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Nfina Launches New i9 NUC With Discrete Graphics

Press Release: When an article is marked as such, it is posted verbatim from a Manufacturer’s text, and does not reflect the views or opinions of SFF.Network. Nfina Technologies has upped its game in the small form factor PC market with the new 112-i9 NUC. This Mini-PC with the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor, up to 64 GB of RAM, and a choice of integrated or full-length discrete GPU is one powerful package. Originally geared towards gaming, many businesses are finding the intensive operations of the 112-i9 NUC as an attractive solution for business computing, including applications like engineering, …
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InWin’s Chopin Returns, But Bigger

Press Release: When an article is marked as such, it is posted verbatim from a Manufacturer’s text, and does not reflect the views or opinions of SFF.Network. InWin has today announced its new Chopin MAX Mini-ITX PC chassis, which offers greater component compatibility and more cooling potential to provide users more powerful small form factor setups than ever in a beautifully designed brushed aluminium enclosure that sits proudly on any desk or furnishing. Now with 25 percent more heatsink clearance (up to 54 mm), the Chopin MAX supports both AMD and Intel stock CPU coolers on their latest respective platforms. …
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MINISFORUM Shows Off The New Venus UM590 Mini PC

MINISFORUM, a strong player in the prebuilt SFF market, has just unveiled another uSFF PC, the Venus EliteMini UM590. Featuring the Ryzen 9 5900HX Processor, this is sure to be a strong contender for performance per litre. This particular processor is an 8 core, 16 thread Zen 3 core, with a boost clock of up to 4.6GHz. GPU-wise, this chip also offers 8CUs of the Radeon 8 Architecture. Interfaces: RJ45 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port ×1 USB Type-A ×4 (USB3.2 Gen2 ×2,USB2.0 ×2) USB 3.2 Type-C ×1 (support DP1.4,4K@60Hz) USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ×1 (Data Only, In Front) HDMI ×2 Clear …
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Streacom+NCASE Teases a New SFF Chassis Series: FreeFlow

With the sad end to NCASE M1 production, we’ve been keeping an eye out for new NCASE products in the pipeline. NCASE partner Wahaha360 has just teased a new chassis product within our forum, in association with premium chassis manufacturer Streacom. We’ve reviewed Streacom products before, and they provide excellent quality and design – but traditionally no RGB. It appears RGB is the initial marketing point for the new product, as seen in the teaser images posted here: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/freeflow-collection-by-ncase-streacom.17834/ Whilst initial details are scant, it will be interesting to see where this product goes in terms of design, capability and …
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History of SFF gaming, 30 years of Falcon Northwest, and a Q&A with Falcon Northwest CEO Kelt Reeves.

This has been an article 6 months in the making. It was a lot of fun to research and cover the history of a hobby that’s so near and dear to all of us, but that joy paled in comparison to building inside an actual Falcon Northwest FragBox 2 chassis that I get to call my own. To that end, we’re happy to celebrate Falcon Northwest’s 30th anniversary this month and we’re thankful that we got to host a Q&A from their founder and CEO, Kelt Reeves. The History of SFF While some computer historians may argue, Small Form Factor …
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Shenzen Lockdown Could Delay our SFF Gratification

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-13/china-places-all-shenzhen-residents-under-lockdown-afp   Seems Shenzhen, the home of all things cheap and techy, has unfortunately had an encounter with our little spiky nemesis, and has been placed under lockdown for the coming week, if not longer. Densium.net, a case bender from the forum, tipped me off to this troubling news – especially in regards to their source of manufacturing. Unfortunately, the Densium 4 and 4+ cases from them will be delayed by at least a week in this turn of events, and I’m sure many other products and projects will also be. Hopefully the lockdown is short and sharp and …
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Pluto – An Update From the Designer

As many readers may be aware, Artesian Builds, a system integrator based in the United States, has suspended sales, staff and business in general. This normally wouldn’t have a huge impact on our SFF world – system integrators generally use larger cases as a rule. Unfortunately, the fantastic Pluto, a wood, aluminium and steel 13L chassis we featured here, was being sold exclusively on their platform. This partnership had, until now, been beneficial for forum user Shatrod, the designer of the Pluto. From the designer; Hello, everyone. I wanted to wait until all of the paperwork has been finalized however …