Building a computer for £300 – Part 6 – Storage

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 six, we grab some storage. A Western Digital Blue 1000GB, 64MB Cache, SATA3 and costing only £44.65 incl. VAT will do the job cheaply and reliably. Cool, quiet and fast. WD Blue drives offer superior performance and reliability. This makes them ideal for business or private…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 4 – Memory

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 four, we look at the Memory. The Kingston HyperX FURY schwarz Kit 8GB, DDR3-1333 costing £54.41 incl. VAT. Great memory, that takes the pain out of picking the correct clock speed for your motherboard. This stuff overclocks itself to match up with the frequency of the…

The New Qumi Q8 Protable Projector from Vivitek

Home entertainment enthusiasts can now have their passion travel with them, following the launch of the Vivitek Qumi Q8, the first Full HD 1080p LED pocket projector, which promises to bring the big screen experience to wherever they are. Offering a viable alternative to HD TVs, the Qumi Q8 joins Vivitek’s existing Qumi projector range – including the Qumi Q3 Plus, the Qumi Q6 and the Qumi Q7 Plus – which also offer an LED light source up to 30,000 hours of long-lasting and maintenance free operation in conjunction with…

Synology announce the release of the DiskStation DS416slim

Synology are pleased to announce the release of the DiskStation DS416slim. Now available worldwide the DS416slim is an ultra-small and compact Network Attached Storage system measuring at only 18.4 cm x 16.8 cm x 23.0 cm(7.2” x 6.6” x 9.0”) and less than 700g. This NAS supports a total of 4 x 2.5” SATA III/II hard drives and also one of the J series model which adopts the Marvell Armada 38X CPU family, equipping with Armada 385 Dual Core 1.0GHz CPU and 512 MB DDR3 memory. DS416slim promises great read/write performance of…