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    Thoughts on the TU150?

    Agreed. I check availability everyday too...
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    Thoughts on the TU150?

    I think this case looks great, and has good cooling potential.
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    I love the look, and the fact that all your components are off the shelf. Very clever!
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Well, the Chromax will be a nice upgrade when /if they come out. Silver lining is that you have something to look forward to. :)
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    How do you like the performance of the Scythe fans?
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    The III is the one that comes with all the small VRM / Vram heatsinks. The IV comes with a giant passive heatsink backplate that won't fit with most air coolers in the M1. In regards to the EVGA failed ACX line, they had problems with VRM overheating, the Vram doesn't get as hot as the VRM.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Wow, do you have a Noctua C12P?! That’s awesome if you do :). I’ve never seen one as it’s been discontinued before I started getting back into pc building 4-5 years ago. To answer your question, the Arctic Accelero III is the one you’d want to mount on your 2080. I’m not 100% sure if the...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    On the Asrock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX, I also tried the TY100 and it didn't fit. For Z370, I've only tried it with the Asus Strix ITX, and had removed all of the motherboard heatsinks to fit the Black Ridge v1 with a slim 120mm fan.
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    Short answer is yes, the VRM needs to be removed. But the VRM heatsink is connected to the PCH heatsink via heat pipe, and the front M.2 is mounted on top of the PCH heatsink. This made it impossible for me to remove the VRM heatsink, as I do utilize the front M.2 slot. You could try offsetting...
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    SENTRY 2.0: Evolution of console-sized gaming PC case

    Good eyes! Also thanks to the iconic jog-line across the vents. Good design.
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Incredible. Chapeau you inspired me to watercooled my M1, and now this is making me want to build another watercooled SFF rig...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    I have the v1, but I can't seem to be able to find the v2 anywhere. I'm in the US, and willing to ship from EU.
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Yes dual M.2 :) if your GPU is also in the loop, you could put the SSD between the GPU and the side panel? Unless you’re doing a window... Let me check for sure on my S1 tonight / later this week.
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    GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

    Its really tight, and may not fit an SSD. You could fit an SSD between the PSU and the mid-panel though.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    With the windowed panel, I’ve tried bottom intake, and only rear exhaust. Make sure the C14S fan is blowing away from the motherboard. I’ve never had good temperatures with this setup... even with a 3000rpm 140mm fan screaming, my cpu still get very toasty. The tiny 92mm exhaust just can’t keep...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    Pretty nice :) How are temps now?
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yes, at 195w, ANY cpu cooler that fits in the M1 will be at maximum rpm. Water or air. The Noctua fans are hardly screamers, IMHO. Why mention the C14 when it’s no longer available, and the question was focused on aesthetics of the D9L?
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    It will work. Especially if you undervolt and set a power limit. The D9L can go up to 195w, according on this chart: https://noctua.at/en/cpu/Intel_Core_i9-9900K
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yes, I believe that's the only way, since the bottom slim fans must be set to intake to play nice with your stock GPU intake fans. Both side fans will be exhaust, while the rear 92mm fan will supplement cool air for the C14. The CPU will run slightly hotter, but will stay cooler in the long run...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I have tried what you’re describing back in 2016. I find rear and bottom intake, with side exhaust worked the best. I just want to encourage you try things out, as you might have different findings: i7-6700K with U9S GTX1080 with NZXT G10 with 120mm AIO (Corsair H75)
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Your idea is worth a try! However, I would probably have rear intake for the U9S, and gpu radiator as exhaust. Bottom fans intake. Hybrid cards usually runs so cool that even the warm air from the CPU won’t affect boost. I recommend testing yours and mine!
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    darrpara bottom and rear intake. Side exhaust Bawjaws yes it will fit doostin probably not
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    But. But... Small form factor is a way of life!
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I doubt that the pad is sufficient in holding up the heatsinks. I recommend the thermal adhesive tape.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yes, thermal tape will actually hold on to the upside down heatsinks when the graphics card is installed in the M1. Pads are usually placed between components and heatsinks that are mechanically held on. They are slightly sticky, but isn’t strong enough for aluminum/copper heatsinks. You really...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I think what you linked are pads. You need tape. What Blindphleb posted should work...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I remember seeing builds out there where folks dremel'ed down the IV heatsink to fit with a C14 / Dark Rock TF. Not worth it IMO.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    From my experience, both of the main heatsink from the III and IV are compatible with the Founders Edition GTX 1080 and RTX 2080. To be specific, I have the IV on my GTX 1080 FE: - just the main heatsink for the GPU die - I didn't use the giant back plate heatsink in the M1. It is very large...
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    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    I don't see them on SFFLAB anymore. If you google for Lian Li toolless clip, or Lian Li front panel clips, you may find it on some other online stores (performance pc, overclockers in uk, ebay, etc)
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    My big air setup was 4.7ghz on all cores
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Thanks for pointing it my typo.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    My old Thermalrake 240mm Water 3.0 Extreme performs better than my C14, or C14S for cooling the i9-9900K Asrock Phantom Gaming Z390 32gb Crucial VLP ram (Micron) RTX 2080 FE with Accelero iii 4x Noctua A12x25 fans, side intake pull, bottom exhaust After 30 minutes of Prime95 small FFT +...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Both the Asus Strix and Asrock Phantom Gaming Z390 are good boards. I have both, and from my personal experience of overclocking them using the same 9900K, the Asus had a harder time keeping 5ghz all cores. The Asrock has been solid keeping the 9900K at 5ghz. I’ve even tried 5.2ghz on all core...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Thank you for the tests! Your results are consistent with my findings (U9S, C14, C14S, 240mm AIO) as well.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Congratulations on becoming a dad!
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I’ve seen many effective custom loop build in the M1. Many use an external rear reservoir, with a small Swiftech combination pump & cpu block. Some even have 480mm of radiators cooling HEDT chips. Windowed watercooled builds are ok for non OC chips.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Sorry to bring bad news, but bottom radiator builds are usually windowed showcases, and cooling performance suffers. They're usually beautiful though. I loved mine when I had it :) No I haven't used the TX240. It may allow more room for slim fans to breathe (but insufficient static pressure)...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Technically you can fit the XSPC rad + 15mm fans + gpu + waterblock, but the fans will be choked... Some of the slim fans I've tried: Silverstone FW121 PWM Noctua A12x15 PWM Nhowe XtraFlo Slim 12015 PWM They all choked with restrictive bottom opening, and crowded space below the gpu. I don't...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I've used a Hardware Labs Black Ice GT Stealth 240. It's 30mm thick. It is slightly shorter, but wider than other 240mm radiators, and fit well in the floor of the M1. Even with a GPU waterblock, you will not be able to use 25mm fans with a 30mm thick radiator.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I look forward to your tests with the 240mm AIO! I’m thinking to go back to TG with the C14S on full display.
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