Joshua Ramirez

Announcements

We’re at CES! (And a quick-but-important forum update)

We’re incredibly excited to be able to share not one, but two exciting updates with our readers of SFF Network, as well as our community at SFF Forum. First: although listeners to our podcast (Low Volume) will have already heard of this news, SFF Network will be on the show floor at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, with our newest writer Drew Duncan scouring the conference for announcements and news...

Announcements

SFF Network Celebrates Our First Birthday!

Hey all, A little over a year ago, a stranger with a funny accent approached James and I… No, wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. Just over 26 fortnights ago, a foreign national emailed us about a unique business opportunity… Bleh, I’m never any good at these fuzzy-feely things. Anyhow, it really was a year ago – give or take – that James and I, as fresh-faced moderators of a little...

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AMD Announces the Radeon RX 480: 5 TFLOPS and 4GB for $199

AMD’s event may have been thin on details for some of their upcoming technologies (as the author gives some longing side-eye to Zen), but there was at least one segment that had some tangible information, and some welcome brashness and boldness to boot: the announcement of the Radeon RX 480, a graphics card set to launch on June 29th that utilizes the first Polaris-based high-performance...

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Intel’s Broadwell-E Lands: Up to 10 Cores, Available Immediately

Although plenty of leaks and rumors have deflated any of the suspense from the announcement, Intel has finally brought their newest generation of enthusiast and professional-grade parts to the market, in the form of Broadwell-E. The particular speeds and feeds of this latest crop of CPU’s has been known for some time now, but what we weren’t completely sure of was pricing and...

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Lian Li Stealth Launches the PE-750: A 750W Platinum SFX-L PSU

Who doesn’t love unexpected surprises? Eagle-eyed member of the forum iFreilicht has turned our attention to a new listing on Newegg for Lian Li’s highly-anticipated PE-750, which currently lays claim to the title of the highest wattage SFX-L power supply available, let alone the highest wattage SFF-oriented PSU more broadly. Most know of Lian Li as a manufacturer of popular (if not...

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Low Volume #8: Render

Navigate to lowvolu.me to listen, or download the podcast here! Today’s hosts: the full cast! James Schell (Aibohphobia), Jay Mattison (Tek Everything), John Morrison (confusis) and Joshua Ramirez (PlayfulPhoenix). 1:01: The winner of the very first SFF Build Challenge is… Joshua’s Hitachi “Deathstar” build! Well played, well played. 5:07: One of our longest podcasts...

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NVIDIA Set to Announce Pascal GTX GPU’s Today

We’ve seen dribs and drabs of NVIDIA’s upcoming Pascal refresh for their consumer graphics cards – from leaks of reference shrouds, to rumored (if not highly questionable) benchmarks. But the most recent slew of data has enough substance to suggest that it’s the real deal, and the timing of the leak just before NVIDIA’s announcement of a livestream event later today...

Feature News

The SFF Build Challenge #1: A Gaming Rig Under $450

During the most recent episode of Low Volume, the crew and I kicked off a brand new segment of the show that will perhaps be the first series of content to be spread out across our podcast, SFF Network, and SFF Forum alike: The SFF Build Challenge! This segment is meant to take place on the last episode of Low Volume for every month, and, best of all, everything from the choice of build to the...

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Low Volume #7: Challenge

Navigate to lowvolu.me to listen, or download the podcast here! Today’s hosts: the full cast! James Schell (Aibohphobia), Jay Mattison (Tek Everything), John Morrison (confusis) and Joshua Ramirez (PlayfulPhoenix). 5:08: Joshua returns from Honduras! 6:10: SFF Network is now on Instagram. Our thanks to forum member jtrias21 (Jon) for curating content from SFF Network and beyond. 8:00: Zotac...