Noctua NH-L9x65 CPU Cooler Review: A New Low-Profile King

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Certain limitations are obvious for vertically-challenged heatsinks such as limited thermal management capability but their small size allows for a more flexible compatibility when it comes to fitting in tight spaces. This is why the stock Intel CPU cooler is the default go-to cooler in a DIY SFF/HTPC with its 45mm height. Unfortunately, it is generally louder and not particularly ...

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Cosmos Cruizer by Brian “Boddaker” Carter

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It is one thing to see a completed art work in front of you and admire its excellence, but it is another thing entirely to see it built from scratch to finish. It is not just what you see in front of you that is important but also what has been happening behind the scenes. Getting a glimpse of what ...

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Cougar Releases First Digital PSU: Cougar CMD

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Digital power supplies is where it is at right now in terms of the latest in PSU technology. Digital power supplies allows for flexible software control and monitoring from the desktop that was not possible with power supplies before. Cougar is the latest company to jump to digital PSUs with their own dubbed the “Cougar CMD”. The first Cougar CMD ...

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BIOSTAR Reveals the TA970 Plus AMD Motherboard

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It looks like AMD’s FX line is still alive and well despite its age. In fact, our 990FX motherboard reviews have been one of the most popular articles on the site. Even though manufacturers have not and probably will not be releasing anymore 990FX chipset based AM3+ motherboards, those that are still creating new models prefer using the AMD 970 chipset. ...

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Enermax Launches the First Fanless Digital Power Supply

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Enermax’s new DIGIFANLESS power supply is a 550W unit that offers silent performance due to its passive cooling design. The PSU is perfect for those working with audio sensitive work or simply building a quiet system. The DIGIFANLESS is also 80 Plus platinum certified with up to 93% efficiency at 230VAC between 20 and 100% load. Since the DIGIFANLESS is ...

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GIGABYTE Launches New X99 Champion Series Motherboards

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You can tell a lot about the quality of a motherboard by the percentage of technical jargon in the press release that are actual technical terms versus marketing terms. This is evident in Gigabyte motherboards where they have been forthcoming about their component choices, showing the International Rectifier PowIR stage VRM instead of rebranding it as if they developed it ...

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