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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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ADATA SP610 512GB SSD Review

With the price of large capacity Solid State Drives dropping throughout 2014, we felt it was a good time to take a look at the 512GB version of the ADATA SP610. This drive is equipped with the excellent Silicon Motion SM2246EN controller and has dropped in price to around the …

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ASRock X99 Extreme11 Motherboard Review

With the highest possible compute performance that consumers can purchase, Intel’s Haswell-E processors and the X99 chipset make a viable combination for users with demanding workloads. If the price, features, and performance are right, there’s nothing stopping a semi-professional buying a consumer-grade motherboard to house their LGA2011-3 CPU and DDR4 memory. Bearing that in mind, …

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Zowie FK1 gaming mouse review

Peripheral makers love to stand out from the crowd. That often means adding any number of features to their latest peripheral just to catch your eye, be it new colour schemes, lighting options, adjustable weights or anything else they can think of. That is all well and good, but what if …

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Aerocool Xpredator Cube Case Review

Today we are going to take a look at another new case from Aerocool, the Xpredator Cube. Like the Strike-X Cube that we reviewed recently, the Xpredator Cube is a micro-ATX model which is targeted at those users looking to build a compact gaming system,  with room for powerful components. We …

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Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming Review

Today we take a look at the custom Gigabyte GTX980 G1 Gaming – the latest in a line of reviews featuring Nvidia’s new game changing Maxwell architecture. The Gigabyte G1 Gaming card ships with a custom cooler and ‘out of the box’ clock enhancements. How does it stack up against …

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Gigabyte X99-UD4 Motherboard Review

While the Haswell-E CPUs and X99-based motherboards of Intel’s newest HEDT platform put a considerable dent in the pocket of any enthusiast, there are ways to lighten the cost burden. We recently reviewed the six-core 5820K and found it to be an excellent choice for users who value compute performance …

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Corsair Gaming RGB M65 Mouse Review

Corsair products tend to be pretty popular among gamers, whether it be RAM, AIO units, power supplies or gaming peripherals. We recently witnessed the launch of ‘Corsair Gaming’ the company’s new brand for mice, keyboards and headsets, promising fancy RGB lighting. We have already taken a look at the brand new K70 …

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ASUS ROG Gladius gaming mouse review

Most people are aware of mechanical keyboards these days, with their multiple switch options allowing a level of customisation that many other peripherals cannot match. But what if they could? That is one of the features that the ASUS ROG Gladius takes very seriously, giving you the chance to change its …

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