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Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
Offered by Doll-Computer
Price: £150.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Try to find another mouse, possibly one that works!, 15 Oct. 2014
The mouse performs extremely well, provided you dont experience the infamous glitch (as countless have) whereby the mouse randomly disconnects and then reconnects a few seconds later. This is crippling when playing games or really doing anything, I haveread countless forum threadsin which people complain of this, and a small few of them claiming to have fixes which either require you to dissasemble the device, or simply don't work for some people. I even bought a second (I broke the other one in a fit of rage whilst trying to fix it)one to see if that helped and it didn't. I am astonished that it is still on Amazon to be honest. Go and find another mouse is my advice.


Diminuendo In Blue (Live)
Diminuendo In Blue (Live)

5.0 out of 5 stars The new version with much better audio quality, 17 Feb. 2014
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This is the famous Paul Gonsalves solo at newport '56 - with the new recording found in the '90s at the Libraray of Comgress (or similar - not sure where the tape was found), It was a separate raido recording which no-one new about until failry recently but what it means is that the solo, originally quite hard to hear on the record, is now front and centre in the mix. The result is absolutely fantastic.
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Gigabyte H87N-WIFI Motherboard (Intel H87 Express, DDR3, S-ATA/600, Mini ITX, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, Supports 4th Generation Intel Core Processors, Socket 1150)
Gigabyte H87N-WIFI Motherboard (Intel H87 Express, DDR3, S-ATA/600, Mini ITX, PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, USB 3.0, Supports 4th Generation Intel Core Processors, Socket 1150)

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive motherboard, 29 July 2013
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This is a very impressive board. Works brilliantly in Windows 7, the wifi is perfect, haven't tried overclocking but it doecps give you that option, and at this price range I expect it will be quite capable of overclocking haswell cpus, although its worth noting that haswell cpus can get very hot with even modest overclocks, so its worth buying a good cooler to keep them down. Also the i/o shield has thick aluminium foam on the inside, which made installing the board trickier than expected, you can probably remove it but I didn't think of it at the time. I installed it inside a Bitfenix Prodigy, which I would also highly recommend along with this board to anyone looking to build a small rig without increasing the cost at the expense of performance.
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BitFenix BFC-PRO-300-WWXKW-RP - Prodigy Mini-ITX Cube Case - Arctic White
BitFenix BFC-PRO-300-WWXKW-RP - Prodigy Mini-ITX Cube Case - Arctic White
Offered by Computer Technology Stoke Limited & InternetCT
Price: £64.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Why aren't all pc cases like this???, 28 July 2013
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This is an awesome case, in every sense of the world. The amount of expansion and features it has for a mini its case is amazing by any standard. It can house an open-loop water cooling setup with mounting points for 240 and 120mm rads. I have a 120mm closed loop water cooler cooling an i5 4670k, and I have had no issues whatsoever with compatibility, in my opinion it is well worth purchasing a mini itx board and this case. as it gives you a wide range of features by any standard, and its transportable if your into lan parties or whatever. Its very quiet and looks badass. This motherboard mounts horizontally so installing components is MUCH easier as you don't need to tip the case on its side and then back upright to do cable management. The only down side isn't a problem with the case, but the fact that you cant have sli on a mini its board, but single card setups usually are more compatible anyway. Would highly recommend this case to anyone trying to put together a setup and are considering mini itx as an option.


Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)
Offered by Box Limited
Price: £209.99

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOT worth upgrading, YES if your buying a new system!!, 28 July 2013
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If you have a 3570k, its not worth buying a new motherboard over, as you wont get a worthwhile performance boost over ivy bridge, and ivy bridge over clocks better, so they're pretty much exactly the same. For a brand new system however, its definitely worth purchasing, temperatures at stock are great, don't know about overclocking temps, but anyone else will tell you they're bad, so if you plan to over clock, keep the speeds low and/or get a aftermarket cooler. Performance wise, its brilliant, a small improvement over ivy bridge (I haven't over clocked) handles high end games at 1080p beautifully and is definitely a worthwhile purchase. Highly recommend for brand new systems.
Also my gfx card is a gtx 650 ti boost.
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EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost Superclocked Nvidia Graphics Card (2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0, 192-Bit)
EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost Superclocked Nvidia Graphics Card (2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 3.0, 192-Bit)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful--Card of choice for 1080p gaming, 26 July 2013
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Purchased this alongside and i5 4670k for my new rig and I can honestly say it is bloody brilliant, every game I have thrown at it (Including Planetside 2) it runs beautifully at 1080p and at least 60 fps, whilst maintaining excellent temps. This is EXTREMELY impressive especially for a budget gpu, in fact its impressive by any standard and would highly recommend to anyone building a rig who wants uncompromised performance at a reasonable price.
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Zalman LQ310 Ultimate Liquid Cooler for CPU
Zalman LQ310 Ultimate Liquid Cooler for CPU

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant-Look No Further, 26 July 2013
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Purchased this for my new rig containing an i5 4670k haswell cpu and a gtx 650 ti boost gfx card. In the time that I have been using it this cooler it has performed exceptionally, My Temperatures are (degrees celcius)

Idle Min:32 Max:33 Avg:32

Planetside 2 (I dont have any benchmarking software): Min: 37 Max:45 Avg:38

I originally purchased this because it was highly reviewed by PC Gamer magazine, who said, and I quote, that it was their "choice for 120mm cpu coolers" and to be honest I agree with them. The mounting system is akward (also picked up on by PC Gamer) so when installing it please note that the ridges on the retention bracket have to clip into the top of the bracket with the four holes in it for screws, otherwise both brackets will seem loose and that is bad. If you can get past the mounting system, your fine. Also note that the three pin plug for the pump (the cable coming from the water block) will work in a four pin fan header, just leave one pin out. Enough technical details, it performs outstandingly, especially on next gen haswell chips, just get one!


Seagate 500GB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 16MB Cache SATA 3 6MB/S Hard Drive
Seagate 500GB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 16MB Cache SATA 3 6MB/S Hard Drive
Offered by Valar
Price: £31.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Loud and Slow-Worst Experience EVER!!, 25 July 2013
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Arrived in in time as expected, but as soon as I installed Windows onto it , it started making a painfully loud scratching clicking noise, which is so annoying when the pc is on the table, and to make matters worse its painfully slow, when using windows it constantly freezes up and the clicking noise gets louder and louder and loading times are a disaster, do yourself a favour and miss this one out!
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Trade Secret
Trade Secret
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Update, 28 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Trade Secret (Kindle Edition)
I saw a sneak preview of the first few chapters and can't wait to read the rest (full disclosure. i know the author) The first few chapters were gripping though....

Update: I've read it now. Very gripping, a real "page turner" (if you can say that for Kindle book), extremely well-plotted and with very good descriptions off Skye.

makes me want to go there - and makes me keen to read the further adventures of Dan Doyle.


Tubby's New Groove
Tubby's New Groove
Price: £11.13

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 1959 classic - released in 2011!, 11 July 2011
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This review is from: Tubby's New Groove (Audio CD)
The Tubby Hayes "lost tapes" industry has been in full swing for some time now, but mostly they've been live recordings that Ron Mathewson found in his garage. Some of those are brilliant - listen to Live at the Hopbine and be amazed - but sound quality has been variable to say the least. This, by comparison, is a studio session, discovered years later apparently, in storage in New York in the effects of the late Blue Note founder Alred Lion.

Simon Spillet's gripping sleeve notes spell out how the tapes - recorded in West Hampstead in 1959 - ended up there and his tale unfolds like a whodunnit (or, more accurately, a whorecordedit). They add a great deal to the listening experience.

All you need to know is that this is Tubby at his peak, and, for once, recorded in the hi-est of fi.

Had this been released in 1959 we'd now be talking about it in the same breath as Giant Steps, Mingus Ah Um, Time out and that other famous 1959 album whose name escapes me. Seriously, I've been listening to jazz for most of my 46 years and I am not exaggerating. It is that good.

Tubby's technique and grasp of melody is breathtaking - hearing it recorded so well in the studio is utterly fantastic.

Buy one now. Actually, buy two. You know that friend who always says "I'd like to get into jazz, but it's hard to know where to start?"

Give them this. It's a masterpiece. And it really, really is Jazz.


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