When I found out I needed a portable rig, I was reluctantly planning to sell my desktop and started researching the latest and greatest gaming laptops. However, they all have some forms of compromise (keyboard, temps, mobile CPU/GPU, price, upgradability, etc). Then, a friend pointed me towards this little Dan Cases A4-SFX and I knew it was going to be perfect.
The whole setup (except the monitor obviously) should fit in a carry-on bag and as you can imagine, it eats any game I throw at it.
One of the few challenges of this build was keeping this little guy cool. At first, the temps on load were jumping to high 90s. I have since delidded and undervolted and gaming temps are 60s, 70s now.
Face only a mother could love. Kind of ruin the colors of the build but it's the best at what it's supposed to do. Not a lot of options because of limited height inside the case. Cryorig C7 should fit and won't look ugly but apparently, they're very noisy. Noctuas stay cool and quiet.
Easy choice because of two M.2 slots with one in the front. Other mobos afaik only have one M.2 which is in the back and it apparently runs very hot in dan case because of how it's sandwiched between the mobo and the GPU with no airflow. It still runs relatively warm in the front port but no issue so far.
Does the job. Got these in 2016 for $75. Only regret I have now is I didn't go for 32GB seeing they cost 300~400 now.
Can run Crysis.
Can't thank Dan enough for this piece of magic. Everything fits perfectly and it's so easy and fun to build in it too.
Fantastic for movies, games and productivity. G-Sync is a must have for me now. The new X34P should be even better.
Been using a deathadder for years and it just fits perfectly in my hand. At times, I'm tempted to try a G502 because of its popularity but I don't feel the need to replace the deathadder at all.
HD650s were my previous daily drivers but the minute I tried these on, the Senns went back into the box. The initial intention was to keep the HD650 for music and beyer for the rest but the 1990s are just great at everything.