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HDPlex 300W DC-ATX PSU: Explained

HDPlex 300W DC-ATX PSU: Explained

As a small form factor PC builder I am always searching for compact power supplies. The HDPlex 300 looks to be the answer for builders looking to maximize the amount of power they can get out of there compact PC. The fully modular HDPlex 300 is a great option for people looking to power tiny […]

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Intel Core i7-7700 Review – Benchmarks – i7-6700 Comparison

Intel Core i7-7700 Review – Benchmarks – i7-6700 Comparison

Intel has released it’s latest 14nm lineup up CPU’s. Code named Kaby Lake, the Core i7-7700 is only surpassed in performance (and price) by the unlocked 7700K. The 7700 is an important processor for small form factor builders such as myself. It gives you 4-Core 8-thread desktop performance, with a TDP of 65W. *Note: See […]

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Adobe RAM Render Test – 8GB vs 16GB vs 32GB

Adobe RAM Render Test – 8GB vs 16GB vs 32GB

No matter how powerful your computer is, rendering video files can take quite a while. Choosing the right amount of RAM can go a long way in speeding up performance when using Premiere Pro and After Effects. The Test System The rendering will be done on an Intel based system. My PC has the following […]

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Intel 600p NVMe M.2 SSD Review (256GB)

Intel 600p NVMe M.2 SSD Review (256GB)

An Affordable NVMe Drive That Performs? Recently Intel launched it’s 600p line of M.2 SSD’s. The series looks to offer NVMe/PCIe performance, for SATA SSD prices. Intel 600p 256GB SSD Specs SEQUENTIAL READ 1,570 MB/s SEQUENTIAL WRITE 540 MB/s RANDOM READ 71,000 IOPS RANDOM WRITE 112,000 IOPS INTERFACE PCIe 3×4 MEMORY TYPE 3D TLC NAND […]

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Compact i7-6700 Mini-ITX PC Build & Benchmarks

Compact i7-6700 Mini-ITX PC Build & Benchmarks

Deciding to build a computer is a personal choice. You could just buy a pre-built unit after all.  So I am of the mindset that when building a PC you should try and customize your build to your own personal needs. I have always loved small but powerful machines. You can check out my two […]

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Zotac GTX 1050 TI Review

Zotac GTX 1050 TI Review

The budget GPU market isn’t such a bad place to shop anymore. With the recent release of the GTX 1050 Ti, Nvidia has finally given consumers the 750ti successor they have been asking for. With a TDP of 75W and dimensions of 5.7″x4.37″, the diminutive card sits at the bottom end of Nvidia’s Pascal lineup. […]

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Setup Tour: Computer Desk & Home Theater

Setup Tour: Computer Desk & Home Theater

If you watch the channel or read reviews on the site regularly, you have undoubtedly seen pieces of my setup in the background. Readers regularly ask me about my components, so here is my late 2015 Setup Tour! I will do one of these at least once a year moving forward.  Lets get started.  FYI…  […]

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Passively Cooled i7-6700 Skylake System

Passively Cooled i7-6700 Skylake System

There are tons of Skylake systems available these days, but not many that feature passive cooling and a small form factor. Lini PC offers a line of SFF passively cooled systems. They sent out their latest system, the 1SL Black Widow for testing. Check out the video below for my full impressions. Build Quality The […]

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Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan X Announced

Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan X Announced

Fresh off recent releases of the GTX 1080, 1070, and 1060 Pascal GPUs.  Nvidia has announced the GTX Titan X.  This will be the top of the line card in their Pascal lineup. The GTX Titan X features 12GB of DDR5X RAM, running at 10Gbps with a 480GB/sec bus speed.  It will have 3584 CUDA […]

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Logic Supply CL100 Review

Logic Supply CL100 Review

There are quite a few NUC style compact low powered systems on the market these days. Logic supply has set itself apart by creating the rugged cast aluminum and steel CL100. Build Quality As I mentioned above the CL100 has an aluminum outer shell, and steel base plate.  The PC is is fanless, which is […]

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