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  1. 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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    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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    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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