Description

I've been following the NCASE M1 thread on HardForum and was impressed with this case's design and how small it was while still capable of holding some high end parts. This is a daily used system built for gaming, working on projects, productivity, entertainment, etc. The system runs fairly cool and quiet using the ASUS 4-way optimization application. The low power consumption of this build is also a plus.

I'm currently waiting for SilverStone to release their 600w SFX psu so I can throw in my GTX 690.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

Gorgeous! We don't see nearly enough M1s around here.

Is this revision 2? Or the original M1?

Nice build, and I didn't know Silverstone was going to release a 600W SFX?? This is great news.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the original M1. I think the orders for revision 2 went out recently.

Here is some info on the SilverStone SX600-G.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

O.o the modular board on that is woefully inadequate for a 600W PSU...

I mean, it's SFX and all, but what's the point really of keeping it the same as that on the ST45SF-G? One can run a good R9 270 off of the 450W.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a GTX 690 collecting dust from a previous build which I plan on using in the future. Unfortunately the 450 won't cut it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

The 690 requires a 650 watt psu. If I were you I would get at least an 850 watt psu.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

rubbish, I have a 4790k with sli GTX 680's and I've only ever seen 450 watts at the wall socket while gaming and using valley benchmarks. What is the point in getting a massive PSU way above your needs and running it at less than 50% all it's life. The things are more efficient if they are run as designed. In the build mentioned above I was suckered into moving up from a 660W to a 760W, not needed.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I've parted out the system and have gone a different route.

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

This is basically exactly how I want to do my NCASE M1 build, if I ever coughed up the money for the case. Excellent work.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I hope you are still around but can you give a status update of it? I'm planning on building something similar and im curious as to if the stock noctua fans fit?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Unfortunately, I ended up selling off the case to move on to other builds. In regards to the Noctua fans for that CPU cooler, you should be able to mount the top fan as long as there aren't any other fans mounted to the side panel. The inside/bottom fan I'm not too sure about, you may be able to do it with low profile memory.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good reply. Shame you had to let it go. Hope you don't mind me asking why? Any fault of the case itself?

Regarding the noctua cooler. Assuming I mount both fans, is there enough room on the side bracket to mount a 3.5" drive?

Many thanks in advance! Its a beauty!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The case itself was awesome, I really liked it. I just wanted to get into hard line tubing, which I didn't see possible with this case.

With the fans mounted on the heatsink it would interfere with the 3.5" drive cage. If you check the top down view of the case you can see the heatsink occupying part of the area of the fan in front of the PSU.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks good but you might want to make the motherboard a bit cheaper and the craphics card more powerful

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I've parted out this system some time ago and put together this build.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous case and build !

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah that's an awesome case! the size of those fans, sheesh! every part looks really good. good job! +1

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

is this gpu laud ?

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

The noise level of the GPU doesn't bother me much, I barley notice it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean and beautiful looking case. Really stealth like. Love the parts but the 750ti makes me cringe. But like you said, a 290 is coming soon. Please hurry.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy giant-CPU-cooler, Batman!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat heatsink...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

where did u buy the case???? i want one

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

One word: SWEET! +!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

:wolfwhistle:

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

NCASE = Sweet!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! What is the brand and size of the case thumb screws you used? I'm looking to get some for my ncase m1.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The thumb screws were from an old Lian Li case I had. I believe they were similar to these screws here.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the monitor?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Advantages: The colors are vivid coming from a TN panel to this IPS panel. From corner to corner the face is flat, no protruding bezel, making the monitor look very clean. For the price I got it for and its features, it was well worth the price.

Disadvantages: Coming from a gaming monitor capable of a much lower response time and 120hz, the Dell seemed to have trouble keeping up. The glossy screen in my case, I sit next to a window, reflects a lot of light making it difficult to see whats on-screen.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

did that backplate come with the graphics card? and where did you buy it?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the backplate seperately from EVGA. Here is the link.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So, did you ever throw in the 690?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, no. I ended up selling the 690 and the case. I went through the EVGA step-up process to trade in the 750ti for a 980 and started a new build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooo, impressive build. I like the Frame style cases, but I've always thought that they looked a little weird. Personally, I love the hell out of the M1. It's a shame that you sold it. A dual GPU system in a case that small is an awesome LAN rig.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! Is it possible to mount a 2.5in drive right next to the nh-c14 fan? Or does the cooler only let you mount fans on what looks to be the lateral drive tray?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly this is a very nice build i just feel the cpu cooler is to massive covering way to much space. but on the bright side atleast u dont have to worry about over heating lmao

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

is this card very laud ?

  • 72 months ago
  • -3 points

Dude get yourself and gtx 770 or something no offense but the gtx 750ti is toooooooo looooow for this system. GOOOD LUCk

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I appreciate the advice. I'm still within my 90 day period for a Step-Up through EVGA and that's something I may do closer to that deadline. I also have a GTX 690 laying around which I was planning on using once the 600 watt sfx psu came out.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

He said he has a 690, so the investment wouldn't be worth it.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe he needs it more on working on projects rather than gaming, hence the 1tb ssd. but no one will ever know ha...