S4 MINI Classic (S4M-C)

rokabeka

network packet manipulator
Jul 9, 2016
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don't worry, I will be back with a 24 core S4M-C if the God of Black Fridays will be with me :D
go RoadRunner, go!
 
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TheChristoph99

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New User
Oct 17, 2019
5
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@Josh | NFC
josh i've watched your video on the noctua l9i proper instalation

I've been trying it on my asus b150i gaming wifi mini-itx motherboard and I can't install it with the fins in the vertical position. the capacitor next to the io of the motherboard is too tall and won't make good contact between the cpu and the heatsink. I know it's the caps because after the installation the caps are slightly bent. have you ever face this issue with another board? how can i fix this? I do wish to install it like you do for better thermals

 

Marv21

Caliper Novice
Feb 28, 2016
25
1
Hello boys,
my 1060 SC died and iam searching for a replacement. Something in the € area ~400€. Like a 2070s oder 5700xt. Is there something that will fit in an S4Mini Classic without Mods? I have the extern Dell Brick and only the HDPlex in Case.
 

Damascus

Master of Cramming
Feb 27, 2018
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Hello boys,
my 1060 SC died and iam searching for a replacement. Something in the € area ~400€. Like a 2070s oder 5700xt. Is there something that will fit in an S4Mini Classic without Mods? I have the extern Dell Brick and only the HDPlex in Case.
Check the gigabyte 2070 mini, it should have similar fitment to the giga 1070/1080 cards

 

Broxin

Cable-Tie Ninja
Jun 16, 2017
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Is right now a faster mini card out there than the 1080ti that can fit into the s4mini classic?
 

A415Hz

Caliper Novice
Feb 1, 2017
33
27
Brickeless S4M-C build with low profile graphics card and HDPLEX ACDC.
No modding of case, but motherboard's backplate is modded to fit power plug entry.
See one of images below for details.


Somehow, as of sometime last year, the HDPLEX 200w ACDC unit had loud coil whine noise issue and I returned to HDPLEX.
HDPLEX ACDC 400w version 2 has no issue with coil whine noise. At least unnoticeable and inaudible so far.
Noise issue for HDPLEX 200w ACDC may be solved by now, but I am not sure.
I went with 400w, but 200w ACDC should fit, too.

PCPartPicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/GiantEnemyCrab/saved/PHrQD3
 
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m_power20

Trash Compacter
May 16, 2017
39
21
Hello boys,
my 1060 SC died and iam searching for a replacement. Something in the € area ~400€. Like a 2070s oder 5700xt. Is there something that will fit in an S4Mini Classic without Mods? I have the extern Dell Brick and only the HDPlex in Case.
Found the German
 

CubanLegend

Steely-Eyed NVFlash Man
Dec 23, 2016
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smallformfactor.net
Brickeless S4M-C build with low profile graphics card and HDPLEX ACDC.
No modding of case, but motherboard's backplate is modded to fit power plug entry.
See one of images below for details.


Somehow, as of sometime last year, the HDPLEX 200w ACDC unit had loud coil whine noise issue and I returned to HDPLEX.
HDPLEX ACDC 400w version 2 has no issue with coil whine noise. At least unnoticeable and inaudible so far.
Noise issue for HDPLEX 200w ACDC may be solved by now, but I am not sure.
I went with 400w, but 200w ACDC should fit, too.

PCPartPicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/GiantEnemyCrab/saved/PHrQD3
Hi! It was great to see you on the NFC Discord yesterday!.. just wanted to ask.. how did you exactly make the hole for the C5/C6 power connector/cable in the back of your motherboard I/O? Did you cut a small hole for the 3 prongs, and then drilled 2 tiny holes for the screws... how did you attach the screws, did you tap the holes you drilled for them??
 
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A415Hz

Caliper Novice
Feb 1, 2017
33
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I just drilled the motherboard backplate.
The hole for the 3 prongs is not too small but enough to accommodate it.
For screws, I did drill very small holes. A bit smaller than the screws to make the fit tight enough.
I need to be very gentle when pulling the cord. It's not perfect but it is doing ok so far.
 
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