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Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2013-09-15 18:22.
The NH-U14S is a lean and mean CPU cooler in the distinctive Noctua style, with a slender physique to help avoid memory interference while still packing a surprisingly heavy punch.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-09-09 15:54.
Built in the same vein as the successful Mugen 4, the Scythe Ashura features a slimmer, asymmetrical body, and a larger 140mm Glide Stream fan.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-09-03 17:05.
The SilverStone Tundra TD03 self-contained CPU water cooler uses a different radiator and water block design than its competitors in an attempt to improve its efficiency.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-08-27 13:32.
The Mugen 4 is the first truly elite Scythe heatsink we've tested in many years. An updated mounting system and an acoustically sound fan help gives it an edge against some its bigger, more expensive rivals.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Fri, 2013-08-16 21:04.
The Galileo is an even slimmer follow up to the Akasa Euler, a passively cooled case for Intel's Thin Mini-ITX motherboards.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2013-08-08 12:25.
Though smaller and lacking the high tech fan of its big brothers, the SilverStone Argon AR02 still delivers a powerful punch for its size and weight. A good choice for smaller (though not tiny) cases.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-08-05 19:07.
CPUs|Motherboards | Do-It-Yourself Systems
The GA-2A85XN-WIFI from Gigabyte offers a nice feature-set for a reasonable price and the best energy effiency I've seen out of an FM2 motherboard. Our first in a series of DIY articles on mini-ITX motherboards for small system options.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Sun, 2013-07-21 11:30.
SPCR Certified Silent PCs
A completely fanless media PC from EndPCNoise runs cool enough in for any real-world applications while emitting no noise at all unless the DVD drive is engaged.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2013-07-18 23:20.
Though a few corners have been cut to keep the price affordable, the Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI offers a nice set of features including 802.11n and Bluetooth connectivity.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-07-01 19:20.
A follow up to Trinity, AMD's Richland APU architecture utilizes an intelligent power management system to hit higher clock speeds without increasing power consumption.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-06-24 19:29.
A massive cylindrical heatsink, the fanless (and thus noiseless) NoFan CR-95C Copper actually cools processors with power envelopes up to 95W. This is unprecedented.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-06-17 20:36.
A solid mounting system helps the SilverStone Argon AR01 and AR03 direct-touch heatpipe coolers reach elite status among SPCR tested CPU heatsinks.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-06-10 09:36.
Intel's latest mainstream processor architecture isn't a massive upgrade but Haswell does boast some performance gains, new/refined features, and improved energy efficiency, the latter most useful in the mobile chips running Windows 8.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-05-28 21:20.
Last week we tested a half dozen 140 mm fans, with models from Phanteks and Noctuas floating to top and offerings from Xigmatek sinking to the bottom. This time we have five contenders from Antec, bequiet!, Corsair, and Scythe slugging it out.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-05-21 13:22.
140 mm fans from Noctua, Phanteks, and Xigmatek battle in our latest fan roundup with one emerging as a clear winner in both thermal performance and acoustics.