neilhart's S4 Mini - NFC - project

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  1. neilhart

    neilhart Moderator

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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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  2. neilhart

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    Mar 29, 2017 at 3:29 PM #12
    neilhart

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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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  3. Pineapple68

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    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:38 AM #13
    Pineapple68

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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
     
  4. neilhart

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    Jul 30, 2017 at 1:47 PM #14
    neilhart

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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,
    neil
     

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