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MSI R9 280X OC Gaming GPU review

The MSI R9 280X OC Gaming aims to appeal to gamers who seek smooth gameplay at 1080p, but just how well does the MSI R9 280X perform? We decided to take a look and review the MSI R9 280X OC Gaming graphics card. Introduction MSI are no strangers to discrete graphics cards, offering a wide range of models at different …

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Pros and cons of overclocking

Overclocking is often seen as a great way to get extra performance out of your computer. While it can help increase your frames per second in games or complete tasks faster, it does also bring a few negatives such as additional heat. Today we will be looking at the pros and cons of overclocking. There are several advantages to overclocking …

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How to increase your FPS in games

Frames per second (FPS) is an key indicator of the performance of your computer in games. Having a high frames per second is essential for gaming as it contributes to making the game appear smooth. If you have low frames per second, the game will stutter and generally be unpleasant to play. This article will show you five easy ways …

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How much RAM do you need?

When buying, or building, a new computer it’s important to consider it’s specification. You need to make sure the computer fits your needs and requirements. For example, if you are building a gaming computer you will need to ensure that the graphics card and processor are powerful and are capable of running the games you wish to play. RAM (Random …

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Hard Drives vs Solid State Drives

Years ago shopping for a storage drive was easy, you’d just look at a few diffent hard drive models with the capacity you want and buy the one with the most appealing features and best performance. If you are looking for a new storage drive now though it can be a little difficult to decide between a solid state drive …

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Is Haswell-E worth waiting for?

If you’re thinking about upgrading your current CPU and motherboard to something a little more shiny then take into consideration Intel’s upcoming high performance desktop CPU architecture, Haswell-E. Haswell-E is a highly anticipated architecture from Intel which is based on the LGA 2011-3 socket using the X99 chipset. With up to eight CPU cores and DDR4 support, this architecture is due …

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Google Chromecast review

The Google Chromecast is a small compact device which sits quietly in your HDTVs HDMI port ready to stream media content. Priced at just £30, the Chromecast is rather inexpensive and offers a great alternative to other media players to watch online streams such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube. What’s in the box? The Chromecast comes in a compact …

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SanDisk Cruzer 8GB USB storage review

With many USB storage devices crowding the market it’s difficult to decide which one to grab. After all, it can be pretty overwhelming with all the different models offering different designs, performance and capacities. Today we will be reviewing a flash memory product from SanDisk, the SanDisk Cruzer with a capacity of 8GB. Design USB storage devices can often look …

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Power consumption analysis

A gaming computer can often be seen as a power hungry beast. Sure, high end graphics cards and overclocked processors do require a fair bit of power but just how much power does a typical gaming system use? Today we will be analyzing the power consumption of a typical gaming computer which is equipped with an AMD FX 8350 processor …

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Will Haswell-E make a splash?

Enthusiasts are preparing themselves for a big release from Intel. With Intel releasing its first consumer 8 core desktop processor it’s hard not to get excited by Haswell-E even if you are not planning to make a move to the new platform. The flagship 8 core is the Intel Core i7 5960X which is rumoured to have 20MB of cache …

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