Review Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 850W Review
80 Plus Gold, fully modular, and packing plenty of power.
80 Plus Gold, fully modular, and packing plenty of power.
We dip below £150 for the first time with Gigabyte and Z370, but how well does it stack up against MSI's excellent Z370 SLI Plus?
Want a simple, affordable five-bay NAS for dishing out your data? Drobo looks to hit the nail on the head with its easy-to-use 5N2.
The boss rush game comes to Nintendo's Switch. Is it any good?
Hardware overclocking gadgets are more often than not a load of pants. However, with Asus' Republic of Gamers brand starting to build a bit of a reputation for making usable kit for enthusiasts, we thought we'd get in their new front-panel overclocking gizmo to see if it's up to snuff.
Games licensed from films get a bad rap and it's mostly well deserved, but there are some games which actually do a lot to expand on a movie without spoiling a franchise. No, we're not just talking about GoldenEye 64 either - check out all these other ones we've thought of!
Not only do we have six new mods this month but we've teamed up with a new sponsor too! Check out this month's nominees and get cracking with your own mod to get your chance at winning some of the great new prizes on offer.
In conjunction with AMD's new 785G chipset, the elaborately named Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H is setup for AM3 and DDR3 support, as well as the latest integrated graphics with nifty home theatre features to boot. Is it worth the upgrade from 780G and how does it compare to a discrete HD 4350?
AMD's latest integrated graphics chipset for home theatres and AM3 CPUs is here. We get behind the details to find out what's new and if it's worth the upgrade.
Although it's possible to run Folding@home on almost any CPU (and many graphics cards), as with any application, some components are much better optimised for Folding than others. Our guide highlights the best hardware to buy and the recipes for two Folding supercomputers.
A simple USB key with 256GB of storage? Crickey! You can carry around the equivalent of 54 DVDs on a piece of plastic half the size of your finger, and it even includes privacy software too - but with a low write speed and high price, has Kingston crammed in more than it can chew?
In this tiny micro ATX Core i7 board, Asus has managed to squeeze more kit than most others manufacturers can cram into a full sized board. The Republic of Gamers Rampage II Gene is the bigger brother to the Maximus II Gene - but is it any better?
We take a look at Asus' new Republic of Gamers laptop, the G60Vx, and find an interesting mix of the good, the bad and the not so ugly. Equipped with a GeForce GTX 260M and restrained styling, find out if this is a gaming laptop that we'd be prepared to ditch our desktops for.
Corsair has achieved the holy grail and made a low cost liquid cooler, the Hydro H50, that actually does what it should: it provides very good cooling for your CPU, it doesn't sound like a hurricane and isn't ridiculously expensive. Does this spell the end of air cooling as we know it?
Spending less than £200 for a monitor is usually a false economy as it's the component you spend more time interacting with than any other. Stretching your budget a little further can make for a sound investment. We take a look at HP's LP2475w which uses the latest H-IPS panel technlogy.
Finally, an arftermarket cooler capable of taming the raging temperatures of the Radeon HD 4870 X2. We take a look at Arctic Cooling's new VGA cooler to see if the performance is good enough to justify tinkering with your high-end graphics card.
Trine may not look like much - just another platform game in a pretty 3D engine, but it's actually a lot more than that. We take a closer look at one of the most enjoyable platform games we've played and see what makes Trine so special beyond the physics and multiple personalities.
Old fashioned applicances are rarely considered in modern design but Jeffrey Stephenson's Project: Ingraham is testament to the fact that they go great with modding! Jeffrey explains how it's done.
DFI's latest LANParty board is built on the 790FX platform for AMD AM3 CPUs is a yellow and black update to the AM2+ M2RSH. Has DFI changed anything underneath to make it a better buy? Or is it in the same mould with the same limitations? Read on to find out.
We take another look at Bionic Commando, this time on the new PC version, to see if it's the king of the swingers or just a continuing disappointment. Can Capcom improve on the console version to make Bionic Commando something we actually want to play?
Google recently announced it will enter the operating system market with Chrome OS, which will be based heavily around its Chrome browser. We look at what Google and the many commentators said, and put forward some ideas of of our own as to where we think the OS is heading.
It's been chopped in half! This micro ATX Asus Republic of Gamers board is one of the last new P45s we'll see - and built on a smaller footprint this Gene branded little monster could tip the scales in favour of making a cheap, small form factor PC!
We sit down for a chat with Mark Darin, the lead designer on the new Tales of Monkey Island series and all-round MI fanatic. We quiz him on why the series moved to 3D, what the secret of Monkey Island really is and whether or not he fights like a Dairy Farmer.
We pay another visit to Apple's app store. This time we look at indie puzzlers like Eliss, retro classics like Sonic and the iPhone's first proper RPG, Zenonia. Oh, and there's a game about a bear driving a car too, which we suggest everyone take a look at.
The bit-tech labs are as usual, a bit messy. It's time for the inevitable clear-out, so we've rounded up a bunch of gear for review - some of it rad, some of it bad and some of which contains the actual Secret of Monkey Island! Check it all out in the latest On Our Desk.
With the release of Battlefield of 1943, there have now been more games in the series than bullets fired from the slow ass guns that were used in the mid 1900s. We find out if any worthwhile additions have been made to the latest release in this formidable franchise.
Having a hard disk full of MP3s is all well and good if you only ever want to listen to your music when you're sat at your computer. Logitech's Squeezebox Boom is a 21st century stereo that can stream music from your PC and from the web. We crank it up to 11 to see how it sounds.
Richard has never played any of the Monkey Island games before, so seeing as Lucasarts has just released a graphical remake of the original game we thought we'd remedy that. Is Monkey Island still a genre-defining classic by today's standards?
Inno3D have taken Nvidia's GTX 275 and combined it with a huge 12" long custom cooler to create its latest iChill graphics card. Does the beast of a cooler lead to an equally beasty performance boost? We ease this footlong monster into our testing rig and find out.
As the warm weather and holidays draw near, it's a great time to get that mod underway. However if you're lacking inspiration, we've got more fantastic examples lined up again for June 2009's Mod of the Month.