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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

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 review
Graphics cards

AMD’s RDNA architecture has produced two graphics cards that match or beat their GeForce rivals, while costing much less

£290 inc VAT
Overclockers XVI Gamer review

A good all-rounder, but in exchange for slightly less power you can get a much better deal

£900 inc VAT
Acer Chromebox CXI3 review

Small, speedy and surprisingly well connected, this is the best-realised Chromebox yet

£502 inc VAT
Zotac Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 OC review
Graphics cards

The GTX 1650 is Nvidia’s most powerful budget GPU yet, but it faces a strong challenge from the newly cheap RX 570

£138 inc VAT
SilverStone Precision Series PS15 review
PC cases

Its small stature might affect your component choices, but otherwise the PS15 is an appealing and affordable microATX case

£40 inc VAT
Adata SD600Q review: This SSD is both affordable and capable

The odd performance wobble isn’t enough to spoil this cheap and colourful SSD

£60 inc VAT (480GB)
Intel details first tenth-gen laptop chips coming this year

Intel has revealed full specs for its first wave of 10th-gen ‘Ice Lake’ processors, which will be arriving in laptops this Christmas

Silverstone Tundra TD02-RGB review: Anything but budget

No other watercooler matches the TD02-RGB’s balance of low pricing and high performance

£60 inc VAT
Chillblast Fusion Ryzen 7 RTX 2070 review

An accomplished games machine and potent, extensively connected multitasker, this PC gets almost everything right

£1300 inc VAT
Overclockers Gaming XVI Essential review
PC systems

A great CPU and SSD storage definitely help, but gaming performance is the star here

£700 inc VAT