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  1. Intel Core i7 3930K review

    Intel Core i7 3930K review

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    The point is that this cheaper Sandy Bridge E gives you everything the top chip delivers for a lot less money. There's absolutely no reason to spend. We're not completely convinced even this truly means the 3930K is good value for money. But it's still a very fast processor and the chip we'd buy if we had a big budget.

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    Intel Core i7 2700K review

    Intel Core i7 2700K review

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    The Intel Core i7 2700K's only hope of giving something we haven't already got is overclocking. What'll she do, mister? The answer during our testing and in the context of air cooling and a modicum of extra voltage is 4.8GHz. A very good result, we think you'll agree. But not materially better than you can expect from most 2600K processors. Again, the game doesn't move on.

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    AMD FX 6100 Black Edition review

    AMD FX 6100 Black Edition review

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    We'll put a hold recommendation the 6100. At stock clocks and with the final module hidden, it's not terribly exciting. However, if it turns out that most of all 6100s will happily run with the final module enabled, it might just be worth a roll of the dice. If that happens, we'll be more than happy to upgrade the 6100's status to buy.

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    AMD FX 4100 Black Edition review

    AMD FX 4100 Black Edition review

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    In our testing, the 4100 didn't deliver significantly better overclocking headroom than the full eight-core Bully. The best that can be said about this dual-module Bulldozer, then, is that it's not far behind its triple and quad-module brethren in games. If only they weren't all off the pace.

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    Asus GTX 560 Ti 448 Core DirectCU II review

    Asus GTX 560 Ti 448 Core DirectCU II review

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    The big issue though for this, effectively, slightly cut-down GeForce GTX 570 is that you can actually pick up a full GTX 570 for only a little more than the price of this hobbled version. The enhanced cooling gives it a bit of an edge, but the triple slot GTX 570 DirectCU II is available for only £259. And that's the card we'd recommend over this one.

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    G.Skill RipJaws-Z 16GB review

    G.Skill RipJaws-Z 16GB review

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    Intel X79-compatible memory kit boasting a whopping 16GB of RAM

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    Elgato eyeTV Mobile review

    Elgato eyeTV Mobile review

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    This tiny plug-in device turns your iPad 2 into a television

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    Gelid GX-7 Gamer review

    Gelid GX-7 Gamer review

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    A good all-round CPU cooler, but is it worth the price?

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    Intel Core i7 3960X review

    Intel Core i7 3960X review

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    It's a properly new chip, not an upclocked respin of an existing design. It even comes with a new socket and chipset, known respectively as LGA2,011 and Intel X79. But there's another side to the story of this chip, otherwise known as Sandy Bridge E. And it's symptomatic of a broader problem with the PC platform.

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    Asus Sabertooth X79 review

    Asus Sabertooth X79 review

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    Asus's RoG boards are all very well if money's no object. Back in the real world, the Sabertooth series offers a much more realistic compromise between performance, features and price. The chipset cooling and overclocking support look very solid. We certainly squeezed some great numbers out of the new Core i7-3960X.

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    Asus EAH 6770 DC review

    Asus EAH 6770 DC review

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    Passively-cooled graphics doesn't necessarily mean a compromise on gaming performance

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    Antec Solo II review

    Antec Solo II review

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    Is nearly £100 too much for this quiet gaming case?

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