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News is Light: Let’s Watch LGR Look at a Tiny X86 Retro Machine

Image Credit – LGR   News is a bit light today so let’s go retro. Clint from LGR, seen above holding one of my dreams in the palm of his hand, took a look at a custom X86 retro mini-pc called the WeeCee PC. It’s a system on module based device that is compatible with retro DOS/Windows 98 games, and has about the power of a Pentium CPU at 300MHZ. Also included in the WeeCee PC is a very sweet wave audio daughter board, and Crystal audio chip. Performance is frankly damn impressive. Clint was able to run games such …
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Build Profile: Diebox Max’s Ultimate Fractal Node 202

Image Credit –  Diebox Max   Reddit / YouTube user Diebox Max has posted up pictures and video of a Node 202 mod that makes me feel very unworthy. Everything, has been customized in this mod. Airflow, cooling, built in screens. Everything.   Rocking both 280mm and 120mm radiators, this custom loop machine cools an Intel 9900K and RTX 2080Ti. However, that’s not all the mods he made. Diebox Max has included a custom front screen with system stats, LED lighting, and a nice front card reader.   For a mod staying within the original footprint of the Node 202, …
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Linus Tech Tips Reviews Minisforum Elitemini B550

Image Credit – Linus Tech Tips   Linus from Linus Tech Tips, seen above being told he’s just too old to wear that beanie, has reviewed the Minisforum Elitemini B550. For those that don’t recall or don’t know, the Elitemini B550 is an AMD AM4 socket based barebones systems that offers  expansion for a full size GPU. It does this by connecting to a base and an external power supply. Linus and his crew focused on the 5700G APU, but also tested several other AMD CPUs in the unit. Additionally, he looked at various GPUs. Check out his video review …
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Lian Li Launches Uni Fan SL Infinity 120 RGB in Black and White

Image Credit – Lian Li     I feel like before you read this article, you need the theme to Tron playing in the background. So go ahead and listen to it as you admire this fan that was definitely not inspired by the Grid. Lian Li is introducing it’s newest 120mm fan in the form of the Uni Fan SL-Infinity. As the name implies, the fan has an infinity mirror look to it that makes the center spindle have a void or black hole look to it. In addition to the lighting and mirror upgrades, the fan also can …
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Build Profile: Reddit User Inseign97’s Simple Black Shift 2 Air Build

Image Credit Inseign97 via Reddit r/SFFPC   If you read through the subreddit of r/SFFPC, you might think that you have to build a custom loop, hardline, water-cooled mini-monster to get noticed. Inseign97’s Phanteks Shift 2 AIR build proves that to simply not be the case. There’s nothing that particularly stands out about this build, which is exactly the point. It’s a quiet elegance of matte black that allows the system blend seamlessly and beautifully into Inseign97’s workspace. The system does it’s job, and does so without being in your face about it.     Specs wise it includes a …
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Lian Li Introduces all white SFX 750 Watt PSU

Image Credit – Lian Li   Props to Guru3D for spotting this one. Check out their awesome website by Clicking Here. Lian Li is introducing an all white version of their gold rated SP750 SFX PSU. The white on white on white PSU features white cables, housing, connectors, and fan. The PSU supports a zero RPM mode at up to 40% load, and is listed as having a maximum noise level of 31.8dBA. It’s certainly a good looking PSU. The OEM is Helly Technology which isn’t particularly well known. However, Anandtech reviewed the black unit and found the build quality …
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SilverStone Launches Shark Force 160mm ARGB PWM Fan with 140mm Mounting Holes

Image Credit – SilverStone   SilverStone is launching a new 160mm fan with 140mm mounting holes. The Shark Force 160 ARGB is a 1600 RPM design with a fluid dynamic bearing motor rated for 7.2 watts at 0.6 amps. (+ 2.15 watts and + 0.43 amps for the RGB lighting). It uses polycarbonate blades with a shark skin inspired pattern on them that SilverStone claims improves airflow and noise level. It also has a cool shark logo. Max airflow is rated at 160 CFM at a claimed 38.1 dBA. Static pressure is rated at 2.21 mmH20. The ARGB support uses …