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- Today's hosts: the full cast! James Schell (Aibohphobia), John Morrison (confusis) and Joshua Ramirez (PlayfulPhoenix).
- 3:35: Power supplies galore - Lian Li and Silverstone aren't alone with new PSU's, as FSP announces their "Dagger" line of SFX units, available in 500W and 600W varieties.
- 6:50: James' review of SilverStone's SX700-LPT, at an epic >4k words long!
- 23:45: Lian Li stealth launches their new PE-750 750W unit. A conversation about existing and new power supplies ensues - as well as discussion on the Lian Li unit's unusual behavior...
- Is SIlverStone's PSU better? Well, it depends...
- 51:45: The SFF Build Challenge! This month’s build: the best general-use rig sans-dGPU, for under $300.
- 58:40: James’ build, a mini-ITX desktop with a Pentium G4400 dual-core, Crucial 240GB SSD, and an actual (slim) case this time!
- 1:02:30: John’s build, a mini-ITX build with an Athlon 5350, a 500GB HDD, and 8GB of memory... for a substantially under-budget price of just $143.46.
- 1:05:40: Joshua’s build, a Skylake Core i3 6300, 8GB RAM, 128GB Team SSD, and an aluminum Raidmax case that wasn't picked because it's dirt cheap, no-siree.
- 1:10:35: James’ critique, "John's ultra-cheap processor and white-label hard drive? Slooooooooooow. Joshua's motherboard choice is excellent (snark), but the case is big and your storage is tiiiiiiiiny."
- 1:14:25:: John’s critique, "What boring and uninspiring choices you two made - you two go for low-end Intel chips and cheap out on everything, meanwhile I provide 90% of the functionality for half the price. Anyone looking at the $300 price point comes ahead with my rig."
- 1:15:50: Joshua’s critique, "James, your build is like my build, 'lite' - other than the storage, everything about mines is simply better. And John, while you correctly felt that going cheap was a smart move, you just went way too far, with old hardware and technology that not only won't age well, but already hasn't."
- 1:26:00: This episode's Freakin' Fantastic Fully Favorite Forum Fread of the Fortnight (please send help): The Dan A4-SFX!