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Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case

Cases|Damping
Streacom FC5 OD is a classic, minimalist, low profile, aluminum case designed to fit neatly with other audio/video equipment and cool the CPU fanlessly without any noise.

Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge CPU

CPUs|Motherboards
The update to Sandy Bridge brings 22nm fabrication technology, a souped up integrated graphics chip, and a host of minor improvements to LGA1155. Best of all, Ivy Bridge is backwards compatible with series 6 motherboards and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Where in the world is SPCR?

About Us
Silent PC Review's editorial team members travel and attend various IT events throughout the year to keep abreast of news and developments relevant to our interests and those of our community. The following schedule attempts to answer the question, Where in the world is SPCR?

Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

Audio|Video|Misc
The original A5 was a runaway hit for Audioengine, so the new A5+ speakers have big shoes to fill. How are they? Two words: Shockingly good. We show you why and how, along with a close look at Audioengine's no-fuss, near-universal, wireless audio adapters, the most effective cable replacements we've encountered.

Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge

CPUs|Motherboards
The DZ77GA-70K is a high-end motherboard from Intel designed to fulfill the potential of the new Ivy Bridge processors. We take a look at its huge array of features and its performance with Sandy Bridge while awaiting the Ivy Bridge news embargo to lift.

Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

Cases|Damping
At first glance, the Corsair Obsidian 550D looks like a closed, airflow-starved, silence-oriented case. In reality, it incorporates a mix of noise reduction and performance features, giving it a hybrid nature similar to the Antec P280.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p Ultra-small Desktop PC

Complete|Mobile Systems
The USFF version of Lenovo's ThinkCentre M91p packs a significant punch in a small package. Utilizing an Intel "S" low power processor and a 150W external AC power adapter, it's also incredibly energy efficient.

Icy Dock 2.5"/3.5" Drive Accessories

Storage
Three storage accessories from Icy Dock distinguish themselves from the cheap generic devices flooding the market.

2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR

About Us | The Silent Front
The passage of a decade is always considered a major milestone, and on Sunday April 1, 2012, SPCR entered its second decade.

Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless Mini PC

Complete|Mobile Systems
This new PC from specialist Logic Systems is based around the recently released Intel DN2800MT "Marshalltown" mini-ITX Atom board, a long-awaited follow-up to the original "Thin ITX" board, the Intel D945GSEJT. Super low energy consumption, 1080P video capability and a tiny 1.2 liter form factor should be compelling for Mini PC enthusiasts.

Silverstone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Cases|Damping
The latest version of the SilverStone Fortress FT02 only adds USB 3.0 support and improved 18cm fans, but its innovative cooling design still gives it an edge against today's best quiet, high performance cases. A complete revisit of this big, beautiful case.

Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate Edition

Graphics Cards
Taking advantage of the AMD's Radeon HD 7750 low 55W TDP, Sapphire has outfitted it with a fanless cooler. The HD 7750 Ultimate offers silent operation for only US$15 more than actively-cooled versions of the same card.

Sapphire Edge HD3: AMD E-450 Mini PC

Complete|Mobile Systems
Only in the third iteration of Sapphire's Edge HD mini PC was AMD hardware incorporated into the design, unusual for a company that features AMD (ATI) GPU video cards exclusively. The HD3 sports an AMD E-450 APU, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, front-mounted USB 3.0, and wireless connectivity all in a svelte package less than an inch thick.

Jetway NF9C-2600 Atom N2600 Mini-ITX Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The Jetway NF9C-2600 mini-ITX motherboard is powered by a revamped Intel Atom processor with a PowerVR-sourced GPU that supports H.264 acceleration. Though the connectivity options are suited for industrial/commercial rather than home use, the board gives us a taste of what the latest iteration of Atom offers.

Seasonic SS-350TGM 80 Plus Gold TFX

Power
Seasonic introduces 80 Plus Gold efficiency PSUs in TFX12V form factor with semi-passive, hybrid cooling for mini-towers and compact media PCs. Will system integrators embrace these new 300W and 350W PSUs?