Dan A4 or Ghost S1


Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
Jan 30, 2020
I've decided to take the plunge into SFF gaming PC's and have come here seeking sage advice on which enclosure would best suit my needs. I will mostly be using this machine for LAN's and maybe some programming. I'm primarily interested in the Dan A4 and the Ghost S1--preferably no tophat but would consider a small one to include slim fans. My main question is how powerful of a CPU can would I be able to run in either of these cases with a comfortable performance/sound ratio. As of now I'm between the 3600x/3700x but I'm a little skeptical on whether or not low profile air coolers can handle these CPUs. For the moment I'm steering clear of the Noctua NH-12 simply due to the lack of availability. The Dan A4 has the option for a small AIO is this the best option between these 2 cases?

Thanks in advance!