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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 occasionally curious) aluminum enclosures, so the company’s entry into the power supply market is a notable departure from their traditional offerings. SFF Network actually covered the unexpected announcement of the unit (alongside a 550W Gold-rated SFX-L PSU) in early April, and the development took the industry …
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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 yet, and almost all of it went into discussing the maelstrom of speculation, events, and developments surrounding NVIDIA’s hotly-anticipated release of the GTX 1070 and 1080, the first Pascal GPUs to arrive on the consumer market. Joshua wrote on the deluge of rumors and leaked info just before NVIDIA’s Pascal …
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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 all but confirms that we’re about to see the next generation of consumer flagships. Eagle-eyed folks at videocardz.com caught some benchmarks published without identifiers indicating their GPU of origin (though driver names did spill the beans), and from that they’ve been able …
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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 winner of each segment is determined wholly by the community! Here’s how it works: Starting two weeks before the last Low Volume episode of …
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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 launches a PCI x1 GeForce 710 graphics card. Incredibly dated technology, but a solid and inexpensive card to drop into a system in order to support multiple monitors. (Unless you’ve got some really graphics-intensive spreadsheets). 13:45: MSI announces the Aegis SFF gaming PC. Some interesting features, …
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Low Volume #6: Passive

Navigate to lowvolu.me to listen, or download the podcast here! Today’s hosts: John “confusis” Morrison, James “Aibohphobia” Schell, and Jay “Tek Everything” Mattison. A reminder: Supporters that subscribe to SFF Forum can listen to live shows, interact with us, and join in on “The Aftershow” where we answer questions and discuss topics that don’t make the cut for the podcast! Shows are recorded every other Saturday on the weeks before we upload. 1:06 – The Intel Skull Canyon NUC launches, a powerful update to the NUC line. The new Skull Canyon NUC comes with an i7-6770HQ, dual M.2 slots, Iris Pro 580 graphics, and support for an …
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Low Volume #5: Focus

Navigate to lowvolu.me to listen, download the podcast here, or watch on YouTube! Today’s hosts: Joshua Ramirez, James Schell, and John Morrison. Thanks to James Mattison, this and future episodes of Low Volume will have an accompanying video that illustrates what we discuss! Furthermore, listeners (and now viewers!) can expect podcasts to land every other Wednesday, on lowvolu.me, iTunes, and YouTube. A reminder: Supporters that subscribe to SFF Forum can listen to live shows, interact with us, and join in on “The Aftershow” where we answer questions and discuss topics that don’t make the cut for the podcast! Shows are recorded every …
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Low Volume #4: LOSIAS

Navigate to lowvolu.me to listen, or download the podcast here! Today’s hosts: Joshua Ramirez, James Schell, John Morrison, and Jay Mattison. Our special guest this episode: Craig Brugger, of LOSIAS fame! A reminder: Supporters that subscribe to SFF Forum can now listen to live shows, interact with us, and join in on “The Aftershow” where we answer questions and discuss topics that don’t make the cut for the podcast! Announcing SFF Wiki – a repository of knowledge for SFF builders, and the greater enthusiast community! Read the announcement MSI announces Cubi 2 and Cubi 2+ vPro computers utilizing Intel’s nascent 5X5 form factor 5×5 boards …