Ncase M1 Water Cooling upgrade

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by theMystery, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. theMystery

    theMystery n00b

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    Hello everyone! After 2 years I post my second thread here, my english still not good LOL, 2 years ago I build my Ncase M1 with AIO CPU water cooling, (Here https://hardforum.com/threads/share...rix-gtx1070-o8g-gaming-graphics-card.1911725/ ) and I decide to upgrade my Ncase with full water cooling system, it’s hard, because my graphic card is ROG Strix 1070, it’s too high to set a full cover graphic card water block, but I still tried to make it, and I success!

    I don’t upgrade my hadware, so still use Intel 6700K+ROG M8i+ROG Strix 1070. Here are my water cooling parts.

    CPU water block: EK M8i monoblock
    GPU water block: Customized bykski ROG Strix full cover water block
    Reservoir & Pump: ICEMAN Cooler reservoir with P5 pump for Ncase
    Radiators: EK Coolstream PE 240 38mm& XSPC TX120 20mm
    Fans: 3xRaijintek Aeolus ß RW 120 13mm fans
    Tubing: Bitspower 10/12mm PETG tube
    Fittings: Barrow & Bykski fittings

    Because ROG Strix 1070 is too high to fit normal full cover water block, I have to bought a customized water block from bykski like this (not mine):
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    There is a Tips! 2 years ago I use liquid metal(Coolabotory)to replace silicon grease between CPU core and top, get a good temprature, and I use liquid metal between the top and block too, few days ago when I take off the h100i’s block, I found it left some residue and very hard to clean it, then I used the metal polish to clean the top and get a “new 6700k” lol.
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    Also I replace old PSU silicon cable with new red silver plated cable, I highly recommend this cable route, very clean, good looking.
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    This is the reservoir and pump, it looks like FrozenQ reservoir for ncase, but it had a build-in pump with 3.5m pump lift. I set a red Barrow manual exhaust valve on the top of reservoir.
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    Here is the tubing route, it was my first time to build water cooling, I tried my best LOL. The route is reservoir—GPU—TX120–CPU—PE240, GPU block outlet is very close to TX120 inlet, I use a Barrow offcenter fitting to join them.
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    Here is the final pics
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    And I test the temprature, 33℃ CPU and 31℃ When stand by, 55℃ CPU and 52℃ GPU when full load. Good!

    Thanks for watching with my desk!
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  2. rfarmer

    rfarmer [H]ard|Gawd

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    Nice build and that res/pump is incredible for the Ncase. I have never seen one before, where did you get it?
     
  3. theMystery

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    Thanks, the Res/Pump is made by a Chinese company called ICEMAN Cooler, there is product introduce page http://www.icemancooler.com/page84?product_id=140&product_category=28
    But their English page are sucks, can't find anything...so only chinese page, I'm Chinese so I can easlie get this res/pump from taobao. I don't know how to buy it from abroad, sorry dude.
     
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  4. Boil

    Boil [H]ard|Gawd

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    That looks like the optimal pump/reservoir combo to have for the M1...!

    SFFLAB should really consider carrying this, or making their own version...
     
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  5. kevral

    kevral n00b

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    That is a beautiful build!

    What kind of pump is that, on the reservoir? A DDC?
     
  6. theMystery

    theMystery n00b

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    It almost is a DDC pump, just in special size, but ICE said they will make a normal DDC version.
     
  7. kevral

    kevral n00b

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    ... One of those with a DDC mount is just so ridiculously RIGHT for this case... I suddenly want to watercool after all!
     
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  8. Chapeau

    Chapeau Gawd

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    Nice build - If that's your first attempt then you really killed it! Good job (y)

    That external pump/res is an awesome find. There will be a lot of M1 owners who find that very very useful.