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CRYORIG goes SFF with the Taku and the Ola

For Computex 2016, CRYORIG revealed their first foray into PC cases with two new projects. First up, the CRYORIG OLA is a Mac Pro inspired cylindrical HTPC/ ‘lifestyle’ ITX PC case (‘Trashcan’ form factor as they unfortunately have come to be known.. Thanks Apple..) with a focus on performance and cooling. CRYORIG seems to want the OLA to be a ‘designer’ system – a centrepiece in a home theatre setup. However, they have also ensured that it’s not form over function, with support for full length graphics cards (no specifics as to what defines full length unfortunately), and a 140mm exhaust fan …
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Raijintek shows off “Micro ATX” and SFX PSUs

Raijintek is probably a name that isn’t super familiar to SFF enthusiasts, but they’ve been making inroads into the market with their ITX Metis and mATX Styx cases. At Computex, they’re showing off new power supplies that are of interest. First are the so called “Micro ATX” units. I’m not fond of the name because the term “Micro ATX” or “mATX” for power supplies is confusing since it’s not an actual standard and it has also been used to describe power supplies of the SFX and ATX PS/3 form factors. Quibbles about the name aside, they are ATX power supplies …
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Noctua at Computex 2016

Noctua did not have a booth at CES earlier this year so the last time we had an update on what they’ve been working on was a year ago at the previous Computex. This year they have several products in the works that are relevant to our interests. First up is an update on the slim 120mm fan they’ve been working on for some time and I have been eagerly anticipating. They originally showed it off at the 2014 Computex and back then it was scheduled to release in the second half of the following year (which obviously didn’t happen). Here’s …
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SilverStone SX800-LTI – 800W Titanium SFX-L!!

Edit: Our review of the SilverStone SX800-LTI here. In the course of research for the Lian Li PE-750 review, I ending up checking the UL manufacturer directory listing for SilverStone and noticed references to a SX800-LTI. As I went over in the SX700-LPT review, according to SilverStone’s current SFF PSU nomenclature, the “SX800-LTI” model number translates to a 800W SFX-L Titanium-rated fully-modular power supply. Curious if this was real I contacted Tony Ou, SilverStone’s marketing manager, and even though he’s busy with Computex, he replied that it is indeed real, they announced it today, and it will (hopefully) be available in …
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Enermax reveals the Steelwing mATX case

Tom’s Hardware has some details of the Enermax Steelwing microATX case they teased last month. It’s an aluminum microATX case with a glass side panel and support for 260mm long video cards. MSRP is $140 and will hopefully be available in July. The picture is low resolution and has a reflection but from what I can tell this is only a 3-slot case. So running two graphics cards will require water cooling and will be limited to cards that either come with the IO in a single-slot configuration or will require modding to remove the DVI connector that would be in the way on …
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BitFenix announces the Prodigy Pillow Mini-ITX case

“With the curved Aluminum and see through top panel showcasing the graphics card, the Prodigy Pillow is the new definition of elegance. This compact design supports ITX motherboard and an AIO water cooling systems along with the support to a full length GPU. Prodigy pillow is the perfect chassis to host that high performance system in living room or at office. Prodigy Pillow comes in both windowed and non-windowed top panel.” https://www.bitfenix.com/mod/ I do believe this is a top candidate for “fitting product name of the year award”, the BitFenix Pillow certainly looks the part. I actually think the design …