- Feb 23, 2015
After a long time of silence I like to introduce the redesigned C4-SFX. The name comes from the German envelope norm for A4 papers so it is the big brother of the A4-SFX.
This case is the fusion of a traditional hardware layout and the sandwich layout. The list of features is long – 240mm radiator support, big air cooler up to 125mm, indirect GPU cooling, ITX, DTX, flip able design, 3 slot full length GPU, two hardware layouts, SFX & SFX-L Power Supply support, PCB based riser, USB-C s.o. All this is packed in an elegant enclosure under 11L made by Lian Li. In terms of hardware support there are nearly no limits.
In this chapter I like to present the main hardware/cooling configurations.
The traditional hardware layouts allows for 3U sized tower heatsinks like the Noctua U9S or very big top blow heatsinks like the Noctua C14S. For these configurations it is possible to mount the power supply 90° rotated. With the radiator bracket it is possible to install 120 or 240mm radiators with 25mm thick fans for the best cooling results. For the traditional layout you can install 2.75 slot GPUs with a length up to 300mm. Two 120mm fan mount points at the bottom of the case allows for indirect GPU cooling if you remove the preinstalled GPU fans.
With the sandwich layout the focus is shifted to GPU cooling. GPUs up to 3 Slot and a length of 300mm can be installed in the PCB based riser. A 240mm radiator with slim fans installed at the bottom of the case takes care of the CPU.
Just Flip it
It is possible to flip the case 180°. Rotate the front, mount the case feets on the opposite side and flip the side panels. This configuration enables advanced cooling for GPUs in the traditional layout or the radiator in the sandwich layout.
Case Dimensions (H x W x D): 232 x 148 x 315mm, 10.8L
Overall Dimensions: 240 x 148 x 315240 (including case feets)
Weight: ??? Kg
Graphic cards support: 2.75 Slot GPU up to 300mm length (only 2 Slot bracket)
Motherboard support: Mini-ITX, DTX
Power Supply support: SFX, SFX-L
CPU Heatsink support: Up to 126mm in height.
Case Fans: 2x 80mm fan at the back, or 1x92mm at the back, 2x120mm at the bottom
Water cooling support: up to 240mm radiator with 120x120x25mm fans
Graphic cards support: 3 Slot GPU up to 300mm length (only I/O port at the first slot are useable)
Motherboard support: Mini-ITX
Power Supply support: SFX, SFX-L
Water cooling support: up to 240mm radiator with 120x120x17mm fans
Drives: up to 3 x 2.5" HDD/SSD
Front ports: 1x Type-C (internal USB-C male so you can use every adapter you like to use)
Power button: Premium-grade button
Material: 2mm aluminum (outer panels), 1.5mm aluminum (inner parts & top panel)
Side panels: Easily clipp able with LianLi Push Pin technology
Colors: Anodized black or silver exterior, matte black painted interior
Risercard: PCIe 16x pcb bases riser (maybe included or available as an add on)
Price tag: 180-225€
Update 1 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-12#post-191149
Update 2 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-12#post-191794
Update 3 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-18#post-194279
Update 4 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-19#post-196146
Update 5 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-22#post-197797
Update 6 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-26#post-198857
Update 7 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-27#post-199038
Update 8 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-28#post-199246
Update 9 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-29#post-199404
Update 10 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-30#post-199567
Update 11 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-34#post-202725
Update Thermal Results 12 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-37#post-206323
Update 13 - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/dan-c4-sfx.12329/page-37#post-206326
- Make a Prototype
- Create the manual
- Test the prototype
- Update media material
This case has a feature (aio bracket) first used and invented by Necere in the Ncase M1. I like to honor him for this idea and like for the A4-SFX he will be also named in the special thanks section in the manual.
Thank you for reading and your support. Please let me know what you think!