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(Ncase M1) Highest PSI (power/sq. inch): x99 mini-ITX / 5930K / Titan X

by splatch

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69 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 21, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.127 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

Description

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/di3HeEI0DxM

Around a year ago I decided my mid-tower PC was obnoxiously large and loud. Powerful PCs don't need to be so big anymore so why should they be? Enter the Ncase and ASRock's new X99 mini-ITX board.

The Ncase was an absolute dream. It is expensive but the thing just oozes quality. There's nothing I'd add except for one secure side panel so you could stick a suction cup handle on it. My second favorite part is the 600w SFX - the cables are short and flat and the thing itself is ridiculously small for 600w. Couldn't imagine a mini-ITX build without it.

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EngineerAlex 2 Builds 6 points 41 months ago

Wow... such a well planned build. Everything fits like a glove. Really like the case as well - great build! +1

drekavac6 6 points 41 months ago

Awesome build! Just curious (not being snarky) with an ITX build, can you take advantage of the extra PCIe lanes of the 5930 vs the 5820?

piemancoder 4 points 41 months ago

Probably not.

ricardomoyer 1 point 41 months ago

No you cant, there is no point on getting the 5930k

only1battman 2 Builds 0 points 41 months ago

No but he probably just wanted to go balls to the wall... i have a 5820k and that is already pretty ballsy. like his (super creative and funny) title says highest power/sq inch haha.

Herr_Tito 3 points 41 months ago

The problem is that it's a wrong statement, a 5960X and an R9 295X2 or PowerColor R9 390x2 would be needed for that statement to be correct.

only1battman 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Yea that would be a good point... maybe best power per price per square inch? haha :)

Herr_Tito 1 point 41 months ago

There's a Titan X in this build, just sayin, you can get an R9 295X2 for like $500 on sale and spend that on an i7 5960X, which is quite frankly a really good CPU, although it's really overpriced, 8 of the second strongest cores you can get along with hyperthreading and good OC potential.

Robax91 3 points 41 months ago

Yea those sound great, until you factor in the extra wattage needed for those. Without overclocking he is already near 500w on a 600w PSU. The case only supports SFX and that 600w is the most powerful off the shelf SFX I know of (without designing one and ordering it custom) so I think both statements are kinda true. Yours is the most powerful theoretically, while his is probably the best someone has posted on the site power/square inch.

only1battman 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Wow i didn't realize that you could get an R9 295x2 for that cheap now.

soundreaper 1 Build 0 points 39 months ago

Yup, there's no way to use the extra lanes unless there is a dual-GPU card that can fit within the 600 W power limit of the SFX power supply. Even if you use an M.2 drive, you still won't use all 28 lanes of the 5820K.

Frankly, just build a Skylake system with the 6700K (24 PCI-E) lanes and you can go x16 with your graphics card on an ITX motherboard and use the other four lanes for a speedy M.2 drive.

Trav_X 2 points 34 months ago

X99 is the enthusiast format of choice. He didn't make a 'wrong' decision, the 5930k is more powerful. And X99 > Z170, especially with Broadwell-E about to drop.

piemancoder 6 points 41 months ago

You had me at Ncase

vertical8 3 points 41 months ago

Wow, love the build! I've been considering going with that same motherboard myself for my next build. There is something so appealing about X99 ITX for some reason.

Can I ask what the temps are like on the CPU under load and are you planning on overclocking?

splatch submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

71C's the highest i've seen the GPU and 73C the CPU. Only at 4Ghz now but will test the limits shortly

blackout1231 1 Build 3 points 41 months ago

You must have tiny hands =P. nice build

DS4130 3 Builds 3 points 41 months ago

What a savage little machine, really tidy and great temps +1

bmccarthy8989 10 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Great job on the build! SO much power in such a small space! I almost want to get my hands on this case and see if I can come up with a custom water loop solution. Looks like it'll be a little tight! GPU and CPU. +1

QSammael 2 points 41 months ago

Are those temperature at max load, or just in a regular environment?

UsernameGoesHere 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I'd like to know this as well. My mATX build runs in mid 40s at idle.

splatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Idle!

UsernameGoesHere 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks. I should probably work on my airflow. How fast/loud are your fans at idle? And would you mind posting your temps under load?

UneditedSkunk 1 point 41 months ago

I should probably work on my airflow. How fast/loud are your farts at idle? And would you mind posting your temps under load?

Don't say it I'm already drowning in my own shame, super immature.. Leaving now..

splatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

71C's the highest i've seen the GPU and 73C the CPU. Only at 4Ghz now but will test the limits shortly

At idle the fans are off and CPU 45c, GPU 35. dead silent

sponix 6 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Great Build..

Amazing use of space within this Case..

Thanks for Sharing !!

danieltoruno 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Beuatiful build, but can it run minesweeper? +1

cwuzzell 3 points 41 months ago

a build like this? minesweeper at about 3 FPS, low quality

danieltoruno 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

idk man, 3fps might be pushing it.

EthanPotato 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

This is a fantastic build!

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Great build. This is one of the most intricate cases that I have seen. +1

mzimmerman23 2 points 41 months ago

That awkward moment when someone comes by and pushes it off the railing.

dreballs 2 points 38 months ago

this is such an awesome build so i hate to nitpivk but if you wanted the highest PSI it should have been the 5960x or some Xeon processor like what Linus did in his Sugo SG13 build. STILL, AWESOME build all around!

mrramsey 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Very nice assembly! Do you have any concerns regarding the liquid cooler leaking after repeated access to the case with the radiator mounted on the side panel?

hdiraddo 1 point 41 months ago

nice build and i would say one of the issues with that case seems to be screwed in dust filters on the bottom. idk for sure but if that is the case than i wish they were not screwed in

Ropota 1 point 41 months ago

I build usually in ITX cases....so I might be biased when I say.....this case is beautiful! i always wanted this case but don't have the hardware to justify the case purchase. You on the other hand do! Love it. Love the case, love the parts, love the pictures. Did I mention I love it?

rajul 1 point 41 months ago

Amazing. Just wanted to know how fast it is.

xRyanNitro 1 point 41 months ago

Love this build. I've really been wanting to do something like this for my next build. Great job!

PumpSome 1 point 41 months ago

You just put the speed and strength of a cheetah into the body of a mouse (that was a compliment).

RIsaac 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Dat airflow tho

linkleo 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

amazing...

AmongDemons 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

This is awesome. What a daunting task. I really want to do this my self and make it my own. What motivated you? How did you know it would all fit. Mann Just wow.

Roush_fan_99 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Wow not a penny wasted, nor a piece poorly placed, I am almost jealous that you built that for about the price of my PC. Very well done.

Erolian 1 point 41 months ago

This reminds me of Linus's 18-core Xeon Titan X miniITX build, albeit a lot more practical and well planned. Great job!

ThePickleCat 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Love the build. Super jealous

breakerion 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

That fitted space, that case, those looks, can we insert a crying meme in here ??? cheers men, I just wish I could, awesome build, These beautiful tiny builds are the ones making Mini-ITX a trend

Hazarded 1 point 41 months ago

the only thing that could be added was a 2tb ssd instead of the 1 tb

AaronBu7 1 point 41 months ago

How did you mount the h75 if the LGA 2011-3 socket narrow?

Mike2015 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

It will work with the Asetek Narrow retention ring kit (see the last item on the builders parts list). You can buy it at the Asetek store on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asetek-Liquid-Cooler-Intel-2011-NARROW-Retention-Ring-Kit-/271874155484 From what I've heard, Asetek makes the coolers for Corsair, at least the ones with the round plates on the bottom (as opposed to the square plate). I have the same motherboard and was researching better cooling options myself.

Gamist 1 point 40 months ago

THANK YOU

splatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Asetek sells a mounting bracket for $5!

Bananabank 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Awesome build! +1 I've owned those fans before, but I've found them to be insanely loud when they ramp up. How are you finding them? I see you have them at 0RPM when idle... but when under load, I would imagine this machine gets pretty loud?

splatch submitter 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

The loudest fan is actually the Titan X, which is itself pretty quiet. It's loud when I set them all to 2kRPM, yeah. But right now the overall temps are low (no OCs) so the fans are low RPM. I can't imagine ever needing 2k RPM though. I just liked them for the color.

SLOWION 5 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I like the variety and number of USB ports on that board

RandomTheWolf 1 point 41 months ago

'One does not simply' is the first phrase that comes to mind... This is incredible :D +1

mauriciomdea 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

And this build, my dear PC friends, puts the last nail in AMD's Fury Nano coffin.

xxvolwarexx 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

What is the cpu socket temp idling?

SquareOreo 1 point 41 months ago

Actaully the PSI would be a guy with the same build but with a 5990X

gogo809 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Wow that is an amazing budget....looks like the titan sucked up most of it lol. Looks great, performs great! I love seeing all the power packed into mini-itx builds now-a-days. Just a few short years ago none of this would have been possible!

biggles5107 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Cable management is on point. Great pictures. Well done sir! +1

Is there a reason you went with the 5930K over the 5820K and the TITAN X over the 980 Ti? If it was just to be ridiculous, that's perfectly acceptable. I wish I had this kind of money to throw around :P

belhadj 1 point 41 months ago

i think that the psi topable the Kimera Industries's Nova A 17L here is a link if u want to check it out http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1816110 gr8 job man that things a beast

dreballs 1 point 39 months ago

Great build! The Ncase is so cool. Im looking at An SFF build with the 600W SFX12V but a lot of reviews say that it makes funny whining or squeaky sounds and that the fan is loud. has that not been your experience?

Omnislash89 6 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Very elegantly done! Wonder where you got the internal power cable, as that could save me a ton of space with my own builds!

Hobert 1 point 34 months ago

Did the motherboard come with a bracket to add that cooler, or did you need to order it seperately

DomiZGamer 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I'm planning a build mostly aimed for video editing and gaming, but want to make it as quiet as possible.

I'm going to be using an air cooler, but I'd like to ask, when barely using the card does the Titan X make a lot of noise?

Thanks

Upgrade 8 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Nice build

Xar-Das 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

How you manage to fit 25lbs of stuff into a 10lb bag, i have no idea. But I love it. Your planning and cable management is superb! This build makes SFF mini ITX look easy and effortless. This is a "bait build". Flocks of people are going to look at this and say "Wow its so easy, look at that, I can do that..." No sir, you cant. Only the few can manage this level of compactness and cable management. Only the gifted can accomplish this. Everyone else will have a mini-ITX-spaghetti bowl-of a PC red-headed step child-that we are too embarassed to bring out at parties...

Thank you for your build.

Excellent job! +1

splatch submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Hahahaha. Just saw this and it made my day! Thanks for being so kind. Still using this PC minus the Titan and plus a 1080ti. Never going back to large PCs again!

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