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Hexus Reviews Asus RTX 3070 Noctua Edition

Hexus has released a review of the ASus RTX 3070 Noctua Edition. No surprise, the 4.3 slot card is the quietest and coolest air-cooled GPU they’ve tested. Additionally, the card actually runs in a passive mode most of the time, and the back plate is more brown then previously expected. If you have an SFF case with the space for it, and are dead set on the quietest GPU, it looks like Asus and Noctua made your card…if you can find it. Be sure to check out the Hexus review by following this LINK.
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TEAMGROUP Launches SSD Aimed at The Playstation 5

TEAMGROUP has launched a new series of SSD’s designed for the PS5. Called the T-Force Carde A440 Pro Special Series for the PS5 (A440Pro PS5 for short from this point forward), the drive features claimed read and write speeds of 7,400 and 7,000 MB/s. TEAMGROUP’s internal testing claims to have achieved a real world of 6,600 MB/s in an actual PS5. While the top of the drive looks like a sticker, TEAMGROUP claims there is an ultra thin 3.7mm tall white graphene heatsink. The SSD carries a five year warranty, and its estimated release is late October 2021. The 1TB, …
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Asus Releases RTX 3070, 3070 Ti, and 3080 Blower Cooler Cards

Image Credit ASUS Asus has announced the blower edition of their RTX 3070 Ti GPU. Called the Asus Turbo GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The design incorporates a dual ball bearing blower fan coupled to a 2-slot heatsink. All of the cards are just 268mm long, though the PCI-e power connectors are placed on the end of the card functionally increasing their length. Image credit: ASUS For the SFF world, blower coolers can be incredibly useful. However, they have become a relatively rare breed as the GPU market has transitioned to two, three, or even four slot axial fan style coolers. …
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Review Roundup: AMD Radeon RX 6600

Reviews for the AMD Radeon RX 6600 have dropped and the card has arrived to a very lukewarm reception. Coming in at a suggested retail of $329, the RX 6600 features 1,792 stream processors with a boost clock of up to 2,491MHz and game clock of 2044MHz. It also features 8GB of GDDR6, and has a board power rating of just 132 watts. Image Credit: AMD Most reviews are showing benchmark results which have the RX 6600 performing in a similar performance brackets as low as the RX5600XT and up to the RTX 3060 depending on the game. While any …
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XBOX Series X “Mini Fridge” Pre-Orders Start October 19th

Can a mini-fridge be SFF news? It is based on the Xbox Series X, which is a SFF gaming device. Screw it. Writing it anyway… Microsoft has announced that you can pre-order the Xbox Series X “Mini Fridge” starting October 19th. The SFF fridge holds up to 12 cans of your preferred beverage, and will start to arrive at retailers in December 2021. US and Canadian small form factor fridge fanatics can pre-order their XBOX Mini Fridge from Target, while European customers will need to use GAME. The price is $99 US. You can follow this link to Microsoft’s XBOX …
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Asus ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WIFI Pictures Leaked via Videocardz

Videocardz has received a few leaked pictures of the latest ITX board from Asus; the ROG Strix Z690-I Gaming WIFI. As the name implies, the board uses the upcoming Intel Z690 chipset in addition to sporting the new LGA1700 socket for 12th Gen Core processors. Beyond that it includes support for DDR5 memory and a unique series of stacked daughterboards for what appears to be audio and M.2 slots. Looking at the board, it has a very three-dimensional design with an M.2 slot area as tall as the integrated IO shield. While AIO coolers will likely fit with no issues, …
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End of an Era: The NCASE M1 Classic Production Stopped BUT NOT Dead… (UPDATED!)

UPDATED..with Good News Everyone! The original story was based on an earlier post from NCASE’s site, but we have some very good news. While the M1 in it’s current form has been discontinued, NCASE’s founder has reached out and let us know that NCASE is far from dead, and a successor of sorts is in development. This is excellent news, and NCASE has updated their website to reflect it.   The original story is presented below so everyone can still see my tearful farewell. _______________ Original Story Below______________ The legendary NCASE M1 has been discontinued. There are some stories that …
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Noctua Releases NF-A12x25 Fan and U12A Cooler in Black

After an anxious wait, Noctua enthusiasts can now get the NF-A12x25 and U12A in black. Noctua announced the fans, heatsink, and accessories are available for immediate order from authorized sellers. Noctua has previously claimed that part of the reasons for the delay was that the Sterrox material needed to be tuned for different dye colors. Interestingly, a recent Noctua road map showed that Noctua is looking at white versions as well. Hopefully, that comes to fruition.