PC Format April 14 - Issue 290

Build your perfect mini PC, AMD Mantle on test, Nvidia Maxwell in the labs, stream to Twitch TV, FM2+ motherboard group test, Master Event Viewer and more

PC Format April 14 - Issue 290

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In PC Format April Issue 290
 
This issue we guide you through the process of picking the right components for your perfect mini PC and then show you to actually build it. Whether you’re looking for a small gaming system, a micro media machine or a tiny workhorse, we’re here to help. If you’re looking to build a machine that’s a bit bigger, then worry not, as this issue we have a group test of the latest FM2+ motherboards, which support AMD’s new Kaveri processors. 
 
In our review section we take a look at Nvidia’s latest graphics technology, codenamed Maxwell, and discover a bold new direction for GPUs. We have a selection of the latest screens in the labs, along with PNY’s overclocked 780 Ti XLR8 and a pair of high-end coolers. We take a closer look at the affect that Mantle has on modern gaming machines too, and show you how to benchmark Battlefield 4 while we’re at it. 
 
This issue we show you how to start streaming your favourite games on Twitch TV, with room for a logo and your webcam feed. We show you how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a fully featured media centre, fix a variety of PC problems easily and use Paint.net to improve your photos. Plus lots more.