Description

What do you do when you have a perfectly fine PC that looks good, performs well, and is generally reasonable? You ******* change it. This is the result of such poor decisions.

Starting off with my OG S340 build, which is also the result of me slowly driving myself to madness regarding pointless upgrades. I went to work on downsizing it.

The Dan A4 has been on my radar ever since I had looked through Manirelli's completed build list. I was like damn that case is sweet. Then a few short months later and a fuckton of money later this thing happened.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 7 points

This kind of madness is healthy to embrace, sweet little rig man, good job!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Hell yeah!

  • 9 months ago
  • 6 points

6 months later, we need to make it smaller. For science of course

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Bet

  • 9 months ago
  • 6 points

"I now have a tiny PC, zero upgradability, worse thermals, and now it sounds like a hairdryer when it gets up to temp"

Welcome to the SFF community +1 awesome build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

I too suffer from this affliction... poor self control when it comes to purchasing high end computer components when you know you shouldn't. I'm hoping it's just a phase. Currently I'm in the middle of upgrading my mini ITX case to a micro ATX case because I can't stop modifying my case in a futile attempt to get better thermals. Sometimes you just have to know when you're beat. Either die a toaster oven or live long enough to see yourself become a tempered glass case.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

It was fine day one I keep on telling myself

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Why is there mustard in picture 4?

  • 9 months ago
  • 5 points

I didn't have a banana for scale

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Now make it smaller...

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Check in in 6 months...

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Does it come with the mustard?

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Only if you're willing to pay twice the price.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Worth every penny.

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a good build for sure. Awesome rig.

I bought the Dan Case myself, installed a 92mm AIO liquid cooler, and then sold the case because no tempered glass. Now moving the build into an Ncase.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully the Ncase isn't as much a pain to build in lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Dope build, clean execution with a healthy description. Love it bro.

I feel like I'm slowly falling down the rabbit hole of pointless upgrades/downgrades purely on an aesthetic basis, and I notice I am standing on the precipice of no return.

The first step of recovery is admitting you have a problem...

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

LTT Throwback!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Just when you thought builds couldn't get any more stupid.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey it only goes more downhill from here

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Welcome to the DanFam! I do the same thing... In fact I'm doing the same thing right now! My A4 system is darn near perfect, so naturally I'm getting a new PC case commissioned and gonna do another PC xD

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

LMAO perfect!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The title is what happens after a good session...

...of a great build. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Mustard makes great thermal paste :) But yeah, I definitely love these micro builds; even though they can be a pain to setup

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Mustard? Disgusting. You can only use Grey Poupon for scale and only while sitting in your Rolls Royce.

+1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The mustard is better on the outside and not on the PSU

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

love the commentary +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the wifi on that mobo?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It works just fine, I haven't done extensive tests but it's pretty good

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Building sff in ultra mini cases is like ship building in a bottle. I love these small builds. Awesome job

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I absolutely identify with your madness and the upgradeitis. YOu have contained your urges better than me though!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

You are my spirit animal

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks lmao

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pretty and small!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet PC!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Shrinkage

Finally, a build name that highlights my insecurities.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes more than two of us lmao

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How are your temps?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps are definitely the weak point of this PC. I haven't tested it enough so I really can't give a solid number though.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry, you used the noctua NH-L9i -the INTEL variant- on an AMD build? i do believe you need the NH-L9a??

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the L9i and then ordered the AM4 adapter. Complicated the process a bit but atleast I could use it with 115x down the road if I wanted to.