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Day 3 at CES 2018 – A Roundup

Once again, our team of Drew and Tim (3lfk1ng and ||| respectively on the forum) knocked it out of the park and spread the word of SFF to the tech world at CES. Here’s a roundup of the “extras” from today’s adventures.   The beautiful Open Bench Table Mini was present, and yes, I want one. Bad! Suitably sized, of course. This one seems.. familiar! The only AM4 Mini...

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ASRock at CES 2018

With anticipation, our team headed to the ASRock suite first thing today, hoping for yet more SFF awesomeness from one of the companies who have proven their SFF mettle numerous times recently. First up, ASRock is working with MXM partners to increase the availability and decrease the cost of MXM GPUs for the Micro-STX platform. Here, a desktop grade GTX1060 is available in the form factor. The...

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ASUS Mini PCs at CES 2018

ASUS was another brand present at CES 2018 – let’s have a look. First up – an innovative product for mounting your multiple monitor setup. The system supports screens up to a bezel thickness of 10mm and at this time is planned to support 19-30″ screens. The slightly opaque nature of the device is somewhat visible, however. The world’s first 144Hz laptop display on...

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Digital Storm’s Spark – A Closer Look

Earlier this week, the first enthusiast grade Micro-STX prebuilt system was revealed, with a couple of teaser images and not much else to go off to sate our SFF appetites. With our team at CES 2018, we decided we needed a closer look! It must be noted, that this is the initial prototype, produced in acrylic. A metal version is in the works, with minor redesigning taking place, but the overall...

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Zotac at CES 2018

After perusing the Silverstone booth, our team at CES 2018 made their way to the booth of another one of the core SFF proponents in the industry – Zotac. Long time Mini PC manufacturer, Zotac is one of those companies we like to keep an eye on.   Calipers handy, let’s go! The AMP Box Mini is an eGPU enclosure for “ITX” sized graphics cards as well as a PCIe SSD. More...

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Silverstone at CES 2018

On day two of CES 2018, our team hit the Silverstone booth to check out the innovative company’s projects and new products!   Firstly, the news; Silverstone’s 700/800 watt SFX units are getting a revision that will use their new FDB fans. They are still focused on making ATX/mATX cases that use ATX PSU’s ( Editor: boo)   First up – something ATX, but useful for...

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Day 1 of CES 2018 – A Roundup

We haven’t yet set foot on the show floor, but already the SFF related news is flying thick and fast! Below is a roundup of interesting coverage from Day 1 at CES 2018. Our team arrives at the show tomorrow (Las Vegas time), calipers in hand, so look forward to more in depth coverage! Digital Storm’s Project Spark (SFFn), a Micro-STX based prebuilt is launched, showing us that the...

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Digital Storm Unveils Project Spark – a Micro-STX, Watercooled, Prebuilt

Press Release: When marked as such, the content is published verbatim, and thus does not necessarily reflect the views of SmallFormFactor Network or Minutiae Media. Digital Storm is proud to announce Project SPARK, our smallest enthusiast-class PC to date. With a custom hardline liquid cooling system, SPARK effortlessly delivers an unparalleled level of performance featuring up to NVIDIA GTX 1080...

Power Supplies Reviews

SilverStone SX650-G and SX500-G Reviewed

We would like to thank SilverStone for providing us with review samples of their SX650-G and SX500-G units. Without their generosity, this power supply review would not be possible. The world of SFX power supplies has come along leaps and bounds in the past few years, leading to more and more powerful small form factor builds gracing our community. One of the leading manufacturers in the field...

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ASRock Reveals M-ATX Threadripper Motherboard, X299 M-ATX, and Z370 DeskMini GTX!

Press release: When an article is marked as such, the content is unedited and thus does not necessarily reflect the views of SmallFormFactor.net, Minutiae Media, or staff. ASRock to Debut Latest Motherboards and Small Form Factor Solutions at CES 2018 TAIPEI, Taiwan, January 4th, 2018 – The global leading motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is all set to reveal the latest PC products at the...

Announcements

Happy Merry Holidaymas and 2018 Here We Come!

First of all, thank-you to all of our fantastic readers and community members for following our escapades and reading our ramblings throughout this year, we couldn’t have done this without you. It has been a challenging year, with changes in staffing, changes in stress levels and overall, changes in the SFF landscape. New projects were launched, some succeeded, some failed, but overall, SFF...

Systems

ASRock’s DeskMini GTX1080 Reviewed – Epic Performance Density

Written by Craig Babiuk with assistance from John Morrison When I first laid eyes on ASRock’s Micro STX platform nearly a year ago, I like many others was absolutely gobsmacked at the amount of hardware that they had managed to fit into such a tiny package. Measuring a mere 188mm by 147mm, the primary innovation of this form factor was taking advantage of the ultra-compact MXM graphics cards that...