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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

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 review: Ray Tracing for less
Graphics cards

More expensive than the GTX 1060 but the RTX 2060 is temptingly powerful and a lot cheaper than its RTX stablemates

£329 inc VAT
Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium review

Despite some rough edges, strong performance and easy assembly make this a great CPU cooler

£143 inc VAT
PC Specialist Official ESL Certified Gaming PC review

Don't let its last-gen parts fool you: This is a perfectly capable PC and then some

£1449 inc VAT
Samsung 970 Evo 1TB review: Saved by the price tag

A lower price saves this M.2 SSD, which isn’t as fast as expected, from a mediocre fate

£310 inc VAT
Kingston UV500 M.2: Good for security, but not speed

On this slim M.2 drive, full-disk encryption is the consolation prize for underwhelming speeds

£68 inc VAT
Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK review: Small wonder

Intel's barebones mini-PC goes for gaming glory, with some unlikely help from AMD

£853 inc VAT
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFI motherboard review
Motherboards PCs

Dull BIOS aside, Gigabyte has crafted a fine higher-end motherboard for the latest Ryzen chips

£227 inc VAT
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB review

It has highly customisable lighting, but the quiet cooling is what really shines

£101 inc VAT
Wired2Fire Pyro Talon: Packs a punch for less than £900

The new Ryzen 5 2600 imbues this otherwise gaming­-focused PC with enormous multitasking potential

£849 inc VAT
WD Black 1TB review: An upgrade on its predecessor

Tiered 3D NAND gives this M.2 SSD a speed boost, though seemingly only for lighter loads

£380 inc VAT