Ive had a gaming laptop for the last 5 years. I was thinking about just buying a new gaming laptop to replace the old, but the premium id have to pay for the portability didnt really make sense(minimum of 2000€ for even a decent laptop). So, i started looking for some options and stumbled on mitx cases.
I tried to keep the cost of the build at around 1500 euros, by buying a lot of the components used. About half of the parts i got of enthusiast forums, some were brand new, and the oldest parts i got were used for a couple of months. I missed the initial price target by a hundred euros, cause i found an amazin deal in the 1TB ssd.
I have to say that the m1 ncase is a really good case. On many computer tech sites the case is not recommended for beginners, but i found this to be untrue. I hadnt assembled a pc or looked inside a case in 10 years, but found the ncase very easy to set up.
I did not have any case fans when i finished the build the first time, but i felt that the nano had a little trouble keeping cool and quiet. So, i got the yate loons to help with the airflow. The gpu does run cooler now, but the case fans are noisier than the gpu fan alone before. My current plan is to replace the reference gpu fan with a bequiet fan, that will actually help the gpu run cooler and quieter. Of course modding the gpu hardware will void the warranty, but ive read that results are very good with the replacement fan.