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Introducing Low Volume, a podcast all about SFF

Readers, I’m pleased to be able to announce the beginning of Low Volume, a podcast by myself, James, and John! Listeners who download our program on iTunes (once it’s live there) will uncover the following podcast description, which we think does a pretty good job of capturing what we’re looking to achieve with the show: An occasional podcast by the co-founders of SFF Forum and SFF Network, Low Volume is a technology show focused on small form factor systems and the trend of miniaturization and ubiquity in the realm of consumer electronics. Discussions range from the newsworthy and interesting, to the humorous and …
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Let’s talk about reviews

SFF Network has been fortunate enough to be able to do a few product reviews since we started the site earlier in the year. In fact, we’ve actually been doing a lot more component testing in the past month or so, with a pile of forthcoming reviews now in the pipeline, and a few of these already published. To be honest, though, this push of reviews is somewhat unexpected for us, especially since we originally planned on solely reviewing products of interest that we bought personally (or just happened to come across). That was certainly enough to get us going …
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Project mATX: An interview with Jeffinslaw

Jeffery is a member of a variety of forums (including SFF Forum), and has recently entered the realm of PC case design with ‘Project mATX’ – an enclosure meant to bring the ethos and principals of the acclaimed Compact Splash to the mATX form factor. In contrast to our debut interview with Josh Sniffen of NFC Systems fame, Jeff’s first strike at case design provides an insightful window into the fundamentals of the design process, as well as some of the minutiae that comes along with learning as you go. Joshua Ramirez: Thanks for speaking with us! Let’s start by talking about what inspired you to …
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ID-Cooling Announces All-In-One Liquid Cooler With CPU And GPU Blocks

I still remember the day, some years ago, when I stumbled upon a review of PNY’s “Liquid Cooled” GTX 580 on Tom’s Hardware. It was an unassuming article, for the most part, if not a little more interesting since sealed loops were still only starting to become more popular. But what made that product review so interesting to me was the fact that there were actually two versions on offer by PNY: A traditional AIO loop (with an integrated pump/block, and radiator/reservoir)… and this: You aren’t seeing things: all the way back in 2011, PNY created and sold an AIO that incorporated …
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Welcome to SFF Network

Hello, and welcome to smallformfactor.net: a collaboration that encompasses a network of community-driven news content, and forum-based discussion, surrounding all things SFF. [mks_pullquote align=”right” width=”400″ size=”24″ bg_color=”#171717″ txt_color=”#ffffff”]Small form factor systems are swiftly growing in popularity among some of the most influential groups of system builders: professionals, modders, overclockers, and gamers.[/mks_pullquote] Until today, small form factor computing has usually found itself marginalized in subsections of forums, or relegated to mere tags on technology review sites. Yet, with the ascendancy and desirability of ever-smaller devices and enclosures in computing, the SFF community has clearly earned itself a home on the internet, designated wholly to it. …
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Not From Concentrate: An interview with Josh Sniffen of NFC Systems

Josh Sniffen is the owner of NFC systems, a SFF design firm founded in 2009. With a lineage of products and designs including the NFC ArK and the S Series, Josh has a wealth of experience and knowledge, both as a system building enthusiast and modder, and as a vendor of ultra-portable SFF chassis and systems. Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to speak to Josh about his prior work, as well as his newest creation, the S4 Mini. Josh is set to demonstrate the chassis this Friday, while participating at PDXLAN 26.   Joshua Ramirez: Thanks for taking the time to talk with …
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SFF Forum hits version 2.0: New look and features!

Alongside the launch of SFF Network, we’re excited to also announce a bunch of changes and new features that have been added to our existing community, SFF Forum. We’ve been working on these updates for some time, and couldn’t be happier with how well SFN 2.0 has turned out! To be honest, that there are just too many changes, big and small, to summarize in a single article, and your best bet to learn about about everything new is to simply use the forum for a while. But I’d like to mention some of more substantive changes we’ve made, for today’s reveal, just so you …
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Microsoft to host “fan celebrations” for July 29’s Windows 10 release

If you were looking for a reason to party a little over two weeks from now, you’re in luck: In keeping with similar efforts for previous releases of Windows, Microsoft has announced that they’ll be hosting “fan celebrations” of the arrival of Windows 10, with the help of retailers, and (of course) their own Microsoft stores. Events run by Microsoft will be held in 13 cities around the world on launch day, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, Sao Paolo, and New York City. Microsoft has indicated that these celebrations will offer “hands-on opportunities, experiential …