Posts Tagged: HTPC

Scythe Big Shuriken 3 Heatsink Review

Scythe remains a household name in the air cooling segment of PC hardware due to their well-received heatsinks and fans over the years. Today, we have Scythe’s Big Shuriken 3 which is a low profile cooler aimed at small form factor (SFF) builds and touts a “zero interference” claim for motherboard and RAM. Let’s see how well it holds up against a test bed full of tower heatsinks and all-in-one liquid coolers. Read More

Lian Li PC-Q28 Case Review

We’re here today with a Lian Li case that isn’t your typical fare, at least for the systems I typically build. Why, you may ask? Because the Lian Li PC-Q28 is tiny. Sit back, relax and have a read through to find out why you’d want such a tiny case – and find out why we like it so much. Read More

Silverstone LC19 Case Review

My never ending quest to build a better HTPC takes me to the Silverstone LC19 case. Offering the ability to install a micro ATX, mini ITX, or DTX board, this slim case certainly looks like it would be perfect for a media streaming frontend. For me, this means the system is quiet, good looking, and has good air flow to keep my components cool. We’ll see if this case can fit all that criteria. Read More

STEIGER DYNAMICS Introduces LEET Monochrome Gaming HTPC

STEIGER DYNAMICS, maker of some very nice looking home theater PCs, is introducing a limited edition free add-on to its existing line of custom built computers. The LEET Monochrome Limited Edition Gaming HTPC focuses on increasing the aesthetics of its already attractive product lines while packing serious computing power for the enthusiast gaming needs in the living room. Read More

Fractal Design Node 605 Case Review

Fractal Design has been make a splash in the market with computer cases lately, and with their new HTPC the Node 605, they look to continue to make waves. As Fractal Design puts it themselves, “The Node 605 highlights a minimalistic, sleek Scandinavian appeal which is designed to integrate into your home theatre equipment.” While it is easy to see from the looks they have hit that mark, as it looks like a receiver/amplifier, let’s see how working inside the unit to get it up and running works out! Read More

Sapphire HD 6450 FleX Edition Review

Anything with passive cooling generally makes me shudder, but when it comes to my HTPC setup, small and quiet hardware is of the utmost importance. The Sapphire HD 6450 FleX Edition is already the least expensive Eyefinity solution on the market, but how flexible is this card really? Read More

Sapphire HD 6570 Video Card Review

The Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 video card is aimed towards HTPC system builders. Generally thought of as a niche market, HTPCs are quickly growing in popularity, which has led to a wealth of new products targeting home DIY media fanatics. Read More