Mini-ITX Game PC - May 2017

The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. Previous time, we built a compact system that offered almost the same performance as a full-fledged gaming rig, but this time we try to keep the cost low for Full HD gaming. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month. If you want to know more about how we compile our PC Buying guides, have a look at this article.

  • Mini-ITX Game PC - May 2017

    Mini-ITX Game PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 27-05-2017 - 04:59

    Mini-ITX Game PC - May 2017 The Mini-ITX Game PC is a desktop computer that is small enough to be portable, but has better performance than a gaming notebook. Previous time, we built a compact system that offered almost the same performance as a full-fledged gaming rig, but this time we try to keep the cost low for Full HD gaming. Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed... Read more
  • 4K Gaming PC - May 2017

    4K Gaming PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Thursday 25-05-2017 - 04:59

    4K Gaming PC - May 2017 4K monitors are getting cheaper and cheaper, while their sharpness can't be matched by normal displays. Graphics cards have to render four times as many pixels to drive a 4K display compared to a 'normal' Full HD panel, while the game textures are only getting more detailed. In short: you need real horse power to game in 4K. A fast processor and especially a graphics card is a must. However, th... Read more
  • NAS HDD review: 18 models compared

    NAS HDD review: 18 models compared

    Review - Monday 22-05-2017 - 04:59

    NAS HDD review: 18 models compared Despite the upswing of the cloud and increasingly cheaper SSDs, the most convenient and most affordable way to store large amounts of data is still a hard disk drive. In this article we take a look at 18 models meant for use in a NAS. Read more
  • 4K Video Editing PC - May 2017

    4K Video Editing PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Sunday 21-05-2017 - 04:59

    4K Video Editing PC - May 2017 A few years ago, your PC just couldn't be fast enough for digital video processing. By now every average PC is able to process Standard Definition (PAL 720x576) as well as HD Ready, but technology doesn't stand still. By now just about every smartphone can record in Full HD and the new frontier is Ultra HD, also known as 4K. This resolution and the 'accompanying' codec HEVC / H.265 require serious... Read more
  • Budget Game PC - May 2017

    Budget Game PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Tuesday 16-05-2017 - 14:00

    Budget Game PC - May 2017 The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck. That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge conce... Read more
  • Passive power supplies review: 6 models tested

    Passive power supplies review: 6 models tested

    Review - Tuesday 16-05-2017 - 04:59

    Passive power supplies review: 6 models tested If you want a power supply that makes as little noise as possible, you can purchase a passive power supply. Without a fan they should be a lot quieter than conventional power supplies. In this review we take a look at six completely fanless models between 230 and 550 watt. We also compare them with two proven non-passive models. In the past power supplies made quite a bit of noise, even at lower ... Read more
  • Budget All-round PC - May 2017

    Budget All-round PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 13-05-2017 - 11:00

    Budget All-round PC - May 2017 The all-round PC is a PC with comprehensive features for around £650 - £750 that can do a little bit of everything. It should have enough speed and capacity to meet your needs for some time. Currently it can run all applications, and you're able to upgrade it with small future investments when you need more power or storage capacity. Surfing, gaming, business applications, photo and video edit... Read more
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac review: all-rounder

    ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac review: all-rounder

    Review - Friday 12-05-2017 - 04:59

    ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac review: all-rounder Many Mini-ITX motherboards aren't exactly standouts due to their features or overclocking features, as the lack of space what can be achieved. The ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac, the highest positioned ITX motherboard on the market and the first Z270 Mini-ITX motherboard we've tested, proofs that space does not have to be a limiting factor. Read more
  • Entry-level PC - May 2017

    Entry-level PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Thursday 11-05-2017 - 13:00

    Entry-level PC - May 2017 Our guidelines for the Entry-level PC category are as follows. The entire computer system, excluding OS, should not exceed £420. Its primary, but not only, function is to provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience. This means that the cheapest processors won’t be enough, as modern web pages and internet applications do demand some processing power. Additionally, the system has to be able... Read more
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition review

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition review

    Review - Tuesday 09-05-2017 - 04:59

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition review The launch of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti was the reason for Gigabyte to release a complete line-up of their own variations on the market. The GTX 1080 Ti Aorus Xtreme Edition is the flagship model of the aircooled models: how does it stack up? Read more
  • Z270 Micro-ATX review: four motherboards compared

    Z270 Micro-ATX review: four motherboards compared

    Review - Sunday 07-05-2017 - 04:59

    Z270 Micro-ATX review: four motherboards compared We've tested a couple of Micro-ATX Z270 motherboards. In this article we're discussing one from each of the four big manufacturers: the ASRock Z270M Extreme4, the ASUS Strix Z270G Gaming, the Gigabyte Z270M-D3H and the MSI Z270M Mortar.  Read more
  • Intel Gaming PC - May 2017

    Intel Gaming PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Saturday 06-05-2017 - 12:00

    Intel Gaming PC - May 2017 This computer system is specifically geared towards gaming at WQHD resolution. That means a PC with a high-end graphics card and a processor that is fast enough to support the GPU, but also a fast monitor to display the rendered frames in the best way. Because there is much discussion about whether an AMD or an Intel processor should be inside a gaming rig, we split up our system advices. You'r... Read more
  • Streaming devices review: 10 capture cards tested

    Streaming devices review: 10 capture cards tested

    Review - Thursday 04-05-2017 - 04:59

    Streaming devices review: 10 capture cards tested Streaming is extremely popular and also accessible thanks to free programs. However, capture cards can offer advantages in certain cases in terms of performance, image quality and features. In this article we explain why and compare ten models. Read more
  • AMD Ryzen Gaming PC - May 2017

    AMD Ryzen Gaming PC - May 2017

    PC Buyer's Guide - Wednesday 03-05-2017 - 04:59

    AMD Ryzen Gaming PC - May 2017 This computer system is specifically geared towards gaming at WQHD resolution. That means a PC with a high-end graphics card and a processor that is fast enough to support the GPU, but also a fast monitor to display the rendered frames in the best way. Because there is much discussion about whether an AMD or an Intel processor should be inside a gaming rig, we split up our system advices. You'r... Read more
  • Dash cam test: eyes on the road

    Dash cam test: eyes on the road

    Review - Monday 01-05-2017 - 04:59

    Dash cam test: eyes on the road Nearly nobody drives without a dash cam in Russia and it is up and coming in the Netherlands as well. A small device behind the windscreen that registers everything that happens, which can be quite useful after a collision. We test five models, varying in price from 64 pounds / 75 euros to 137 pounds / 160 euros. Read more
  • Eight gaming chairs roundup review

    Eight gaming chairs roundup review

    Review - Thursday 27-04-2017 - 04:59

    Eight gaming chairs roundup review After gaming keyboards, gaming mice and gaming monitors we also see more and more gaming chairs. We do not just mean models specifically meant to play racing games with, but also gaming chairs for behind a regular desk. We took a look at eight models to find out what those chairs have to offer and in what ways they differ from regular office chairs. Read more
  • Benq Zowie XL2735 en XL2540 review: gaming monsters

    Benq Zowie XL2735 en XL2540 review: gaming monsters

    Review - Tuesday 25-04-2017 - 04:59

    Benq Zowie XL2735 en XL2540 review: gaming monsters A few months ago, Benq introduced the XL2735. A remarkable new gaming monitor with wqhd resolution and a 144Hz panel that uses a self-developed anti motion blur technique. Another new monitor, the XL2540, was added in November. This is the first native 240Hz gaming monitor available on the market. Both devices are meant for different target audiences, although one thing is certain: Benq is focusing on the power users. Of course we put these monitors to the test using our extensive test method. Read more
  • AMD A12-9800 Bristol Ridge APU (socket AM4) review

    AMD A12-9800 Bristol Ridge APU (socket AM4) review

    Review - Friday 07-04-2017 - 04:59

    AMD A12-9800 Bristol Ridge APU (socket AM4) review We were very hopeful about the Bristol Ridge series from AMD back in September when we released a preview on our Dutch site. We had also hoped that the processors would be available for purchase soon, however up until the day of writing the CPUs have yet to be released. We did find a few kits in Germany consisting of an AMD A12-9800 APU and an Asus A320M-C motherboard, which we tested to get an idea of the new APU series. Read more
  • 10TB HDD review: five models compared

    10TB HDD review: five models compared

    Review - Friday 31-03-2017 - 08:56

    10TB HDD review: five models compared The highest capacity of currently available hard drives is 10 TB, that are suited for those who want to put a single hard drive in their system despite their high price- or if you are using a NAS with a limited amount of bays. In this article we compare five models. Read more
  • 14 DDR4 memory kits of 8 to 32 GB review: DDR4 for everyone

    14 DDR4 memory kits of 8 to 32 GB review: DDR4 for everyone

    Review - Tuesday 28-03-2017 - 04:59

    14 DDR4 memory kits of 8 to 32 GB review: DDR4 for everyone Both the high-end and mid-range platform from Intel support DDR4, AMD is set to follow suit this year. High time to compare a good amount of sets: what do you need to keep in mind and which should you buy? Read more

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