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.