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i really appreciate sff pcs. How are the gpu temps with these?
I would say that the temps are good in such a small form factor pc. Unlike in the Node 202 (I have two of them) where the hot air is starving in the case by default, the hot air is getting out of the Dan A4 through the holes in the case, despite the lack of case fans.
To give you an idea, I get 53°C during an OCCT test and a Forza Horizon 4 benchmark (60fps cap/adaptive sync in nvidia panel), 57°C during a Forza Horizon 4 benchmark (no cap) and finally 75° during an OCCT test with no fps cap.
As a comparison, an OCCT test with no fps cap in an NZXT Vulcan (mATX with case fans) is getting the mini gtx1070 as hot as 72°.
Of course, one might get different results with full length GFX cards.
As a result, it's ok as far as gaming is concerned, all the more at 60fps.
The noisiest fan is that of my PSU.
The most difficult part to cool is the CPU.
What do you plan to use this computer for? Really love how small it is.
I fell in love with sff computers and I built three of them (I also have 2 Node 202) as a challenge at first. The DanBox was originally built as a car racing game PC to pair with my Logitech G29 and my Playseat Challenge (Forza Horizon 3/4, Forza Apex/7, Dirt 3/4, Grid 2/autosport, Dirt Rally 1/2 and NFS Unleashed). Forza Horizon games are quite CPU consuming games.
where can you buy this DAN case?
I got it on ebay, was quite expensive for a used item but still less than retail price at launch date. I won the bid so... I received it a few days later