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There are big, good cases that can fit tons of hardware like the Corsair 4000D. There are stylish cases like Lian Li O11 Dynamic. There are cases with great airflow like the Fractal Design Torrent. But it's hard to get all of those in a Small Form Factor of SFF case. DanCase has proven that you DON'T need to compromise on these features and that you can fit a high-end Intel or AMD CPU and even an Nvidia RTX 4090 in one of the best PC cases I've built in. I love this thing.

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0:00 Intro
0:51 Meet The DanCase C4-SFX
3:00 Building in The DanCase
4:40 Motherboard
5:24 PSU and SSD
8:12 CPU Cooler
9:10 GPU Warranty Stickers
9:46 Rad Mount
10:20 Nude GPU
12:03 Trying to fit it all in
15:42 Comparable Cases
16:52 Thermals
19:13 Nitpicks
21:00 Outro

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What do you guys think of this small form factor case? Let us know below!

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    Th1jzzZ

    Asus motherboard and X3D Cpu.. That cant go well

    guycxz

    @Th1jzzZ That’s just their way of showing you can fit an ICE in this thing.

    Blink <3

    It’s quite cool, but I’ve never liked such small cases

    Twenty One Pilots Nerd

    I think it’s overall just a nice looking small case

    ConvexTlc97

    Why are you advertising Asus boards with 7000X3D cpus with the issues around them together. I get if the video was shot before it BUT take out the affiliate links at least from the video description and this comment.

Eldibs

You’re building in a DanCase without Dan? How could you?!

    SpeedingEgg

    Yeah, how could he?

    Axcber

    He might have been busy setting up Wan show but yea, it was a huge missed opportunity.

    Myriad

    The guy who designed this case is called Daniel I believe, it’s a one man show from Germany. Would have been dope to have him on a video

    F?СК МЕ. TAР ОN MY Р1С

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    F?СК МЕ. TAР ОN MY Р1С

    aw!!

Z0eff

The fact that you don’t need a riser cable makes a huge difference to me. Those end up causing so many issues in real world use cases

    Bootstrapper

    such as?

    Lambyi

    ​@Bootstrapper A lot of cases still ship with a Gen 3 riser. Gen 4 mobo, Gen 3 riser, and Gen 4 GPU can lead to a lot of instability and for first time builders it can be a hassle figuring out that’s the problem.

    TazerXI

    @Lambyi And it is just another thing to plug in, and another point of failure. Not having one is probably better just for simplicity’s sake

    Connorbrow

    Wasn’t it NZXT who had fire starting risers?
    Also, hey Z0eff 👋

    Im_Godness

    Got a Gen4 GPU, Gen3 Riser and Gen4 Mobo and got No Problems at all🤷🏻
    B550 I Gaming
    RTX 3070 Strix
    Lian Li Q58 Gen 3

Chicken Dinner

It’s a small detail, but I love that Linus and crew freely challenge each other’s knowledge and capabilities without it becoming awkward or some weird ego battle. It’s the best kind of environment to work in, and by far the best way to maximise creative freedom. “You love to see it”.

    XEQUTE

    it does tho , but its miniscule

JarNO WAY

Ah yes, an Asus motherboard with an X3D. Definitely the most stable of gaming rigs in the modern day.

    Darkmaniak86

    rn with the 1410 bios should be safe, you lose OC functions and you are capped to 1.3v but at least it doesn’t void the warranty anymore

    Temp Acc

    @Darkmaniak86 the cap doesnt work lol

    Stavro

    This was also most likely filmed way before the news was out

    StingraySlapper

    Was thinking the same thing

    Nathan Larson

    ​@Temp AccAnd ASUS will probably void your warranty anyways because they will just delete that BIOS version from their website too lol

Segment W

The genuine excitement in how awesome the engineering must’ve been to design that case was awesome to watch

Darth Plaguerism

The warranty sticker thing is one of the main reasons I’ll miss EVGA’s GPUs. They honor their warranty even when you disassemble and install a waterblock on the card. I’ve had to RMA two EVGA GPUs (out of like 11 I’ve owned from them) after I watercooled them. I told them up front that they’ve been watercooled. They simply told me to put the stock heatsink back on and said the only issue would be if I didn’t have the stock thermal pads anymore (which they offered to send me). RMA process was a breeze still. RIP EVGA, you will be missed.

    Kyle Miller

    No lie, EVGA is one of the easiest companies ever to work with, and their CS has always been first class when I’ve had to work with them.

    YaKillaCJ

    XFX honored the warranty too. They even went as far as to offer Waterblock installation for the AMD Vega cards, U pay for shipping.

    Hùng Cấn Mạnh

    Not like they are dead. They just choose to not to stay with the unseasonable

    Summus Hieremias Clarkson

    XFX are just as good, if not better. They explicitly list that they don’t cover warranty on used cards, but when my $250 6800xt started acting up (shocking, I know), they agreed to provide RMA so long as I paid for shipping. This was a surprise to me, I even told them it was used.

Perry McClusky

Looking forward to seeing the two of you building another computer.

vidal moscoso

I love Small Form Factor PCs. I’d love to see more videos like this!

Benjamin Völk

I’ve recently build my rig in the Dan-A4 H2O and I am still impressed by the quality and overall concept of their cases.

GuitarSolos

Hi Linus! Any plans on doing an “behind” the scenes episode? For example how the editors worklayout looks like, and their editing stations? Maybe a peak into Anthony’s daily work routine? Or maybe what ur office looks like and what technology you’re using? Much love from Sweden

ChefBoiRD

The crew comments are some of my favorite bits bc no one else on production scales like this don’t let the people behind the scenes interact like these guys do

    Obsessive

    I’ve only seen Smosh do this before

wakeboy

I remember when Dan’s cases were fairly new on the market and super niche. Pretty cool to see them keep pushing SFF. I just got a Dan A4-H2O last year and love it.

    Dustmadeout

    Yeah, very cool for 200€ lol.

    Zoduk

    I live the H2O, but its missing the size to comfortably fit a 4090….my prayers have been answered!

    James L

    @Zoduk The H2O can fit the 4090 FE and MSI Ventus model

    pldcanfly

    Got a A4-H2O last year too, it’s just such a great case. And maintenance is not that hard with the possibility to pull the bottom off, and the hole in the front. Still in love with it.

    Mijc Osis

    Do you have some need for the case to be half as tall or is all that hassle just to look cool? Footprint wise Its 4.5cm narrower and shorter than my Corsair 220T but also a hell of a lot harder to build in and you need compromised components?

F. Huff

Great video showing off the DanCase. You two are hilarious together. Fun just to watch all the good natured banter. Linus, you are a bit mischievous 😆 Keep it up.

Sir Tachyon

In regards to the tamper sticker, Isopropyl alcohol works as a great solvent to temporarily make the sticker no longer sticky. Then once the isopropyl alcohol evaporates you can re-apply it like a new sticker. This trick also works for the rubber feet on many devices that manufacturers love to hide screws with.

    Brass Garden

    Learnt something new, cheers

Jessy-Come Fast To Get Into My Body

I appreciate the warranty sticker callout. Jon had a good video a long while back about it. Those stickers are unenforceable in USA and Canada.

Adam Kares

SFF gang rise up

Ive been intrigued by tiny builds since the old Shuttle shoeboxes long ago, steadily Ive downsized now all the way into a FormD T1 with a custom loop and its one of my favorite things. The ITX market these days is an embarrassment of riches between cases, boards, coolers and slim fans, always happy to see more SFF content.

The Faceless Man

I love when the editors have fun with the videos and add goofy stuff. Makes me smile every time 😂

He’s That Guy

I love the dynamic that Linus and Dan have.

Ryan Holmes

I really like these small form factor builds. I’ve never built a small form factor myself though…I usually build in mid or full tower cases. Could you guys do a video on how you go about selecting components for a small form factor build and ensuring that everything will fit in the case (theoretically)?

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