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First ever build, in a compact NCASE M1 with an R9 390 for 1440p gaming on very high/max settings. Build began July 23rd, final parts added by October 5th. Progression seen in photos.
Finally not a Corsair case XD
Your cable management is making me cringe a bit. I know it's probably due to the limitations of the case size, but damn, so many cables hanging around. Brilliant work though, fitting all that in such a tiny case!
I cleaned it up much better after getting the hard drive and graphics card, just never got a good shot of the inside. It's a bit difficult but a fun case to work in!
Cool. Kinda makes me curious how small a case I can conceivably use with a top end graphics card.
As long as cable don't restrict air flow, then no big deal, case is closed, ha ha.
interesting use of an internal fan grill!
so. many. fans!
Are those fans quite? Most use other brands.
Yep, they're really quiet and I'm less than two feet away from the computer. There's a faster RPM version at the cost of being louder but these serve me well.
Nice. What's the major difference between the two fans? I might be getting a gpu with water sealed heatsink. In that case, I could but two pairs or should I grab two side panel fans?
The AF(120/140) is better for airflow, and the SP(120/140) is better for static pressure in cases like radiators or in my case small place between the GPU and said fan. Each also have the quiet and faster RPM performance versions I mentioned before.
Nice job. +1 on your build.
I am considering an r9 390 for a mini itx build, but it won't have any extra fans to help force air into the gpu. If I can't get a reference or blower style cooler this card may not be for me :-(. Just too hot.
Very nice M1 build +1! I'm thinking of swapping my 500 SFX-L for a 600 SFX, the PSU connectors are pushing down on my GPU, haha.
r9 390 gets hot right?
Yep, however there's enough intake at the bottom (or are those exhaust?).
They're intake. Even still, there's very little room around that gpu and at max, those gpu fans could pull more air than whats coming in. With only 1 exhaust, I'd say all his components heat up significantly during gaming. I know from experience my msi 390 runs really hot in an s340, and I personally wouldn't use it in a compact case like this.
Yep, haven't gotten exact temps but it'll get pretty hot even with custom fan settings. Happy with the card itself though.
I honestly think a 970 would have been better than a 390 in this situation. Otherwise, +1, sir!
Sorry for the late reply, but I had it for an entire year and just recently upgraded to the Cryorig C7. The stock cooler was definitely not too bad because it's a locked i5, I don't think temps really ever got to 70C even when the case warmed up a lot. The C7 definitely improved temps however, highly recommend it over the stock cooler. Shows its strength under more load, keeping it around 50C or less.
I think they made some good choices here. Especially if they were just focusing a balance between an i5 and video card ratio for gaming. I understand the 4690 is a great option too but sometimes people rather grab this i5-4460 for budget, can turbo boost to 3.4GHz, and it's a great processor that meets the gaming requirements.
As for the hard drive, I get it. A 1TB Blue WD is a great budget HDD without overspending but I have no quarrels about the Black Series 2TB, or any of them. They are great too. It may have been a 20 dollar differences between your suggestion versus OP's i5 and Hard Drive but I don't think OP made the wrong move for their intended purposes.
Spot on, the 4460 was right in my budget and I wasn't really looking to spend more for a small performance upgrade. As for the hard drive, I was considering the Blue but the highest capacity was 1TB which I wouldn't really be satisfied with.