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Puget Serenity, SPCR Edition v.2

SPCR Certified Silent PCs | Complete|Mobile Systems
In the few months after the Serenity was SPCR-certified as a silent PC, Puget went back to the drawing board to make the i7 PC even quieter. The development team made changes to fans, subtle improvements to the chassis, a series of small upgrades in other components, and perhaps most importantly, resorted to binning (like the big boys) to cherry-pick only the quietest components off their shelf for the SPCR edition. This second sample that we just finished testing is nothing short of marvelous.

Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Mini Tower Case

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The new Lian Li PC-Q08 supports up to six hard drives, a standard ATX power supply, and even a 30cm long graphics card in a stylish, well-crafted, 21-liter mini-ITX/DTX enclosure.

Corsair Gold: AX850 Power Supply

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Corsair's new AX850 has 80 Plus Gold certification for 90% efficiency, totally modular cables, a hybrid passive/active cooling for silent operation, and is backed by a 7-year warranty. It's perfect for a Silent Gaming Rig in a thermally advanced case.

Logic Supply SolidLogic Montivina Fanless Mini-ITX System

Complete|Mobile Systems
The SolidLogic Montevina GS-L10 is a passively-cooled mini-ITX system. Powered by a dual-core mobile Intel processor, this silent PC by Logic Supply offers a whole lot more performance than the standard Atom box without gaining much girth.

Seagate Momentus XT: The Best of Both Worlds?

Storage
The Momentus XT 500GB is a hybrid notebook drive from Seagate featuring two 250GB platters spinning at 7200 RPM, 32MB of cache, and 4GB of SLC NAND flash memory. Is it truly an affordable high capacity drive with SSD-like performance?

Cougar GX-700: 80 Plus Gold from a new brand

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A German affiliate of HEC, Cougar is offering the 80 Plus Gold rated premium GX series only in the EU at this time. How does the GX-700 fare against other Gold PSUs?

Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22: A CULV Nettop at last!

Complete|Mobile Systems
At long last, an Intel CULV processor has finally made its way into a nettop device. The Zotac ZBOX HD-ND22 sports a dual-core Celeron SU2300 CPU and ION graphics in a compact, VESA-mountable form factor.

Antec TruePower New TP-750

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The TruePower series has been bread-and-butter for Antec for many years, but the line has recently received a refresh. Partly modular cabling, high efficiency, lower noise, and high quality parts are all promised in these new Seasonic-made models. How do they fare against the SPCR short list?

GELID Icy Vision Dual Fan VGA Cooler

Cooling
The GELID Icy Vision is an impressive GPU cooler equipped with 5 copper heatpipes, a sizable fin stack, dual 92 mm fans, and compatibility with some of the hottest graphics cards on the market including the Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce GTX 480.

Silverstone Sugo SG07: The Ultimate Mini-ITX Case?

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The Silverstone Sugo SG07 is an impressive cube/breadbox style mini-ITX case with a large 18 cm fan for cooling, a 600W 80 PLUS Bronze ATX power supply, and enough room for an extra long graphics card as well as a moderately-sized CPU cooler.

Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup

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A roundup torture test of samples from every fanless power supply line in the marketplace instigated by the Seasonic X-400 Fanless, which cruised through 15 hours of full-load operation at nearly 60¬įC temperature in the "case". Which fanless PSUs can actually deliver rated power with virtually no forced airflow?

Zotac H55-ITX-C-E: Stacked LGA1156 Mini-ITX Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The Zotac H55-ITX-C-E is ambitious product offering an unprecedented feature-set for an LGA1156 mini-ITX mainboard, including PCIe 16x, 6 SATA ports and USB 3.0.

Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU

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The Seasonic X-400 Fanless is based on the successful, 80 Plus Gold X-series platform introduced late last year. Company reps say the new fanless PSU was years in the making; ultimately, they had to await the development of a super-efficient platform. It was worth the wait.

Samsung 2TB EcoGreen F3 Hard Drive

Storage
In contrast to Samsung's highly visible marketing efforts in other sectors, its hard drives run virtually stealthed in the marketplace. They've long been prized for low noise by SPCR aficionados, however. We tackle the biggest of their F3 EcoGreen models, in response to popular demand.

Scythe Ninja 3 & Scythe Yasya CPU Heatsinks

Cooling
A pair of Scythe heatsinks battle for a place amongst the best CPU coolers. The Ninja 3 seeks to bring prestige back to its family, while the sharp Scythe Yasya attempts to cut up the competition.