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NCASE M1 EVO Prototype Shown

Image Credit – NCASE     This is what I get for taking a vacation! I missed Wahaha360 posting up three pics of the new M1 EVO. It’s been a long road for these pictures to appear, and I’m pleased to see that the new M1 hasn’t lost the design language of the original. Wahaha360 is promising that it will be smaller, have better compatibility, and be built with higher build quality. Based on the photos, it appears the new M1 EVO will come with two USB Type A and two USB Type C ports on the front in a …
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Slate-Case AQ Production Update

Image Credit – Protolyth     For those eagerly awaiting the upcoming Slate-Case I have good news. Protolyth has announced that all of the metal fabrication has been completed, and are prepping for freight delivery. This puts them in a mid-September time frame to start delivery if there are no further delays. Of course in this day and age, there are no guarantees that there won’t be another delay, but Protolyth are clearly keeping everyone informed. SFFN has a unit on order for review, and I will be posting up further info as soon as it arrives. You can check …
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti in 2022. Can It Still Game at Ultra Settings?

In my experience, the GTX 980Ti is one of the best video cards ever produced. It was launched in the middle of 2015 at a now reasonable $649, and was nearly as fast as the Titan X of the time. It packed 6GB of VRAM which gave it lasting performance far longer than the 4GB GTX 980. It packed enough performance that it gave the next-generation 70 and 80 series Nvidia cards a run for their money. Quite frankly, there wasn’t a reason a to upgrade it unless you went for the GTX 1080Ti. However, at 7 years since its …
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 – Can The Once King Still Compete in 2022?

Written by Chris (aka Revenant) We are currently building a database of GPUs, and the very first one tested is the GTX 1080. As the database grows, we thought it would be fun to share some of the test results with you. In May of 2016 Nvidia officially launched their Pascal line of GPUs starting with GTX 1080. It was a step ahead of all the competition, and only got better as the drivers matured. Moreover, it sipped power at only 180 watts, overclocked like a champ, and could be pretty quiet with even the Founders Edition blower cooler. With …
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Maximum PC Goes SFF

Photo Credit – My iPhone –   I’m old school in that I’ve been reading Maximum PC magazine since 2002 and still have a subscription. In fact, I recently finally got my hands on the Dream Machine 2003 Wavemaster case that I’ve wanted since I saw it. This months issue includes a large amount of SFF related articles. This is great to see. Articles of interest include building a home NAS with a Jonsbo SFF case, low end ITX Radeon GPU review, and a step-by-step guide to building a 12600K SFF rig. Check it out by going outside your home, …
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MSI Announces ATX 3.0 / PCIE 5.0 PSU

Image Credit – MSI   MSI has announced two ATX 3.0 power supplies in the form of the 1000 watt MEG Ai1000P and the 1300 watt MEG Ai1300P. While we all knew that ATX 3.0 PSUs were going to be announced, MSI has taken an extra and interesting step of also releasing testing information for those PSU. MSI states that the Ai1300P can withstand up to 2,600 watts of sudden power draw for when a GPU power spikes. Interestingly, MSI seems to be preparing for a next-generation GPU that can sustain 600 watts power draw, and burst to 1,800 watts. …
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Metalfish Creates Upcoming Class Action Lawsuit in Case Form

Image Credit – Metal Fish –   I try to keep my opinion at bay for the beginning part of news stories but this Metalfish case/tank/disaster is just too much. Somewhere, there is a lawyer already prepping a class action lawsuit. Who’s bright idea was it to put a fish tank…. A FISH TANK….on top of thousands of dollars of PC parts? I’ve owned fish tanks. They’re really good at two things. The first is getting dirty and requiring lots of cleaning. The second is leaking. They leak from seams. They leak from glue. They leak just through evaporation. They …
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Densium Production Ahead of Schedule

Image Credit – Densium –   Densium announced that production is ahead of schedule on the upcoming revision of the Densium 4 and 4+.  This was actually announced on August 2nd, however I wasn’t able to post about it until today due to being run over by some sort of flu. August 2nd (2022) Hello everyone. I haven’t checked the comments here in a little while, my apologies. I’m actually here to share some good news The cases were supposed to ship by the end of August, but we’re way ahead of schedule. All the cases are now being assembled, …