S4 Mini 2070

nyxtom

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Nov 5, 2018
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Looking at a lot of the builds it seems like my setup should work fine but I'm a bit confused about how the actual power supply seems to work under the circumstances. For instance, the Dell 330w brick + HDPlex 400w DC-ATX is added to my configuration below. How do I calculate what sort of limitations on power I have? I can't expect 100% efficiency so what should I expect from the below build in terms of adjustments I can or need to make.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($358.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($205.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($162.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($227.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165Hz Monitor ($500.00)
Other: Dell 330W Replacement AC Adapter for Dell Alienware x51 Desktop, Alienware M18x M18x R1, R2, R3, AM18X-6732BAA, Alienware M18x-0136 W7HP64 , M18X-0143, 100% compatible with P/N: F0K0N, 331-2429, 320-2269, XM3C3, ADP-330AB B, DA330PM111, CN-0XM3C3. ($98.85 @ Amazon)
Other: VIVO Aluminum Single Monitor Articulating Desk Mount Stand w/ Gas Spring Arm Fits up to 32" Screen (STAND-V001Q) ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Other: SilverStone Technology 12 LED Addressable RGB Light Strip 2 Pack with Magnetic and Adhesive Tape 300mm Components Other (SST-LS03) ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Other: HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX (Purchased For $95.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini 3D Bezel - Walnut (Purchased For $55.00)
Other: Skyreach Machined On/Off Switch (Purchased For $35.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini Feet (Purchased For $25.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini (Purchased For $200.00)
Other: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 Mini - 8GB ($500.00)
Total: $2746.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 01:50 EST-0500

Update! I have everything except for the HDPlex AC-DC 400w (like most). This is my current build setup

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $167.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9a-AM4 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $39.00)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix B450-I Gaming Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $149.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For $349.00)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $177.00)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For $127.99)
Monitor: Dell - AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor (Purchased For $720.00)
Other: VideoSecu Articulating Arm Wall Mount for 15 to 27-Inch Panel ML12B, Black (Purchased For $14.00)
Other: Herman Miller Cosm Chair, Mid Back, Graphite (Purchased For $680.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini 3D Bezel - Walnut (Purchased For $55.00)
Other: Skyreach Machined On/Off Switch (Purchased For $35.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini Feet (Purchased For $25.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini (Purchased For $200.00)
Other: HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX (Purchased For $95.00)
Other: Inno3D RTX 2070 Twin X2 (Purchased For $554.00)
Other: Skyreach 4 Mini Skywire Cables (Purchased For $50.00)
Other: Colorware - Apple Magic Keyboard Matte Carbon Black (Purchased For $200.00)
Other: HDPLEX 400W AC-DC (Purchased For $98.00)
Total: $3734.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-10 19:14 EST-0500
 
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Choidebu

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Aug 16, 2017
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You are limited by the lowest wattage part. The dell brick converts wall ac power to a single dc power. The hdplex distributes and converts this dc power to rails suitable for a pc. So 330W in your case. If you had, for example, a 500W brick then your limit is the hdplex at 400W.
 

Bjornyyy

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Jan 22, 2017
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There should be a kit coming out soon to use the Hdplex 400W ac-dc power supply as an extrenal power brick. This will give you more power than the alienware power brick.
 
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nyxtom

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I ended up with an Inno3D RTX 2070 Twin X2. Still waiting on that HDPlex though :/ Someday..
 

McTeags

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Feb 18, 2017
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Ohhhhh I really like the dimensions on that card. Can you reply back and give your experiences with the card after using it for a while?
 
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Aoq1

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Mar 16, 2018
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I received my GeForce RTX™ 2070 MINI ITX 8G and i will try to do the upgrade to day and will let me know how it fits or if it does not fit at all....
 
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Aoq1

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@Josh | NFC
Hello Josh,

I just ordered yesterday a 3D Bezel (S4M) Dark Smoke Acrylic and i am not sure exactly which one it is.

Just to confirm I assume it’s a see through dark color material and another thing I also need to confirm if it has the cut outs for the GPU

Finally I would like to know how long would it it take to be sent out for shipping

Regards,

AOQ
 
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spintje

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Feb 16, 2017
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Sorry for hijacking this thread, but does anyone have info on whether or not you can run and fit the new RTX 2070 mini cars from MSI and Gigabyte respectively in the original S4 Mini and with a HDPLEX 330?

I am looking to upgrade from my 1070 Aero. But i want to make sure i can fit the card and avoid having to do to many component swaps.
 

Josh | NFC

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@Josh | NFC
Hello Josh,

I just ordered yesterday a 3D Bezel (S4M) Dark Smoke Acrylic and i am not sure exactly which one it is.

Just to confirm I assume it’s a see through dark color material and another thing I also need to confirm if it has the cut outs for the GPU

Finally I would like to know how long would it it take to be sent out for shipping

Regards,

AOQ

This is what it looks like. I like it ALOT and I think you will too :D
 

Andrew.J.Vigil

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Sorry for hijacking this thread, but does anyone have info on whether or not you can run and fit the new RTX 2070 mini cars from MSI and Gigabyte respectively in the original S4 Mini and with a HDPLEX 330?

I am looking to upgrade from my 1070 Aero. But i want to make sure i can fit the card and avoid having to do to many component swaps.
+1 curious on this if anyone knows for sure