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SFFLab at Computex 2018

SFF Network’s COMPUTEX 2018 coverage is sponsored by SilverStone, who’s celebrating 15 years of innovation in SFF and beyond. Click here to check out their website and to learn more about their latest products. When we went to go see the Chimera Mach One chassis that was announced yesterday, we were also treated to a show of a large range of the SFFLab products. Most of these you all know and love, but some are new products, which we will focus on! Let’s go visit the lab.   The new M1 Windowed Panel was on display!       Not …
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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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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 …
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NFC Systems S4 Mini Review

The Mini-ITX case market has seen significant growth in the last few years, from small upstarts and titans of industry alike. However, finding the proper balance between features and size still seems to be a tough nut for most case manufactures to crack.  It is with this backdrop that we see NFC Systems step in, with the S4 Mini.  A case that seems – on paper, at least – like it could be one of the best small form factor mITX solutions on the market today. Can a tiny manufacturer really topple giants like Fractal and Lian Li? Well, there’s …
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Not From Concentrate: An interview with Josh Sniffen of NFC Systems

Josh Sniffen is the owner of NFC systems, a SFF design firm founded in 2009. With a lineage of products and designs including the NFC ArK and the S Series, Josh has a wealth of experience and knowledge, both as a system building enthusiast and modder, and as a vendor of ultra-portable SFF chassis and systems. Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to speak to Josh about his prior work, as well as his newest creation, the S4 Mini. Josh is set to demonstrate the chassis this Friday, while participating at PDXLAN 26.   Joshua Ramirez: Thanks for taking the time to talk with …