StormForce Inferno review: the ultimate glass cannon

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Today we’re looking at one of the most powerful gaming PCs offered by Zoostorm: the StormForce Inferno. This gaming PC is designed for gaming at high settings and big resolutions, with a GTX 980 TI graphics card and an overclocked i7-6700K processor strapped inside a gorgeous glass-and-aluminium case. Let’s put this £1550 beast to the test!

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Samsung T3 portable SSD review: better than ever

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SSDs are awesome, and so is USB-C. What could be better than a combination of the two? That’s the idea behind the Samsung T3, a portable SSD that operates over the USB 3.1 standard for extremely file transfers and access times. We liked the formula with the initial Samsung T1, so let’s see what new features the T3 brings to the table!


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Creative Aurvana ANC noise cancelling headphones review

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Whether you’re working or just enjoying music, there’s nothing that distracts as much as outside noise. You can get some good noise cancellation out of some well-fitting in-ear headphones, but after a certain point you need something more powerful: active noise cancellation. Today, we’re looking at the Aurvana ANC, Creative’s new active noise-cancelling headphones. Here’s our review.

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ViewSonic XG2401 review: a legit 144Hz Freesync gaming monitor

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I’ve seen ViewSonic monitors since I’ve been a kid, but I didn’t know that they made gaming monitors until I was asked to take a look at the XG2401. This monitor seems to hit all the boxes for a 24-inch gaming monitor these days: 1080p resolution, 144Hz, and some kind of adaptive sync support (in this case, AMD’s FreeSync). Let’s put it to the test, and see if ViewSonic’s efforts rank against their better-known competition!
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NZXT Manta mini-ITX case review: real cases have curves

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As a rule, mini-ITX cases are as small as possible; they’re designed for LAN-friendly gaming PCs or low-profile media machines. The NZXT Manta is different, with a curvy design that trades portability for added features and extra space. It turns out that when portability and dimensions fall to the bottom of your list of priorities, you can accomplish something pretty incredible.

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Samsung 850 Evo M.2 review: good things come in small packages

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Today we’re looking at the M.2 version of Samsung’s popular 850 Evo SSD. We’ve already benchmarked the 2.5-inch 840 Evo and 850 Evo, so we’re curious to see how this smaller form factor shapes up. Thanks to Samsung, we’ve got our hands on a unit to serve in our XSR test rig, so let’s take a look!


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