Alienware Aurora R3 Review

Posted by admin | Posted in 6 Stars, Alienware | Posted on 07-10-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Alienware
Cost: £899.00
www.alienware.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i5 2300 3.8GHz
Memory: 3GB (3×1GB) 1333Mhz – Unbranded
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 460 1GB
Motherboard: Unknown Foxconn specific to Dell
Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200rpm
Audio: Integrated 7.1
Case: Alienware Aurora Matte Black
Power Supply: Non-Modular 875w – Unbranded
Optical Drive: 24x CD/DVD RW – Unbranded
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Home Premium 64bit
Monitor: None

Alienware have presented us with their lowest priced system aiming to offer Alienware performance at a lower cost. We put it through it’s paces….

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Wired2Fire Diablo GTX Review

Posted by admin | Posted in 8 Stars, Wired2Fire | Posted on 16-05-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Wired2Fire
Cost: £873.00
www.wired2fire.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i5 2500K 3.3GHz
Memory: 4GB Corsair 1333Mhz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 460 SE 1GB
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67
Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 7200rpm
Audio: On Board Integrated
Case: Antec 902
Power Supply: Non-Modular 700w – Unbranded
Optical Drive: CD/DVD RW – Unbranded
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Home Premium
Monitor: None

Wired2Fire have been around for sometime now so we were eager to have a play with the Diablo GTX which, on paper, looks to be a great quality built machine….

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Arbico i7-2656 Stealth Gamer

Posted by admin | Posted in 7 Stars, Arbico | Posted on 13-04-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Arbico
Cost: £1349.00
www.arbico.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i7 2600 3.4GHz
Memory: 8GB Mushkin 1333Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI 6870 OR Nvidia GTX 560
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 – Pro
Storage: 1.5TB 7200rpm & 60GB Solid State Drive – Unbranded
Audio: Asus Xonar DS 7.1 Sound Card
Case: Coolermaster Sileo
Power Supply: Quiet Xilence 800W
Optical Drive: Sansung Blu Ray CD/DVD RW
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Home Premium
Monitor: AOC 2436Vwa

Another all in one package from Arbico that boasts a large screen and tons of additional features…..

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Arbico Elite i7268 HDX

Posted by admin | Posted in 6 Stars, Arbico | Posted on 01-04-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Arbico
Cost: £1000.00
www.arbico.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i7 2600 3.4GHz
Memory: 4GB Mushkin 1333Mhz
Graphics Card: ATI 6870
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67
Storage: 1TB 7200rpm – Unbranded
Audio: Integrated
Case: EZ Cool H550
Power Supply: Quiet Xilence 580W
Optical Drive: Sansung Blu Ray CD/DVD RW
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Home Premium
Monitor: AOC 2436Vwa

The Arbico Elite i7268 HDX is Arbico’s new Sandy Bridge i7 machine which includes a large monitor for a grand! For this kind of money we had to check it out….

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Mesh Slayer Ultima Review

Posted by admin | Posted in Mesh Computers, Unrated | Posted on 06-03-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Mesh Computers
Cost: £1695.00
www.meshcomputers.com

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz
Memory: 16GB 1600Mhz – Unbranded
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 580 3GB
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 Pro
Storage: 2TB Western Digital Eco 5900rpm
Audio: On Board Integrated
Case: Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 Pure Black
Power Supply: Non-Modular HEC 550w
Optical Drive: Blu Ray ROM & CD/DVD RW – Unbranded
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Home Premium
Monitor: None

We take a look at one of Mesh’s high end systems complete with a Nvidia GTX 580!

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Mesh Slayer i7 Pro Review

Posted by admin | Posted in Mesh Computers, Unrated | Posted on 04-02-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Mesh Computers
Cost: £849.00
www.meshcomputers.com

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i7 960 3.2GHz
Memory: 8GB 1600Mhz – Unbranded
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 550 Ti
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
Storage: 1TB Western Digital Eco 5900rpm
Audio: On Board Integrated
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932
Power Supply: Non-Modular HEC 550w
Optical Drive: CD/DVD RW – Unbranded
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Home Premium
Monitor: None

Mesh Computers are the largest UK Manufacturer of Computers, so how does the Slayer stand up?

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UK Gaming Computers Hermes Review

Posted by admin | Posted in 9 Stars, UK Gaming Computers | Posted on 09-01-2011-05-2008

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Manufacturer: UK Gaming Computers
Cost: £959.99
www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i7 2600K 3.4GHz
Memory: 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 460 768MB
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm
Audio: Creative X-FI Xtreme Audio
Case: Antec 902
Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24x DVD/CD RW Combo
Operating System: None
Monitor: None

The New Sandy Bridge Gear has landed and the UK Gaming Computers Hermes is the first to arrive in our workshop, but are these new chipsets and chips much cop?

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UK Gaming Computers Scout Review

Posted by admin | Posted in 9 Stars, UK Gaming Computers | Posted on 02-08-2010-05-2008

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Manufacturer: UK Gaming Computers
Cost: £849.99
www.ukgamingcomputers.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i5 650 3.2GHz
Memory: 4GB Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 460 768MB
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm
Audio: Creative X-FI Xtreme Audio
Case: CM Storm Scout
Power Supply: Corsair TX 650W
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24x DVD/CD RW Combo
Operating System: None
Monitor: None

Another Gaming PC built around the superb value Intel i5 650 CPU, but is this PC all about Value, or is UK Gaming Computers cramming everything in to make it as ‘cheap’ as possible?

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Chillblast Fusion Panzer Review

Posted by admin | Posted in 6 Stars, Chillblast | Posted on 03-06-2010-05-2008

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Manufacturer: Chillblast
Cost: £1,019.89
www.chillblast.com

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i5 750 3.2Ghz overclocked to 3.6GHz
Memory: 4GB Corsair XMS3 1333MHz
Graphics Card: ATI 5850 1GB
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LX
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3  1TB 7200rpm
Audio: Integrated
Case: NZXT Panzerbox
Power Supply: OCZ 600W StealthXtreme
Optical Drive: LG 24x DVD/CD RW Combo
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Monitor: None

A portable desktop gaming PC! Now we’re looking at the Chillblast Fusion Panzer, a machine that straddles the line between ‘compact enough to carry around’ and ‘big enough to allow for full-sized motherboards’. So, is smaller better than bigger?

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Cyberpower Infinity i7 Anromeda Review

Posted by admin | Posted in 7 Stars, Cyberpower | Posted on 02-03-2010-05-2008

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Manufacturer: CyberpowerCyberpowers Infinity i7 Andromeda
Cost: £1044.58
www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk

Standard Spec
CPU: Intel i7 930 2.8GHz
Memory: Corsair Value or Unbranded 6GB 1333MHz
Graphics Card: ATI 5770 1GB
Motherboard: MSI X58 Pro-e
Storage: 1TB 7200rpm – Unbraded
Audio: Integrated
Case: Apevia X-Cruiser 2
Power Supply: 700w – Unbranded
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 22x DVD/CD  RW Combo
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Monitor: None

A Rather funny looking computer with more lights than Blackpool sea front!

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