DAN C4-SFX

zjxlsff

Efficiency Noob
Aug 31, 2018
5
8
i have zsa4, basically danA4 clone, and it is real pleasure to use.

now that i have seen the corsair one case, I wonder if any of that idea can be applied here: using negative/positive pressure to mount the fan elsewhere.

basically, my idea is having a single 120/140 at the front so that you can run your rad naked. Will that makes the space more efficient?.
or just having 2 rad alone 2 sides of the case, just like how the One layout would be.

of course, none of this would work if the case itself isn't optimized for that, which is a tight seal.
 
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Navic

Chassis Packer
Jan 6, 2019
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i have zsa4, basically danA4 clone, and it is real pleasure to use.

now that i have seen the corsair one case, I wonder if any of that idea can be applied here: using negative/positive pressure to mount the fan elsewhere.

basically, my idea is having a single 120/140 at the front so that you can run your rad naked. Will that makes the space more efficient?.
or just having 2 rad alone 2 sides of the case, just like how the One layout would be.

of course, none of this would work if the case itself isn't optimized for that, which is a tight seal.
Dan did think of that concept at one point in time in this thread, but there is too much room for user error that I think he scrapped the idea for now.
 

schn1tt3r

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Sep 24, 2018
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i have zsa4, basically danA4 clone, and it is real pleasure to use.

now that i have seen the corsair one case, I wonder if any of that idea can be applied here: using negative/positive pressure to mount the fan elsewhere.

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Few pages back, Dan already was thinking about it and many, including myself, didn't like the idea because the Corsair One comes with all the hardware already, so it works for them. The idea of buying a case is to build how you want not be forced to build it one way. Not everyone wants to water cool their GPU.
 

Khaledious

Trash Compacter
Apr 28, 2019
42
33
Any news yet, I need something with good CPU cooling, I am interested in going for the Ryzen 9 3000 cpus, so the regular Dan case definitely wont cut it in terms of good performance and cooling for something that beefy. If the C4 is very far away, I will probably just go for the Ncase v6. My preference is the C4 though.
 

poppis

Case Bender
May 13, 2019
2
0
I'm too excited for this case! Must be the best looking case I've ever seen!
Any idea on when the kickstarter will begin?
 

Metroversal

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Dec 5, 2017
126
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I'm too excited for this case! Must be the best looking case I've ever seen!
Any idea on when the kickstarter will begin?
Which case? If you're talking about the one on first page sorry to disappoint you but the project has gone through a series of changes, even drastic ones.

The lack of communication from Dan is kinda killing me but let's hope for the best!
 

omega24

Caliper Novice
Dec 11, 2017
27
15
I can't imagine it will be too much longer before we see the final design. Dan said he'd be done with the A4 launch back in the beginning of April. Hoping we see something this month.
 

poppis

Case Bender
May 13, 2019
2
0
Which case? If you're talking about the one on first page sorry to disappoint you but the project has gone through a series of changes, even drastic ones.

The lack of communication from Dan is kinda killing me but let's hope for the best!
Mainly the first case, but the iterated version looks nice too! 😊
 
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ToutNoir

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Mar 2, 2018
32
23
I cannot believe it still hasn't been made yet :/
I think it was early last year he made some prototypes that looked amazing. Thought it would be not far off after seeing them
Same here. I was not in a hurry so didn't mind waiting 6 months ago. This case is a beauty and fit my needs. What's killing me is having no news at all from Dan.
I understand it's a 1 man business (or maybe I should say 1 young dad business) but the lack of communication is making me looking at other cases right now.
 
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Scrublet

Efficiency Noob
Dec 4, 2018
5
3
Yeah, he's got alot on his plate. I've been following it since September 2017, so I gave up waiting and got the Ghost S1
 

DKsystem

Average Stuffer
Sep 13, 2016
60
130
my reason for waiting - I don't like the back-to-back layout, and this is (prototype layout or the new dual-way concept) the only option in sub 10L category as far as i know.
 

Fledder

Caliper Novice
Oct 21, 2017
30
14
I have bought the A4 1,5 years back.. but I solled it straight away because the time lines for the C4 were May 2019? or was it 18? Anway.. still haven't made a sff build.
 

AMv8-1day

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Feb 13, 2017
139
111
Meh,
I completely get the frustration being vented, but ultimately, it's not like it's owed us.
There's a reason that Kickstarters fail every day. It's complicated, hard, and expensive, and people wanting a thing to exist doesn't make it happen.
Dan's got a lot on his plate and I doubt that he's been able to quit his day job and move on up to the east side on his A4 money.
The fact that this community of one man company case builders exists at all is amazing to me.
Right now I'm single, no kids, living out of a hotel in the desert, working a predictable 50 hr week, and I still have a tough time motivating myself to keep studying my IT certs in the evening. And they have a pretty direct impact on my future job prospects and payscale.
Talking myself into starting a business and embarking on the hell that is designing, manufacturing, and shipping a widget out of thin air just because I had an idea and a Solidworks license?

@#$% no.

So while I agree, it would be awesome if Dan surprised us at midnight with a Kickstarter campaign drop with immediate availability on SFFLab, I'm going to continue on with my life and buy what I need, when I need it. Life doesn't wait around for products to exist or people to be ready.
I would love to pick this case up, just like I would love to try out @Wahaha360's Sidearmd T1, which will probably launch before the C4, but right now I can buy an A4, Cerberus/X, M1, SM550, or any of 100's of other cases if I needed one tomorrow.
It's not like anyone NEEDS this case. We are talking luxury items that are bought and built in for asthetics, not a function that can't be accomplished with any other case.
I built a dual CPU Cerberus X because I realized the parts were available, relatively cheap, and fit in a cool case.
I don't NEED a <20L, 16-core server, but it seemed like a cool idea and a fun project. No one owed me that.

I don't know. Hopefully this doesn't flame anyone up, but I just think we could all do with a little less expectation and treat these things more as gifts. It personally makes my life less stressful to not sweat it.
 

omod

Cable Smoosher
Oct 24, 2018
11
14
Meh,
I completely get the frustration being vented, but ultimately, it's not like it's owed us.
There's a reason that Kickstarters fail every day. It's complicated, hard, and expensive, and people wanting a thing to exist doesn't make it happen.
Dan's got a lot on his plate and I doubt that he's been able to quit his day job and move on up to the east side on his A4 money.
The fact that this community of one man company case builders exists at all is amazing to me.
Right now I'm single, no kids, living out of a hotel in the desert, working a predictable 50 hr week, and I still have a tough time motivating myself to keep studying my IT certs in the evening. And they have a pretty direct impact on my future job prospects and payscale.
Talking myself into starting a business and embarking on the hell that is designing, manufacturing, and shipping a widget out of thin air just because I had an idea and a Solidworks license?

@#$% no.

So while I agree, it would be awesome if Dan surprised us at midnight with a Kickstarter campaign drop with immediate availability on SFFLab, I'm going to continue on with my life and buy what I need, when I need it. Life doesn't wait around for products to exist or people to be ready.
I would love to pick this case up, just like I would love to try out @Wahaha360's Sidearmd T1, which will probably launch before the C4, but right now I can buy an A4, Cerberus/X, M1, SM550, or any of 100's of other cases if I needed one tomorrow.
It's not like anyone NEEDS this case. We are talking luxury items that are bought and built in for asthetics, not a function that can't be accomplished with any other case.
I built a dual CPU Cerberus X because I realized the parts were available, relatively cheap, and fit in a cool case.
I don't NEED a <20L, 16-core server, but it seemed like a cool idea and a fun project. No one owed me that.

I don't know. Hopefully this doesn't flame anyone up, but I just think we could all do with a little less expectation and treat these things more as gifts. It personally makes my life less stressful to not sweat it.

Thanks. I realised how long its been since this thread started. Just bought a H200 for $66 so I'm not mentally invested in this slow ass project anymore.
 
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