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CES 2019: EVGA

Next up, EVGA. Well known for their graphics cards, let’s see if they have anything SFF on show. With the recent release of the RTX 2060 series, EVGA had a couple of models – the XC and SC – ready for perusal. One thing to note –  both these cards use a, what possibly could be controversial, 2.5 slot design.   Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum.

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CES 2019: Digital Storm

First visit of the day, and what a product! Digital Storm had on display their Micro-STX based Project Spark – now slated for release in Q1 this year! Now featuring a i7-9900K processor and MXM 2080 GPU, it’s a mini powerhouse. Note: the final revision will include a monoblock covering both CPU and GPU – eschewing the notoriously loud MXM cooler. Also of note, the power brick...

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CES 2019: Odds’n’Ends

A quick selection of miscellaneous stuff from around the show!   A quick pop in to In-Win’s display, with a selection of SFF cases and power supplies on display. Do want. That is all. Quantum computing. Dark magic! A close up of the AMD Radeon VII die. HBM!     Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum.

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CES 2019: Corsair

Corsair, proprietors of peripherals, memory, cooling and even complete systems put on a display for interested press, and interested we were. Let’s dive in and see what they had on display. A better look at the low profile Cherry MX keyswitches that Corsair uses in some of their products. This is the same form factor as CoolerMaster will be using in their new keyboard. This particular...

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CES 2019: AMD

The SFFn crew (Tim and Joshua and myself) just had to make it to the AMD keynote – here’s what we saw! The Radeon VII is a triple fan card, so not the smallest. However, for the water enthusiasts amongst us, the card has all the IO in a single slot – no more DVI here!   Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum.

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CES 2019: ASRock

I was looking forward to this one. ASRock has been a strong supporter of the SFF world for some time, let’s see what they have on show at CES 2019! AMD DeskMini and M-STX. Sorry, no ETA yet. (Soon please, ASRock!)   One new motherboard of interest – an Intel B365 (yes, B365) chipset M-ITX board.   Thanks to ASRock for inviting us to their suite at CES 2019!   Thoughts...

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CES 2019: CoolerMaster

CoolerMaster was on our rounds of the CES convention today, showcasing many a new keyboard and some news! They now have an in-house PSU development team. They want to be able to compete with EVGA and Corsair in PSU sales. They showcased the design and it looked very clean and professional, something that others will have to strive for provided they use premium components. Again, they were very...

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CES 2019: SilverStone

Time to visit SilverStone, long time proponent of the SFF ecosystem. Let’s see what they had on show!     Big thanks to SilverStone for inviting us to visit their suite!   Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum.

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CES 2019: Zotac

First up at CES 2019, we visited Zotac! Well known for their Mini series of cards, as well as some impressively powerful SFF systems, let’s see what they had on display this year. Most of the products shown below will be available Q1 2019. The Magnus range has been updated with the new 2000 series NVIDIA GPUs. This beasty in particular holds within a RTX 2070 8GB GPU. Nice.   The...

Graphics Reviews

ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 Mini Review

We would like to thank ZOTAC for providing us with a review sample of their ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 Mini. Without their generosity, this graphics card review would not be possible. Fresh off the heels of our NVIDIA 2080 Ti review, ZOTAC has provided us with their ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2070 Mini. This GPU is perfect for those who don’t need as much horsepower, are using something...

Motherboards Reviews

ASRock’s Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac – A New Direction

For some time, ASRock has been using the Fatal1ty branding on their high end products – a tie back to the days of old, where Quake was king, and bright, flashy branding was cool. However, Fatal1ty has given way to ASRock’s “Phantom Gaming” brand, with a much more subtle aesthetic. All black? Yes please! Beefy heatsinks? Yessir! First sighted on ASRock’s limited...

Cases Reviews

Streacom’s DA2 – Versatility

It’s no secret that the majority of go-to cases found within our community are from the Indie scene, designed by fans and enthusiasts. Whilst Streacom may not be officially part of this Indie grouping, they are indeed a small bunch of enthusiasts determined to do something different in amongst the mainstream “SFF” offerings. Mentioning SFF by name in their mission statement, it...