Product Introduction

Preface to our Online Guides

As part of our efforts to deliver the best product, service and user experience, we have always produced a clear and comprehensive PRINTED user guide. As the company matures, we must also consider our broader role as a manufacturer and wider issues such as the environmental impact of our activities, part of this is a commitment to reduce waste.

As a company that also tries to be forward-thinking, and in our digital age, we feel the time has come for dropping the printed user guide in favour of an online format. Beyond just reducing the many material and environmental costs of a printed guide, the online format allows for an even more comprehensive product guide with interactivity and the ability to add or improve any part of the guide quickly and in real-time.

We also understand that some people just prefer a printed guide, there is no real way around this other than to apologise and request that if there is any aspect of this online guide that we can improve, please let us know.

Introduction to the DA6

The DA6 is a vertical open frame ITX case designed to provide the ideal platform for showcasing computer components. This open-frame design, combined with the unique approach to mounting hardware, means the DA6 has incredible support for the ever-increasing size and cooling demands of gaming hardware whilst still maintaining SFF conditions.

The DA6 is also available in a slightly large XL format that features an additional 35mm of height to support larger GPUs.

For this user guide we only show the XL if there is a specific difference that needs to be highlighted for assembly.

Overview

IEC Socket (PSU Inlet)

Motherboard Post

19mm Stainless Steel Tube

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Bottom Panel IO Location

Top Panel IO Location

PCI Mounting Assembly

Top Panel IO Location

Adjustable Riser Mount

IO Module

Motherboard Shield Mount

The only difference between the DA6 and DA6 XL is the length of the 19mm vertical tubes

Versatile vs Complex

Its important to understand that because the DA6 is designed to be versatile, it can also be complex because there are so many variables. In a ‘standard’ case, virtually all components have fixed location and space but with the DA6, only the motherboard is fixed, all other components can be adjusted or even placed in very different locations. This gives the DA6 huge scope for customisation but also introduces many variables and choices that can overwhelm a novice builder.

Typical Layout

potential NAS build

ATX PSU, Mini GPU

It is important to note that there is no single right way to build the DA6 and the same applies to the user guide content order. Consider each section as a stand-alone explanation of the principle rather than a chronological set of procedures that must be followed in the order they are displayed.
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