News Happy SFF Month! Learn about SFFN's new Patreon page, new shirts, and a giveaway!

TL;DR: If you appreciate the work SFF Network does, consider supporting us on our new Patreon account! Also, we have cool limited edition 'Caliper & Ruler' shirts, you should check those out too.


A LETTER FROM THE SFF NETWORK TEAM:


Computex 2018 will be here sooner than you think, and we're incredibly excited to once again have a crew on the ground, asking the questions that are relevant to the SFF community. Last year was the first time we were able to attend the conference, and because of it we were able to create a bunch of news posts, a number of exclusives, and literally hundreds of caliper shots. This is not to mention the long string of in-depth reviews we were able to do as a result of reporting and relationships that originated on the show floor.

This is especially impressive given the fact that SFF Network is a fairly small (pun intended) team of hardworking folks, who commit many hours outside of their lives and day jobs to create and publish their work. These are enthusiasts who are passionate about small form factor systems, preaching the virtues of the SFF philosophy to the world through their craft. They’re you and me, in other words. But it takes resources alongside that passion to do what we do; equipment, event attendance, and much more goes into creating the content we make. And all of that gets expensive, fast.

We are eternally grateful for the support we've received to date, and I'd specifically like to call out those in the SFF Forum community who are already ongoing supporters. The monthly or annual subscriptions we provide on the forum are what pay the bills to keep the forum alive, and are also what allow us to avoid saturating the forum experience with advertising. It's clear, however, that we need to do for SFF Network what we've done for SFF Forum: find a way to provide just enough sustainable revenue to enable us to focus on making more content, and better content. It's also crucial for a good chunk of this revenue to come directly from readers, since it better obligates us to provide relevant content, and provides the team with a tangible barometer of community sentiment and support for our work.

To do that, we've created a Patreon page! I won't elaborate much on the tiers available beyond saying that, at certain levels of funding, we are able to commit to more content - from the return of the Low Volume podcast, to the introduction of build guides. We're even providing some swanky certifications and forum banners to all who pledge support, even at the $1 level, since contributions as low as a dollar a month really add up. If you've found value in the reporting and reviews we've done, consider kicking in to help us keep that work going.

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We're also launching a great giveaway, as thanks to our readership and community! To start, we've put aside a Geeek A30 chassis to send to a lucky community member, as reviewed here. Furthermore, we are also giving away a DREVO Tyrfing V2 mechanical keyboard, an ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac AM4 motherboard, and a Streacom FC8 Passively cooled ITX case as we hit the $100, $250 and $500 funding goals for our Patreon, which you can learn more about on our Patreon page. See the bottom paragraph on this post for a disclaimer regarding the giveaway. Just post in this thread to enter!

But wait, there's more! We've also released a limited edition run of 'Caliper & Ruler' t-shirts that you can check out here. We're only selling these during May (which we've dubbed 'SFF Month'), so be sure to grab one if you're interested. [Update: Note that the timer on the order page for all of our TeeSpring swag reflects when batches are commencing, rather than when availability for the product ends! The 'Caliper & Ruler' tees will be available for order throughout the month of May across many batches.]

Finally, if you'd like to learn more about supporting the forum specifically, you can do so here. In a sentence, we provide supporter tiers that bill monthly or annually, which provide some additional forum functionality and access to chat and other resources.

We don’t take asking for your support lightly, but we do it with an eye towards producing the right content for our community, in a sustainable and transparent way. Thanks to everyone - past, present and future - for your support!

– The SFFN Team

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Giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited. No purchase is necessary to enter. Only the initial postage costs are covered by SFF Network, a brand of Minutiae LLC. Any customs and import charges are the responsibility of the winner. Entries close Midnight 30th May 2018 NZST and will be drawn using Random.org to select winners at random. No warranty of the chassis or included components is provided in any manner, expressed or implied. SFFn standard terms and conditions also apply.

UPDATE!!!

With the review of Noctua's Chromax updates, we are adding 5, yes five more prizes! Each prize is a single colour pack of Chromax cables - a combined pack of the Y splitters and extensions!

As an update to the draw, we will draw 6 winners in succession. First prize will remain the Geeek A30 chassis, with second thru sixth being Chromax cables. Each successive winner gets choice of colour - 2nd place gets first pick, 3rd place gets second pick, all the way to 6th place getting the last pack that is left!

Colours to choose:
Black
White
Yellow
Blue
Green
 
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E-Rod

Chassis Packer
May 23, 2018
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You're welcome! The way I look at it is, building PCs is a hobby of mine and the Patreon is like a magazine subscription. I have gotten tons of useful information from posts here and love the custom work that a lot of individuals are doing.

The difficult part about SFF is, to no surprise, making everything fit. A lot of my questions of "will it fit/place nice with X" have been answered here in some form and helped me a lot. I've probably saved hundreds on not ordering the wrong parts or finding alternatives that work for cheaper based on the information here. I can gladly give some of those savings back. :)

Funny enough, I even thought "I knew better" and could make a R9 Nano work in a S4M. Hah! I belive MarcParis was the one who thoroughly documented his struggle and I ran into the same issues he did every step of the way. Silly me... t'was a humbling moment indeed. ;)

I also really love the content provided here. It's the perfect feed for staying on top of SFF-related components and reviews about them. I can pretty much assume if there's a new hotness in SFF, I'll find out all about it here first.
 

PlayfulPhoenix

Founder of SFF.N
Original poster
SFFLAB
Chimera Industries
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Feb 22, 2015
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Hey all, emails have just been sent to all Patreon supporters thus far to coordinate passing along certificates, forum banners, discounted pricing on swag, and SFFN sidebar mentions. Thanks once again for your support!

We have just a few days left of SFF Month, so for all who are considering a limited edition shirt, now's the time to buy!
 

Liam

Case Bender
Mar 6, 2018
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Great looking t-shirt and loving the community as allways! Been following for some time but I am finally getting my first sff build built.
Nice giveaway aswell ;)
 

confusis

John Morrison. Founder and Head writer SFF.N
SFF Workshop
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Jun 19, 2015
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And the winners are...

Grand Prize - Geeek A30 Chassis
@FoskcoRS5

Runners up (Chromax cable pack!)
@AscendIntoLunacy
@mukul.k
@Dedaciai
@HeroXLazer
@chingi5

I will contact you all directly via private messaging. Note that for the Chromax winners, the first winner gets first pick and thus forth.

Note to the 2nd thru 5th winners - I will contact you when I receive the response from the winner above you, or 7 days have passed and the user above you forfeits the prize.

List in order of Posting;



Drawn;