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Origin unveils Omega high-performance HTPCs

Origin PC, a leading maker of high-performance personal computers for gamers, has announced its new line of its high-end systems. The new Omega home theater PC systems are designed for the living rooms and are projected to wed extreme performance with compact sizes and AV equipment design. Origin Omega personal …

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Seriously tiny ECS LIVA X Mini PC shown off at CES

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has lifted the curtain on the latest member to its LIVA family of mini PCs. The Liva X is a new, super small, 15w consuming mini PC powered by a 22nm Intel Bay Trail-M System on Chip CPU. Just as impressive is the thermal design, which …

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Lian Li announces PC-Q19 brushed aluminium Mini-ITX case

Lian-Li has introduced a new mini-ITX chassis, mainly designed for HTPC use. The PC-Q19 is essentially an updated version of the older PC-Q12 slim case. However, the Q19 brings some notable improvements such as VGA support and room for additional storage. The PC-Q19 has a slim profile of 160mm and …

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Streacom FC5 EVO Fanless HTPC Case Review

Today we are going to take a look at the Streacom FC5 EVO Fanless chassis which is designed for those people who are looking to build a completely silent home theatre PC.  This takes things one step further than most HTPC cases which are designed to be low-noise, as there …

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Lian Li PC-Q30 Mini-ITX Case Review

Today we are going to look at the PC-Q30 which is one of the latest Mini ITX cases from Lian Li.  We have looked at a number of compact cases from Lian Li in the past and have been generally very impressed with what they have to offer.  This particular …

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Silverstone launches brand new ML04 HTPC chassis

Not many things in the world of full-blown, desktop technology products can be said to be 4 inches high. Some tower cases are big enough to house a family – in the case of the Silverstone TJ11. So when we heard that its new case was 10.5cm tall, we had …

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Akasa prepares to ramp up assault on HTPC market

Lamborghini started life as a tractor company, yet – in some ways – managed to eclipse the Ferrari designs that it initially coveted. In a similar way, we’re now seeing some interesting industrial designs making their way across from the commercial sector and into our living rooms. Akasa has designs …

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New Arctic Media Centre costs less than Windows 8

We all know Arctic from their cooling products, but as KitGuru discovered a couple of years back, the company has big plans to expand into new markets – and the launch of its brand new, media centre platform is part of that plan. KitGuru checks out the quality on offer …

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BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Chassis Review

Today we are looking at a case designed for the smallest breed of motherboard, the mini-ITX, which was developed back in 2001. These are slightly smaller than Micro-ATX and their key feature is their low power consumption, making them ideal for Home Entertainment systems. Recently we have seen the rapid …

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Silverstone Grandia GD07 HTPC Case Review

A few months ago we looked at the Grandia GD06 case from Silverstone which impressed us due to solid build quality and competitive pricing. However, it was only capable of accepting Micro-ATX motherboards which was likely to alienate a substantial audience. Today we are going to look at the Silverstone …

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ASRock A75M-ITX Motherboard Review

We have tested a number of motherboards from ASRock in the past which we have been generally very impressive. They cater for users of all levels, producing a range which encompasses both budget friendly, mid-range and high-end enthusiast motherboards. The Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard we looked at a while back …

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A.C. Ryan release the Playon! HD Essential

A.C. Ryan have a new media player out for launch which looks set to cement their standing as the leading force in media players. “Introducing the latest product launch from the multi-award winning Playon! series, the Playon!HD Essential. The Playon!HD Essential allows you to store and enjoy all of your …

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Inwin HTPC and Gaming Chassis look amazing @ Computex

There are thousands of new cases on show here at Computex 2010. Some are so horrific that we can’t bear to show you. Others test the word ‘new’ in a very sad and un-innovative way. However, on the Inwin stand, we found a pair of beauties that any KitGuru would …

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