GHOST S1 - When both size & performance matters

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by Pachalski, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. fenixv

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    Louqe posted on their instagram that they should be starting to ship orders by the 12th. Looks like they're planning to take new orders by the 15th. I'm looking forward to picking one up.

     
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    I will be Giving Thanks and hope that we will be getting these cases before Thanks Giving as I have no more Thanks left for me to Give after all of these delays.
     
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  3. Pantera_666

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    How about installing a mATX mobo?

    Of course this will require some modding/layout change...

    Something like adding a large tophat on both the top and bottom, placing the psu in the bottom tophat and getting 2 long pcie risers...

    Maybe this way we could do watercooled sli! :)

    Just a thought, please no hate...
     
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    Feel like the width of the case needs to be increase to accommodate another GPU, at this point, might be better off just getting the Cerberus case.

    http://www.sliger.com/products/cases/cerberus/
     
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    Pretty neat, especially the person who that water cooled two nanos. I was just responding a person who thought of adding a large tophat on the top and bottom of the Ghost S1 in order to put amatx on the ghost while watercooled sli the cards, this method will increase the case volume from 8 liters to 13.5 liters. By no means I am suggesting this is a bad idea, just there is a sub 20 liter case that can achieve that without any modification.

    My personal opinion, aesthetic adding the large tophat on the top and bottom of the Ghost S1 makes it look out of place, probably why I suggest the cerberus case since it is aesthetically pleasing for matx build as that is the intention all along.
     
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    I'm reviewing the thread, and trying to figure out how to plan for tophats.

    My current build has two 2.5" drives (7mm), along with one M.2 for boot/OS/apps. The 2.5 drives are mostly game drives.

    Do I need to do cartwheels to put both 2.5's in the case with no tophat? GPU is open air, high TDP and PSU is Corsair SF600. I'll air cool.

    I see "with tray" in the specs and I'm trying to figure out what the cost of using the tray is.
     
  10. teo

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    I believe that tray would fit where the internal 120mm mounting point is, under the psu. thus, you can fit two 2.5 there (but no fan) in addition to the one on the spine behind the psu
     
  11. fenixv

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    Louqe is accepting new orders. Estimated shipping on this batch is January 2019.

    http://louqe.com/
     
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    Said screw it and ordered 1 with 2 L tophats. Gives me about 3+ months to plan out my build.
     
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    I agree, I don't think two large tophats would look good on the ghost at all but luckily that's not really the use case in mind since your kinda leaving the itx use case at that point. But hey, at least the option is there i guess
     
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    Although now that i think about it, if someone did a black case with two aluminum top hats on the top and bottom that actually might not look half bad since the aluminum looks near white.

    *panda* *panda* *panda*
     
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    I would like to know if there is a significant temperature improvement when there is a fan placed under the PSU as intake and this is without the top hat?
     
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    I'm also curious about this. the greatest challenge of the dan a4/sandwich style seems to be exhausting the heat, particularly when you get very warm (1080ti, 8700k/2700x and above) components. I have my doubts that the under-psu fan does enough to alter the airflow path to really help with that, but I'd happily be wrong
     
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    Almost ordered this without noticing that it has no "front" ports. Any plans to at least add one C-type "front" port to this?
     
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    An IO top hat is in development which most likely will have a USB port. Unknown release date or priority
     
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    Sooo....

    Any news on shipment?????
     
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    I saw the cpu cooler comparisons but there was no info regarding temperature difference on Scythe big shuriken 2 rev. B with stock fan vs. Noctua fan. Was there any comment or info regarding this?
     
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    Expected date for US shipments to go out of 11/15.
     
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    Here are my tentative build plans (expected shipment January 2019)

    CPU: Intel i9-9900k
    Case: Ghost S1 w/2 large tophats
    GPU: Gigabyte 2080 ti w/240mm radiator
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A12x25 fans
    PSU: Seasonic SGX-650 SFX-L or Corsair SF600 platinum

    This is assuming gigabyte puts out that card. They have announced a 2080 version so I'm assuming there will be a 2080 ti in the next 3 months.

    https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphics-Card/GV-N2080AORUSX-W-8GC
     
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    From the slack:

    US is still on track and we estimate the shipments to be sent to North and south america around November 15:th

    Europe. The cases are currently in our distributors hands and we they will start shipping them late this week and get all out by next week

    Directs, we just got off the phone with the supplier and they preliminary confirmed that they will go out this week

    everyone should get them roughly at the same time

    I can't promise anything until we actually have tracking numbers but my guess is that you will get them between 9:th and 20:th
     
  24. EnzoFX

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    When can I place anew order? =/
     
  25. Jonas Mellkvist

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    Order is up now on there Webpage, Delivery January 2019.

    http://www.louqe.com/
     
  26. EnzoFX

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    I’ve been trying these past days and when I click checkout nothing happens. Will check if it’s something on my end.
     
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    Do you have an ad/script blocker silently blocking it ?
     
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    Thanks, it most definitely was the case. So January... Anyone want to sell me their arctic white? =D
     
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    The only available colors are Ash, Limestone, and Pangea. Arctic White was nixed a while ago.
     
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  30. EnzoFX

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    But no one got any? I thought there was a previous batch, think I saw reviews on them.
    Thank you regardless for the added info.
     
  31. fenixv

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    The Arctic White never went into production.
     
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  32. obs

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    Primarily because you can't anodize aluminum white. It would have to be some kind of coating.
     
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  34. obs

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    Good review. Wonder when the Jan 2019 shipments will actually ship...
     
  35. 3vilgenius

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    LOL right?
     
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  37. obs

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    That's great. Actually really looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
     
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    If anyone wants to buy a Silver with M tophat, black top cover, PM me, can ship it once I get it.
     
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    Where are you located?
     
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    I wonder whether the parcel will be coming from Sweden or from the factory in Taiwan? I need to know that because of the VAT - I have to pay - in case the product will be coming to Hungary from outside the European Union.

    Attila