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Intel Haswell Ultrabooks to Start at $599

At the Intel Solution Summit (ISS) which took place last week Intel told the world that we should expect to see Ultrabooks based on their fourth generation of core processors soon. The fourth generation of core…

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Cooler Master HAF XB Chassis Review

Cooler Master have had a lot of success with their HAF range of chassis, their highly practical and durable design has proven popular with system builders, gamers and general PC enthusiasts. Anyone serious about performance wants…

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AMD Releases Radeon Sky Series of GPUs for Cloud Gaming Systems

Cloud gaming is a trend that has been quite slow to take-off as it has been fraught with technical difficulties, a lack of affordability and a huge dependence on the advancement of network infrastructure due to…

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AMD’s HD 7990 Finally Inbound, Better Late Than Never?

AMD’s HD 7990 is strange in that we have seen versions of it from AMD partners before AMD released the reference design. In late August 2012 we saw a version from TUL corporation which was then…

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Xigmatek XAF Series F1255 120mm Fan Review

Xigmatek aren’t a brand known that well for their fans but they do actually delve quite a lot into the cooling market making a wide variety of CPU coolers and fans. Xigmatek are more well known…

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Gelid Slim 12 UV and PL Blue 120mm Fan Review

When it comes to 120mm fans, we’ve all become used to the norm – which is that fans compete on noise level, cooling performance and aesthetics. However, today we have something quite innovative from Gelid. We…

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AOC unveils 29 inch IPS UWHD 2560 x 1080 Display

We’ve been seeing display manufacturers struggling to take the PC market forward from 1920 by 1080 displays over the past few years. Making the transition from 1920 by 1080 to 2560 by 1440, or 1920 by…

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Thermaltake Reveal New Urban S31 Chassis

Mid tower cases make up the vast majority of the PC chassis market but that doesn’t stop companies continuing to fight for this highly competitive space with new innovations. The new Urban S31 case from Thermaltake…

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Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC Edition 2GB Graphics Card

There are various areas that a graphics card product can be aimed at, and this includes the budget segment, mid-range and high-end, but we also have to look at the offerings that give fantastic performance for…

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Enermax Launch Fulmo ST PC Chassis

Enermax are a company we work more closely with these days because they are a great all-round company with strong coolers, power supplies and cases. Enermax’s latest PC case is the Fulmo ST which they have…

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Club3D Radeon HD 7790 13Series CrossFire Review

Following our recent review on the 7790 from Sapphire, we also have a couple of cards from Club3D but as a change to the normal routine of looking at a single card first then looking at…

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Sapphire launches HD 7950 for Mac Pro

Getting decent graphics cards on Mac systems has always been hit and miss, and as far as I know the HD 5870 was the best graphics card you could get that was compatible with Mac. Sapphire’s…

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Intel Responds to Haswell Preview, Says Tom’s Hardware’s Figures are Wrong

Tom’s Hardware’s performance preview, which we summarised yesterday, caught the attention of a lot of people as it has come so far in advance of the Haswell release date believed to be early June. It seems…

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Enermax Goodies Arrive for Insomnia i48

Today has certainly started out to be an interesting one, with myself, Chris, Ryan and Peter starting to prepare for the latest Multiplay Insomnia event; i48. For those who are unaware, we will be exhibiting with…

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Nvidia Planning a Second GK110 Graphics Card for the Summer

Nvidia’s GK110 based GTX Titan graphics card is clearly the fastest single GPU consumer graphics card available on the market as of today. The GTX Titan boasts about 25% more performance than the GTX 680, yet…

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Microsoft to End Support for Windows Phone 8 in July 2014 Without a Successor

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 has been on the market for just under 6 months now, yet we already know that the End-of-Life (EOL) for this product is coming in just over a year. Microsoft have published…

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Intel “Haswell” Core i7 4770K Performance Preview

For all the hardcore tech enthusiasts out there that are eagerly awaiting news of Intel’s upcoming Haswell line of processors, you will be pleased to know detailed performance results have finally been revealed. Intel’s Core i7…

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Latest AMD 13.3 Beta 2 and Nvidia 314.21 Beta Drivers now Ready

It isn’t often that AMD and Nvidia both release their Beta drivers at the same point in time, but they have just done exactly that. AMD have offered consumers the chance to download their AMD Catalyst…

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Updated Nvidia GTX 650Ti Specifications Confirmed

We brought you the first news of the emergence of the HD 7790, the HD 7790’s specifications and performance, news about the possibility of an updated GTX 650Ti from Nvidia and now we have more updated details…

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Coolermaster Centurion 6 Chassis Review

I have something very special in the office today, the Cooler Master Centurion 6 chassis and it’s special in my eyes for several reasons. Firstly I’m pleased to see it in the office since I last…

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AMD Richland APUs for Desktop Still Scheduled for a June 2013 Release

AMD recently released their Richland APUs for the mobile market. However, the desktop equivalents are yet to hit the stores. Though, speculation suggests that the desktop equivalents of the Richland design are expected to arrive on-schedule…

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Nvidia to respond to AMD HD 7790 with faster GTX 650 Ti

Nvidia is responding to AMD’s upcoming addition to the mid range market, the HD 7790, by making a newer version of its GTX 650 Ti graphics card. Nvidia’s response will be to make a faster version…

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AMD introduce new Richland A-Series APUs for mobile devices

AMD’s push of their Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) continues with a new generation of mobile APUs under the “Richland” codename. These new APUs are targeted at high performance Ultra-thin systems, laptops, notebooks, tablets and small form factor desktop systems. These…

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GTX Titan “iChill Black Series” Graphics Card with Arctic Accelero Hybrid Now Shipping

Nvidia’s GTX Titan is the fastest single GPU card available to the consumer at this current time. You may think it has been overpriced and overhyped (which I do) but there is no taking away its…

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MSI Z77 MPower (Z77) Motherboard Review

Every manufacturer of computer components has a particular line of products that stand out above the rest for one reason or another. On the consumer level this is either because of their feature enriched boards that are designed…

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Lynx Point (Haswell) USB 3.0 Controller Issue Needs new Hardware to Fix

Last month it was revealed that Intel was dealing with a number of problems regarding the USB 3.0 implementation on the Haswell, socket LGA 1150, platform. This fourth generation of Intel Core processors, succeeding Ivy Bridge,…

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AMD’s HD 7790 “Bonaire” Graphics Card Specifications and Performance Revealed

AMD is planning a brand new launch for its HD 7000 series to fill that gap between the $110 HD 7770 and $170 HD 7850. Unsurprisingly, this card is called the HD 7790 as we revealed…