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    Closed [EU - UK] Reduced! S4 Mini Classic Boxed / HDPlex 400w Combo / 6700K Fatal1ty Mobo Combo

    ALL SOLD :) Hi, I'm selling on some of my SFF items. I'm based in the UK (in the East of England) but am willing to post to wherever - postage will be charged at cost and insured. Link to images of items for sale: Linky NFC S4 Mini Classic: Comes in its original box and packaging with...
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    Power Supply HDPlex 400W AC-DC Adapter

    Haha, yeah, I know, there was a time in the 90's when I MacGyver'd a Super Famicom back to life with only my teeth, some wire and sticky tape until I was back home to fix it properly. Cable strippers are definitley the way forward, but for someone just wanting to solder three wires, shelling...
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    Power Supply HDPlex 400W AC-DC Adapter

    You'll get addicted to soldering once you start, promise lol. All you need is a £20 Antex soldering iron for the job you want to do, flux (pen's easiest for you), solder, iron stand and some solder brass for cleaning the iron. Cable strippers are good, but teeth/scalpel can do as well. Get your...
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    GPU Gigabyte RTX 2060 Mini ITX review

    I got this card a few days ago, and just had chance to test it out on my test bench before popping it in an S4 Classic. Reasonably impressed - in synth tests maxes out at 1920 core with no manual oc, peaks at 65C on the bench. Fan is pretty quiet (although ymmv as my hearings rubbish from too...
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    Quick PSU Q You've Heard Before

    Hi, Decided after moving and no longer having room to set up my custom hardline looped Fractal Nano and monitor, I'd rattle together from some parts I had kicking round an S4 mini Classic build for some 1080p/60 gaming for me and the step-kids on the tv. I've got most of the bits and bobs, but...
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    SFF.Network Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

    It was me - for the love of ****. I even asked them again at Asus (Raja ignored me) further clarifying using an AVX neg offset enabled K chip, and got this response: I'm somewhat miffed now - I REALLY wanted the Asus board, but have an Asrock Fatal1ty winging it's way to me as we speak...
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    SFF.Network Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

    The thing is, AVX negative offset effectively downclocks the CPU when an AVX instrustion comes in, so it's ideal for the enthusiast platform as having the negative offset function allows stability at a higher CPU clock than you would normally with no option to downclock when one comes in. Hence...
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    SFF.Network Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

    Yeah, that's my point. The bulk of say 7700K chips that can do 5ghz do so realistically with a negative AVX offset (in the -1-3 area)- if you look at some retailers selling binned 7700k CPU's, they come with a caveat that basically says they'll run at 5ghz with a -2 AVX offset. IMHO, the offset...
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    SFF.Network Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

    And got a reply from Asus CS - no AVX negative offset on the Z270I sadly, so looks like I'll have to settle for a different motherboard with less power phases:
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    SFF.Network Many 200-Series Motherboards Leaked ahead of CES

    Eagerly awaiting the Strix mitx myself. That's in Czech - one thing that has worried me slightly though, is in the bios screenshots the ability to apply a negative AVX offset appears to be missing (in the other Asus Z270 boards it should be present just below the core ratio). It'd be...