DAN A4-SFX

yj668

Cable Smoosher
Aug 13, 2019
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Custom BIOS P4.20A for Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac requested from ASRock TSD with IA AC DC Loadline exposed.
Use at your own risk :)
I've just requested from ASRock TSD for a custom BIOS based on the latest build for ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac. Just a courteosy share for ASRock PGIX Z390 users before the file linked expires.

4.42A

  • Based on P4.40?
  • AC / DC Loadline Unlocked (For use with offset/adaptive vcore by influencing VID) as with 4.20A I requested
  • Above 4G Decoding - > Resizable BAR (C.A.M. Clever Access Memory) for RDNA2 and RTX 3000


 
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swooby

Efficiency Noob
Mar 2, 2021
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I have a silver A4-SFX v.1 (SN 392) and black v.2 (SN 2330).
What RTX 30xx series can fit in these versions?
I am aware of @dondan's post https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-a4-sfx.252/page-176#post-218290 and several others, but I am unclear if:
  1. The [5mm M3] riser trick be used in v1 and v2 to hold a thicker card and improve interior air flow behind it
    ex: https://dan-cases.com/downloads/a4sfx_rtx30x0guide1.0.pdf
  2. The maximum depth is any lesser for v1 and v2 than newer gen 300mm
I don't have a 3rd case to tinker with and thought I would ask here and possibly avoid having to take mine offline and tinker with them.

I am just starting my journey in updating what I can fit in these cases, most likely air-cooled, but inspired by some smaller cramped AIO, and am in no immediate rush, especially considering the poor availability of GTX/RTX GPUs nowadays.
 

dondan

SFF Guru
Original poster
DAN Cases
Feb 23, 2015
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Just get some 5mm or 10mm M3 stand offs from a local supplier or amazon an you can use this mod on the v1 or v2.
 

swooby

Efficiency Noob
Mar 2, 2021
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Just get some 5mm or 10mm M3 stand offs from a local supplier or amazon an you can use this mod on the v1 or v2.
Thanks! I've got tons of them already! The hardest part will be just obtaining two GPUs (one for each case) reasonably close to MSRP.

I am still confused on the specified supported GPU size though.
The A4 spec page (https://www.dan-cases.com/dana4_spec.html) says:
Dual-Slot up to 300 mm length

I am leaning toward a NVIDIA RTX FE 3060TI, 3070, or 3080, or a EVGA 3060TI XC (all confirmed to be "2 slots" and under 300mm).

You say in https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-a4-sfx.252/page-176#post-218290 (example EVGA slots directly from their site)

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Gaming2.75 slotsnot fit
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming2.75 slotsnot fit
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Black Gaming2.2 slotsfit
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Gaming2.2 slotsfit
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra Gaming2.2 slotsfit

So 2.2 slots GPUs do fit?
Are there any caveats, such as the 5mm spacer absolutely required or just recommended?
Should the A4 Spec page be updated?
Is it reasonable to presume a 286mm 2.2 slot EVGA 3060 TI FTW3 *might* fit?

A EVGA 3090 XC3 is identical dimensions of 3080 XC3: Anyone thrown a 3090 XC3 in an A4? How is thermal performance?

Thanks!
 

swooby

Efficiency Noob
Mar 2, 2021
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Not enough cred to edit my post.
I do see Dan explaining the 2.2 slot size here: