Editorial

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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Community Review: Electric Magic Ultra Slim IPS 13.3 inch Portable LED Monitor

This review has been supplied by forum member Nightblade! We thank him for this excellent read. If a community member wishes to produce front page content, please message Confusis (John) on the forum for more information! This review is going to be built on top of my initial impressions here. So…what can I say about this monitor? I am impressed? astounded? amazed? perhaps all of them. If I were to compare this monitor with my previous review of the Infinity Edge, it would be like night and day. Building off what I said before, this monitor was packaged WAY better and did not feel like …
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Raven Ridge HDMI 2.0 Compatibility – Forum Members to the Rescue!

Our community forum is a fantastic place, with our users banding together to help out those of us who need assistance on various SFF related topics. Recently, user Hifihedgehog started a thread surrounding unofficial support of HDMI 2.0 with AMD’s new Raven Ridge APU platform. Whilst manufacturer specs have been vague on the situation, Hifihedgehog set out to find out exactly which motherboards support the standard with a Raven Ridge APU.   Fantastic news for Raven Ridge! Thanks to an adventurous redditor, it turns out that in at least one case HDMI 2.0 capability is, in fact, not dictated by the …
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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 …
News

Logic Supply Previews Something New – The MC850

Logic Supply, a company that builds industrial systems but has a core of SFF enthusiasts has previewed their new design, the MC850, on our forum. Logic Supply (www.logicsupply.com) is an industrial PC manufacturer specializing in small form factor system development for commercial clients who need computer hardware that will reliably perform in a wide range of challenging environments. Our clients’ key concerns tend to be long lifecycle components, legacy I/O connectivity and a wide range of performance specifications (from low wattage Atom and Celeron CPUs all the way up to i7 and Xeon chips). We focus primarily on fanless system …
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Community Feature – Kmpkt’s “Orangulan”

This is one in a series of features, looking at projects going on in our community. These could be full system builds, simple mods, or even accessories made by our awesome forum members. Today we are featuring Kmpkt’s (Formerly ‘ilovelampshade’) NFC S4 Mini #77 build, “Orangulan”. This is one of many builds in the forum based on Not From Concentrate’s S4 Mini, a great option for a slim M-ITX chassis. Early specs for this build –  HDPlex 160W combo, a Zalman CNPS2X CPU cooler, the NFC S4 Mini in PlastiDip Orange, A Gigabyte B85M Phoenix motherboard, a Galax Low Profile …
Editorial

Should We Pick One Standard?

This is one of a series of mini-rants by your faithful correspondent, John Morrison. These are part of a series focusing on issues in the SFF niche. All content is entirely opinion of John, not of SmallFormFactor.net, and should not be taken as fact. There has been musings in our community of this form factor or that form factor being better than the others in all situations. M-ITX being preferable over M-STX. SFX is superior to TFX or Flex-ATX power supplies. DisplayPort being better to HDMI. With so much variety on our markets, should we work towards simplifying the SFF …