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

    I hear you. It wasn't my intention to make it sound more dangerous than it is. But for us un-initiated, it IS scary as hell. And the few people that do screw it up are usually our kind;) I am in theory up for it, but with a (kinda) confirmed hardware lower rpm limit on my card it does seem less...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Same card as mine, only with a different cooler, so that kinda settles it for me regarding risking it with the bios flash. Thanks:)
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Nice find. We were discussing custom PSU mounting brackets a million pages ago when the SFX-L launched to be able to do exactly this. This thing answers all of this. Except losing a few millimeters due to panel thickness. This is a very good idea. I am struggling to find a single use case were...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Blower cards will work. There are some issues regarding getting rid of the hot air but it is manageable. You could consider an Arctic Accelero Extreme cooler to beef up the cooling if you are worried. The tech specs on arctic's home page does list reference 980ti as compatible. I think the...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Thanks guys. This is REALLY useful:D I've been holding off on accelero coolers for a while due to this issue, but this might tip the scale. If this has been discussed here already i have totally missed it. Flashing the bios is scary as hell, but probably a very good option to tweak the fan...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    It is pretty cramped no matter which order you do stuff in. Remember to plug in all the cables on the MB that will be hard to reach once it's in before installing it. For instance you probably won't be able to plug in the 24-pin cable after installing both MB and PSU if the Cooler is already on...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I ended up doing it like this: 1 - CPU coller backplate to MB, 2 - MB in case, 3 - CPU cooler on MB, 4 - Fan on cooler. I don't know if you'll be able to get the long screwdriver through the heatsink through the 120mm fan under the cooler, but thing is that with the tight constraints of the M1...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Really? Wow. Never paid any attention to iGPUs so I wouldn't know:) I did the exact same thing last CPU gen when it made even less sense. I had an ATX i7-2500K system and didn't want to buy a new MB for an outdated socket. I whent with a K-skew processor this time becaus the price difference...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    If you have an older GPU lying around from an old gaming rig, might as well stick it in ther in the meantime, if it fits. If not, it would be interesting to see how far the integrated GPU gets you in the meantime. Hehe. I mean on top of the cooler yes. Here are the configs I've had so far on...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yes. The socket placement on the MB makes this (i think) the only viable orientation in the M1. My Z97I-Plus has the exact same socket placement and this is the only orientation that worked for me. You might not need a bottom fan at all. As for mounting the 140mm fan on the bottom, I think it...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Hi. To answer the 3 questions in your "1 more question" post;) 1- Yes, it's a 2-slot cooler. Fans will fit in the bottom. 2- Is it good? Depends what you're after. They will help with air circulation, but since you will struggle to control the rpm's based on GPU temp, they will either run too...
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    X99 on mITX: ASRock X99E-itx/ac

    The C14 fits, but the new C14S does not. It's slightly too tall. It does not fit with the Drive cage on the side bracket though. EDIT: Dont know about the special narrow 2011-3 socket though. Forgot about that for a minute. Sorry.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I see your point. Might actually work. Though one of the big wins in my new layout is air circulation. Could always try it out but i suspect that adding a huge ATX PSU might make the GPU noisier to the point where I might as well use the SX600-G.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I could easily fit an ATX PSU in my build now. I have one too. What's stopping me is the hassle of where to put all the excess cable lenghts. That's a 970 btw. Same cooler as the 960 you linked to. Oh, and that USB 3.0 cable is really irritating. I tried to make the best of it by bundling it...
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    Ncase m1 - psu + HDD cage + CPU cooler?

    Both of those PSUs will work for what you're after. Please mind the issues of SFX-L pressing against the GPU. You can't go wrong with the L12. The Scythe Kabuto II is also compatible with the HDD cage, and has gotten a lot of good press around here. See the spreadsheet linked in the first post...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    It is. Many Power Bricks are horrible in this regard. Don't know how common it is in ATX PSUs though.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    That's what i meant too. Clumsy wording. I only ever notice it when i need to do something on the PC that does not require me to unplug it. I do, however, not sleep in the room my computer is in. I know many annoying sounds become more prominent when the entire house is quiet:) That sound...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    No. It's a V1.0. I bought on as soon as they were available in Europe. It does have coil whine at idle, but i literally have to put my ear against it to hear it so I don't regard it as a problem. The chirping is there, but it only chirps 3-4 times once right after boot, time depending on load...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Either I am one of the lucky ones, or the grief the Silverstone PSUs have received are greatly exaggerated. I have no issues with my SX600-G right now. It is a bit noisy at full load, but we don't know that the Corsair one isn't. It has a bigger fan, but a 92mm fan can still be crap. I did also...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Just updated my GPU from a MSI GTX580 to an ASUS GTX970 Mini. Really happy with it. Fired up a few graphically demanding games last night and I must say I am very happy with the acoustics. I tried Assasins Creed IV, Far Cry 3 and Mad Max. Though my monitor limits me to 1080p, cranking the other...
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    Silverstone SST-SX600-G 600w Gold SFX

    So... I thought I'd try to revive a 1/2 year dead thread, because I need some advice. I am on the verge of pulling the trigger on cable sleeving supplies to update my M1 build, as well as kill some time during a pretty wet and crappy winter. The 24-pin cable that comes with the SX600-G is...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    The thing about filters is that it's hard to give good general advise because it is so dependant on each use case. I use no filters. Just opened my case yesterday and its not too bad even after a year. That doesn't mean i can give a general advise not to use filters. A more dusty environment...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    There is another option. If you go for a short itx type GPU, you can fit the 3,5" drive cage on the floor in front of the GPU. That way you can do whatever you want up top. If you're buying new hardware anyway, and don't plan on a top tier GPU, the premium for a small version (at least for...
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    NCASE M1 v3 Build Thread

    I use no filters myself, but this really depends on the environmet the pc is in so it's hard to give you good advise on this.
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    NCASE M1 v3 Build Thread

    Unless i missed something there should actually be 3 filters included with the V5. One big magnetic mesh sheet for the side bracket, and two 120mm filters that you need to attach sandwiched between the case and the fans. The two 120mm filters are not magnetic. if you want bottom an psu...
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