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Meet the Creators – KMPKT Design’s Craig Babiuk

After talking with Joshua Sniffen of NFC Systems, it’s time to have a chat with another SFFLab creator – Craig Babiuk of KMPKT Design. KMPKT is currently focusing on DC-DC power supplies, including the Dynamo Mini, a direct plug ATX power supply and the Dynamo 360, a GPU power unit. This is the second in a series of “Meet the Creators”, a series of interviews with the designers and manufacturers active in our community. Our community helps foster the growth of the SFF world. Join our community today to chat alongside the masters! Lets do this. SFFn: What got you into …
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Meet the Creators – NFC Systems’ Joshua Sniffen

Some time ago, we interviewed Joshua Sniffen, of NFC Systems fame, about his love for SFF, his passion for design, and the journey from hobbyist to manufacturer. Two and a half years later, the next major revision of his signature chassis line is around the corner, and there have been a tonne of changes in the Small Form Factor world. So, it’s about time we talk to him again, and see how things are going, what has changed, and what he predicts for the future. This is the first in a series of “Meet the Creators”, a series of interviews …
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Exploring Taipei – A Photo Essay of Sorts

Throughout our time at Computex 2017, the SFFn team focused mostly on covering the event. However, we’re not above a little exploration, and we decided to share a few snapshots into our Taipei based adventures. Keep in mind a few of these are photos taken with potato phone cameras, so the quality may not be up to our usual standard! No captions, attributions or locations are given – feel free to query any picture in the forum and we’ll try to remember the location and subject!
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SFF shopping in Akihabara

As I’ve mentioned planning a few times in the podcast, I’m currently in Tokyo! And of course I had to visit Akihabara, the electronics capital of Japan to see what kind of retail presence SFF has in this country that’s perpetually short on space. Akihabara (also known as Electric Town) is an area to the west of Akihabara Station in Central Tokyo, just north-east of the Imperial Palace. It’s a hub of geek culture, with many stores and venues promoting video games, anime, manga, and PC hardware. Within a 10-minute walking distance of the station exits are a dozen larger stores …
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Build Your Own Budget NAS – a n00b’s Guide Pt 1

Firstly, a clarification. This is a guide written by a n00b, not a guide for n00bs. I am in no way an expert in networking, storage or servers. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] With Small Form Factor Network’s foray into video media (Namely YouTube) this year, I have realised the importance of having large amounts of storage. Until now, I have been living my (digital) life on a single 240GB OCZ Trion SSD, with backups made to SD media and flash drives… because? why not. Overall, this made for a very mediocre storage strategy, so even the most basic of external storage …
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Rant: DVI – Old, or Still Relevant?

This is one of a series of mini-rants by your faithful correspondent, John Morrison. These are part of a series focusing on issues in the SFF niche. All content is entirely opinion of John, not of SmallFormFactor.net, and should not be taken as fact. Rumours of DVI’s death have been greatly exaggerated. While the analogue backwards compatibility portion of the DVI standard has pretty much been relegated to the low end cards (understandable given the low end cards are usually rebrands of older units), the chunky, old-school DVI plug still stubbornly remains on our GPUs and motherboards. Whyyyy? Well, from …