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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 what we do – and, if anything, we’re set to get bigger and bigger in the future. Small is lame. Small is sad. Big is the future! Because of this, we’re really excited to announce …
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PSA: Only five days left for the SFF Forum Swag Sale!

It was over a week ago that we kicked off a Teespring campaign for various SFF Forum swag, but with just five days left, time is running out to get your hands on our first-ever branded gear – emblazoned with our shiny new logo, no less! Though time may be limited to put in an order, the good news is that our campaign easily reached our MOQ (minimum order quantity), meaning that all orders are guaranteed to be made and shipped. In fact, we’ve already had reports of some folks getting shipping notifications for their orders, with shirts and hoodies …
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Shirts, Logos, Domains, Referrals… and what’s been hiding in the minutiae, until now

Today is a pretty big day for us – for James (@Aibohphobia), John (@confusis) and I, for SFF Network and SFF Forum… This moment has been one that I personally have been looking forward to for a good while. So let’s get to it. 1. You asked, and we delivered… SFF Forum swag is now available for a limited time! It’s been requested before, it’s been suggested in our last request for comment, and it’s now live: we’ve just launched a two-week campaign on Teespring where anyone and everyone can purchase stickers, coffee mugs, t-shirts, and hoodies. We’ve gone with reasonable, no-nonsense pricing for …
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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 that’s specifically pertinent to SFF. With press credentials and camera in hand, this is a fantastic development and opportunity for us, as we’ve previously only been able to rely on second-hand reports …
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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 place called SFF Forum, were first approached by John with the idea of building a companion news site dedicated to SFF. John had shared our frustration over the fact that …
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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 GPU. Throughout AMD’s Computex presentation, the various speakers seemed to endlessly repeat the value proposition AMD’s various CPU and GPU technologies meant to the lower price segments of the graphics and portable industries – segments, they’d mention, that are …
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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 availability. With Intel’s announcement, however, we can finally nail down all the details: Broadwell-E will have an entry price of $434 in the Core i7 6800K, which is a hexa-core part that comes with 3.4/3.6GHz base/boost clocks, 15MB …
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The SFX PSU’s keep on coming: FSP set to launch 500W and 600W ‘Dagger’ line

And YOU get a power supply! And YOU get a power supply!.. Everyone gets a power supply! As if the highly anticipated Platinum-rated units from Lian Li and SilverStone weren’t enough, word on the street (where ‘the street’ is TechPowerUp) is that FSP’s looking to join the PSU fray with a pair of SFX units they’ve… interestingly enough… elected to call the “Dagger” line. (Hey, since when does size matter, right?) Ostensibly, these gaming-targeted PSUs are meant to provide a testosterone-pumping 500W or 600W of pure, raw electricity, to rigs replete with high end CPUs and enthusiast-grade graphics. Indeed, practically …