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Gamers Nexus Investigates Socket 1700 IHS Contact Issues and Tests Thermal Grizzly Contact Frame

Image Credit – Gamers Nexus   Steve from Gamers Nexus, seen above flaunting Intel’s failure to its face, has done in-depth pressure testing of the LGA-1700 platform and found it wanting. Specifically, the GN team found that asymmetric mounting clip for the CPU socket puts unequal pressure on the CPU IHS. This causes non-linear contact over the CPU die which in-turn causes higher temperatures for the cores.  How much higher? Using Thermal Grizzly’s Contact Frame instead of the stock mounting mechanism saw a drop of approximately 7C in package temps. That is a massive difference of the caliber that people …
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Build Profile: Godbq’s Stunningly Silent Passive SFF PC

Image Credit Godbq via Reddit r/sffpc   Wow. I mean….WOW. Godbq’s Monolith passive PC was supposed to make the machine silent but honestly, but it also took the words from my mouth. It’s just, stunning. Simple, elegant, and functional. I want to build it myself. Godbq used his custom 3D model for the systems base, and integrated a Rgeek 450P pico PSU into it. The custom black cables with a gentle touch of purple asymmetrically on the left side curl upwards and connect in two simple and straight loops. The black passive heatsinks create a stunning look of absolute functionality. …
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Build Profile: Alitechno’s Custom Loop and Screen NR200P Dual Radiator Build

Image Credit – Alitechno via Reddit r/sffpc   Here is yet another build that crushes my already beaten down ego. Reddit user Alitechno has built a beautiful beast of NR200P rig. It sports a dual radiator custom loop usig an EK waterblock and twin radiators. Up front is a 7 inch Samsung tablet functioning as a diagnostic panel. Performance wise, there is an i9-12900K, RTX 3080Ti, Asus Z690 motherboard, 2TB NVME drive, and 64GB of DDR5. That’s one heck of a build. Check out the Reddit r/sffpc post by CLICKING HERE.    
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Hot Hardware Giveaway of Falcon Northwest Tiki SFF All AMD PC

Image Credit – Hot Hardware   Hot Hardware has received an all AMD Falcon Northwest Tiki PC. Packing a Ryzen 7 5800X3D and RX 6950XT, the Tiki laid down impressive benchmarks albeit at the painful price of $4,040. While it may feel and is expensive, the Tiki also includes a 3 year parts and labor warranty, 2TB NVME Samsung 980 Pro, custom AIO, Asus motherboard, and Silverstone Titanium PSU. All industry standard parts with the exception of an industry leading warranty. Having personally owned Falcon Northwest machines in the past, I can vouch for their warranty service being absolutely top …
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Build Profile: Chemical_Corrosian’s Portal Based Meshlicious is Not a Lie.

Image Credit Chemical_Corrosion via Reddit r/SFFPC   This Portal themed Meshlicious by Chemical_Corrosion at r/sffpc on Reddit is definitely not a lie. Custom colors, painting, cables, fluid, and water cooling meet to make a beautiful tribute to one of the best games ever made. The crazy part was that this build was done for a friend! Specs include a Ryzen 5800X, RTX 3080, two NVME drives, 750 watt Corsair PSU, and 32GB of DDR4-3600. You can check out the complete build and story on r/SFFPC by CLICKING HERE.
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Build Profile: Melikewater’s Stunning Hardline Jonsplus i100

Image Credit – Melikewater via Reddit r/sffpc   There are some builds that look clean, and then there is Melikewaters Jonsplus i100. Not only does this machine pack two 360mm radiators into a hard line loop, but it also matches the coolant color to the frame of the case. That’s dedication. In addition, Melikewater cut and painted custom acrylic covers to hide anything unsightly, and in the process created something that looks like it belongs in some futuristic version of earth then in the timeline we’re living in.   This has to be one of my favorite mods I’ve ever …
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Densium 4 V2 Pre-Orders Are Now Open

Image Credit – Densium   Densium has opened orders for the Densium 4 V2 and is currently offering them for $40 off retail pricing bringing the price to $119.99. In addition to the sale on the case, Densium is offering 50% off riser cables using coupon code D4V2. Densium has listed the changes in version 2 of the case, and they are too numerous for me to list in the middle of this article, so scroll down to the bottom for all of them, or check out the Densium main SFFN thread by CLICKING HERE.  Primary changes have focused on …
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Two Custom PS5 Cases From DIY Perks

Image Credit – DIY Perks   DIY Perks has released two videos showing custom cases for the PS5. The first is a stunning wood design that would make LGR proud. The second is a polished copper unit that looks like it would be equally at home in a home theater or in a steam punk version of our universe. Check out the videos below.