Month: October 2011

Viako Mini Letter ML-80 H61 Sandy Bridge Barebones PC

The Mini Letter ML-80 is a slightly larger mini-ITX case than the previous Viako model we reviewed, and the H61 variant integrates a more powerful Sandy Bridge board, with the same front display, remote, and software.

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Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation

A tutorial on building the perfect (quiet!) workstation for your office & lab by new contributor Bartek Plichta, a specialist in acoustics and linguistics.

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Serenity Mini, SPCR Edition by Puget Computers

Serenity Mini is the moniker of a Puget computer that is 25% smaller than the Serenity, SPCR Edition v.3. Does the Mini, SPCR Edition, match the ultra-low noise and superb performance of its larger predecessor… even when its i5 Sandy Bridge CPU is overclock-preset to 4.0GHz?

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AMD FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer Processor

Bulldozer is AMD’s latest CPU architecture featuring an overhauled 32nm chip design, updated instruction sets, and up to eight processing cores. The FX-8150 sports a maximum clock speed of 4.2 Ghz while retaining the 125W TDP of most of the Phenom II X4/X6 line.

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Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

A high efficiency fanless PSU is a great starting point for an ultra quiet yet powerful modern PC. In our latest system build guide, we explore case and configuration options, share our observations about how a fanless PSU changes PC airflow, and walk you through the fine details of a full fledged PC build with

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Fanless PSUs: Kingwin Stryker STR-500 & Silverstone ST50NF

We review and compare two fanless 500W ATX12V power supplies from quality brands. One has 80 Plus Platinum efficiency; the other sports Silver. In other ways, they appear similar, with the exo-heatsink design of so many passively cooled devices.

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