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SilverStone details the Milo ML05 HTPC case

SilverStone’s newest case in the Milo series, is pretty darn small. I think my first old school laptop was about the same size…   Silverstone ML05 Front Continuing with the popular slim form factor HTPC, the Milo ML05 HTPC case is the smallest in the Milo series to-date and yet still able to fit modern day components.   Top Quarter View Although measuring only 7 liters in...

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Spire Introduces the PowerCube 702

Spire has introduced the PowerCube 702, a new ITX case to the fast growing ITX market segment. While a new case for them, it reminds me a whole lot of the older barebones systems from the likes of Biostar and MSI.   Spire 702 Introducing the new arrival Mini ITX chassis, the PowerCube 702. This cool looking and contemporary Mini ITX case is small but bold, packed with all the quality...

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Thermal Paste Roundup: First Round

Thermal paste, the goop that helps keep our little monsters from overheating, is often overlooked in the pursuit of a better performing and/or quieter system. Even I, up until a few months ago, would rely on just the cheapest product to get the job done. Thermal Interface Material (TIM) is a critical component in any PC build. It helps fill up the microscopic holes, scratches and defects in both...

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ASRock FM2A55M-DGS

With the release of AMD’s ‘Trinity’ APUs, we’ve been treated to a varied selection of new motherboards to suit. Today we will be taking a look at ASRock’s ‘budget’ offering, the FM2A55M-DGS, a M-ATX board featuring a great price and decent feature set. It looks good, but is this a solid performer? AMD’s Trinity APU series is based off the HD6000...

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ECS H61H2-MV Review

AMD revealed the DTX and M-DTX in 2007 to answer the call for small form factor motherboards, and to compete with Intel’s BTX and M-BTX (2005). Both disapeared quickly though, with only OEMs soldiering on. With only the limited OEM boards available, neither form factor really took a foothold in the enthusiast market. Various manufacturers have produced a smattering of M-DTX boards for...

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ITXGamer Gets a New Home at LOSIAS

As those of you who frequent out forums will no doubt have noticed, ITXGamer has been acquired by LOSIAS Technologies. I was hoping we would have the transfer complete a week ago so the announcement would coincide with ITXGamer’s second birthday (Sept. 19 for those who are counting) but a few technical hurdles required some extra time to complete the switchover. However, the move is complete and...

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Press Release – ITXGamer Joins the LOSIAS family

(29 September 2012) LOSIAS Technologies is pleased to announce the acquisition of ITXGamer.com, and welcome ITXGamer users and visitors to the family. ITXGamer is a world leader in gaming related SFF discussions, focusing on the hardware aspect of the amazingly compact systems. “Acquiring ITXGamer will cement our position as the world’s leader in SFF reviews, news and community...

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Preview: Cool Master Elite 120 Advanced ITX Case

When the temptation strikes me to build a new ITX rig, the first thing I look for is a case to house it. There’s new mini-ITX hardware dropping regularly these days and it’s fast becoming a viable format for many PC gamers. Sadly, finding a quality case with the features most gamers want is still a tall order. Aside from the staple PC-Q series from Lian-Li and the SG series from SilverStone...