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NCASE M1 was the first to buy and the last to arrive. Ordered in July and finally arrived in October. Picked up some good deals on parts along the way.

Ordered the motherboard Asus ROG Strix X570-I as soon as it's available from authorized reseller in Canada. Came in a week before the case. Custom cables and the parts were tested before the build. The front HD audio connector on NCASE M1 doesn't fit into 10-1 pin AAFP socket on motherboard. You need to use the short extension/conversion cord included with motherboard. It took me a while to figure out, since the pin layout the same, only size is slightly different.

BLS2K16G4D32AESC memory is able to achieve 3733 16-19-16-36 at 1.4v stable. Parameters mostly follows DRAM Calculator for Ryzen 1.6.2 Fast setting. 3800 is doable at 1.45v. The voltage is too high for daily use, to my taste. I am very happy with these Micron E-die, no need to go for more expansive Samsung B-die.

Custom PSU cable is from Taobao. Here are the length for reference,

  • Motherboard 24 pin 20cm

  • CPU 8 pin 30cm

  • SATA 6 pin 15cm

  • PCI-E 8 pin/6 pin 18cm

CPU thermals are fine with the A9 (at the back) as intake and C14S (F12 fan under) pushing air out. The load temp (65c) is after 1 hour playing Monster Hunter World (1080p highest, plus high resolution texture pack)

Planning to upgrade to AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT later this year. I hope GPU thermal will be okay with 5700 XT. Otherwise, I will deshroud the GPU and add 120 fans at the bottom as exhaust.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Beauty build! 3900x is my upgrade path.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. Does the cooler s (c14s) edge "hang" over the motherboard s edge?

I m planning a build in a very small cube case and i need to know if the cooler fits inside the board s edges...

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It extend out of itx board. That's also why stock A14 fan (140mm) doesn't fit. I have to use 120mm fan below.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for replying. One follow up....

Could you estimate by how much does c14s extends over the board and over which side (north,south,east)?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

north: right at the edge (depending on motherboard/cpu socket location) east: fin extends out 1cm. heatpipe 2cm. south: you have 2 cm clearance from PCI-E slot. (depending on motherboard)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot mate, very helpfull!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, I'm so glad I found your post haha. I was baffled at the aafp connection and why it wouldn't fit. I thought it seemed slightly smaller, but thought I was just seeing things.

The placement and the dongle for the aafp port is pretty annoying. I was able to squeeze the I/O cover back on after making the aafp connection thankfully.

Glad to hear things are working well, I'm building an almost identical system.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear. Thanks and Enjoy!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks nice! How hard was the RAM overclocking for you?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It takes some time, but simple enough. Plug in the target frequency you want to DRAM Calculator for Ryzen, take a photo of all the parameters. The following steps only work on Ryzen 3rd gen CPU.

Step 1: Set the DRAM frequency(say 3733), the recommanded DRAM voltage, and FCLK to half of the DRAM frequency(say 1866 in my case). Save and reboot

Step 2: Set the rest of parameters. I recommand 2 fields at a time. Save and reboot

          If you have the first 6 parameters set and okay. Some parameters at the back failed, leave it at auto. They don't matter as much.

Step 3: When you are mostly done, run a full mem test, benchmark, play games. Make sure it's all stable. Save bios setting to a file on a USB drive. (Bios update will clean all your settings)

After each reboot:

If boot into system okay, run some basic mem test in DRAM Calculator.

If failed to boot or failed in mem test, turn up voltage (I recommand below 1.5v for daily use) or lower the frequency.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at doing a similar build in the NCASE M1, how has the ASUS x570-I been treating you?

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Stable. Good for overclock RAM. Chipset temperature seems okay. Overall I like it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the speeds on the nvme ssd like?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

added image to the end.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You OC the CPU and still under 70? That tiny case should give less air than the standard ATX Case. What is your Noctua Config Fans? Pull or Push?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Push. 60-65 when gaming. 75 when runing cinebench r20.

I only turn on PBO for CPU. No manual OC on CPU.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How much clearance you have between fans and ram? And what is the max height of the ram should be able to use this config? I heard its pain in the ***. What's PBO?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO)

Max RAM height with C14S is about 45mm (trident z rgb). My Crucial Ballistix Sport is about 33mm.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Soo when you turn on the PBO, it automatically OC inth 4ghz?

Could the Team Nighthawk rgb fit with C14S? I've search the height, but couldnt find it

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, sometimes it OC to 4.1ghz, all cores.

53mm acorrding to google, so no, it won't fit.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get your hands on a M1 V6? i cant find them anywhere and i honestly didnt think they were available at the moment.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ordered on sfflab.com back in July

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful! Planning something very similar, pleased to see that the C14S can fit on the Asus X570.

Have you noticed any noise from the motherboard chipset fan? I'm concerned about spending extra money on Noctua fans with an aim for everything to be pretty quiet, only to have the chipset fan scream away at high RPM. Does it look like it would be swapable with a 3rd party fan? Maybe a little 40mm Noctua?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No, I don't notice the chipset fan. I think the 120mm is more audible.

I recently upgraded to Gigabyte 5700 XT. Now the GPU fans are the loudest.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm planning on build a similar build with the X570 Impact DTX board, alongside the same cooler. But I'm a bit worried about the clearance for the So.Dimm2 card.

Given how similar the CPU placement is on the Strix and Impact, do you have a picture of the side of the build so I could see the clearance between the CPU cooler and the GPU? I would help me a lot.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy the 3900x? CAD490 is a fantastic price. Or maybe the prices shown in your build are USD?