Power Supplies Reviews

Enermax Revolution SFX 550W review

The SFX power supply market must be growing, because it seems like every few months now there are companies announcing new PSUs aimed at SFF enthusiasts. It was late last year that Enermax announced their Revolution SFX series, and today we’re now looking at the Revolution SFX 550W. While Enermax is no stranger to power supplies – and has even sold SFX units in the past – this...

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Another Compact GPU Launched – XFX’s RX460 Slim

Wow, this year seems to be the year of small graphics cards. Not only have we seen multiple nVidia ‘ITX’ spec cards or low profile cards, we are also seeing numerous models from the AMD camp. Along these lines, we have now seen that XFX has launched a new card, an AMD RX460 Slim. This single slot, 170mm long (claimed) card, features all the usual tech expected from this GPU core...

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Spotted: Zotac GTX 1050 Mini and GTX 1050 TI Mini

Keeping a low profile is important for keeping the people watching me from seeing everything… No wait, we’re talking about low profile graphics here. Sent in through our tipline, one of our observant readers has spotted that Zotac is readying two new LP ‘Mini’ cards – a GTX 1050 and a GTX 1050 TI. Both cards are bus powered, are rated at 75w, and feature the same...

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AMD Ryzen announced, detailed and available for pre-order TODAY !

Ever since AMD first announced the work that would later be branded as Ryzen, the company has been strategically and masterfully orchestrating a narrative of dramatic change and disruption to the staid status quo of consumer and enthusiast-grade processors.  Today, however, AMD has built up this performance into a crescendo, by revealing their top-performing Ryzen AM4 CPUs today – and by...

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PSA: Only five days left for the SFF Forum Swag Sale!

It was over a week ago that we kicked off a Teespring campaign for various SFF Forum swag, but with just five days left, time is running out to get your hands on our first-ever branded gear – emblazoned with our shiny new logo, no less! Though time may be limited to put in an order, the good news is that our campaign easily reached our MOQ (minimum order quantity), meaning that all orders...

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A Wild Gigabyte GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Appears

James (Aibophobia) noted not a moment ago that Gigabyte had released the page for the GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 motherboard. This is a much awaited Z270 board, with a plethora of features and a ‘Phoenix‘ like aesthetic (which I love, personally!). The manufacturer lists the following features; Supports 7th/ 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Dual Channel Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 2 DIMMs...

Cooling Reviews

Segotep RexGB fans 1200 – A Quick Review

Firstly, a disclaimer. While it may seem like this review comes about a bit too soon after my ‘RGB can be ok’ rant, this review item was not a sample provided by the manufacturer, and thus the rant was not just me redacting my opinions so that I could get a freebie. I legitimately purchased this product for my own use, and have chosen to review it. I just wanted to play with shiny...

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MSI announces the AERO ITX GTX 10-Series cards

Today MSI announced a slew of graphics hardware – a selection of cards comprising their AERO ITX line of Nvidia GPUs. GeForce GTX 1050 2G OC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC GeForce GTX 1060 3G GeForce GTX 1060 3G OC GeForce GTX 1060 6G GeForce GTX 1060 6G OC  GeForce GTX 1070 8G GeForce GTX 1070 8G OC The power requirements for each tier include the following: The 1050 models require no...

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Introducing the MSI Radeon RX 460 2GT LP

MSI has added the new MSI Radeon RX 460 2GT LP to their website. Big thanks to community member robbee for the discovery! This card joins the low profile ranks of the Galax 1050 LP, Zotac 1050/ti, and MSI’s own 1050 LP that we have previously showcased. However, unlike those cards, this GPU uses a single slot at the back with a dual slot cooler which should open up a few doors to some users...

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The DC-DC Solution, An Introduction

As part of a multi-part series, I will be discussing the brave new(ish) world of DC-DC power supplies, their advantages, disadvantages and the technology that powers the smallest of our systems. In the first article, I explain what DC-DC is, why it is a useful product, and run down a few of the more popular brands on the market. What? Using a ‘DC-DC PSU’ as your sole power supply just...

Announcements

Win “small” with the Enermax SteelWing!

Enermax USA is incredibly supportive of Smallformfactor.net and as way to say thank you, they would like us to reward one lucky member of the community with the Enermax SteelWing that we reviewed right here! Their only request is that you “Like” Enermax USA on Facebook. To this end, we’d like to announce a quick giveaway! To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is reply in...

Editorial

LowVolu.me Episode 23 – Get Social With Us

Instagram,  AM4 Brackets for all! Free mounts are available from: Phanteks, Enermax, BeQuiet, Cryorig, Corsair, Noctua, DeepCool, Alphacool, SilentiumPC, Thermalright, Cooler Master Zotac GTX1080 in stock: Intel Xeon Gold: Eurocom 780w: Favourite Forum Fread: NCase Project Sidearm:  Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum.