DAN A4-SFX

S2000Gan

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Oct 15, 2019
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Hello Everyone!
I recently ordered an A4-SFX V4.1 and am excited for it to arrive.
I've been reading through this thread and wanted to say hi.

I currently have an Asrock Z87E-ITX with an i5-4670K that I recently picked up for $60 and $40 respectively.
I threw in some spare ram and a GPU I had laying around. (2x8GB of Corsair DDR3 XMS3 1600MHz) and a GTX 780
I also bought a 1TB mSata Samsung 850 Evo for $120 on ebay, as well as a Corsair 450SF platinum and Noctua L9i on Newegg

I currently have it all in a Rosewill Ranger-M case that I got on sale for like $20 a long time ago and while its a pretty crappy case I have been impressed with how light it is and relatively small for MATX it is.

I recently switched my main rig to a Fractal Design Define R6 with tempered glass and did a custom water cooling loop and don't really feel like bringing it to every LAN party i attend. Especially when I also have to manage transporting my girlfriend's PC which is in a Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic. Hence the desire to do a Mini-System.

Unfortunately I wont be able to use the front USB-C port unless I get the 3.0 header to 3.2 header adapter board and 3.0 header extension cable which I dont think I'll bother with at least for now. I dont even know what I would plug into it anyway. But ideally I'll upgrade to a newer platform at some point and will be able to use that front UCB-C port for something.
 

bobokun

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Jul 26, 2019
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I purchased the Dan A4 v4 back in July this year from OcUK, is there any place I can get the riser cable that comes with 4.1?
 

dondan

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Just google for 8KC3-0726-0250 and you will find many shops that sell the 25cm version. The 25cm version is a very close fit but it will fit. I ship the v4.1 with the 30cm version because it is much easier for the mass production process and for user installation experience.
I am the only one that used a custom length of the 3M riser so there is no other shop that offer the exact length of the A4-SFX version.
 

fabio

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Actually, now we start to talk! :)

Here temps from my actual setup:
DAN A4 V3
Intel 9900K, MCE Enabled, AVX offset 5, NO power limit
3200MHZ RAM C14 2x16GB
Intel 905P on a riser
Nvidia 2070 FE
2x Noctua A9x14 (Under the mobo using the Low Noise adapter)

Considering the ZERO forced exhaust, are great temps!


 
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x111

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Aug 5, 2019
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So quick question, Should i get a GPU with a blower cooler or an EVGA ACX (dual fan) cooler?
why not this bad boi "evga 1080ti ftw3" or "NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition" ?
it looks like that both fit nice and snag.
 

S2000Gan

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Oct 15, 2019
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why not this bad boi "evga 1080ti ftw3" or "NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition" ?
it looks like that both fit nice and snag.
I guess what im asking is if the dual fan coolers work well in the A4-SFXv4 or if I should go with the blower cooler which is "External Exhaust"
 

fabio

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I guess what im asking is if the dual fan coolers work well in the A4-SFXv4 or if I should go with the blower cooler which is "External Exhaust"
Actually the blower should a bit better, but they are so loud that I hated it. (The Nvidia blower instead are quieter but run hotter).

I suggest, in theory, to use the MSI 2070 Super Ventus OC, it’s 41mm, it’s an “open cooler” but the fins are horizontal, so the heat can escape from the back.

If you want to stick with an EVGA cooler style, I suggest to have both of the bottom fan as Exhaust than!
 

S2000Gan

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Oct 15, 2019
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Actually the blower should a bit better, but they are so loud that I hated it. (The Nvidia blower instead are quieter but run hotter).

I suggest, in theory, to use the MSI 2070 Super Ventus OC, it’s 41mm, it’s an “open cooler” but the fins are horizontal, so the heat can escape from the back.

If you want to stick with an EVGA cooler style, I suggest to have both of the bottom fan as Exhaust than!
Yeah I have two GTX 770 "Founders editions" and Those coolers get annoying loud. I find the Dual fan coolers much less annoying at full fan speed. I am planning on getting two 92mm noctua fans, so hopefully the temps on the dual fan gpu are fine.
 

fabio

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Yeah I have two GTX 770 "Founders editions" and Those coolers get annoying loud. I find the Dual fan coolers much less annoying at full fan speed. I am planning on getting two 92mm noctua fans, so hopefully the temps on the dual fan gpu are fine.
Cool! But again. this card seems interesting!
 

keyboard_cat

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Sep 30, 2019
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Maybe not the best thread to ask, but since this thread is being followed by interested parties..
Has anyone received a shipping notice for the Asetek 645LT in the last week or so? They were supposed to be shipping, and I came in well before the order date cutoff, but I have not received notice.. I did receive the notice about the A4-sfx being delayed, as I ordered that as well.
(yes I have emailed them but have not received a response..)
 

S2000Gan

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Oct 15, 2019
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Maybe not the best thread to ask, but since this thread is being followed by interested parties..
Has anyone received a shipping notice for the Asetek 645LT in the last week or so? They were supposed to be shipping, and I came in well before the order date cutoff, but I have not received notice.. I did receive the notice about the A4-sfx being delayed, as I ordered that as well.
(yes I have emailed them but have not received a response..)
I have not pulled the trigger on a 645 yet, but I recently ordered an A4-SFX V4.1 and i havent gotten any notice of delay
 

Bowspin

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Oct 16, 2019
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Hi, I have a couple of question concerning the availability of this case. I plan on making an sff build in around 2 or 3 months (I can't right now as I'm abroad and coming back soon)

- When is it a good time to buy that case? Is the v5 coming anytime soon (within these 2 or 3 months), and if I don't buy it right now, is there a possibility that the last pieces get sold and that I have to wait an extrem amount of time to get my hand on one of these?

- If I were to buy it now on kingcase (which sounds the more logical as I live in France) they say the availability is "unknown". Does it mean that it's already too late and it can take month before the next batch?

Sorry if these question were answered already, thank you in advance anyway, cheers!
 

seth0

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Jun 25, 2019
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@dondan Hi dan, can u tell me whats meaning of "available november" at your website? because it can buy at preorder in sff. what about the price if available november? be more expensive? or cheaper? it still in 4.1? im from indonesia. i hope ur case will come to my country with help of lian li. Thanks
 

motherofass

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Oct 19, 2019
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Hi, I have a couple of question concerning the availability of this case. I plan on making an sff build in around 2 or 3 months (I can't right now as I'm abroad and coming back soon)

- When is it a good time to buy that case? Is the v5 coming anytime soon (within these 2 or 3 months), and if I don't buy it right now, is there a possibility that the last pieces get sold and that I have to wait an extrem amount of time to get my hand on one of these?

- If I were to buy it now on kingcase (which sounds the more logical as I live in France) they say the availability is "unknown". Does it mean that it's already too late and it can take month before the next batch?

Sorry if these question were answered already, thank you in advance anyway, cheers!
I ordered from Caseking despite it saying unknown, under the assumption they'll have a new batch around the same time SFF does (early Nov). Can always cancel if it ends up taking too long or mind changes
 

Insanity

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Oct 7, 2019
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@seth0 The price will not change. Available means it is ready to ship.
@motherofass Caseking and OcUK will have the cases 4/5 weeks later because it will take this time to ship the batch from Taiwan to Germany.
So since SFF Lab says shipped by Nov 5 right now, its basicly early to mid december for Caseking?