Description

This build was actually from a while ago and was just updated so I wanted to post some photos of it before I swapped in the new parts.

Mostly a migration from the Node 202 to the NCase M1. I no longer need to fly with my desktop, so I wanted to finally have a great looking tower with a little more cooling potential to have a more or less permanent spot on my desk at home.

I wanted to fill as much space as possible with heatsinks and fans. I liked the idea of the Kabuto, as I was looking at the C14 but the Kabuto was easier to find and I had a great experience with my old Scythe cooler in the Node 202. Having the fans on the side bracket had them right up against the fin stack, which was really satisfying

The four bottom and side fans were set up as intake with only the rear as exhaust. I generally keep my fan speeds pretty low for silence so the small exhaust fan and case ventilation holes were enough.

I did swap out the stock GPU cooler for an Accelero III but I removed it to put on a newer card, so I don't have any photos of that setup. I'll have shots of that process on my upcoming build log for the updated system.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Awesome build. I rarely see that heatsink in use, but such a perfect fit with the M1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice M1. Which power button are you using?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the stock one, but with a dimming sticker

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the side panel close fully. The build I just finished has an EVGA GTX 1080 FTW DT, and the width kinda pokes the side panel out because of the PCIE power connector. Just wondering if it happens to you. Awesome build btw.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I realize that but I think the problem is the plastic of the connector sticking out a couple mm too much.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The side panel closed just fine with this build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

interesting. Thanks for the reply!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Auto +1 for a fellow NCASEr. Nice!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the most powerful motherboard and gpu you guys know? I'm making a build and I wanna make it as strong as possible.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

why a Z170 motherboard and a cpu cooler, your processor is locked

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought the low-heat locked processor for a previous build in a Node 202 and the unlocked motherboard cheap off a friend.

Even the locked 6700 gets warm in some workloads, and a beefy cooler keeps everything nice and quiet. Good questions though.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Auto +1 for NCASE M1. One of these days I will actually finish building mine.

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I see that you are using the scythe Kabuto ii, I have been considering getting that cooler. What are your thoughts on the cooler now after using it for some months?