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Digital Storm Wants to Give You a Gaming Laptop


One of the best things associated with being a DIY computer enthusiast comes from the ability to re-purpose old tech. In fact, I used the guts of the second laptop I ever owned as the core of a home network server. It was a fun project, but Digital Storm has a better idea for your old beat-up laptop. Give them …

New Noctua NH-D15 Set to Reclaim CPU Cooling Crown


Do I really need to say another more than Noctua is releasing an updated to the legendary flagship NH-D14 CPU cooler? I can stop right there and just give you the price and availability of the new Noctua NH-D15. In all seriousness, there are a handful of brand names all DIY enthusiasts need to keep on their option list …

MSI’s Next Generation Intel Gaming Motherboards “Leaked”?


Earlier today, we received a “leak” detailing features of MSI’s new gaming series motherboards. Now this wouldn’t normally be a big deal because motherboard companies rename stuff all the time. However, what is significant about this information is that the “leak” details the naming scheme of motherboards based on the next generation Intel chipset, which is due to succeed the …

New ADATA SP920 SSD Lineup Priced to Change the Game


I recently help a good friend with their first DIY PC build on a budget. To keep a long story short, it was the first time in nearly 4 years I loaded a AAA title from a mechanical HDD and the load time was painful. I did not realize I had been so spoiled until now. Obviously, the solution to …

Enermax Harnesses the Power of a Twister in New Fan Design


The core piece to any cooling configuration is the fans being used to move air. Even if you are using a liquid cooling loop, fans on the radiator are the final step of getting heat out of your PC. The new TwisterPressure fans from Enermax have some new ideas that might just change the way you look at case fans.…

ASRock Shows Off AM1 Boards for Latest AMD APUs


There is one thing no one can deny about the AMD APUs, especially the latest release of Kaveri, and that is the great SFF gaming performance. When you need to squeeze as much gaming power as possible from something the size of a console, then AMD is the way to go. ASRock has matched this with 3 great new boards …

ASRock FM2 A85X-ITX Motherboard Review


AMD has finally delivered on the new Richland APUs. And yes, they come with complete backwards compatibility. The question is, are any of the motherboards that were designed for the FM2 socket and Trinity still worth using with their latest chip? Or do you need something more? ASRock, a leader in innovative motherboard design, might have had the answer all …