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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.

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a 280mm liquid cooler in your part's list. You can only fit a 240mm so im guessing that is the corsair H100i GTX.

How was fitting the liquid cooler? Checking the M1 user-contributed spreadsheet , most people had issues with the stiff tubing from this cooler.

BTW nice build!!!! :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, fixed the correct cpu cooler!

Yeah, fitting was a little rough as the tubes were so stiff. I basically just brute forced it into the case, then tightened it to the frame with the screws and let it be for a couple of days. Then I opened it up afterward and spent a little time bending the tubes to a better shape as they were now kinda in the ball park of what I wanted them to look like. In the start the tubes pushed the top of the case off, but now they fit perfect.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Heres the one question to rule them all in all builds...

Hows the Cable Management?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this cable management? ;D

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That is just organizing and managing cables so they look good and are not on the way. The less space you have, the more difficult to organize.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, was just jokin. Got some New pics now with the yate loons.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable Management | D-

:P

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I just tucked the cables away from the fans. Im not just a big fan of cable management, and researches done on the area show that the effects are minimal.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Would have recommended a Noctua NH-C14 with 2 fans on the side panel and 1 120mm fan on the bottom side of the heatsink, but either way, nice build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the Yate Loon D12SL fans Static pressure fans by any chance?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Switched the yate loons for the ultra sleek prolimatech fans to get some more clearance under the GPU.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah,

wanted to try the Nano because it was on sale for 399€, when it was still selling for anywhere between 550€ to 700€ in Europe. Just found it to be the best value for my money at the time.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill upload some more recent pics when I get home. These pics are before fitting in the yate loons. Just uploaded this build while I was in the bus travelling.

I actually tried two different case fans before the yate loons(one of them were noctuas). I got the Yate Loons, because they were 20mm in thickness. They just dont have the 12c variants on the part list here. :(