Building a computer for £300 – Part 8 – The Test

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part eight we take a look at how well things run. A little stress test and install of Skyrim Enhanced Edition. Inter-Tech K-11 midi-tower including SL-500 – £34.17 Desktop hard drive, 1 TB, WD Blue – £44.66 AMD FM2+ A6-7400K, 2x 3.50GHz, boxed – £51.33 ASUS GF GT730 –…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 7 – The Build

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part seven, we throw the parts together and hope for the best. Here is a summary of the parts, prices and links used in the video. Inter-Tech K-11 midi-tower including SL-500 – £34.17 Desktop hard drive, 1 TB, WD Blue – £44.66 AMD FM2+ A6-7400K, 2x 3.50GHz, boxed –…

Asus have a lot for you lap

This year at the Computex show in Taiwan Asus announced a great many things. In particular, the new Asus ZenBook 3. This is the company’s thinnest and lightest to date and that’s saying something. It measures 11.9mm (0.46 inches) thick and weighs just 910 grams (2 pounds). The Ultrabook has a 12.5 inch display and as we expect from the line packs an awful lot of power. Asus will offer models with up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR3-2133 MHz RAM, and up to 1 TB of PCIe…