Noctua fan China factory quality issues not verified by tests
Enthusiasts accused firm of quality slide in a manufacturing move from Taiwan.
Enthusiasts accused firm of quality slide in a manufacturing move from Taiwan.
Also includes liquid-cooled Core i7-7700K and up to 32GB of DDR4.
ROG Strix lands on X299 with dual M.2 ports, RGB lighting, water-cooling pump headers, and more.
Intel shows its HEDT hand and its first weapon against AMD's Threadripper.
Nvidia finally regains some face with its new mid-range GPU - it's a great performer!
We put 11 third-party graphics card coolers to the test to see which, if any, is worth buying.
Digging through our archives we found the original, first custom-made GeForceFX watercooling setup in the world: FXFlow. And we're letting you guys get a piece of it once again.
We grab a dozen of the latest 600-700W PSU products, strap them to the test machine and put them through their paces. With all your favourite brands tested, who is worth buying for your next upgrade?
A great gaming headset can make the difference between games sounding boring or brilliant.
Alienware has relaunched its high-end desktop PC range and today we're looking at the brand new Aurora ALX. With more customisable lighting options than an electrician's Christmas lights and some seriously powerful hardware under the hood, is the ALX worth the inevitable Alienware premium?
Pull up a chair in front of the fire because it's storytime here at bit-tech as we look back on our personal favourite moments of 2009. From Mark's discovery of Samorost to Antony's pilgrimage back to Battlefield 2, check out our tales and tell us yours in the forums.
Merry Christmas from bit-tech and Custom PC!
What was your game of the year? Modern Warfare 2? Assassin's Creed 2? Machinarium? We want to know, so check out our shortlist, relive the memories and then let us know by way of a vote. This year we even have a handful of prizes to give away to voters!
It's December, and Christmas-time is officially upon us - and we're kicking off the festivities with a massive Mince Pie Megatest. A panel of veteran pie-munchers have converged to pass judgement on Britain’s favourite festive pie.
We take a look at some of the latest iPhone and iPod Touch games, including Call of Duty: Zombies, Ravensword, Rock Band, Eliminate Pro and loads more. There's something for everyone, from 3D RPGs to casual platformers, so read on to find out more.
Another month and another set of hardware recommendations fresh from our labs. Has AMD's latest CPUs or Kingston's SSDs made a difference? What about memory price increases? Read on to find out!
Intel may be scrapping the Core i7-920, but its replacement, the 2.88GHz Core i7-930, will fill the gap in Q1 2010.
Got a CPU cooler with a small fan? Is it noisy? If so, read our group test of 80mm and 92mm fans to see which is the best to mod onto your cooler. Or maybe you've got some small case fan mounts that could do with filling? Read on to see what with!
We've collected six supersized case fans (180mm to 225mm) to see which is best for that all-important side panel fan. Read on to see how Akasa, Antec and others fared in our rigorous airflow and noise testing!
Another month and another set of hardware recommendations fresh from our labs. Has the Radeon HD 5870 scored a solid place and what about the latest motherboards and hard drives? Take a look to find out!
This month marks ten years since the Dreamcast was first released in Europe, so we look back at the technology behind Sega's last console and some of the best games for it too. This is way more than an excuse to play old games, honest!
There's only a few weeks left to vote on this year's Custom PC & bit-tech Awards. Read on to find out how you could win some great prizes!
There's only one month left to vote on this year's Custom PC & bit-tech Awards. Read on to find out how you could win some great prizes!
What difference will the new Core i5 processor and LGA1156 motherboards make to our hardware recommendations this month? Find out the answers to this, and all other hardware upgrade questions in this month's Hardware Buyer's Guide!
A small selection of power supplies in the most popular wattage range that were seen in Custom PC magazine's latest PSU labs test. There's a lot more to take into consideration when selecting a PSU than just a paint job and a power output rating. Read on to find out more.
It's a gaming podcast! Hooray! This week we talk about the OnLive beta, Valve's new anti-cheat system in Team Fortress 2 and what we think of Need for Speed: Shift. Also, Joe argues with Alex about whether The Beatles are any good or not. Gripping stuff!
Bit-tech teams up with purveyor of excellent gaming wares, NZXT to give away a veritable Alladin's cave of gaming swag fit for an Arabian king.
Catch up on what's been happening on the busy bit-tech blogs this week, including rants, raves and our very cool Asus competition!
Catch up on what's been happening on the busy bit-tech blogs this week, including rants, raves and our very cool Asus competition
The bit-tech labs are as usual, a bit messy. It's time for the inevitable clear-out, so we've rounded up a bunch of gear for review - some of it rad, some of it bad and some of which contains the actual Secret of Monkey Island! Check it all out in the latest On Our Desk.
bit-tech once again teams up with Nanopoint to give you the chance to win some swag. Enter our latest competition to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic Icy Box IB-MP309HW-B Multimedia Player!
Nvidia, in conjunction with Overclockers UK, is giving away a GeForce 3D Vision Kit worth £398.99! Read on to find out how you can win.
Apple released a whole load of information about Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard at last week's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. We have a look at the new features Apple will introduce when Snow Leopard is released in September.
COMPUTEX 09: JMicron will launch its new JMF612 controller at Computex. It will apparently fix stuttering and still be fairly cheap.
This time in we're looking at a video-watch, a networked USB hub, an 8GB e-SATA thumb drive, a Lego Technic model and a pair of magnetised USB keys in the shape of some tiny octopuses. That last item might not be the weirdest thing we've looked at, but it's definitely the creepiest.
With more and more shovelware making it in to Apple's AppStore it's getting harder to find any games that are actually worth playing. So, why don't you let us do the hard work for you with this guide to some of the latest, greatest and most belated iPhone games?
We've got the low down on the new Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 275 cards from ATI and Nvidia, so you know what upgrade to get. Do you grab either of the latest bad boys or are the older cards a better punt for your pound? Read on to find out.
It's time for another round-up of all the gadgets, gizmos and gear that litters our desktops. This time we've got a new Teufel headset, a Saiph gaming mouse, an Icy Box portable digital TV player, an iPhone Rogue-like and a bunch of other stuff we don't have room to mention here.
Nanopoint recently opened a support forum here on bit-tech. What better way to celebrate than by teaming up to offer one of our lucky readers a fantastic prize!
bit-tech has teamed up with Ubisoft to celebrate the launch of Tom Clancy's HAWX. Find out what you can win in our latest competition!
What changed for March? Take a look at our recommendations for building a budget, premium and ultimate system if you're in the market for a new PC. We provide a breakdown of first choice and alternatives to help balance and sift out the best products at your fingertips.
CES 2009: We talk to Sony UK's head of Vaio about the new P series lifestyle PC - it's not a netbook but it sure looks like one to us.
Earlier in the week, we published the best games of the year and today it's time to look back at what's happened in the technology industry over the last year. Find out which products are the best of the year, and also which innovations have caught our eye during 2008.