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Forum Feature: The Case Hoarding Therapy Group

Most of us are guilty of it – tech hoarding. Whilst some can justify it (all these parts are for review work, honest!), some just like to collect PC components. In “Dr” Arboreal’s thread, community members can come clean about their obsession – in this case, *cough*, cases. The first step is acknowledging the problem, right? Starting with Arboreal’s list of mostly Silverstone products, other forum members have started listing what they have sitting about, mostly SFF, but with a few larger enclosures hiding in the crowd. The broad spectrum of cases in the possession of the community is mindblowing …
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Forum Feature: Sliger SM550/560

In a semi-regular series, we will have a short look at various projects and one-off builds in the forum. This is not a paid promotion in any way, just a selection of cool stuff we like! For those who dont know Sliger, you may be familiar with some of their work. They have built a strong portfolio in the SFF scene, producing cases such as the DSE Breathe and the Chimera Industries Cerberus. Today we are going to take a look at something new from them, the SM550 and SM560 cases, part of a series that spans the SM550, SM560, …
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Raijintek at Computex 2018

Raijintek, a smaller company, popped up on our radar as we wandered the halls of Nangang Exhibition Centre in Taipei. Small cases.. slim radiators.. value oriented water blocks? We decided to take a deeper look, and here’s what we found! Two SFF cases caught our eye. Tempered glass and RGB abound of course, but the designs are clean and understated. Using Li-Heat risers, these relatively small cases are designed with aesthetics firmly in mind. That’s a 25mm thick, 360 AIO cooler. Li-Heat and Raijintek have been working together on products such as this right angle GPU mounting solution. A 25mm …
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Meet the Creators – NFC Systems’ Joshua Sniffen

Some time ago, we interviewed Joshua Sniffen, of NFC Systems fame, about his love for SFF, his passion for design, and the journey from hobbyist to manufacturer. Two and a half years later, the next major revision of his signature chassis line is around the corner, and there have been a tonne of changes in the Small Form Factor world. So, it’s about time we talk to him again, and see how things are going, what has changed, and what he predicts for the future. This is the first in a series of “Meet the Creators”, a series of interviews …
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SilverStone launches a $35 Mini-STX case: the VT01

AnandTech has the details on this new Mini-STX chassis from SilverStone, the VT01 (not VT101). As befitting the price it’s a simple enclosure made of 0.8mm steel (available in either black or silver) and it features VESA mounts, 1x 2.5″ mount, cutouts for wireless antennas, and not much else. It does not come with an AC adapter. Dimensions are 65mm x 155mm x 152mm (1.53L) and the CPU heatsink height clearance is 34mm. According to AnandTech the price is $35 and it should be available in about three weeks. Thoughts? Discuss them in the forum here.
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Lian Li shows off new cases and it’s SFX or bust!

I had spotted a pic or two of new Lian Li cases at Computex but it’s taken until now to get information about them. Tom’s Hardware has the details and they look intriguing. First is the PC-Q22, pictured above. It is a 2-slot Mini-ITX case with room for two 2.5″ drives, a single 3.5″ drive, and a 240mm rad. As mentioned in the title, it only takes SFX/SFX-L power supplies. Tom’s Hardware mentions that the PSU is mounted in the front, which it’d have to be given that the rear of the case is dominated by the motherboard IO cutout, the …