Some people don’t mind living with a large desktop tower (or an entire table computer) if it means being able to cram a beast of a gaming PC onboard. Others prefer a more compact rig to streamline their gaming setups. We’re guessing that latter group will love the Dan Cases A4-SFX.
A PC case, it’s designed to be as compact as possible while accommodating mini-ITX boards and full-length GPUs. That way, you can build a legitimately powerful PC without taking up a large footprint, making it ideal for setting up gaming PCs in living rooms (so you can use your Lapdog in the couch), dorm rooms, and other areas with limited desk space.
The Dan Cases A4-SFX measures 7.9 x 4.4 x 12.5 inches (h x w x d), making it considerably smaller than full-sized ITX towers. While that sounds like the kind of case that won’t accommodate a full-length GPU, the rig gets around it by setting up the dual GPU slots at the back of the motherboard using PCIe extenders, so you can have the CPU and the rest of the hardware on one side, with the GPU squared away on the opposite side of the case. It supports up to three hard drives and CPU coolers with a maximum height of 1.9 inches.
The actual case is constructed by Lian Li, so it comes with the outfit’s push-pin side panels for easy access to your hardware. Construction is brushed aluminum to keep things lightweight, resulting in a case that weighs just 2.8 pounds.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Dan Cases A4-SFX. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at €230.