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Fractal Design Node 202 mini-ITX Chassis Review

Introduction Fractal Design are one of the best chassis manufacturers in the world, having created a stunning range of products over the years, as well as branching out into the world of PSUs, CPU coolers and…

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QNAP SilentNAS HS-251+ 2-Bay Passive-Cooled NAS Review

Introduction The first NAS that I reviewed after I joined eTeknix was QNAP’s amazing HS-251 NAS, so it is a real pleasure today as I have the upgraded model in the testing area. I will take QNAP’s…

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EVGA Launches GT 710 Range

The majority of media attention and interest from enthusiasts revolves around higher-end graphics card solutions and observing the horsepower improvements between each generation. As a result, it’s quite easy to overlook cheaper models designed for the…

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Akasa Max S Passive Cooled Max S NUC Chassis Review

Introduction We’re back once again with another entry in the NUC chassis series from Akasa, but this one, like the others we’ve previously seen has a neat trick at its disposal that makes it stand out…

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Silverstone Milo SST-ML08B Mini-ITX Gaming Chassis Review

Introduction Are you ready to take your big screen gaming to the next level? The desktop gaming market may be booming, but there’s a big demand for the something small, systems that is. Having a high-end…

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MSI Unveils Cubi N Mini-PC

Modern PCs come in many sizes from huge full size ATX towers to tiny cases which can fit into the palm of your hand. In the last few years, ITX motherboards and efficient low power processors…

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Silverstone SG12 Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Introduction Silverstone is one of the most recognisable chassis brands on the market, which comes as no surprise given that they seem to launch more products per year than virtually any other manufacturer. The Sugo series…

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Streacom ST-F12CS Aluminium ATX HTPC Chassis

Introduction Streacom may not be a name you hear every day in the chassis business, but it’s one that always puts a smile on my face. Their products are well-known in the industry for extremely high…

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AMD May Launch R9 Nano for $649 Today

Later today, AMD is expected to finally launch their much-anticipated R9 Nano GPU. Based off of the full Fiji die, the small form factor card will be a sure hit with the HTPC crowd. Having already had…

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Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Chassis With Built-in 150w PSU Review

Introduction Just a few months ago, we took a look at the rather fantastic and affordable Antec ISK-110, which features a 90w built-in PSU and room for a mini-ITX motherboard. It was perfect for mounting on…

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AMD R9 Nano Confirmed to Have Full 4096 Core Fiji at 1000mhz

With AMD virtually confirmed to launch their SFF R9 Nano tomorrow, we’re getting word that the Fiji GPU onboard won’t be cut down. Unlike the R9 Fury, the Nano will be like it’s older R9 Fury…

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Report Suggests AMD to Launch R9 Nano on August 27th

Small form factor fans should block off some time on August 27th because AMD is set to launch their R9 Nano on that day. We’ve long known that the R9 Nano would arrive before September so August 27th…

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SilverStone Announced Milo ML06-E Premium Mini-ITX HTPC Case

SilverStone’s newest chassis isn’t really a new case but rather a rearrangement of a previous model. The Milo ML06-E is an evolution and variation of the premium mini-ITX HTPC case Milo ML06. It still keeps the…

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Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi5H-5200 Review

Introduction Today we are taking a look at Gigabyte’s Intel i5 5200U powered BRIX. Gigabyte has an impressive array of BRIX models that come in at all different performance levels with many CPU options and even options…

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AMD Showcase Project Quantum @ E3

With the upcoming launch of the Fiji processors, AMD have designed an inhouse media PC that is poised to be the most powerful unit on the planet. This little unit hosts not one, but two GPU…

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Corsair Announce a 4K HTPC

The market for a compact computer to place under your TV is growing. Mini PC’s are ideal for just watching that one TV season or a quick look on the internet, but lack the grunt for…

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Zotac CI321Nano Barebones System Review

  Introduction Today we are taking a look at one of Zotac’s latest ZBOX CI321 nano barebones system that is packing a dual-core 2961Y CPU. Something that makes this CI321 nano stand out of the crowd…

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QNAP’s Compact TS-453 Mini NAS Now Available

It’s only been about a month since QNAP introduced us to their new top loading 4-bay mini NAS. Now it has been officially released, has arrived at stores, and can be yours. The system is built…

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Silverstone SUGO SST-SG11 Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Introduction Silverstone are the masters of small form factor chassis designs, we’ve seen time and time again that they can deliver competitively priced products that meet consumer demands and in many cases, exceed them. Their SUGO…

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SilverStone Announced Fortress Z SFF Chassis

A little over a year ago, Silverstone introduced the revolutionary slim form factor case RVZ01 that was created by SilverStone’s RAVEN team, a case that exceeded and refined what a slim HTPC or console-styled PC could…

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Arion Bluetooth Mini Keyboard with Speakerphone Review

Introduction Touch screen devices can be a pain to type on, although admittedly the issue isn’t as bad as it used to be as many of us have had a good few years practice now and…

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Reeven BRONTES (RC-1001) Low Profile CPU Cooler Review

Introduction Reeven is still a fairly new company based in Asia that focus on cooling products and also fan controllers. It’s hard to find any Reeven products in the UK as they don’t seem to have…

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Akasa Introduce Euler T and Euler M Chassis

Akasa has just revealed two great new additions to their chassis’ lineup, the Euler T and the Euler M. Both of the new chassis’ have been built completely out of thick aluminium panels, that not only…

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NZXT DOKO Remote Desktop Gaming Review

Introduction NZXT already has a rock solid reputation with the PC gaming community. They’ve created some of the best gaming chassis on the market, such as their stunning H440, they’ve created some of the best coolers,…

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Xigmatek Aquila Micro-ATX Chassis Review

Introduction It’s rare we see a Xigmatek chassis roll through the eTeknix office, but it’s certainly always a pleasure when one does. Xigmatek has a good reputation for creating uniquely designed chassis, with good build quality…

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The Best Chassis for Steambox/HTPC Style Gaming Systems

Introduction Steambox is certainly grabbing a lot of headlines throughout 2014, with system integrators (such as CyberPower) creating their own custom Steambox style systems, and chassis manufacturers creating new cases that are suitable for the job.…

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Lian-Li PC-05S Wall Mountable Mini-ITX Chassis Review

Introduction Lian-Li is a master of aluminium chassis design. Time and time again they’ve created incredible chassis that are works of art as much as they are practical, high-performance juggernauts. Today is a pretty special day…