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    Power Supply Cheap Realan Rgeek 24Pin 12V DC 450W Output Mini ITX Pico DC-DC ATX psu

    I personally wouldn't use that type of Molex power connector. I prefer XT90. Here's how I did mine for one of my S4 MINI's. First, I purchased the "terminal hook" style interface, which seems to have more robust wiring than the barrel connector version and was easy to splice to large-gauge wires...
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    Dan A4, 3900x or 3700x?

    I have both -- one 3900X (water cooled) and two 3700X (one water cooled, one on air - Noctua NH-L9a AM4). Ultimately it comes down to fine-tuning voltages, making sure BIOS versions and chipset drivers are current and using the Ryzen balanced plan (I found no benefit with the 1usmus plan). I've...
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    Power Supply LED AC-DC 12v PSU

    I've wondered the same thing -- if an ultra thin 12v LED driver unit would do the trick or if the output isn't filtered and doesn't meet ATX current ripple standards needed for stability. I would think it'd be fine pairing with a Pico for the motherboard and bypassing the pico straight to the...
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    Power Supply Cheap Realan Rgeek 24Pin 12V DC 450W Output Mini ITX Pico DC-DC ATX psu

    I actually jumped on this particular 450w DC-ATX pico more than a month ago in mid-December 2019 when I first saw it on Amazon. After testing that first unit, I got more and I've been using them in 3 different builds with no problems: 2 different S4MINIs and an MC600. All are stable systems...
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    Concept Salvo Studios S402: ~9L Steel Console Style Case

    I actually did that in the S401 earlier this year. See here https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/s401-salvo-studios-8l-mitx-steel-unibody-chassis-w-gpu-cpu-fans-in-same-direction.7804/post-141072 and my write-up w/temp benchmarks here...
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    Concept Salvo Studios S402: ~9L Steel Console Style Case

    I agree - USB-C is highly desirable as I explained on Discord just now. Here's the discussion: @Heiyi "currently there is almost no usbc gadget to use." Umm, dead wrong. EVERYTHING is shifting to USB-C now - it's taken awhile but THE SHIFT IS HAPPENING NOW. On the Android side, many flagship...
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    Concept Salvo Studios S402: ~9L Steel Console Style Case

    Love it. Put a propeller on it and it'll fly.
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    Storage Sabrent Rocket NVME PCIE-3 - Any good?

    I also have the 1 TB. Same speeds. No temp issue. Can't starve it for air though. Mine gets enough air and overall serves its purpose very well. But heads up: You won't be able to clone it because of the unorthodox sector allocation issue that everyone has pointed out on Amazon reviews -- look...
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    Concept Salvo Studios S402: ~9L Steel Console Style Case

    I've tried several times. Each time it shows invite invalid.
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    Concept Salvo Studios S402: ~9L Steel Console Style Case

    Hey @grsychckn, the Discord Server link (https://discord.gg/QRnBu8) isn't working, just as @jakemagee said. Are you sure it's not private? What's the name or address so we can search and join?
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    Concept Salvo Studios S402: ~9L Steel Console Style Case

    I vote Hex, Diamond, Triangle and anyone who's not Donald Trump.
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    Production S401: Salvo Studios <8L mITX Steel Unibody Chassis w/ GPU & CPU fans in same direction

    ZOTAC SINGLE-SLOT 2080 Ti at Computex 2019 One slot, people! One! Sure, providing compatibility for 3 slots is nice and courteous and all, but come on, it's ONE SLOT. Ideally, this should be all we need. Screenshot from Bitwit's recent video from Computex (see 2:40).
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    Production S401: Salvo Studios <8L mITX Steel Unibody Chassis w/ GPU & CPU fans in same direction

    Discord wouldn't replace this forum. This forum isn't going anywhere. Discord is great for the reasons I described above.