Drew Duncan

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SilverStone SX650-G and SX500-G finally incoming!

After much anticipation, product pages for the new SilverStone SX650-G and SX500-G SFX power supplies have popped up on the website. We first shared news of these units when they were initially shown off way back in January of 2016. Since then we’ve checked in with SilverStone for status updates on them first at CES 2017, and again just a few months ago at Computex. So you can imagine how...

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ASRock Gaming-ITX motherboards available on Newegg

In an unexpected surprise, the ASRock Gaming-ITX motherboards are now available on Newegg. The ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac is available here for $114.99. The ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming X370 Gaming-ITX/ac is available here for $159.99. We covered these two motherboards during Computex last month so if you missed it, you can check out our coverage here. Feel free to join the discussion on the ASRock...

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI available on Newegg

The GIGABYTE GA-AB350N WIFI is now available on Newegg here for $114.99. We covered this particular ITX motherboard during Computex back in June so if you would like to learn more, you can check out our previous article here. For those of you still waiting on ASRock’s AM4 ITX motherboards, you can follow along on the forums here– it should be available towards the middle of this month...

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GIGABYTE introduces GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI AM4 ITX motherboard

Ryzen small form factor fans rejoice, GIGABYTE introduced the GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX AM4 motherboard at Computex! Joining the shortlist that includes the BIOSTAR X370GTN and the upcoming ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac (as well as an AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac variant), the GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI looks to offer premium features likely slotted between the competition in price. Outside of it being one...

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XIGMATEK enters the SFX PSU game

We had the opportunity to visit the XIGMATEK suite and, like so many other companies at Computex this year, they had new SFX-L units. This new SFX 120F series includes two models, the SFX 120F-500W and SFX 120F-600W. They both feature 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, fully modular ribbon cables, slim 120mm fan, single 12V rail, and will come with a SFX to ATX bracket. The modular connectors are slightly...

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EVGA showcases X299 mATX motherboard

Here are the specifications taken directly from EVGA’s official announcement. While the size of this X299 mATX motherboard isn’t quite as impressive as ASRock’s X299 mITX motherboard we shared here, it’s perfect for those compact but super high-end SLI/Crossfire builds. Key Features Form Factor – mATX RGB Fan Header Support Audio – High Definition 8 Channel Audio + Optical...

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Red flags are waving as Intel reveals their Core-X prices

Look out everyone, red flags are waving as Intel reveals their Core-X prices. Hot off the press, direct from Videocardz.com, we now know what the world looks like when AMD provides healthy competition in the market. For the price of Intel’s last-gen 3.7GHz 8-core processor (i7-6900k), you will soon be able to scoop up Intel’s latest 4.5GHz 10-core processor. Impressive! …or is...

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ASUS ROG STRIX H270I motherboard coming soon

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand is back with the all new ROG STRIX H270I. Similar to their current Z270 ITX offering (STRIX Z270I), this board offers many of the same features, save for its advanced overclocking capabilities. Interesting to note here is that ASUS has chosen to drop the mixed USB 2.0/3.0 ports from the Z270 model in favor of all USB 3.0 ports (6 at back panel, 2 at mid-board...

Graphics Reviews

An In Depth Review of the ZOTAC 1080 Mini

We would like to thank ZOTAC for providing us with a review sample of their ZOTAC 1080 Mini. Without their generosity, this graphics card review would not be possible. Originally announced back in December of 2016, showcased at CES, and then released in January, the ZOTAC 1080 Mini is the veritable King of graphics cards among SFF enthusiasts. At present, there doesn’t exist a single more...

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Biostar unveils the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard

Based on AMD’s new AM4 platform, Biostar has officially unveiled the Racing X370-GTN ITX motherboard. This marks the first showing of an ITX board for the new AM4 chipset and we’re thrilled to see it support the x370 chipset over the inferior x300 ITX chipset. The specifications were originally shared with us by community member MarcParis in the INCOMING AM4 MINI ITX!! thread, but...