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Run Amok’s “NEON ROCKET” Densium Build Rocks!

  Run Amok, one of our long time members of SFFN, has taken the new Densium case and absolutely knocked the build out of the park. Sporting a Ryzen 5800X3D and RTX 3060 in the 4L case, this thing looks awesome. Check out his build log below! Parts List Case: Densium 4 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING Mini ITX AM4 Memory: Kingston FURY Renegade 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Storage: SK hynix Gold P31 2 TB M.2-2280 …
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Today is the Last Day To Pre-Order the Slate-Case AQ

If you were thinking about getting the Slate-Case AQ, you are down to your last 24 hours to pre-order it. The case features support for twin 280mm radiators, as well as large GPUs and AIOs. It has an internally adjustable inner frame, and unlike a lot of SFFN cases, has room for exhaust fans. Those struggling with Alder Lake should definately give it a look over. Check out the SFFN forum thread by clicking HERE.   Pre-Order the Slate Case AQ by going to https://protolyth.com/.   In the meantime, Geer Seekers took a solid look at the Slate-Case AQ in …
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Gigabyte Announces Z690I Aorus Ultra Board Replacement Program Due to Hardware Failures

  Finally… Four months… It took more than four months but Gigabyte has finally issued an official announcement regarding the well known Z690I motherboard issues that have plagued owners since launch. In the press release, Gigabyte acknowledges WHEA PCIe errors when paired with “some” PCIe Gen4 GPUs. I tested it with a 3080, 3070, and 3060TI and ALL produced errors. However, I suppose there might be a card out there that didn’t have an issue. Regardless, Gigabyte will allow owners to exchange or refund their boards, and have set up a website to facilitate the process. A word of caution …
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Review: Gigabyte Z690I Aorus Ultra DDR4 – Broken Out of The Box

Photo Credit – Gigabyte Review by Chris aka Revenant   Gigabyte. What happened? You could have had the best board of the Alder Lake launch… There is a difference between a bad motherboard, and one that has merely got quirks. Too few USB ports? It’s annoying but I can deal with it. VRM that can’t handle a CPU causing a performance hit? Bad. A BIOS layout I personally find obnoxious? Meh, I can learn it. A BIOS that doesn’t even support half the advertised features? Bad. So where does the Gigabyte Z690I DDR4 rank? Well… The Gigabyte Z690I DDR4 is …
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REVIEW: FSP Dagger Pro 850 Watt SFX PSU

  I think I might have made our FSP media rep nervous. He was asking when the formal review for the Dagger Pro 850 watt SFX PSU would be online, and I sent him these pictures: Yeah, I think I made him nervous. You see, I don’t have much in the way of fancy power supply testing equipment. I can check the voltages and levels, but a multi-thousand dollar calibrated and certified load testing machine is still a bit out of reach for me for now. This means I have to use real computer components, and build up systems designed …
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Hardware Canucks Reviews in Detail the Alpenfohn Black Ridge

Mike from Hardware Canucks explains the sound level while making shadow puppets. The Alpenfohn Black Ridge, originally spawned from the legendary mind of Dan from Dan Cases, is a bit of a legend in the small form factor arena. Mike from Hardware Canucks finally had one arrive and did an in-depth review of the cooler. How in-depth? He’s making me rethink my testing methodology. Thanks…Mike….. Anyway, it’s a fantastic review and well worth the watch. Check it out below.