Latest Hardware Reviews

REVIEW: Gioteck EX-05s Headset by James

Date: July 28, 2014
Gioteck EX-05s Headset Review

The cheapest headset ever tested then, the Gioteck EX-05s, must be rubbish right? Well no; but that no comes with an advisory, you must remember the price. What do you expect to get for £20, that may be the better question…


REVIEW: Asus Maximus VII Ranger Motherboard by James

Date: July 25, 2014
Asus Maximus VII Ranger Motherboard Review

There’s no doubt that the Asus Maximus VII Ranger is a great Z97 motherboard, packed full of features and with software that will excite the Gamer. The real question is whether you really need these bell ‘n whistles, and perhaps more importantly whether you want to pay for them…


REVIEW: Philips 242G5DJEB 24″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor by Terry

Date: July 21, 2014
Philips 242G5DJEB 24″ 144Hz Gaming Monitor Review

The Philips 242G5DJEB 24″ 144Hz Gaming monitor was simple to set up and position, thanks to that fantastic stand. The excitement of having a super fast 144Hz refresh rate was short lived when (to me at least) I couldn’t really discern any difference from my normal 60Hz monitor.


REVIEW: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 Motherboard by James

Date: July 19, 2014
MSI Z97 GAMING 5 Motherboard Review

Well it looks like MSI have done it again; we were extremely impressed with last year’s Z87-G45 GAMING, but MSI have taken that Platinum award winning design and improved it. Therefore the MSI Z97 GAMING 5 goes straight to the top of the best Gaming motherboard chart.


REVIEW: BitFenix Neos Case by Mike

Date: July 16, 2014
BitFenix Neos Case Review

Hot on the heals off the BitFenix Comrade, we have the BitFenix Neos. Not an entirely new design, but more a revision of the Comrade. Why I hear you ask? Well as good a budget case the Comrade is, it isn’t exactly the best looking case one in the world, so BitFenix have thrown on a new front panel in a variety of guises and to be fair it doesn’t look bad at all.


REVIEW: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer Motherboard by Mike

Date: July 14, 2014
ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer Motherboard Review

The ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer, hasn’t bucked the current ASRock Fatal1ty trend. It is yet another solid performer. It arrived very well packaged within a stylish box with a huge list of every little feature of the board and its utilities…


REVIEW: Kingston M.2 120GB SSD by James

Date: July 9, 2014
Kingston M.2 120GB SSD Review

Put simply the Kingston M.2 120GB SSD is an extremely impressive piece of kit, proving at least as good as mSATA drives we have seen in the past. Performance is also impeccable, with both the Battlefield 3 and World of Warcraft PCMark 8 tests showing the best performance we have yet seen here at pcG.


REVIEW: Gioteck EX-06 Wireless Headset by James

Date: July 7, 2014
Gioteck EX-06 Wireless Headset Review

The Gioteck EX-06 Wireless headset is a bit of a mixed bag, not from an audio point of view, where it performs well, but from a general design point of view. This is probably down to the multi-platform support making the EX-06 a jack of all trades and, well you know the rest…


REVIEW: Gigabyte Z97X-GAMING 7 Motherboard by James

Date: July 3, 2014
Gigabyte Z97X-GAMING 7 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte’s first Gaming board tested here at pcG has been met with mixed reactions. While the board itself is a great board, with an excellent feature set such as its SLI and Crossfire support, inclusion of a Debug LED and the excellent (amplified) audio, it’s let down by an overly complex UEFI/BIOS and heavy handed overclocking voltages.


REVIEW: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance Motherboard by James

Date: June 30, 2014
ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance Motherboard Review

What we have here is another amazing motherboard from ASRock, the ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance may not have all of the bells ‘n whistles that some of the other boards out there, but it’s got it where it counts. Factor in the cost and ASRock have another sure fire winner on their hands…