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

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

  1. Frenzy_ls

    Frenzy_ls n00b

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    I don't think it will fit with the backplate offset like that. There is only space for the PCIE riser itself, not much else.
    Bit of a strange design from Zotac, unfortunate for our case's gpu layout.
    I'm sure you can remove the backplate without much problem, but you might need new screws.
     
  2. Aegelward

    Aegelward n00b

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    Anyone know if any of the RX5700 AIB boards will fit in a Dan A4? All of the ones i've seen so far look to be wider than 2 slots.
     
  3. aiphoenix

    aiphoenix n00b

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    Good question. Due to new monitor, I'm looking to buy a RX 5700 XT AIB board myself. So far it seems the Asrock Challenger series and the MSI Ventus are 2 slots.
     
  4. mirgus

    mirgus Limp Gawd

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    So the Sapphire Pulse seems to have a height of 46mm. The dan cases website says, that card with a max width of 45mm (with backplate) will fit. So the Sapphire could maybe fit
     
  5. jtcera

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    Hey helping friend build a Ryzen 3700x, MSI B450i in a dan case. What are the latest air cooling options where the case will fully close and easily handle the 3700x (not overclocked)
     
  6. rfarmer

    rfarmer [H]ard|Gawd

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    Noctua NH-L9A is probably still the most popular, add a fan duct for better cooling.
     
  7. Frenzy_ls

    Frenzy_ls n00b

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    My 2c. Just did a build with the 3700x and NH-L9A (and Asus B450). So even the TDP is just "65W" in practice its still quite a hot chip difficult too cool well. I've re-seated my cooler 4 times to try different amount of thermal paste and techniques. The rice grain in the middle didnt work that well for me, got best result spreading it equally thin over the IHS. I was getting high idle temps ~65 C. Now my idle is around 50-55 C, but can ramp up quite suddenly. This is normal what i've read.

    For Gaming the NH-L9A working fine (Witcher 3 / PUBG), the cores are running around 50% (mostly 4c8T), the CPU temp ~60C.
    For rendering/productivity the NH-L9A is really maxxed out. Doing Cinebench R20 it ramps up to the throttle temp of 95C.

    Going to get the fan duct for the NH-L9a. Alternative cooler would be the Alpenfohn, it might fair slightly better, but don't expect much.
    I'm considering getting the Asetek AIO.

    Reddit considering some teething/bios issues with 3700x.
     
  8. m-jeri

    m-jeri [H]Lite

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    ^^^

    Kinda glad that I went with Asetek then. Even though I still that the L9a as a backup in my parts stash. Maybe I shouldn't have got it. :D