quiet and C for Clear (i.e. it has a windowed panel) and both Carbide 400 and 600 come in Q and C variants. Unboxing the 400Q reveals a case that …

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