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CES – Zotac Launches 2.65L Magnus Mini PC with RTX 3080 Mobile

Zotac has shown it’s latest incarnation of the Magnus Z-Box measuring in at just 2.65L. These Z-Box models use laptop components in a mini-desktop format to create some of the smallest and quietest performance PCs we’ve reviewed. This time, Zotac has shown the MAGNUS EN173080C with both an Intel i7-11800H 8-core CPU, and an RTX 3080 mobile GPU. That’s a substantial amount of power in such a small form factor case though it does require a power brick. Regardless, it makes it a compelling option for anyone who needs a portable machine, or wants to keep their setup minimal. Additional …
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CES – Phanteks Shows Evolv Shift XT SFF Case

  Phanteks has shown their latest design for SFF PCs, and it’s aimed squarely at the sandwich style PC market. The Shift XT will feature support for three slot GPUs, 240mm AIOs, and fairly large (for SFF) air coolers. The AIO is on a swinging bracket, which makes it easy to access the case. The Power supply exhausts toward the bottom of the case, which will help prevent hot spots on your radiator. However, the Shift XT has a really neat trick: It’s size adjustable. You can shrink and grow the case to three different sizes with no additional “top …
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Densium Offers Free Cooler With Case Pre-Order

Densium is going all in on their Densium 4 SFF case by doing a promo that they themselves admit might be a bit crazy. If you reserve a case in the next 72 hours, you will not only get a hearty discount on the case, but also a free Z39 CPU cooler. The Z39 cooler is a custom design by Densium that’s also in crowd funding status. It features a black or nickel plate color, 4 heat pipes, and is designed for 65 watt CPUs. The normal price is $39.99. All in all, not a bad deal. Follow this link …
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Densium Shows Prototype of 4L Case with Wood Front Panel

Photo Credit – Densium Densium has shown a new prototype to their upcoming 4L case. The case features a sandwich style design with an under-mounted Flex-ATX PSU. The front panel is a single piece of 5mm thick waxed rosewood. While we often see wood used on the top panels of cases, designers rarely use them on front panels. In this instance, the wood can be removed and custom drilled without damaging the mounting. This could allow for some very creative designs for the wood workers, carpenters, and craftsmen of the SFF world. Photo Credit – Densium The specs of the …
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Artesian Builds Taking Pre-Orders on the 13L Pluto SFF Case

  (Image Credit – All images by Artesian Builds) Artesian Builds have begun taking pre-orders for their upcoming Pluto small form factor case. Starting as a thread on SFFN, the Pluto has evolved into a premium design that incorporates real wood into the case. The top panel and feet are wood, while the side panel and frame are aluminum and steel respectively. The side panels actually wrap around and meet in the front of the case creating a unique look and design. Three different color options are available: Midnight Black with walnut wood. Slate Gray with walnut wood. Cloud White …
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Production Complete on COOJ Sparrow MQ5

Image Credit – COOJ   COOJ has reported via the SFFN forum that production on the MQ5 case has been completed, and the units are now enroute to the warehouse. COOJ currently has three concepts in production, with the MQ5 being the smallest of them. They all features a thick aluminum outer shell, with a premium build. The MQ5 checks in at just 5.5L in size, while the largest case, the Chancellor Z13, is 14.1L in volume. We have a Chancellor Z13 on order, and will have a full review when it arrives. In the meantime, check out the SFFN …
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NCASE Partners With STREACOM for New Meshlicious

Image Credit – NCASE / Wahaha360   The original Meshlicious from SSUPD was a very successful and sought after design. Many people didn’t realize that one half the original NCASE duo was responsible for creating it. Wahaha360 has posted to the Small Form Factor Network forum that he will be spearheading a redesign of the Meshlicious; this time made by Streacom. Why the switch? He hasn’t said. However, Streacom is known for high quality fabrication including the BC1 test bench that we use for ATX board testing. So what are the changes for the new Meshlicious? All we know right …