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[COMPLETE] NCASE M1 - High End Gaming, Photo & Video Editing PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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.


 


 


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The Specs:


 


Case


Ncase M1


 


CPU


Intel Core i7 4790k Quad Core @ 4.0Ghz - 4.4Ghz


 


CPU Cooler


Corsair H105 All-in-One Liquid Cooler


 


Motherboard


Asus ROG Maximus VII Impact Z97


 


RAM


16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400Mhz


 


GPU


Gigabyte G1 Gaming Nvidia Gefore GTX 980


 


Storage


2x Samsung Evo 1TB ssd's


 


PSU


Silverstone 600 watt SFX


 


OS


Windows 8.1 64bit


 


 


The Peripherals:


 


Display


Asus MX299Q IPS Ultra Widescreen


 


Keyboard


Razer Blackwidow Chroma


 


Mouse


Razer Deathadder Chroma


 


Headset


Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma


 


Mouse Mat


Corsair MM200 Extended


 


 


The Build:


 


All the parts


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 The case


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Case tear down


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Motherboard


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CPU


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RAM


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Prepared motherboard


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Installed motherboard


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PSU


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PSU installed


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Cables installed


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GPU


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GPU installed


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Wired Up


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SSD's installed 


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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


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Hooking up CPU cooler


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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.


 


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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


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Sound dampening the front panel


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Applying fan filters


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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)


 


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Final Product:


 


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The Setup:


 


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Old Build:


 


My previous build was really good but I really wanted a much smaller, more powerful system


 


Specs:


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


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Final Thoughts:


 


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.


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Wow, beautiful set-up, looks great with the lighting under the desk. Very minimalist. M1 is gorgeous, as always :P 


Bleigh!  Ever hear of AC series? 

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Looks so cute :) I love the desk, I bet it isnt so tidy a few weeks down the line


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks so cute  :) I love the desk, I bet it isnt so tidy a few weeks down the line

I am particularly clean, I'll make sure not to get it messy  :), thank you for your kind words though 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wow, beautiful set-up, looks great with the lighting under the desk. Very minimalist. M1 is gorgeous, as always :P

Thank you very much, I try to keep things minimal

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That's a really nice, clean setup you've got. Is everything Razer Chroma?

Thank you very much, yes everything is Razer Chroma, The LED's customisation is great and keeps my setup looking sleek with the matching LED's

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Oooo nice and small ROG board all the noctua's and a 980

Dammmmmmmmm son not bad not bad at all 

Nice one 


IntelCorei54670k,Maximus VI Formula,Swift tech H220, 16gigs Corsair Dominator platinums, Asus DCUII GTX 780,1x256 840 evo, 1x 2TB Segate barracuda, Corsair AX 860, 

3 X Noctua NF-F12, 2x Noctua NF A-14, Ducky Shine 3 Blue Leds Blue switches, Razer Death Adder 2012, Corsair vengence 1400  

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Liked for the 21:9 monitor.

Seriously, they're great, more people should use them


Home is where the heart my desktop is.

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Why is corsair dominator platnum ram cheaper ath 2400MHz then 1866Mhz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233665&cm_re=corsair_dominator_platinum-_-20-233-665-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233287&cm_re=corsair_dominator_platinum-_-20-233-287-_-Product

 

I was about to go off on a rant about the fast DDR3 until I noticed the price. 

It must be do to the fact that no one buys fast DDR3 

 

Well the build looks nice 

I would get something to hide the clutter under your desk.

 

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That is one sexy clean setup/build. How much did the case cost you?


Remember a wise man once said, "You'll most likely hear/see more bad reviews from products than good, because if they get a good product, they won't bother to write a review, and if they got a bad product, they'll complain about the product" ~ SoftenButterCream

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Nice! Respect x2, 1. for Aussie and 2. for an NCASE build :) Ours are actually very similar, 4970k, 980, dominators, SFX600w, Ultrawide... excellent!

 

how do you find the single 980 driving the ultrawide?

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