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

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by dondan, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. phoxx

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    Just got a shipping update from CA.

    MINE IS IN CALIFORNIA
     
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  2. Diverge

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    Nope, and my tracking hasn't changed yet either. It's kinda weird that some people got them yesterday, in the same state, but others have zero tracking activity since they left Germany.
     
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    Yeah I'm near the new england area and figured today would be the day. The tracking site is BAD.
     
  4. FISCHER

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    How would one go about getting one from them?
     
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  5. drklu

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    My tracking hasn't updated since Germany either. West coast delivery.
     
  6. Diverge

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    By contacting the manufacturer, asking if they have any old stock, used or engineering samples lying around that they'd like to sell. And hope they reply back :)
     
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    Still no sign of movement on the tracking info. Probably would have been better to set our sights on Summer 17, then anything would have been a pleasant surprise
     
  8. rmearns

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    I asked on the https://www.facebook.com/ThermalrightOfficial page and they said they have a few available, and to email varick@thermalright.com.tw to place an order.
     
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  10. rmearns

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    $100 USD, and that includes shipping to canada.
     
  11. David A4

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    Ouch, gotta bite the bullet because that heatsink looks amazing, definitely will hit him up.
     
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  12. readeh

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    You bought it for $100? I got told $120.
     
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  13. Jonas Mellkvist

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    What is the best way to Bend the heatpipes without destroy them.

    Cooper is alot softer i think then other metall. Do you heat them up and then change the angle of them to get the Tower higher up ?
     
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    [​IMG]

    The wait and lack of updates is driving my crazy, can't believe how slow it is.
     
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  15. rmearns

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    they're probably raising the price since it's gaining more interest, and/or have very few left.
     
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    lol oh boy there was 7 left after me. I think it's going to go all the way to zero before the end of the day lol
     
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  17. David A4

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    Ahh! now im nervous, gotta get home from work to try and get one, i was going for a white and green build but maybe i'll change to white and copper/bronze color aesthetic.
     
  18. mcheddadi

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    you heat with a heat gun (optional) and slowly bend it while being wary of any sign of kinkage. shouldn't be to hard
     
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  19. mcheddadi

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    hey dan! how about you contact varick from thermalright. they might be tempted to jump onboard the dan HSLP-48 now that 8 copper heatsink just disapered (are disappearing ;) ) overnight from their old engineering stock. there is a demand, and they are seeing it even on their official facebook page now.
     
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  20. David A4

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    did they run out already?
     
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    Looking forward to it in action! :)
     
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  22. phoxx

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    How is that testing coming along?
     
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    mcheddadi: I am in contact with Thermalright over their German headquarter. I already have the MOQ but not the price ;)


    By the way: How do you plan to install the AXP100 full copper (none H version) in the A4-SFX?
     
  24. mcheddadi

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    first I need to receive the case, but then i'll bend the pipes of the heatsink or modifiy the sidepanel to have a bump or an opening or i'll use spacers. we'll see
     
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    Hi! What about M.2 temps on the backside, with 3M under the mainboard and 4mm spacers? Not sure: 270I Strix or Fatal1ty Gaming-ITX/ac? Just ordered AXP-100H and 4mm spacers. Strix offers nice, cool dual M.2 on top and (maybe?) better OC + RGB header, but Fatal1ty has the better connectivity (TB3, SATAx, DP 1.2, HDMI 2.0, M.2, 6x SATA) M.2 temps should be ok anyway.... What do yolu think? Anyone with a Fatal1ty here, yet?
     
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    Bending the heatpipes is quite easy, you don't have to bend them by a lot and copper is really soft.
    I personally used a small diameter steel pipe I had lying around which I just taped to the heatpipes and bent them around the steel pipe, this worked without leaving any marks which is nice.
    (The pipe had an outer diameter of about 1cm I would say)
     
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  27. HighKo

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    I would love to see some before/after pictures of whatever you bent :D
     
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  28. Strafer

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    My case arrived already in NY, like 1 or 2 days after i received shipping info!

    build went well - wish internal power cable connector was flipped (see photo) (i have corsair sf600)
    Not much room for psu cables

    just had it powered on a couple minutes - there is some fan noise i think coming from my cpu cooler - (cryorig c7)
    louder than i would like

    even with the noise the case is amazingly small and looks fantastic - very happy and impressed with it!

    http://imgur.com/a/1Gk9M
     
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  29. David A4

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    I could only just now send in my question on the full-copper heatsink availability, hope there's still one left.
     
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  30. Keringar

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    Anyone with the case able to comment on how easily it picks up fingerprints?
     
  31. Wazzuppi

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    Bloody Varick hasnt replied to me since yesterday morning how are people getting replies.
     
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  33. Wazzuppi

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    My build

    i7-7700K
    ASUS ROG Strix Z270I
    G.Skill 16GB (2x8G) F4-4266
    Intel SSD 600P 256GB
    Corsair SF450
    AMD Vega when released

    Seem ok? Im still on the wall for a good cooler
    Im planning on getting a delid mate 2 and liquid ultra + Silicon glue for the IHS and keep stock intel cooler until i see a better alternative.

    Case should arrive in the next few days, been in australia for the past week.
     
  34. illram

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    I don't see much reason to get the 600p vs the MX300 if you're looking for cheap M.2. If you want a drive that is actually capable of NVMe-like speeds, splurge for the 960. Otherwise, the MX300 is cheaper and despite being a SATA m.2, in benches it still either outperforms the 600p or is very very close to it. See e.g. anandtech's review. I went for 2 MX300's myself, to take advantage of the z270i dual M.2 slots.
     
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  35. Wazzuppi

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    It is indeed a much better $/Gb
    http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compar...M2-512GB-vs-Crucial-MX300-525GB/m168978vs3643
    I wonder how important is 4K read and write is for gaming

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    Settled, 250 960 Evo
    http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compar...0p-Series-NVMe-PCIe-M2-256GB/m200373vsm169054

    I have a backup NAS for extra space 250GB should be enough for me.
     
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  36. illram

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    Good choice! I wanted 2 TB total myself so the 960's, even for one, didn't make sense for me.
     
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    Mine
     
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    I just got an email from him and told me that there are only three (3) AXP-100 Copper left.
     
  39. OmenemO

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    The K series chips don't come with a stock cooler.
     
  40. Wazzuppi

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    The beauty arrived in Melbourne
     

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