PeripheralsReviews

DREVO’s Blademaster – Knobs, Keyboards and Kickstarters

Launched as a Kickstarter project some months ago, Drevo’s Blademaster keyboard has become the “most backed keyboard Kickstarter (campaign) ever”. As keyboard fans, we kept an eye on the project, and were pleased to see the campaign go without a hitch, thus far. With the campaign behind us, we have been sent a sample to check out and pass judgement on. With a customisable knob, RGB all the things, and a unique aesthetic, the Blademaster stands out on it’s own just from a first glance. Will the user experience match up? Let’s see. The Promise Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign, …
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TEAMGROUP Outs new SSDs and RAM

Press Release: When a new post is marked a such, the content is copied verbatim from the company’s release, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Small Form Factor Network or Minutiae LLC. TEAMGROUP T-Force Gaming Luminous SSD and High-End Memory Release New Models with Ultimate Specs             September 20th, 2018, Taipei _TEAMGROUP’s gaming brand, T-FORCE is expanding its product series. The recently announced, new generation of 2.5-inch RGB solid state drive – DELTA RGB SSD, and the international award winning XTREEM both release new models today, bringing extreme computer performance to satisfy global gamers’ desire for blazing …
CasesReviews

Raijintek’s Ophion Evo – Tempered Glass, RGB, but SFF!

At 20 litres, the Raijintek Ophion Evo just hits the limit of SFF volume, but it offers a lot to entice Large Form Factor (LFF) fans to the right side of PC building – our SFF world. From satisfying the current trend of RGB and tempered glass, to the ability to mount fairly high end hardware, the chassis is a taste of SFF for the masses. We had a quick look at the Ophion and Ophion Evo at Computex 2018, now it’s time to look deeper at the Ophion Evo. Ophion was an elder Titan god in Greek mythology, ruling …
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Corsair at Computex 2018

Corsair, maker of the popular “One” SFF system, had a private suite on show at Computex 2018, much like last year. This meant that the viewing of the products on show was a more intimate affair, albeit overshadowed by Corsair’s love for larger form factor cases. The big news for us SFF’rs this year (albeit beaten at the last moment by Silverstone) was the Corsair SF600 Platinum SFX Modular power supply. Let’s have a look! This new power supply is an update to the original Gold rated SF600 – which James reviewed here. Upon first glance, only minor component changes …
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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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CRYORIG Announces M.2 Cooler and RGB C7

Press Release: When a new post is marked a such, the content is copied verbatim from the company’s release, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Small Form Factor Network or Minutiae LLC. CRYORIG Announces Frostbit M.2 Cooler and C7 RGB for Computex 2018 22.05.2018 Taipei, Taiwan – Ahead of Computex 2018 CRYORIG announces new M.2 cooler Frostbit and RGB enhanced C7 RGB CPU Cooler. CRYORIG’s Frostbit is not only the industry first aftermarket M.2 NVMe SSD cooler with dual heatpipes, it allows full adjustment of the Secondary Heatpipe and large volume Heatsink. The C7 RGB is based on CRYORIG’s award winning ITX cooler C7, with a 12v RGB …
Peripherals

Drevo’s Tyrfing V2 Mechanical Keyboard – Rock Solid Value

I’m relatively new to the world of modern mechanical keyboards. I note “modern” as I am well versed in the feel and use of early IBM, Amiga and Commodore keyboards of various types! I’ve been watching the modern keyboard market with interest though, with the various switch manufacturers offering various options depending on how you wish your board to feel, sound and look. Today I will be looking at one of the more recent offerings, Drevo’s Tyrfing V2, a tenkey-less board with what on the surface seems to be a solid construction, and RGB “goodness”. Retailing on Amazon.com for US$59.99 …
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Reeven at Computex 2017

Reeven, purveyors of small coolers such as the Steropes, Vanxie and Brontes coolers, had a small showing at Computex 2017 – alas with nothing truly small on display. After berating the team about this, I inspected a few platform agnostic items – fans, RGBs, and the like. Polariz, a 5.25″ bay fan controller. Not really SFF but I quite like the aesthetic. The large knurled knobs double as the controls as well as the displays. Enter the RGB! The Kiran fans (no product page yet) can be controlled with a single controller (see below for thoughts on this). The addition …
CoolingReviews

Segotep RexGB fans 1200 – A Quick Review

Firstly, a disclaimer. While it may seem like this review comes about a bit too soon after my ‘RGB can be ok’ rant, this review item was not a sample provided by the manufacturer, and thus the rant was not just me redacting my opinions so that I could get a freebie. I legitimately purchased this product for my own use, and have chosen to review it. I just wanted to play with shiny glowy things, ok? With that out of the way, on to the review. So, you’re building that awesome system to please your eyes and blow your …
Editorial

RGB – An Epiphany

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. Everybody likes to be unique. This desire manifests itself everywhere – clothing, cars, and even our computers. People mod their systems, making them more to their own personal tastes. Lighting forms a large part of this. From illuminating your components, to providing a visual representation of system status, to flashing to the beat of your favourite …
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Deepcool’s CES Display

Another cool (…hehe!) company to grace CES’s floor this year is Deepcool. Showing off some RGB (of course), some frameless fans and some watercooling, much was to be had at their booth. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] X marks the spot. Aluminium framed RGB fans! [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] A closer look. An interesting design that we’d love to have a closer look at. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] A close up – vibration dampening corner mounts. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] A very unique design, I wonder how restrictive it is. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Frameless – Deepcool has designed this fan to have higher static pressure …