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    Lian Li O11 AIR MINI

    There's space for two 2.5''/3.5'' drives in the rear cage above the PSU, and another two drives on the removable side plates (where fans go on the non-air variant). Look at where the SATA SSD is installed in the test system. The plate that covers the cables only supports 2x 2.5'' drives.
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    AMD "Milan-X" Processor Could Use Stacked Dies with X3D Packaging Technology

    I remember seeing that image as part of a larger slide from this Anandtech article from last year. That article seemed to refer to that diagram as four compute chiplets and the stacks being HBM memory, similar to a CPU version of the Vega/Radeon VII GPU designs. Cooling an HBM stack is probably...
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    Angry Miao Launches AM HATSU Organically Shaped Wireless Split Ergo Keyboard

    Looks extremely similar to the Dactyl Manuform keyboard, but with an extra column of keys on each end. Which itself is a mashup of two keyboards, the Dactyl being an open-source two-piece re-implementation of the Kinesis Advantage, and the Manuform a re-thinking of the thumb cluster. I'm sure...
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    ARCTIC Expands Alpine Cooler Series

    System integrators likely buy these in bulk directly from Arctic, as well as trays of CPUs (with no included heatsinks) from AMD. Arctic is likely just diverting a few extra into retail boxes to maintain some shelf presence.
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    Arctic Announces the Space-Saving P12 Slim PWM PST Fan: 120mm, 15mm-thick

    Comparison of regular P12 vs slim P12, from the respective spec sheets: Product Arctic P12 Arctic P12 Slim (this product) Dimensions (mm) 120x120x25 120x120x15 (-40%) Airflow 56.3 CFM/95.65 m³/h 41.1 CFM/ 71.53 m³/h (-27%) RPM range 200-1800 300-2100 Static pressure...
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    AMD WRX80 Threadripper PRO Platform Breaks From OEM Shackles, ASUS WS WRX80 SAGE Spotted

    So what's the real differentiating factor between Threadripper Pro and Epyc at this point? 8-channel memory and 128 PCIe lanes were the differentiating factor between regular Threadripper (4 ch RAM, 64 PCIe lanes) and Epyc before, if I remember correctly. Why not just get an Epyc workstation...
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    Arctic Announces the Alpine 23 Socket AM4 CPU Cooler

    I'm pretty sure this is a product designed to be sold in bulk to system integrators who buy CPUs by the tray (so no included cooler) Arctic just decided to make up a retail package and price for something they were going to make a bunch of anyways.
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    Gigabyte B550M AORUS Pro

    Couple of typos I noticed, first page says ATX instead of micro-ATX in the specs table, and third page says 6 SATA ports below the picture of 4. The VRM temperatures were for overclocking with no forced airflow. I assume they'd drop a decent amount with either a tower cooler or inside a case...
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    Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 14 High Static Pressure Radiator Fan Now Available in Single Pack and 2-Fan Pack

    I'd almost forgotten about Thermaltake's Engine 27 CPU cooler until it appeared in that last image of this press release.
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    Possible Radeon RX 6700 XT Specs Surface, 12GB the New Mid-Range Memory Size?

    If it's really 40 CU like the 5700 XT was, I'd love to see (in addition to the regular review, of course) benchmarks downclocked to the same clocks as last generation. From the comparison, we could estimate the improvements purely due to architecture from RDNA 1 to 2 (including the rumored...
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    Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini

    This page of the Guru3D review is exactly what you're asking for, I believe.
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    Lian Li Expands PC-O11D Series with New Highly Modular O11D MINI

    Compared to the preview version from early this year, looks like they got rid of the glowing der8auer logo/temperature monitor on the front panel in favor of including brackets for mounting water pumps. That seems like a totally reasonable trade-off to hit the same MSRP as planned ($100).
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    Lian Li Expands PC-O11D Series with New Highly Modular O11D MINI

    You can move un-used expansion slots above the I/O shield, which shifts the motherboard lower in the case if you use a mini-ITX or micro-ATX board.
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    Lian Li Expands PC-O11D Series with New Highly Modular O11D MINI

    I've been waiting for this case since it was announced. It has better CPU tower-cooler compatibility than the regular O11D, and 140mm fan compatibility, all at a lower price. Also the ability to use a 120mm fan for exhaust. Although, to be fair, that cheaper price does end up going into a...
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    RISC-V Comes to PC: SiFive Introduces HiFive Unmatched Development Board

    I believe this is from the era before Intel integrated the northbridge into the CPU, so it's somewhat understandable that the chipset was a power hog. AMD moved the memory controller into the CPU for K8 (~2003) while Intel didn't do so until Nehalem (~2008). That might have accounted for a good...