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Cooler Master Launches The NR200P MAX SFF Solution

Cooler Master today launches the NR200P MAX, the first iteration of its new MAX line of building platforms. The NR200P MAX's extraordinarily optimized ecosystem provides small form factor enthusiasts a fail-proof jump start on their builds through fine-tuned components and thoughtful design. MAX products serve as a physical culmination of Cooler Master's years of mechanical, thermal, and power delivery expertise, aiming to break industrial limits and perfect technological achievements. Case, thermal and power solutions come pre-customized with never seen before product features, calibrated to work together in exquisite harmony.

Editors Note: You can find our review for the Cooler Master NR200P MAX here.

Lian Li Launches Modular and Small-Sized O11 AIR MINI

Lian Li, announces the O11 AIR MINI, available in black and white. The new small tower case features an airflow focus design with dense mesh front, top and side panels, 3 pre-installed PWM fans, support for a wide array of fans and radiators configurations, and enough clearance for CPU tower coolers up to 170 mm tall. The O11 AIR MINI can support ATX power supplies, and thanks to its modular back panel, motherboards from Mini-ITX up to E-ATX.

With a combination of front, top, and right-side dense mesh panels, support for up to ten 120 mm fans, and filtered opening at the bottom, the O11 AIR MINI offers unrestricted ventilation. The two pre-installed 140 mm PWM fans at the front and a 120 mm PWM fan at the rear ensures a good foundation for thermal management.

HYTE Unveils the new SFF Revolt 3 PC Case as its Premier Product

[Editor's note: We have published the review of HYTE Revolt 3 Case here.]

HYTE, the new PC components and lifestyle brand of iBUYPOWER, a leading manufacturer of high-performance custom gaming PCs, today released its premier product, the Revolt 3 Mini-ITX PC case. Previously announced during CES 2021 as the Revolt 3 MK3, the Revolt 3 was designed with careful consideration for DIY PC enthusiasts, gamers, and creators alike.

"iBUYPOWER is excited to introduce its new sub-brand, HYTE, to our community with its very first product, the Revolt 3" said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER. "With over 20 years of experience as a systems integrator we felt like we had a unique perspective to bring to the table when developing PC Components. We approached the Revolt 3 with the goal of designing a case with the freedom and flexibility that would allow the use of a wide range of components without imposing performance restrictions based on the size of the case."

Jonsbo Introduces the N1 Mini-ITX Chassis

Jonsbo has added to their PC case lineup with the introduction of the N1 Mini-ITX chassis. The N1 features a minimalist, industrial design thanks to its external brushed aluminium enclosure (3 mm) and steel innards (1 mm thick), and includes four feet so the tower can be put in vertical position, in addition to its apparently stock, horizontal one. The Jonsbo N1 features 5x 3.5" expansion bays, and 1x low-profile PCIe expansion port.

A single 140 mm fan on the front of the unit helps keep temperatures in check (particularly for the HDDs), and there's naturally support for a SFF power supply (up to 150 mm in length). The CPU cooler has clearance for up to 70 mm, and the graphics card support is limited to 185 mm. The front panel offers 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB Type-C, and 1x audio port. No word on pricing was available at time of writing.

Axiomtek Unveils MANO540 Mini-ITX SBC

Axiomtek - a world-renowned leader relentlessly devoted in the research, development and manufacture of series of innovative and reliable industrial computer products of high efficiency - is proud to announce the MANO540, a Mini-ITX motherboard powered by the FCLGA1200 10th Gen Intel Core i9/i7/i5/i3 processor (codename: Comet Lake) with the Intel H410 chipset. It also supports two 260-pin DDR4-2933/2666/2400 SO-DIMM sockets for up to 64 GB of memory. With a small form factor of 17 x 17 cm, this industrial motherboard is an excellent choice for space-constrained environments. The advanced MANO540 is specifically designed for performance-demanding applications with its excellent reliability as well as communication and edge computing capabilities.

"Axiomtek's MANO540 supports ubiquitous high-speed data transfer interfaces, including PCIe 3.0, USB 3.2 Gen1 and SATA-600. It also features one M.2 Key B slot for USB 3.2 interface 5G module. The expansion is provided by one PCIe x16, one M.2 Key E slot and one full-size PCI Express Mini Card slot for wireless devices such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth," said Kenny Lin, the product manager of the Product Planning Division at Axiomtek. "This industrial motherboard is integrated with Intel integrated Gfx graphics engine with UHD 4K resolution and provides rapid video acceleration and dual-view capability through the DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0 and VGA. Axiomtek also offers the ECM500, an industrial chassis designed for the MANO540 to help shorten the time to market."

Gigabyte Preparing X570SI Aorus Pro AX Passively Cooled Mini-ITX Motherboard

Gigabyte has already announced several new X570S motherboards which all feature passive cooling thanks to the upgraded chipset. These motherboards were all on the larger size so it is good to see that Gigabyte is also planning to update their Mini-ITX X570I Aorus Pro Wifi with the new chipset. The X570SI Aorus Pro AX removes the chipset cooling fan found on the old model and increases VRM cooling with a new heatsink. The motherboard will retain all the features of the original including Wifi 6 with the product name change simply for cohesiveness.

Cougar Rolls Out MG140 Air RGB Mini-tower Case

Cougar today rolled out the MG140 Air RGB, an eye-catching mini-tower case characterized by its horizontally partitioned outer design scheme that blends with its inner partitioning. The upper part is darker, with a tinted tempered-glass side panel, and a perforated black front panel, while the bottom half is matte silver/gray. The upper compartment offers room for graphics cards up to 35 cm in length, and CPU coolers up to 16 cm in height. The case supports Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards.

The bottom half of the Cougar MG140 Air RGB has the drive- and PSU bays, with room for two 3.5-inch/2.5-inch drive trays. Ventilation options include two 140 mm or 120 mm front intakes, two 140 mm or 120 mm top exhausts, and a rear 120 mm exhaust. 280 mm x 140 mm radiators can be mounted along the front panel. Three ARGB-illuminated fans come included with the case, which include the 120 mm exhaust, and two 140 mm intakes. Also included, is a 6-channel ARGB controller. The case measures 205 mm x 410 mm x 420 mm (WxHxD), dry weighing 5.45 kg. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Montech Launches X3 Mesh and X3 Glass Cases

MONTECH, an innovative PC components and peripherals brand, announces the X3 MESH and X3 GLASS mid-tower cases. The MONTECH X3 series offers excellent airflow with 6 pre-installed fans, versatility in component support, and a swivel tempered glass side panel. The X3 Mesh starting at US$69.99, and X3 Glass starting at US $75.99 are available in black or white.

The X3 series has a total of six pre-installed RGB fans, three 140 mm fans at the front, two 120 mm fans at the top, and a single 120 mm at the rear. The well-ventilated case ensures adequate airflow is maintained to keep the system at peak performance. While the top and bottom of the case include large openings with dust filters, the X3 Mesh's full front panel features a fine mesh for improved airflow. The X3 Glass features wide vents at the front on each side for air intake.

AMD 4700S SoC Desktop Motherboard Pictured

Pictures of the mysterious AMD 4700S SoC desktop kit just hit the web, courtesy Disclosuzen. As we reported earlier, the 4700S could be derived from the semi-custom SoC AMD originally co-developed with Microsoft for the Xbox Series X/S consoles. Close-ups of the PC motherboard reveals an interesting aspect—the board lacks any discernible display output, and instead relies on a PCI-Express graphics card. The board is built in the Mini-ITX form-factor, and draws power from a conventional combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors.

A custom-design fan-heatsink cools the SoC. There are no memory slots, an unknown amount of hardwired memory under the SoC heatsink. 6-channel HD audio, wired Ethernet, and twelve USB ports (six each of USB 3.x and USB 2.0), make for the rest of the I/O. Storage connectivity is interesting—there are no M.2 NVMe slots, just two SATA ports. Why AMD even came up with this contraption is anyone's guess, but we guess it serves two purposes—1, it lets AMD harvest dies with faulty iGPUs, and 2, it serves as a decent developer platform, for game devs to at least optimize for the CPU. The lack of any NVMe storage interfaces points to the likelihood of this board not being meant for the general audience. Retail channel availability of the board seems unlikely, although it won't surprise us if suppliers on AliExpress list it anyway.

DFI Announces Downsized Desktop SBC with Auto Heat-Up against Extreme Weathers

As AI technology becomes ubiquitous, the impact of unusual weather also gains more attention. The most impressive case was the sudden weather change in Denver, the US, last September that the temperature dropped from 37°C to minus overnight. Faced with such fluctuation, the devices which maintained the daily life of the city in order, like the facilities for traffic flow analysis, surveillance, and AI visual analytics, could no longer operate normally, or even damaged, due to the lack of endurance to the extreme weathers.

Inspired by the situation, DFI brought an innovative design into the newly-released CS551, the "World's First 3.5" desktop SBC with auto heat-up". This breakthrough gives devices high performance with smaller footprint for image analysis or heavy workloads, no matter at subzero temperatures or under heat waves.

Phanteks Also Announces Eclipse P200A ITX Chassis

Phanteks today announced the all-new Mini-ITX addition to the Eclipse lineup, the Eclipse P200A. The P200A features the Ultra-fine Performance Mesh to bring the highest cooling performance combined with a compact yet open interior to offer plenty of space for high-end system components. Featuring Phanteks' Ultra-fine Performance Mesh on the front and side panels, the P200A offers high airflow and optimal cooling performance. With only 1 mm of mesh perforation, the P200A's front panel filters dust without compromising airflow performance.

The P200A internal space and versatility allows for the support of triple-slot graphic cards with optional vertical GPU mounting (PH-CBRSFL15 required), 240/280 mm front and 240 mm side radiators, full ATX power supplies, and massive storage support. This flexibility allows you to configure the internal layout to your exact preference. Building a powerful yet compact ITX system is a breeze thanks to the P200A. Within a 30-liter volume, it combines a compact form-factor with next-gen hardware requirements.

We took a look at this new release today, in our Phanteks P200A Review.

BIOSTAR Announces B550T-Silver Motherboard

BIOSTAR, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards, and storage devices today, unveils the brand new B550T-SILVER motherboard. Built to run the latest AMD Ryzen processors on AMD's B550 single chip architecture, the new B550T-SILVER motherboard from BIOSTAR is truly a masterpiece in design and engineering. With all the essentials for a motherboard of its kind, this Mini-ITX motherboard is versatile for any occasion.

Featuring a 2-DIMM DDR4 RAM configuration that can support up to 64 GB of high speed 4933+(OC) RAMs, the B550T-SILVER motherboard works amazingly well for a home or office PC that takes less space yet carries a lot of power at its core. PCIe 4.0 and WiFi 6 are some of the noticeable features of the B550T-SILVER motherboard powered by BIOSTAR's signature Digital PWM technology that delivers power throughout the system in a stable and reliable way. Furthermore, PCIe M.2 4.0 provides fast storage solutions with a 16 GT/s bit rate and backward compatibility.

Thermalright Rolls Out the 47mm-Tall AXP90-X47 Low-profile CPU Cooler

Thermalright today rolled out the AXP90-X47, a low-profile CPU cooler meant for compact Mini-ITX builds where Z-height is at a premium. The top-flow cooler offers a height of just 47 mm with its fan in place, and is meant for Socket AM4, LGA1200, and LGA115x platforms. The cooler should do fine as a stock fan-heatsink replacement, for running 10th Gen or 11th Gen Core processors at stock speeds.

The AXP90-X47 design consists of an aluminium fin-stack that's arranged along the plane of the motherboard, with 54 fins. Four 6 mm-thick nickel-plated copper heat-pipes make indirect contact with the CPU over mirror-finish base made of the same material, conveying heat to this fin-stack. An included 92 mm Thermalright TL-9015 fan ventilates the cooler. This 15 mm-thick fan features a 4-pin PWM input, and hydraulic bearing. It turns at speeds of up to 2,700 RPM, pushing up to 42.58 CFM of air-flow at 1.33 mm H₂O static-pressure, and a noise output of 22.4 dBA at top speed. The cooler measures 92 mm x 92 mm x 47 mm (WxDxH, including fan); weighing 310 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Thermalright Intros Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev A CPU Cooler

Thermalright today introduced the Silver Arrow ITX-R Rev A, a compact dual aluminium fin-stack CPU cooler with a low footprint, designed for maximum clearance around the CPU socket area, making it ideal for Mini-ITX tower gaming PC builds. A revision of the original Silver Arrow ITX-R from 2017, the new Rev A comes with a slightly smaller aluminium fins toward the bottoms of the fin-stacks, which reduce the heatsink's weight by 30 g, but improve clearance around the CPU socket. Thermalright also took the opportunity to update the included fan, which is now a TY-129B. This 130 mm spinner tuns between 600 to 1,500 RPM, compared to the 300-1,300 RPM range of the original TY-129 that the original Silver Arrow ITX-R comes with. The heatsink measures 155 mm x 103 mm x 147 mm (LxWxH), weighing 630 g. Thermalright claims that the cooler can handle thermal loads of up to 240 W. Among the CPU socket types supported are AM4, LGA1200, LGA115x, and LGA2066. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Lian Li Announces Four New Case Prototypes at 2021 Digital Expo

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, hosts its second online event with the LIAN LI 2021 DIGITAL EXPO, which premiers February 18th, 9 am EST on YouTube (here). The 2021 DIGITAL EXPO unveils soon to be launched products, with new editions of the O11D MINI and UNI FANS, as well as exclusive looks at four prototypes. Each prototype will receive an in-depth look from case reviewers.

Q58: The Q58, a 14.3L SFF case, is equipped with split hinged panels made of tempered glass and aluminium mesh, and a dual-tone front solid aluminium panel. With support for MINI-ITX, 320 mm long GPUs, and up to 280 mm radiators, the Q58 is capable of supporting a variety of configurations with SFX PSUs or ATX PSUs due to an adjustable motherboard tray that can be moved for more clearance.

darkFlash Releases DLH21 Mini-ITX Case

darkFlash's latest Mini-ITX product, the DLH21, which is now available in stores, adopted a much more unique approach. The idea is to design a simple yet elegant case, which can support 240 mm AIO water coolers, equipped with mesh side-panels. Not only that but also including addressable RGB lighting at the bottom of the case, with has up to 13 different modes, so that no matter what style you are looking for, polished or stylish, it's your call!

The DLH21 has quite a few tricks up its sleeves. First, the size of it is relatively small, because the interior is well thought, adopting a vertical GPU mounting system, which allows the case to extend upwards, saving plenty of desk space. Secondly, all sides include mesh panels with magnetic dust filters, providing unbelievable airflow to support your components. The DLH21 supports 240 mm water cooling, which pushes the performance of the case even higher. Last but not least, the beautiful bottom A-RGB lighting. Controlled by the LED button located on the top I/O port, also synchronizable with your motherboard.

Axiomtek Announces MANO522 Mini-ITX Motherboard

Axiomtek - a world-renowned leader relentlessly devoted in the research, development and manufacture of series of innovative and reliable industrial computer products of high efficiency - is pleased to announce the MANO522, a Mini-ITX motherboard powered by the LGA1151 socket 9th/8th generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor (code name: Coffee Lake) with the Intel H310 chipset. With a small form factor of 17 x 17 cm, this industrial motherboard is an excellent choice for space-constrained environments. Its high computing power, 4K-ready and high expandability make it well-suited for intelligent transportation, factory automation, self-service kiosks, infotainment, and digital signage.

"Axiomtek's MANO522 is a great embedded board for industrial edge computing applications which require high-resolution graphics and reduced energy consumption," said Michelle Mi, the product manager of the Product Planning Division at Axiomtek. "This industrial motherboard is integrated with Intel integrated Gfx graphics engine with UHD 4K resolution and provides rapid video acceleration and dual-view capability through the VGA, HDMI and LVDS. To ensure reliable operation, the MANO522 has a wide operating temperature range of 0°C to 60°C. It also supports watchdog timer and hardware monitoring and offers Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) for optimum security."

MSI, Palit, Gainward Announce NVIDIA RTX 3060 Mini-ITX Graphics Cards

It seems that Mini-ITX lovers will finally be able to get their due Ampere injection to their HPC or small form factor systems. MSI, Palit and Gainward have announced Mini-ITX versions of NVIDIA's RTX 3060 graphics card, enabling higher performance (especially in RTX workloads) than last generation's mainstream RTX 2060 graphics cards. MSI's Aero ITX will be available in base and OC variants, and there's currently no confirmation on how many power connectors are built into those cards (though a standard 8-pin would suffice).

GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC Edition Pictured

In a move that's possibly triggered by the MSI MEG B550 Unify X, GIGABYTE unveiled a limited edition variant of its X570 AORUS Master motherboard targeting overclockers—the X570 AORUS Master OC. This board does away with much of its aesthetic cladding, sheds the rear I/O shroud, and exposes its bare PCB for the most part. A much simpler fan-heatsink cools the X570 chipset. The CPU VRM area is cooled by a pair of aluminium fin-stack heatsinks that are joined by what looks like a flattened heat-pipe.

Perhaps the biggest design change with the GIGABYTE X570 AORUS Master OC has to be its memory set-up. The board has just two DDR4 DIMM slots, or one DIMM per memory channel. From a memory overclocking standpoint, this is the most optimal memory topology, and the reason why memory overclocking records are usually set on Mini-ITX motherboards (that have 1DPC memory configuration). Elsewhere we see a pair of PCI-Express 4.0 x16 slots wired to the CPU (x8/x8 with both populated), a third PCI-Express 4.0 x16 (electrical Gen 4 x4, wired to the X570 chipset), and three M.2 NVMe slots, each with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 wiring.

BIOSTAR Teases New VALKYRIE Z500 Series Motherboards

BIOSTAR has started teasing a new motherboard lineup to accompany the launch of Intel's Z500 series chipsets, which will offer support for the company's upcoming 11th gen Rocket Lake-S CPUs. So far, BIOSTAR has confirmed that two motherboards are being built around this new series, in the form of the Z590 Valkyrie (ATX) and Z590I Valkyrie (Mini-ITX). The tease showcases the motherboard series' logo, based of Valkyries' wings in what appears to be a black and white color philosophy, which might extend to the motherboards themselves. This could mean that BIOSTAR is now offering a slightly more toned-down design compared to their usual RACING motherboard series.

ASRock Rack Brings AMD EPYC CPUs to "Deep" Mini-ITX Form Factor

ASRock Rack, a branch of ASRock focused on making server products, has today launched a new motherboard that can accommodate up to 64 core AMD EPYC CPU. Built on the new, proprietary form factor called "Deep Mini-ITX", the ROMED4ID-2T motherboard is just a bit bigger than the standard ITX board. The standard ITX boards are 170 x 170 mm, while this Deep Mini-ITX form extends the board by a bit. It measures 170 x 208.28 mm, or 6.7" x 8.2" for all of the American readers. ASRock specifies that the board supports AMD's second-generation EPYC "Rome" 7002 series processors. Of course, the socket for these CPUs is socket SP3 (LGA4094) with 4094 pins.

The motherboard comes with 4 DDR4 DIMM slots, of any type. Supported DIMM types are R-DIMM, LR-DIMM, and NV-DIMM. If you want the best capacity, LR-DIMM use enables you to use up to 256 GB of memory. When it comes to expansion, you can hook-up any PCIe 4.0 device to the PCIe 4.0 x16 slot. There is also an M.2 2280 key present, so you can fit in one of those high-speed PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 SSDs. For connection to the outside world, the board uses an Intel X550-AT2 controller that controls two RJ45 10 GbE connectors. There are also two Slimline (PCIe 4.0 x8 or 8 SATA 6 Gb/s), and four Slimline (PCIe 4.0 x8) storage U.2 ports.

Lian Li Expands PC-O11D Series with New Highly Modular O11D MINI

LIAN LI Industrial Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of aluminium chassis and PC accessories, is proud to launch the PC-O11D MINI, the newest and most compact addition to the O11D series. Available in white with aluminium accents, and black with a glossy finish, the O11D MINI takes on a highly modular approach to accommodate Mini-ITX, mATX, ATX, and E-ATX motherboard sizes while still offering high-performance water cooling configurations. With its modular and interchangeable back panel, and included pump mounts, the O11D MINI brings a new level of DIY to the PC industry while keeping a minimalist and modern design.

The O11D MINI supports a wide range of configurations with a modular rear panel. Adjustable into 3 positions, the I/O shield rear panel can be positioned at the top with 7 expansion slots, in the middle with 5 expansion slots, and at the bottom with 3 expansion slots. Each bracket can be easily removed and relocated to support either large E-ATX to M-ATX motherboards (with the addition of an included extension bar next to the motherboard tray) or small ITX motherboards, which offer the most room for custom water cooling.

RISC-V Comes to PC: SiFive Introduces HiFive Unmatched Development Board

RISC-V architecture is a relatively new Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) developed at the University of California Berkeley. Starting as a "short, three-month project" the RISC-V ISA is a fifth generation of the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) ideology. A company working on this technology and helping to grow the ecosystem is SiFive. Today, they announced a big step forward for the ecosystem that will enable developers to make and optimize even more software for this architecture and platform. Called the HiFive Unmatched, the development board represents the first entry of RISC-V ISA to the world of personal computing, with its Mini-ITX form factor and PC-like connectors of power supply and I/O.

The board is home to SiFive's FU740 SoC, a five-core heterogeneous, coherent processor with four SiFive U74 cores, and one SiFive S7 core. This SoC is capable of smooth Linux OS operation, giving the developers a good platform to do their optimizations for. There is 8 GB of onboard DDR4 RAM (unknown frequencies and timing), a MicroSD card slot, and one PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slot for system storage. To connect the board to the outside world, you get one Gigabit Ethernet port. For user I/O there are four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (1 Charging port) and one MicroUSB Console port. To power the board, you need a proper power supply with a 24-pin power connector. If you plan to build a PC based on the Unmatched board, you would need a standard ITX case, as it comes in the standard Mini-ITX (170x170 mm) form factor. For more information, please check out SiFive's website.

Streacom Announces DA2 Version 2 ITX Chassis

Streacom have recently announced an update to their DA2 ITX chassis which they claim should offer greatly improved cooling performance. The DA2 Version 2 features upgraded back and side panel ventilation which should allow for greater airflow through the chassis. The case features updated acrylic panels which allow for additional fan mounting options. The rear panel now features a larger PCIe card opening and improved power cable routing that improves compatibility with large CPU coolers. The case is advertised as being optimal for RTX 30 series founders cards due to its non-conventional design and impressive airflow.

The chassis can support Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards with room for dual-slot PCIe device. The DA2 V2 can accommodate up to a 145 mm tall air cooler or a 280 mm radiator for CPU cooling. The case can hold up to 3x 3.5" drives or 6x 2.5" drives and features a single front USB 3.0 Type-C connector. Streacom also offers a variety of upgrades for the chassis including the DA2 Vertical GPU Kit, DA2 Glass Side Panel Kit, and USB Type-C 3.1 Gen2. The DA2 Version 2 comes in black and silver color options and will be available at selected retailers starting the second week of October with complete availability expected by the end of November. Pricing was not announced.

Raijintek Releases The OPHION 7L Mini-ITX Chassis

Raijintek have recently released the compact OPHION 7L Mini-ITX chassis, featuring an aluminium design the case supports a maximum of three fans including 2x 9025 on top, and a single 9025 fan at the base. The OPHION 7L supports low profile VGA cards and features dual 2.5" drive bays. The front I/O consists of a single USB Type-C, and USB 3.0 Type-A port. The case is tool-free and is compatible with SFX power supplies, the case measures just 302 mm long, 101 mm wide, and 225 mm high for a total capacity of 7L. The Raijintek OPHION 7L will be available later this year in Q4 with both black and white models retailing for 119.99 USD. International availability or pricing was not announced.
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