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NCASE M1: Crowdfunded Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case

Cases|Damping
Tired of oversized, poorly designed, cheaply-made mini-ITX cases, a group of enthusiasts banded together to design, fund, produce, and sell their ideal SFF enclosure, the NCASE M1. We managed to get hold of a sample and ran it through our demanding test set.

SilverStone DS380 8-Bay Server/NAS Chassis

Cases|Damping
The SilverStone DS380 has its fair share of design issues, but this 8-bay hot-swap server/NAS case fills a niche with aplomb.

SPCR is 12

About Us

Twelve is a number imbued with rich meaning throughout history and mythology, in a myriad of cultures. Twelve apostles in Christianity, twelve Olympians in ancient Greek mythology, twelve Jyotirlingas in Hindu Shaivism. In time: Twelve months, twelve hours in a clock dial, twelve signs in both Chinese and Western zodiacs. In movieland: Twelve Monkeys, 12 Angry Men, The Dirty Dozen and Ocean's Twelve. Twelve Knights at King Arthur's round table, 12 inches in a foot, a dozen eggs. And SPCR is 12 years old today.

QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L 4-Bay NAS Server

Complete|Mobile Systems | Storage
Despite the unimpressive hardware inside, the 4-bay QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L offers a highly functional, versatile, and easy to use server experience for home and small office users.

Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 TH LGA1150 Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The Gigabyte Z87X-UD5 is a high-end Haswell motherboard with dual Thunderbolt ports, 802.11ac + Bluetooth, seven controllable fan headers, and umpteen bells and whistles for enthusiasts.

be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim CPU Cooler

Cooling
A slim tower cooler built in the same vein as the Noctua NH-U14S, the bequiet! Shadow Rock Slim is lighter, more affordable, and surprisingly proficient.

Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

Complete|Mobile Systems | CPUs|Motherboards
Powered by a Silvermont SoC and using a 200W 80 Plus Gold power supply, the SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 is an energy efficient rackmount server with a lot more horsepower than any previous Atom-based fare.

Mediasonic ProBox 4-Bay 3.5" Hard Drive Enclosure

Storage
The Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 is a simple and affordable 4-bay USB 3.0/eSATA enclosure with fan control and nifty power syncing features.

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU

CPUs|Motherboards
The latest generation of AMD's desktop CPU lineup features new Steamroller CPU and GCN GPU cores, helping it achieve improved power consumption. The A8-7600 has an additional energy efficiency trick up its sleeve: an adjustable 65W/45W TDP.

Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD

Storage
The Samsung 840 Pro is positioned as the Cadillac of solid-state drives, sporting a controller with a 3-core processor, 512MB of DDR2 cache, 21nm Toggle mode NAND flash memory, hardware encryption support, all backed by five year warranty.

Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Tower

Cases|Damping
The Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 sheds the Define series' iconic look and noise suppression features to focus more on airflow and cooling.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite: Budget AMD Ultrabook

Complete|Mobile Systems
Samsung defies convention with a quad-core AMD-powered ultrabook with a 13.3 inch screen and 128GB SSD. Can this combination deliver a positive Windows 8 experience while keeping heat and noise in check?

HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

Complete|Mobile Systems | Storage
HP's compact entry level small business server is back with a much anticipated update. The MicroServer Gen8 has a sleeker design than the original, much faster Ivy Bridge based processors, and more extensive server features. What of the noise?

Seagate NAS HDD 4TB

Storage
The Seagate NAS HDD 4TB is a more affordable alternative to the popular WD Red 4TB hard drive drive. The two models share much in common including NAS/RAID optimized firmware, a three year warranty, excellent acoustics and low power consumption.

ASUS Maximus VI Impact: Enthusiast Mini-ITX Motherboard

CPUs|Motherboards
The ASUS Republic of Gamer line of motherboards pull out all the stops and the Maximus VI Impact is no exception. This Haswell mini-ITX board is filled to the brim with features both big and small to entice gamers, enthusiasts, and anyone with deep pockets.