NCASE M1 - High End Gaming, Photo & Video Editing PC
Ncase M1 Build Log
Hello Forum, I would like to start off by saying this is my second PC build, my old build will be shown at the end of this post.
I decided to get a new PC as my old one was starting to get dated and i wanted a smaller system sitting on my desk.
The grand total for the build including all the peripherals came to $4850 Australian Dollars.
Intel Core i7 4790k Quad Core @ 4.0Ghz - 4.4Ghz
Corsair H105 All-in-One Liquid Cooler
Asus ROG Maximus VII Impact Z97
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400Mhz
Gigabyte G1 Gaming Nvidia Gefore GTX 980
2x Samsung Evo 1TB ssd's
Silverstone 600 watt SFX
Windows 8.1 64bit
Asus MX299Q IPS Ultra Widescreen
Razer Blackwidow Chroma
Razer Deathadder Chroma
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma
Corsair MM200 Extended
All the parts
Case tear down
I ended up having to install one ssd on both sides as the sata power connector wouldn't fit in between the two ssd's stacked on top of each other.
Preparing CPU cooler
Hooking up CPU cooler
I had to place the water block upside down in order to have the tubes on the left side to fit when screwing the rad to the case.
I also decided to put some fan grills on the rad to keep the cables and tubes away from the fins on the rad.
CPU cooler installed
Sound dampening the front panel
Applying fan filters
Adding two more fans
After testing the system and putting it on load the GPU was heating up a fair amount so i decided to place two more fans on the bottom of the case to bring more air to the GPU.
This made a huge difference (10-15 Degrees cooler)
My previous build was really good but I really wanted a much smaller, more powerful system
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @ 3.5 - 3.8Ghz - CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i - GPU: 2x EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 660ti OC - Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz - Storage: 1x Samsung Evo 500GB, 1x WD Black 7200rpm 2TB, 1x WD Black 7200rpm 1TB
PSU: Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1050 watt
I hope this build log was informative about the process of how to build in the Ncase M1 as it is a very small case and hard to work in.
I am really happy with how it turned out as it is much smaller than my previous PC and much faster in every way, it is also extremely silent at Idle with very low temps.