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Noctua NF-B9 PWM Case Fan 92 mm / 17.6 dB / 4-Pin
Noctua NF-B9 PWM Case Fan 92 mm / 17.6 dB / 4-Pin
Offered by Amamax Since 1993
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet, high-quality fan, 20 Sept. 2013
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It's easy to underestimate the benefit that high quality case fans provide. This fan is extremely quiet and moves at least as much air as the Fractal Design fan it replaced. The packaging and supplied accessories - low noise adapter, PWM splitter, rubber mounts as well as screws - are great too.


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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet, high-quality fan, 20 Sept. 2013
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It's easy to underestimate the benefit that high quality case fans provide. This fan is extremely quiet and moves at least as much air as the Fractal Design fan that it replaced. The packaging and supplied accessories - low noise adapter, PWM splitter, rubber mounts as well as screws - are great too.


Official Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver For Windows (Xbox 360)
Official Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver For Windows (Xbox 360)
Offered by EVERGAME
Price: £16.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Original accessory, 20 Sept. 2013
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This is an original Xbox 360 wireless controller receiver and it worked flawlessly with a brand new Windows 8.1 install once the Windows 7 64-bit software had been installed.


Samsung 900X3A 13.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2467UM 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)
Samsung 900X3A 13.3 inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 2467UM 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit)

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Windows alternative to a Sandy Bridge MacBook Air?, 6 Sept. 2011
My first impressions of this laptop are very positive. It's genuinely thin and light with very similar weight and dimensions to a 13" MacBook Air. In fact, I think the latest Air is a good comparison in many respects. In 6 months there are likely to be lots of fast, thin and light PC ultrabooks; right now this is one of a very small group.

This is in a similar class in terms of build quality and performance to an Air and, unsurprisingly, it comes with a similar price tag. Whether that price tag makes sense for you is a very subjective thing - how much do you value things like the weight or build quality of a laptop? This is an extremely nice device, significantly nicer than a typical Windows laptop. However, you could buy a 13" laptop with a more powerful CPU - albeit with an inferior screen, no SSD, much heavier and so on - for half the price.

The key features that this has over an Air (I think - I'm no expert here) are a matte screen, HDMI video output and USB 3.0. The most obvious negative is somewhat weak wireless networking reception. It's been OK for me so far but reception is worse in my home than other laptops I've tried recently and if you search around online you'll find people who report more significant difficulties.
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Samsung R780 17.3 inch Laptop, Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz, 6Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray Read/DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Webcam, HDMI, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Red)
Samsung R780 17.3 inch Laptop, Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz, 6Gb, 640Gb, Blu-ray Read/DVDRW, WLAN, BT, Webcam, HDMI, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit (Red)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good all-rounder, 13 Oct. 2010
After doing a lot of research, and buying (and then returning) a laptop from another manufacturer, I settled on this model. I wanted a somewhat-portable desktop replacement, something capable of playing modern games at reasonable quality settings, basic internet and office tasks along with more demanding software development work. The specific problem that I had with the laptop which I originally bought - a Sony Vaio F12 - was that the cooling fan was noisy and, thanks to its frequently-changing pitch, something that I found incredibly annoying. That made me realise that I wanted something that remained quiet even under load. This laptop is extremely quiet.

My only criticisms would be the slight give in the centre of the keyboard - not something which I actually notice in day-to-day use - and the lack of a secondary hard disk bay despite the size of the chassis. To address the latter I've connected a second hard disk via an eSATAp cable which I'm happy with. The 7200rpm drive in the enclosure is probably louder than the laptop; hopefully that demonstrates how quiet it is!
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Ghosts/Aliens
Ghosts/Aliens
by Trey Hamburger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy. But hilarious., 4 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Ghosts/Aliens (Paperback)
If you've read "Real Ultimate Power" you'll have some idea of what to expect. This is another trip through the mind of the delusional (and fictional) Robert Hamburger. Last time it was ninjas, this time it's a sudden belief in the intervention of ghosts and/or aliens. The humour is both puerile and, occasionally, very subtle. I laughed out loud on a number of occasions - I guess you can't ask any more of a humour book.


The Comics Journal #300
The Comics Journal #300
by Gary Groth
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating interviews, 4 Aug. 2010
TCJ is often a little dry - and not favourably-disposed towards the mainstream comics that I still have some fondness for - but this issue has something for everybody. It contains a pretty incredible series of interviews covering the gamut of comic creators. If you're interested in creators or the creative process you'll probably find this fascinating.


I Kill Giants
I Kill Giants
by Joe Kelly
Edition: Paperback

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and moving, 31 May 2009
This review is from: I Kill Giants (Paperback)
I really, really liked this book. It's a fantastic example of a comic that could appeal to pretty much anybody - it's funny and moving, it features a cast of great characters and it deals with themes that will resonate with any reader. It's also a great example of kinetic, expressive visual storytelling that could only work as a comic.

You'll find no shortage of positive reviews out there for this series but I'd encourage you to avoid them, for risk of spoilers, and just go for it.


Breakfast Of Champions (Vintage Classics)
Breakfast Of Champions (Vintage Classics)
by Kurt Vonnegut
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and thought-provoking, 21 Aug. 2008
It's hard to know how to sum this up but it's definitely one of the most interesting and funny books I've read in a long time. It plays with conventions - hand-drawn images interspersed in the text, repeated breaking of the fourth wall (including making the author a protagonist), frequent non-sequiturs and so on - and yet it doesn't come across as fussy or pretentious. It's a genuinely funny exploration of the author's mind and a satire on America and, despite containing an interesting passage that describes how traditional storytelling is a bad thing, I still always wanted to know what happened next.

This is a book full of interesting ideas and memorable characters and I'd recommend this to anyone open-minded enough not to freak out when confronted by the first hand-drawn sketch.


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