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SuperMicro C7H170-M (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro might not be the most recognizable name among enthusiasts with the likes of MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte and other household brands being the logical choice for consumers. However, their pedigree is unparalleled when it comes to…

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Asus Maximus VIII Extreme Overclocking Review

Introduction The Maximus VIII Extreme is the new top of the line socket 1151 board from Asus that just begs to be paired with a 6600K or 6700K for some overclocking goodness. The board was built for…

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Thermalright Unveils “Macho Direct” CPU Cooler

The advent of affordable closed liquid cooling solutions has made many system builders switch from traditional air cooling to sealed loops. However, air cooling is generally cheaper, more reliable and significantly quieter compared to the Asetek…

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SilverStone Releases DS222 External Dual-Bay RAID Enclosure

RAID setups are great for speed and redundancy and why should that be limited to your internal drives. SilverStone released a new external USB 3.0 chassis with built-in hardware RAID functionality and space for two 2.5-inch…

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Vibox Defcon 3 Red Gaming PC Review

Introduction Selecting any pre-configured PC can be a daunting experience especially if the end-user feels overwhelmed by the huge array of options. Thankfully, Vibox is one of the leading system builders in the industry and adopts…

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GDDR6 Memory Coming to Graphics Cards in 2016?

The graphics card market is full of interesting power struggles and if recent reports are true, it seems 2016 will be one of the biggest battles yet. AMD may have already put out some cards with…

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G.Skill TridentZ 3200MHz DDR4 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction G.Skill is one of the most respected memory vendors in the technology industry and synonymous for selecting premium ICs to set world records. For example, back in August, Chi-Kui Lam overclocked G.Skill’s Ripjaws 4 memory made…

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PNY AnarchyX 2800MHz DDR4 16GB Memory Kit Review

Introduction Prior to the release of Intel’s Z170 platform, DDR4 memory prices remained extremely high compared to DDR3 equivalents and required the use of other expensive components designed primarily for professionals. Thankfully, DDR4 prices have plummeted…

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Gigabyte H170-HD3 (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s Z170 platform is designed for enthusiasts utilizing incredibly fast DDR4 memory and large frequency boosts on K-series CPUs. In contrast to this, the H170 chipset caters more towards the budget-conscience consumer running a CPU…

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NVIDIA Releases 359.12 Hotfix Driver to Resolve GTX 860M Stability Issues

A significant number of NVIDIA GTX 860M owners have been experiencing random freezing during certain games which made it impossible to use their hardware as intended. For example, one user said: “Just tried battlefront. My Y50-70…

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Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s latest Skylake architecture is built on the 14nm manufacturing process and designed to replace the previous generation, Haswell Refresh CPUs. However, the Core i7-6700K is currently a poor value proposition throughout Europe and costs upwards of £350.…

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SCAN Launches Black Friday Extravaganza!

Black Friday is finally upon us and retailers have started to slash prices on a number of items just before the holiday period. SCAN is the latest company to offer heavy discounts on computer hardware, and it’s…

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AMD Cutting Graphics Card Prices – Including Fury X, Fury and Nano!

AMD are in a really strong position right now, with a new series of graphics cards that may not have toppled all of the Nvidia flagships, at least not in every test, but it’s certainly put…

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Overclockers UK Black Friday Deals Revealed!

Black Friday deals are already cropping up on a lot of retail websites, most likely to avoid the one-day carnage that we’ve come to expect. Overclockers UK are the latest to join the party, launching what…

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G.Skill Boosts DDR4 8GB Module Speed up to 4133MHz

G.Skill is synonymous with extreme memory speeds and a common choice for professional overclockers looking to break bandwidth records. Their latest product range is based on massive DDR4 frequencies which range between 3600MHz to a staggering 4133MHz.…

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Has Sony Already Given the PS4 a PS2 Emulator?

Each generation of consoles comes with some dilemma, should we let you play the last generation? While new hardware and software can let you play the games at a faster speed with upscaled graphics, the same…

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NVIDIA Confirms Pascal Flagship Will Feature 16GB HBM2 And 1TB/s Bandwidth

NVIDIA’s upcoming architecture, codenamed ‘Pascal’ is a revolutionary step towards greatly enhanced processing power in a small form factor. The advent of stackable high bandwidth memory was first introduced in AMD’s Fury line-up. While AMD was…

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Smaller & Cooler Night Vision Thanks To Graphene

Everyone knows that green hue of the night vision goggles, from TV or games you’ve seen them help police and search and rescue teams with spotting people from a distance or soldiers using them to gain…

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MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro Gaming Laptop Review

Introduction MSI is an established player in the gaming laptop scene and produces a huge range of products to suit various usage scenarios. Whether you’re prioritizing portability or simply require raw horsepower, MSI has a laptop…

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Vibox Element X Green Gaming PC Review

Introduction There’s a common misnomer that PC gaming costs an extortionate amount of money which can deter console players from making the switch. During the last decade, developers haven’t pushed the boundaries of high-end graphical hardware…

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Icy Dock Announces ToughArmor MB992SKR-B Enclosure

We are living in a world where storage capacities grow while the physical size of the drives shrinks more and more, which makes space optimization a vital scenario for a lot of people and companies. Solid state…

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Apple CEO Believes PCs Are Pointless

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is a divisive figure and has now predicted the fatal demise of the PC platform. In an interview with The Telegraph, he made a number of outrageous comments and said: “I think if…

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Origin PC Unveils EVO15-S Gaming Notebook

Origin PC is synonymous with creating some of the most stylish gaming notebooks on the market. Today, the company announced the EVO15-S which utilizes Intel’s latest Core i7-6700HQ, 16GB DDR4 RAM, dual 128GB M.2 SSD boot…

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ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction The capabilities of ITX motherboards have progressed at an exponential rate and easily provides the overclocking prowess, connectivity and stability required without making too many concessions compared to their ATX counterparts. Furthermore, the huge popularity of…

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Windows 10 64 Bit Usage Rises to 26.63% According to Latest Steam Survey

The monthly Steam Hardware Survey is fascinating and provides a wealth of data regarding popular system configurations. Valve’s latest figures show the increased adoption of Windows 10 64 bit to 26.63 percent. This marks a fairly notable…

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MSI Launches Z170A SLI Plus Motherboard

MSI are one of the hottest names in the PC component market, having created some of the best graphics cards and motherboards of recent years, they’re a very popular choice for system builders. Their Pro series…

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Noctua is 10 Years Old Today!

Noctua has revolutionized the cooling industry over the last 10 years and won over 6000 award from leading hardware websites. Their no-compromise approach helped to create iconic coolers such as the Noctua NH-D14. This flagship model…