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

    I was going to mention the EVGA XC3, but someone beat me to it. It looks like even the EVGA RTX 3090 XC3 will fit. Their 3070, 3080 and 3090 XC3 all have the same dimensions. See above :)
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    It looks like no. They are all too thick :( Not all have had their dimensions announced yet, but of the ones that have, all of them are 5cm+ and the A4-SFX is max 45mm with backplate. The others don't look any thinner. Keep a lookout for when the dimensions of MSI GeForce RTX 3070 VENTUS 2X are...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Is that true with the window kit as well? As it makes the gap bigger. 3D printers can easily print objects that are just a couple of mm thick. So, having a smaller gap doesn't mean a fan duct won't fit. I would guess there would still be a gain from it with a thicker cooler, as then it's forced...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Thanks. I do have a 3D printer, but I don't love how the fan ducts look, covering up part of the RAM etc. Is it best to use the AXP90 with the stock fan, or a Noctua? In terms of cooling and noise. I do rather like the orange fan on the AXP90 as most everything else in my case is black and I...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I picked up a Noctua NH-L9a chromax.black once I saw they were available locally, as the Cryorig C7 RGB is a bit noisier than I'd like. Did some tests before and after, and I can't say I'm impressed. It's summertime now and the temperatures inside are rather high, so it's not the best time of...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Very similar to my setup. Same CPU/GPU, looks like the same motherboard also. With a few hours of effort trying out different cable routings, you can get it tidy and mostly hidden away, except for the thick ATX cable. Not much you can do about that one, without custom cabling. I have some on...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Thanks for the suggestion on what to get, I just installed the Gelid Extreme underneath the SSD and did the same copy test as before. First time the speed went down to 3MB/s suddenly, and I'm not sure why, as the temps were nowhere near the thermal limit, but it did recover within a few seconds...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I don't think you need to replace the heatsink. The front SSD never gets warm enough to throttle in my experience. But if you can't return them, I guess you may as well use them. I can't use thermal pads onto the metal plate because the PCIe riser cable is routed behind there. I could try...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I answered you in the other thread a while ago ;) https://hardforum.com/threads/dan-a4-sfx-post-your-build-here-thread.1924512/page-2 Thanks for the info. Yeah, just checked the slack on the stock PCIe cables. There is not much slack when routed below the front HDD, max 10 cm. The softer...
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    Dan A4-SFX "Post your build here" Thread!

    I decided to redo the power cable routing since I had some ideas on how to route it better. Sadly, routing the power cables along the front in the HDD compartment did not work out as the wires were blocking the power button assembly on the outer shell and there was just not room to route the...
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    Dan A4-SFX "Post your build here" Thread!

    I don't know what normal temps are for NVMe SSDs, but I did some tests. Just after coming out of sleep mode, the Samsung under the m.2 heatsink was at 42C, and the Intel 660p underneath the mobo at 40C. Ambient temp around 22C. Checking temps with AIDA64. Running Furmark stress test and AIDA64...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I did some measurements for CableMod cable lengths, and would like some input. I only did rough measurements with a piece of string without removing all the power cables and other cables beforehand. I want the cables not too tight (to not put much strain on them) and with enough length to route...
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    Dan A4-SFX "Post your build here" Thread!

    Received an RTX 2080 Super today, let's upgrade that old GTX 970. Specifically, the EVGA RTX 2080 Super XC Gaming, the only non-reference RTX 2080 Super I found that was dual slot and would actually fit. Also got myself a nice wireless mouse, I'm going to need it since I'm playing on the TV...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Finally put my A4-SFX to use. More info and pics: https://hardforum.com/threads/dan-a4-sfx-post-your-build-here-thread.1924512/page-2#post-1044466946
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    Dan A4-SFX "Post your build here" Thread!

    Finally decided to put my A4-SFX v2 to use with a build. Specs: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (3.6Ghz base, 4.4Ghz boost Cooler: Cryorig C7 RGB (the only 92mm RGB cooler on the market, correct me if I'm wrong) Thermal paste: Arctic MX-4 GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 (reused from old build) RAM: 2x16GB...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Is the 295mm maximum GPU length with or without the bracket? I see the triple fan models available are usually around 300mm, I am assuming this is including the bracket. If 295mm is measured without the bracket, they should still fit. I am especially looking at the AMD Radeon 5700 XT and the...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    So, after looking around a bit, it seems like the only cooler for AMD that will fit in such a small case is the Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 and the L9i seems to be supported as well (but the two are nearly identical) Is that still the case or are there better options now? I was really hoping to utilize...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I have an A4-SFX v2 I've been putting off actually doing anything with, and a Cooltek LP53 I bought for the purpose, given that it was kind of difficult to find here (had to import it from eBay) I didn't want to wait until it was no longer available. I bought it with Intel in mind but things...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Thanks, you have no idea how helpful that information is. That trapezoid stub is thin and seems designed so that a CPU cooler can fit over it, I don't think it would pose a problem as long as the cooler doesn't collide with the bigger part of the I/O cover/heatsink itself, since unlike most...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Thanks. Based on that picture it looks like the heaetpipes would not clear the RAM, so that ASUS motherboard likely wouldn't fit it. The heatsinks on the ASUS are pretty chunky and close up to the CPU area. The Cooltek is really utilizing all the available space, which is good for cooling, but...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I have some concerns regarding compatibility, thought you guys would know better than anyone how to answer them. I have an A4-SFX v2 I got from Kickstarter but have yet to build anything in. I looked at the Z390 Mini-ITX motherboard options available, and I noticed they all have heatsinks rather...
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