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MSI A88XM GAMING: Premium FM2+ Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The MSI A88XM GAMING is unusual: It's a premium motherboard for a budget socket. It sports big heatsinks, plenty of SATA 6 Gbps and USB 3.0 ports, a shielded/isolated audio chip with headphone amplifier and the full gamut of enthusiast BIOS controls. All this at a price far below comparable Intel offerings.

Puget Systems Test Bench EATX V1 DIY Kit

Cases|Damping
Puget System's Test Bench kit is a high-end acrylic open air platform for hobbyists to assemble temporary but fashionable systems.

SilverStone RVZ01: A Mini Raven

Cases|Damping
The SilverStone Raven RVZ01 takes an unusual approach to the mini-ITX form factor. Depending on position, it's either a slim console-like tower or a short desktop HTPC case.

Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King

Cooling
Weighing just over a pound and having only a single 120 mm fan, the Scythe Kotetsu still manages to compete and beat much of the larger competition.

AMD Kabini: Athlon 5350 Desktop SoC

CPUs|Motherboards
AMD's new AM1 platform is a fresh take on entry-level desktop computing with an SoC architecture wrapped in a socketed package for the masses.

NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

Cases|Damping
Tired of oversized, poorly designed, cheaply-made mini-ITX cases, a group of enthusiasts banded together to design, fund, produce, and sell their ideal SFF enclosure, the NCASE M1. We managed to get hold of a sample and ran it through our demanding test set.

SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

Cases|Damping
The SilverStone DS380 has its fair share of design issues, but this 8-bay hot-swap server/NAS case fills a niche with aplomb.

SPCR is 12

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Twelve is a number imbued with rich meaning throughout history and mythology, in a myriad of cultures. Twelve apostles in Christianity, twelve Olympians in ancient Greek mythology, twelve Jyotirlingas in Hindu Shaivism. In time: Twelve months, twelve hours in a clock dial, twelve signs in both Chinese and Western zodiacs. In movieland: Twelve Monkeys, 12 Angry Men, The Dirty Dozen and Ocean's Twelve. Twelve Knights at King Arthur's round table, 12 inches in a foot, a dozen eggs. And SPCR is 12 years old today.

QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L 4-Bay NAS Server

Complete|Mobile Systems | Storage
Despite the unimpressive hardware inside, the 4-bay QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L offers a highly functional, versatile, and easy to use server experience for home and small office users.

Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 TH LGA1150 Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 is a high-end Haswell motherboard with dual Thunderbolt ports, 802.11ac + Bluetooth, seven controllable fan headers, and umpteen bells and whistles for enthusiasts.

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler

Cooling
A slim tower cooler built in the same vein as the Noctua NH-U14S, the bequiet! Shadow Rock Slim is lighter, more affordable, and surprisingly proficient.

Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

Complete|Mobile Systems | CPUs|Motherboards
Powered by a Silvermont SoC and using a 200W 80 Plus Gold power supply, the SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 is an energy efficient rackmount server with a lot more horsepower than any previous Atom-based fare.

Mediasonic ProBox 4-Bay 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure

Storage
The Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 is a simple and affordable 4-bay USB 3.0/eSATA enclosure with fan control and nifty power syncing features.

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU

CPUs|Motherboards
The latest generation of AMD's desktop CPU lineup features new Steamroller CPU and GCN GPU cores, helping it achieve improved power consumption. The A8-7600 has an additional energy efficiency trick up its sleeve: an adjustable 65W/45W TDP.

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

Storage
The Samsung 840 Pro is positioned as the Cadillac of solid-state drives, sporting a controller with a 3-core processor, 512MB of DDR2 cache, 21nm Toggle mode NAND flash memory, hardware encryption support, all backed by five year warranty.