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How does that work? Does air blow up through the spaces between the keys or is there some kind of Frankenstein fan bolted to the side of the keyboard?

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The keyboard is from a company called Tt and I got a gaming mouse too from the same company.

Basically there's a slot in the keyboard where a tiny fan lives. You slide it out and plug it into a little jack-plug on either side of the monitor and angle it at your hand. Seriously, it's a tiny fan module and quite powerful. Strange. I've never suffered from Hot Gaming Hand TBH but then again I'm not a l337 gaemer so whaddoIknow?

The computer is very impressive. Virtually silent. Monitor is great (HDMI connection). I'm running umpteen apps at once (installing Diablo, Word 2010, AVG and Steam simultaneously and it's *very* fast, like whooooosh!

Will be testing out Diablo then installing my Steam library overnight and keep you in the loop but bejaysus this liquid-cooled case is damn quiet. Makes my last rig sound like a Huey.

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http://www.gadgetroa...ng-review-4456/

LOL

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I maxed out everything on Diablo 3 which looks great on the new monitor.

Next up is of course Company of Heroes, of course this ain't much of a systems hog either being over six years old. I think a maxed out Shogun TW2 might test things a bit better.

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More words on the monitor!

Do you have your old monitor to compare?

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There is no comparison: my last monitor was a Samsung Syncmaster, perfectly OK but this one is in a different league. It's omni-adjustable, bigger and with very crisp, lush imagery and colour.

CoH looks, frankly, stunning on it. I can't beleive what I was missing. Also, for writing the bigger monitor is good for me, less eye-strain.

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It just goes to show that people should always do what I tell them. :) If only my kids would listen.




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