Month: May 2014

Noctua NH-D15: Update to an Icon

The iconic Noctua NH-D14 helped usher in a new area of gigantic dual fan heatsinks. Its successor, the D15, is slightly heavier and larger, features upgraded matching 14/15 cm fans, and more densely packed fins.

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MSI A88XM GAMING: Premium FM2+ Motherboard

The MSI A88XM GAMING is unusual: It’s a premium motherboard for a budget socket. It sports big heatsinks, plenty of SATA 6 Gbps and USB 3.0 ports, a shielded/isolated audio chip with headphone amplifier and the full gamut of enthusiast BIOS controls. All this at a price far below comparable Intel offerings.

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Puget Systems Test Bench EATX V1 DIY Kit

Puget System’s Test Bench kit is a high-end acrylic open air platform for hobbyists to assemble temporary but fashionable systems.

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SilverStone RVZ01: A Mini Raven

The SilverStone Raven RVZ01 takes an unusual approach to the mini-ITX form factor. Depending on position, it’s either a slim console-like tower or a short desktop HTPC case.

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Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King

Weighing just over a pound and having only a single 120 mm fan, the Scythe Kotetsu still manages to compete and beat much of the larger competition.

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