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Synology DiskStation DS920+ NAS Review

Synology DiskStation DS920+ NAS Review

Read our detailed review of Synology DiskStation DS920+ NAS 2020. Synology’s popular four-bay NAS gets a long-awaited update. But how significant is it? Synology’s four-bay DS920 + NAS is the follow-up to 2017’s incredibly popular DS918+. At a glance, not much has changed and the fact it runs the Synology’s constantly updated software means there’s … Read more

Diskstation Synology DS3617xs Review

Diskstation Synology DS3617xs Review

Read our detailed review on Diskstation Synology DS3617xs 2020. A small business server that offers flexibility and performance in a compact package.  Aimed at small medium businesses that need a lot of performance, the $3,600 Synology DS3617xs is not your average NAS. Think Rackstation server in a NAS form factor, optimised for virtualisation and performance … Read more

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Review

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Review

In 2020 the stereotypical gaming PC is still a large black box, probably adorned with some form or RGB lighting, powerful AiO cooling and multiple fans. ITX has been with us for many years, and it has developed a loyal following, but for some reason, the words gaming, subtle and discreet rarely go together. That’s … Read more

Do I need to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6?

Do I need to upgrade to Wi-Fi 6?

As new 802.11ax routers begin to appear on shelves you might be tempted to upgrade, but Wi-Fi 6 has been designed to achieve a few specific goals and they may not benefit everyone just yet. Wi-Fi 6 is the next generation of wireless network communication protocols and since it’s been in existence for a couple … Read more

ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming Velocita Review

ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming Velocita Review

We always love to review ASRock motherboards, because the company has a habit of dropping motherboards that blow away the competition with much lower prices. The Z490 PG Velocita doesn’t quite get the balance right though. The first issue is that there’s no Wi-Fi included, and you can definitely pick up this feature on much … Read more

Antec Neptune 240 240MM AIO Liquid Cooler Review

Antec Neptune 240 Review

Antec is hoping to make a splash in the burgeoning all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler market with its new Neptune range of liquid coolers. At under $80, this 240mm model is more affordable than many models we’ve seen recently, costing only $5 more than current budget focused favourite, the ARCTIC Freezer II 240. While the ARCTIC … Read more

AMD Launched New Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs

AMD Launched New Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs

The rumours were true – AMD has indeed brought out three new 3000-series CPUs, which will do battle with Intel’s latest Comet Lake chips. The three new models are based on AMD’s Zen 2 micro architecture, and come in Ryzen 9, 7 and 5 versions. The Ryzen 9 3900XT has 12 cores (24 threads), a … Read more

Cyberpower Hyper Liquid Ultra 9 RTX Review

Cyberpower Hyper Liquid Ultra 9 RTX Review

CyberPower’s Hyper Liquid Ultra 9 RTX is one of the most outlandish builds we’ve seen for months. The wild looks start with the InWin 309 chassis, which has a front panel featuring 144 addressable RGB LEDs. It makes for a bold grid that can be used to create patterns, effects and customisable designs. The 309 … Read more

Scan 3XS Vengeance XTi iCUE Review

Scan 3XS Vengeance XTi iCUE Review

Scan’s 3XS Vengeance XTi iCUE is the first desktop we’ve seen with an Intel Comet Lake CPU inside, and the chip of choice here is the flagship Core i9-10900K. Intel’s latest Skylake revision is a 10-core chip with Hyper-Threading, giving it two more cores than the preceding i9-9900K. The base clock now sits at 3.7GHz, … Read more

Fractal Design Define 7 Compact Review

Fractal Design Define 7 Compact Review

Externally, Fractal Design’s recent cases don’t appear to have changed much from their predecessors, but the company has been beefing up accessory packs, customization options and features quite significantly compared with its ATX towers from a year or two ago. The Define 7 Compact follows on from the larger Define 7 case, which we’ll hopefully … Read more

MSI MEG Z490 Godlike Review

MSI MEG Z490 Godlike Review

When you consider that most TRX40 chipset motherboards will leave you with change from $500, spending nearly $300 more to own a mainstream desktop motherboard for CPUs with no more than 10-core CPUs might seem a little foolish. However, every motherboard manufacturer has such halo products, and people do actually buy them. The MEG Z490 … Read more

How to Overclock Intel 10th Gen CPU

Overclock Intel 10th Gen CPU

Learn overclocking intel 10th gen cpu, Intel’s 10th-gen CPUs are easy to overclock. They scale reasonably well with good cooling, and you won’t have to fork out for a new PSU if you already have a six or eight-core CPU. You’ll need a decent CPU cooler, though, and if you’re aiming for 5GHz or more … Read more

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Review

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Review

AMD hasn’t released to the masses any CPUs with fewer than four cores since 1st-gen Ryzen, where we saw the likes of the Ryzen 5 1500X. Since then, only AMD’s APUs have offered very affordable AMD CPUs. But that’s all changed with the release of the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. Retailing for … Read more

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Gaming CPU Review

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Review

We haven’t reviewed a CPU that costs under $100 for a long time now, but the Ryzen 3 3100 doesn’t just offer quad-core performance for $100. You get Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) too, so you also get support for eight threads. It’s an equivalent spec to AMD’s Ryzen 5 1500X, which originally retailed for $200. That’s … Read more

PlayStation 5 Everything You Need To Know

PlayStation 5

It’s been almost seven years since Sony announced the PlayStation 4, and boy has a lot changed since then. More advanced technology, innovative gaming franchises, and the rise of PC gaming, with consumers favoring building their own gaming machines at home. So can the PlayStation 5 live up to the hype, and take the gaming … Read more

Intel Core i5 10600K Review 2020

Intel Core i5 10600K Review

Read our Intel Core i5 10600K Review The lower down Intel’s 9th gen product stack you go, the more the lack of Hyper-Threading seemed to hurts its chances against AMD. The likes of the Core i5-9600K were adequate for gaming, but they were hopelessly outgunned in multi-threaded tasks, even by cheaper AMD CPUs. Likewise, the … Read more

Intel Core i9 10900K Review LGA 1200 CPU

Intel Core i9 10900K Review

Read the detailed intel core i9 10900K review, the fastest gaming processor. A couple of years ago, we were expecting Intel’s 10th-generation CPUs to sport a 10nm manufacturing process, but we’re still sat at 14nm and using the ageing Skylake-based architecture with minimal revisions. Core counts have improved by a fraction of what AMD has … Read more

9 Best Tips for Learning Piano Faster

Best Tips for Learning Piano Faster

Learning piano needn’t take forever: here are some tips for speedy learning. Firstly, select an instrument that feels good, sounds good and inspires you to play: you can’t underestimate how important this is to keep you engaged with learning. Next up, from the start of the learning process, sit comfortably at the piano, don’t hunch … Read more

Noblechairs ICON Black Edition Review

Noblechairs ICON Black Edition Review

The question of whether to go for full leather or other materials, when buying a gaming chair, is a tricky one. Leather can be uninventingly cold one day, and hot and sticky the next, yet it’s tough and wipe-clean, making it a practical option. Leather is also usually much more expensive than alternative materials. As … Read more