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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Okay, fair points. Thanks for the reply. I look forward to your next project! It has big (or small?) shoes to fill.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    My guess is the dip is sales has nothing to do with the increase in average GPU size and everything to do with the general increase in cost of PC components, especially GPUs obviously, but also everything else. The pandemic has hit many people economically, so it just hasn't been a good year to...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I just read the news. I'm quite disappointed to be honest. I love my V5, I'll keep using it for as long as ITX motherboards exist, it's too bad I won't be able to get spare parts. Would have been nice to get a warning, so I could get a spare front I/O panel and some extra clips in case something...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Update, EVGA cards don't have mid-plates this generation, I don't know why. It's a bummer, it was the best option to use with the Accelero. Edit: If anyone cares, it doesn't seem like the Accelero will be viable for this generation because of how close the VRAM chips are to the die. That's why...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yeah I think the FE would work great in the M1 because you'll basically have push-pull on the pass-thru portion of the heatsink with the bottom case fan feeding air and the GPU fan exhausting it straight up and out of the case. I'm really curious to see if the Accelero 3 will fit on the EVGA...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Oh right, I thought if there were 3 slots it wouldn't fit, but it's actually 4 slots that won't fit (or spacing for 4 slots rather). Interesting. However, I amend my previous statement. Those ASRock H410 boards would significantly throttle a 10700. ASRock imposes a 135W long-duration power...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    FYI there is a new 2-slot MicroATX board that will fit in the M1 -- the ASRock H410M-HDV. It's super basic, only $60! But will work with Intel 10-series CPUs. No VRM heatsinks, but in the M1 you'd have airflow over the VRMs so it won't be an issue. Honestly, this generation the non-K SKUs are...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Is there a case smaller than the A4-SFX that supports a 120mm AIO?
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Has anyone tried using der8auer's direct-die frame for 9th gen CPUs with a 9900K and an L9i? I'm trying to figure out if the L9i is compatible with the direct-die frame and I can't find that information anywhere...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Curious, how much space is there left with the V6 front mount between the PSU and the front wall? Do they almost touch? And is the PSU centered or slightly toward the left-side panel?
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Someone did it: They screwed the PSU in one place from the front somehow and then wedged it between the 24-pin and the front panel at a slight angle with double sided tape. Not exactly an ideal solution, and it still interfered with the board a little and bent that start button. I think...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Ah dream ruined. So you're saying with the stock V6 front mount it won't fit at all, you have to double-sided tape the PSU to the front (and toward the left panel) and then it'll barely fit, but the 24-pin probably won't fit? Turns out the board is nearly a year old, yet this is the first time...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    It's really cool that there is now a premium 2-slot MicroATX board that fits in the M1, the ASUS Maximus XI Gene. It would have been great if they'd given it 4 DIMMs though. ASRock should make a TR4 board in that form factor.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Me too, I stripped one of my PCI slot screw holes. I'm fine using just the other one, otherwise I think your only option is washer+nut (ideally a rubber washer to avoid stripping the paint)... You gotta be very careful with these screws and not overtighten them.
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    X99 on mITX: ASRock X99E-itx/ac

    Someone on reddit found a used X99E-itx/ac on facebook marketplace (which I didn't even know was a thing) for $20. Made me a little upset. :D Found this on Facebook marketplace for $20... To think I paid $250 for mine 3 years ago. It's still a pretty high-end board. I'll upgrade to a 6950X...
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