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Antec ISK 600M Case Review

This is the review that almost failed to happen. When the Antec ISK 600M arrived it didn’t raise a huge amount of excitement and was temporarily placed in the pile of hardware that may get a second look at some point in the future. Happily for Antec, KitGuru and the …

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Asus X99-A Motherboard Review

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises about Intel’s most recent iteration of the High-End Desktop (HEDT) platform has been its relative affordability from the perspective of an enthusiast’s budget. OK, DDR4 isn’t cheap, and nor are processors starting at £300. But when you consider the additional cost over an LGA …

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Abyss 1266 Headphone Review

If you were given the task of creating the world’s best headphones how would you do it? American cable experts JPS Labs proposed the same question but took it a stage further by taking the lofty challenge head on. Targeting the wealthy audiophile audience, money was firmly a secondary factor …

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Lian Li PC-O5S Chassis Review

The new O series of Lian Li cases (that’s O for Omega, not zero) continues a proud tradition of aluminum construction and a smart, stylish appearance that stands out from the crowd. This Mini-ITX PC-O5S is priced at £214, while the Micro-ATX PC-O6S costs £254 and the ATX PC-O7 is …

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Edifier 980T 2.0 speakers review

Not everyone has the budget for huge 7.1 surround sound kits. So what can you get towards the lower end of the spectrum? How about a pair of Edifier 980T speakers with full MDF frames and a specially formulated bass reflex port on each? At £50, they might be just what …

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MSI X99S MPower Motherboard Review

Forming the more competitively-priced option in MSI’s LGA 2011-3 OC Series motherboard range, the X99S MPower aims to balance the requirements of overclockers, gamers, and enthusiasts at a sub-£190 price tag. Can the features, overclocking functionality, and likeable yellow and black colour scheme attract overclocking users to MSI’s aggressively-priced X99S …

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EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1600 PSU Review

We aren’t messing around today. Up for analysis is the latest flagship power supply from enthusiast favourite EVGA. Their new SuperNova 1600 P2 Power supply is a monster product designed for power crazy SLI and Crossfire systems. It is 80 Plus Platinum certified, fully modular, and incorporates the highest grade …

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Asus A88X-Gamer Motherboard Review

Sharp eyed readers will see a strong similarity between this Asus A88X-Gamer motherboard and the MSI A88X-G45 Gaming that we recently reviewed. Fair point. Both motherboards use an AMD A88X chipset to support Socket FM2+ and there is a distinct theme of red and black in the styling. Asus tells …

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ASRock M8 Z97 Mini-ITX SFF System Review

We first saw the ASRock M8 Z87 small form factor barebones in the second half of 2013 when it was reviewed by my colleague Luke Hill. This latest Z97 version is a relatively minor refresh with an update to Intel’s latest Haswell compatible Z97 chipset. The SFX power supply has …

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Synology DS215j NAS Review

Synology’s latest two-bay NAS is the DS215j. This model looks very similar to the DS214 and shares almost all of the features, except for the loss of one USB 3.0 port (you get one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0) and a reduction in processor speed. The DS214 uses a …

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Falcon Elite-GT1 Assassin SE System

Falcon Computers supplies this Elite-GT1 Assassin SE as a bare tower priced at £999 inc VAT. If you choose you can also buy peripherals such as mouse, keyboard and screen from Falcon but anyone looking for a gaming upgrade will probably already own those peripherals. Besides, £999 has a nice …

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Arctic Power Bank 4000 Review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Arctic’s latest mobile accessories, the Power Bank 4000.  We have looked at a number of Arctic’s mobile accessories over the last few years and have been generally very impressed with the level of quality and value for money that …

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FUNC MS-2 Gaming Mouse Review

Today we are looking at the latest gaming mouse from FUNC, the MS-2. With a street price that’s expected to level out around £43, it is almost £15 cheaper than its big brother, the MS-3, which launched 18 months ago. This is a mid-sized gaming mouse and according to Func, has …

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Asus RT-AC87U 4×4 (Bridge Mode) Review

We have reviewed many of the latest high performance 802.11AC capable routers in recent months. ASUS recently sent us not one, but two of their RT-AC87U routers to test performance in single and bridge mode. Bridge Mode allows a second RT AC87U to be utilised as a ‘receiver’ – theoretically …

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