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In Pursuit of Silence

Devon Cooke, once an essential SPCR editorial staff member who now pursues a career in film-making, wrote me recently about a new documentary. It sounds well worth seeking out:

"I saw an excellent documentary last night — my new favourite documentary — that I wanted to share with you. It's called In Pursuit of Silence, and it's a philosophical film about the nature of silence — with some obvious overlap with the subject matter we covered at SPCR. Put it on your list and see it as soon as you can! Right now it's still in theatrical release, so it's a bit hard to find, but once it comes out, it will be worth it! This is perhaps the first documentary I've seen that I can honestly say I wish I had made."

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Small Footprint Silent Lab PC

A small footprint silent PC that's been running in our anechoic chamber is the subject of this article. DIYers could have fun with our design.

Seagate Barracuda @ 10TB!

CUPERTINO, CA – July 19, 2016 - Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today unveiled a new portfolio of 10TB high capacity drives dubbed the Guardian Series™. Purpose-built to help customers better manage and move the huge amounts of digital data they consume and create, the 10TB Seagate® BarraCuda® Pro desktop drive, Seagate IronWolf™ for NAS applications and Seagate SkyHawk™ for surveillance introduce new brand names and imagery and represent the most complete 10TB portfolio in the industry. The Guardian Series features industry leading technology that raises the bar on features, speed and capacity for use across a wide range of markets, including personal, creative and design computing, online gaming, small- and medium-sized businesses and large-scale surveillance systems.
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Noctua New Fans Coming

Noctua, which became the torch bearer for silent PC cooling in recent years, showed many new fan developments at Computex in Taiwan last week. Liquid crystal polymer (LCP) compound for fins in the next-gen 120x25mm A-series fans, and large diameter bearings for new 200mm fans are among the many innovations covered in their extensive press release.
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Logic Supply CL100 Fanless Braswell NUC PC

Logic Supply's latest, most affordable fanless NUC PC features a Braswell Celeron N3150 SoC and a more attractive slimmed-down aluminum enclosure than its predecessors.

AMD A10-7890K 95W Flagship APU

AMD's pricey new flagship FM2+ processor sports their new Wraith stock cooelr and pushes APU performance a little bit further.

Stock AMD & Intel Coolers

AMD's newly updated 65W cooling solution takes on Intel's current 65W cooler as we tackle the question: How good/bad is stock cooling anyway?


AMD A10-7860K & Athlon 880K: Kaveri Refresh

The latest editions to AMD's Kaveri budget FM2+ lineup take a spin on our freshly updated CPU test suite. Though based on the same technology as previous 7xxx models, the A10-7860K is the fastest 65W APU in AMD's arsenal while the X4 880K becomes the new flagship for their graphicsless Athlon series.

Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD

Samsung's latest flagship 950 Pro M.2 SSD utilizes four PCI-E 3.0 lanes and features the Samsung UBX controller, 3D V-NAND, and support for the new NVMe standard.


AMD Wraith: Upgraded Stock Cooler

AMD's new stock cooling solution for their upcoming Zen processors features a taller two heatpipe design, a 92 mm fan, and an illuminated fan shroud.


SilverStone TS431U 4-Bay External Enclosure

The SilverStone TS431U is a basic 4-bay USB 3.0/eSATA external enclosure that's built like a SilverStone case.


Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

Our latest quiet PC build guide is optimized for 4K gaming and features an Intel Core i7-6700K processor, an Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC graphics card, and a Corsair Carbide 600Q tower case. Can we achieve silent (sub-15 [email protected] by our definition) operation?

Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 & Z170N-WIFI

The Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 and Z170N-WIFI are among the most affordable Z170 mini-ITX motherboards on the market. They're equipped with most of the same features but sport less sophisticated voltage regulation and cooling than pricier models.

SilverStone Raven RVZ02 Slim Tower

SilverStone's second crack at a miniature Raven has a more refined look and is even smaller than the first, occupying a mere 12.2 Liters. The new version addresses every misstep taken by the original while retaining similar harware support.


Lian Li PC-Q10 Mini-ITX Case

The Lian Li PC-Q10 is a rare double threat mini-ITX case. Its all-aluminum construction and large side window give it elegant aesthetics while its heavily ventilated chassis allows for excellent performance.



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