Video: Cable Management Mod for Fans
Fan cables can quickly build up, especially when water-cooling. Alex shows you how to trim them to length.
High-end wireless gaming mice under £100 are a rare thing - can this Corsair model compete with the best?
Crystal Dynamics not impressed.
We chat to Christoph Katzer, PSU Marketing Manager at Antec about its next-gen power supplies.
A headset that rumbles your head - we see if that's a good thing or just annoying.
This high-quality headset and sound card combo is finally on sale, and for less than £200
Relative newcomer to the case market, Fractal Design, is out to impress with it's latest chassis: the R2. With key noise reduction features, removable vent covers and extremely clean, angular styling, does it have what it takes to compete?
A cheap and cheerful 770X board that's worth buying? Wow! It seems pigs have not only infected us all, but they have also developed appendices for flight! MSI resets the rules and makes a cheap AMD motherboard that's really worth the money! Why pay more?
At last, a 22in monitor that doesn't have a TN panel! We have a look at Eizo's FlexScan S2242W 22-inch widescreen TFT, which features a PVA panel with a 1,920 x 1,200 native resolution. Is this the monitor we've been looking for? Read on to find out.
Corsair has achieved the holy grail and made a low cost liquid cooler, the Hydro H50, that actually does what it should: it provides very good cooling for your CPU, it doesn't sound like a hurricane and isn't ridiculously expensive. Does this spell the end of air cooling as we know it?
We took a trip to DongGuan, China, to not only take a nose around Seasonic's Factory, but understand the details of its engineering philosophy too. Want to know where your power supplies come from? Take a look to find out.
Monitor manufacturers are starting to listen to customers - we want some much-needed choice in the 22-inch market. The HP LP2275W is another 22-incher equipped with Samsung's latest S-PVA panel technology - is this the monitor we've dearly been waiting for?
We've been looking for the perfect 22-inch monitor for quite some time now, but we haven't had much luck so far. Today we look at NEC's MultiSync P221W, which features a brand new 22-inch S-PVA panel with a 10-bit look-up table - could these ingredients make this the perfect 22-incher?
Full HD monitors are becoming increasingly commonplace these days in both 22in and 24in panel sizes. We've been impressed by the 22in models we've seen so far, but we haven't looked at a 24-incher until today. Read on to find out how BenQ's E2400HD shapes up.
Opting for small form factor cases often involves demoting style to the subs bench. We take a look at Silverstone's Mini-ATX Sugo SG03 which is breaking all the rules and setting new standards for pint-sized PCs.
Dell has joined the ever-increasing number of monitor manufacturers selling 22-inch full HD monitors. We have a look at the S2209W, which is priced ideally for gamers and discerning home users on a budget.
We have managed to grab some hands-on time with the new Eee PC T91 net tablet, which is set to be released at the end of April. It marks the first major departure from the tried and tested Eee PC formula - read on to find out what we thought of it...
Viewsonic is the second monitor manufacturer to jump on the 16:9 bandwagon after Iiyama. We check out the VX2260WM, a 22-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display with a decent array of connectivity options, to see how it stands up to what else is out there.
Our first Full HD 16:9 widescreen monitor has hit the labs. The Iiyama ProLite E2208HDS is a 22-inch display with a 1,920 x 1,080 native resolution, which means it has an ultra-tight pixel pitch. Does it do enough to win us over? Read on to find out...
We've been growing tired of the mediocrity present in the 22-inch widescreen monitor market, but HannsG has come along with something that piqued our interest. At just £110, the HG221AP is one of the cheapest 22-inchers on the market, but is it any good?
Viewsonic unveiled the first inexpensive LED-backlit display at CES earlier this year and it's now made it into the channel. We have a look at the VLED221wm 22-inch widescreen monitor to find out if LED-backlighting can deliver great image quality at an affordable price point.
We've looked at a lot of TN+Film 'gaming' monitors recently, but NEC has thrown that idea out of the window and put its own spin on the 24-inch widescreen gaming monitor. Today we look at the company's all-new MultiSync 24WMGX3 to see if its MVA panel can work wonders.
There are a lot of 22-inch displays on the market these days and it isn't easy to navigate your way through the swamp of TN+Film panels. We have a look at the Asus VK222H to see if it can rise above the swamp and catch our eye. Read on to find out how it gets on...
Big widescreen monitors are becoming increasingly commonplace in today's market and, by that same rationale, so are TN+Film panels. Samsung marries to two concepts with its SyncMaster 2693HM monitor - we check it out to see if it's any good.
Today we take a look at the Zalman ZMachine LQ1000 , an ultra premium case with in-built water-cooling boasting high end performance, but with a high price to match. Does the LQ1000 float our boat, or is it just a wet weekend? We don the bit-tech scuba gear and find out!
John Riccitiello, CEO of EA, is sure that the quality of EA games has improved massively since he took over.
The 24" desktop display market is already very competitive, and today we review the Samsung 245T. We know the Korean giant makes great LCD TVs, but can they trump the competition for enthusiast monitors?
NEC's MultiSync LCD3090WQXi is the company's first foray into the world of 30-inch monitors and what an entry it has made! The display is packed full of features and delivered some of the best image quality we've ever seen - read on to find out why this is the screen we'd all love to own!
Seasonic's reputation for quality is notorious - we check out the company's cheap and cheerful S12-II 500W offering. Will it be quite so cheerful after it's been on the load bench? Let's find out...
COMPUTEX 2008: Intel and Nvidia are still sitting in a tree in their war of facts and friction. Intel says video encoding is better on the CPU.
Samsung attacks the 22" LCD market from a different angle with its 21.6" SM2253LW, which sports the same 1,680 x 1,050 native resolution. Aside from the weird proportions, it boasts a 2ms response time and an 8,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio - but is it any good?
BenQ looks to target gamers with its X2200W 22 inch widescreen monitor. It packs DVI, HDMI and VGA inputs with one of the best TN+Film panels we've seen to date. It also comes with a selection of image enhancing extras designed to bridge the gap to better panel technology.
ViewSonic has attacked the 20" and 22" monitor market from a different angle with its VX1940w 19-inch widescreen monitor. It sports the same 1,680 x 1,050 resolution, but has a tighter pixel pitch thanks to the smaller diagonal. Will this pull the masses away from bigger screens?
NEC has joined the party of relatively low-cost TN+Film 24" widescreen LCDs with its AccuSync LCD24WMCX monitor. It's competitively priced, and sits reasonably well on paper. How does it perform in the real-world though? Let's find out.
We've all heard of green PCs - but what about a green case? Claiming excellent noise reduction and an innovative thermal management system, the Silentium T2 Eco 80 is a case which seems to have it all - but appearances can be deceiving...
CeBIT 2008: Dolby Mobile is a new standard initiative to get mobile sound extra Dolby features and a better quality.
Finally, an enthusiast's soundcard that supports PCI-Express is available, some four years after the interconnect's inception! We throw on some cans and take the latest Asus Xonar D2X with its funky lights and black EMI shield for a spin.
Simon Hill of Outerlight, the team behind The Ship, introduces himself as a new monthly columnist. Simon talks about how he got started in the industry as a games tester, asking: What role does quality assurance have in game development?
Following on from our BioShock review, we dive deep into Rapture for a look at the gameplay differences between the PC and X360 versions. We then look at the game's graphics under DX9 and DX10 before evaluating performance on a range of graphics cards and CPUs.
Earlier this week, AMD announced the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. We've spent the last few weeks familiarising ourselves with the architecture behind the hardware. Join us as we find out whether R600 was worth the wait -- single card and CrossFire testing included.
With Spider-Man 3 hitting cinemas worldwide this weekend, we take a look at the tie-in game on the PC and Wii. Is this another movie-game tie-in that's worth forgetting about, or is either version worth some serious play time? We have the answers here...
According to a report on The Inquirer, Company of Heroes will be getting its eagerly anticipated DirectX 10 update in March.
Looking for a 22" widescreen with a little bit of flair? This one from Viewsonic looks good, but can it deliver the image quality required for the price tag? We fire up Quake to find out.
Today, NVIDIA is launching a new high-end video card as an update to the GeForce 7900 GT. We check out XFX's pre-overclocked and silent GeForce 7950 GT 570M Extreme, evaluating real-world performance against the reference GeForce 7950 GT and ATI's Radeon X1900XT 512MB to find out which one is worth your money.