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Project Toaster [NCASE M1, 4670K, Impact Z87, GTX 970 G1][WIP]

Finally some news on the project! - well, it's not good news.. 

 

I want to first apologize to everyone who were following this thread and expecting progress..

 

Project Toaster is sadly over, due to my lack in time and interest in the build. It was a fun ride, but i realized that the case was just too much of a hazzle and with all the setbacks i had with months and months of waiting for parts, i just couldn't bare it anymore. The toaster has gotten a new owner - one of my close friends. He needed a small chassis for carrying around, and i thought it would be best to give it to someone who would appreciate it alot more. I have therefore decided to switch back to ATX for now.

 

I can't thank you guys enough for all the support and replies on this thread. Who knows - maybe i will come up with something new? ;) I will keep you updated.

 

To see the final pictures of the build - click here

 

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 By Butterfish

 

 

 

 

Featuring the NCASE M1 V2 Silver

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Introduction

 

Hello my fellow techies! I recently received my long expected NCASE M1 and i decided to do a build log. (Why not, right?)

 

I'm switching from ATX to M-ITX so i have to swap out a lot of parts, since most of my hardware won't fit in this tiny enclosure.

 

I am going to update this thread with pictures and text frequently the next following month(s), so stay tuned!

 

Why the name?

 

Just after ordering the NCASE M1 i showed my friend a picture of it, and he responded by saying "Lol, it looks like a toaster." Seemed like a decent name.

 

Reminds me of this movie as a child. 

 

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Parts

 

Hardware from previous build:

  • i5 4670K
  • Corsair H55
  • OCZ 250gb SSD
  • 2TB WD Green HDD
  • EVGA GTX 670 (Stock cooler)
  • ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440p (Monitor)

Needed parts:

  • M-ITX Motherboard Socket 1150 (Z87/Z97) DONE
  • SFX PSU. (Waiting for SX500-LG) DONE

Possible future upgrades:

  • Better GPU (GTX 970/980) DONE
  • Full watercooling 
  • Better fans (Noctua or GT's)
  • Triple 1080p monitor Surround/Eyefinity Returned

Hardware in build:

  • i5 4670K
  • Maximus VI Impact Z87
  • Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming
  • OCZ 256GB SSD
  • Corsair H55

 

Table of contents

 

Update #1 - The Arrival

 

Update #2 - Dream Setup

 

Update #3 - Weekend Update

 

Update #4 - Brace for Impact!

 

Update #5 - The final piece of the puzzle

 

Update #6 - One step forward, two steps backwards...

 

Update #7 - Enjoying LAN party on my bae

 

(Mini) Update #8 - Casemod inspiration

 

(yet another mini) Update #9 - V3 PSU Bracket arrived!

 

Update #10 - Triple Monitor Setup!

 

Update #11 - And the award for most ridiculous pc goes to...

 

Update #12 - Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming [n3rd p0rn alert!]

 

Update #13 - It's done! (Kinda...)

 

Update #14 - PICTURES!! (not finals pics)


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Update #1 - The Arrival

 

The case is here. Finally!

 

Sadly, it took a big hit when shipping so the front-left case feet is slightly bent out of shape. Nothing to cry about tho.  :D

 

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I really like that case. Might have to pick myself up one. If they're available in Canada of course. 


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I really like that case. Might have to pick myself up one. If they're available in Canada of course. 

You can only get them directly from Lian Li's factory in Taiwan. The are not in production at the moment, since they just finished a batch. Check the website for more updates on the next production run. www.ncases.com


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You can only get them directly from Lian Li's factory in Taiwan. The are not in production at the moment, since they just finished a batch. Check the website for more updates on the next production run. www.ncases.com

I just checked. They are available for pre-order (With shipping from the US). Also I do not believe this company has anything to do with Lian Li. As the website states it was a crowd-funded project. 


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I just checked. They are available for pre-order (With shipping from the US). Also I do not believe this company has anything to do with Lian Li. As the website states it was a crowd-funded project. 

Seems like they have a few leftover.  :)

 

The case is manufactured by Lian Li. The design is made by the guys behind the NCASE.


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Update #2 - Dream Setup

 

Here is a picture of what i want my setup to look like. The first image is my desk as it is right now, and the second image is taken by a friend whose got a triple monitor setup with AOC i2369Vm 23" 1080p IPS panels. Looks so sweet and it will match my NCASE sooooo nice!

 

 

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(There is no hardware installed in the NCASE at the moment, so i'm still running on my Arc Midi R2 below my desk. It used to be sitting on the desk, but the NCASE took it's place) :P

 

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(The Prodigy on the second image was actually mine before switching from ITX to ATX. Now switching back to ITX again. (Genius..)


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Your friend has a baller setup tho!

I know right! I don't want to be a wannabe and copy him but it would just match so well with the brushed aluminium on the monitors. He doesn't care if i get the same setup though, so i might do it. :D


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I know right! I don't want to be a wannabe and copy him but it would just match so well with the brushed aluminium on the monitors. He doesn't care if i get the same setup though, so i might do it. :D

 

There'll probably be some haters complaining that triple monitors are 'stupid' for some reason. I'm with you on that front though. I've always wanted a surround setup 


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There'll probably be some haters complaining that triple monitors are 'stupid' for some reason. I'm with you on that front though. I've always wanted a surround setup 

People who hate on sorround setups, probably hates on it because they know thay don't have the discipline to save the money for such :D


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There'll probably be some haters complaining that triple monitors are 'stupid' for some reason. I'm with you on that front though. I've always wanted a surround setup 

 

People who hate on sorround setups, probably hates on it because they know thay don't have the discipline to save the money for such :D

 

Not only do you get a bigger e-penis, but it's really great for productivity and definitely also gaming!


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Update #3 - Weekend update

 

I'm back with more!

 

First, great news! The SFX 600W PSU from silverstone is coming out 19/09/14 here in Denmark (Super excited) :Dhttps://www.dustin.dk/product/5010798502/sfx-series-sx600-g

 

Secondly, i have some pictures of my setup, and more detailed information on my peripherals. I've added some text to each picture. Enjoy! 

 

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Damn, that's a gorgeous setup. 


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"Rodekassen". Don't we all have one... Mine is everywhere :P


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"Rodekassen". Don't we all have one... Mine is everywhere :P

There is a reason why i only showed that corner of my room :D


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There is a reason why i only showed that corner of my room :D

I know your pain. Life is too short for cleaning up :P


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Damn, that's a gorgeous setup. 

Thanks, i call it "3 story madness"


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Update #4 - Brace for Impact!

 

I'm back with moooore. Sorry for taking so long! :D

 

I've managed to swap my old mobo out for a Maximus VI Impact. The build i coming together! Last thing i need is a PSU and i'm good to go ;)

 

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i5 3570k Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo Mobo: Maximus V Gene Z77 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming (w/ 0% fan mode) RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8GB 1600mHz Storage: OCZ VERTEX 4 256GB PSU: Corsair AX860 Monitor: ASUS PB278Q 1440p 27" Headphones: QPAD QH-90 Laptop
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Sooooo stoked on this!


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Your toaster looks amazing.


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That's pretty.


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Your toaster looks amazing.

That's pretty.

Thank you kind sir'rees


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#Update 5 - The final piece of the puzzle

 

Finally, after all these months.. it's here!

 

Ordered a 92mm fan alongside with it. It's so cute! :D

 

Stay tuned for the assembly part!

 

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i5 3570k Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo Mobo: Maximus V Gene Z77 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming (w/ 0% fan mode) RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8GB 1600mHz Storage: OCZ VERTEX 4 256GB PSU: Corsair AX860 Monitor: ASUS PB278Q 1440p 27" Headphones: QPAD QH-90 Laptop
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