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

dondan

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No because the plastic shield will cover the fan. But if you cut the shield, or made one yourself out of an plastic folder or the gpu has an backplate (unscrew the shield) you can mount the radiator on the PSU. But you will lose the warrenty on the psu and you need to control the fan over the motherboard or gpu. But I think the brands will release also cards with classic top blow or radial cooler.
 

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The case looks great dondan! I patiently await the arrival of it. Keep up the great work! I'm happy for you.
 

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Card looks short enough that radiator attached next to the card (at the bottom of the card) would still fit in the case.

With something like that the tubing would be a *very* tight fit. Though there are so many fake "leaks" like this one on sites like ChipHell it usually isn't worth a second thought.
 

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@Hanakuso please show me those high quality goods.
Delta and ADDA off the top of my head. I don't think these brands are popular on here but they are very high quality outside the gaming world. I only have experience with the Delta and they are somewhat noisy for my taste.
 

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I can whistle-blow that a top blow gpu is arround 2°C less ifficent as a radial fan GPU, but the total cooling performance is better and it is also more quiet under load.

that is an amazingly small difference!!! if the case really is cooler and quieter with a top-down GPU, then this is excellent news. then we just need a quiet PSU ;)
 

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Just wanted to post saying that this is the most gorgeous case I've ever seen. I wish I still built PCs rather than Macs so that I could buy one.
 

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Just wanted to post saying that this is the most gorgeous case I've ever seen. I wish I still built PCs rather than Macs so that I could buy one.
Selling my iMac and purchasing this case purely for the purpose of building a ...
Hackintosh :D

Honestly, it's to the point now that if you're patient and are willing to wait a couple of days for reports on updates to trickle through, it's a viable choice.
 

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This has probably already been answered before, but are you using the 3M riser or the Li-heat riser for the final build? Also, can't wait to see the summarized temperature results of various test setups. :)
 

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This has probably already been answered before, but are you using the 3M riser or the Li-heat riser for the final build? Also, can't wait to see the summarized temperature results of various test setups. :)

He decided on the one from 3M, you can see it in the latest prototype shots.

Dan actually tested the LiHeat risers and was not fond of their bend radius and overall quality, IIRC.
 

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The moddiy 30cm riser for $30 also works but you cant skrew it. Maybe I will offer a cheaper version without a riser and ine with 3M.
 

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The moddiy 30cm riser for $30 also works but you cant skrew it. Maybe I will offer a cheaper version without a riser and ine with 3M.

More pics please!
Tomorrow is my final exam, and it would make my day if I came back and saw pics of the A4 :D
 

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I received a bunch of 92x92x25 fans that I've been wanting to test yesterday but I ran out of female fan terminals. As of right now I have various Deltas, San Ace, Noctua, Gentle Typhoon and few sleeve bearing fans.

Anyone have suggestions?
 

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He decided on the one from 3M, you can see it in the latest prototype shots.

Dan actually tested the LiHeat risers and was not fond of their bend radius and overall quality, IIRC.

After all that didn't he mention he tried another one that was cheaper, shielded and had a good bend radius? Don't remember the exact details and IIRC he was being kind of cryptic about it - or is that the moddiy one that can't be screwed in?
 

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After all that didn't he mention he tried another one that was cheaper, shielded and had a good bend radius? Don't remember the exact details and IIRC he was being kind of cryptic about it - or is that the moddiy one that can't be screwed in?

probably the moddiy; http://www.moddiy.com/products/Premium-Gold-Plated-16x-PCI%252dE-Extension-Shielded-Cable-Riser-%2830cm%29.html

Look at the user review.
 

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After all that didn't he mention he tried another one that was cheaper, shielded and had a good bend radius? Don't remember the exact details and IIRC he was being kind of cryptic about it - or is that the moddiy one that can't be screwed in?



Jup, forgot about that:

The moddiy 30cm riser for $30 also works but you cant skrew it. Maybe I will offer a cheaper version without a riser and ine with 3M.

The 3M one was very expensive, so I understand why he chose to use something different.
 

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The moddiy 30cm riser for $30 also works but you cant skrew it. Maybe I will offer a cheaper version without a riser and ine with 3M.

I would love that option.

No matter if it includes the riser or not, I'll be purchasing, but I'd prefer a version without the riser as I have one at home already... :p
 

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But this could technically still work, right?

The way I understood his comment is that it would work but not be able to screw it in, so it'll be messy with cable management.
I'd personally rather pay for the premium option from the get go instead of having to deal with any problems that might rise later in the future with a cheaper version.

Edit:
Dan would you mind using the moddiy riser and taking pics of it, and where it doesn't "screw"? I love the black on it :(
Decisions decisions...
 

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The way I understood his comment is that it would work but not be able to screw it in, so it'll be messy with cable management.
I'd personally rather pay for the premium option from the get go instead of having to deal with any problems that might rise later in the future with a cheaper version.

Edit:
Dan would you mind using the moddiy riser and taking pics of it, and where it doesn't "screw"? I love the black on it :(
Decisions decisions...

What dan probably means by that is that it can't be screwed onto the case like the 3M riser can, which means that the GPU is only attached by the bracket and nothing else.
That may be problematic with large cards and the bigger aftermarket coolers some cards have.

So there won't be any messy cable management, the card just wouldn't sit as firm. I think there would be ways around that, though.
 

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What dan probably means by that is that it can't be screwed onto the case like the 3M riser can, which means that the GPU is only attached by the bracket and nothing else.
That may be problematic with large cards and the bigger aftermarket coolers some cards have.

So there won't be any messy cable management, the card just wouldn't sit as firm. I think there would be ways around that, though.

Oh, okay.
I guess I'm sticking with the 3M one then. I'd rather not risk anything ;)
 

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Most stores list a bulk price of ~$98 on the 3M which scares me a bit - Means the case could end up costing around $220-250 I'd guess.
After spending another $150 or so on a non-noisy low profile CPU cooler and an SFX/-L psu you're looking at up to $400 for the setup.
What do Silverstone use in the RVZ01/FTZ01?

I'd be much keener on the riser-less version so that I could buy one of the moddiy/alternative ones myself unless the price/bulk discount goes down considerably.
 

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Most stores list a bulk price of ~$98 on the 3M which scares me a bit - Means the case could end up costing around $220-250 I'd guess.
After spending another $150 or so on a non-noisy low profile CPU cooler and an SFX/-L psu you're looking at up to $400 for the setup.
What do Silverstone use in the RVZ01/FTZ01?

I'd be much keener on the riser-less version so that I could buy one of the moddiy/alternative ones myself unless the price/bulk discount goes down considerably.

If the question is in regards to the riser, they use two normal riser cards, so no ribbon cable in between and no shielding, which is of course a lot cheaper.
 

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The Corsair unleashes the bulldog diy 4k gaming pc, which looks ugly imo, but got interesting cooling solutions and 600W SFX PSU with 92mm cooler, model SF600. I bet they will sell it separately. It's fully modular and corsair alrdy got some fine silent psus. Looks like this psu and new 700w platinum one from silverstone are the best candidates for silent A4 build.
 

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The Corsair unleashes the bulldog diy 4k gaming pc, which looks ugly imo, but got interesting cooling solutions and 600W SFX PSU with 92mm cooler, model SF600. I bet they will sell it separately. It's fully modular and corsair alrdy got some fine silent psus. Looks like this psu and new 700w platinum one from silverstone are the best candidates for silent A4 build.

ha, the only thing that I found interesting is the PSU. Is it a SFX-L or a true SFX?
 

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The Corsair unleashes the bulldog diy 4k gaming pc, which looks ugly imo, but got interesting cooling solutions and 600W SFX PSU with 92mm cooler, model SF600. I bet they will sell it separately. It's fully modular and corsair alrdy got some fine silent psus. Looks like this psu and new 700w platinum one from silverstone are the best candidates for silent A4 build.

those parts are way too bulky
 

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I'm just anxious to see the results of the multiple heatsinks and their respective performance. I'm assuming that D has been super busy.
 

dondan

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The test are finished but I need some time to made the graphs and write the texts.
 

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Would be interesting if Corsair released their H5SF AIO separately since it has such a tiny rad while still being able to cool quite well.
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There would probably be ample space for it if you mounted it to the matrix of holes in the top panel of the A4,
 
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OverZerg

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Would be interesting if Corsair released their H5SF separately since it has such a tiny rad while still being able to cool quite well.
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There would probably be ample space for it if you mounted it to the matrix of holes in the top panel of the A4,

Compare rad size to mobo, there's no room for it in A4.
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Would be interesting if Corsair released their H5SF AIO separately since it has such a tiny rad while still being able to cool quite well.
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There would probably be ample space for it if you mounted it to the matrix of holes in the top panel of the A4,

Yes they will release it seperately, but as OverZerg said, it would never ever fit in the A4. If you made an APU build, you could probably mod the case to have the rad sit where the GPU is right now, but even that may be stretching it a bit too far. And you'd of course have to undo the loop on the cooler.
 
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