The History of FormD

FormD was a two-man operation that began in late 2018 as a project to design the ultimate small form factor PC case. The original prototype was called SidearmD SA4, which later became the FormD T1 and sold via Formdworks.com FromD T1 (the T comes from the front panel design, but is also a reference to Terminator-1000 or T-1000). The T1 was originally intended for the radiator to be located at the bottom of the case. If a leak occurred, it …

Before buying the Legion Go

The Lenovo Legion Go is a solid piece of kit on paper, but there are some important factors to consider before buying. The specs of the device do not tell the full picture and we’ll do our best to share our real world experiences using the Legion Go. SPECIFICATIONS DIMENSIONS 298.83×40.7×131mm WEIGHT 640g (854g w/ controllers attached) BATTERY Base: 49.2WHr (w/ Super Rapid Charge) Controller: 900mah AUDIO 2x 2W Speakers + Dual-array near-field microphone CONNECTIVITY WiFi 6E* 802.11AX + Bluetooth® …

Best Mini-ITX Cases in 2023

Our favourite Mini-ITX cases for 2023 including returning fan favourites, and industry staples. This is not a definitive list, and opinions may vary. FORMD T1 The FormD T1 is a modular Mini-ITX case under 10L in volume. FormD T1 comes in two variants, reference & sandwich kit. Case pricing starts at US$195 and is available in multiple variants.  NR200 The NR200 is a budget and first time builder friendly ITX case at 19L in volume. DAN A4-H2O FRACTAL TERRA FRACTAL …

SilverStone Extreme 1000R & 1200R

SilverStone showcases the Extreme 1000R Gold and the Exreme 1200R Platinum SFX power supplies at Computex 2023. SilverStone Extreme 1000R is expected to be released in late Q1 2024, price is TBC. SilverStone Extreme 1200R is expected to be released in Q2 2024, price is TBC.

Best SFX Power Supplies 2024

The current best SFX, SFX-L power supplies for PC: These power supplies are both quiet and reliable, with enough power for most high-end systems.

Best ITX Motherboards for Intel 13 / 14th Gen

Here’s our picks of the best LGA1700 Mini-ITX motherboards for use with Intel’s 12th & 13th Gen CPU’s. MSI MEG Z690I UNIFY Best high-end Mini-ITX motherboard for Intel 12th, 13th & 14th Gen CPU’s. With blackout aesthetics, low profile VRM and NVME heatsink + 3 M.2 NVME supported, true dGPU display passthrough. This is hands down the best ITX motherboard. ASUS ROG STRIX B760-I GAMING WIFI Best overall Mini-ITX motherboard for Intel 12th, 13th & 14th Gen CPU’s. The Asus …

Best LGA1700 Low Profile Coolers for Intel 12/13th Gen

The biggest issue with Mini-ITX builds using Intel’s 12th Gen CPUs is motherboard CPU cooler compatibility or lack of. This issue is not limited to just low profile coolers, but also larger tower style coolers. NOCTUA NH-L9I-17XX CHROMAX.BLACK Noctua NH-L9i-17XX chromax.Black has max height of 37mm and no motherboard or ram compatibility issues. The L9i-17XX includes single NF-A9x14 chromax.Black fan which operates at faster RPM than the standard version. THERMALRIGHT AXP90-X47 FULL Thermalright’s AXP90-X47 FULL is an all copper low …

Best Small mATX Cases

These are some of the best small Micro-ATX cases currently available. We periodically update this list to reflect new cases. DAN A3-MATX Dan A3-mATX is 26.3L in volume. MESHROOM S SSUPD Meshroom S is 14.9L in volume. STREACOM FF1 FreeFlow FF1 is 17 litres in volume. NCASE EVO NCASE EVO is 15L in volume. DAN C4-SFX V2 Dan C4-SFX v2 is 15.4L in volume. ASUS AP201 ASUS AP201 is 33L in volume.

Best Mini-ITX Cases 2022

Our top picks of Mini-ITX PC cases for 2022, these cases are all under 20L and considered SFF by most ITX PC communities. This is not a definitive list, so please share your own suggestions in the comments. FORMD T1 FormD T1 is a modular Mini-ITX case under 10L in volume. The FormD T1 v2 is made of aluminium with mesh panels and comes in two variants, T1 Reference & T1 Sandwich Kit. LIAN-LI A4 H2O The A4 H2O is …