News

Single Slot XFX RX550 and ASL GTX 1050 Ti Previewed

Thanks to forum member CC Ricers for the news tip! The holy grails of SFF video cards, low profile and single slot, has just had a few cards added to the ranks. This is great news, and I realllllly want to have these cards to play with. XFX XFX, an AMD partner, has launched three new products; a dual-slot and full profile Core Edition a single-slot, full profile Core Edition a dual-slot and low...

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SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX launched

AMD has refreshed their GPU lineup with the Radeon RX 500-series, consisting mainly of clockspeed bumps (and attendant power consumption increases unfortunately) but one nice surprise is the appearance of a short RX 570 card in the form of the SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 570 ITX. This is a welcome development for Polaris for SFF builds, since neither the RX 470 or RX 480s were available in a SFF...

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Jonsbo Launches in the USA

Jonsbo cases, love em or hate em *cough* C2 *cough*, offer unique features and designs, and now they appear to be offered in the US market. The launch has been teased on Reddit over the past few weeks, but now the new website is live at www.jonsbousa.com. The site offers the usual product specs, support and contact stuff, but it also includes an exciting feature for USA based folks – an...

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BIOSTAR Again Teases X370GTN and B350GTN Motherboards

By guest contributor Nolan Haynes, “Soul_Est” Nearly a month and half after unveiling the X370GTN, BIOSTAR has now teased the release of not only the X370GTN, but the B350GTN as well via an update to their Facebook page in the form of a cover photo post. This did not go unnoticed by user cadiguno who shared with us a screenshot of the post. X370GTN This board’s specifications...

Articles Feature

SFF shopping in Akihabara

As I’ve mentioned planning a few times in the podcast, I’m currently in Tokyo! And of course I had to visit Akihabara, the electronics capital of Japan to see what kind of retail presence SFF has in this country that’s perpetually short on space. Akihabara (also known as Electric Town) is an area to the west of Akihabara Station in Central Tokyo, just north-east of the Imperial...

Other Reviews Systems

MSI Nightblade MI3 Review

This review crosses out a number of firsts. For starters, this will be the first product review I’ve done for SFFn (as well as my last, somewhat ironically, now that I’ve taken on my new role with Minutiae). It will also be the first pre-built desktop that SFF Network has ever reviewed, given our history up to this point of only ever reviewing components and the like. But when we...

Announcements

Small Form Factor is dead. Long live Large Form Factor!

To the community, It goes without saying that smallformfactor.net has seen a huge amount of success as of late. Traffic on the news site and forum continues to grow steadily, and our community has never been larger or more engaged. We couldn’t be prouder. However, as a result of this, it’s become clear to the whole team that there’s nothing really ‘small’ about us or...

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FSP’s SFX Dagger PSUs Powering Compact Enthusiast PC Builds

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! 80Plus Gold-Rated 500W/600W Power Supplies for SFF Gaming Computers (Taipei, Taiwan – 29...

Guides

Build Your Own Budget NAS – a n00b’s Guide Pt 1

Firstly, a clarification. This is a guide written by a n00b, not a guide for n00bs. I am in no way an expert in networking, storage or servers. With Small Form Factor Network’s foray into video media (Namely YouTube) this year, I have realised the importance of having large amounts of storage. Until now, I have been living my (digital) life on a single 240GB OCZ Trion SSD, with backups made...

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MSI Unveils the B350M Mortar Arctic

As the Ryzen launch rolls on, we are finally starting to see some real options – in other words, non-ATX motherboards! MSI has unveiled their B350M Mortar Arctic board, a unit we previewed around CES in January. This board, in it’s all-white styling, really stood out to us – it’s a very bold statement in a sea of darker units.  Featuring the slightly gimped (versus the...

Editorial

Rant: DVI – Old, or Still Relevant?

This is one of a series of mini-rants by your faithful correspondent, John Morrison. These are part of a series focusing on issues in the SFF niche. All content is entirely opinion of John, not of SmallFormFactor.net, and should not be taken as fact. Rumours of DVI’s death have been greatly exaggerated. While the analogue backwards compatibility portion of the DVI standard has pretty much...

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BIOSTAR Launches M200 M.2 SSD

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors. SmallFormFactor.net is in no way responsible for any part of this promotion, but we thought our readers might be interested! March 17th, 2017, Taipei,Taiwan – BIOSTAR is thrilled to announce its latest addition to...