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RGB Free PC Build Guide - 2018
     Tue, Sep 18 2018 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this guide, we’re on a quest to provide a full system specification for anyone who prefers to side-step the current RGB mania. At Vortez, we’re fully engaged with RGB lighting and we actually quite like it, but we also appreciate that it may not be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’. So, if you would rather opt for a subdued, discreet configuration – then you’ve come to the right place.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Guru3D Rig of the Month
     Tue, Sep 18 2018 | 12:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's the last week of the month, and you know what that means. The August edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2018 comes from Belgium, meet Tony, who assembles trucks for a living - his rig looking absolutely gorgeous.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

ECS LIVA Q2 Pocket PC Review
     Fri, Sep 14 2018 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The tiny ECS LIVA Q2 did really impress us on how much performance it can deliver, judging by its small size. Even if the manufacturer did opt-in for an active cooling system, the internal fan barely makes any noise: in IDLE we have recorded about 28.1 dBA, while when running the AIDA64 stress test the noise level did get up to 30.9 dBA, which is barely noticeable (27.8 dBA ambient). The unit does feature two USB ports in front for connecting peripherals, extra storage and besides the LAN interface we can connect it wirelessly thanks to the included internal 802.11ac adapter (Bluetooth 4.1 compatible)."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Azulle's Inspire Barebone Mini PC
     Sun, Sep 02 2018 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Overall the Inspire is a well-constructed mini-PC platform with expected performance and no adverse effects from passive cooling in normal use thanks to a well-implemented heatsink and plenty of ventilation. It performed reliably under both Windows and Ubuntu Linux operating systems as well, and while still a new name in the industry both of my recent experiences with Azulle have been very positive (the first being the Byte3 mini-PC reviewed here). Azulle has provided a solid option for anyone shopping for a fanless mini-PC kit."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

ECS LIVA Z2 Mini-PC
     Thu, Aug 23 2018 | 5:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ECS looks to impress with the LIVA Z2, a silent, power-efficient, and semi-upgradeable successor to the LIVA Z. Packing a host of new outputs and features, such as HDMI 2.0 for 4K 60 Hz playback, the LIVA Z2 offers enough performance to make it a compelling entry level offering for those wanting a HTPC or simple office system.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

PC Specialist Enigma R1 Review – £799 Gaming PC!
     Thu, Aug 23 2018 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Enigma R1 from PC Specialist is a gaming PC made for users with a tight budget. You won’t find flashy RGB lights in this PC but you do get some very decent components for the tempting £799 asking price. With the hexa-core i5-8400 paired with a GTX 1060 you should get plenty of fps for your money. But is this PC as good as it sounds? In this review we put it through its paces to find out if this pre-built is the perfect budget gaming PC.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Shuttle XPC Slim Barebone DH10J Review
     Mon, Aug 20 2018 | 1:45P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With the DL10J, Shuttle is offering a solid upgrade option from the Apollo Lake DX30, thanks to the upgrade to the latest generation Gemini Lake Intel Celeron J4005 SoC. Even if we are talking about the same TDP, IPC has been increased along with the maximum clock speeds and on the graphics side, the new processor does feature Intel UHD Graphics 600, being able to drive up to three monitors. The chassis is compact and solid and preserves the outside appearance as the previous model; the VESA mount is included in the package by default, so you can mount the mini-PC in the back of the display right away."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 
2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations Revealed
     Sat, Aug 18 2018 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell Precision has been the world’s preferred workstation for years, delivering reliable high-performance computing for every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. Now Dell is introducing the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series workstations. Let’s check them out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

20 of the Worst PC Setups – July 2018
     Fri, Aug 10 2018 | 2:22P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from July..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Guru3D Rig of the Month - July 2018
     Mon, Aug 06 2018 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The July edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2018 comes from beautiful Switzerland, meet Oliver with his rig named "M. Mk IV".
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations
     Fri, Jul 27 2018 | 2:19P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell Precision has been the world’s preferred workstation for years, delivering reliable high-performance computing for every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. Now Dell is introducing the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series workstations. Let’s check them out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series Workstations Revealed
     Thu, Jul 26 2018 | 6:16P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell Precision has been the world’s preferred workstation for years, delivering reliable high-performance computing for every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. Now Dell is introducing the 2018 Dell Precision 3000 Series workstations. Let’s check them out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Review
     Fri, Jul 20 2018 | 2:24P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Dell brought us the first Kaby Lake-G laptop to market we were very excited to see how the combo processor would perform. We've already gone through all the performance, now let's discuss whether it's actually worth buying the first Kaby Lake-G laptop: the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Sapphire INCA CS-14 Compute System Review
     Fri, Jul 20 2018 | 2:20P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nokia is perhaps better known for their smartphones and strong telecommunications presence, but the company also has a foothold in the digital health market. The company has embraced the “connected health” wearables trend since their acquisition of French consumer electronics company Withing in April 2016. Nokia has continued to offer and relaunch many of Withing’s award-winning products, including items like the Nokia Steel HR activity tracking hybrid smartwatch we're looking at here today.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Zotac MEK1 Gaming PC Review
     Sun, Jul 15 2018 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We tried to build a PC ourselves for the same value and couldn't do it. ZOTAC really do offer amazing value on the MEK1 Gaming PC."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Raspberry Pi 3 Review
     Tue, Jul 10 2018 | 4:19P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some time ago we already have reviewed the first Raspberry Pi. With the exception of sophisticated multimedia applications, this could meet all our requirements for a single-board computer. Meanwhile, miniaturization is proceeding. Therefore we would like to take a closer look at the Raspberry Pi 3. This is not shrunk by the board size, but offers more features and performance than the previous models. A further advantage should not go unmentioned at this point: According to current knowledge, the Raspberry Pi 3 is immune to the security holes Meltdown and Spectre! We now find out on OCinside.de what this small miracle of performance can do.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

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Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
Beginners Guide: Install/Remove Intel Socket LGA1156 CPU and Heatsink
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Installing a socket LGA1156 Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor into a fresh motherboard as part of a new PC build can be intimidating step, particularly if you've never worked inside a computer before. PCSTATS received a few emails from novice readers on this subject, so we thought it worthwhile to lay out the steps for you in this Beginners Guide.
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard In-Depth Review
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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