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

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by wahaha360, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. Sebbie

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    With over 4 year development and a nearly true copy of the Gentle Typhoon it better be the same as that :)
     
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    There was an interesting write up about the differences in blade profile compared to the old GT's. Actually the performance is incredibly close too... Whoever engineered the GT did a great job!
     
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    I'm still rocking GTs, the only thing I don't like about them is the non-sleeved loose wires, and they can't go below 900 RPM, but otherwise they are fantastic. When Noctua unveiled the new 120mm fan a couple of years ago, my immediate thought was they copied the GT, and I was glad they did. They're also working on a 140mm version and a 140mm slim version. I hope they update their 92mm fans too.

    Regarding PSUs, I don't understand why they're not all digital now. The ones EVGA showed off, again, lack a USB connection. We've had the technology for over a decade now, why isn't every PSU over $80 digital or at the very least have the option to control the fan...
     
  4. Sebbie

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    Would be nice with a 92mm fan like the old Gentle Typhoon 92mm :) i did a comparison of the old Gentle Typhoon 922m vs the Noctua A9 and the GT shines in both performance and noise...

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    small test but you can see the difference.
     

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  5. LRQ

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    Any update on your end?
     
  6. AG1M

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    A unrestricted airflow test doesn't implicit automatically a greater cooling performance for a heatsink, static air pressure and other things have an influence depending on fan speed and heatsink FPI too. How much rpm does your Gentle Typhoon fan run and how much does the Noctua A9 rpm in this test setup?
     
  7. Shottie

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    Nothing here. Hell, I'm still waiting on a black panel kit that I ordered on March 12th.
     
  8. Shottie

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    I just got an email saying my case is in LA. So pretty much like what they said in their FAQ, shipping carriers might not report very promptly and that seems to be the case here. I'm showing the case itself was sent out on the 7th. LA to TX should take around four business days, so the 6-8 business days I paid for is right in line for 6. Pretty impressive!
     
  9. LRQ

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    Same for me, just got an email that it’s in NYC. I live in the area so here’s to hoping for delivery in the next 2 days :D
     
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  10. Shottie

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    35% tint

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    Also, lots of mods in the works.

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  11. Shottie

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    My case arrived. Yay. My computer is still dead. Boo. I'm thinking it's a PSU issue so I have an SF600 on the way. Too bad it's not the platinum version reeee!
     
  12. Shottie

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    I live my life one millimeter at a time

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  13. LRQ

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    Lucky :(, my USPS tracking has been stuck on ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS), Processed Through Facility since 1:50 AM on June 10th. Wonder if customs is holding it or something.
     
  14. Shottie

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    Bummer! I'm crossing my fingers that you get it tomorrow!
     
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  16. Shottie

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    Hey I see your parts worked for your switch mod. Super easy right?
     
  17. antok86

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    yep thanks again. gonna sand the HDD led to difuse it a bit
     
  18. Boil

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    Shottie

    I am totally stealing that...! ;^p
     
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  19. No Hands 55

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    I did this about 4 years ago and trust me, it gets old extremely fast lol
     
  20. antok86

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    all other cases i have used had power led an HDD activity...not sure how it can get old lol
     
  21. DrunkenMercenary

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    I've just picked up completing my build again with all of my (now) outdated components, but I have a few questions.

    1. What do people use to power two SSD's that are mounted on the front of the case (2 ssd's on top of each other).

    The second question is regarding controlling all the fans in my case. I've got an Asus Z107i Pro Gaming motherboard with 3 (PWM) fan headers, Noctua NHC12P with a Thermalright TY 141, a single Noiseblocker 92mm as exhaust for the CPU, a single 120mm Noiseblocker as exhaust for the GPU/CPU on the sidepanel (next to the CPU) and two Bequiet Silent Wings 3 120 mm on the bottom as intake for the GPU.

    2. How would you guys divide all fans over three fan headers? I was thinking using a single header for the CPU Cooler fan, 92 mm and 120 mm exhaust fans on a single header and the two 120 mm intakes on a single header.
     
  22. Rhialto

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    I personally like the one on the M1 but maybe he prefered white?
     
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    1. Not sure what you mean here: I have two SSDs inside the front panel (in the spot where the optical drive would live) and I had no trouble getting two SATA power connectors plugged in. I'm using a Silverstone PSU, so it may be different with a Corsair if that's what you're using.

    2. I have the same board as you. I'd probably run the exhaust and the CPU fan from the CPU header, the side panel fan from the second header and the bottom fans from the final header, but that's just personal preference. To me it makes sense to group then that way both for cabling and for fan control software purposes.
     
  24. LRQ

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    Got the case a few hours ago, finally put it together! Finally done :D
     
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    Might need an epileptic seizure warning.
     
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  26. DrunkenMercenary

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    Apologies, I wasn't clear at all. I've got a corsair SF450 PSU that has a really long power cable for sata stuff, I think I can attach 4 drives or something. However, the way that each power connector is connected to each other makes it impossible/hard to connect both SSD's, because the cables enter and leave the connector from the sides, not the bottom.

    The cable that I have: https://content.hwigroup.net/images/products_xl/340348/4/corsair-sf600.jpg
    What I was thinking about purchasing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-Quiet-Power-Cable-S-ATA/dp/B00E7OPRPS/ref=sr_1_8?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1528925256&sr=1-8&keywords=be+quiet!+S-ATA

    That particular cable is for Be Quiet PSU's which apparently has a flat 5 pin connector? It's perfectly fine to replace the PSU connector of that cable with the ones that I've got from corsair right?

    Those group make sense. Thanks for your reply!
     
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  27. Skott

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    Who here has put a 8700k CPU or plans to into their M1? I want to start following their posts. I have an extra case sitting here and it needs a project.
     
  28. Rhialto

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    See my signature... many add it to their signature as well.
     
  29. rfarmer

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    I used this NZXT cable to connect my 2 SSDs, works quite well.
     
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    yeah seems the asus is the best of the mini itx boards for the 8700k, going to pick one up myself soon
     
  31. Buttoneer

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    Me.

    Case is still open though as struggling with GPU cooling. Delidded the 8700k which was easy with a debauer tool - I posted on that elsewhere here.

    Using the Gigabyte board because it allows me to use a Dark Rock TF (just). CPU temps are great - no overclock attempted yet because I'm not going to get to a realistic figure until I can close the case.
     
  32. Qrash

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    I just reread your post from 16 April. What have you tried to improve the GPU cooling since that time?
     
  33. Buttoneer

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    Busy life at the moment so nothing really. Bought a splitter cable and PWM converter so I can operate the case fans from the GPU but now unable to get the shroud off my GPU cooling solution to leave the heatsink. I think the heatsink is an accelero-alike so ought to be OK.

    I may have to remove the entire assembly, detach the fans, and then reapply thermal paste etc. Might actually work out well to do that. The other benefit of using the current heatsink is that I can retain the backplate.

    Also bought the nice SF cables from Corsair which should help both routing and airflow but only just got those today and I won't have a free weekend to fit them for another few weeks.

    I'll get there eventually

    On the downside I have the sides off my case at the moment and I still occasionally get alarms going off in Assassins Creed Origins and 83c temps on the GPU. I think this is more about poorly directed airflow so should get better when there are a couple of fans pulling cool air in a more controlled way. It's a natively overclocked card so might just be the way it is.
     
  34. Qrash

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    I've seen many people mention the Pro cables from Corsair for their SFX power supplies. They look really nice. I just bought an SF600 myself (didn't know about the new Platinum model that is coming out) and I will try to make do with the stock cables. I have the tools to modify and shorten them if necessary, as I did for my son's M1 build.

    It seems strange to me to have such high temperatures with the panels off. I agree that checking and maybe reapplying thermal paste may be a good thing to do, especially if it's necessary to remove the stock fans. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  35. Buttoneer

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    Thank you and will do. Everyone has been so helpful here that I feel I owe you all a final result!. The jobs I need to do now require the bright illumination of daylight, and I get home pretty late most days and just want to get an hour of gaming in before hitting the sack and heading back to the office. I did get a few hours last week but that's when I found out that I couldn't get the fans off my GPU - next time I'll just take the whole thing off anyway so fingers crossed I'll have some time in the next two weeks.
     
  36. linux.alucard

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    My new build.
    Arctic Accelero Xtreme III with Noctua A12x25

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    No OC, no custom fan cuve and no undervolt

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  37. Qrash

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    This may be the iconic air-cooled M1 build. Clean and cool thanks to the NH-U9S, the Arctic Accelero Xtreme III, and their dual Noctua fans. The custom sleeved PS cables look great. The Gelid VRM heatsink is perfect (too bad there isn't a 1080 Ti version).

    Well done.
     
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  38. Shottie

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    Are you running exhaust on the bottom fans and the rear 92mm? Are you using stock side panel with 120mm intake?
     
  39. Smitty2k1

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    Or a Morpheus 2 w/ 15mm Noctuas if you have a Vega :)
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  40. linux.alucard

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    Yes

    Yes, Noctua S12A