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  1. Kingston HyperX Genesis 2,133MHZ 16GB review

    Kingston HyperX Genesis 2,133MHZ 16GB review

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    Money isn't an issue if you're throwing together your own Intel X79-based system, so splurging an extra £100 on the highest-rated memory kits, such as the Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB shouldn't cause you too many problems.

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    Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 16GB review

    Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 16GB review

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    On paper, the Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 appears to be excellent value. It has opted for a more average 1,600MHz bus speed, helping reduce latencies to the 8-9-8 timings; something it attempts to call 'low latency'. Though we'd prefer to call it 'perfectly normal latency' at this speed.

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    HIS 6670 Fan 1GB GDDR5 review

    HIS 6670 Fan 1GB GDDR5 review

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    HIS has a reputation for employing unusual and efficient cooling solutions on its cards, and the HIS 6670 Fan 1GB GDDR5 is no exception.

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    Fractal Design Core 3000 review

    Fractal Design Core 3000 review

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    The Core 3000 is the first in a new range of budget cases from the award-winning Swedish manufacturer, Fractal Design.

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    Asus Rampage IV Formula review

    Asus Rampage IV Formula review

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    The Rampage IV Formula is the first of the Republic of Gamers boards we've seen tailored to Intel's X79 specs and we were hoping for something a little more impressive. Especially given that £300+ price tag.

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    Asus P9X79 Pro review

    Asus P9X79 Pro review

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    The P9X79 Pro is packed with up-to-the-minute features, such as PCIe 3.0 support, USB 3.0 boost technology, SSD caching, Asus's new USB BIOS Flashback, an updated UEFI BIOS and eSATA 6Gbps. So you're getting an awful lot of board for the price tag.

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    AMD Radeon HD 7970 review

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 review

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    AMD has blinked first and has opted to release its brand new graphics card architecture before Nvidia, and just before the new year. So here it is, the AMD Radeon HD 7970 and, for the time being, it's the fastest graphics card around.

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    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

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    The A-Data Nobility Series N005 USB 3.0 flash drive is capable of holding a huge 32GB of data. Because it's a USB 3.0 device, when plugged into a compatible port it means transfer speeds are much zippier.

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    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

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    Along with AES 256-bit encryption, iStorage devices include a numeric pad for typing in a pin, for even greater security. With the iStorage datAshur USB flash drive, physical security is packed into a nicely compact device not much bigger than a lot of other USB flash drives.

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    Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition review

    Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition review

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    It's almost the same speed as a true GTX 570 and comes in cheaper. It's not quite as well designed a card as the Asus offering, but in price positioning it just makes a lot more sense.

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    Deepcool Fiend Shark review

    Deepcool Fiend Shark review

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    You just know by the sheer size of the box it comes in that the Fiend Shark is a bit special, but even so, its size may still surprise you, as will the care taken with the way the contents are packed. It certainly puts most other cooler manufacturer's to shame in that respect, with its fixing components all having their own separate space in the two plastic packing trays.

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    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White review

    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White review

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    This is a great value package from Corsair. It offers all the features of its rivals like CM Storm's Enforcer, but adds an unexpected level of cooling capability and above-average build quality. If nits are to be picked, we'd like it even more if it was long enough to accommodate gert big GPUs more conveniently, and the area that the 600T sports a fan controller, the 500R has only a sad little black panel that does nothing.

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    OCZ Octane 512GB review

    OCZ Octane 512GB review

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    The arrival of the new OCZ Octane 512GB is the most intriguing development in SSD technology in the last few years. The key theme here is high quality SSD controllers and the firmware that goes with them. They've proven very difficult to develop.

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    Samsung SSD 830 256GB review

    Samsung SSD 830 256GB review

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    The SSD 830 isn't the quickest drive, but it deals well with incompressible data, boasts high IOPS and random read/write performance, and it's well priced. If it's as reliable as it looks, the SSD 830 will be a fine drive.

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    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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