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James Archer

James is a technology journalist and editor, specialising in computing and gaming hardware. Besides Expert Reviews, he’s written for Rock Paper Shotgun, Computer Shopper, IT Pro, PC Gamer, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide, among others.

Recent articles by James Archer

The best gaming PCs to buy in 2022

Whether you’re looking for a lightning fast rig or just a strong base to upgrade from, we’ve got you covered

Samsung 970 Evo Plus: A definite improvement

The 970 Evo Plus is a speedy and much-improved SSD, even if it’s not the best outright

£185 inc VAT
The best PCs you can buy in 2020 from £449

For power and future-proofing, a desktop PC is the best choice

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The best mini PCs from just £10

These small-form-factor mini PCs will save you space and money

Asus ROG Strix Flare: The keys to a custom gaming experience

Comfortable and well made, the ROG Strix Flare offers an unrivalled range of customisation options

£120 inc VAT
Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD 500GB: Middle of the road

This SSD uses SLC caching trickery to keep write speeds high, but don't expect industry-leading performance

£104 inc VAT
The best AMD and Intel motherboards from £79

Looking for the perfect foundation for your PC? Our guide to the best Intel and AMD motherboards will ensure you get the features you need

The best internal hard drives for PCs and NAS drives
Internal hard drives

If you’re looking to supersize your storage, then upgrade your PC or NAS drive with our pick of the best high-capacity HDDs

The best DDR4 RAM to buy, from £37

Everything you need to know to pick the best RAM modules and unlock your PC’s full potential

The best Intel and AMD processors to buy from £52

Choosing the right CPU can be tricky. Here’s how to get the performance you want while avoiding the features you just don’t need.