What do I need for a Brickless S4M?

RazielCrow

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Nov 19, 2019
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1) video card with a very short height [ referred to as ITX-size ] ,which is about 116mm or less.

2) this - https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-internal-400w-ac-dc-adapter-with-active-pfc-and-19vdc-output.html

3) and this - https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-400w-hi-fi-dc-atx-power-supply-16v-24v-wide-range-voltage-input.html

4) contact @Josh | NFC ,to ask him to mod your setup, for a GX16 power cord, & to make special low profile GPU cabling.
Would the 1070 super be possible? The height is 126...........any way to make it work?

 

Choidebu

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Aug 16, 2017
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You said 1070, but links a 2070...

Anyway, for over-height cards to go brickless..

2 options right now, both require modding:
  1. Shift the gpu in towards the motherboard. Requires custom PCI bracket.
  2. Swap the traditional position of hdplex AC-DC (no.2 up there) and DC-ATX (no.3) So basically you put the dc-atx beside the gpu (no modding needed). The ac-dc, is beside the motherboard, and require sanding down 2mm off its enclosure (1mm off each side) because of the flanges in the frame.
No. 1 is cleaner, but harder since you'd need a fabricator, and no telling if your current nfc riser would work or you need to buy another more flexible one.

No. 2 would mean cabling goes everywhere, but easier to do.
 

RazielCrow

Case Bender
Nov 19, 2019
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You said 1070, but links a 2070...

Anyway, for over-height cards to go brickless..

2 options right now, both require modding:
  1. Shift the gpu in towards the motherboard. Requires custom PCI bracket.
  2. Swap the traditional position of hdplex AC-DC (no.2 up there) and DC-ATX (no.3) So basically you put the dc-atx beside the gpu (no modding needed). The ac-dc, is beside the motherboard, and require sanding down 2mm off its enclosure (1mm off each side) because of the flanges in the frame.
No. 1 is cleaner, but harder since you'd need a fabricator, and no telling if your current nfc riser would work or you need to buy another more flexible one.

No. 2 would mean cabling goes everywhere, but easier to do.
I am very sorry, I must have autocorrected, I did in fact mean the 2070 super I linked.

Thank you for the clarification! I am hoping to make a small mobile powerhouse for mobile game dev and gaming, 3d modeling.

Now just debating an intel i9 9900 or an amd 3900.... what would you recommend? Both I assume work fine, hoping to have the bare minimum in moving parts. This will be in my backpack everyday to different sites, along with two portable 17” monitors.
 

Choidebu

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Neither. Save yourself a world of pain and don't use those.

You just can't cool them properly in an S4M. You'll end up downvolting/downclocking them.
 
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Valantar

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Neither. Save yourself a world of pain and don't use those.

You just can't cool them properly in an S4M. You'll end up downvolting/downclocking them.
The 3900X does have that 65W TDP-down mode they added recently, so it should be possible to cool it in that mode, but other than that I absolutely agree with you. A stock 3900X uses about 144W package power under sustained loads - there's no way you'll cool that in an S4 mini. The 9900K is even hotter than that, unless you have one of the extremely few motherboards that enforces Intel's stock power settings.

A lower power CPU like a 3700X would likely be a better choice unless the workloads it will be running really love more cores, in which case a 3900X in 65W mode would likely be best.