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Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2013-12-05 17:34.
The BitFenix Phenom is a big, elegant cube style mini-ITX case, offering a little bit of everything. Does it fulfill its promise for just $80?
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-11-26 17:44.
The Chenbro SR30169 is a sturdy SOHO server case with four hot-swap 3.5 inch drive bays accessible behind a front mesh door, ATX power supply, and a convenient modular design.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Fri, 2013-11-22 17:47.
Cases|Damping | Complete|Mobile Systems
A slim, silent, fanless case for an Intel NUC with room enough for a 2.5" drive is Logic Supply's latest passively cooled project. With the right NUC innards, it becomes a perfect ultra-mini media PC with both zippy performance and enough storage space.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Fri, 2013-11-15 12:22.
A sleek 7-liter mini-ITX case for home theater PC joins the Silverstone Milo series. The ML05 is a well-built looker, despite its modest price, but how does it perform?
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-11-11 21:00.
The high end Enthoo Primo marks Phanteks' entry into the PC case market. Its enormous dimensions have a specific purpose - the innovative design focuses heavily on water cooling support.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-11-05 18:08.
The Thermalright HR-22 is a substantially bulked up version of the HR-02, weighing in at 1.17 kg. A plastic air duct is included to create a quasi-passive cooling solution. Is it worth a C note?
Submitted by Mike Chin on Sat, 2013-11-02 14:08.
Cooling | Reference|Recommended
Lapping the CPU in a heatsink test platform is probably a controversial move that's bound to provoke reactions. Funny thing is, it was done a year ago, and photos of the CPU showing the copper top exposed by the lapping have been featured in many of our reviews. Yet, not a single comment. This article goes through the problems, investigations and explorations that led us to lap our Core i7-965 Extreme test CPU, and analyzes the results and implications.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-10-28 15:29.
Gigabyte dips its toes into the Thin mini-ITX waters with the LG1155-based GA-H77TN. An alternative to the Intel DQ77KB, it hits most of the same marks at a sizable discount.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-10-21 21:04.
Western Digital's Red and Se 4TB hard drives are two high capacity sides of the same coin. Both are optimized for RAID/NAS use but the Red is a low power model for consumer use while the Se is a high performance enterprise drive.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-10-15 21:05.
The Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI is a value-oriented mini-ITX motherboard for Intel's Haswell CPUs. With the enthusiast performance Z87 chipset, its US$130 price-tag seems like a steal.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-10-08 21:46.
The SilverStone Raven RV04 shares the same internal layout as the Fortress FT04, with a plastic exterior, a slightly downgraded feature-set, and a more appetizing price.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2013-10-01 15:06.
Scythe's new extensive lineup of fans attempts to continue their legacy of acoustic excellence. Our 2013 Scythe roundup.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2013-09-23 16:44.
The SilverStone FT04 merges innovative modular design with a with a newly designed Fortress shell. Much of the FT02's great performance remains but a host of nagging flaws prevent the FT04 from being a truly worthy successor.
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.