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!nverse launches on IndieGoGo

Project !nverse: The Most Versatile Small Computer Case, one of our most active design projects on the forum, has launched on IndieGoGo. Starting at US$149 plus shipping ($129 for an early bird!), the case offers great value for money and would suit many configurations. From the creator Ray Yu (Forum Member esplin2966): “My venture into the world of custom-designed cases began when I...

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Silverstone Launches Second Generation Noise Absorption Foam

I recently reviewed Silverstone’s SF01 Noise Absorption foam, and was pleased with the results for the price paid. Now, Silverstone is launching a second product in the line, the SF02. This new foam is thicker, at 10mm, and is formed in a sound-wave refracting and absorbing wave pattern. Silverstone claims that the foam has excellent adhesion in high temperatures, and if the SF01 foam is...

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Galax GTX 1050 Ti OC LP and GTX 1070 OC Mini pictured

Thanks to a tip from forum member RobonHood, we’ve learned that GALAX has quietly announced their own low-profile GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 video cards, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC LP and GALAX GeForce GTX 1050 OC LP respectively. And while investigating the low-profile cards, I also found that GALAX now has a short GTX 1070 Mini! GALAX GTX 1050 Ti/GTX 1050 OC LP Amazingly, this is the...

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The fun goes on! Win with SFF Network’s post-CES giveaway

Well, CES 2017 may be officially over, but we loved it so much we’d like the festivities to continue. To this end, we’d like to announce a quick giveaway! Up for grabs are two Reeven CPU coolers that have graced our testbench – the Reeven Steropes and the Reeven Vanxie. All you need to do to enter is to post in this forum thread with a quick comment as to what your favourite...

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SilverStone SX800-LTI now available on Newegg

Like it says on the tin, the SilverStone is now in stock at Newegg! Link here. You can read my review for the details but in short, the SX800-LTI is a Titanium-rated (!), fully-modular, semi-fanless, 800W (!!), SFX-L power supply from SilverStone. I think it’s a great unit, with my main complaints being the fan starts a bit earlier and at a higher RPM than I’d like, and the fairly...

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Dr Zaber Sentry’s Indiegogo campaign launches!

I think that 2017 will be the year of the indie SFF case. Starting us off is the Dr Zaber Sentry, a console-sized case that can pack serious hardware, and is built like a tank. The crowdfunding campaign for the first production run is now live on Indiegogo here. The campaign has a goal of 100 units and a max limit of 1000 units for the first main production run (to keep logistics manageable in...

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Gigabyte Sneaks their GTX1050 and 1050TI Cards on to their Website

Thanks to our news tip line (here), we have been advised that Gigabyte has sneakily launched their low profile GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti lines. They both appear to be using the same cooler and rear IO as the venerable GTX 750 Ti (that I myself run). Graphics Processing GeForce® GTX 1050 Core Clock Boost: 1506 MHz/ Base: 1392 MHz in OC Mode Boost: 1468 MHz/ Base: 1366 MHz in Gaming Mode Memory...

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ASUS at CES

ASUS had quite a few SFF related products in their booth on the show floor and our reporter Drew was sure to snap pics of them all. Plus, stayed tuned for the special CES episode of the Low Volume podcast, where Drew will be talking about his multi-hour chat with Raja Gill, the Technical PR Manager for ASUS USA and former AnandTech Senior Motherboard Editor! We covered the ASUS 200-series...

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The Stragglers – Coolermaster, Thermaltake and Lian Li

With only one man on the ground this year at CES, we could only cover so much. At the end of the final day of CES, we could only grab quick overviews of a few of the companies we had missed. Let’s go! Cooler Master Continuing Cooler Master’s closed loop cooling, they were keen to show off their Lite 120 and (Regular) 120/140 range. RGB! Yeah. They do look like TRON-like hovercraft...

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A Byte of Gigabyte at CES

Yep, pun intended. Nope, I’m not sorry. Nearing the end of the final day of CES 2017, Drew Duncan, our reporter on the ground at the show, grabbed these snapshots of the Gigabyte booth. RGB LEDs! Also, armoured PCIe and RAM slots. I’m waiting for a full armoured board… I am liking the trend towards IO covers, the stacks of ports can be a little ugly in custom builds...

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Corsair’s Bulldog Gets a Revamp

We weren’t the biggest fans of the original Corsair Bulldog. The cooler was… loud. Corsair seems to have taken some of the feedback to heart, and a revamp of the Bulldog case and platform has been performed. Gone is the blower fan, replaced with a standard closed loop cooler. The included board appears to be made by MSI, and features a red colour theme. It appears to be a solidly...

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FINSix Charging Away at CES

FINSix, makers of insanely compact laptop chargers, made an appearance at CES. There were mentions of new products in the pipeline, but not much more than that! Their current main product, the Dart, is 65w, runs at 94.5% max efficiency and is available for US$99 at Amazon, Staples, in-motion, brookstone, electronic express, frys, micro center, b&h, finsix, and Bestbuy.com. There is also a...