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    Off Topic "SFF" Keyboards

    I like the DSA profile so far. The 65% layout of the keyboard took a little adjusting to, but the keycaps themselves are great, not really noticing a disadvantage to the profile, which I like the look of. Feel of these is pleasant, as well; they have a nice texture to them, makes them feel less...
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    Off Topic "SFF" Keyboards

    Pretty happy with my first 65% (also first custom keyboard) PCB, Tada68. I have another one in the works, using an SMK65 PCB from LFKeyboards (SMK 2nd Gen are quite good, if you like tactile switches like I do: very Alps-like, but a little more resilient to dust/dirt, and has Cherry MX...
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    FD Design Focus G mini fit two 140mm fans up front?

    Official specs says 2x 120 or 1x 140 up front. https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/focus/focus-g-mini/black/
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    Budget ITX slim case alternative suggestions?

    Funnily enough, I have one of those that I've never used... bought 5 years ago, maybe? My first SFF case and it's just sitting here, just never got around to using it, though it's the ideal size for something like a media server or NAS. I really should do a build with it. Good suggestion...
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    AMD X570 ITX Motherboards

    Hwinfo does show chipset temp
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    AMD X570 ITX Motherboards

    Only Zen-based and Bristol Ridge CPUs and APUs work. Anything older was a different socket.
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    Any cases under $150 that can fit a 240 aio?

    Cougar QBX
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    Open air chassis

    A downdraft cooler might be better to cool VRMs, m.2, and chipset, if that open-air design doesn't allow for case fans.
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    Prototyping SFFtime presents: P-ATX, the 9L case with ATX and AIO support!

    Awesome. If you end up having any completely unpainted prototype cases or still plan to offer that as an option, I would definitely like to buy one; I have a specific build in mind and it would save me a lot of time if it's not painted.
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    Brickless S4M with 9600k and 2070 (now with integrated display)

    Very nice! Did you apply fresh thermal paste when you did the GPU mod?
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    Production The Sliger SM550/560/570/580 (2 and 3 slot riser layouts, with air and liquid cooling variants)

    Yep, normal. It's a result of Ryzen 3000 being a little more voltage-thirsty than the past two generations.
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    Production The Sliger SM550/560/570/580 (2 and 3 slot riser layouts, with air and liquid cooling variants)

    Those are good temps. Changing/reversing your current fan configuration would likely increase CPU temp a smidge, but decrease VRM/chipset temps (I would check those if you haven't, but I'm assuming they are fine given you have adequate airflow) and possibly GPU temp. I would tweak fan curves and...
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    Production The Sliger SM550/560/570/580 (2 and 3 slot riser layouts, with air and liquid cooling variants)

    Depends on whether you mind possibly warming the other components in your system by a few degrees more. Top intake AIO will be better for CPU, but it will heat up the other components a bit more, but maybe acceptably so (check SSD, GPU, chipset, VRM temps). The "best fan configuration" question...
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    Production The Sliger SM550/560/570/580 (2 and 3 slot riser layouts, with air and liquid cooling variants)

    That poor WD drive be like :D Nice build! Very thorough log, too.