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Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q4 2013 BestConfigs
Dec 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Have you ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen as winners in the Q4 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
Thermal Paste Comparison, Part Two: 39 Products Get Tested
Oct 20, 2013 - in Reviews
It's time for the numbers. In addition to testing liquid metal compounds and thermally conductive adhesives, each paste is discussed on its own merits before we chart out the results of four usage cases. After all, these products behave differently.
Four New Closed-Loop Liquid Coolers Versus Noctua's NH-D14
Oct 6, 2013 - in Reviews
Four new closed-loop liquid coolers seek to improve thermal performance in a number of ways. We certainly understand the benefits of these configurations, but can they out-do the reigning air-cooling champion, Noctua's NH-D14? Check out our benchmarks.
SilverStone Introduces the Milo ML05 HTPC Enclosure
Jul 16, 2013 - in News
The Milo ML05 is one of SilverStone's new HTPC enclosures.
Nine Big Air Coolers For Intel's Haswell CPUs, Reviewed
Jul 14, 2013 - in Reviews
Intel's Haswell-based CPUs have a unique cooling problem that leaves many overclockers in a quandary. Today, we're rounding up nine different sink and fan combinations to see if any can contend with the fourth-gen Core processor's copious heat.
SilverStone Shows Off Mini-ITX Raven Enclosure
Jun 12, 2013 - in News
SilverStone was showing off its upcoming Mini-ITX Raven enclosure at Computex.
SilverStone Launches the SG06-Lite Mini-ITX Enclosure
May 30, 2013 - in News
SilverStone has released its updated SG06 enclosure, this one coming without a PSU and with upgraded USB 3.0.
SilverStone Tundra Returns With TD02, TD03 Water Coolers
May 20, 2013 - in News
Silverstone has released two new CPU water coolers, both closed loop units.
SilverStone Rolls Out FP56 Front-Panel
May 16, 2013 - in News
Silverstone will soon be rolling out a new front panel utility, the FP56.
Silverstone's Raven RV04 Case Pictured
May 13, 2013 - in News
Images of Silverstone's upcoming flagship chassis have been presented.
Four Sub-$100 Cases For Your 2013 Gaming Build, Reviewed
May 1, 2013 - in Reviews
Last week we previewed the first four mainstream gaming cases in our 11-way sub-$100 round-up. Now we get to build four systems and test them. What other features will we uncover along the way, and how will they affect thermal and acoustic performance?
SilverStone Announces Three New Argon CPU Coolers
Apr 30, 2013 - in News
Silverstone rolls out three new CPU coolers, each built with a number of heatpipes and a PWM fan.
In Pictures: Four Sub-$100 Cases For Your 2013 Gaming PC
Apr 25, 2013 - in Picture Story
We invited over two dozen of your favorite brands to participate in this month’s mainstream gaming case roundup. Today we examine a few of the features from the first four samples of the eleven we received.
SilverStone Releases Slim Slot-Loading Blu-ray Burner For Mini-ITX Enclosures
Apr 22, 2013 - in News
Silverstone released a thin form factor Blu-Ray drive, which is no different from the alternatives except that it is slot-loading.
Your Top Picks: Tom's Hardware Forums' Q1 2013 BestConfigs
Mar 10, 2013 - in Reviews
So you like our System Builder Marathon? Ever come up with your own idea for a killer rig? Don't forget to tell us about it on the Tom's Hardware forums. The following ten setups were configured by forum members and chosen in Q1 2013 BestConfigs Poll.
Silverstone Working On Passively Cooled Intel NUC Enclosure
Jan 28, 2013 - in News
The advantage of a small enclosure is that it doesn't take much to passively cool it. Rather than having heatsinks inside the enclosure, the enclosure itself can be the heatsink. Many manufacturers have caught on to this, including Silverstone.
Quiet Gaming Cases, Part 3: Lian Li, Nanoxia, And SilverStone
Dec 27, 2012 - in Reviews
Part three of our quest for quiet gaming brings us three final enclosures from Lian Li, Nanoxia, and SilverStone. Have we finally found the perfect product to silence a noisy graphics card? We’ll find out by comparing all nine contenders in today's piece.
SilverStone Launches Heligon HE01 Cooler
Aug 3, 2012 - in News
SilverStone is offering a new PC cooler with a dual-fin array.
Silent Running: Two Fanless Power Supplies And A Quiet One, Tested
Jul 19, 2012 - in Reviews
The power supply typically isn't the noisiest component in a high-end PC. Nevertheless, many folks are serious about cutting noise, and go the extra mile for a quiet system. We step in with a comparison of two silent models against one low-noise PSU.
Five More Mainstream Gaming Cases, Rounded-Up
Jun 24, 2012 - in Reviews
We've already given you a pictorial walk-through of cases six through 10 of our 15-chassis round-up. Today, we build PCs inside of them, evaluate their value, and pick one as the most likely to satisfy your needs (though several excel in other ways).
In Pictures: Five More Mainstream Gaming Cases, Previewed
Jun 20, 2012 - in Picture Story
Offering extensive features and unique design options, the five mainstream gaming enclosures in today's story deserve an in-depth look before we launch into our review, comparing them all. And remember, this is just one part of our 15-chassis round-up!
Silverstone Cases Promise Improved Air-flow with Fewer Fans
Jun 8, 2012 - in News
We saw a lot of weird cases at Computex, but there was also a ton of more conventional looking cases that focused more on function than form. Silverstone had two such cases at its booth, the Raven 4 and the FT04.
Power Supply Reference: Consumption, Savings, And More
Jan 10, 2012 - in Reviews
In this final excerpt from Scott Mueller's Upgrading And Repairing PCs, 20th Edition, we examine a number of power supply usage factors including power consumption calculations, power savings, power protection systems, and troubleshooting.
Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications
Dec 13, 2011 - in Reviews
Today's article contains everything you've ever wanted to know about PC power supply specifications. Form factor dimensions, cable end pinouts, voltage/amp/watt specifications, and even compatibility issues are covered in this comprehensive reference!
Tom's Hardware's 2011 Gift Guide: Part 1, For System Builders
Dec 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Welcome to Part 1 of Tom's Hardware's 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. This first installment is geared toward system builders planning to pool some Christmas cash to build a new performance- or value-oriented system. We have something for everyone this year.
Five Eight-Slot Cases For SLI And CrossFire, Tested
Aug 7, 2011 - in Reviews
The most hardcore gamers use multiple graphics cards in CrossFire and SLI configurations. And yet, slinging dual-slot cards together eats up a lot of expansion space. We compare five eight-slot cases with room for complex graphics configurations.
In Pictures: Five Eight-Slot Cases For CrossFire And SLI
Jul 31, 2011 - in Picture Story
Do you need an eighth slot for a CrossFire or SLI setup? We look at five cases that solve the problem created when motherboard vendors put a PCI Express x16 slot at the bottom of an ATX-based platform and you try to install a double-slot graphics card.
SilverStone Displays Case Lineup and 1350W PSU
Jun 6, 2011 - in News
Our team from Tom's Hardware Italy sent us some shots of what it found at SilverStone's booth at Computex 2011.
Six Low-Noise, Performance-Oriented Cases, Tested
Jun 5, 2011 - in Reviews
We recently illustrated the features of our six low-noise cases, and today we get to find out how those features help them perform. We provide further detail on the hardware installation process before delving into heat and noise comparisons.
In Pictures: Six Low-Noise Performance-Oriented Cases
May 19, 2011 - in Picture Story
Have you ever wished you could fit four Radeon HD 6970s in your chassis? We love the idea of large cases with room for our deluxe hardware. But we also despise loud components. These cases are designed to house lots of hardware, while minimizing noise.