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Mini 4K

by ClaroAtaxia

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32 Comments

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Date Published

Jan. 29, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 28, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

84.0° C

Description

A mini-itx build intended for 4K gaming, VR, and a little bit of video editing. I went with the NCASE M1 as it provided all of the options I wanted in the most compact form.

The RGB lighting was done using the ASUS Aura support on the motherboard. Since I only wanted 2 fans I was able to use the 2 chassis fan power ports and then just used a splitter for the RGB header.

I couldn't find a slim slot-loading BD-RE drive in the US so I just got an external Pioneer and tore it apart. Turns out the drive inside actually had the USB port directly on it instead of an adapter card, so I have it connected to the USB in the back which is slightly annoying.

The cooler is actually an AMD Wraith Original, not a Max. Same thing, but no lighting and half the price. I'll probably eventually upgrade to an AiO, put it on the side bracket, and then move the RGB fans down to the bottom.

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Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 4 points 15 months ago

How did you get that 34.0GHz overclock?!? lol you have a typo in your build.

dlee1124 8 points 15 months ago

He transcended human tech. He's low-key alien

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

lol, I meant to put 4.0ghz and must have fat-fingered it. Should be fixed now.

Vairfoley 30 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Is there a CD drive in there or do you just have the CD in there for decoration or something? Haha.

Awesome build and pictures!

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

Yes, there's a Pioneer SD06 Blu-Ray slim slot loading drive in there. I couldn't find the one I wanted sold as internal so I just bought an external drive and tore it apart so that's probably why it's not in PCPartPicker's list.

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Oops, it's actually a Pioneer BDR-XS06 that I tore apart. I put it on the parts list as a custom part.

04vkrivor 2 points 15 months ago

THAT OVERCLOCK xD

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

haha, yeah I fixed the typo but for some reason the summary in the list completed builds is still wrong. Would be nice though!

04vkrivor 1 point 15 months ago

imagine a 40 ghz stable overclock on a standard cpu, ooh im drooling :D

valeriivasin 2 points 15 months ago

Looks awesomely compact! was thinking about the same, but a bit afraid that smth will not fit :(

What was the total price? looks like 2k+ with video card + power supply?

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I just updated the parts list to reflect all of the prices as purchased, but not including tax/shipping. Ended up being about $2.2k. I got the 1080 Ti from Nvidia at MSRP after refreshing their website for about 2 weeks, saw it in-stock, grabbed it and it was out of stock again in 4 minutes. Good luck!

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

These mini computer systems seem to be extremely popular lately.... I'm thinking this one is my favorite one! +1

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks! I have a feeling they will become a lot more common now that you can get mini-itx boards that aren't as handicapped as they used to be. For people who only ever want to run a single GPU it really is the way to go.

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

It's also nice that you are not limited to a mini/low profile gpu too.

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I like your glass modvery much. Not a huge fan of ITX genrally and the M1 specifically I very much dislike but nice build overall.

SlackPackSam 3 points 15 months ago

Why?

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build -1 points 15 months ago

Front of the thing looks kinda dumb.

SlackPackSam 2 points 15 months ago

...its really not that different from the look of the S340. Idk why you hate a case because it is subjectively dumb looking. It's a great SFF case which is really popular nowadays because of how hardware has advanced to the point where you can fit a lot of power in such a small footprint.

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I dunno, I just don't see the argument for ITX outside of yhe HTPC space

SlackPackSam 2 points 15 months ago

Eh, thats true, a lot of people just like as much power taking up as little space as possible; that's what I think the M1 is for.

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

It is a little plain, but you could always consider it a blank slate and start modding. This guy added a nice LCD case monitor thing to the front and it looks amazing: http://www.overclock.net/forum/15-case-mods/1617885-black-grey-custom-ncase-m1-frozenq.html

Geiles 1 point 14 months ago

I think that was a window to see the ssd, still cool tho

ClaroAtaxia submitter 2 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

No glass mod, that's just the fan mesh on the side. I thought I'd want a glass mod but I'm actually liking this so far. The M1 is really nice actually, I was blown away by the quality, but the price reflects that I suppose. Mini-itx isn't for everybody though, but if you only run a single GPU I'd consider it.

Blindphleb 1 point 13 months ago

What volts and temps are you getting with that 4ghz on the stock heatsink?

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