The Modding Toolbox: Tools for Marking Out
Need to draw a line or sketch a shape? Say no more, fam.
Need to draw a line or sketch a shape? Say no more, fam.
'Virtual Fences' not enough for Variant 4, sources say.
It did a whoopsie, it seems.
Too buggy for desktops, too.
Testing code results in serious discounts.
The 400R is Corsair's cheapest case, but can it still tame our test kit?
Can the CM Storm Enforcer stamp its authority on our thermal test kit or is it a pushover?
The previous Xigmatek Utgard was excellent for the price, we check out the updated Pantheon.
Intel may launch Sandy Bridge CPUs are CES, but it's later we get to see performance results.
What's in a name? We see if ATI's new mid-range graphics card can dominate the market.
What's in a name? We see if ATI's latest graphics card is its best ever.
Can some price cuts and a custom cooler bring the GTX 470 into the light?
A tiny, brushed aluminium case for a mini-ITX gaming PC - but can it handle the heat?
We travelled to Denmark to see how Asetek designs and develops its closed-loop liquid coolers.
Asus goes to work on an HD 5870, trying to turn it into a world-beating juggernaut.
Has Fractal Designed the perfect NAS box case for mini-ITX? Is that all there is to it? We find out.
Smartphones are the next big battleground - but how should we test them?
Is Sharkoon's new black box more rebel without a cause than rebel alliance?
We review ECS' own cheap and cheerful mini-ITX H55 motherboard for Intel LGA1156 CPUs.
Is this sub-£60 case with built-in fan control a bargain or a box of fail?
In an extension of our recent investigation into energy efficiency, Kingston dropped in some of its latest LoVo DDR3 memory that can run at just 1.2-1.25V. How much power does it save and is it a significant difference? We check to find out.
We recently discovered our LGA1366 heatsink testing hardware has developed some technical faults, so we've built a new rig and re-tested both the GELID Tranquillo and Thermalright Venomous-X. See inside for more details.
We check out MSI's tasty looking micro-ATX 785G motherboard to see if it's as good as the Asus, ECS and Gigabyte alternatives in performance, overclocking and general loveliness when it comes to Socket AM3.
ATI's latest GPU targets the lucrative mainstream market, bringing Direct X 11 to a sub £80 price point. With no need for a PCI-Express power connector, is the Radeon HD 5670 the ideal hassle free upgrade? We find out.
It's big, fast, power hungry and hot like Scarlett Johansson in a sauna - what's not to like? The size? Yes, at nearly a foot long this dual-HD 5870 beast won't even fit in the front page image box! Read on to see how the new card performs (don't call it a HD 5870 X2 though, or you'll look like a n00b)
Rounding out ATI's new line of DirectX 11 graphics cards comes the Sapphire Radeon HD 5750. With 1GB of GDDR5 and running on a cut down Juniper GPU, does this more affordable offering provide an attractive stepping stone to DX11? We find out.
Bioware has officially opened up the beta for the new Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic.
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?
In this tiny micro ATX Core i7 board, Asus has managed to squeeze more kit than most others manufacturers can cram into a full sized board. The Republic of Gamers Rampage II Gene is the bigger brother to the Maximus II Gene - but is it any better?
With the latest crop of SSDs proving they've got what it takes to thrash hard disks on every level, Patriot is getting in on the action with it's new Torqx. Using the very capable Indilinx ARM drive controller, does the Torqx match up to the competition? We find out.
Enermax has added a new PSU to its Liberty series and as it's 80Plus compliant it's busted out the Eco branding too. We put this 620W PSU to the test to see how it compares to other competing models.
Gigabyte has taken the GeForce GTS 250 and kitted it out with double the usual memory and an impressive looking quad heatpipe powered custom cooler. We take a look to see if the result is customised perfection or more pimped out Nova.
Antec's update to the P190, the P193 addresses many of the problems of the original, as well as offering a few tweaks of its own. Whether you think its an unsightly eye sore or an innovative bit of eye candy, we find out if the P193 can keep up with the best of them.
Having tested plenty of mini-ITX kit recently, we've been searching for a quality low profile cooler to squeeze inside our HTPCs. We've bagged three miniature coolers to find out if, when it comes to keeping your system cool, does size matter?
Summer is here and the heat is on, but some cases just aren't up to keeping your PC cool when the mercury starts to rise. Today we look at the new Cooler Master HAF 922, a case designed for maximum airflow to keep your hardware happy. Is it up to the task? We find out.
Sapphire has broken the 1GHz core barrier with its latest card, the Radeon HD 4890 Atomic. Does the monster overclock lead to some equally monster performance scores, or is this simply a PR barrier ATI is playing up to be bigger than it really is? We grab the testing gear and find out.
With a refined design to that will please most enthusiasts, Gigabyte's GA-MA790FXT-UD5P socket AM3 motherboard is on the test bench. We find out whether this Gigabyte motherboard's new found beauty is more than just skin deep.
Cooler Master is back with its latest case, the Scout. With unusual features like an in-built reinforced carry handle and peripheral security, it's built for LAN parties, but is it a quality case into the bargain? We find out.
MSI's delicious new AM3 motherboard is set to be a stunner. We've been testing this board for a few weeks now and we've finally come to a verdict - it's a cracker! But by just how much? Read on to find out!
The fastest AMD to hit the streets is here. It's 3.2GHz of Black Edition overclocking friendly badness and we test its wares to see if this AM3 part is worth considering over the already tempting AM2+ Phenom II X4 940 on DDR2.
With DDR3 prices dropping faster than the FTSE, AMD's AM3 motherboards, like the Asus M4A79-T Deluxe, are becoming really quite attractive. Built on familiar M3A79-T technology - one of our favourite AM2+ boards - does the latest generation offer an equally great buy?
With its latest graphics card, the GTX 275, Nvidia seems to be onto a winner, and board partner Palit is getting in on the action with a custom cooled, custom PCB version of the GTX 275 that sells for a bargain price tag. Is it too good to be true? We find out!