It's crazy and I love it!
Nice! Love that case. Good call pulling back on the temps.
I had a hell of a time throwing mine together but it was fun.
I would put the limit on it first and run some tests of your setup and see how it goes. If it's getting solid temps and doesn't seem like it's going ballistic, go for it!
Nice plan! I love seeing other noctua-related builds out there.
You already have the node 202? I have one sitting in my closet I don't use that I'm happy to offload for a deal.
Sweet! Another Louqe! I've been wanting to see a watercooled one.
There ya go. I hope this means another Noctua Build is coming :)
Brown: Pantone 498EC
Beige: Pantone 489EC
Thanks man! It's still my daily driver setup; albeit a much upgraded version internally. I'm saddened CaseLabs went bust since I don't think I'll be replacing this anytime soon. I get compliments on it all the time from non-pc folks and that pretty much takes the cake for me.
I thought I'd enjoy a true SFF case with the LOUQE (see my other builds if you want to check that out), but it's just not as functionally dominant as this one.
I do enjoy some of the black/beige/brown builds that I've seen for Noctua send-ups. Do post what you come up with here. I love seeing other Noctua builds! :)
It can get pretty hot when the GPU is in full swing, but otherwise happy with the CPU temps with this one.
I happen to have an original L12, open box but brand new. You in the states? I'm willing to sell it if you want it.
I believe so. When I got it they shipped with the black grill and the others were add-ons.
Thanks a bunch :)
Nope. It barely fit, but it was not a squeeze.
Only went with that cooler because those Dominators are so darn tall.
No. It's more of a off-silver kinda chrome feel.
It was very hard to photograph.
Thanks! It's a great little case.
The lamp is the "K Lamp" by Vitamin Living.
It's so well designed!
Thank you! Me too!
Thank you! It looks even better today! It's still my pride and joy and daily driver.
It was cool but did not perform well for me. It died on me. I'm still weighing my options on a new mobo. I might just throw the 9900k in another machine I'm using instead of maxing out the build form again.
Ah, yea. That would have been nice. I was an early bird backer at kickstart launch.
There's an updated rear panel already? Not out in the wild yet, is it?
It fit fine in my experience.
For the size and price it delivers a lot!
It's a "K Table Lamp" by Vitamin Living out of the UK.
I'm in the US and bought it through a design retailer here called A+R: https://www.aplusrstore.com/product/2625/k-table-lamp
Here's another link to their list of worldwide retailers: http://vitaminliving.com/stockists/
The light they give off is faint but pleasant. Though not quite strong enough to be a reading light.
LOL. I know the feeling! Great build!
The Noctua NH-L12 that I'd mentioned before and that was on the test link from louqe.
That'll fit with the vengence. Just make sure you opt for a mobo other than the Asus rog itx, if you want that bigger cooler. The built in IO shield also gets in the way.
Not at all. Another Louqe builder and I were laughing about that. He hadn't noticed it either.
No problem on questions.
In this case you can't fit anything bigger/better than the NH-L12 with the bottom fan only (couldn't fit in mine). A 9x65 with a 120 fan mounted would be too tall; the case is at max capacity as it stands with the 9x65 and the NF-A9x14 fan it comes with.
Louqe has a list of recommended specs on their website: https://www.louqe.com/files/heatsink_test_ghost_s1_MkII.pdf
I recommend these fans for a mid-sized tophat: https://noctua.at/en/products/fan/nf-a12x15-pwm
Really, maxing out this case with a 2080ti will still generate a good amount of noise from the fans on the GPU no matter how you slice it.
Yea. I think if you went with the medium tophat and got some thin exhaust fans like shuriken's or the 15mm noctuas, you'd be much better off temps wise.
I've been pretty impressed with temps on my 9900k so far with this little 9x65 noctua cooler on it. I'm not planning on overclocking in this build, so it's been pretty smooth. That said, if I hadn't used the Asus mobo and Dominator Platinums, I could've squeezed a bigger cooler in there. But the Dominators were going in!
I have a founders 2080ti in it now and it's getting much hotter than I'm comfortable with when in a graphics-intensive game. There's plenty of ventilation, but I think you'd want the extra exhaust if you were gaming nonstop.
I've removed the top a couple times when I was on a couple Civ6 marathons to give it the extra breathing room.
This is beyond beyond beyond, I mean, the wood alone... Congrats on this huge undertaking.
I totally agree about the rose-gold base to help tie everything together.
Is that office it's final resting place? That's my only sticking point: I'm so confused about how it is supposed to exist in tandem with everything else in that room.
Thanks. It’s really a remarkable case.
The work you did on that FTZ is pretty great too :)
It’s a great keyboard! I’ve got cherry mix blue switches in it. I haven’t found a complete key cap replacement for it that tickles my fancy more than the colored keys they provided. Yet.
Thank you! I noticed that "turbulence" comment on the Louqe heatsink test chart. I have not seen or heard anything like that yet. Maybe the pressure caused some rattling of the side panel during their tests.
I've ran it with and without the panels locked in position with screws and haven't run into anything wild so far.
Nice! Have fun with your build. I spent like 3 minutes trying to slide the panels off before I noticed the locking screws at the bottom :P
Looking forward to seeing what you put together.
It's funny. Anyone that builds in a SFF usually says it'll be a while before they do another, because it's equal parts pleasure and pain. This was pretty easy though.
You should post the build you've got now so you can share with the community and have a record of it.
It's a Vortex Race 3. I love it.
Frankly, I'm pretty floored by the temp results on the 9900k with the 9x65. I was expecting much worse given the grumbling that's going on out there about the i9, and how that cooler barely fit. The blower style cooler on the Titan and middle mounting wall do a pretty good job of keeping any extra heat from populating the CPU area.
Amazing. Thank you! All compliments are appreciated :)
It's been crushing just about everything so far.
I really really dig the case. If you have the opportunity to build in one, I recommend you take the plunge. The whole design of the thing is so novel that if you're not put off by the wait and price, then you should go for it. I expect the GPU market will flatten out some too now that crypto has continued to fall.
I'd seen a couple other Ghost builds pop up here, but I wanted to take a bunch of pictures to show off the case a bit more. Thanks for checking it out!
Thank you! :)
The case was kickstarted and came with a few other pieces (expandable inserts called "tophats") that I didn't use in the build. It's definitely a premium case but that quality is visible immediately; milled aluminum, powder coated internals, included custom pciE extension and power pass-through.
I'd say it is priced pretty fairly all things considered. But yea... I hear you there.
Thanks! They really are amazing, but some can be such a darn pain to work in! This one on the other hand... it's almost too easy.
Aww thanks! Yea, this was certainly a lot easier. Mostly just plug and play thanks to the ease of the case and no modding of any kind. I wanted to have something really sleek and simple. I'm looking into taking it off the deep end with a custom loop in the future and some other neat tweaks, but since this case is so novel as it is, I kinda wanted to play with all configurations in it.
I'm really digging how clean and simple it is right now.
I already had a Titan xp on hand from a wonderful and amazing sister-in-law. (Thank you, thank you)
I would have considered a blower version if they all didn't look like an ugly black rectangles. Frankly, I only have a Founders 2080ti because I was just blown away by how pretty the darn hardware was. It's currently in another build though
I do intend to run some tests with it in the near future, particularly paired with the i9. And take some beauty shots.... :)
But it's so slick, it dusts off its shoulders. :P
Seriously though, filtration isn't much of an issue given its so easy to slide open and hit with some canned air. It isn't any louder idle than much else. If sound is your issue because you are running intensive apps 24/7, mITX probably isn't the best option for you anyhow. You'll run into similar problems with other cases.
Thanks for checking it out.
Hey thanks! I really dig your work as well. I know the feeling of having a new case come along and suddenly pull you into a new project... ;P
Wowzers. Missed this one a while back. Really digging your aesthetic on this. Great job!
Thanks man. I considered it for a minute. At heart I'm a noctua fanboy and will take most any chance to get a new cooler or fan from them. But really, I didn't want to add to the size of the case.
Or maybe it's the noctua thing... I dunno. Two strikes. I'll scheme for a crazy loop in the future with a custom resevoir layer or something outrageous like that.
I'm also kind of curious to see performance in the case, just form a design perspective. I'll definitely play with part configurations some time in the future.
Thank you!! I've been excited for this case to show up.
Thermals for me so far are acceptable, maybe 1C hotter on the GPU than when I ran it in my Noctua build. By and large, the center mounting wall of the case does a good job of keeping passive hot air from the GPU invading the motherboard side. The blower-style cooler helps as well for sure.
I'm gonna try temps with the Founders 2080ti, but I'm worried that without adding extra fans to push the air out, the whole case will suffer some heat issues. And I don't really want to add the tophat to add the fans, increase the case size, etc...
Really sick bends. Good work.