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  1. Samsung 470 Series SSD 256GB review

    Samsung 470 Series SSD 256GB review

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    It's a peculiarity of the current market for solid state drives that a largely unheralded little outfit known as SandForce makes the dominant SSD controller chipset. Not, perhaps, for much longer. The big boys are fighting back and one of the early salvos takes the form of the new Samsung SSD 470 Series 256GB.

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    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 review

    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 review

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    Astonishingly good H55 board, a high-end performer in a tiny package

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    Asus M4A785TD-M EVO review

    Asus M4A785TD-M EVO review

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    Slapping a new brand name to give an old chip a leg up is a popular ruse in the PC industry. Do not, therefore, assume that the Asus M4A785TD-M EVO and its AMD 785G northbridge is necessarily old hat.

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    Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H review

    Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H review

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    AMD doesn't make the fastest PC processors on planet Earth. We can all agree on that. But in terms of bang for your British buck, the world's second-string CPU maker still has plenty to offer. Put simply, you get a lot for your money if you go with an AMD platform. Take this Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H microATX motherboard. It's based on AMD's latest 880G integrated chipset and also sports the SB850 southbridge chip.

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    ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme review

    ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme review

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    ECS may not be as well known as some of its rivals, but it does seem to come out with some interesting boards, especially its Black Extreme series for the enthusiasts. And the latest addition to this line is no exception.

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    NZXT Sentry LXE review

    NZXT Sentry LXE review

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    With no less than five temperature probes and five fan controllers the NZXT Sentry LXE sets itself up to be the environmental control centre for your PC.

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    Foxconn P67A-S review

    Foxconn P67A-S review

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    Foxconn is back in the motherboard market, and it's good timing what with Intel's Sandy Bridge launch, so here's its high-end board, the originally-named P67A-S.

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    Asus P8P67M-Pro review

    Asus P8P67M-Pro review

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    Riffing on the 'small, but perfectly formed' design ethos, Asus P8P67M-Pro is packing a lot into its teeny, tiny footprint.

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    Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti review

    Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti review

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    The GTX 460 was an awesome card when it first tipped up, and the GTX 560 Ti is following in those footsteps. What's changed though is that those footsteps are far more well trod than they were when the GTX 460 came out.

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    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz review

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz review

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    In the new Vengeance series of dual and triple channel DDR3 from Corsair though that's not necessarily a bad thing. This twin-module kit offers a massive 8GB of speedy system memory, and for just over a ton that's really not bad.

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    Sapphire Pure Black X58 review

    Sapphire Pure Black X58 review

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    Seemingly from out of nowhere, here comes AMD heartthrob, Sapphire, with a top-end Intel motherboard, the Pure Black X58.

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    AMD Athlon II X3 450 review

    AMD Athlon II X3 450 review

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    What kind of processor performance can you get for this cheap a price?

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    OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB SSD review

    OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB SSD review

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    It's fashionable among the technologistas to grumble about the quality and performance of solid-state drive controller chipsets. But controllers aren't the only problem with SSD performance; increasingly, storage interfaces are creating a bottleneck. Enter the OCZ IBIS HSDL 240GB, an ultra-high performance SSD designed to sidestep performance issues related to the SATA I/O interface.

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    Foxconn H67S review

    Foxconn H67S review

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    Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors are stupidly, impossibly, hilariously quick. By some metrics, they're the most impressive new CPUs in memory. However, one of the downsides is the requirement for a new motherboard. Still, if you're going to make the migration to a new Sandy Bridge system, why not consider a small-form-factor board, such as the Foxconn H67S?

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    MSI P67A-GD65 review

    MSI P67A-GD65 review

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    With the launch of a whole new chipset, you can bet your last kidney that there'll be a slew of new motherboards hitting the scene from pretty much everyone who's ever laid capacitors on PCB.

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    Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG review

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG review

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    When it comes to new PC components, odes to awesomeness are often overwrought. But take it from us, Intel's new Sandy Bridge desktop processors proved worthy of our finest prose. The Intel Core i5-2500K and Intel Core i7-2600K chips are preposterously quick. Of course, to get the best out of them what you need is a damn fine motherboard. For example, the Asus Maximus IV Extreme RoG.

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    Intel Core i7-2600K review

    Intel Core i7-2600K review

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    Ready or not, here they come. Intel is rolling out a thoroughly overhauled range of PC processors based on its new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Our first taste of the new chips comes in the form of the Intel Core i5-2500K and Intel Core i7-2600K desktop CPUs.

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    Intel Core i5-2500K review

    Intel Core i5-2500K review

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    Ready or not, here they come. Intel is rolling out a thoroughly overhauled range of PC processors based on its new Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Our first taste of the new chips comes in the form of the Intel Core i5 2500K and Intel Core i7 2600K desktop CPUs.

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    AMD Radeon HD 6950 review

    AMD Radeon HD 6950 review

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    In performance terms the Radeon HD 6950 is a rather impressive beast. Considering it's around £80 cheaper than the Radeon HD 6970, and you're only losing a couple of frames per second on most of the benchmarks, that makes it doubly so.

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