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Guru3D Rig of the Month
     Sun, Sep 10 2017 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The August edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2017 is here. The turn goes to Shahrukh, who built what he calls, Experience. Named after his fist modding experience. This time it's not even a PC, he modded two consoles into one setup, and made something rather unique.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Worldwide brand motherboard shipments continue to fall
     Fri, Sep 08 2017 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Worldwide brand motherboard shipments are expected to reach only 45 million units in 2017 and may drop further in 2018 as related demand continues shrinking, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Shuttle XPC nano NC03U Barebone Review
     Tue, Sep 05 2017 | 12:51P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When placing the NC02U and NC03U head-to-head, we can find a similar looking chassis on the outside, but what is on the inside matters: we are now dealing with the latest Kaby Lake-U 7th generation of Intel CPUs with an updated iGPU, DDR4 RAM support for improved performance, while the power ratings do remain the same. The unit does only weight 0.4 kg and can be mounted in three different ways (horizontally, vertically via the supplied stands but also in the back of the display thanks to the VESA mount) and we do get software support for Windows 10 64-bit platforms but also Linux 64-bit."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

ECS Liva Z Plus Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review
     Mon, Sep 04 2017 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ECS Liva Z Plus is a UCFF PC system with an intention to be used for business and personal use. The main selling point is that it uses an Intel Core i5 7300U 14nm Kaby Lake SoC in such a small form factor, with vPro enabled. The CPU uses Intel 620 graphics and supports 4K Playback. So it’s also good enough to function as a compact HTPC unit.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

20 of the Worst PC Setups -
     Fri, Aug 25 2017 | 9:03A | 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 May."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation
     Thu, Aug 17 2017 | 6:37P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data sets in virtual desktop environments. Join us as we explore this next step in GPU-accelerated virtual desktop infrastructure.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

Intel to launch top-end processors to counter AMD resurgence
     Thu, Aug 10 2017 | 1:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to launch its 12-core Skylake-X processor, the Core i9-7920X, in late August, targeting the high-end gaming and enterprise PC market, and release other top-end Skylake-X series processors featuring 14-, 16-18-core architectures in late September, aiming to dampen the resurgence of AMD in high-caliber processors, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 
Guru3D Rig of the Month - July 2017
     Wed, Aug 09 2017 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The July edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2017 is here. The turn goes to Guru3D Daniel, who built something what seems to look like a bit more common PC. Don't let the looks fool you though as he has been modding his TS1 aka The Silent One significantly.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

HP OMEN Gaming Laptop & Desktop PCs Revealed!
     Sat, Aug 05 2017 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new HP OMEN gaming PCs have reputedly been engineered to give esports and competitive gamers the edge to perform at their very best. Check them out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Build A Killer Amiga Emulator For Under $100
     Sat, Jul 29 2017 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Messing around with old Amiga hardware can be fun, but it can also be costly, especially in the U.S. where the Amiga wasn’t as pervasive. Thankfully, there are a myriad of ways to emulate the Amiga on virtually any platform from Android smartphones to powerful PCs. The Raspberry Pi 3, however, represents a flexible, affordable option that’s tiny, easy to configure, and can actually be many times faster than any of the original Amigas. If you’re crazy – like us – you can even overclock the Raspberry Pi 3 to squeeze even more performance from the platform...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Shuttle XPC Slim DS77U Barebone Review
     Tue, Jul 25 2017 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Shuttle has updated just recently its XPC Slim and XPC Nano series with the new Kaby Lake generation from Intel, which does not only have an increased IPC versus the previous Skylake but also higher clocks. The DS77U series does pack a durable 1.3L metallic chassis, is approved for 24/7 operation and can be purchased in four different variants (DS77U with Celeron 3865U, DS77U3 with Core i3-7100U, DS77U5 with Core i5-7200U but also DS77U7 with Core i7-7500U). This configuration scheme gives more flexibility, so the companies/end users can go for the model that is able to run their desired applications optimally."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC Review
     Sun, Jul 23 2017 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How can you make a small form factor (SFF) PC unique enough to grab consumers' attention? There are three key aspects that define a SFF PC: internal hardware, size, and thermal/acoustic performance. The Trident 3 Arctic is MSI's attempt at striking that perfect balance.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

2017 HP Spectre x360 With Active Pen Revealed!
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the second-generation HP Spectre x360 model, featuring a near-zero border display in a design that is 13% thinner and 11% lighter! Read all about it here!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Acer Predator 21x review
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today Leo tests the new Acer Predator 21X gaming laptop which is fitted with state of the art hardware, overclockable processor, dual GTX1080 graphics and it includes a 21 inch curved 120hz IPS panel! Its a back breaking beast with a feature list the length of your arm. What does Leo think of it?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ECS LIVA Z Plus
     Tue, Jul 18 2017 | 6:44P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ECS LIVA Z Plus is a powerful, upgraded LIVA Z, offering the same small footprint and base design with a huge boost in terms of specifications. Packed with an Intel Core i5-7300U and a 128 GB SSD, it can do everything the LIVA Z can and more.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

How to build a Fanless PC Tutorial
     Tue, Jul 18 2017 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Step by step to a silent living room HTPC without any fan noise. For the soon coming review of the Streacom FC8 Alpha ITX case, we have written a new HTPC construction guide. This time we have build even a completely silent PC for the living room.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

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