John Morrison

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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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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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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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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...

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Deepcool’s CES Display

Another cool (…hehe!) company to grace CES’s floor this year is Deepcool. Showing off some RGB (of course), some frameless fans and some watercooling, much was to be had at their booth. X marks the spot. Aluminium framed RGB fans! A closer look. An interesting design that we’d love to have a closer look at. A close up – vibration dampening corner mounts. A very unique...

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MSI Nightblade and Trident – CES 2017

MSI only had a couple of SFF products on display at CES, but what they did have, was very interesting. Bringing along their Nightblade MI3 and Trident3 systems to show everyone. Both systems are based on Kaby Lake i7 processors, and are both targeted at VR gaming. The Nightblade MI3 spec list. RGB goodness here, as well as a front HDMI port for VR readyness. The Nightblade MI3 in the flesh. On...