Biostar has launched its latest AMD B550-based board, the B550M-Silver. Aimed at gamers looking to use AMD's latest Ryzen 5000 processors, it brings a host of premium features to the micro-ATX form factor with USB 3.2 G2 connectivity, a Realtek 2.5 Gb Ethernet controller, Wi-Fi 6, and PCIe 4.0 support. Over the last couple of years, premium AMD micro-ATX boards have been few and far between, with the majority of vendors opting to release their micro-ATX models on the more budget-friendly chipsets such as AMD's A520. The micro-ATX form factor typically offers a convenient compromise, with more expansion slot support than the smaller mini-ITX form factor, but without the overall footprint of ATX. Based on the AMD B550 chipset, the Biostar B550M-Silver offers out...
ASUS Maximus V Gene vs. Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 Review
Competition between gaming mATX boards doesn’t get any tougher than this. In the red corner, weighing in at $200 and from the Republic of Gamers’ range, we have...32 by Ian Cutress on 5/13/2013
Corsair Obsidian 350D Case Review
Corsair's Obsidian 350D is the company's first micro-ATX case, and it's a heck of an entrance.66 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/25/2013
Fractal Design Define Mini Case Review
Good micro-ATX enclosures have actually been frighteningly rare of late; manufacturers seem to be going big or going home, and only letting either beefy XL-ATX cases or diminutive mini-ITX...57 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/22/2013
Rosewill Line-M Case Review: Wherefore Art Thou Micro-ATX?
Vendors are always very quick to send us their biggest, best, and brightest. Rosewill's own top-selling Blackhawk Ultra has been with us for a little while, but while we...47 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/26/2013
SilverStone Sugo SG09 Case Review: Someone at SilverStone Loves Tetris
You've seen it here: small cases are getting big. Mini-ITX boards are becoming both more common and less expensive, and there's been a bit of a renaissance for small...45 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/20/2012
Thermaltake Armor A30 Case Review: Opening the Puzzle Box
It's pretty clear on our side of the fence that smaller enclosures and leaner builds are increasingly becoming the way to go for most users these days, with even...26 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/24/2012
Fractal Design Core 1000: How Little is Too Little
Extreme budget enclosures are interesting creatures. While the best balancing acts usually show up around the $100 price point, and going north of $150 will generally get you the...53 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/13/2012
SilverStone Precision PS07: Temjin For Less?
We were big fans of SilverStone's Temjin TJ08-E when we reviewed it back in August. Who wouldn't be? Even SilverStone was surprised at just how effective the little enclosure...27 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/3/2012
Lian Li's PC-V353: Lighter Than Air
We've been wanting to get Lian Li enclosures in house for review for a while now, and we're pleased to report we finally have a contender on hand (with...57 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/28/2011
SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: Fat Case in a Little Coat
While vendors have been all too happy to send us larger enclosures (and we've been all too happy to receive them), our coverage of Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX cases has...47 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/4/2011
iBUYPOWER LAN Warrior II: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 590 in a Small Shell
The last time we checked in with iBUYPOWER we reviewed the behemoth that is the iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC, a massive hunk of machine that was generally a solid value...27 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/29/2011