SFF Life


A look at J-HACK's ONE2 plugin and distro

October 30, 2019

J-HACK, the company behind an increasingly rich portfolio of small cases and 12v solutions, produces the ONE2 plugin (DC-ATX power) and ONE2 distro 400 (DC-DC distributor). I picked up these in a kit designed specifically for the Skyreach 4 Mini, and have been running them for a couple months, and believe these could be the future.

How to undervolt your ryzen cpu

October 18, 2019

Undervolting your CPU can make your system run cooler, quieter, and more efficiently. Unfortunately, there are a myriad of different ways to undervolt. This guide will help make the best decision depending on what's available for each system. Along the way we'll record monitoring data and benchmark scores to quantity the effect of undervolting.

How to undervolt your gpu

October 09, 2019

System running too hot? Power supply not powerful enough or dying? Pushing the power evenlope? Undervolting your most power hungry component, which is more likely than not the GPU, can achieve power savings and reduce temperature all without sacrificing performance. And if you can tolerate single digit performance decreases, temperature and power savings can be tremendous

Why small form factor

October 07, 2019

SFF PCs are often disregarded in favor of gaming laptops or full sized ATX cases, but those alternatives have downsides where small form factor finds its niche: powerful, silent, and portable. Full sized ATX cases are space inefficient, bulky, and harder to work with, while gaming laptops are louder, barely more portable, and significantly more expensive. If exposed to SFF PCs, I believe more people would opt for them