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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

Do-It-Yourself Systems | Silent PC Build Guides
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.

ASUS Straight Edge Podcast: Rajinder Gill, Geoff Gasior and Mike Chin

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Our friends at ASUS invited me for a chat about fan control on motherboards and other PC silencing subjects dear to SPCR. They just posted the podcast at ASUS Straight Edge Podcast, featuring Rajinder Gill and Geoff Gasior of ASUS with yours truly. The queries posted by CA Steve and others in response to Geoff's invitation in the SPCR forums are tackled here as well. Direct link to ASUS Straight Edge 002 - fan controls with Mike Chin. Discuss this news in the SPCR forums.

Another Thorens Reborn: TD160

MikeC's Audio Craft
The Thorens TD160 is a poor man's Linn, and still amazingly popular as the vinyl revival continues. This is the story of a 160 reborn, with many components "borrowed" from the Linn.

Corsair Carbide 600Q Inverse Tower

The Corsair Carbide 600Q is a tall and wide minimalist case, both in terms of appearance and noise. It features an inverted motherboard orientation, an open front airflow design, noise damping sheets, and a fan controller.

Thorens TD125 + SME 3009 II Fully Restored

MikeC's Audio Craft
The Thorens TD125 is a vintage classic still in demand among vinyl record enthusiasts today. This is the story of one restoration of a 40+ year old turntable, with an SME 3009 II tonearm.

Two Amp Projects: 8x100W DIY & H/K 770 Restoration

MikeC's Audio Craft
A show-and-tell about two amplifier projects: A DIY custom assembly of an 8x100W class-D amp and the restoration of a classic 1980 Harman/Kardon HK770 dual-mono power amp with complete replacement of all 44 capacitors.