neilhart's S4 Mini - NFC - project

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  1. neilhart

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    Mar 27, 2017 at 3:41 PM #11
    neilhart

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    Here are the benchmarks:

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    Good modding,
    neil
     
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    Mar 29, 2017 at 3:29 PM #12
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    Another quick update:

    I was not happy with the riser card as I had original installed it. This is a stiff flex cable that you have to form a fairly sharp bend to assemble into the machine.

    And the drive mounting bracket as designed has to be placed into machine prior to inserting the GPU. This is shown in the NFC video if you are interested.

    I cut a small block of ABS plastic, 0.250 inch thick and inserted it as shown to raise the GPU which lets the riser cable bends to relax a little thus reducing the pressure on the PCIe x16 connector.

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    And I modded the drive mounting bracket by cutting off the left end and adding a spacer plate. The plate is from 0.080 aluminum with 4 holes threaded 6-32, This allows the drives to be serviced with out pulling the whole system apart.

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    And I went back to using the fan mounting bracket as seen here.

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    That is it for now. I have a 2 TB 2.5 inch hard disk on order for this system. And I will swap out the Windows 10 SSD.


    Good modding,
    neil
     
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    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:38 AM #13
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    Very nice build Neilhart!
    Nice to know you're a z270 Asrock fatality owner, this can help on know this little motherboard with TB functionality.
    I chosen it for my hack pro mkII :lol: because of the compact format.

    Did you tested the Thunderbolt support?
    I have a Apple TB display that works "intermittently": sometime boot ok, sometime black screen and I need reboot, unplug, and plug in first seconds to get monitor recognized.
    Other z270 fatality users had same issue with other TB devices...

    Also, there is a section or a moderator specialised on TB-video support?

    Thanks
     
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    Jul 30, 2017 at 1:47 PM #14
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    I am sorry but I own no Thunderbolt devices so I have not tested that tech and have no opinion to share. I suggest you use the search function and post query in the Post Installation > Graphics area of the forum.

    Good modding,
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    Nov 24, 2017 at 12:13 AM #15
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    Do you think using original Apple WiFi card can be achieved with any Thin Mini-ITX motherboard?
     
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    Nov 26, 2017 at 4:39 PM #16
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    Yes as there are adapters available for MPCIE and M.2 that will mate up and can be used with the BCM94360CS2 WiFi/BT radio card. I have used both on my collection of systems. I usually use EBAY and purchase from China and get the parts in about a week.

    Good modding,
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    Nov 26, 2017 at 5:27 PM #17
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    any particular adapter for example?
     
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    Nov 29, 2017 at 1:58 AM #18
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    Yes. See post # 4 of this thread.

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    Dec 21, 2017 at 1:22 AM #19
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    That one wouldn't really fit into thin mini-itx (surely not at really small cases, like DNK-H or LP-2150 thin mini-itx was designed for), but I've found out that does (still have to test it).

    Anyway, initially I didn't consider replicating your build, manly because I was using 1080p monitor and had no reason to use discrete GPU, and now I got 4K monitor and want 1440p HiDPI on it, and currently you can't do that on intel graphic cards.

    Do you think using monitor stand like that is the only option to mount S4 mini to the monitor without making it fall from the table?

     
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    Dec 21, 2017 at 3:48 AM #20
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    Or can it be mounted to monitor directly, like on this build?
     

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