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Can You Really Use the Nvidia Shield as a Desktop Replacement?

Introduction Over the last few weeks I’ve been playing around with the Nvidia Shield quite a lot, I’ve reviewed it, I’ve used it to stream games around my house and I’ve pushed its limits as a…

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Cube Raptor Gaming PC Review

Introduction It is no secret that there are a lot of people who are interested in gaming PCs but do not have the time or the experience to build their own. It is also no secret…

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Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging While mini-ITX is the “fashionable” small form factor of choice for most compact system builders, the micro-ATX form factor is still popular as it offers a better compromise between size, features and cost. Unlike…

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XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction AMD’s R9 290X is back in business when it comes to competing with Nvidia’s equivalents. The custom R9 290Xs easily beat out equivalently priced or sometimes even more expensive custom GTX 780s making them a…

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ASUS Z97I-PLUS (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Since the popularisation of mini-ITX motherboards a few years ago (if I remember correctly they took off with the Intel 6 series chipset) the price of mini-ITX motherboards has been falling sharply. However,…

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Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Biostar aren’t a brand of products we review that often as their main presence is within the Asian market, however, every now and then we do get a motherboard from them which they…

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ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging There are plenty of affordable Z97 motherboards on offer, in the UK they start from about £70-80 while in North America they can be had from about $110. However, these entry level…

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ASRock Z97 Extreme6 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging ASRock’s Extreme series of motherboards offer a nice balanced and more well rounded alternative to their Fatal1ty series, which are geared towards gamers, and their OC Formula series, which are geared towards…

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InWin Development Suite, Exclusive Look at S-Frame Development & Prototypes

With the news about the InWin S-Frame now out in the wild, we can also share with you even more details of how the chassis was created. We stopped by the InWin head office to check…

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ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging We’ve covered an absolute ton of Intel Z97 based motherboards since the chipset launched back on June 11th, a couple of weeks ago, but in that time we’ve yet to see an…

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InWin Factory Tour Computex Part 3

Welcome back to our tour of the InWin factory in Taiwan, we’ve already looked at how InWin create their plastic chassis moulds and metal components in the last two parts of the tour. Now we move…

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InWin Factory Tour Computex 2014 Part 2

Welcome to part two of our InWin factory tour, we’ve already seen how they produce their tooling components and injection moulds to create the plastic components of a chassis, so what’s next? Well since some of the biggest…

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InWin Factory Tour Computex 2014 Part 1

We’ve been very fortunate this week, as the eTeknix team were invited along to a special tour of the InWin factory in Taipei, allowing us a first hand look at every aspect of product design, development…

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The eTeknix Guide To Building Your Own NAS System For Under $220

Introduction There may be a lot of people like myself who have missed the “NAS bandwagon” and have made do with other fragmented storage solutions up until now: multiple storage drives on different devices (laptops, desktops,…

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VII Ranger Z97 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging During the launch of Z87 motherboards ASUS surprised a lot of people when they announced their “Hero” SKU of the Republic of Gamers line of motherboards. When the Hero was released it…

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Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 7 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging   Intel’s first Haswell Refresh CPUs have just been recently released, Intel’s Devil’s Canyon (unlocked K series Haswell Refresh) CPUs are expected in just a month or two and rumours going around suggest…

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Best Games to Play While Sitting on the Loo with Nvidia Shield

Introduction When it comes to gaming, we as consumers are not exactly short on options; we have games consoles, PC’s, mobile devices, dedicated handheld games consoles and many other gadgets that allow us to enjoy one…

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ASUS Z97-A (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging After a lot of messy NDA politics between Intel and the main motherboard vendors the launch day of Intel’s Z97 Express chipset is finally upon us. In respect of our relationship with…

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MSI Z97 Gaming 7 (LGA 1150) Motherboard Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging This beautiful looking creation from MSI is our second Z97 motherboard review for this launch day, in addition to the ASUS Z97-A we recently checked out. In contrast to the entry level ASUS Z97-A,…

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Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X (Tri-X) OC 3GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction When the AMD R9 280X launched the first R9 280X we tested was Sapphire’s Vapor-X model. In our review we noted that the while the performance was good and the temperatures were reasonable, the acoustic…

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Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti WindForce 2X OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging I’ve tested a lot of GTX 750 Ti graphics cards so far and none of them have really impressed me at all. A lot of vendors seem to have assumed that because…

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ASUS GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging The Nvidia GTX 750 Ti is a great graphics card but the reference design that we reviewed was lacking a little something. I am hoping that today ASUS can bring some improvements…

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KFA2 GTX 750 Ti OC 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Nvidia’s GTX 750 Ti is a great graphics card, when we reviewed it a few months ago we were impressed by the level of power efficiency and performance that you got for…

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Sapphire AMD Radeon R7 265 Dual-X 2GB Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging AMD’s R7 265 launch preceded that of the GTX 750 Ti by about 5 days. AMD’s R7 265 aimed to do what many of the current RX 200 series products already do…

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Powercolor AMD Radeon R7 250X 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging While Nvidia’s GTX Titan Z and AMD’s R9 295 X2 graphics cards may be stealing all the headlines, the real battle between Nvidia and AMD is occurring at those lower end price…

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Sapphire R7 250 Ultimate Passive 1GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review

Introduction, Specifications and Packaging Sapphire’s Ultimate series already has quite a reputation for consumers interested in passively cooled AMD graphics cards. Sapphire have been making their Ultimate series with AMD graphics cards for a very long…

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AMD “Kabini” AM1 Athlon 5350 APU (FS1b) Review – Winning at sub-$60?

Introduction Today we are looking at AMD’s new AM1 platform and given that I am writing with the realms of a traditional “tech enthusiast” website you’ll either think this is a great platform with potential, or…