Dan A4 Build Check


Caliper Novice
Original poster
Jul 8, 2019
Hi all,

I have a prospective build in need of being vetted. I have ordered several of the parts already, but a few remain in their basket until I am confident to order those, too.

- 1440p 144fps at high settings for single-player titles (eg. Metro Exodus)

My concerns are:
- How will I cool the case (CPU and GPU)?
- Which GPU variant to opt for?
- Will the chosen motherboard provide sufficient power, fast Wi-Fi and high-grade audio (via bluetooth)?
- Unrelated: I purchased an unopened Corsair 600W PSU from Ebay. I'm wondering whether I have access to their generous 7 year warranty.

--- PCPartPicker Part List ---
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: ARCTIC - MX-4 2019 Edition 4 g Thermal Paste (Purchased For £5.49)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For £82.38)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card
Case: DAN Cases - A4-SFXv4 Mini ITX Desktop Case
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply (Purchased For £100.00)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($105.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor (Purchased For £487.99)
Mouse: Logitech - G305 (Black) Wireless Optical Mouse (Purchased For £30.99)
Headphones: Bose - QC35 Headset (Purchased For £0.00)

I would consider the 3600 and the RTX 2060 Super if these components would increase the longevity and decrease the complexity of the system. Also, I am aware of the BIOS issue regarding this motherboard. I will have the motherboard updated prior to it being shipped.
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Caliper Novice
Original poster
Jul 8, 2019
@dondan Do you have insight into this configuration? I'm a little confused over how to sustain a high frame rate 1440p gaming setup in the Dan A4 v4.

For instance, how would somebody cool a 3700x + RTX 2070S? Perhaps with too much investment. How about making a trade-off - 3600 + RTX 2070s or 3700x/3600 + RTX 2060S? Would the cooling be easier without conceding too many frames?

Your cases are gorgeous, by the way. I am eager to support your dedication to the ITX gaming space (despite being a newcomer myself).