Review Thermaltake A500 Aluminum Tempered Glass Edition Review
Thermaltake goes super-premium with its latest ATX case.
Thermaltake goes super-premium with its latest ATX case.
1080p 24" screen with FreeSync, 144Hz refresh rate, and plenty of adjustment for £220.
Gigabyte goes all-out with one of the craziest boards for mainstream CPUs we've ever seen.
This feature-rich card outdoes the Founders Edition in many areas, but it doesn't come cheap.
How green are green products? We evaluate the benefits, or lack of them, in new "low power" and "energy efficient" hardware to see what makes the biggest difference to the power drawn from your wall socket.
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?
We take a look at this pocket sized eReader, which weighs in at just 150g. It has support for plenty of different formats, including ePub, but its cheap construction and high price made us think twice.
With GBs of video and audio, and more than one PC per house, home networking is becoming increasingly common. So common that Microsoft thinks you need a server in your cloakroom - we look at the first Asus Windows Home Server to see if it delivers networking Nirvana.
This re-imagining of the CM 690 is an excellent case, with a roomy interior, massively upgradable cooling and a nifty roof-mounted hot swap hard disk bay. There's a slight fly in the ointment though, so you'll have to read our review before hopping over to your favourite etailer!
Kingston's latest SSD features a brand new drive controller from Toshiba and as a result boasts some very impressive sequential read and write speeds. Does it have what it takes to compete with the competition currently on the market?
Dell's Zino HD could only become cuter if it was adorned with Hello Kitty graphics... and given its interchangeable lids, that's still a possibility. With a very low power AMD CPU, Radeon HD 4330 graphics, Blu-Ray drive and a terabyte of storage: is this a killer media PC?
In addition to a new range of PCs, Alienware has launched a whole range of alien-themed PC peripherals to match, including this 21.5in screen. It offers a full 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and has many features familiar from Dell's excellent UltraSharp screens.
The Radeon HD 5770 is a surprisingly capable GPU that costs a wallet friendly £120 - PowerColor's PCS+ looks to build on it thanks to an overclock, a copy of Dirt 2 and a custom cooler.
Jetway's latest mini-ITX motherboard uses Intel's latest Atom "Pineview" platform. We compare it against previous Atom products to see the difference.
Nvidia's new Optimus technology is primed to transform switchable graphics in laptops, netbooks and the second generation Ion platform. Trust us, for your next laptop upgrade this is looking like a must have technology.
A £40 graphics card? Surely that's as useful as a chocolate teapot? We take a look at AMD's latest and cheapest Radeon from the HD 5000 series, the HD5450, see how it stacks up against integrated graphics and find out in what situations it might be a great buy.
SSDs promise blazing fast access times and data transfer speeds - but many SSDs suffer from horrendous performance degradation over time. The answer is TRIM: we take a look at SSD performance to find out why the latest, TRIM-enabled drive firmwares are crucial updates.
A.C.Ryan is back with a High-Definition capable media player that includes an in-build hard drive and compatibility with every video and audio format you can shake a stick at. How good is the interface and how intuitive is it to use though?
The latest LGA1156 Evo motherboard from Asus features sharp styling and Intel's newest chipset, the H57. The board also adds in USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps - but its high price means it struggles against cheaper P55 boards.
We take a look at the X120TF, a weighty copper heatsink and no fan from Korean newcomers CoolAge. It uses an interesting new honeycomb design for its heatsink fins - but unfortunately, it doesn't seem set to displace our current favourite coolers.
We're back with a batch of six new projects in 2010's first installment of Mod of the Month. It's already shaping up to be another fantastic year for modding with plenty of work having been done over Christmas.
This is the Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H, a media-orientated version of of the GA-P55M-UD2 which is one of the best budget Lynnfield overclockers on the market. We find out if the addition of Core i3 on-board graphics support effects the awesomeness of the board.
We tested Intel's latest Clarkdale CPU and found some interesting results about its memory performance. Does Core i3 and Core i5 have a problem? Have we really moved on from Core 2's front side bus model? We look at the tweaks and tradeoffs the design makes.
We test Intel's latest GMA HD graphics in its Clarkdale Core i5-661 CPU to see how it stacks up against AMDs 785G and Nvidia's 9300 IGPs when it comes to gaming and HD video. Long derided as terrible, GMA HD might be about to prove Intel's graphics detractors wrong.
The long awaited follow-up to the legendary Thermalright TRUE heatsink has finally arrived. With six copper heatpipes, redesigned cooling fins a new mounting bracket we put this new high-end up against the Ultra 120 eXtreme and the Titan Fenrir - but the results were a genuine surprise.
Fancy a 23in widescreen TFT with a resolution higher than 1,920 x 1,200? For less than £190? Then you've come to the right place. Join us for a review of Dell's brilliant budget SP2309w TFT.
Looking for a mid-priced, capacious case for a media PC? We check out the Grandia GD03, another box of brushed aluminium chique from the chaps at SilverStone, which features handy touches such hot-swappable hard disk bays and removable dust filters.
The unending drone of your CPU cooler driving you mad? Then perhaps the Gelid Tranquillo can help. With an ultra low-noise PWM fan, but still packing four copper heatpipes and a big stack of cooling fins, check out this terrific low-noise HSF.
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.
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?