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

    The thing is, when it heats up, it's because warm air gets trapped and heats up over time. The fact that the air pass through the cards should really help in air flowing instead of getting trapped. This is a huge issue with small cases like the M1 where the graphics card basically split the case...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Have you overclocked anything? Based on your hardware running on stock (excluding cooling solutions and assuming 2x SSDs, no HDDs) you should pull roughly 400W of power. This means that if this is the PSU, it might be faulty rather than too small. You could always look for a friend with a non...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Hi Does anyone have any experience with the internal power cable failing? Just had my SX-600-G Fail on me. Shoehorned in an old AX850 i had lying around, but i can’t use the internal power cable that comes with the case. If i try it it trips the cirquit breaker. I had to remove the top cover...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Not to sound like an idiot but all coolers do both;) That being said all open air coolers (like the ACX) has the fans blowing air over the heatsink. This means that if you set the bottom fans in the M1 to exhaust air they would indeed fight the GPU cooler fans for air. Either set the bottom fans...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I don't have first hand experience with the L12 no. Sorry. But I do agree that based on feedback from others here and reviews online, like the kabuto II, it seems like a very solid choice.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Necere basically covered all the tecnical stuff, but I do want to add that with an i5, even mildly overclocked, you're fine with one 140mm fan on the C14 and nothing else. You haven't mentioned a GPU. Depending on what you go for here bottom fans might, or might not give you better performance...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    For air cooling bigger is always better as long as you have room. Regarding your reasoning for fan placement and amount, remember that the goal is to get enough air where it is needed. Throwing fans at it won't necessarily help. With the NH-U9S/L you forgo the 120mm fan directly over it on the...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I do think all newer asus m-itx boards (Z97/Z170) have at least 3 fan headers.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    The larger the heatsink, the better. Always. As long as there is room. More heat dissipation area mean more heat transferred. Larger fans = more quiet. You caan basically cut out the small fan and increas both thermal and acooustic preformance.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Thanks. I've found a few different ram and vrm heatsinks that seem like they could work well so I am a bit closer to an actual solution now. One final (I hope) question: Afaik the heatsinks included with the AE III are 9mm tall, but from pictures it looks like there is room for taller. Do you...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I see. I've been going through the assortment of small heatsinks on moddiy for replacemets if I were to go for the AE IV. I think I'll end up pulling off the stock cooler and measure the components that need cooling. Arctic has a web store on e-bay that sell thos heatsinks separately by packets...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    For any owners of Accelero Extreme III or IV Sorry for spamming the thread today guys, but I have a question that I can't seem to google my way out of. I wass thinking about going for the AE III due to the heatsinks that are bundled with it and not needing that huge heatsink backplate that...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    You could also take a look at the Scythe Kabuto II. That does let you use the side 3,5" bracket. It's cheaper that the Noctua coolers too
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I've been thinking about this too. With my i5 processor @stock there is a lot of headroom for cooling on the C14, and having a short PCB GPU there is ample room for airflow bottom to top so this could work well. On the positive side the fans would be working together creating air circulation...
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