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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    The AR11 was previewed at Computex 2017, and Aiboh took some measurements at SFF Forum that looked like it would be just barely too big for the A4 without replacing the fan. Looks like the final product ships with a thinner fan and will be able to fit in the A4 stock... but I imagine a lot of...
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    Silverstone SX700-LPT 700W Platinum SFX-L

    Aibohs review sample was air shipped to him directly last week, ahead of the rest of the retail units which are shipped on a ship or something. Tylerrob's post refers to retail units entering the US, which hopefully means they are by now on the way to neweggs distribution warehouse.
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    Silverstone SX700-LPT 700W Platinum SFX-L

    On Wednesday, a user on sffn said that the sx700 was going through customs. SilverStone SX700-LPT - 700W SFX-L Platinum-rated Should be any day now
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    Silverstone SX700-LPT 700W Platinum SFX-L

    You're not alone in your impatience, I keep checking newegg multiple times a day :P I keep waiting for Aibohphobia to post his reviews, because if the PE750 is of similar quality, or made by the same OEM, I'll just buy that instead of waiting for Silverstone. I'm amazed that nobody else has...
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    Silverstone SX700-LPT 700W Platinum SFX-L

    FYI, the 750W SFX PSU from Lian Li is now available. I hope the SX700 shows up soon and we can see some comparisons.
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    Silverstone SX700-LPT 700W Platinum SFX-L

    I might not need all 700W right now, but since I buy PSUs so infrequently, I might as well get something that could handle a future build that might have different requirements. The SX700 is probably as close as future-proof as I'll get, since it can fit in almost any conventional case and can...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I took a look at the 3M website for the riser cable, and they have datasheets about the riser and the cabling that it uses. Despite the metallic appearance of the cable, they are not conductive. It's a translucent polyester film on top of an aluminum sheathing. The melting point for polyester...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Maybe you missed dondan's post: DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world tl;dr: the C7 beats everything else dondan previously tested - by a significant margin - even at 40% fan speed which is "very very silent". AFAIK, the only downside to the C7 is that the fan is not easily replaced...
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    EVE Online

    Those are the new Sisters-of-Eve faction ships. They were intended to be used primarily by explorers in deep wormhole space, bonused for exploration and stealth, with a focus on lengthy excursions without frequent docking/resupplying.
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    EVE Online

    So to prove your point, you picked out an absolutely ancient screenshot. Eve's graphics have come a long way since then. As for gameplay, well it continues to evolve and improve. Eve has never been an "arcade" style spaceship game, so it's not at all twitchy. But if you think it's "just...
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    So what does a curved monitor actually do?

    Curved monitors are nice in the sense that the edges of your screen are more visible because they are closer to you. For productivity, that's great. Why not? For games, however, curved monitors can be problematic. Part of the rendering process for a typical 3D game engine is to transform object...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    You could also buy an adjustable strap handle, like the Strap A Handle or velcro straps or you could make your own.
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    Okay, thanks for the response!
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    Custom 92mm Radiator/Pump/Resevoir Combo?

    A cylindrical column radiator sounds very challenging. You could try to mimic the original Zalman Reserator, I guess, but you wouldn't be able to have the central fan you mention. If you're thinking of something that still uses the traditional tube&fin heat exchanger paradigm, I can't imagine...
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    After hearing about EKWB's new AIO cooler, the Predator, I opened up sketchup again to see if it might fit in the Nova. Unfortunately, the sketchup file for Nova is fairly out-of-date (still showing the top-fan mount, doesn't have the shifted motherboard position) so it's kinda hard to tell for...
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    As for AIOs, you've basically got three mounting options: 1) Use the Side mounting option for the AIO (as displayed in the OP). This mounting location supports 140mm x 140mm radiators, such as the Corsair H90 or NZXT X40. According to Anandtech, the H90 is one of the quietest AIO coolers out...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    :eek: Yes, you are crazy! Don't you need the motherboard to support Crossfire to make that work? I doubt any ITX board has explicit support, due to an obvious lack of slots.
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    If it's Lian Li or Silverstone, I hope they make it out of aluminum! The "nova"'s specs have always stated steel construction, but since I'm interested in portability I'd be super pleased to see the weight reduced.
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    I'm okay if Nova takes a bit more time to come out, just take your time and get it right. I'm fine with waiting patiently... unless the Oculus Rift shows up before the Nova!
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    Here's a few random suggestions: "Singularity" - in the sense of the centre of a black hole which has an incredible amount of mass in a tiny space. "Quanta"/"Quantum" - in physics, it's the minimum amount of a physical entity. "Photon" - a tiny packet of energy "Vice" - in the sense of a screw...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Pics look amazing. I can't wait to see it loaded with hardware.
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    Biggest video card leap?

    Radeon 9600 Pro to a 8800GTS 640MB
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    Most Efficient Water Cooling NCASE M1

    Well, there are a lot of variables when watercooling. It's not always as simple as "this layout is best", or "as many radiators as possible". You might have to consider things like pump curves, flow restriction due to fittings/bends, flow restriction due to blocks and rads, rad fin density, fan...
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    Descent Underground

    I loved Descent as a kid, but this just doesn't look very good.
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    Kimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

    I've got my eye on this case for when I eventually build a new rig, probably within a year. I'd like something powerful enough to handle a Rift (whenever it comes out), yet portable enough that I could take it with me to show the Rift to friends. The Nova looks like it could fit my needs nicely...
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    390X coming soon few weeks

    What I'd really like to see in the Pirate Islands (or GM200 for that matter) is Displayport 1.3. It's the only standard that can push 4k at 120Hz. I know that sounds stupid. There aren't any 120Hz 4k displays yet, and there aren't many games you'd be able to run at such a high framerate, even...
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    GTX X80

    Way too long? The 400 (Fermi) series launch was in March 2010. The 500 (Fermi) series launch was in November 2010. The 600 (Kepler) series launch was in March 2012. The 700 (Kepler) series launch was in May 2013. You can look back further if you want. New architectures take time. Maxwell is...
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    The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt: Official Thread

    Given the release date, Feb 24 2015, I'd suspect so...
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    Video Preview Of Alien Isolation

    This will probably be a "day one" buy for me, unless the reviews are awful. After the fiasco with Colonial Marines I should really keep my expectations in check, but I just can't help being excited for this.
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    Doom 2 Remake In Unreal Engine 4

    UE4 uses a "physically based materials" system, which takes a different approach to specularity than simply defining a specular map. I'd suspect that a lot of the shiny demos for UE4 haven't completely mastered how to use the roughness and metallic parameters. Creating good looking "dirty"...
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    Doom 4 now just Doom teaser trailer

    The track for E1M3 was one of my favorites. So simple, yet creepy
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    Doom 4 now just Doom teaser trailer

    Yep, when I first tried out Brutal Doom I thought to myself: this is exactly what Doom 4 should be like, but on a modern engine. Fast, loud, and bloody ultra-violence. I'm quite glad to hear they are taking such an approach to the new Doom.
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    CERN Scientists Hit 5.5 Trillion Degrees

    In plasma physics, temperature isn't measured in a conventional sense with a thermometer. Particle energies are measured in electron-volts (eV), which can be correlated back to units of Kelvin. Wiki
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    Diablo III is getting killed on Metacritic

    D2's bosses were cooler? I thought they were all pretty lacklustre, excepting maybe diablo. D3's bosses have more varied abilities, IMO
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    when is the next GEN of SSDs?

    Flash does indeed have some nasty traits that worsen as cell size decreases. The most important of these is write endurance. If I remember correctly, cell leakage also increases, meaning that un-touched data on flash will "go bad" sooner and sooner. I've heard that data on MLC flash usually...
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    Mozilla Postpones Firefox 3.6.x - 7.0 Update

    I've already made the switch, but I can't help but feel like 3.6's UI layout is better in places than 4+. Not surprised so many are reluctant to upgrade, and I don't think a prompt will be enough to get everyone.
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    'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Shows Off Ten Minutes of Gameplay

    Nah, they're just severely underestimating the size of the explosion.
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for release on 11/11/11.

    While I agree that enemies should make a decision whether to attack you or not, it would not be very realistic if enemies automatically knew who you are from a distance and how powerful you are. (insert power level >9000 joke here) I think it would be an interesting if how intimidating you...
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    Who else doesnt care about Blizzard anymore?

    I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about D3's "lack of innovation". From my perspective, D3 is a bigger departure from D2 than D2 was from D1. And not just with color palette ;). Character progression in D3 is completely different - players no longer chose attributes or skills upon...
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