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Dieselstation Ncase M1 40" 4K Gaming & Graphics Workstation

by dieselstation

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Date Published

Nov. 17, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

Description

Finally got a chance to put up pictures of my NCase M1 build. Painted the interior chassis red because why not. Also got a side window cut using a waterjet. Using a Samsung 40" 4K TV as my monitor (make sure you buy one that supports chroma 4:4:4 if you go this route), and a GTX 1080. Gaming is buttery smooth.

Note that you have to use 90 degree PCI-E cables to make the video card work with this case.

Note2: I have since updated the cpu cooler to a Noctua NH-L12 for better performance though it's not pictured.

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PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 6 points 25 months ago

Why not a monitor? Do you experience input lag? Very sexy build though.

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 9 points 25 months ago

There is a very very slight input lag. But I do a lot of graphics work and I like having the huge screen real estate.

rojamb1234 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

I like to think a 40 Inch 4K TV in front of you is kinda like a 32 Inch ultrawide, just 16:9 instead of 21:9.

auldae 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Are you sure 680-something square inches are enough? Awesome build BTW. +1

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds -2 points 25 months ago

ok whatevers cool with you

commodore64 3 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

Monitors do have significantly less lag than a TV, however, for most tasks it's very unnoticeable. You may have around an 8ms response time avg.

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annodomini 1 Build 5 points 25 months ago

You have knocked the Jipster off his perch

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

??

I don't understand. Is there a list of featured builds or something?

GentlemanShark 1 Build 0 points 25 months ago

Yes, Jipster had the featured build before you and he is kinda a PCPP legend.

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annodomini 1 Build -3 points 25 months ago

It should have

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piemancoder 2 points 25 months ago

dun dun duuuuun

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FACUNDO 13 Builds 3 points 25 months ago
5th pic

CENSORED

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

But... 4th.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yep.

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Very nice build!!!

Nauticale 2 points 25 months ago

Where did you get the idea to cut the side window using a waterjet? I'm planning to cut a side window out of sheet metal but only have handheld power tools available, which probably won't provide the cleanest of cuts. Btw nice build! I like the compact size :)

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

That was exactly why I chose a waterjet method. I wanted the clean cut. There's a place by my house that does custom jobs for $40. I just gave them a design I did in Adobe Illustrator and it took them a few minutes.

Nauticale 1 point 25 months ago

Nice! That's exactly how much I spent on a jigsaw today to cut the window for me.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

This is awesome!

and inb4jipster, since people are still doing that apparently....

KohnJeffFennedy 1 point 25 months ago

Great build (and great paint job)! Does the Cryorig C7 do a good job at keeping the i5-6600k at reasonable temps?

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Reasonable temps.. yes. But it could have been better. The fan on the C7 actually started to make a weird noise on me.. kinda like grinding or something with the bearings... so I swapped it out for the NH-L12. But the size was nice.

Chevy_Monsenhor 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Another Diesel named machine, this one is really pretty!

matthew349hall 1 point 25 months ago

What is on your desktop?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Stop, there can only be so many featured builds!

OwSo101 1 point 25 months ago

Nice Build but could do with some slightly more powerful components

+1

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Yeah I plan on going M.2 soon as well as some custom cables. But I've done the watercooling/AIO route and I honestly prefer the simplicity and the minimal performance hit of an air cooler.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Great looking change in the last pictures.

Thumbs up.

Sonuchi 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Small, compact....CARRY ANYWHERE!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Boom featured.

ShutYourTrap 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I thought this would be featured! +1

monkeybars 1 point 25 months ago

I'm very confused here. The pictures before the side window was cut have a different GPU, and decent cable management. But after you cut the window, there's an awful red SATA cable flopping about.

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Yeah I've since managed the cables a bit better. The red floppy sata cable isn't so obvious anymore. But I haven't updated pictures.

TheGetawayBoys 1 point 25 months ago

the gtx 1080 cant really handle games max settings 4k though :(

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

I run Forza Horizon 3 in 4k at max settings at 60fps all day. But I don't do a lot of other types of gaming like FPS so it doesn't really matter to me. I play mostly racing games and the occasional Overwatch which it handles just fine.

I also take a hit because I use a TV instead of a monitor. Stuck at 60hz.

cricketkiller 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Great build! One question, did you Rambo spray paint the metal parts shown on pic 1? I really want to do that without sanding and other stuff... thnx

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

haha.. yes I did Rambo it. I figured it's just the inner chassis and I won't see it that often so it'd be fine.

80-wattHamster 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Could you define "Rambo" in this context?

cricketkiller 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Rambo = Spray and Pray but with good results (no sanding, or preparing the metal for the spray paint)

80-wattHamster 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Sweet, I learned something today. On that subject, I've found that certain paints, like some Rustoleum formulas, are pretty forgiving when it comes to surface prep. Particularly if there's a layer of primer in between. I'm pretty sure there's a primer available that's designed to go over existing paint.

Caveat: Only do it that way if you're not particular about the finish. It tends to produce "orange peel" on very smooth surfaces.

cricketkiller 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you for the info! Cheers!

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I'm not sure if you have already did this but you should request the thermal pads for the overheating issues from EVGA that affects most 1070 and 1080 cards.

Jupiter11111 1 point 25 months ago

Featured!

Looks AWesome!

Lyrix 1 point 25 months ago

1+! amazing mods! WOW!

CutexLoli 1 point 25 months ago

what type of software do you use to make your interface like that, the weather, the clock. i really like that. and the bar and the bottom of the screen, right above the taskbar. looks really sexy and smooth though (talking about the computer and the home screen lol) good job on the computer. i love it!

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago
ShriyansM 1 point 25 months ago

Is that GPU sagging a little bit???

SmartWolf 1 point 25 months ago

Why is the Ncase M1 not listed in PCPP?

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Because of compatibility issues. Example.. A 240mm liquid cooler will only fit with a SFX PSU and not all 240mm coolers fit but just the ones with flexible hoses. When you use an ATX psu, then this changes the components you can use with this case.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I think it's because no retailers carry the M1 (A decision on NCase's part to keep the case exclusive*, I believe). PCPartPicker only takes retailer prices, (Like Amazon or Newegg) not manufacturer's website prices, except Corsair for some reason.

*And as costly as the new MacBook

SmartWolf 1 point 25 months ago

excellent, thank you for that answer.

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Sure! =-)

Columbus 1 point 25 months ago

Are you using Windows? If so how do you get your screen to look like that?

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Yes Windows 10. It's just Rainmeter and a dock app on the bottom.

The clock is SimpleClock for Rainmeter: http://kimboprice.deviantart.com/art/SimpleCLOCK-for-Rainmeter-194051198

Underneath the clock is Google Now for Rainmeter: http://santiagolp98.deviantart.com/art/Google-Now-for-Rainmeter-v0-8-1-569932902

and the dock software is ObjectDock: http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Great build! Congrats on your feature.

Just a FYI, there's a Samsung monitor at Costco.com for $290

Oh well...great build nevertheless

arda1907 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Size is not important in this case it`s all about how you use it!

iRaidZero 1 point 25 months ago

nice... but maybe do something with the Sata and HHD... that part kind looks like crap... but the rest looks nice af.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

If not for the build, you'd still get my +1 for the VModa.

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

I can't believe you made out the headphones from the small picture/angle. I love them btw.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I'm a professional DJ using Sennheiser HD25. But if those conk out i'll be getting myself VModas. The look good, they sound amazing and the build quality is beyond greatness.

raditram 1 point 25 months ago

All I can say is, WOW! Amazing build!

quzar469 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

gr8 build m8 10/10

bananaland02 1 point 25 months ago

hey do yourself a favor and get custom all black sleeved gpu cables. it will make it look so nice. other than that damnnnnn so amazing

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

yeah I actually intend on getting red or white sleeved cables.

bananaland02 1 point 25 months ago

Either way it will be amazing. Great build

Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

650$ for a 4K TV? ****'s really becoming affordable

WaterTriber 1 point 25 months ago

nice and looks good but I would have gone with individually braided cables.

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

That's in the works.

HaloLegend98 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

gorgeous little box.

obligatory: Should have gotten the Cryorig M9i. Cheaper and performs better. Would barely fit in this case. Also quieter.

Edit: Why not go for a Reference 1080 blower cooler?

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I found the NH-L12 on ebay brand new for $30. Couldn't pass it up. Also I went with the EVGA FTW because my friend bought 2 and I bought one off of him when it first came out and was really hard to find.

HaloLegend98 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Yeah that's understandable if you found the cooler on eBay new for that price.

Have you had any heating issues on the FTW in light of the recent events?

Caaarl 1 point 25 months ago

What type of paint did you use for the case?

colinreay 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Doesn't get much better than this - amazing work man, you deserved every bit of this feature, and my thumbs up!

lucasl0702 1 point 25 months ago

Ok guys chant with me...

"Feature. Feature. Feature!"

Anyway nice build. Thinking of doing an ncase build.

boatyo 1 point 25 months ago

This build is spicier and more powerful than my craptop I'm confined to!

And then the moment you realize almost every build on PCPP is.

12 yr old life; +1 for making me feel salty about my craptop

Plunder 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I currently game 4k on a 4:4:4 TV but honestly don't know what that is. Why do you need 444?

dieselstation submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Chroma 4:4:4 is more important for text. Gaming when you sit far away isn't that big of a difference. But when you use a TV as a monitor, you need the fine details to make text render "better". Basically it's wayyy more legible when you sit up close to a monitor and you read text such as a webpage and such.

Plunder 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Got it, thank you for replying

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

pshhh the ******* screen dwarfs the computer lmfao

Jagmit 1 point 24 months ago

I have a custom NCASE M1 with a laser cutted sidepanel with a 10 7/8" x 8" x 1/4" low iron tempered glass

ChuckM.Y 1 point 21 months ago

What was your original Cryorig cooler like? Thinking of using it in a build.

Tuliptown 1 point 19 months ago

Great pictures. I appreciate the extra time you took to make the case special and then beautifully lighted the case to make stunning photos. All jobs, well done.

applenerd11 1 point 16 months ago

How did you get your panel cut like that? What were the measurements?

Cbhusker 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Old post. Sorry. I noticed you have 2 full hard drives mounted on the right side of the case. I have only ever seen SSDs on that spot. Is that something all M1s are capable of or is that a custom mod in your case?

I would love to hear from you —- thanks!

osmomysl 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Your video card has two 8-pin PCIe power sockets, but power supply has only one 8-pin and two 6-pin PCIe power sockets, I think. So how did you connect the power to the video card? Did you just plug a 6-pin connector into one of the 8-pin sockets on the video card? Does it work well like that?

KareHege 1 point 1 month ago

Those 90 degree cables are available online at KAREON KABLES

MrKillums 0 points 6 months ago

Hey, love your build. The red interior looks great.

I have the Ncase M1 V5 and am thinking of getting the EVGA GTX 1080ti FW or the EVGA 1080ti Kingpin which are the same dimensions with height and length.

Kingpin Height: 5.618in - 142.69mm Length: 11.8in - 299.72mm

FW Height: 5.618in - 142.69mm Length: 11.8in - 299.72mm

I noticed you are using the right angle PCI adapters. Is it a super tight fix even with those adapters in the system? Does the side panel fit easy?

The official NCase dimensions are 140mm - 5.5" height on cards.

Thanks for any help.

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dieselstation submitter 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I upgraded to the AsRock when my buddy wanted a system too and I sold him my old board. I just prefer the placement of the SATA ports on the AsRock as the SATA ports were very very tight in the NCase with the Gigabyte

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dieselstation submitter 1 Build 10 points 25 months ago

Thanks. I didn't even realize it was on the front page til now. Honestly.. there's so many other builds deserving of it other than mine.

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 9 points 25 months ago

NO! You take your feature and enjoy it!

MicroscopyGuy 3 points 25 months ago

I'm going to let you finish, but beyonce had one of the best builds of all time

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WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

jipster's gonna see this... I just know it.

Don't say I didn't warn you...

;-)

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WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago
The actual jipster.

Can I call you...

jImposter79?

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WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago
Yes, "Your majesty"
...
...

Starts laughing hysterically

=-D

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dieselstation submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Yeah it's intentional. I didn't buy a super clear window because I wanted a softer glow look when my lights are on. So I bought frosted plexi instead. (but the lights are out of it right now)