ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition Review

When Ivy Bridge-E arrived, there was discontent at the lack of a new chipset. Users who wanted to migrate to the high performance end of the spectrum received...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/5/2014

G1.Sniper Mid-Range Expansion: GIGABYTE Launch Z5S and Z5

All the main motherboard manufacturers now have three distinct classes of motherboard to sell to the common home-build end user: the channel range, the overclocking range and the gaming...

17 by Ian Cutress on 1/3/2014

ASRock M8 Barebones Review: My Steam Box

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so the saying goes. Most development in home computers veers towards the ultra large (high impact gaming machines for...

78 by Ian Cutress on 1/2/2014

Lian Li Launches the PC-Q33: Another Hinge Chassis, but mini-ITX

It seems that this is a week of Lian Li press releases – first up was the PC-V358 micro-ATX case that uses hinges to make accessing the components easier...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/20/2013

Lian Li Release PC-V358 Chassis for Micro-ATX Builds

A lot of shiny cases come out of Lian Li, best known for their use of aluminum with an element of style. Chassis like the mini-ITX based TU-200...

30 by Ian Cutress on 12/18/2013

ADATA XPG V2 Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2800 12-14-14 1.65 V

The final kit in our current run of DDR3 on Intel reviews falls at the feet of a kit that blends a high rated speed with density. When...

19 by Ian Cutress on 12/17/2013

Thunderbolt 2 certified on GIGABYTE Z87X-UD7 TH

The drive for faster and more efficient interfaces, particularly those over cables, is driven by a large number of consumer devices producing and displaying higher definition content. This...

23 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2013

Corsair Vengeance Pro Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2400 10-12-12 1.65 V

Corsair is a well-known manufacturer of PC components, including DRAM, chassis, power supplies, USB storage, fans, SSDs, gaming peripherals (keyboards, mice, headsets) and cooling, among others. Today we...

27 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2013

Intel Gaming System Giveaway - Holiday 2013: Part 1, Gaming Core i5

Earlier this year Intel came to us with an interesting proposition: using Haswell CPUs and Intel SSDs, we had to come up with four of our best system builds...

4055 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jarred Walton & Ian Cutress on 12/13/2013

ASRock to Release 990FX Killer Motherboard with M.2

One of the next big things in motherboard development is the progressive move to faster storage – the superseding of SATA 3 Gbps and SATA 6 Gbps. We...

25 by Ian Cutress on 12/12/2013

ADATA XPG V1.0 Low Voltage Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3L-1600 9-11-9 1.35 V

For the next in our series of memory reviews on Haswell, we have another ADATA kit to test: this time a low voltage 2x8 GB kit featuring DDR3-1600 C9...

35 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2013

A Month with the HTC One max

A Month with the HTC One max In October I was contacted by HTC’s PR agency here in London, and after a series of discussions they sent me a HTC...

43 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2013

MSI Launch mini-ITX Gaming Platform: the Z87I Gaming AC and GTX 760 Gaming

Even though we already let in on a sneak preview during our Holiday Guides, today marks the official launch of MSI’s mini-ITX Gaming Platform. The platform has two...

38 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2013

Dell 24” UHD UP2414Q Gets a Price, 28” UHD 4K (3840x2160) Announced

The other day we reported that Dell had leaked information regarding a high quality, wide color range 24” Ultra HD monitor, named the UP2414Q. Dell has since placed...

51 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2013

GIGABYTE to Launch the Z87X-SLI

Hearing the name ‘Z87X-SLI’ took me aback. Z87 supports SLI already, right? Why would a manufacturer need to confirm SLI usage on the Z87 chipset: it is...

24 by Ian Cutress on 12/2/2013

Dell Leaks Details of a 24” UHD 4K (3840x2160) Monitor, the UP2414Q

Currently there are several 4K options on the market – models using the higher end IGZO displays such as the Dell Ultrasharp 32” 4K (UP3214Q, $3500) or the ASUS...

60 by Ian Cutress on 12/1/2013

Gaming Motherboards under $175: Holiday 2013

Glad tidings we bring, and this time it comes in the form of gaming oriented motherboards. As an ex-semi-serious gamer (local clan matches, LANs), the motherboard in my...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/27/2013

Best Desktop CPUs: Holiday 2013

Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/25/2013

Best Mini-ITX Motherboards: Holiday 2013

As part of a stream on holiday buying guides (Black Friday and jolly Noël around the corner), here is my take on the season’s mini-ITX offerings, covering both AMD...

34 by Ian Cutress on 11/23/2013

ASUS Maximus VI Impact Review: ROG and Mini-ITX

In previous generations, the ASUS Republic Of Gamers (ROG) range has been split across three models – the micro-ATX Gene, the gaming oriented Formula and the more overclocker friendly...

69 by Ian Cutress on 11/22/2013

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