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ASUS Xonar U5 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 22-10-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Today we put the Xonar U5 to the test, it is a compact USB soundcard featuring 5.1 surround and a headphone amp to which promises great value for gamers.

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ASUS Echelon Keyboard Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 22-10-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

A mechanical keyboard which uses Cherry MX black switches with LED backlighting and up to four level of brightness. Is this a good choice for the gamer?

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ASUS ROG Crossblade Ranger Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 06-10-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

As the FM2+ platform kicks into gear, ASUS crash the party with their first ROG board to support an AMD APU. Allow us to present the ROG Crossblade Ranger.

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ASUS X99 Deluxe Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 27-09-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Features, looks, and performance. Three things every good motherboard should have. The X99 Deluxe is has all these and is more than equipped for Intel Haswell-E.

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ASUS X99 Deluxe Preview

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 14-09-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

A quick sneak peek of the next X99 motherboard to face our test bench: The ASUS X99 Deluxe...

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ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 30-08-2014 [ 2 comment(s) ]

Expanding on possibilities, we take a look at the successor to the highly acclaimed Xonar Essence STX. Audio enthusiasts hold your cans tightly!

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ASUS Maximus VII Gene Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 23-06-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Although small in size, Gene is packed with features for a compact computer system. We test this M-ATX Intel Z97 motherboard with Intel Core i7-4790K.

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Intel Z97 Review - M.2 vs SATA

Posted by: Tim Harmer on: 22-05-2014 [ 1 comment(s) ]

With the help of Plextor's M6e we put one of the key features of Intel's Z97 chipset under the spotlight to see if it can really dethrone SATA 3.

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ASUS Maximus VII Ranger Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 14-05-2014 [ 2 comment(s) ]

Featuring the new Intel Z97 chipset, ASUS Republic of Gamers introduce the Maximus VII Ranger - their most affordable ATX motherboard yet.

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ASUS Z97-A Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 11-05-2014 [ 3 comment(s) ]

Taken from ASUS' mainstream product line, we put the new Z97-A which features the Intel Z97 chipset and is one of the most affordable motherboards on the market.

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ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 08-02-2014 [ 3 comment(s) ]

With a modest factory overclock and DirectCU II cooling, we take a look at the ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II OC. A card for the masses or one to be missed?

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ASUS A88X-PRO Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 03-12-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Coming in ready to support the next-gen APUs due sometime early next year, we take a look at the A88X-PRO FM2+ motherboard from ASUS.

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ASUS Xonar U7 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 01-11-2013 [ 3 comment(s) ]

Plugging the gap between the U3 and the Xonar Essence DACs, we take a look at the Xonar U7 USB sound card. Read on for our verdict!

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ASUS X79 Deluxe Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 31-10-2013 [ 1 comment(s) ]

Midas touch or fools Gold? We take an in-depth look and examine what the enthusiast user can expect from ASUS' latest X79 platform.

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ASUS Echelon Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 16-10-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

ASUS remix the Orion formula with the 'camo edition' Echelon, designed to target fans of FPS gaming. Can it impress us through our testing?

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ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU Mini OC Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 30-09-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Designed for small form factor mini ITX PC builds, we take a look at the new GTX 760 Mini from ASUS. Can it compete with a regular size GTX 760?

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ASUS Maximus VI Impact Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 06-09-2013 [ 13 comment(s) ]

ASUS Republic of Gamers add their fourth addition to Maximus VI Series. Impact is a Mini-ITX Intel Z87 motherboard, delivering numerous features to Intel Haswell.

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ASUS GTX 770 DirectCU II OC Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 23-08-2013 [ 2 comment(s) ]

With the acclaimed DirectCU II cooler and a factory overclock, the ASUS GTX 770 DirectCU OC looks the business. We see if it has the power to match those looks...

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ASUS Maximus VI Formula Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 23-08-2013 [ 5 comment(s) ]

Featuring Hybrid CrossChill, ROG Armor, SupremeFX and much more, the Maximus VI Formula delivers a slice of high-end action to Intel Z87.

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ASUS Z87-A Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 28-06-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

ASUS have redesigned their mainstream LGA1150 motherboard with the Intel 8 Series - gold is the new theme. We take a look and see how it handles Intel 4770K.

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ASUS Maximus VI Hero Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 14-06-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Touted for LGA1150 high-end; we look to the Republic of Gamers for the Maximus 6 Hero motherboard with SupremeFX and carrying the Intel Z87 chipset.

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ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus 7.1 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 13-12-2012 [ 0 comment(s) ]

If any branding in the technology industry is renowned for not pulling punches, the Republic of Gamers would be of the first that springs to mind and the ROG Phoebus is no exception.

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ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 11-12-2012 [ 12 comment(s) ]

We take a look at ASUS' first step into the high end Gaming audio sector, the ROG Vulcan ANC headset. Is it worthy of the Republic of Gamers badge?

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ASUS F2A85-M PRO Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 24-10-2012 [ 1 comment(s) ]

Alongside the launch of the new A-Series APUs, AMD release the A85X chipset. Debuting on the testbed is the eye catching ASUS F2A85-M PRO, does it find glory?

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ASUS Crosshair V Formula Review

Posted by: Brendan van Varik on: 13-11-2012 [ 1 comment(s) ]

Itís time for the fifth iteration of the Crosshair series of motherboards from ASUS, based on the AMD 990FX chipset. Will it claim the performance crown?

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