Description

After a couple years away from the gaming scene, I got the itch to get back at it.

Mini-ITX, and the NCASE in particular, appealed to my sense of aesthetics.

Issues:

  • Had to install drivers for the network interface before it worked in Windows 10.

  • Even after following three different guides, the colors on the Asus VG248QE are awful. However, 144mhz and the lack of latency are super noticeable compared to my expensive 30" HP S-ISP display.

Pros:

  • NCASE looks fantastic. Great build quality.

  • Running with no case fans. Nice and quiet. GPU is staying under 80C so far.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

this form factor.... it just gets to me. In a good way. I couldn't have put it any better myself. Well with the exception of maybe a blower style gpu but daaaaam. Well executed.

  • 44 months ago
  • 5 points

ITX is where the fun really is. So what if you can't SLI? You have to streamline your parts and focus on where it matters.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

true true

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, plan is to see if I can use EVGA's step up program to upgrade to one of their 1070s.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

oh didn't know they had one of those.. do they do it with 980s?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for a 970 in an ITX. A great SFF Gaming PC.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

What game is that in the first picture?

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I am also curious about this. I mean, it is a Halo but which Halo? Also, +1 for the tasty looking beer. IPA FTW!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I assumed it was a mod of some sort until I saw the Doom picture within OPs steam library. Although I thought the new DOOM game was going to be incredibly cheasy that one shot of it on the monitor looks appetizing. I must check out the gameplay for myself! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow...how did I not realize that.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like DOOM to me

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Confirmed. The new DOOM. Lots of fun.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Great part choices.

I'll never get enough of the N1.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The mousepad for your gaming setup (left side I assume) is way to small. I recommend the Steelseries Qck Heavy or Plus as you have enough space. If those are to big look at the normal Qck or maybe razer pads.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea. My sensitivity is probably turned up too much to compensate for that.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

That little case is stirring something up inside of me.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choice on the parts though! And the case sure fits in. Good choice on taking the EVGA OC version then it is the best of its series and only one worth the money.

P.S. about the mousepad thing: I play at 400 dpi and low sens in-game but use my arm for moving around. Since you are a wrist player a huge mousepad is not needed. Still try to go for the normal Qck as it is the perfect size. Try setting your dpi to 800 (disable mouse acceleration) and make sure one normal swipe makes a 90 degree turn in-game and you are ready to play competitive

*this is coming from a very good CS:GO and BF4 player who relies on low dpi and mouse/mousepad

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I've spent a couple hours on it. Still looks a little washed out when compared to a Retina MacBook Pro or HP ZR30w.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah that washout doesn't go away. The lightboost hack works really well but is too dark for my tastes. Just stuck it on sRGB mode and called it a day.