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NCase M1 mITX Build

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Shortass_Jr, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Shortass_Jr

    Shortass_Jr Member

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    Hey guys thought I would share my first hardline water cooling loop in the Ncase M1 specs as per below!

    Ncase M1
    AMD 3600 (EK Waterblock)
    AMD 5700XT (EK Waterblock)
    32GB Gskill Ripjaws
    Intel 660p 1TB m.2 SSD (Windows)
    Samsung 960Evo 1TB m.2 SSD (OSX)
    Corsair SFX600 PSU
    90mm Rad & 240mm Slim Rad
    Noctua 120x15 & 90x14 Chomax fans
    EK D5 pump and res

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  2. Tazor

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    Beautifully done - great build man!

    How is the pump fixed in place? Is there a bracket or have you attached it to the top of the PSU?
     
  3. h2oxide

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    That's tight! Nicely done OP.

    How're you getting enough air through the bottom rad with the GPU block obstructing the majority of the airflow?
     
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  4. juzz86

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    Hot as :thumbup:

    Perfect mood for polished SS tubing ;)
     
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    By getting about a decent 120mm rad's worth of performance out of it, then making up the difference with the 90mm on the back I reckon....
     
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    Hmm, that would make more sense if it was a CPU-only loop, but not sure how it would fare with both the CPU and GPU in it.
     
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    Rear radiator is an intake, bottom is an exhaust by the looks of fan orientation - good setup. It'd cope, neither part is huge TDP, about 300W total :thumbup:
     
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    hey guys glad you like to answer your questions:

    Pump is fixed with one 3mm bolt at the top directly to the case, when I get time I will print a bracket!

    Many Ncase M1 users with water loops do it this way. I have approx 1cm of gap and its more then enough for my requirements.

    When gaming CPU sits at a toasty 70-75 and GPU at 65 not to bad really with fans at around 1000-1200rpm so very quite hardly hear a sound out of it. I hear the pump more then anything!

    All fans are intake into the case and exit via the top convection is a wonderful thing!!!!!
     
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  9. h2oxide

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    I haven't seen too many like yours; I'm planning on doing a CPU-only loop in mine soon!
     
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    what CPU? fun little case..
     
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    9900K at 5.0 under a C14S - I'll likely push it to 5.2-3 when I put it under water.
     
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    Another shot

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  13. akromatic

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    im not sure how effective the bottom rad is for your case. i have a similar bottom rad config(slim 240 rad with slim noctua fans) and its effectively useless. still struggles to get my cpu temps under control at stock clocks but then again its a 9900x. while i have another rig with a ryzen 1600 and gtx 1080 over a single slim 120mm rad with no obstructions that never broke 60c full load
     
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    for the size of the case I find it fine GPU sits around 60c and CPU around 70c not AMAZING but good enough. If I put the vented side panel on and no glass then the temps drop by 10-15c of the CPU.
     
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    Just did an undervolt on both the GPU and CPU and now both are sitting between 50-60c not bad!
     
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