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Zalman ZM-NC11 High Performance Cooler for Up to 17 inch Laptop
Zalman ZM-NC11 High Performance Cooler for Up to 17 inch Laptop
Price: £19.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly high performance..., 13 May 2015
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It is easily large enough for a 17" laptop and is reasonably robust, with a variable fan speed and an extra USB port so you don't waste a port powering the cooler. Unfortunately the fan is a bit of a let down, you'd probably get more airflow by using an asthmatic hamster after a lengthy session on the wheel on the lowest setting, and the highest setting is more like an asthmatic guinea pig.

It may knock off a degree or so but it isn't really worth the money.


Gigabyte Z97P-D3 Intel LGA1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard (4x DDR3, 4x USB3.0, 10x USB2.0, GBE, LAN, HDMI)
Gigabyte Z97P-D3 Intel LGA1150 Z97 ATX Motherboard (4x DDR3, 4x USB3.0, 10x USB2.0, GBE, LAN, HDMI)
Offered by Scan Computers Intl Ltd
Price: £63.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all, 11 May 2015
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As budget Z97 boards go, it's not at all bad. I have one with an EVGA GTX 750Ti SC, an i3 4150, 8gb (2 x 4gb) HyperX Fury 1333Mhz CL9 memory, a Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue and a TP-LINK TL-WN881ND 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter all of which comprise an HTPC media centre with a 600m Corsair PSU, but still reasonably capable for moderate gaming and photoshop use. No problems at all so far.

It came with 2 sata cables and fit into a rescued Coolermaster ATCS201 without any drama, so as long as you have an ATX case it should just fit in without any bother.


Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive
Samsung 2.5-Inch 250 GB 850 EVO Solid State Drive
Offered by Executivez
Price: £78.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply awesome., 11 May 2015
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I bought this SSD for a new build so I can't really offer any insight into the cloning of an existing hard drive, but the sheer speed of the thing soon became apparent when doing a clean install of Windows as it only seemed to take a few minutes.

I have Windows 7 and the Adobe Creative Suite on the SSD, with everything else on a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue and the system flies along. Booting from cold is under 30 seconds. Adobe Photoshop takes 3 seconds to launch and I'm tempted to get another SSD to use as the primary scratch drive.

This is probably one of the most cost effective upgrades you can get to breathe new life into a computer, after a memory upgrade to 8gb.


CH Fighter Stick (Mac)
CH Fighter Stick (Mac)
Price: £101.93

5.0 out of 5 stars May not be a looker, but has it where it counts., 11 May 2015
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This review is from: CH Fighter Stick (Mac) (Accessory)
I was looking for a HOTAS set up to use with Elite:Dangerous and had after a bit of research I discounted the Saitek X-52 after finding out about the high failure rate and quality issues. CH Products tend to make sticks that look terribly dated, but work well and have a proven history of reliabilty and durability - apparently it isn't unknown for sticks over 15 years old to still be in regular use.

The stick itself feels reassuringly solid and well put together with plenty of buttons to meet your needs. 3 x 4 way hats, an 8 way POV hat, 3 triggers and a mode switch button. When you factor in the Control Manager software that gives upto 176 programmable functions you shouldn't have too much trouble setting up the stick to do whatever you want it to do.

I've matched it up with the CH Pro Throttle and the CH Pro Pedals and it is fantastic for Elite:Dangerous, and ready for Star Citizen and the next round of Flight sims.


StarTech Dual 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive to 3.5 inch Bay Mounting Bracket
StarTech Dual 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive to 3.5 inch Bay Mounting Bracket
Price: £6.57

5.0 out of 5 stars It is an adapter. It adapts. Yay!, 11 May 2015
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Fits into a standard 3.5" HDD slot, allowing you to fit a 2.5" SSD. I opted for the dual version, which allows you to fit 2 SSDs into one 3.5" slot as it was only 34p more expensive and the option to fit an extra SSD in future is pretty handy.

There were no hitches fitting the drive or mounting the adapter - very straightforward to install.


Akasa AK-ICR-07 Internal Card Reader
Akasa AK-ICR-07 Internal Card Reader
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Akasa 3.5" card reader, 9 May 2015
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The unit feels like a fairly robust item (especially compared to flaky external card readers) and fits a 3.5" slot, with a single USB header to plug into your motherboard. You get a black faceplate as standard, but a white version is included in the box. Anyone with a modded case would find it very east to prime and spray to match the rest of their kit.

I got mine to transfer photos from camera to Lightroom so anything above SDHC and USB is perhaps overkill, but the extra options can't hurt. So far it is doing everything that it is expected to do without a hitch.


Hahnel Triad 50 PG Professional Aluminum Alloy Tripod with 360° Pistol Head and Free Carrying Case
Hahnel Triad 50 PG Professional Aluminum Alloy Tripod with 360° Pistol Head and Free Carrying Case

3.0 out of 5 stars Very average, and not particularly well made., 15 Nov. 2014
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I've used Hahnel batteries and Grips and found them pretty good, so when looking for a budget tripod I thought I'd give one of theirs a try.

Whilst the 'Professional' bit is most certainly a misnomer, it appears reasonably solid when you first open it. Unfortunately appearances can be deceptive. The legs look okay in the photos as they are covered in a generous layer of foam, so the metal bit is alarmingly thin allowing a fair bit of flex at full extension - once you hang your bag on the counterweight hook it settles down a little but anything more than a light to moderate breeze will set it wobbling. Just to give an idea of how spindly the legs are, the thickest leg section is the same diameter as the thinnest section of my Giottos monopod.

With the legs fully extended it'll go to a claimed 155cm, and for me at 5'10" that puts the viewfinder pretty much at eye level.

The combo of head and tripod is rated at 3kg.

The legs lock at 25°, 55°, 75° and 155° and have 3 sections with flip-locks. The locks feel reasonably robust and the supplied allen key allows you to adjust them as necessary. The rubber feet also conceal spikes and there is a small bubble-level just above the centre column thumbscrew.

The tripod is supplied with two centre columns, one approx 18" and the other 6", both of which can be inverted should you feel the need. In theory they can anyway, in practice mine required some minor trimming with a scalpel to bevel the underside of the collar before the column could be slotted in from below. The centre columns both have a 1/4 inch thread.

The main weak spot is the pistol grip head - it is awful. The finish is quite poor, the motion isn't very smooth and the the grip itself seems designed for a toddler or possibly that unexpected niche market of adults with really small hands. The QR plate feels flimsy and the dubious looking locking mechanism managed to fail within a fortnight of purchase despite very light use, requiring an almost herculean amount of effort just to move the lever in order to get the camera off.

Very average. I'll hang onto it for use with my remote flash but if this is going to be your main tripod, save up a bit and get a Giottos or Manfrotto, it'll be worth it.

The bag is pretty good though.


Nerd Herd® Premium Laptop Charger for Acer TravelMate TM5742-484G32MNSS TM5742-484G50MNSS 5742-334G32MNSS 5742-372G25MNSS 5742-373G32MN 5742-373G32MNSS 5742-374G32MN 5742-383G50MNSS 5742-384G50MN 5742-464G32MNSS 5742-464G64MNSS 5742-482G50MNSS 5742-484G64MN 5742-5463G32MNSS 5742-5464G32MNSS 5742-5564G50MNSS 5742G-374G32MNSS 5742G-374G64MN 5742G-382G32MNSS 5742G-384G32MNSS 5742G-432G50MNSS 5742G-464G50MNSS 5742G-484G50MNSS 5742G-484G64MN 5742G-5464G32MNSS 5742G-5564G50MNSS [19V 4.74A 90W]
Nerd Herd® Premium Laptop Charger for Acer TravelMate TM5742-484G32MNSS TM5742-484G50MNSS 5742-334G32MNSS 5742-372G25MNSS 5742-373G32MN 5742-373G32MNSS 5742-374G32MN 5742-383G50MNSS 5742-384G50MN 5742-464G32MNSS 5742-464G64MNSS 5742-482G50MNSS 5742-484G64MN 5742-5463G32MNSS 5742-5464G32MNSS 5742-5564G50MNSS 5742G-374G32MNSS 5742G-374G64MN 5742G-382G32MNSS 5742G-384G32MNSS 5742G-432G50MNSS 5742G-464G50MNSS 5742G-484G50MNSS 5742G-484G64MN 5742G-5464G32MNSS 5742G-5564G50MNSS [19V 4.74A 90W]
Offered by Apro
Price: £34.99


Ex-Pro Replacement Eye-piece cap/Eyecup [EF] for Canon EOS series [See description for models]
Ex-Pro Replacement Eye-piece cap/Eyecup [EF] for Canon EOS series [See description for models]
Offered by ExpressPro
Price: £3.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Fits perfectly., 19 Sept. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It is an eyecup. Not really much more you can say about it, though it seems on a par with the Canon original at a much lower price.


Delta AC Adapter for Acer Aspire 5742G/5742Z Laptop
Delta AC Adapter for Acer Aspire 5742G/5742Z Laptop
Offered by TradeMarket
Price: £7.15

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose., 18 Sept. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The Aspire 5742G requires 19v at 4.74A yet this charger is only rated at 3.42A, so not suitable for the 5742G at all. Misleadingly listed and potentially damaging to your hardware. Avoid the cheap no name cheap and get a decent charger instead. On its way back to Amazon.


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