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[My Little Powerhouse] - [NCASE M1] - 2017 upgrade

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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My Little Powerhouse
a NCASE M1 build
 
this build won't be an entirely new one but rather a transformation of my old SG05 build into a new case.

 

2017 specs:

CASE: NCASE M1 silver v1 (old)
PSU: Corsair SF450 (new)
CPU: Intel i7-7700 (new)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX Black DDR4-3000 16GB (new)
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-B250N Phoenix-WIFI (new)
GPU: MSI GTX 760 (not yet decided)

SSD: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB (new)

SSD: Crucial MX100 500GB (old)
HDD: 1x Samsung 2TB 2.5" HDD (new)
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster GeminII SF524 (not yet decided)
Fans: 2x Noctua NF-F12 PWM + 1x Noctua NF-A15 PWM + 1x Noctua NF-B9 PWM (old)



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Possible (Near) Future Upgrades:
GPU: 1060/1070

Old Parts:

Case: Silverstone SG05 - 450Watt
GPU: EVGA GTX 650 Ti
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 2013

CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster GeminII SF524
PSU: Silverstone ST45SF - 450 Watt SFX 80Plus bronze - fan moded
CPU: Intel i5-3475S
Ram: Kingston Hyper-X Genesis XMP DDR3-1600 8GB
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA Z77N-WiFi
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB
HDD: 1x Samsung 500GB 2.5" HDD

 

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Mini-Desktop: NCASE M1 Build Log
Mini-Server: M350 Build Log

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Getting the package ready :D

(The 840 EVO is not mine :( )

 

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Nice little black box (almost apple-like)

 

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Getting out the accessories

 

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unpackaing all the goods ... let the disassembly start :D

 

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The 'donor' of all the parts, my short-term case and probaly one of the smallest cases for still pretty powerful builds, the Silverstone Sugo SG05

 

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perfect cable management :D

 

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the 'powerful' GTX 650 Ti

 

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only the beautiful H60i and the moterhboard left.

I really like the black color scheme of the Z77N-WiFi

 

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getting parts ready for assembly ...

 

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again the beautiful moterboard :D

 

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now in the new case (heart transplant successful)

 

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getting the psu in

 

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and the SSD+HDD and the beloved GPU

 

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adding the fans ... almost done

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need to find scheme to connect those fpanel wires :D

 

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.... more to come


Mini-Desktop: NCASE M1 Build Log
Mini-Server: M350 Build Log

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I'm confused about the low power edition of the i5  :huh:


export PS1='\[\033[1;30m\]┌╼ \[\033[1;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[1;30m\] ╾╼ \[\033[0;34m\]\w\[\033[0;36m\]\n\[\033[1;30m\]└╼ \[\033[1;37m\]'


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm confused about the low power edition of the i5  :huh:

 

There were only few Ivy Bridge processors with Intel HD4000 graphics (which kinda was necessary to install OS X) ;)

 

i5 3475s

i5 3570k

i7 3770(k/s7t)

 

Back when I bought it, the 3475s was about €60 cheaper than the 3570k.

The 3475s Turbo Boost can be clocked up to 4 Ghz ;)

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I tougth about upgrading to a Xeon E3 or 3570k, but I don't think that I really would feel a tremendous performance increase.

I might however put the 3475s in a htpc/steambox build and buy a haswell for this one.


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Well I guess that's what I have right know.

But be patient, a 770 or 760 will probaly end up in this build in the next 2-3 weeks ;)

no thats stupid it better to save the money that you would spend on your 650 and just use the onboard gpu 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

no thats stupid it better to save the money that you would spend on your 650 and just use the onboard gpu 

 

I already have all those parts since january, back when 680s where ridiculous expensive ;)

 

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This cases looks so much better in real life :)

(It already looked amazing on photos, but it is even better :D)


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ummm i want to see more :P


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Added some pictures ...

Excuse the bad quality, this build was all done quick at my parents house and I only had my iPhone with me ;)

 

I still need to change the fan configuration, add a new GPU, connect one more HDD and improve the cable management a bit.

 

 

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You should have gone with the 670 mini that things a beast for its size also what temps you get?


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You should have gone with the 670 mini that things a beast for its size also what temps you get?

I probably will get a 770 (or 760) in the next few weeks ;)

There is enough space for long cards in there.

temps ... next week

need some more cables to connect the windows HDD :D


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I'm in love with that case! I also enjoy your very clean desk setup right there :o

Haha, this unfortunately is the desk at my parents house (who are happy to see me again after being out of country for a long time)

My bigger desk at my own apartement is nowadays always full of books and papers ...

It could be even cleaner if I removed the second DVI cable to connect laptops and would use my wireless keyboard and mouse :P


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I really want to get an ITX board (Z77N) and the NCASE M1!


| Intel i7 3770K @ 3.7Ghz | MSI Z77A-GD55  | Corsair H105 | G.Skill Ares 8GB | Gigabyte GTX 980 4GB | Cooler Master HAF-XB | Corsair TX750 V2 |

| Samsung 850 EVO 500GB  | Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) |

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid 2015 | Core i7 4C/8T 2.2Ghz | 16Gb 1600MHz DDR3 | Iris Pro 1.5GB | MacOS Serria 10.12.1 |

 

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I really like the M1 case and I am happy with the performance of the components, but it is still to noisy for my taste.

Not only the GPU fan, which is ridicously loud at the lowest speed, but also the noise coming from the H60 pump is kinda annoying (though significantly quieter than the gpu fan). I don't know yet if I will change the PSU fan or not.

 

Ordered some new parts:

- Cooler Master GeminII SF524 CPU Cooler

- Prolimatech PK-2 Nano Aluminium thermal paste

- Noctua NF-B9 PWM 92mm fan

- Noiseblocker BlackSilent Pro Fan PC-P 80mm fan

- 2-pin GPU to 3-pin fan adapter

- Akasa Proslim SATA 3 cable

 

 

The Cooler Master GeminII SF524 is pretty much the only large top blow cooler which (should) fit on the Z77N-WiFi and in the M1 ...

 

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Still not decided on which gpu I should buy : /

I will probably wait for the maxwell cards.

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Are you going to show us pictures any time soon?


Corsair C70 Artic White • Corsair Vengence Ram 16 gb 1600 Mhz • Gigabyte Z77X UD5H • 2x EVGA GTX 760 SC 2 gb • XFX ProSeries 750W (Modular) • Samsung 840 120 gb • 2 Seagate Barracuda 1 tb • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO • Intel i7 3770K (Stock, for now)

 

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