SFF.Network Day 1 of CES 2018 - A Roundup

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We haven't yet set foot on the show floor, but already the SFF related news is flying thick and fast! Below is a roundup of interesting coverage from Day 1 at CES 2018.

Our team arrives at the show tomorrow (Las Vegas time), calipers in hand, so look forward to more in depth coverage!

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Kmpkt

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If you take all those black and white covers off the NZXT board, all you're gonna see is ECS brown baby!

 

EdZ

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A fairly nice clean board, with some heatsinks that actually look vaguely like they were designed to dissipate heat. Of course, they then want to stick them under a sheet of plastic...
 
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kittysox

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As mentioned before who on earth would pay 300$ for an ecs board. Looks aren’t everything!
 

Hifihedgehog

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Any word on an ITX AM4 board with HDMI 2.0? Please ask the motherboard vendors if HDMI 2.0 is in the cards for the next-gen 400-series AM4 ITX boards. Raven Ridge desktop kind of needs it for my family member’s use case, an HTPC.
 
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Phuncz

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As mentioned before who on earth would pay 300$ for an ecs board. Looks aren’t everything!
That's the problem: it's an "NZXT" board. Since most people who buy shiny things for their PC without taking a second look at performance or quality, many will just see it as a component that doesn't detract from other RGB stuffs. And people seem to not mind paying 200$ for RGB all-show-no-go display cases, so why not pay an extra 300$ to have that motherboard-shaped hole filled with an RGB all-show-no-go motherboard ?

And here I am blacking out LEDs so they don't distract me.
 

MarcParis

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That's the problem: it's an "NZXT" board. Since most people who buy shiny things for their PC without taking a second look at performance or quality, many will just see it as a component that doesn't detract from other RGB stuffs. And people seem to not mind paying 200$ for RGB all-show-no-go display cases, so why not pay an extra 300$ to have that motherboard-shaped hole filled with an RGB all-show-no-go motherboard ?

And here I am blacking out LEDs so they don't distract me.
As i keep saying : RGB & TG are pure evil...XD
 

darksidecookie

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Feb 1, 2016
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A fairly nice clean board, with some heatsinks that actually look vaguely like they were designed to dissipate heat. Of course, they then want to stick them under a sheet of plastic...
i believe the sheet is made of steel and the parts covering the nvm ssd's between the pcie slots are aluminium
 
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bledha

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Inwin gaming cube a1 info please :)
HardwareCanucks did a video review a few days ago of the A1, shame that it comes with that power supply. I love the idea of charging Qi enabled devices on top - but really, hopefully it can be had without that PSU.

InWin A1 info page is here. I loved the one with the wood top teased over a year ago, too bad that didn't come to fruition.