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Dan A4-SFX V4 Mini-ITX Case

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by wookiee87, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. wookiee87

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    hopefully this works, used imgur

    https://imgur.com/u838TLX
    https://imgur.com/QFKKaqv
    https://imgur.com/8tkSogp
    https://imgur.com/KeY25iJ
    https://imgur.com/PhrFN3P

    sorry for the quality, didnt have the best camera or light to work with

    but super happy with the outcome, to cram in the amount of hardware that i have is really something else,

    full specs

    amd ryzen 9 3900x (stock speed 3.8ghz pbo enabled)
    32gb ddr4 3600mhz speed corsair lpx (2*16gb 18,22,22,42, 1T)
    asus strix x570-1 gaming itx mainboard
    corsiar sf 750w sfx platinum rated modular psu
    samsung 970 evo 250gb m.2 ssd (boot drive for windows)
    samsung 860 evo 1tb ssd for games and storgae
    zotac 2 slot blower rtx 2080 ti gpu
    dan a4 v4.1 itx case
    astek 645lt 92mm aio water cooler for cpu
    added a aditional noctua 92mm fan for cooling on the cpu and motherboard areas
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
  2. martin363

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    looks neat. do you need that 120mm fan there?
     
  3. wookiee87

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    the extra fan is a 92mm noctua and yes it does a fantastic job cooling down the mobo, chipset and m.2 especally, i noticed a 20+ degrees drop with it installed, sure the looks factor isnt there but i dont mind that, i care about cooling and a fan in this location does a really great job.

    before the fan was installed my temps were

    mobo around 60 degrees
    chipset peaked at 81 degrees
    m.2 would normaly hit around 58 degrees

    after the fan was installed and tuned in a bit

    mobo around 40 degrees
    chipset down to 51 degrees
    m.2 peaks at 38 degrees

    so yeah definatly worth it for cooling XD

    edit

    have got access to a photo studio at work so will have some really good quality pictures in the next day or two
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019 at 8:18 AM
  4. wookiee87

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  6. khemist

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    Looks very nice, still on the fence what to get, cancelled my Mjolnir backing.
     
  7. wookiee87

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    i'd still go for the dan a4 maybe not a 3900x cpu as it does run warm, but hey i wanted to see what could be done and am pleased with the end result :)
    its a 1440p pocket rocketship.

    concider the mjohir if you want beefer cooling, dont quote me but doesnt the mjohir support 120/240mm aio's?
     
  8. martin363

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    Looks fab, love the cable management. Really nice build, hope you feel chuffed.

    Sat there when the Kickstarter launched, unsure, then watched Optimum Tech review and thought 'NOPE' especially when I saw what the case design did to the riser cable, and Ali's comments on the cooling performance
     
  9. khemist

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    Yeah i was underwhelmed with that also, i'm favouring the a4 again now but have been looking at Sliger cases also.

    The one i was looking at with both sets of panels would cost over £300 but this is smaller, cheaper, seems to be well made and i think i could cool my 9700k fine it and stick my reference blower back on my 1080ti.
     
  10. martin363

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    The Sliger looks interesting, though larger than the Dan, 11 litres I think? I hadn't seen it before.

    I think the Mjolnir was going to be closer to £400 with shipping, which is just madness for any small, or large case.