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Galax Launches 168mm Long RTX 3060 GPU

Photo Credit: All photos in this article from Galax Website Videocardz has spotted that Galax has launched another GPU that you will probably only be able to see in pictures: The RTX 3060 Metaltop Mini FG. Coming in at just 168mm long, the Mini FG is a two slot RTX 3060 based card with a boost clock on 1777MHz. One nice feature is that it’s open at the rear to exhaust some of the heat the card produces from the case. For SFF users, that can be a big advantage. Combined with some upcoming SFF systems in our concepts forum, …
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Jonsbo Launches V11 Small Form Factor Case

Jonsbo is launching its latest entry into the small form factor arena with the V11. The sandwich style case measures 170mm (W) x 353mm (D) x 217mm (H). Alternately, you can the case on end which changes the dimensions to 217mm (W) x 170mm (D) x and 353mm (H) (Plus feet). The unit features a 3 slot GPU side capable of supporting cards up to 330mm long. This is reduced to 300mm with a front fan installed. CPU air cooler support is up to 70mm, which makes options like the Noctua L12S viable. The stats page lists space for a …
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SilverStone Launches RC06 PCI-E 4.0 Riser Card

SilverStone has launched the RC06 PCI-e riser board. It provides a direct upgrade for users who are using the ML07, RVZ01, RVZ03, and FTZ01 case, and supports PCI-e 4.0 x16 except if you’re using an AMD CPU with and AMD GPU. With that particular combination it will only support PCI-e 3.0. The riser is compatible with PCI-e 5.0 slots, but will run in PCI-e 4.0 mode. While it is unfortunate that it doesn’t support and AMD/AMD combination, it’s good to see companies supporting their users with these types of upgrades. There are many cases that used riser cards instead of …
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MSI Shows MEG Z690 Unify ITX Boards With Three M.2 Slots

MSI has shown their MEG Z690 Unify ITX motherboard, and it looks like it has serious potential. Aside from supporting for the latest Intel 12th Gen Core processors, this ITX board has a full three M.2 slots. When it comes to most typical ITX motherboards, you will usually find one or two M.2 slots. Having a full three slots opens up a lot of storage and modding possibilities that would otherwise require sacrificing storage. Keep in mind that these are full PCI-E 5.0 slots, so a single x4 M.2 slot is equivalent to a x8 PCI-E 4.0 slot, or x16 …
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MSI Launches 12th Gen Core Based MEG Trident X SFF Gaming PC

MSI has announced their first SFF PC using the Intel 12th Gen Core architecture; The MEG Trident X 12th. This is the large of the two Trident form factors that MSI has produced, and and offers improved cooling over its predecessor. MSI claims they have increased heat dissipation surface area by 26%. The system packs an Intel i7-12700K, up to 64GB of DDR-5 4800Mhz memory, two M.2 slots, and room for two 2.5″ drives. Also included is 2.5G Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6E AX211. The GPU is up to a full power Nvidia RTX 3090. Between the 12700K and the 3090, …
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FSP Group Launches SFX 12VO 750 Watt Power Supply

In case you don’t know, power supplies are changing soon. The depth of this change is an article in and of itself, but basically everything is moving to the 12 volt lines, and your motherboard plug will be reduced from 24 pin to just 10 pins. That’s great for the SFF world. FSP has launched their first SFX class PSU that supports the 12VO standard. Okay…I’m going to admit that it’s post holiday and I’m still recovering from eating a ridiculous amount of food. So here is the press release from FSP.   【Taipei, Nov.25th, 2021】  FSP Group has launched …
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Puget Systems Reviews Intel 12th Gen CPUs in Detail

Puget Systems is one of the top-tier builders of PCs for very specific workloads. Unlike most of the industry, they design your system based on your specific application, and do a tremendous amount of testing to ensure their customers get the right parts for their workload. They’ve even developed their own benchmarks based on real world programs that have become a mainstay in the reviewing community, and are used by respected reviewers like Gamer’s Nexus. So when they post a review of a CPU, people listen. Puget Systems reviewed Intel’s newest 12th Gen Core CPUs with workloads in Adobe programs, …
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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 …