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Be Quiet! Announces SFX L Power PSU Series

Be Quiet!, the market leader in PC power supplies in Germany for eleven consecutive years, presents the SFX L Power power supply. As powerful and compact PCs for multimedia and gaming are finding their way into living rooms, be quiet!'s SFX L Power was designed to meet the rising demand for high efficiency and silent cooling in small form factor computers. The new power supply series does not make the SFX Power 2 series obsolete, but SFX L Power is the highest performing alternative amongst be quiet!'s compact form factor PSUs.

SFX form factor power supplies commonly use 80-millimeter fans that are required to rotate faster to equally perform like larger fans and produce more noise. Choosing the slightly longer SFX-L form factor enables be quiet! to install a silent, temperature-controlled 120-millimeter fan inside SFX L Power. The power supply still fits in most chassis and is ideal for powerful mini ITX systems, and small ATX systems thanks to the included ATX adapter bracket. With SFX L Power, users can expect silent operation to power their compact gaming or multimedia systems.

XIGMATEK SFX80S and SFX120F PSUs Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of XIGMATEK's two new lines of SFX form-factor power-supplies (PSUs), the SFX80S and SFX120F. The SFX80S comes in 350W and 450W variants, and gets its name from the 80 mm fan which cools it. Under the hood is a single +12V rail design with 80 Plus efficiency. The units feature fixed cabling with one or two 6+2 pin PCIe power connections. The SFX120F, on the other hand, is the slightly more premium, albeit larger, variant. It gets its name from the 120 mm fan which cools it. Available in 500W and 600W variants, these PSUs offer fully modular cabling with up to two 6+2 pin PCIe connectors; and 80 Plus Gold efficiency.

Nanoxia Project S Family Pictured - Standard, Mini, and Midi

Nanoxia showed off its entire lineup of Project S series pedestal orientation-capable cases. The cases can be oriented flat along their sides (pedestal), so you can revel upon your creation through their all-tempered glass side panels; or be made to save space by orienting them as common towers. The Project S Mini is designed for mini-ITX gaming PC builds, in which you can install a full-length 2-slot graphics card using the included riser cable. It can hold onto an SFX power supply.

The Project S Midi is designed for micro-ATX builds, with its PSU and drive bays located where you'd expect them to be in a common tower-type case. The Project S (standard) is where the action is - capable of seating ATX motherboards, this case has loads of room for your liquid cooling setup. All three cases are characterized by a brushed-finish aluminium front panel that protrudes out of the fascia.

FSP's Dagger Line of SFX PSUs Now Available - 500 W, 600 W, 80+ Gold

Several months have passed since the original announcement, but FSP's Dagger line of SFX PSUs are now finally seeing the light of day. These are fully modular, highly efficient (80+ Gold), small form-factor PSUs, which look to deliver outstanding power quality to your small form factor experiments. The Dagger's platform uses DC-DC converters for the generation of the minor rails, and FSP announces the usage of Japanese electrolytic capacitors. Connector-wise, the Dagger PSUs deliver 1x EPS; 2x PCIe; 5x SATA, 2x Peripheral, and 1x Berg connectors, whose numbers are reasonable for a SFX PSU.

Dimension-wise, the Dagger PSUs come in at 125 mm (W) x 63.5 mm (H) x 110 mm (D), and both models are cooled by a 80 mm Dual Ball-Bearing Fan. The Dagger line of SFX PSUs will be embodied, at least at first, by the Dagger SDA500 ($99) and Dagger SDA600 ($109), both carrying 5-year warranties.

Source: Tom's Hardware

Enermax Unveils the Revolution SFX Power Supply Series

Enermax unveiled the Revolution SFX line of power supplies (PSUs) for the SFX form-factor. Available in variants of 550W and 650W, these PSUs feature full modular cabling. The units measure 125 mm x 100 mm x 63.5 mm (LxDxH), and feature a single 80 mm fan for ventilation, with fanless operation under 30% load. Under the hood, these units feature a single +12V rail design, with 80 Plus Gold efficiency, and most common electrical protection mechanisms.

Both variants of the Enermax Revolution SFX ship with flat modular cables, including two 6+2 pin PCIe, one 4+4 pin EPS, one 24-pin ATX, six SATA power, and four 4-pin Molex, with one Molex to Berg adapter. An included SFX to ATX adapter lets you install this PSU in conventional ATX/MATX cases. The company didn't reveal pricing, although the units are expected to go on sale, on the 9th of December, 2016.

Lian-Li Releases the PC-O10 Dual-Compartment Mid Tower

Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd is eager to announce its next O-series case: the PC-O10 dual-compartment chassis. Like the PC-O9, this case is divided into two chambers for easy organization - users can create immaculate, picturesque builds without spending hours planning cable management. By adopting the SFX/SFX-L PSU form factor, the PC-O10 has a much slimmer profile compared to the PC-O9 and PC-O8. Lian Li cut the proportions to match that of a conventional tower, while maintaining the attractive and functional half glass, half aluminum design. With power efficiency ever on the rise, and an increasing number of high-wattage SFX-L PSUs available, enthusiasts no longer need to encumber their cases with bulky traditional ATX PSUs.

In spite of its leaner dimensions, the PC-O10 still fits E-ATX and Full ATX as well as microATX motherboards. With seven expansion slots, it supports multi-GPU setups with VGA cards as large as 340mm: plenty of room for even the best gaming builds. It accommodates CPU coolers as tall as 130mm. The PSU compartment can store up to four 3.5" and two 2.5" drives, with space in the main glass compartment for an additional 2.5" SSD. The dual-compartment layout puts attractive components in the limelight, while keeping cables, drives, and other less desirable parts out of sight.

Cryorig Taku Flat Desktop Chassis Pictured

Here are some of the first pictures of the Cryorig Taku, a slim table-top SFF chassis. Made of aluminium, the case is fit for a mini-ITX gaming PC build, including a mini-ITX motherboard, with room for a compact CPU cooler such as Cryorig C7, a PCIe riser that gives you room for a dual-slot graphics card as long as 29 cm, an SFX/SFX-L power supply, and several 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. The motherboard tray slides out of the chassis like a drawer. The case doubles up as a monitor stand, letting you save space on your desk.

Cryorig Unveils the Ola Cylindrical Chassis

Cryorig unveiled the Ola, a cylindrical chassis for super-compact gaming PC builds. Unlike other cylindrical cases, such as the one featured in the Apple Mac pro, the Ola features its mini-ITX motherboard's rear I/O ports on its top. The case has room for an SFX form-factor PSU, one each of 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives, and a mini-ITX motherboard. A PCIe riser from the board heads to a compartment right behind the motherboard tray, which can house a dual-slot, full-height graphics card up to 29 cm in length. Cryorig demonstrated this by installing a GTX 1080 Founders Edition card. The entire case is housed by a cylindrical aluminium cover.

FSP Also Readies the Dagger Line of SFX PSUs

FSP is also giving finishing touches to its first SFX form-factor PSUs targeted at SFF gaming PC builds, with the Dagger series. These units feature fully modular cabling, with enough juice and straws for high-end CPU and graphics hardware. The series initially features 500W and 600W models, boasting of 80 Plus Gold efficiency ratings, DC-to-DC switching, and complies with the latest ATX v2.4 specifications. An 80 mm dual-bearing fan keeps the unit cool. The company will reveal more information, including tentative launch, at its 2016 Computex booth.

Lian Li Intros PC-O5SW Black-White Case

Lian Li introduced a black-white variant of its PC-O5SW case, featuring matte black interiors contrasting white aluminium exteriors, and a large, clear-acrylic window on its side panel. The SFF case has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, with risers wiring out four expansion slots along the plane of the motherboard (ideal for triple-slot graphics cards), a slimline optical drive, three 3.5-inch drive bays through a detachable drive rack, and two 2.5-inch bays behind the motherboard tray, which convert to one 3.5-inch bay.

An SFX PSU is needed to power your rig up. Ventilation includes two 120 mm top exhausts, and a 140 mm right side-panel fan. The case supports graphics cards with 19 cm length with the 3x 3.5-inch HDD rack in place, and up to 31 cm with it removed. PSUs as long as 140 mm are supported, and CPU coolers as tall as 85 mm. Measuring 384 mm x 465 mm x 148 mm (WxHxD), the case weighs 6.4 kg. Front-panel connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), and HDA jacks. The PCIe riser supports PCIe gen 3.0 standard.

Corsair Announces New SF600W and SF450W Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand in the world, today announced the release of its first ever SFX form factor PSUs, the new Corsair SF600 and SF450. Fully Modular, 80 Plus Gold Certified and built with 100 per cent Japanese capacitors, the SF series brings Corsair's legendary PSU reputation to a new form factor, producing the SFX PSU to match PC enthusiast's big ideas.

First unveiled as part of Corsair's upcoming Bulldog project, the new 600W SF600 and 450W SF450 are a no-compromise approach to SFX PSUs, bringing the high-end features of Corsair's award winning PSUs to a new compact form factor. 80 plus Gold-certified efficiency with tight voltage regulation delivers ATX performance in an SFX form factor, with 100% 105°C rated Japanese capacitors ensuring unwavering power and reliability.

Corsair Shows Off SF Line of SFX PSUs

Corsair took a plunge into the world of high-end SFF gaming PC builds, with the SF line of fully-modular PSUs, built in the SFX form-factor. The company showed off its 600-Watt variant, which offers enough juice and straws for an SFF build with a high-end graphics card. It may use a tiny 80 mm fan to keep itself cool, but features a Zero-Noise mode that keeps it off under a load threshold. Corsair plans to launch a broader lineup of SF Series PSUs in 2016.

SilverStone Milo ML08 is the Refined Cousin of the RVZ02

SilverStone is spoiling you for choice with console-size premium mini-ITX cases. First, it was the second-generation Raven Z (RVZ02), and now, the Milo ML08. This case offers a similar feature-set to its Raven cousin, but with a more restrained and subtle styling, and a handlebar, that lets you carry the case around. Measuring 380 mm x 87 mm x 370 mm (WxHxD), the case features a steel frame, with ABS front panel. Inside, you get the same SFX PSU bay, a slimline optical drive bay, two to three 2.5-inch/3.5-inch drive bays, a full-height graphics card bay, and oversized air vents over the CPU/motherboard area.

SilverStone SFX-L 700W PSU Pictured Up Close

Here are some of the first pictures up-close of the SX700-LPT, the first 700W PSU in the SFX-L form-factor, which is smaller than ATX, but slightly bigger than conventional SFX. This unit features fully modular cabling, a single +12V rail design, 80 Plus Platinum efficiency, and enough juice and straws for a gaming PC build with up to two high-end graphics cards. Many of SilverStone's upcoming compact cases, including those for the living room and the desk, could feature SFX-L bays. The company will include SFX-L to ATX adapters, so you can use it in conventional cases.

Fractal Design Node 202 and Node 202+ Pictured

Fractal Design showed off its latest wares at Computex, beginning with the Node 202 and Node 202+ mini-ITX cases for HTPC builds. Featuring a slick, minimalist design, and dimensions that compare to game consoles (10.2L volume, 377 x 82 x 330 mm), the Node 202 has room for a standard-height mini-ITX motherboard, CPU coolers up to 56 mm tall, an SFX power supply, a full-height, dual-slot graphics card (using a PCIe x16 riser) up to 31 cm long; and two 2.5-inch internal drives.

There are two 120 mm fan mounts in the add-on card chamber, with dust filters. One such dust filter hovers over the CPU socket area, so your cooler doesn't breathe in dust. The Node 202+ has all that, plus a factory-fitted Fractal Design Integra 450W SFX PSU, with 80 Plus Bronze certification, 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, and two each of 6+2 pin PCIe and SATA power connectors. The Node 202 will be priced at US $79.99; the Node 202+ will go for $139.99.

SilverStone Ready with a 700-Watt SFX-L Power Supply

SilverStone is flexing its engineering muscle, to woo the compact gaming PC community that the SFX-L form-factor of power supplies have arrived, and ready for multi-GPU. SFX-L is slightly bigger than SFX but significantly smaller than ATX. The company is ready with a 700-Watt PSU in the SFX-L form-factor. Part of the company's new line of SFX-L category with the SFX series, the lineup will be led by the 700W SX700-LPT, and possibly followed by lower wattage models in the future. The company pioneered this form-factor with the 500W SX500-LG, earlier this January. The new PSUs will likely have enough juice and straws for gaming PC builds with up to two graphics cards. The SX700-LPT will boast 80 Plus Platinum efficiency ratings and the company is expected to show them off at Computex 2015, this June

Sharkoon Announces SilentStorm SFX Power Supply Series

Sharkoon expands its range of computer power supply units under the SilentStorm SFX brand and presents two new SFX power supply unit series with "80 PLUS Gold" and "80 PLUS Bronze" certification. They offer the highest efficiency in a compact design for powerful computers such as multimedia or mini-PCs. With the included ATX mounting frame, the power supplies can be used in standard ATX cases.

The SilentStorm SFX Gold 500W is an "80 PLUS Gold" certified SFX power supply for high demands. It offers outstanding efficiency of over 90 percent by 50 percent load and meets the strict requirements of the independent 80 PLUS Initiative "PLUG LOAD SOLUTIONS". The compact dimensions total to only 130 x 125 x 63 mm. Thanks to the modular cable system the only cables used are those needed in the PC. For the setup of modern systems there is a 500 Watt power supply with two 6+2 pin PCIe power connectors for high-performance graphics cards.

Sharkoon Announces Shark Zone C10 and Sharkoon QB One

The trendy SHARK ZONE C10 Mini-ITX PC Case is aimed at gamers and offers maximum flexibility within the smallest of space. With its compact dimensions of only 37.0 x 22.5 x 18.0 centimeters (L x W x H), it is ideal for mobile and space-saving use at your next LAN party. The case can be used not only horizontally, but vertically as well. Inside the case dual-slot graphics cards with a maximum length of up to 31.5 cm can be installed, and is available with a 5.25" drive bay for an optical drive and installation options for a 3.5" hard drive or a 2.5" HDD/SDD. Without the 5.25" drive bay, up to two 3.5" hard drives or two 2.5" HDD/SSDs can be installed.

An additional 2.5" HDD/SDD can be mounted on the rear panel, instead of an 80 mm fan. CPU coolers with a maximum height of up to 15 cm can be used. The case has a convenient installation opening to easily mount fans. A quiet 120 mm fan is pre-installed at the top and, if needed, an additional 120 mm fan can also be mounted. If no optical drive is installed, the top also has room for a 240 mm radiator. All side panels are equipped with dust filters and offer ventilation openings. An 80 mm fan can be installed to the rear panel. The front features two USB 3.0 and Audio ports. Practical thumbscrews simplify the opening as well as closing of the case. The SHARK ZONE C10 is compatible with SFX and non-modular ATX power supplies.

SilverStone Announces SX500-LG Power Supply

For small form factor enthusiasts, the standard SFX power supply form factor has excellent combination of size, power, and affordability. At 100mm deep, however, the standard SFX PSU is also limited in fan size to 80mm. While advances in engineering and components have made modern high-end SFX PSUs quieter than ever, there is still inherent limitation with 80mm fan's ability to dissipate heat at maximum loading conditions while maintaining satisfactory noise profile for users sensitive to higher-pitch sounds. With this in mind, SilverStone has released a "lengthened" variation of the SFX form factor called, SFX-L. With 30mm of added depth, a SFX-L power supply has enough room to fit a 120mm fan, thus its maximum load noise can be not only lower in intensity (via slower fan speed), but also lower in pitch (due to larger fan size).

The first model to debut in the SFX-L will be the SX500-LG, a 500W model that includes all features available from top of the line SFX SilverStone PSUs such as 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, modular flexible flat cables, and semi-fanless capability. An ATX adapter bracket is included as well to enable users to install this PSU into any small or even larger cases that do not have SFX mounting holes.

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Lets You Run Two Systems Out of One Box

To cater to a growing class of enthusiasts with more than one system making up a main system, Phanteks rolled out he Enthoo Mini XL. This full-tower chassis has room for two motherboards, an ATX, and a mini-ITX. With three 5.25-inch drive bays, and two stacks of 4-tray 3.5-inch/2.5-inch bays, that can be detached to free up room for a tall radiator, the case can house two full-fledged systems, that are interconnected over network and KVM. There are two power supply bays, one that's standard ATX, and another that's SFX. Phanteks set up what's one of many build ideas for you to buy this case for.

SilverStone Readies SX500-LG PSU in the SFX-L Form-Factor

SilverStone's latest addition to its space-efficient SFX-L form-factor PSU lineup, is the 500-Watt SX500-LG. This fully-modular PSU boasts of 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating, and enough cabling to power a gaming desktop, with a single high-end graphics card. It features a single +12V rail design, APFC, and most modern protection mechanisms. A 120 mm fan is used, to keep it cool. Cabling includes two 6+2 pin PCIe, a 4+4 pin EPS, 24-pin ATX, three SATA, two Molex, and one Berg. SilverStone is expected to launch this PSU later this month.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Spire Introduces the PowerCube 501 and 502 PC Cases

The PowerCube 501 & 502 are Spire's smallest chassis yet! These stylish and innovative MINI ITX enclosures are a true designer piece, especially considering the price tag. Built to the highest possible quality to provide you with the satisfaction you are looking for in a small, yet powerful package.

Complete with front integrated Audio and two (2) USB 3.0 ports to provide you maximum connectivity and flexibility. These PowerCube series hold space for one Slim DVD drive. Placement horizontal or vertical makes our PowerCube chassis great for home or office use. No matter the challenge, the PowerCube chassis will be sure to deliver what you want, when you want.

Dirac Launches Tesla Cube Series 550W and 650W SFX Power Supplies

Japanese PC hardware maker Dirac launched its Tesla Cube line of high-wattage PSUs in the SFX form-factor. The series includes 550W and 650W models, which should splash your build with enough juice to run single high-end or two performance-segment graphics cards. The two feature single +12V rail designs, efficiency that meets 80 Plus Gold standards, and a fully modular cabling design. The two also come with adapters that let you install them on standard ATX cases. Cables for both models include 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, two 6+2 pin PCIe, six SATA, and one Berg. The 650W Tesla Cube displaces Silverstone's SX600-G in being the most powerful SFX power supply. Silverstone's unit was showed off at Computex 2014, and is headed for launch later this month.
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