Description

This is a build I've wanted to do for a long time..

Maximum performance, small form factor.

All I needed was a good reason..

Well when your ex-housemate moves out and takes his PS4, it begins, rise of the PCMasterrace.

This box ends "Who's laptop can we connect up?", Broccoli One is designed to be there for the midnight gaming call, or the video download chillin.. It will answer.

Broccoli One is built from the ground up to be the PC that could, that can and will always answer the call, face anything you want to put up to it. Netflix, Gaming, Blu-ray, Youtube parties.. it wont complain or struggle, It will just do.

It was definitely a fun and challenging project, by far the cooler was the hardest to fit and install, it makes me reluctant to open and readjust. If I had to change anything, it would probably be that, something a little more suitable for the case size, but I love the fact this case can and will work with whatever you put at it.

It really feels like a special build, that so much thought and effort is put into the case design, it was a pleasure working through the mystery and challenge of piecing everything together, it was fun and can't wait to do it again.

I leave you now, a NCASE convert, join us.

-G

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, I wanna make an emulator build with that case!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

My housemate has purchased 2 Steam controllers, I've got 2 Xbox One controllers, I've dabbled a little bit into Retroarch but haven't had time to go much further than that. :)

Defiantly opportunities to investigate.. ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I may buy steam link and just use that from my main rig, my daughter is 2.5 but basic nes games will be fun for her! I grew up on it! Steam is so awesome! I downloaded it when it first came out cause counter strike went to it, it's the reason I wouldn't go console now for anything!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you have an Aussie power cable, where did you source that sweet Ncase from?? Very nice build! +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ncase is just ordered from official website, shipping international via Taiwan air, the installed power supply, corsair sf600 comes with aussie plug. :) (eg. Separate part).

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ncase you haven't heard this yet, Great build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, now that is space efficiency. Really nice build, love it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm really happy with it. As above, I gave myself a tougher time with the large cooler. But I think it's worth it. :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great. I just got my silver M1, going to do a build in January...

How is the sound of the 1070 during gaming? I'm thinking of doing 2 120 AIO with a 1080 ti...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

We do pretty light gaming, most stress this rig has been under is 4 player rocket league, sound so far has been completely unnoticeable in living room with sound coming through tv speakers. We also did a planet earth 2 night, PC quiet as a mouse. Very happy with it. Can't speak to anything else.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how theres like a flipping bottle of beer in the first picture! XD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

I wouldn't put together a PC without one. ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one dude!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid part choices man, awesome build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I love the description! Nicely done!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I decided to have a bit of fun with it, keeping it relevant, adding some context. :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally an NCase build that resonated with me. So many of them look way too cramped and do not pass my common sense approach to basic thermodynamics. But this one had everything that I've been considering.

I do still have a problem with only having 2 RAM slots.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not much I can do about the RAM slots, I did max them out, motherboard max is 32GB. Every motherboard in the Mini ITX range was the same.

Keep in mind, since v3, standoffs for smaller mATX motherboards are supported. I personally wanted to stick with Mini ITX as recommended by NCASE and not get stuck with any compatibility problems fitting parts.

Good hunting.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know, but i was unable to find supporting info on ncase site. They still just reference miniITX. I'd be down for mATX all the way.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I just transferred over into a Ncase over the weekend myself. I love Mini ITX builds but this one definitely tested my ability to put together a build. I'm curious has to what kind of temperatures you've been getting thus far?

I myself am using just a Corsair H60 and my i7-4790k is hitting 70C. Even with that cooler in the old node 304 case would never hit 70. My gpu isn't a blower exhaust style such as yours, I again have been hitting 70-75 degrees with gtx 970 i'm currently using.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Mate,

I'm just at work, I'll make a note when I get home to do some benchmarking for you.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

So a quick update, last night was one for few times my housemate who works nightshifts was actually home. I didn't want to spend to much time detracting from his rare nights off, so apologies these details are not as in depth as I would normally go into. The first screenshot is what I consider idle, machine was powered on, sitting for about 10 minutes.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/857964/Screenshot%202016-11-30%2019.02.49.png

The 2nd is after about 20 minutes playing Civ6, which is the game my housemate is playing.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/857964/Screenshot%202016-11-30%2019.18.30.png

Keep in mind these are are night, in a very open room. I hope this little bit of information helps, if you liked any more specific details, let me know I'll try to assist.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I really appreciate this. It does give some ideas. I think once I go with this CPU cooler and a blower exhaust GPU, I should see lower temps.

Thanks Again! These NCases are beautiful cases.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Any problems with the Blu-ray drive? I was thinking about getting one.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It can fit 3, 2 where the radiator is (obviously you cant install a 240mm liquid cooler) and 1 on floor which would only work with a SFX PSU. Check under specs and compatibility for more info

https://www.ncases.com/

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I removed the hdd tray to fit the cooler. I'm very much converted to a stream or download on demand. And if I did upgrade storage I'd only using SSD drives.

Keeping it small and simple. :)

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Tight, Thanks for your comment

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ordering and waiting, they build the cases to order in production runs ~1-2 times a month. I'd suggest looking up some youtube reviews to get a good idea what it's like. "hardwarecanucks"