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Another Thorens Reborn: TD160

MikeC's Audio Craft
The Thorens TD160 is a poor man's Linn, and still amazingly popular as the vinyl revival continues. This is the story of a 160 reborn, with many components "borrowed" from the Linn.

Corsair Carbide 600Q Inverse Tower

Cases|Damping
The Corsair Carbide 600Q is a tall and wide minimalist case, both in terms of appearance and noise. It features an inverted motherboard orientation, an open front airflow design, noise damping sheets, and a fan controller.

Thorens TD125 + SME 3009 II Fully Restored

MikeC's Audio Craft
The Thorens TD125 is a vintage classic still in demand among vinyl record enthusiasts today. This is the story of one restoration of a 40+ year old turntable, with an SME 3009 II tonearm.

Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration

MikeC's Audio Craft
A show-and-tell about two amplifier projects: A DIY custom assembly of an 8x100W class-D amp and the restoration of a classic 1980 Harman/Kardon HK770 dual-mono power amp with complete replacement of all 44 capacitors.

Asus Maximus VIII Impact Mini-ITX Skylake Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The Asus Maximus VIII Impact is an absolutely loaded mini-ITX motherboard with high-end power regulation and audio, wireless connectivity, a U.2 port, an external temperature sensor, and an expansion card that boosts the number of controllable fans from two to five.

Streacom F12C All-Aluminum Multimedia Chassis

Cases|Damping
The F12C is a departure for Streacom, a desktop media case that uses traditional air cooling rather than a fanless heatpipe system. However, it does retains Streacom's usual minimalist aesthetics and thick all-aluminum build quality.

Linkwitz Orion speakers: 7-yr itch?

MikeC's Audio Craft
Before I could embark on any turntable projects, I had to clean out the garage, and get rid of the parts for a speaker project I started seven years before. It turned into a 4-month job and I ended up with a tidy garage full of tools, and a speaker system better than anything I've had before.

MikeC's Audio Craft: An Introduction

MikeC's Audio Craft
Most SPCR regulars know that my fascination with everything aural, both music and sound, predates this web site by... a lifetime! This section is meant to showcase the work in audio restoration, design and construction that's becoming increasingly important to me. This article is an intro, and a quick summary & photos of my fourth re-made turntable, the Blond BB Lenco.

Zotac GeForce GTX 950 Video Card

Graphics Cards
The GTX 950 brings Nvidia's 2nd generation Maxwell architecture to a more accessible price-point. Zotac's implementation is affordable, efficient, and delightfully compact.

WD Black 6TB Performance Hard Drive

Storage
The latest hard drive from WD offers both high performance and capacity in a single package. The WD Black 6TB is equipped with a 7200 RPM motor, 128MB of cache, and is backed by a five year warranty.

Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC Graphics Card

Graphics Cards
The Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC is a double threat as it's one of the fastest single GPU video cards on the market outfitted with a substantial triple fan heatsink. It's a strong option for gamers striving for better performance at ultra high resolutions without compromising on noise.

WD Blue SSHD 4TB & 1TB Hybrid Drives

Storage
The premise behind the WD Blue SSHD is a solid one, combining 8GB of snappy NAND Flash with a 5400 hard drive to produce a single responsive yet affordable high capacity all-in-one storage solution.

Intel Core i7-6700: Skylake i7 at 65W

CPUs|Motherboards
The Core i7-6700 has a TDP of 65W, making it seem like a great choice for a high performance, energy efficient desktop build. Unfortunately, it's a lot closer to the 91W i7-6700K than the numbers suggest.

120mm Fan Roundup: Scythe, 1stPlayer, Reeven, Phanteks

Fans|Controls
Our latest fan roundup features five 120 mm models from Scythe, 1stPlayer, Reeven, and Phanteks.

Fractal Design Core 500 Mini-ITX Chassis

Cases|Damping
The Fractal Design Core 500 is a Shuttle-style mini-ITX case that offers a bit of everything at an affordable price, including excellent cooling & moderate noise.