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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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Mini-ITX SFF PC Showcase – Episode 1

Mini-ITX SFF PC Showcase – Episode 1

Here we are, the first episode of Show Your SFF PC is finally here. I would like to thank everyone who submitted their PC. There were way more submissions than

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HDPlex 160W DC-ATX PSU: Explained

HDPlex 160W DC-ATX PSU: Explained

These days it seems like there are more and more power supply options in the small form factor computing market. The HDPlex 160W is the latest entry into this field.

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Show Off Your Small Form Factor Mini-ITX PC

Show Off Your Small Form Factor Mini-ITX PC

  Simple Rules Your PC must use a motherboard no larger than mATX Your PC should use an efficient case that wastes very little space Mini-ITX systems will be favored

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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

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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

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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

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

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

Recently Intel launched it’s 600p line of M.2 SSD’s. The series looks to offer NVMe/PCIe high end performance, for lower than SATA SSD prices. I took a look at the

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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

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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

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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,

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