components
Premier partnerSamsung

PC components rated

In-depth reviews from TechRadar's team of experts. To find out how we review products and calculate our scores, check out our reviews guarantee.

1266 products

  1. Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB review

    Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB review

    9  

    Yes, the Zalman SSD-F1 Series 240GB is made by the same Zalman that makes all those fancy-looking CPU coolers, among other things. This actually isn't Zalman's first go at a solid state drive (SSD) range - it previously released the Zalman N series and the S series.

    Last reviewed

    Intel Core i7 3820 review

    Intel Core i7 3820 review

    8  

    Intel, with even less of a fanfare than it made for the muted launch of the Sandy Bridge E platform, has now unleashed the quad-core iteration of its top-end chips, the Intel Core i7 3820. Finally a CPU that doesn't cost the same amount as some full PCs.

    Last reviewed

    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2nd Generation review

    Seagate Momentus XT 750GB 2nd Generation review

    8  

    By combining a large solid-state memory cache with a regular hard drive, the Seagate Momentus XT offers a performance close to that of an SSD at a cost-per-GB that's more like a HDD.

    Last reviewed

    Kingston HyperX Genesis 2,133MHZ 16GB review

    Kingston HyperX Genesis 2,133MHZ 16GB review

    8  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 16GB review

    Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 4 16GB review

    9  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    HIS 6670 Fan 1GB GDDR5 review

    HIS 6670 Fan 1GB GDDR5 review

    8  

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

    Last reviewed

    Fractal Design Core 3000 review

    Fractal Design Core 3000 review

    8  

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

    Last reviewed

    Asus Rampage IV Formula review

    Asus Rampage IV Formula review

    8  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    Asus P9X79 Pro review

    Asus P9X79 Pro review

    9  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 review

    AMD Radeon HD 7970 review

    7  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

    A-Data Nobility Series N005 32GB review

    8  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

    iStorage datAshur 8GB review

    6  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition review

    Zotac GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Limited Edition review

    7  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    Deepcool Fiend Shark review

    Deepcool Fiend Shark review

    7  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White review

    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White review

    8  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    OCZ Octane 512GB review

    OCZ Octane 512GB review

    8  

    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.

    Last reviewed

    Samsung SSD 830 256GB review

    Samsung SSD 830 256GB review

    8  

    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.

    Last reviewed

Select region United Kingdom United States Australia