Month: September 2014

Rosewill Legacy U3 Aluminum MicroATX Tower

While limited in expansion capabilities with just a single 120mm fan for airflow, the Rosewill Legacy U3 is compact for a microATX tower, and sports a pleasing all-aluminum exterior.

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Case Basics & Recommendations

Our reference article about cool & quiet computer cases, updated June 29, 1015. For those eager to peruse the recommended lists immediately, they are on page five.

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NZXT Kraken X61 28cm Liquid Cooler

With a massive 28 cm radiator, dual 14 cm fans, lighting effects, and software to control pump and fan speeds, the NZXT Kraken X61 has the makings of a truly premier CPU cooling solution. Our review shows you how to run it super quietly while achieving great cooling.

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Recommended Heatsinks

Recommended Heatsinks lists SPCR-reviewed top cooling devices for CPUs, VGA and other hot computer parts, ordered by cooling performance and low noise. Major update on 16 Sept 2014.

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Enermax Liqtech 120X AIO Liquid CPU Cooler

The Enermax Liqtech 120X utilizes dual fans, a chunky 120 mm radiator design, and a proper metal mounting system to challenge competing all-in-one liquid coolers.

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Sub-$20 CPU Coolers: A Reader’s Roundup

This is not a standard SPCR heatsink review. It is a reader’s roundup of the most affordable coolers, with an emphasis on perceived noise and performance, supported by acoustic test data from SPCR, collected with our usual high standards. If you’re seeking an effective and really inexpensive quiet cooler, Andrew’s roundup is a must read.

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Silverstone SX600-G: SFX 80+ Gold PSU

The highest power SFX power supply to date, boasting 80 PLUS Gold efficiency rating, is Silverstone’s latest PSU offering. Is it quiet enough for SPCR?

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WD Red 6TB and 1TB (2.5-inch) Hard Drives

While both are members of the WD Red family, the 6TB model is a massive flagship desktop drive, while the 1TB model is a tiny 2.5-inch drive for the budding slim NAS market.

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