News

SilverStone launches a $35 Mini-STX case: the VT01

AnandTech has the details on this new Mini-STX chassis from SilverStone, the VT01 (not VT101). As befitting the price it’s a simple enclosure made of 0.8mm steel (available in either black or silver) and it features VESA mounts, 1x 2.5″ mount, cutouts for wireless antennas, and not much else. It does not come with an AC adapter. Dimensions are 65mm x 155mm x 152mm (1.53L) and the...

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Thermaltake releases a 24L ATX case with SFX mount

Thermaltake certainly surprised me with doing something that makes sense for some of us but is completely bonkers for 99% of the PC enthusiasts: an ATX case with only room for a single double-slot GPU, that’s relatively slim too. While the one GPU limitation is too much for enthusiast builds (arguably), it does allow one to deck out a full-option X99 board with all the cores and RAM money...

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PCIe 4.0: 300W of slot power (or not) and double the bandwidth!

August 25 Update: Tom’s Hardware was told incorrectly and they’ve updated their article. The maximum slot power will continue to be 75W as it is currently with PCIe 3.0 but the total allowed power could maybe increase. The extra wattage will still come from PCIe power connectors on the card like it is today. Tom’s Hardware had the opportunity to chat with Richard Solomon, VP of...

Guides

Convert Your NH-U12S or NH-U14S to Rotate 90 Degrees

In my review of the NH-U12S, I made mention of the weirdness surround Noctua’s decision to change the mounting system on the U12S and U14S coolers. It seemed odd to me to design an entirely new mounting system to rotate the cooler 90 degrees, but not make it compatible with other products  in Noctua’s lineup. So, in the interests of finding something out, I took a screw driver to two...

Cooling

Noctua’s NH-U14S – Not As Large as the NH-D15

While we are a community formed around the idea of small, space-efficient designs, once again, a bigger cooler may be the best option for your build, be it for performance or to ensure low noise levels. While the NH-U14S is smaller than the recently reviewed NH-D15S, it should still offer great performance, enabling satisfaction of the above requirements. The Noctua NH-U14S can be used in single...

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Cooler Master’s SFF Water Cooler: The MasterLiquid Maker 92

Tom’s Hardware has the scoop on Cooler Master’s take on a SFF AIO water cooler, the MasterLiquid Maker 92. It made a brief appearance at Computex earlier this year, but no details were available until now. Essentially it is a 92mm AIO, except instead of mounting the radiator to the chassis as in a typical water cooler, the rad and fans are stuck to the top of the block via a...

Reviews Systems

Logic Supply CL100 System Review

Logic Supply is known for making high-quality industrial products. Lately, however, they’ve released some cases and systems that fit into the consumer space as well. The most recent example of this: the CL100, their latest NUC-style aluminum and steel fanless PC. The ruggedized mini system aims to work either as an HTPC, or industrial workstation computer. All in a neat and tidy...

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BIOSTAR Announces the RACING B150GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard

BIOSTAR announced yesterday their new RACING B150GTN Mini-ITX motherboard. As far as I can tell, it’s a variant of the H170GTN board that was shown at Computex earlier this year. The only differences I see at a glance is of course the Intel B150 chipset instead of H170, there is no slot for a wireless card on the B150GTN, and a more sensible U.2 port. Full specs are available at the product...

Announcements

SFF Network Celebrates Our First Birthday!

Hey all, A little over a year ago, a stranger with a funny accent approached James and I… No, wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. Just over 26 fortnights ago, a foreign national emailed us about a unique business opportunity… Bleh, I’m never any good at these fuzzy-feely things. Anyhow, it really was a year ago – give or take – that James and I, as fresh-faced moderators of...

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AMD Radeon RX 460 series review roundup

The RX 470 launched last Thursday and yesterday saw the launch of the next step down in AMD’s Polaris lineup, the Radeon RX 460. Here’s a selection of reviews of the RX 460: XFX Double Dissipation 4GB PCWorld LegitReviews SAPPHIRE NITRO OC 4GB TechSpot HEXUS GamersNexus eTeknix Digital Trends GIGABYTE WINDFORCE OC 2GB bit-tech ASUS ROG Strix 4GB Tom’s...

Cooling

Noctua NH-U12S, Mid Range Masterpiece

So, after looking at one of Noctua’s largest coolers, it was time to look at something (slightly) smaller from their product range.. The Noctua NH-U12S HEATSINK SPECIFICATION Dimension (with fan) L45 mm x W125 mm x H158 mm Weight (with fan) 755 g Weight (without fan) 580 g Heat pipes Copper heat pipe (x5) Fin Material Aluminium x 50 fins Mounting plate Copper nickel...

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AMD Radeon RX 470 series review roundup

The next card in AMD’s Polaris lineup launched today, the Radeon RX 470! Though as of the time of writing though only the XFX is showing in stock at Newegg. Here’s a selection of reviews I found for the launch models. ASUS ROG Strix 4GB: HEXUS HotHardware TechPowerUp TechSpot Tom’s Hardware MSI Gaming X 4GB: Hardware Canucks MSI Gaming X 8GB: Guru3D PowerColor Red Devil...