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

    Happy to see that the side panels now have expanded the ventilation openings for open cooler GPUs. That was the only weak point of this case in my opinion. Too bad the side panels are not yet available to purchase separately.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I did something very similar with an EVGA card. I just kept the shroud but changed the fans. 1. I see no problem in powering 2 fans instead of 3, as load will probably decrease. One observation I have is that I had to tune the fan curve, as my card seems to control RPM instead of a % load of...
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    Will I be able to just drop in a Ryzen 3 CPU into a new x470 motherboard

    May also be of your interest, a list of MB recommendations for Ryzen 3 based on current draw:
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    Ryzen 1950x heats up my entire room, what can I do?

    Nah, look up coefficient of performance. In very imprecise terms, refrigeration systems are not converting energy, they are "pumping" heat from a cold reservoir (inside) to a hot reservoir (outside). You can move much more energy (from one reservoir to another) than the amount of energy you are...
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    Ryzen 1950x heats up my entire room, what can I do?

    All the ways i can think of: 1. Find a way to dump the heat to outside instead of in your room, be it by ducting exausts or placing the radiators outside. 2. Increase room ventilation, perhaps by opening windows or using table fans. If possible place the PC in a point where airflow is higher...
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    what happened to the 3850X

    I've never seen a comment age badly this fast.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    My guess is that would be pretty bad. The shroud works as a duct for the radial fan, if you remove it will blow air in every direction instead of through the heatsink, so it will be pretty much useless. Also, the heatsink is pretty small, tunned for high pressure and an specific airflow...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I see. I though 100% speed would be 12 V, but so its instead 3000 RPM (max stock fans RPM). Thank you. I'm not sure about minimum speed (450 RPM) as I did not try to go that low. I'll check that.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I noticed after changing the GPU stock fans to the Noctuas, the Fan tachometer monitoring shows random spikes at some points in the graph. Like, its sitting at around 700 RPM, but suddenly there is a single data point at 1600-1650 RPM (close to the max speed of the fan), than back to 700 RPM. It...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I took the measures from the card, cut the circular holes in the same size and spacing in an EVA sheet, than cut around the holes a piece bigger than what the final piece should be (exacly the size of 2 120mm fans). I left a margin of around 2-3 cm in each side. Then, started a process of...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I recently made a change to my PC which I'm really happy about. I had the "standard" 2 bottom intake fans and open air cooler GPU configuration, which in my opinion although the easiest, its not the best by far. 2 fans mismatched in size and position working that close seems counterproductive...
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    What's a better fit for ITX, Ryzen or Coffe Lake?

    Is there anything specific to keep in mind when chosing a platform for an itx system? It's pretty easy to find comparisons of Ryzen and Coffe Lake, but not much information specifically related to ITX. I'm thinking about compatibility, motherboard quality, cooling, etc.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    What kind of wifi antena is this? I`m looking to replace mine and this seems a nice option.
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    Building an 8700k ITX system for my son. What do I lose using H370 vs Z370?

    Can you still control voltages in H370/B360? That would be nice for OP's case. Undervolting can do wonders about temperatures, specially on small cases.
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    NCASE M1 version changelog and suggestions thread

    Could you explain it a little more? How exactly do you attach the HDD bracket to the PSU mounts? Sorry if I'm being dense.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yeah, I didn't even try it for the dust reason. And even if it wasn't for that, I think that's not a very elegant solution.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    So i did some testing and I would like to share. I'm sorry if it all well known by now, i didnt keep up with all the posts in this thread. It's about the use of air cooling on GPUs in this case. My system uses a I5-4670 with a noctua cooler, SF-600 PSU and a EVGA 1070 SC GPU (overclocked but...
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    NCASE M1 version changelog and suggestions thread

    Damn i didn't expect a lateral window. I guess I shoudn't have stuffed it with Noctua fans...
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    DAN C4-SFX: The smallest water cooling case in the world

    Nice, you could try some cross promotion. C4-NOWAT? (not only water, air too) Ok, I'll stop.
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    DAN C4-SFX: The smallest water cooling case in the world

    Hi, i didn't read every single comment in this thread, but here are some thoughts: - This looks absolutely beautiful and a really like the concept; - I think allowing compatibility with 30 mm + 25 mm fan is worth the trade off for a little more height. Overall component compatibility is already...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    What's the best solution for the air intake on the bottom, considering an open air cooler GPU? I'm currently using only ducts, but as i need to filter all intakes, results are a bit underwhelming. Getting up to 70 °C at 50% fan speed on an evga gtx1070. I'm think of replacing it with 2 fans, as...
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    Video Games Are Better without Stories

    I enjoy playing story driven games like the witcher, mass effect or the last of us. They only last for some weeks though, as I would never replay any of them, the same way I (almost) never watch movies more than once. The games that I truly love, and can play seeming forever without getting...
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    PowerColor Devil Box Redux

    I agree that it doesnt make sense for a NUC, but i makes a lot of sense for notebooks. Take that XPS 15, which is often tested with this kinda of system, has a powerful i7 that will last many years, but a a pitful GTX 960m that soon will be bellow minimum specs for most games. So no need to...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I would think that should be the best performing solution, but the tests by Dan in the first page show the 25 mm performing worse than the 14 mm fan on load.... so i guess i have no idea what Im talking about.
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I think in the A4 with the side panel on, the results could change due to cooler height. The closer to the side panel, better the cooling performance will be, so this may offset the C7 disadvantage.
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Dan's post seem to imply there is a gap between the fans and the filter, and that this was the cause of the reduced efficiency due to recirculation/short circuiting, reasoning that i agree with. Ducting would assure getting cold air from the outside and not hot air from inside, although with...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I think ducting the intakes would improve these results a lot, for the reason you explained.
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    Naked ITX

    This looks very nice. I would change the cheap plastic feet for some ball bearings, to look even more "industrial".
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    What makes you think that? The desing looks fine, with the intake fans always getting air from the ouside and exausting from the top, and the results in the OP for axial vs radial cooling shows pretty good results. The M1 is designed for high performance water cooler builds while the A4 is...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    The M1 offers a lot more flexibility and much higher cooling capacity potential (its probably superior to any other case in the market in maximum cooling capacity per volume). But this flexibility coupled with the focus on water cooling, turns it in a not so great solution for a simple pc build...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    The thermal design picture is not very clear, which is a shame because its a great feature. If i may suggest, I think it would be better to show a picture of the case in isometric view, with blue arrows "in" on the lateral intakes and red arrows "out" on the back and top. Maybe also add the...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Not always truth. There are a lot of factors that influence heat exchange besides heatsink size. In this case for example MSI offers an enormous heatsink that performs marginally better than the much smaller evga one (1 dBA louder for 2 °C lower load temp). It even performs WORSE (+ 10 °C) at...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Why do you hate perfection? Its even mentioned on the box, so safe to assume its included.
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    NCASE M1 v4 Build Thread | The Ultimate ITX Water Cooling Build

    The interior is awesome, but those stickers in the outside make it look like a cheap pre build pc on the outside. They have multiple color schemes, styles and sizes and does not match each other. Great if you like it like this, but perhaps you should try some custom stickers with a single color...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Personally i would prefer a filter mesh instead of acrylic plates, because my environment does not allow me to live without filters. Still transparent. Kinda. I think the razer core works this way?
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Those temps look very good... are those without bottom fans or ducting? Do you use any other fans besides that rear exhaust?
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    So after kickstarter it will be available in caseking.de, like a regular product, that I can order and recieve in a few days? And, do the 2,5 HDDs need to be of the slim (7 mm) variant?
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Yeah, that's what i meant. Thanks!
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Ok, just wanted to say this case is probably the best form factor possible for the majority of the PC gamers, who does not need/want SLI/water cooling/big overclocks. Despite the volume, fits most custom GPUs, does not need case fans and still has good cooling performance. The comparison to the...
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