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

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

  1. phillai

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    doug_7506 Not got a TG side panel but thank you and M1AF for the friendly advice!
    I'll give those tips a try over the weekend.
     
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  2. phillai

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    Oh, I just realised doug_7506.
    I can't use that 240 AIO as I'm using the side bracket for the two 3.5" hard drives in my PC! :(
     
  3. Benlehot

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    Thank you for point that out guys.

    The 3 fans on the CPU are driving air out.
    I have 1 intake (Noctua 120mmX25) on the side and 2 on the case bottom (Noctua 120mmX15) blowing air on the GPU.

    I'm waiting to get the new Thermaright tower. I will probably keep my heatsink in this orientation till then. I have pretty good temp so far.
     
  4. PotOdds

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    Hi All,
    I'm looking to upgrade my 9 year old system. Been wanting to do a Ncase M1 build since it first came out. I'm not a gamer so not planning to add a water cooler. Looking for a single video card to drive 3 monitors. My current system uses a way outdated Nvidia 460 and 210 cards to drive 3 monitors. I'm just looking for a reasonable build for the next 5-10 years. Does anyone think getting a optical drive is worth it? My old machine has 2 which I haven't used in quite some time.

    The other option is what I think many people are now moving towards. Using a laptop as primary and docking it when at home. I've pretty much moved all my main files to a Qnap NAS drive so my primary machine only needs a small SSD drive to house applications.

    Also is there a simple way to move apps off a C drive to a new build? Haven't kept up with latest developments.
    Thanks,
     
  5. vortaku

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    when it comes to thermal tape for the heatsinks for the video card, does anyone have one to look at? I just want to make sure that I get the right one.
     
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    M1AF

    I just checked the BIOS on my NCASE M1 PC and I had all my fan profiles (case fans and CPU fan) as silent!

     
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  7. phillai

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    With the fan profiles bumped up, it's not crashed once yet whilst playing an FPS game!

    I guess the silent fan profile was exactly that and not pushing that much air out!! LOOL
     
  8. doug_7506

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    I would pass on the optical drive. Get you a USB one and use that for everything.

    I just tried getting a laptop with a Razer dock. This really depends on what your are going to do with the computer. If you need a gpu powering three monitors, then you need a dock with a gpu. I just don't think those are seems less enough yet to go that route. I much rather buy a cheap ultra portable and do a budget desktop. I will say that a surface pro and a dock is a very nice solution that works seemelessly. But I do not believe it supports three monitors.
     
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    It's hard for me to answer that. I am using the FE version of the GTX 1080, so it doesn't have temp sensors for memory or vrm. I just bought an EVGA heatsink with midplate to mod for my project. I have been gaming on the card just fine, so I don't think it matters much. I bet you could even run memory chips naked without much issue.