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NZXT H1 V2 Review Round Up – Now With 100% Less Fire

The reviews of the NZXT H1 V2 have hit. I can’t imagine why but Gamer’s Nexus wasn’t sent a review unit. Check out the reviews below. For those that don’t know, the original NZXT H1 had a major fire hazard due to the PCIe riser cable. NZXT initial response was left wanting. Bottom line, if you have an original NZXT H1, you need to contact NZXT right away to get the repair kits.   Written Reviews Tom’s Hardware Window’s Central Kit Guru eTeknix Overclock 3D   Video Reviews                         …
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Dan / Lian Li A4-H20 Review Roundup

The initial reviews for the Dan / Lian Li A4-H20 have been released to overall very positive results. Like any SFF system, there is a build order that can make or break your experience. Unfortunately, some reviewers decided not to follow that order. Well, actually, maybe it’s fortunate because their misadventures can show you exactly what happens if you don’t read the manual. Ahem…Bitwit…I’m looking at you. For those that don’t know, the A4-H20 is the follow up to the original and now legendary Dan A4-SFX. The H20 version is actually a bit of a spin-off of the original C4-SFX …
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Geer Seekers Reviews Dan Case – Lian Li A4-H20

Geer Seekers has released their video about the new Lian Li – Dan Case A4-H20. For those that don’t know, Dan is one of the legendary designers in the SFF community and is actually a member of this very forum. He has teamed up with Lian Li to build an updated version of the A4-H20 with support for a 240mm AIO and 3-Slot GPUs. Check out the Geer Seekers video below.  
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Craft Computing Builds Retro ITX SFF PC

Craft Computing has posted up their latest video on building a retro SFF PC. Normally, this is an incredibly difficult challenge due the lack of an ITX standard during the Windows 98SE era. However, Craft Computing used an Atom powered ITX board to solve that issue. In typical retro computing fashion, a lot of trial and error was required. The resulting PC though is an excellent outside-the-box retro machine complete with PCI bifurcation, external audio, and a GeForce 6200 GPU. Check it out below.  
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Gamer’s Nexus Performs Insanely Detailed Teardown of the Steam Deck

Gamer’s Nexus has just performed the most detailed teardown of a product I’ve seen that didn’t involve a government agency trying to “piece together what happened”. In this case, it’s Valve’s Steam Deck portable gaming PC. In two parts, GN goes into how the Steam Deck is built, tests the cooling performance, and even gets technical enough to invoke Bernoulli’s principle and Bernoulli’s equation in fluid dynamics. Ok. Everyone. Everyone… Please have a seat. This is Elementary Fluid Dynamics 103. Make sure you’re in the right class, and that you picked up a syllabus from the front table. What’s that? …
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First Look – MSI MEG Z690I Unify ITX Motherboard

Author: Chris (aka Revenant) Alder Lake is upon us and has set the small form factor world on fire. Well, maybe not on fire but damn close as the 12900K can easily hit 100C even with a 360mm distinctly-not-SFF AIO. Still, because of this Chernobyl reactor fire of a CPU, we are treated to the new Z690 chipset which offers some compelling new features. MSI has put together one of the most interesting and compelling Z690 ITX boards so far, so let’s take a quick look at it before I start torturing it on our test bench. Thanks to MSI …