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NCASE M1 - Air Cooled Powerhouse

by pslate


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Date Published

Nov. 12, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.1 GHz

CPU Temperature Under Load

83.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C


NCASE M1 featuring two large heatsinks - the Noctua C14 for the CPU and Arctic Accelero Xtreme III for the GPU. Both allow for large, slow spinning fans that don't produce much noise. The CPU fan has a maximum RPM of 1300 and the Corsair ML120 fans under the GPU are run at 1000 RPM via MSI Afterbruner.

The 7700k is stable at 5.1GHz @ 1.39v with a max temp on the package of 83 C under load. CPU is also delidded.

GTX 1080 boosts up to 2050MHz under load.

The PSU cables were created by myself using 18 AWG wire and paracord. The lengths of the cables are 150mm for the PCIE cable, 420mm for the CPU cable, and the longest outer cable on the 24 pin is 270mm. The inner cables are all 4mm shorter than the outer and each cable gets 4mm shorter as you move down the connector. So the shortest outer wire is 194mm.

Other mods include shortening the fan cables and installing a vandal switch for the power button.

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bpwyant 3 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

This build is absolutely beautiful.

_Unphazed_ 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Looks great and I love the use of 120's on the gpu +1

pslate submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks, the Accelero is a really underrated heatsink. Much better performance than the stock EVGA shroud in a SFF case.

Kendozin 1 point 14 months ago

Holy this thing is amazing. The cable management looks like it took a long time considering how well it looks and the amount of space you had to work in. The pictures are really nice too! Amazing. +1

pslate submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you! It really did take a while, I custom cut every wire in the case except the USB 3.0 front panel cable and the CPU fan cable (fortunately it comes short out of the factory). That help cut down on the wire bulk significantly!

IndiHero 1 point 14 months ago

That custom cable game tho. Also, how hard is it to sleeve your own cables? DO you just follow a "this wire goes from here to there" chart and add sleeving?

pslate submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

You can do that with the stock cables but I chose to make my own set from scratch. It is a little hard to get the hang of but after that it's really only time consuming. I think it's really worth it in the end.

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