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Noctua Introduces Chromax Line Fans, Cables and Heatsink covers

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors.  Noctua introduces chromax line fans, cables and heatsink covers Vienna, October 16th 2017 – Noctua today introduced the long-awaited chromax editions of its most renowned 120mm and 140mm fan models as well as...

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Streacom’s FC8 Alpha Chassis Now More Compatible

PRESS RELEASE: A press release, when marked as such, is posted direct from the manufacturer and is unedited. Thus, they may not reflect the view of SmallFormFactor.net or its authors.  FC8 ALPHA NOW SHIPS WITH SH2 HEATPIPES OCTOBER 10, 2017 When the FC8 was originally released, the trend for CPU location was center/left bias on ITX motherboards, in common with thin-ITX fixed specification, so...

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MSI Introduces the X299M-A Pro

MSI has decided to target the “mid” level HEDT buyers with a new board, the X299M-A Pro. Limited to the Kaby Lake-X processors, namely the i7-7740X and i5-7640X, this motherboard sits in a really weird spot in the market. Thanks to Intel’s… unique… product lineup, this X299 based board is compatible with only two CPU SKUs. This LGA2066 board is in the Micro-ATX form...

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ASUS AM4 ITX revealed!

A few months ago, while I was at a tech show in NZ, an ASUS rep mentioned to me that they were working on Ryzen M-ITX. The first reveal as to what this would look like has appeared, courtesy of Swedish retailer Inet.se. Coming it at 1899 kr, or US$239, the ASUS ROG STRIX B350-I Gaming (from herein I will call it the ASUS B350-I, because this mouthful of a moniker is another in a long line of over...

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HGST Reveals World’s First 14TB HDD.. 14 TB!!1!

HGST – Now part of Western Digital – has launched a new 3.5″ (boo), 14 Terabyte (yay!) mechanical hard drive. Using Shingled Magnetic Recording, HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, I’m glad they acronym’d it!) has managed to cram 14 Terabytes into a single HDD, albeit for the enterprise. HGST has filled the drive with helium gas, a well known trick...

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ASRock’s DeskMini GTX/RX Updates!

We’ve been keeping an eye on ASRock’s DeskMini platform since it was leaked to us some time ago. The discussion thread is over 190 posts long, with every minute detail picked out by our community. Just today, we had a hot news tip from a user – the product page for the DeskMini GTX/RX has appeared! It has quite a bit of useful information for those who are chasing that form...

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GIGABYTE reveals next-gen 16-core Atom Server ITX board

GIGABYTE Server, the enterprise and embedded branch of Gigabyte’s consumer brand, has released the specifications for its MA10-ST0 motherboard, complete with Intel Atom C3958 SoC (System on a Chip). This is remarkable since this is the first sighting of this SoC, which is a Denverton-family CPU that has only been revealed as a dual-core C3338 with a 1.5 GHz base clock and 2.2 GHz boost...

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SFFn at techXpo New Zealand!

New Zealand is a tiny little country at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, so it comes as no surprise that we don’t get big tech shows like CES, Computex, PAX and the like. We do get a small show called techXpo though, sponsored by local mega retailer PBTech. I wandered around taking numerous photos, and chatting with the likes of AMD, ASUS, Coolermaster, Ubiquiti and Canon. A quick recap of...

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SilverStone SX650-G and SX500-G finally incoming!

After much anticipation, product pages for the new SilverStone SX650-G and SX500-G SFX power supplies have popped up on the website. We first shared news of these units when they were initially shown off way back in January of 2016. Since then we’ve checked in with SilverStone for status updates on them first at CES 2017, and again just a few months ago at Computex. So you can imagine how...

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More Vega Nano News!

With Drew and Tim’s exclusive photo-op earlier, our appetite was whetted for more news on the Vega Nano. Drew and Tim are very persistent reporters though, and managed to track down more exclusive information and pictures for Small Form Factor Network. What have we learnt? The card has a typical board power of 150 watts (GPU, vRAM, but excluding cooling solution), and uses an 8 pin plug for...

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EXCLUSIVE: A fleeting glance of the… Vega Nano?

While enroute to the impending Capsaicin event in Los Angeles, SFF Network staff member Drew Duncan managed to find himself in line behind an AMD executive (identifiable from his ‘red cord’ badge), who had an interesting item on his person. While navigating through event security, this employee (UPDATE: Likely to be Chris Hook, a Senior Director of Global Marketing and PR at AMD)...

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Retro SFF – LGR Features a Truly Old School SFF 486 System

SFF has been a thing for some time – even back as far as around 1995, where this Unisys CWD-4002 comes from. In a surprisingly modern form factor – including a right angle riser and no optical drive – this system seems to be very forward thinking in its design. Check out LGR’s video above, and join our discussion here.