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DAN Cases A4-SFX now on Kickstarter

Tags: DAN Cases, Lian Li, 3M (3M)

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The A4-SFX case is a one-man project with the goal of creating the smallest case possible while still using high-end standardized components, such as Core i7 processors and powerful full-length GPUs, such as the GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

The result is a unique product that is much smaller than all competing cases. This case is perfect for SFF (Small Form Factor) enthusiasts, those who need a highly portable system, developers who require a case with a smaller footprint due to limited desk space, and gamers who want a high-end PC experience in their living room.

How It Works

A number of creative ideas were needed to devise the case. Using a PCIe extender allowed for the most prominent design feature of this case, which is the location of the GPU behind the motherboard. The A4-SFX will come with the highest quality PCIe extender on the market, made by 3M, which allows for PCIe Gen3 and Gen4 support.

The case allows for easy mounting of either SFX or SFX-L power supplies. The PSU is located in the front of the chassis.

Depending on the size of the PSU, up to two 2.5” HDDs or SSDs can be mounted in the drive bay. The drive bay could potentially be mounted with rubber spacers to reduce vibration. A third drive can be mounted behind the front cover.

Every component is able to cool itself by getting fresh air directly from the outside. Hot air in the case will move to the top and then outside without the need of an extra fan. This principle works perfectly and results in an amazing cooling efficiency compared to other cases.

Specification & Certification

  • Case Dimensions (H x W x D): 200 x 112 x 317mm, 7.25L
  • Overall Dimensions: 205 x 112 x 327mm (including feet and rear protrusions)
  • Weight: 1.25 Kg
  • Graphics card support: Dual-Slot up to 295mm length
  • Motherboard support: Mini-ITX
  • Power Supply support: SFX, SFX-L
  • Drives: 3 x 2.5" HDD/SSD
  • Front ports: 1 x USB 3.0 (internal 20pin plug)
  • Power button: Premium-grade button
  • Material: 1.5mm aluminum, brushed exterior
  • Side Panels: Easily clippable with Lian Li Push Pin technology
  • Colors: Anodized black or silver exterior, matte black painted interior
  • PCIe Extender: Includes the 3M Twin Axial 300mm PCIe Gen3+ extender

The A4-SFX is fully CE certified. It was tested by a certified CE Laboratory against all European standards.

With the RoHS logo, DAN Cases UG (haftungsbeschränkt) guarantees that no materials, harmful to human health or the environment, were used in the making of this product.

The crossed-out waste bin signifies that DAN Cases UG (haftungsbeschränkt) complies with all European WEEE laws. Please only dispose of this product at designated electronic waste collection points, or return it to DAN Cases UG (haftungsbeschränkt).


CPU Coolers

  • Max. height 48mm

Hard Disk Drives

  • 2 x 2.5" HDD/SSD in drive bay: max. height 15mm
  • 1 x 2.5" HDD/SSD in front-area: max. height 9mm

Graphics Card

  • Max. Height from bottom of PCIe slot to top: 144mm
  • Max. Width without backplate: 40mm; including backplate: 45mm
  • Max. Length without bracket: 295mm; including bracket: 306mm

Motherboard Mini-ITX

Power Supply SFX and SFX-L

Memory Max. Height: 52mm


Please refer to the A4-SFX User Manual for step-by-step assembly instructions. Each case comes with a paper manual in English and German.


DAN Cases UG (haftungsbeschränkt) has partnered with the best in the industry for the A4-SFX. The all-aluminum body will be manufactured by Lian Li in Taiwan per their highest quality standards. The PCIe extender will be supplied by 3M. The extender uses 3M's patented Twin Axial technology, and is widely recognized as the most reliable PCIe extender on the market. A commitment to quality lies at the core of our business philosophy.


The case is now available on Kickstarter.com. The run-time for the campaign is 30 day. The initial Kickstarter run will be limited to 1500 cases in total. This restriction is necessary to guarantee quick delivery. Orders will be limited to 2 cases. We will provide 4 reward tiers: For 230€ customers can order the black or silver version of the A4-SFX; For 460€ customers can order 2 black, 2 silver, or one of each.

YouTube: DAN Cases A4-SFX Kickstarter Video