Retro Relook: Macintosh Edition!

It’s the weekend, so news will be light. Time to take a trip back in time and look at some retro small form factor PCs with a Retro Relook. This week is focused on Apple and some vintage SFF Macintosh machines. Let’s start with the Macintosh LC. If you’re old enough, you may remember this being in your schools. The L stood for low and the C stood for cost. This was my first computer, and I own a nearly perfect one today. I can personally attest that they should have added an S to the name for slow. You …

Colorful Launches Two B560 ITX Motherboards

China based manufacturer Colorful has launched two B560 ITX Motherboards that compliment the styling of their recently announced ITX 3060 GPU. The boards are the CVN B560I Gaming Pro V20 and the CVN B560 Gaming Frozen V20.     The boards both use the Intel B560 chipset with the primary difference being the Frozen edition has a white PCB while the Gaming Pro has a black PCB. Both feature support for up to DDR4-4266, PCI Express 3.0 x 16 expansion slot, and a single M.2 slot. Pricing is listed as $185 for the Pro and $195 for the Frozen. Here …

CPU Cooler Shootout: Ep. 2 featuring ID-Cooling IS-50 and IS-60

Extra holiday time means more time for CPU cooler testing!  Following up with the IS-40 v3, today we are adding the IS-50 and IS-60 to the mix.  These are larger than the IS-40 and round out the high end for ID-Cooling’s Iceland (IS) series.  Be sure to check out the video on Youtube and give your feedback either in the comments there or on our forum discussion.  

Let’s Start! CPU Cooler Shootout Episode 1 begins with the ID-Cooling IS-40 v3

It is quite long overdue but it’s finally time to get this party started.  Today marks the first episode of the new SFFn CPU Cooler shootout.  We’re starting off with ID-Cooling’s IS-40 v3, but there will be plenty more being added to the list in the coming months.  Be sure to check out the video on Youtube and give your feedback either in the comments there or on our forum discussion.  

Battle of the Boutiques Part 2: A4-SFX | S1 | SM550 | SM560

The following article is for Part 2 of our multi-part review. If you haven’t already seen it, you can view Battle of the Boutiques Part 1 here. We had originally intended to release the 2nd and final part of this review back in July but due to immature BIOS issues with Ryzen’s latest CPUs, we experienced some questionable voltage results and instability, so we decided to wait it out. Finally, on the 15th of August, ASUS provided a BIOS update( Patch AB, still not perfect) to their ROG STRIX X470-I GAMING motherboard, so I decided to crank through this in …