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  • 2 months later...

Total cost so far?

I want to make something like this too as a secondary gaming PC.

 

I honestly don't know. Pure price/performance wise it probably is pretty bad :P

 

The case alone was about 230€ total for the case itself + shipping + duty + tax

about ...

80€ for the 4 Noctuas

50€ for the CM cooler (had to buy that from ebay)

220€ for the 760

180€ for the i5

100€ for the motherboard

120€ for the PSU (which came with the Silverstone SG05, which I currently don't use)

170€ for the 512GB SSD

90€ for the 120GB Samsung SSD

50€ for the 500GB HDD

25€ for the demciflex filters

 

about € 1315 I'd guess

add shipping and random stuff and we probably are at €1400

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Mini-Server: M350 Build Log

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Extremely jealous of such a clean looking set-up.  :P

 

But seriously though i'd love a mini-itx pc like yours, just sat on my desk looking all pretty and stuff.  :(

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Not that much has changed in the last months.

I decided to remove the two NF-F12s under the GPU and also the demciflex dust filters (for now).

Although the filters a easy to clean and hold of a lot of dust, they also lead to reduced air flow.

Cable 'management' is still kinda messy, but I still love that case.

Some new pics:

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Also the fan control on that gigabyte motherboard is pretty terrible

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Did you remove the fans just to lower the noise it makes?

 

Well the NF-F12s were certainly the loudest fan in this setup. That is because on the one side they are certainly not the most silent fans from noctua, but on ther other side the bad fan control of the gigabyte motherboard. The chipset on the motherboard gets quite warm easily (which is absolutely no problem), but this results on a higher PWM signal

on the SYS_FAN header where both NF-F12s were connected. So yes they definitly added to the overall sound level.

 

On another note, I think that my 760 form MSI might have a problem with the fan bearings (and I don't know if this might have happened through the NF-F12s directly blowing onto the fan blades of the Twin Frozer cooler.

 

The GPU also stays cool enough with the fan filters installed, but gets quite a bit warmer compared to without the filters installed. Those bottom fans are kinda needed if you want to use the demciflex filters.

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The System in it's current state is now really quiet, other than those random times, when the 760 fans make some weird noise (which I suspect comes from the bearings)

 

 

loudest parts now:

- the PSU fan, which makes some 'clicking' noise

- the 500GB HDD

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Well the NF-F12s were certainly the loudest fan in this setup. That is because on the one side they are certainly not the most silent fans from noctua, but on ther other side the bad fan control of the gigabyte motherboard. The chipset on the motherboard gets quite warm easily (which is absolutely no problem), but this results on a higher PWM signal

on the SYS_FAN header where both NF-F12s were connected. So yes they definitly added to the overall sound level.

 

On another note, I think that my 760 form MSI might have a problem with the fan bearings (and I don't know if this might have happened through the NF-F12s directly blowing onto the fan blades of the Twin Frozer cooler.

 

The GPU also stays cool enough with the fan filters installed, but gets quite a bit warmer compared to without the filters installed. Those bottom fans are kinda needed if you want to use the demciflex filters.

__________

 

The System in it's current state is now really quiet, other than those random times, when the 760 fans make some weird noise (which I suspect comes from the bearings)

 

 

loudest parts now:

- the PSU fan, which makes some 'clicking' noise

- the 500GB HDD

I hope my psu won't make a clicking noise after I mod it with a new fan. Ya I'm going to use 2 silverstone ap123 on the bottom of my case with the demciflex filters, but my gpu will be watercooled. Sweet pc though :D

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I hope my psu won't make a clicking noise after I mod it with a new fan. Ya I'm going to use 2 silverstone ap123 on the bottom of my case with the demciflex filters, but my gpu will be watercooled. Sweet pc though :D

 

It's almost inaudible, so really no big deal.

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Nice build. Nice setup.

CPU: i5 2500k@4.2 MBO: Asrock P67 Extreme4 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 560Ti 1GB RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600 SSD: Samsung 840 Basic 250 HDD: Samsung F3 1TB + WD 2TB Green + WD MyBook 1TB external; ODD: LG BD/DVDRW; PSU: Corsair TX 650
Case: Fractal Define R3 Black Pearl; Mouse/Keyboard Logitech Performance MX + Wireless K800; Monitor: Dell U2311H 
 

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they are releasing a V3 very shortly for those interested. Keep an eye out.

 

They mentioned adding mATX standoffs because you can just, just ,just barely fit some mATX boards. This has sparked some interest into my own NCASE build. Time will tell...

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they are releasing a V3 very shortly for those interested. Keep an eye out.

 

They mentioned adding mATX standoffs because you can just, just ,just barely fit some mATX boards. This has sparked some interest into my own NCASE build. Time will tell...

 

Those mATX mainboards that fit, aren't 'real' mATX mainboards ;)

They are more like extended ITX mainboards (size-wise)

 

And most of the aren't that feature-rich.

 

They should add an option for a second 3.5" mount, so people could build beautiful NASs :D

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Those mATX mainboards that fit, aren't 'real' mATX mainboards ;)

They are more like extended ITX mainboards (size-wise)

 

And most of the aren't that feature-rich.

 

They should add an option for a second 3.5" mount, so people could build beautiful NASs :D

true, but im thinking about an approach similar to the one I had with the Shuttle. If I can fit SLI in there it would be amazing...

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true, but im thinking about an approach similar to the one I had with the Shuttle. If I can fit SLI in there it would be amazing...

 

most of those motherboards come with a B8X chipset and a 1x PCIe 2.0 as second slot.

Like this from Biostar:

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I'll need to take some blasphemous actions to make it fit. Plain and simply a 244mm peg, will not fit into a 240mm hole. There's also the possibility of splitting a 16x slot into 2x 8x slot, but, lets not give too much away just now ;)

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Hello MrSuperb!

 

I am curious on this particular cooler, and I would appreciate it much if you could get me close ups from the cooler and under it. I mean literally really detailed, because I have this exact same MB and this is the only air cooler that will fit in my current case as well. (Rosewill Legacy U2/Jonsbo U2). Thanks in advance :)

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I bought a 980 Strix for my M1, I hope it fits :S....

 

well :(

http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1041133622&postcount=13759

 

it does kinda "fit" 

 

edit: that is a 970 though.

 

Seems like the strix cooler on the 980 is a bit different with 4 heatpipes vs 3 on the 970

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I'm Ok with that :)

 

according to asus.com the 970 is 5.6mm taller than the 980 version :D

 

so it might just fit perfectly in the M1

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according to asus.com the 970 is 5.6mm taller than the 980 version :D

 

so it might just fit perfectly in the M1

 

lol wouldn't that be the way.

 

CPU, M.2 and Mem are on their way from Amazon to Aus so build should start in a couple of weeks. A nice Christmas present to myself.

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lol wouldn't that be the way.

 

CPU, M.2 and Mem are on their way from Amazon to Aus so build should start in a couple of weeks. A nice Christmas present to myself.

I received my shipment last night as well. Let the ncase buildings begin!

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Tried it with the NF-F12s installed in the bottom. The GPU was a bit cooler, but there was definetly some noise added so I removed them again.

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Got some mail from South Africa :D

 

Some nice filters ...

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... and the other four on the case.

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Where did you find the notched filters? I cant find them on demci's website?

 

Also you got the non-ferros ones?

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well that seemed obvious, not sure why I couldnt see them, but thanks!

 

also some retailers sell them.

e.g. frozencpu

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