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AMD updates Q2 guidance, projects 8% decline in revenues

In a press release today, AMD announced that revenues for Q2 2015 are expected to be lower than originally projected. In its now-revised estimates, AMD anticipates revenues to decrease by around 8% sequentially, compared to the 3% decline previously estimated. Although disappointing, this isn’t entirely unexpected: AMD itself cites weak PC sales causing a reduction in shipments of CPUs and...

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EK releases AMD Radeon R9 FURY X Full-Cover water block

The single-slot IO and short PCB of the Fury X combined with these new single-slot blocks and bracket would make for an awesome SFF build if we ever get a proper enthusiast-grade Mini-DTX motherboard. “July 7th – EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is excited to launch the true single-slot liquid cooling solution for AMD® Radeon®...

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Hardware Canucks reviews the Node 202

Them northern beavers have reviewed the Fractal Design Node 202 and it looks like a good option for a Steam Machine style build. One interesting detail about the case that wasn’t apparent in the photos from Computex is that the bottom and top halves of the exterior shell are each removable. This gives easy access to the internal skeleton from both sides to make it easier to work on. Check...

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Samsung launches 2TB 850 Pro and 850 EVO SSDs

2TB consumer SSDs! Great news for SFF builds with limited drive mounts. No word on price but hopefully they won’t have a price premium for the density and will be in line with the price/gigabyte of the rest of the 850 series. Edit: PCPer has a review up already and MSRP is $1000 for the Pro and $800 for the EVO. If street price comes in at that or under it’s not too bad. Press release...

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Gelid launches Polar 27mm tall CPU cooler for LGA 115x

Gelid has released a very low profile heatsink for the mainstream Intel sockets. TDP of only up to 65W so no overclocked 4770K’s with this but it looks to be a good option for a budget HTPC or something similar. Press release below: “Hong Kong, July 3rd – Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils the latest 1U low profile cooler for Intel™ CPU. The POLAR CPU cooler is...

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GIGABYTE Announces Full Support of the New Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 V4 Product Family

Gigabyte has release BIOS updated to support the latest line of Intel Xeon processors – a boon for those of us who demand workstation or server reliability and accuracy. Read Gigabyte’s Press Release below: “Taipei, Taiwan, June 2nd – GIGABYTE Technology, a leading creator of high performance server hardware, is happy to announce today, in coordination with Intel’s...

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DeepCool Launches a New SFF Cooler

Deepcool has launched a new CPU cooler under their Gamer Storm branding, aimed at SFF builds! Here’s a preview:   Low-Profile Design Based on the concept of designing a SFF cooler for Mini ITX boards, the overall dimension of GABRIEL is 120X118X60mm with a 20mm thick fan included. The low-profile design ensures the widest compatibility.   Four Heatpipes & Nickel Plating...

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AuckLAN5 ‘Live’ Blog!

Hey folks, and welcome to my ‘as close to live as possible’ blog from AuckLAN5, where SFFr is sponsoring a Minecraft Creative Tournament, and confusis (John Morrison) is participating in many tournaments! After some power issues caused by the building being a little old, and not designed for tens of high powered gaming rigs, the Admin team has us up and running again. To follow will...

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Featured Mod – C4B12’s CURV3D

C4B12 is a relative newcomer to our forum, but he has already impressed us with his scratchbuild CURV3D. Here’s how he built his HTPC scratchbuild!   The Beginning I got the idea for this build when I was looking at some of the acrylic I had left from Cold Winter. Saw some nice shape coming. So I started cutting, and got these two acrylic pieces.   Standing on it’s own feet...

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Bitspower Teases Full Cover Block for Maximus VI

Bitspower, one of the bigger players in the watercooling market has been teasing us with pictures of a new product, a full cover waterblock for the M-ITX ASUS Maximus VI.   Black Nickel The block, like it’s previously released sibling, is what Bitspower calls a U.S.C design (Unibody Style Construction Design)   Black Copper This is a concept Bitspower uses to define a single solid...

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ASRock M8 Preview

Ever the fans of smaller systems that we are, we couldn’t help but notice this new system from ASRock – the M8.   M8 The M8 is a barebones M-ITX system based on the Z87 chipset   Design It has been designed to stand out, and stand out it does!   Control The knob on the front panel doubles as a system monitoring device as well as a control system   Functional The...

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Welcome to the new SFFReview.com

Well hello there!. Welcome to the new SFFReview.com! Built from the ground up by our magnificent coders, we present the new home of everything small form factor. Now, for a little bit of history. Back in 2007 Craig Brugger began a site known as LOSIAS.net, as a home for his projects, beginning with Project, you guessed it, LOSIAS. LOSIAS stood for Lots Of Stuff In A System, and that’s a...