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Phanteks Evolv Shift i7-8700 Mini-itx Build

Over the last year I have jumped back and fourth between Intel and AMD based systems. With the release of the new Coffee Lake 6-core 12-thread high clock CPU's, we may have finally hit the ...
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Galax GTX 1060 EXOC White Overview

Galax GTX 1060 EXOC White 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

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Mini-ITX SFF PC Showcase – Episode 2

Mini-ITX SFF PC Showcase – Episode 2

Episode two of Small Form Factor PC Showcase is here. I have five amazing new systems for you to check out. As always If you would like to submit your

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Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB Review

Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB Review

Selecting the right GPU for your needs is important. The Zotac GTX 1060 Mini 6GB looks to be the go to card for small form factor enthusiasts, or system builders

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Powerful Small Form Factor Mini-ITX PC Build

Powerful Small Form Factor Mini-ITX PC Build

A few months ago I built a do all compact PC in an NFC Systems S4 Mini. That system worked well, but left me wanting better gaming and rendering performance.

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