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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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Shuttle’s New Skylake Barebones – The SH170R6

The new Shuttle XPC SH170R6 has appeared on the Shuttle website and supports Intel Skylake platform technology. This new model supports the latest 6th generation LGA 1151 95W processors. With Core i3/i5/i7 processors built-in graphics core, the SH170R6 is able to support 4k/Ultra HD video playback. At the rear of the SH170R6, one HDMI ports and two DisplayPorts are present to support three independent displays. The SH170R6 also features one PCI-E x16 slot and one PCI-E x4, allowing for installation of dual slot graphics cards, video surveillance cards, RAID cards, and more. No word on Crossfire though – and SLI isn’t available …
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Shuttle Announces SH170V XPS Slim

  Shuttle has announced the SH170V compact desktop. The new 3-litre Mini-PC barebone goes by the name of XPC slim XH170V and is based on Intel’s H170 chipset. “3-litre PCs have for a long time represented a really serious alternative to conventional PCs,” says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. “Increasingly, they are matching larger PCs in terms of processor, memory and drive support, and in many scenarios the improved integrated graphics function makes dedicated graphics cards obsolete.” Measuring 240(L) x 200(W) x 72(H) mm, the XH170V can be operated in various positions, either …
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Shuttle Launches Budget XPC Nano SFF PC

Shuttle Computer Group, Inc., today announced its XPC Nano line of barebone computers, including the NC01UBING, a fully configured system with Windows Bing 8.1 pre-installed, designed for commercial applications. Marty Lash, director sales and marketing, Shuttle Computer Group states “These small, sophisticated beauties fit everywhere, and our new pre-configured NC01UBING comes with 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD and Windows Bing 8.1 at an ESP of $299. It’s a killer product.” The new line of Nano SFF computers boast low price points and an absolutely tiny, 0.5 liter, design. Available with Intel’s Ultra Low-Power CPUs, embedded processor choices include Celeron, and Core …