Month: December 2012

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

The Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 is sturdily built and has an appealing feature set, including a dual channel fan controller and a unique adjustable “chimney cover”. Does this ATX tower case live up to the promise of its name?

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Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M CPU Heatsink

Bonus Xmas Day review: Thermalright touts the TRUE Spirit 120M as the world’s smallest 120mm fan tower cooler. Though it stands only 146mm tall and lacks the traditional Thermalright nickel-plating, it still packs a potent performance punch.

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ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II

The ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU II is one of the few high-end graphics cards that run really quiet and cool right out of the box.

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Power Lost: A Better Way to Compare PSU Efficiency

CA_Steve, an active member and a moderator in the SPCR forums, examined the 80 PLUS definition of efficiency as a % figure at different power levels, also defined as a % of the rated power of a PSU. Steve decided that this is too misleading and shows why power lost (as heat) is a better

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Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU

The title says it all: A fanless 80 PLUS Platinum 92% efficient power supply from Seasonic, the company which pioneered super-quiet power supplies. Can this product meet the expectations of its eagerly awaiting fans? ADDENDUM, 5 Feb 2013: The Third Sample.

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SilverStone Sugo SG09: SFF microATX Case

The SilverStone Sugo SG09 takes elements of the landmark SG07 and the Fortress FT03 to create a compact SFF gaming case for the microATX form factor.

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Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

The latest Certifiably Silent PC from Puget Computers features an Ivy Bridge i7-3770K and an nVidia GTX670 gaming card. The SPCR Silent Certification should be a clear hint: There’s not much of a price in noise for this high performance gamer.

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Akasa Euler Fanless Thin ITX Case

A find by some UK SPCR forum enthusiasts, the Euler is a surprising entry to the fanless thin mini-ITX case arena by a brand not closely associated with either silent computing or cases. Our exclusive review of this small, passively-cooled case from Akasa.

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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case

The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced supports all the main elements expected in a SFF gaming PC in a fairly compact and extremely affordable $50 package.

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