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n3rdware Launches the Yocto SFF Chassis

This is a SFF Network Vendor product launch – a feature we offer to subscribed Vendors that love our community. At SFF Network, we support those who support us, growing the world of Small Form Factor! From n3rdware: Hello everyone, What has started as some personal build logs on this very site, has now grown into an attempt to start as a small and independent case builder: n3rdware. As a developer and hardware enthousiast, I’ve been developing cases for personal use for quite some years now. Building on that experience, I’d like to introduce my handcrafted cases to you. That …
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TechPowerup Spots a 14.7L Cooler Master Concept Prebuilt

Source: https://www.techpowerup.com/303532/cooler-master-shows-off-cooling-x-a-unique-prebuilt-with-whole-body-liquid-cooling Late news from CES – TechPowerup posted a quick overview of a 14.7L, whole-body cooled prebuilt system. Whole-body cooled? What?! Basically, the side panels are plumbed into the loop as passive radiators. Definitely shades of Zalman here, and a welcome return of a concept that aims to be as quiet as possible. Of note though, the chassis also includes a typical twin fan radiator, so it’s unclear how effective the panels are. Measuring in at 266 mm x 149 mm x 371 mm (LxWxH) –  14.7L, this rig holds a Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, Radeon RX 6800 XT, …
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InWin’s Chopin Returns, But Bigger

Press Release: When an article is marked as such, it is posted verbatim from a Manufacturer’s text, and does not reflect the views or opinions of SFF.Network. InWin has today announced its new Chopin MAX Mini-ITX PC chassis, which offers greater component compatibility and more cooling potential to provide users more powerful small form factor setups than ever in a beautifully designed brushed aluminium enclosure that sits proudly on any desk or furnishing. Now with 25 percent more heatsink clearance (up to 54 mm), the Chopin MAX supports both AMD and Intel stock CPU coolers on their latest respective platforms. …
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Streacom+NCASE Teases a New SFF Chassis Series: FreeFlow

With the sad end to NCASE M1 production, we’ve been keeping an eye out for new NCASE products in the pipeline. NCASE partner Wahaha360 has just teased a new chassis product within our forum, in association with premium chassis manufacturer Streacom. We’ve reviewed Streacom products before, and they provide excellent quality and design – but traditionally no RGB. It appears RGB is the initial marketing point for the new product, as seen in the teaser images posted here: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/freeflow-collection-by-ncase-streacom.17834/ Whilst initial details are scant, it will be interesting to see where this product goes in terms of design, capability and …
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Pluto – An Update From the Designer

As many readers may be aware, Artesian Builds, a system integrator based in the United States, has suspended sales, staff and business in general. This normally wouldn’t have a huge impact on our SFF world – system integrators generally use larger cases as a rule. Unfortunately, the fantastic Pluto, a wood, aluminium and steel 13L chassis we featured here, was being sold exclusively on their platform. This partnership had, until now, been beneficial for forum user Shatrod, the designer of the Pluto. From the designer; Hello, everyone. I wanted to wait until all of the paperwork has been finalized however …
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Goodisory A01 Review

Review provided by forum moderator ignsvn with editing performed by John Morrison. Want to contribute a review or editorial? Private message John (confusis) on the forum! Many forum members know that I’m never a big fan of external AC-DC brick. I see them as something that adds more wire on my already cluttered, fully-wired PC setup, regardless whether you put the brick on top of the desk, or on the floor. However, recently I have found a need to to build a low power, APU-only HTPC for family entertainment purposes. Think of watching online TV channels, Youtube, play light games, …
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InWin B1 HTPC Case Review

Introduction Earlier this year InWin announced their latest HTPC case, the B1.  More stylish than the popular Chopin with a tempered glass cover, and following a different cooling principle than the open air H Frame mini of yesteryear, the B1 is an affordable and stylish case for those seeking a compact home server or mini PC. At the time of writing, the B1 is $85.00 on Amazon, coming in under the InWin Chopin ($99.00).  It offers a 200w 80 plus gold power supply as well as an 80mm internal fan, but trades the durable aluminum aesthetic of the Chopin for …
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System76 – Thelio. A chassis that thinks outside the box.

This is going to be a unique article for us in that this is more of a showcase and not a review. This sample was paid for out of pocket and like all our articles, will remain unbiased to a fault.  As far as I am aware, there are only two ITX computer case manufactures in the USA (R.I.P. Caselabs), one of them is Sliger Designs out of Sparks, Nevada and the other is System76 from Denver, Colorado. And while System76 both designs and manufactures their own chassis, they are not available for sale without the purchase of one entirely …