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Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Casing: be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Case Review, Fractal Design Define 7 Nano Review
Computers: ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-1260P and 4X4 BOX-5800U Review: Alder Lake-P and Cezanne UCFF Faceoff, Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Strong performance, so-so battery life, but an incredible experience
Gaming: The RPG Files: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review in Progress
Motherboards: Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme, ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Extreme Motherboard Review
Storage: Plugable Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Hub Review





Cases:

Hardware Asylum: be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Case Review

In this review we looked at the Pure Base 500FX from be quiet!. This is a down market chassis designed for enthusiast builders looking for a cost-effective chassis that fits the “gaming” profile. Cost effective means different things in the computer world and to understand the context you need to look at the company as a whole.



be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX Case Review

TechPowerUp: Fractal Design Define 7 Nano Review

The Fractal Design Define 7 Nano offers the same looks and build quality as its bigger brethren, while keeping the general layout wrapped around the ITX form factor. Even so, Fractal has gone ahead and included several updates not found in the original chassis in the hopes that the Define 7 Nano makes just as big of a splash.



Fractal Design Define 7 Nano Review

Computers:

Anandtech: ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-1260P and 4X4 BOX-5800U Review: Alder Lake-P and Cezanne UCFF Faceoff

The past few years have seen Intel and AMD delivering new processors in a staggered manner. In the sub-45W category, Intels incumbency has allowed it to deliver products for both the notebook and ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) within a few months of each other. On the other hand, AMDs focus has been on the high-margin notebook market, with the chips filtering down to the desktop market a year or so down the road.



ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-1260P and 4X4 BOX-5800U Review: Alder Lake-P and Cezanne UCFF Faceoff

Windows Central: Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Strong performance, so-so battery life, but an incredible experience

Dell's new XPS 13 Plus laptop looks like something from 2025, and Intel's 12th Gen P-Series chip is powerful. Now, if it could just get better battery life.



Dell XPS 13 Plus review: Strong performance, so-so battery life, but an incredible experience

Gaming:

MMORPG.com: The RPG Files: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review in Progress

After spending a mere 12-hours learning what's new and different, here are my initial impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

The RPG Files: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review in Progress | MMORPG.com

Motherboards:

LanOC Reviews: Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme

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Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme - LanOC Reviews

TweakTown: ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Extreme Motherboard Review

The ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Extreme motherboard offers a top-end hardware platform at half the cost of the Glacial. Let's explore.



ASUS ROG Z690 Maximus Extreme Motherboard Review

Storage:

StorageReview: Plugable Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Hub Review

The Plugable Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 hub is a newer addition to Plugable’s line…



Plugable Thunderbolt 4 and USB4 Hub Review