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I wanted to build as small as possible with full water cooling and high end components. At only 12.6 liters the ncase is small but surprisingly easy to build in, as long as you plan ahead. So far I am really impressed with how cool it runs, extended stress testing only hit 50C. Usually mid 40s while gaming.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

50C under load that awesome especial in that small of a case. nice cable management. looks neat from the front. solid build man.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The m1 case certainly looks to have a outstanding layout.

I'm looking to buy an ssd, and since you have two, I was wondering if you could recommend a sata 6gb/s drive one.

I find it hard to justify the samsung evo $88 price. But I'm still looking for a quality drive with mlc or slc nand etc

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

the A-data sp550 is probably the best ssd in the lower price range.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It is as its typically the lowest price per gig drive.

But I'm trying to see if other ssd's with better nands and controllers are worth it from a duribility standpoint as well as a boast of performance.

Some thoughts might be zotac's prenimun ssd or crucial/kingston models. At most to be considered is the samsung evo (or pro if its very close in price)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I havnt noticed a diference between the sp550 and the 850 evo. Not sure about durability, hasnt bean long enough.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I'm sure any ssd is amazingly fast. But I need a durible one which can substain high write levels when recording videos, which is why I'm pretty picky.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments so far I have been really pleased and surprised at the temps, especially having the cpu and gpu on a single 240mm radiator. Thanks for the suggestion on fans, if temps ever become a problem I will look into some replacements.

The Black Ice radiator and GTX 970 and block came over from a previous build, I really like Black Ice and have always wanted to try NoiseBlocker.

The cables are from EnSourced, one of the big reasons I got them was because you can get them in 200mm and 300mm lengths vs the 400mm and 450mm of the stock cables. Cable management is very limited in this case.

As far as the SSD's go I went with the Samsung for a couple of reasons. First being able to mount it behind the motherboard with no need for running cables, second I wanted to try out the speed of M.2 PCI 3.0 X 4. While I am getting 1900 mb/s read speed and 700 mb/s write speed actually using the SSD is not much different from a SATA 3 one. I see a bigger difference moving my games off of a mechanical drive onto the 960GB SSD. So I would suggest just getting a regular SATA 3 SSD.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The 24 pin and 8 pin are 30cm, the 6 pin pci-e are 20cm and the SATA power is 20cm. Only thing I wish I had done different is 30cm pci-e cable, that way I could have run them under the video card rather than over. The cables are really nice and helped a lot with my cable management.

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