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Intel Core i3-6100

Share This Review: Introduction Features Intel has long since run away from chip rival AMD in the field of high-end performance CPUs. The company’s current 6th-Generation Core “Skylake” flagship, the Core i7-6700KAMD FX-9590 and AMD FX-8370Core i5-6600K. But down toward the other end of the spectrum, where value matters more than absolute performance, things get a bit more complicated—especially for those interested ... Read More »

What is BBC Micro Bit? Every Year 7 child to receive free Micro Bit

If you grew up in the 1980s, as I did, you’ll have no doubt seen or used a BBC Micro. The Micro Bit is a codeable computer with some clever features that the BBC is hoping will address the current skills shortage and help improve kids’ science, technology and engineering learning. See also: How to learn to code BBC Micro ... Read More »

AMD Athlon X4 880K

Share This Review: Introduction Features AMD’s FM2+-socket processors (including the company’s most recent additions, the A10-7860K and A10-7890K, both of which we’re in the process of testing and reviewing) are solid options for cost-conscious and casual PC gamers. Their on-chip graphics tend to perform better than the HD Graphics silicon on similarly priced Intel chips. If you don’t mind keeping ... Read More »

Corsair Carbide Clear 600C Inverse ATX Full Tower Case

Share This Review: Introduction Design PC-case makers like to flip things to set their products apart from the pack. The orientation of the motherboard is prime among them. Some case designs flip the power supply from top to bottom, or the easily accessible ports from the front panel to the top. We’ve seen case maker SilverStone rotate the motherboard 90 ... Read More »

NZXT Manta

Share This Review: Introduction, Design Features NZXT may be a veteran maker of PC cases, but the company—usually associated with big, glitzy towers—has limited experience in the field of Mini-ITX cases. Still, with the recent trend toward powerful, compact video cards, it’s not at all surprising to see the company jump in now with its Manta chassis. In a PC ... Read More »

How to overclock your monitor

Overclocking your monitor is very simple and causes no harm to it. Often companies reduce the clock speed (overall refresh rate) of a monitor, in order for it to run smoothly and without any problems on certain computers. It’s only recently where companies have started shipping out monitor which run slightly faster than the normal 60Hz refresh rate. This is ... Read More »

AMD Wraith Cooler

Share This Review: Introduction, Design Features Chances are, if you’re an enthusiast system builder, overclocker, or gamer, you wouldn’t even consider using the stock cooler that ships in the box with any CPU you buy. Even moderately priced aftermarket air coolers tend to be much better at keeping temperatures low, and run quieter, to boot. But what about when you’re ... Read More »

How to build a gaming PC for under £500

Ever wanted to build a computer yourself, but never had the courage to? Or do you simply want to build your own custom PC for bragging rights? Well this guide is made for you! Here’s how to build a PC, specifically a sub-£500 gaming PC. Even if you decide to spend more and upgrade some of the components we’ve chosen, ... Read More »

Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp Extreme

Share This Review: Introduction, Design Features Nvidia’s flagship consumer GPU, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, might be starting to feel a bit long in the tooth at this stage of its life cycle, but it’s still the most potent single-chip card you can buy. And with most DirectX 12 titles (as well as Nvidia’s next-generation architecture) still presumably a ways ... Read More »

Nvidia Pascal UK release date, price, specs

Following on from its heralded Maxwell GPU architecture, Nvidia has now announced its successor – Pascal – which the company says can deliver ten times the performance of its already pretty swift brethren. Here’s everything we know so far about Pascal, how it compares to Maxwell, and when you should expect to get your hands on this powerful new technology. ... Read More »

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