Review Anthem Review
A big song and dance about nothing.
Wants to concentrate on gamers.
No more secure than a text file.
Possibly the most crass game of the year, does the latest Saints Row deliver fun or just vulgarity?
Can SteelSeries produce a headset thats a winner for both PC and Xbox 360 owners?
Altec Lansing prove that you don't need to break the bank to get a good 2.1 set.
Ditching the USB connection leads to a very low price for this brilliantly comfortable headset.
These £449 speakers offer audiophile sound quality and a sleek appearance.
A wall of fantastic, punchy sound with plenty of detail.
Antec's first attempt at a premium set of speakers is a hit and miss affair.
Creative targets the mid-range headset market with its cut down version of the Tactic3D Sigma.
One of the first Auzentech cards we've seen that uses a C-Media chip rather than a Creative X-Fi.
BenQ's latest is built for pro-gamers, with features to match. Does it suit the rest of us though?
Better known for its pro audio gear, AKG is now targeting gamers with the GHS 1.
It might sound like an extra from Asterix, but this is a gaming mouse to covet.
Can the follow-up to the excellent Arena headset live up to expectations?
These interesting looking speakers might look great, but do they sound great too?
This deceptively small set of THX-certified speakers 2.1 produces plenty of sound.
A new X-Fi sound card aimed at audiophiles and music enthusiasts.
This is Corsair's first headset, and it's designed to give a great sound with minimal setup hassle.
Two SandForce controllers and 1GB/sec of bandwidth should make for quick storage
Is the cheaper, but slimmed down GeForce GTX 460 768MB is worth buying?
Nvidia finally regains some face with its new mid-range GPU - it's a great performer!
Fermi makes its first foray into the mainstream and has the HD 5850 firmly in its sights
Scan manages to tame a GeForce GTX 480, and find room for a 4GHz Core i7-920 too
A Core i7 and Radeon HD 5870 gaming powerhouse, if you can handle the noise.
Promises to lower your ping and maintain your high frame rates when you're gaming online.
Intel was first to six-core, but AMD's six-core Thuban CPU is £600 cheaper. Is it any good?
AMD's new 890FX chipset gets the Republic of Gamers treatment, but this board isn't really for gamers
Nvidia and Alienware combine to make the latest screen for 3D gaming.
Corsair's latest Nova Series SSDs are based on the Indilinx Barefoot Eco drive controller and Intel 32nm NAND flash. We've seen that combination perform strongly for a great price, so we wanted to find if Corsair's drive could hit the SSD sweet spot. Read on to find out.
We take a look at three gaming sound cards, all priced below £100, and offering a variety of attractive features including Dolby Digital support and optical S/PDIF outputs. Now that EAX is on the wane, are Creative's cards still the best bet for gamers?
The follow up to the Akasa Nero, the Nero S fancies itself as a premium cooler ready to take on the best. With four fat direct-contact heatpipes and a nifty S-blade fan it certainly looks up to the task. We see if it'll triumph or go up in flames in the bit-tech thermal test rigs.
With 23 and 24in monitors now commonplace, we take a look at what many consider to be the next big thing. Dell's new 27in IPS monitor certainly has a sky-high specification but is it worth the outlay?
The SteelSeries Xai may like like a pretty unassuming mouse, but it's packed with technology to cater for the twitchiest of twitchy gamers. Read on to see why this isn't just an IntelliMouse clone.
Intel has finally released a CPU worthy of its premium Extreme Edition brand - the first six-core desktop processor. Previously known as Gulftown, the Core i7-980X Extreme Edition is not only brutally fast out of the box but also a fantastic overclocker thanks to its 32nm transistors.
We've finally got our hands on an Eyefinity Edition card from ATI, and six screens to use it with. We take the kit for a test drive to see how good it is for 6-screen gaming and whether the future is multi-monitor.
The original Core i7-920 is the best selling high-end CPU, but as it's now nearing its 18-month birthday Intel has decided it's due for retirement. We check out its replacement, the i7-930. Clocked at 2.8GHz, it's only 133MHz faster than the i7-920 - but thanks to overclocking, it's still the chip to buy.
With GBs of video and audio, and more than one PC per house, home networking is becoming increasingly common. So common that Microsoft thinks you need a server in your cloakroom - we look at the first Asus Windows Home Server to see if it delivers networking Nirvana.
This re-imagining of the CM 690 is an excellent case, with a roomy interior, massively upgradable cooling and a nifty roof-mounted hot swap hard disk bay. There's a slight fly in the ointment though, so you'll have to read our review before hopping over to your favourite etailer!
In addition to a new range of PCs, Alienware has launched a whole range of alien-themed PC peripherals to match, including this 21.5in screen. It offers a full 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and has many features familiar from Dell's excellent UltraSharp screens.
A recent test of anti-virus suites reveals that AVG Free is actually very secure.