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NCASE M1 High-end Compact ITX Build

by sparanoid

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10 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 25, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 15, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

82.0° C

Description

First build mainly for gaming and graphic processing (Adobe).

I first tried Corsair H100i v2, but the tubes are too thick for the NCASE, later I switched to H105.

  • Pic 1: Build case overview
  • Pic 2: Build inside overview
  • Pic 3: MSI GTX 1070 FE
  • Pic 4: WIP build with Gorsair H105 installed
  • Pic 5: Custom PSU cables for more space
  • Pic 6: SSD inside front panel
  • Pic 7: The GPU was bending a lil bit, inserted a small cable collector between the GPU case and the case fan to support it.

Notes:

  • CPU Temperature Under Load is measured using World of Warcraft in multiple battlegrounds
  • GPU Temperature Under Load is measured using Furmark with default settings

Any questions are welcome.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great performance for most MMORPGs.

CPU Cooler

Great product, tubes thinner than Corsair H100i v2 make it work for smaller cases like NCASE M1.

Thermal Compound

Seems the best thermal compound upon reviews. haven't tried other brands but this really works like a charm.

Motherboard

The quality of this product is ok, and only one SYSFAN and CPUFAN, so you may need an extra molex converter and a Y splitter for your case fans under the GPU.

Another issue is that you can't directly attach a 2280 (80mm) M.2 drive to it. it's longer than this mobo can fit, however you may try double-sided tapes to stick to it. 2260 and 2242 should fit without any problem.

JFYI I already had a Samsung 850 Pro before this build so this is not an issue for me.

Memory

Works without any problem, XMP works fine with MSI mobo, may switch to DRR4-3200 in the future.

Storage

Originally bought it in 2015, it's a little outdated but the performance works for me.

Video Card

Great quality with great performance. avg. 100 fps for World of Warcraft in my case.

Power Supply

Great SFX PSU alternative to SilverStone. the cables are thick and hard for NCASE M1, you may also need custom cables for builds like mine.

Case Fan

Great quality with great color. I also purchased chromax black anti-vibration pads to make it pure black.

However the downside is there's an obvious noise with speed higher than 1,200 RPM. I'd like to try Gentle Typhoon in the future.

Comments Sorted by:

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

Very nice build! +1

I'm pretty sure you got the wrong fans in your parts list.... The H105 is a 240mm liquid cooler so you can only use 120mm fans and also you cannot fit 140mm fans in the ncase m1.

sparanoid submitter 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

Thank you @pegotico, that's my mistake and it's fixed now.

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

:)

Upgrade 8 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Nice build! Sounds like the 1070 FE runs hot like the 1080 FE.

sparanoid submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Yeah, maybe there's no enough space for a stronger airflow in the NCASE M1.

bit_rot 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

+1 for NCASE M1!

Geiles 1 point 28 months ago

Always have respect for Ncase builders! +1

How are you finding the corsair psu? Is it noticeably audible?

sparanoid submitter 1 Build 2 points 28 months ago

The PC has been running 24x7 for almost a week and as far as I can tell you is that this PSU is quite quiet even the system is under load. The case fans are more audible if you use dynamic fan speed with high load.

Cr1ms0n 1 point 27 months ago

lol going to do the same thing when Cerberus comes out, but with a sli #deatwithit

RodoGodo19 8 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Hi, Can I fit the Corsair H75 with the two fans on each side installed?. I mean, the radiator with its two fans?.