Month: April 2012

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Cooler

The NH-L12 exhibits the same qualities as Noctua’s other CPU heatsink/fans in a much smaller form factor, standing only 66 mm high in single fan configuration. For a lower profile cooler, it delivers top-notch performance at a luxurious price.

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Streacom FC5 OD Fanless HTPC Case

Streacom FC5 OD is a classic, minimalist, low profile, aluminum case designed to fit neatly with other audio/video equipment and cool the CPU fanlessly without any noise.

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Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge CPU

The update to Sandy Bridge brings 22nm fabrication technology, a souped up integrated graphics chip, and a host of minor improvements to LGA1155. Best of all, Ivy Bridge is backwards compatible with series 6 motherboards and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

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Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

The original A5 was a runaway hit for Audioengine, so the new A5+ speakers have big shoes to fill. How are they? Two words: Shockingly good. We show you why and how, along with a close look at Audioengine’s no-fuss, near-universal, wireless audio adapters, the most effective cable replacements we’ve encountered.

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Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge

The DZ77GA-70K is a high-end motherboard from Intel designed to fulfill the potential of the new Ivy Bridge processors. We take a look at its huge array of features and its performance with Sandy Bridge while awaiting the Ivy Bridge news embargo to lift.

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Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

At first glance, the Corsair Obsidian 550D looks like a closed, airflow-starved, silence-oriented case. In reality, it incorporates a mix of noise reduction and performance features, giving it a hybrid nature similar to the Antec P280.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p Ultra-small Desktop PC

The USFF version of Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M91p packs a significant punch in a small package. Utilizing an Intel “S” low power processor and a 150W external AC power adapter, it’s also incredibly energy efficient.

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Icy Dock 2.5″/3.5″ Drive Accessories

Three storage accessories from Icy Dock distinguish themselves from the cheap generic devices flooding the market.

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