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Mini WiFi Antennas for Your SFF PC Build

Mini WiFi Antennas for Your SFF PC Build

Building a compact system has can create compromises. One of the issues I have always had is that my WiFi antennas were always sticking out of the back. Visually I was never a fan, and if really effected the portability of my builds. After a while I decided to look for some mini wifi antennas. […]

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Noctua NH-L9i vs. NH-L9a: Comparison & Temperatures

Noctua NH-L9i vs. NH-L9a: Comparison & Temperatures

For years, Noctua has been producing excellent CPU coolers and case fans. The Noctua NH-L9i has been the most popular low profile cooler on the market for a good while now. It’s brother the Noctua NH-L9a is now starting to see increased popularity with the release of Ryzen and mini-itx AM4 motherboard. So what are […]

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Intel Core i7-7700 vs. Ryzen 7 1700 Benchmarks

Intel Core i7-7700 vs. Ryzen 7 1700 Benchmarks

The CPU market is stuffed full of amazing processors theses days. There are multiple options that can handle any workload from both Intel and AMD. What if you are looking to build a powerful system that is also quiet and energy efficient? In the $300 CPU market the Intel Core i7-7700 and the AMD Ryzen […]

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Asrock AB350 Fatality Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Asrock AB350 Fatality Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

Ryzen is starting to mature as a platform, and with that maturation comes more mini-itx motherboards. I used the Biostar X370GTN in my first Ryzen build and wasn’t impressed. Now Asrock has released their Fatality AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard. Is it any good? Lets find out. Asrock AB350 Specifications CPU SUPPORT AMD AM4 A-Series, Ryzen CHIPSET […]

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Ryzen RAM Performance Test: 2400MHz vs. 3000MHz

Ryzen RAM Performance Test: 2400MHz vs. 3000MHz

The Ryzen platform is still very young. We are seeing improvements on a regular basis. As board partners and AMD iron out any existing bugs, the performance will only improve. One of the most interesting discoveries about Ryzen was that RAM speed can have a significant impact on performance. For years with Intel’s various processors […]

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Ryzen 7 S4 Mini Build Upgrades & Benchmarks

Ryzen 7 S4 Mini Build Upgrades & Benchmarks

The launch of the Ryzen platform has been interesting so far. AMD hasn’t exactly taken the crown from Intel, but they have given consumers a ton of value. With this in mind I decided it was time to upgrade my mini-itx PC with a new Ryzen 7 processor. The thought process was that for my […]

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Ryzen 7 AM4 Mini-ITX PC Build

Ryzen 7 AM4 Mini-ITX PC Build

AMD’s Ryzen platform matures more every month. With affordable pricing, Ryzen is perfect for mini-itx PC builds. However until recently there weren’t any mini-itx AM4 boards on the market. Luckily Biostar fixed that by releasing an X370 mini-itx motherboard. I decided it was time to dive in and build my first Ryzen PC. System Components […]

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Noctua NH-L9i/9a AM4 Upgrade Kit & Ryzen 7 Temps

Noctua NH-L9i/9a AM4 Upgrade Kit & Ryzen 7 Temps

Noctua has been making some of the best OC fans, and CPU coolers for years now. Their NH-L9iĀ and NH-L9a are generally thought of as the best low profile CPU coolers on the market. At only 37mm tall featuring a slim 92mm fan it outperforms its size by a wide margin, while fitting in the slimmest […]

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Dell KM717 Premier Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Review

Dell KM717 Premier Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Review

Finding the right keyboard for everyday use can be more difficult than you might think. The Dell Premier Wireless KM717 Keyboard and Mouse looks to provide a premium and feature rich experience to windows users for a reasonable price. Did they set the bar too high by calling this combo “Premier”? Can Dell compete with […]

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Galax GTX 1060 EXOC White Unboxing & Overview

Galax GTX 1060 EXOC White Unboxing & Overview

There are what seems like a million different models and versions of each GPU. Galax is trying to separate themselves from the army of black and red GPU’s with the GTX 1060 EXOC White. These days, GPU performance is generally extremely close across all manufacturers. The card you choose may come down to aesthetics. That […]

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