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TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter
TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter
Price: £13.28

5.0 out of 5 stars very good wireless adapter, 21 May 2014
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very good signal catching wireless adapter. best one youll get for this price i would say.

tp-link is always top notch.


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5.0 out of 5 stars really great product, 21 May 2014
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very well made, quiet, super effective case fan.

note this is NOT for radiators, best utilized as a case fan.


Gigabyte GA-G41M-COMBO SKT-775 Motherboard (Rev 2.0)
Gigabyte GA-G41M-COMBO SKT-775 Motherboard (Rev 2.0)
Offered by PreisCompany
Price: £55.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good motherboard for old 775 chips, 21 May 2014
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this mobo lets you use 1600mhz ddr3 ram, which will increase the lifespan of any 775 processors still kicking around. very good board.

the heatsink in the middle for the FSB gets insanely hot though. never ran into problems but something of note.


Aerocool Dead Silence Gaming Cube Case with 0.8mm M-ATX 2x USB3 Side Window - Black
Aerocool Dead Silence Gaming Cube Case with 0.8mm M-ATX 2x USB3 Side Window - Black
Price: £66.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic little case, 21 May 2014
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Really good well made case for micro ATX form factors. I do think the front fan is pretty much useless though. its huge but also is so slow that it pushes very little air. other than that, solid case.


Corsair Builder Series CXM 500W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU
Corsair Builder Series CXM 500W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU
Price: £48.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 21 May 2014
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This 500w psu semi modular PSU by Corsair is a pretty good purchase.

The metal contacts inside of the plastic casing for the ports are a bit loose. However, it is working fine and passed all my stress tests with my PSU testing kit.


The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know about the Stuff You Thought You Knew
The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn't Know about the Stuff You Thought You Knew
by Cracked.Com
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.44

5.0 out of 5 stars bought as gift for a friend who is a cracked fan, she loved it, 27 Mar 2014
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bought for a friend as a gift since she was a fan of cracked, and she absolutely completely loved it.


Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB 6GB/S Internal SATA Drive
Offered by mopodo-uk
Price: £38.56

5.0 out of 5 stars working solidly, 27 Mar 2014
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did a few tests and the drive was perfectly good. no complaints whatsoever.

would recommend this product to anyone building a machine, although now the higher capacity drives are about the same


Asus VG248QE 24-inch 3D LED Monitor - Black (1920x1080, 80000000:1, 144 Hz, 1ms, DVI Display Port, HDMI)
Asus VG248QE 24-inch 3D LED Monitor - Black (1920x1080, 80000000:1, 144 Hz, 1ms, DVI Display Port, HDMI)
Offered by DB Technology srl
Price: £270.26

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for gaming! Needs a lot of calibrating however., 27 Mar 2014
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pretty damn good monitor, amazing refresh rates and resolution is nice. gradient colors are a bit banded but thats the price of high response rate monitors.

if you are looking for image quality, for cg work or film work for example, then this is not the monitor for you. this is designed for high response time for competitive gaming.

one star off for having to mess with the calibrations quite a bit (mine started looking good after messing with gamma settings)

its a bit unclear how you get it to look right but you just have to keep at it.

totally worth buying if you are looking for a good response rate gaming monitor that is not to big or small.

i dont care for 3d effects in games so i cannot comment on that aspect of the product.


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent drive, but bends a bit too easy. no issues so far though, 16 Jan 2014
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when i installed this card i noticed that the end of it sorta bends down a bit, you can really tell when looking top down, its like the card itself is crooked from its own weight since the heatsink is only really attached towards the front (where the ports are) and as such makes it bend almost.

however, it never exceeds 60c when i am playing even the most graphically demanding games, and handles them like a champ.

scored a 7100 on the 3dmark 2013 test "fire strike" NON-extreme mode. (intel i7 3930k, 16gb ram 2400 OC)

very solid card, but weird that it is crooked like it is but whatever, no issue so its fine.
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Samsung 24x Retail SATA DVD Writer
Samsung 24x Retail SATA DVD Writer
Price: £12.49

3.0 out of 5 stars Very standard dvd writer, 16 Jan 2014
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very standard dvd writer, does nothing special but gets the job done just fine. completely adequete. but nothing to write home about. good price though.
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