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History of SFF gaming, 30 years of Falcon Northwest, and a Q&A with Falcon Northwest CEO Kelt Reeves.

This has been an article 6 months in the making. It was a lot of fun to research and cover the history of a hobby that’s so near and dear to all of us, but that joy paled in comparison to building inside an actual Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 chassis that I get to call my own. To that end, we’re happy to celebrate Falcon Northwest’s 30th anniversary this month and we’re thankful that we got to host a Q&A from their founder and CEO, Kelt Reeves. The History of SFF While some computer historians may argue, Small Form Factor …
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FIRST LOOK: SilverStone FX600 Platinum Flex ATX Power Supply

FIRST LOOK SilverStone FX600 Platinum Flex ATX Power Supply Flex ATX power supplies have gained popularity in the never ending hunt for smaller and smaller PCs in the SFF world. Many though are industrial and server PSUs that will leave you deaf with their fans, or under powered for a high-end GPU.  Silverstone has taken notice and produced FX600 aimed squarely at the sweet spot of SFF. SilverStone sent us this PSU as a review sample. They issued no requirements, expectations, guidance, or demands for the review. They just sent it. As always, I will commend companies that show integrity …
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FIRST LOOK: FSP Dagger Pro 850 Watt SFX PSU

All Photo Credits – Revenant   FSP. It’s not a name I think about when power supplies come up. I’m guessing it’s probably not a name that most readers think of. However, I bet you know the names OCZ, SilverStone, Thermaltake, Nexus, Zalman, Antec, and Sparkle. Why do I bring that up? Every single one of those companies have relied on FSP to design and manufacture power supplies for them. Let that sink in for just a minute. The OEM for some of the most well known and respected brands is FSP, and FSP has just decided to cut out …
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First Look – MSI MEG Z690I Unify ITX Motherboard

Author: Chris (aka Revenant) Alder Lake is upon us and has set the small form factor world on fire. Well, maybe not on fire but damn close as the 12900K can easily hit 100C even with a 360mm distinctly-not-SFF AIO. Still, because of this Chernobyl reactor fire of a CPU, we are treated to the new Z690 chipset which offers some compelling new features. MSI has put together one of the most interesting and compelling Z690 ITX boards so far, so let’s take a quick look at it before I start torturing it on our test bench. Thanks to MSI …
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Upcoming SFF.Network Content

Happy holidays to all you SFF fans out there. I wanted to take a moment to let you know about some of the content we’re working on for SFF.Network, and thank you for supporting us. Having recently joined the SFF.Network team, I have truly learned to appreciate the support of our readers and members. You have made me a better writer, editor, and reporter, and I love getting your feedback in our forums. We’ve been working hard to make sure SFF.Network is one of the best spots on the Internet to get SFF information, and are working even harder to …
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Intel Announces 12th Generation Core Processors With Hybrid Core Architecture

It’s been a long time coming. Rumors and whispers have drifted through the news circles, but it has finally been made real… Intel has announced their 12th generation Core CPUs. Lets dig in, and see what might be in store of small form factor enthusiasts. There are a lot of changes coming with this generation of CPUs. We have new core designs, a new platform, new PCIe standard, new RAM, new socket, new-ish process node, and new efficiency gains. It’s as if a decade of changes hit us all at once.   Alder Lake: A Hybrid CPU The phone you’re …