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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.  
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Noctua Cooled Asus RTX 3070 Officially Announced

(Image Credit: Asus Website) Asus and Noctua have officially announced their partnership not long after information slipped out regarding their upcoming RTX 3070. The card is a massive 310 x 147 x 87.5 mm, and occupies over four slots in a case. However it does include two Noctua NF-A12x25PWM fans with zero RPM mode for what might be the quietest GPU on the market. The heatsink is said to be “tailor-made” to take advantage of the Noctua A12’s performance. Boost clocks are 1845mhz in OC mode and 1815mhz in “gaming” mode. In reality, I would expect to be able to …
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Asus RTX 3070 with Noctua Cooler Makes Brief Appearance

Photo Credit: Asus via Tom’s Hardware Tom’s Hardware is reporting that they got a glimpse of the Noctua cooled RTX 3070 that Asus is making. The card is absolutely massive, and will take up 3.5 (4) slots. It is, of course, colored multiple shades of brown. The card is cooled by what appears to be two Noctua A12 120mm fans, which are also brown. Photo Credit Asus via Tom’s Hardware There is a lot of brown in this cooler. I’d like to take a moment to point out that you can get the Sliger Cerberus MATX case with a solid …
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Jonsbo Releases 135mm Tall Compact Dual-Fan Dual-Tower Cooler

Jonsbo is releasing a new compact cooler to match the T8 Plus ITX case. The CR-2200 is a dual tower cooler with the overall dimensions of 98mm(L) x 92mm(W) x 135mm (H). It features two 92x25mm fans with a claimed noise level of 28.5dBA. Socket compatibility includes all modern consumer platforms, but does not list Intel’s upcoming LGA 1700 socket. The cooler has six direct-touch copper heatpipes that lead to a dense silver-colored finstack. The top of the cooler has a black decorative topper, and both fans are black. Based on the photos, the fans look to be standard size …
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Jonsbo Releases ITX T8 Plus Case in Silver and Black

Photo Credit: Jonsbo Jonsbo has updated to the T8 case to the T8 plus. This version will come in silver or black, and features support for 135mm CPU coolers, 140mm top mounted fans, and two 120mm bottom mounted fans. There are three PCIe slot backets for tripple slot coolers, and a built-in handle at the top. The maximum size GPU length is 270mm, and the case supports up to a 140mm long ATX power supply. Pricing hasn’t been set yet, but the outgoing T8 is currenlty $84 on AliExpress, with a $78 shipping fee. You can see the black case …