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Innodisk booth at Computex 2017

Innodisk isn’t a big name in memory, at least not outside of industrial uses, but they’ve risen in profile recently due to the fact that they’re one of the only providers of VLP DDR4 RAM. Here are some of the ECC Unbuffered VLP DDR4 but there are also Non-ECC versions available. And here’s a stick of DDR4 SODIMM. This oddity is Mini DIMM, which is just like it days, a...

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FlexATX Computex 2017 roundup

FlexATX has grown in popularity for shrinking down SFF builds beyond what even SFX will allow, and I’ve seen several cases in development in the forum that make use of these server form factor power supplies. So here at Computex 2017 I made sure to scout out all the big FlexATX manufacturers to see if they had any cool new products that could be suitable for consumer applications (i.e. not...

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Noctua at Computex 2017

Noctua, a premium player in the cooling market, arrived at Computex 2017 with something new, something revised, and something just a bit… different. Jakob Dellinger and the Noctua team have been tirelessly working towards a new standard in cooling, continuing work on their next generation A series fan. This 120mm fan has been a major project for Noctua, requiring the Austrian company to...

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AMD and Co Love PC!

For the first time, SFFN had direct access to an AMD press conference, instead of hoping that our feeble home internet connections (well, apart from myself with 100/30 fibre – take that, US-based staff!) could cope with streaming their live event. Joshua, Craig and I were on-location yesterday at the event, which was held at the Westin Taipei hotel in Taipei during Computex 2017. Eagerly...

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Off the beaten path: Taking a look at Eye Case’s EXC-9102, a passive ITX enclosure

Walking across the Computex floor, it’s easy to spot the big and bright booths by big-name consumer-oriented business – but encircling practically all of these are more modest booths that represent businesses who sell to other business. Indeed, if you simply look at a list of all participating companies, these smaller and often times more regional brands simply overwhelm the showroom...

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be quiet! 500W and 600W SFX-L PSUs

I’m constantly on the lookout for new SFF power supplies (in hopes that in the not too distant future I can gleefully gloat at ATX’s demise) and be quiet! has two SFX-L units in their booth here at Computex 2017. There will be two models, the 500W SFX-L-500W and the 600W SFX-L-600W (gotta love self-explanatory model numbers). They are both Gold-rated, feature a single 12V rail, fully...

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SilverStone cases at Computex 2017: PIO and Micro-STX

When we rolled up to the SilverStone booth on the opening day of Computex, we got there a bit early and planned to check out the nearby booths before our meeting with SilverStone.  But that plan got derailed when we spied this fascinating prototype at the front of the booth: This is a prototype case that utilizes the PIO motherboard form factor, a rare variety of mobo that features a PCIe slot...

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CRYORIG at Computex 2017

During Computex 2017, we had the opportunity to visit CRYORIG’s booth, full of aluminium, copper and wood! Ever since Computex last year, we’ve been looking forward to seeing CRYORIG’s Taku case in the flesh. For those that are unfamiliar, the Taku is a unique combination of monitor stand and PC case, with the base model coming replete with wooden feet (an unusual material in...

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SilverStone Power Supplies at Computex 2017

We stopped by the SilverStone booth yesterday, and I already covered the prototype fanless 450W SFX-L because it’s just so crazy (in an awesome way). But of course SilverStone had other power supplies to look at, so here they are: First off is a FlexATX form factor PSU, the FX350. As the name implies, it is a 350W unit with Gold-rated efficiency and the 12V rail capable of the full rated...

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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac first look

Edit: Took a bit longer than a day, but here is the much more in-depth look at “The Little Monster”. We’ll cover it in more depth tomorrow, but we made a quick stop by the ASRock booth in between meetings today and snapped some pictures of the newly announced X299E-ITX/ac motherboard. Apologies in advance for the focus issues, I’ll try better tomorrow. So in no particular...

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EVGA showcases X299 mATX motherboard

Here are the specifications taken directly from EVGA’s official announcement. While the size of this X299 mATX motherboard isn’t quite as impressive as ASRock’s X299 mITX motherboard we shared here, it’s perfect for those compact but super high-end SLI/Crossfire builds. Key Features Form Factor – mATX RGB Fan Header Support Audio – High Definition 8 Channel Audio + Optical...