DAN C4-SFX

Facteur

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Ha, good call 😅

Though to be fair, I'm only referring to the single prototype that he had planned to planned to get his hands on, soon after his last post, IIRC.

The pre-pre-production case of sorts - so, far from being production ready. I don't think that'd be too much too ask.
 

WhiteRice

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May 22, 2016
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Do you guys the Asus 4080 Noctua will fit in v2? V1 manual says a max of 137mm in 3.9 slot configuration, but if the top can fix two 120mm fans I think I can accommodate this card. Maybe with a de-shroud.

Dimensions
310 x 144.8 x 87.5 mm

 
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hrh_ginsterbusch

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Do you guys the Asus 4080 Noctua will fit in v2? V1 manual says a max of 137mm in 3.9 slot configuration, but if the top can fix two 120mm fans I think I can accommodate this card. Maybe with a de-shroud.

Dimensions
310 x 144.8 x 87.5 mm

Deshrouding a Noctua? That sounds a bit weird .. I mean, isnt the purpose of the Noctua editions to almost achieve the same results as with a deshroud? Aside of "Noctua style bling".

But on the other hand: The default GPU shroud is ginormous. The size increase from originally 61 to 88 mm is ultra-massive (spec comparison on TechPowerUp). Its weird when looking at the dimension / specs comparison sheet at the Noctua page, because they show a shorter, tighter, improved heatsink over the ASUS RTX 4080 "base" model.

Just did a quick check: In case of a deshroud, try for slim fans, eg. the Silverstone Air Slimmer (15.6 mm). Those things might get a bit louder at the upper end, but they push the same amount (if not more) of air as the NF-A12s. Been using them in my S400 build and LP cpu cooler comparison tests, and they certainly dont disappoint (also, less air turbulences than any slim fan I tested so far).

cu, w0lf.
 
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WhiteRice

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Deshrouding a Noctua? That sounds a bit weird .. I mean, isnt the purpose of the Noctua editions to almost achieve the same results as with a deshroud? Aside of "Noctua style bling".

But on the other hand: The default GPU shroud is ginormous. The size increase from originally 61 to 88 mm is ultra-massive (spec comparison on TechPowerUp). Its weird when looking at the dimension / specs comparison sheet at the Noctua page, because they show a shorter, tighter, improved heatsink over the ASUS RTX 4080 "base" model.

Just did a quick check: In case of a deshroud, try for slim fans, eg. the Silverstone Air Slimmer (15.6 mm). Those things might get a bit louder at the upper end, but they push the same amount (if not more) of air as the NF-A12s. Been using them in my S400 build and LP cpu cooler comparison tests, and they certainly dont disappoint (also, less air turbulences than any slim fan I tested so far).

cu, w0lf.
Yes full de-shroud would be odd on this one. 😅

V2 should fit a 4.3 slot card?

I was thinking about simply removing the plastic cover to allow for the 120mm fans with fit within the 137mm space allowable for the width of the card.

Who doesn’t like to chase dream?
 
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incunabula

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Just logged back in after almost a year to confirm that this case is still somehow in development hell. I hope for the sake of those holding their breath that if something does finally come it lasts longer than one run this time.
 

hrh_ginsterbusch

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Just logged back in after almost a year to confirm that this case is still somehow in development hell. I hope for the sake of those holding their breath that if something does finally come it lasts longer than one run this time.
not quite "still in development hell", just the V2.
The V1 is sold out.

cu, w0lf.
 

Senaxx

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Ok, I cannot clarify for Senaxx on whether they're using the motherboard heatsink or the nvme heatsink.

However as Arctic explicitly call out the m2 heatsink incompatibility on their compatibility list that I referenced above and have clarified with them via a support ticket I would say it is safe to assume the motherboard heatsink is incompatible as per their information. Assumming Senaxx is using this one it sounds like it is a few mm tight for tolerance.

Sorry didn't check back in for a while. I'm just using the heatsink from the motherboard. No heatsinks from the SSD's are used.
 

Dampfbox

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It's dead, Jim.
It is really disappointing to see that Dan doesn't care about giving updates at an even semi-regular pace.
This amount of unreliability in addition to the desaster that has been the v1 launch does not justify waiting forever again and being a patient and loyal customer.

So from my side: farewell to each and every of Dan's projects, thanks for the waste of time 👋
 

Facteur

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It is really disappointing to see that Dan doesn't care about giving updates at an even semi-regular pace.
This amount of unreliability in addition to the desaster that has been the v1 launch does not justify waiting forever again and being a patient and loyal customer.
Yeah... actual availability isn't even the problem at this point. What's incomprehensible is that Dan doesn't bother to drop a single sentence about the state of the project.

Literally, a single phrase like "I've trialed the proto and I'm making adjustments", or "The project is on hold. Dunno if I'll continue it", would be enough.
 
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absolutelyderek

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It's a bummer we don't have an update on V2. There has been excitement for these cases and that is great!

I hope for an update soon, worried there are deeper issues that we don't know about.

Staying positive. :)
 
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Covuk

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It is baffling to me that the C4 with it's very short and limited run has almost as many pages here on the forum as the GOAT A4-SFX, which is around since 2015.
I'm not really a fan of the C4, consider myself more of an A4 guy, but the people's interest for the C4 based on this forum is undeniable.
Having built my system in one of the few that got made, I'm not surprised.

It's almost as if there's a gap in the market for someone actually prepared to become a reliable supplier for a good quality, well-designed itx case.
 

Funkie

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I'm calling this project is dead... Also limited runs aren't worth it. I'm moving to mATX A3 case, at least it has enough space for big ass GPU/Cooler.
Hate the Fabric front doh.. But there are almost no mATX cases that have bottom open! You can count all of them on one hand fingers.
If only this case could have been sold by Lian Li (Not limited run..) it would have been best case ever made! And available for everybody..
 

D90

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I'm calling this project is dead... Also limited runs aren't worth it. I'm moving to mATX A3 case, at least it has enough space for big ass GPU/Cooler.
Hate the Fabric front doh.. But there are almost no mATX cases that have bottom open! You can count all of them on one hand fingers.
If only this case could have been sold by Lian Li (Not limited run..) it would have been best case ever made! And available for everybody..
Loque is getting ready to accept pre-orders soon for the Ghost R1 which is basically the C4. Only real limitation is max gpu width of 4 slot
 
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