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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

Asus ROG Gladius review: Adjustable clicking comfort

Even if you’re not a gamer, the ROG Gladius’s comfort and customisation options give it plenty of appeal

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MSI MPG Gungnir 100 PC case review

Despite being a bit simple in places, this is a nicely spacious case with extensive cooling and cable management support

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Thermaltake Water 3.0 120ARGB Sync Edition review

A quiet cooler that’s easy to set up, but cooling performance could be more vigorous

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MINIX Neo Storage review

As an SSD alone, it’s slow and far too expensive, but the Neo Storage’s built-in ports make it one of a kind

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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X review
PC cases

This chassis often emanates quality, but it’s expensive and has potentially key features sold separately

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PC Specialist Inferno R1 review: It flames to please

Brand-new components empower the Inferno R1 with premium-grade performance, without the expense

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Asus TUF Gaming M5 is the blindest of mice

With its party tricks proving unconvincing, the TUF Gaming M5 is left in the shadow of better mice

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Cooler Master MM830 review: Cool design, cooler hardware

The Cooler Master MM830 is an incredibly feature-rich mouse that doesn’t forget about the basics of comfort

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X review: The best Ryzen CPU for gaming

With its third-generation Ryzens AMD has finally sorted its single-core problems, as the nimble and affordable Ryzen 5 3600X proves

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X review: Core i9 performance for less

£300 might not sound like amazing value, but by outperforming more expensive Intel chips, the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X has made itself essential

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