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APRIL FOOLS: Corsair acquires Minutiae Media for $1.77 million; SFF.Network to be rebranded RGB.Network

A letter from @PlayfulPhoenix, owner of SFF.Network: Today I have some big news to share: as of today, Minutiae Media (the company that operates SFF.Network) has been acquired by Corsair! Furthermore, as a part of this transition, SFF.Network will now be called RGB.Network, becoming one of the brightest spots on the net. It goes without saying that Corsair has a massive reputation within the small form factor community, having brought to market such early innovations as the long-lived and industry-heralded Bulldog. Not resting on their laurels, Corsair also developed enclosures like the Graphite 380T, which manage to fit an ITX …
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DeepCool Launches a New SFF Cooler

Deepcool has launched a new CPU cooler under their Gamer Storm branding, aimed at SFF builds! Here’s a preview:   Low-Profile Design Based on the concept of designing a SFF cooler for Mini ITX boards, the overall dimension of GABRIEL is 120X118X60mm with a 20mm thick fan included. The low-profile design ensures the widest compatibility.   Four Heatpipes & Nickel Plating GABRIEL consists of a copper base with four copper heatpipes soldered and aluminum fins. The full set of heatsink is nickel plated in order to keep away from oxidization to ensure a long lifespan.   ‘Silent’ PWM Fan GABRIEL …
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AuckLAN5 ‘Live’ Blog!

Hey folks, and welcome to my ‘as close to live as possible’ blog from AuckLAN5, where SFFr is sponsoring a Minecraft Creative Tournament, and confusis (John Morrison) is participating in many tournaments! After some power issues caused by the building being a little old, and not designed for tens of high powered gaming rigs, the Admin team has us up and running again. To follow will be notes as to the happenings at this packed house LAN event here in Auckland, New Zealand.   A packed house here at AuckLAN5.   A quick size comparison – my ITX rig and …
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Featured Mod – C4B12’s CURV3D

C4B12 is a relative newcomer to our forum, but he has already impressed us with his scratchbuild CURV3D. Here’s how he built his HTPC scratchbuild!   The Beginning I got the idea for this build when I was looking at some of the acrylic I had left from Cold Winter. Saw some nice shape coming. So I started cutting, and got these two acrylic pieces.   Standing on it’s own feet I got some nice hifi-looking feet and some hinges to put the two pieces together.   Front panel Then I made a front and backplate and powdercoated them white. …
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Bitspower Teases Full Cover Block for Maximus VI

Bitspower, one of the bigger players in the watercooling market has been teasing us with pictures of a new product, a full cover waterblock for the M-ITX ASUS Maximus VI.   Black Nickel The block, like it’s previously released sibling, is what Bitspower calls a U.S.C design (Unibody Style Construction Design)   Black Copper This is a concept Bitspower uses to define a single solid block that covers all the major heat generating parts on a motherboard.   Clear Nickel Bitspower uses C1100 Copper for the block’s base and hi-quality acrylic for the top cover. The base comes in two …
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ASRock M8 Preview

Ever the fans of smaller systems that we are, we couldn’t help but notice this new system from ASRock – the M8.   M8 The M8 is a barebones M-ITX system based on the Z87 chipset   Design It has been designed to stand out, and stand out it does!   Control The knob on the front panel doubles as a system monitoring device as well as a control system   Functional The control system has quite a few handy features, taking it well past a typical fan controller.   Upgradeable The system features a 450w SFX PSU and can …
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Welcome to the new SFFReview.com

Well hello there!. Welcome to the new SFFReview.com! Built from the ground up by our magnificent coders, we present the new home of everything small form factor. Now, for a little bit of history. Back in 2007 Craig Brugger began a site known as LOSIAS.net, as a home for his projects, beginning with Project, you guessed it, LOSIAS. LOSIAS stood for Lots Of Stuff In A System, and that’s a statement we still stand by today. Small Form Factor is a high density computing system. Lots of power, performance and potential in a small box that takes up very little …
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Featured Mod: AuckLAN SFFr Build

Here at SFFreview we’re all about Small Form Factor builds. We’re also in to the sensation that is Minecraft. When an opportunity came up to host a Minecraft Creative Build tournament at AuckLAN, in Auckland, New Zealand, we jumped at the chance. The conundrum here was what to provide as a prize! I decided to do what we know best, SFF Modding. So here goes!   AyWun A1-1001 The chassis we chose, truly SFF, and good value for money.   Let’s begin First up – better cooling. The stock case comes with a 80mm front intake spot – and we …