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NZXT H630 Silent Case Review

Today we are going to look at the NZXT H630 case which is pitched as a high-end silent case which offers a combination of cutting-edge design, excellent acoustics and solid build quality.  After the recent success of the Phantom series of cases, NZXT seems to be on a roll.  We …

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OCZ Vector 512GB SSD Review

Late last year we took a look at the 256GB Vector drive from OCZ and it walked away with one of our highest ever scores. It may have been an expensive drive, but in regards to performance there really was nothing to touch it at the time. 8 months later …

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MSI Z87 XPower Motherboard Review

MSI is aiming for all-out performance with its flagship LGA 1150 motherboard – the Z87 XPower. Can the 32 phase VRM, overclocking-orientated features, host of add-on controllers, and support for 4-way graphics configurations give MSI’s Z87 XPower motherboard success in the enthusiast sector? Adamant to make a stake in the …

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ASUS GTX780 Direct CU II OC Review

Nvidia’s GTX Titan is THE flagship graphics card to own right now, but at around £900 it is marketed at the ultra high end enthusiast audience. Moving down a single notch in the Nvidia hierarchy is the GTX780, a card made slightly more affordable, around the £550 mark. Today we …

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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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SilverStone Zeus ZM1350W PSU Review

Today we are looking at a monster power supply, the Zeus 1350W from Silverstone. This is one of the highest wattage power supplies that money can buy. SilverStone claim exceptionally tight voltage regulation of 1%, low ripple noise on the rails and high efficiency, achieving 80 Plus Silver Certification. The …

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KFA2 Geforce GTX760 EX OC Review

Earlier this week Nvidia launched their GTX760 graphics card, the direct replacement for the ever popular GTX660 Ti. We focused on the GTX760 reference card at launch but today we get the chance to look at a customised, overclocked solution from KFA2 – the GTX760 EX. This card is modestly …

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Synology DS213j NAS Review

Today we are looking at the latest NAS system from Synology – the DS213j. This NAS system is a budget friendly 2 bay offering for small office and home use. It is designed to consume minimal power and operate without creating a high level of fan noise. Is it an …

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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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Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Case Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 which directly replaces the Arc Midi case that  we looked at in-depth last year over here.  The Arc range of cases are designed with performance users in mind as they don’t focus specifically on noise suppression like …

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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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SanDisk Extreme II 240GB SSD Review

Today we are looking at the latest high speed Solid State drive from Sandisk, the Extreme II. This follows on from our review of the Ultra Plus 256GB Solid State drive which we reviewed back in March this year. The previous generation SanDisk Extreme adopted a SandForce controller however the …

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Synology DiskStation DS1813+ Review

Synology release a wide range of NAS systems every year, and today we are looking at the DS 1813+ which has been designed from the ground up to cope with the demanding enterprise environment. The DS1813+ is built for speed, it incorporates a dual core processor and can scale with …

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NZXT Phantom 630 Case Review

Built as a trimmed-down version of the award winning Phantom 820, does NZXT’s Ultra Tower Phantom 630 have what it takes to compete in a circa-£150 case market? We reviewed NZXT’s Phantom 820 full tower chassis in February and were thoroughly impressed by its useful features and unique design. But …

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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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