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

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

  1. Jowersman

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    Any online references to this Dan cooler?
     
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    You should limit the power and avx and stop running benchmarks. ;) I think this cooler and case can handle this chip in normal usage...
     
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    Hi dondan, is the v2 case still on track? Any update? Even a simple "all is well" is enough
     
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    Hey guys,

    I have an octa-core Ryzen 5 1600 and would like to know at which settings your Ryzen sytems are running. I feel like I can't go higher than 1,10V and 3550Mhz but maybe I just choose a benchmark that was too extreme(Linx).
     
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    Hi Shaav - looking at your sig, you have a quad core i5, does it bottle neck your 1080ti? my 1080ti FTW3 seem to bottleneck with my i5 4590 (3.5GHz, 4 threads). I am thinking may need a quad core, 8 thread processor upgrade at a minimum (eg. 4770k or 4790k - or xeon equivalent)
     
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    I wouldnt say that it bottlenecked me, but I had a good offer so I sold it.

    btw. need to fix my signature.
     
  8. Fernando93

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    Anyone found a decent Portable Monitor or LapDock for the Dan Case A4 that is usable with a discrete GPU?
     
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    galletabah If your offer still stands about the window kit I'd love to reach out to you and discuss it more in whatever way is most convenient for you (Don't know how to DM on this site yet) Just let me know
     
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    I bought a 15.6 inch 4K from china like 2 months ago. I REALLY like it and it matches my DansCase really well. They have a 13 inch 1440p as well. After taxes, shipping and the company agent service YOYbuy it cost be 390$. I plan on making a USB-C to DC power adapter at some point so I can just have a short plug and short hdmi or dvi cable for a clean mobile system.
    Here is one link. There are many more just look around and find something you like.
    https://shop57714512.world.taobao.com
     
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    Fushilang is great, I own one. With the right camera tripod + rod you can make a stand for it as it has a 1/4" hole. I recommend the 17.3" one as it should fit in backpacks.
     
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  12. Fernando93

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    Thank you very much dude!

    I guess you got one of these models:
    2780: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?sp...14593007312.19.6de91cc3OzzSvR&id=543054847061
    1980: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?sp...14593007312.16.6de91cc3OzzSvR&id=551674231118

    The more expensive one has 100% Srgb right? (correct me if im wrong)
     
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    sldr I will post an big update on weekend :) Yes we are perfectly on track.
     
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    Hey guys, I know this is kinda off topic but may of you guys have similar hardware so you might be able to help me.
    I just wanted to do some thermal benchmarking with the new instruments I got and with a replacement motherboard (Asus Z270i).

    The problem looks like this:
    The CPU POST LED turns on for a moment (like it is supposed to do) then the RAM POST LED turns on for a long time (5-10s) but then turns off but it doesn't go any further than that.
    I already swapped my RAM, GPU and PSU but still the same. Does anybody know this problem? Do you have any idea where the problem could be? I am really out of answers right now.
     
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    Is this similar to the old problem with that board? I.e. you just turn it on a few times and it magically works? Some issue with the board's voltage and RAM. I forget the particulars. There were some posts about it a ways back in the thread. I had a lot of weird POST issues with that motherboard that made zero sense and just sort of resolved themselves for no good reason after rebooting.
     
  16. barvis

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    You mean this thread? https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthre...LED/page10&s=6465f6d100a114ad3e0dd71f02292aac

    My issues seem to have resolved magically, too. I haven't updated BIOS in a while, and the thread just sorta died.
     
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    That's the infamous cold boot issue which Asus refuses to acknowledge to this day. Basically, the theory is Asus really messed up the Auto settings for the Z270I when you run any typical memory kit that's not DDR4-2133. Which is nearly everyone. The solution is methodically changing the VCCIO and System Agent voltages until the system reliably cold boots (boots after being fully unplugged for a minute or so). Some typical values are listed here. This solved it for me.

    Edit: to add, if you power cycle three times, it will load bios defaults allowing you to make changes.
     
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    According to Tom's hardware:

    "During a single-core Cinebench test, we recorded frequencies that regularly jumped to 3.7 GHz on two cores, so it appears the Ryzen 5 1600 also features XFR."


    If it's boosts to 3.7 I would leave it stock, unless you can get 3.7 on all cores your not going to gain much, you might actually loose in some games. I tried to hit 3.7 on all cores on my 1700 with and L9a, couldn't manage it, maybe I'll be able to do it with the fan duct I am designing or the Dan cooler but really it will just be for fun... I know it won't noticeably affect anything I do with my pc.

    You might have more luck than me though as you have two less cores and therefore less heat.

    Have fun!
     
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    Yesss! thanks
     
  20. Baium

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    I really want to build a new Coffee Lake machine in the next few weeks in time for Christmas and unfortunately seeing as my A4-SFX order from Kickstarter wouldn't be arriving until early next year, in the meantime I was thinking of building the computer without a case, i.e the motherboard and PSU just sitting directly on top of my wooden desk. Are there any downsides to that approach other than it will be very ugly to look at?

    I don't have a spare case and I considered buying a very cheap case just temporarily, but all the cheap cases only come with ATX PSU compatibility so then I'll also need to look for one of these SFX to ATX adapters which are somewhat hard to find...
     
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    you can run it without a case for a while no problem. Only problem is dust
     
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    The other issue is damage of something falling on a component, like your keys or something simple like that. Obviously liquids too....
     
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    Hello dondan I just saw your update on Kickstarter.

    Since you haven't mentioned pre-orders outside Kickstarter on the post,
    I would like to know approximately when the pre-ordered customers on OcUK will receive the case in hands.
     
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    dondan same question from me preordered and payed for v1 but on caseking.de that became v2 with a looooooooong wait a year or so hoping to have the case in hand jan/ feb =)
     
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    you should check casekind and overclockers website regularly. In the last month or two I saw both the silver and then the black V1 A4 units in stock, but they get sold out in a few days.
     
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    Going aio so will wait for v2
     
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    Does Dan have a AIO temp test with that Astek system? Seems like horribly poor intake/exhaust.
     
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    ahh okay, I am waiting for the V2 also.. interested to see when well be able to receive the V2 pre-orders. Hopefully not another year D:
     
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    custom watercooling with 92mm radiator
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    Can you list the components used for that loop please? Also are you still able to use the front usb?
     
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    Got a reply from caseking that preorders will be shipped in january though if its new or only old preordes wasnt in the reply, hopefully/guessing that dondan has stock/planned for that :)
     
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    Hi Dondan,

    I would like to purchase a DAN A4 V2, but I need to know beforehand that coupled it with an Asetek 92mm AIO and 7700K (4.5GHz_1.220v delided) duo how much heating I can expect during gaming. (I am not interested in benchmarks)

    Could you please measure the temperatures for me? My order hinges upon this data.

    Thanks in advance

    Attila
     
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    Upgraded my Asus ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING to a Asus GTX1080Ti Turbo - the Strix version of the GTX1080Ti is 2,5 slots, and doesn't fit the A4-SFX...

    The turbo seems so small compared to the Strix!

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    I had the very same issue on my Asus Z370I and could not find a solution on the web when I searched for it ~2 weeks ago, a couple of days later I'm reading this post here (!), tried it out, and no problems since then. Amazing - thanks a lot Ceski!!!
     
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