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After finishing my first build almost a month ago I think I’m finally done after two more revisions.

This time I swapped out my EK PE 240 and EK SE 240 rads for two Black Ice Nemesis GTS 240 radiators and that was one of the better moves I’ve made in life. My max CPU temp dropped around 10°C! The GPU temp also went down a couple degrees. Losing the 9mm from the PE 240 to the Black Ice rad also made handling the inside so much easier as well. I can put my fans to push as well as add some Bitspower QDC.

Speaking of which those ******* run you about $100 for two sets and while they look just as good as the rest of Bitspower’s fittings they suck trying to disconnect in such a tight space. They leak a bit of water and the quality control seems to suck on them as well. Out of the original four I bought both one male and female fitting had issues and had to be returned.

The last part was blacking out the rest of the build. I put some EK-RAM Monarch heatsinks on the RAM that will probably never get used and got rid of the ugly gold on the mobo heatsinks with some paint. Also painted some of the case up again after squeezing a 39mm rad in too many times.

All in all, pretty happy with how it turned out. Went over my initial budget, money and time wise. Sort of wish I got into water cooling before SFF so I could of done one of those crazy Caselabs builds with four radiators and two loops but maybe this (http://www.kimeraindustries.com/) will come out and I convince myself to SLI again.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 5 points

Hey congrats on the featured build spot!.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Whoa thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Btw can you add a picture of the pc as ut sits completed with the case closed?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Added

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic. Thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I know you're probably set on what you have, but if you're still unsatisfied with the QD connects, you should look at the ones EK uses in their Predator Units. NS4 or NS6 are the units EK uses

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked into them after someone told me how great the QD4's are. I just really love the look on Bitspower fittings.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You made this one month ago, so why are you using Haswell with your budget? I mean, my build is gonna be Haswell, but that's a bit different. Namely, it's not a watercooled $2500 build!

Not saying it's a bad thing to use Haswell, just curious as to why. It is a nice build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Check my old builds. Have had the 4790k for awhile and don't feel the need to upgrade yet. Maybe kabylake..

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh, didn't realize you had it for a while, that makes sense.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

haswell is a fine platform. you actually can get a little screwed on it because ddr4 ram is falling in price and is outpricing ddr3 in some cases.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't seem like it'd be particularly much screwed, at least for my build. Motherboard for what I want with Haswell is cheaper, CPU for what I want is cheaper for same amount, and ram is pretty much the same, so for me I can get things cheaper with Haswell.

Unless I misunderstand what you mean, being me understanding it as you saying that DDR3 is getting more expensive then DDR4.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm saying that it should be cheaper than it is in comparison to skylake lol. Just finished building a haswell gamer myself.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

My best guess is he either had it already or it was cheaper than the Skylake equivalent.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

All the things have their prices marked, so it doesn't seem like he already had it.

Although, the i7 is cheaper then normal. Maybe he got a good deal on an i7 for Haswell, so he decided to build with it.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

well haswell isnt all that bad. You can actually use a 4690K oc @@ 4.2ghz for most games

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I know Haswell isn't bad, my build is gonna be it, which I mentioned. I was just wondering because of the budget.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. You can use a i7 920 from 2008 for most games and be fine...

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Always impressed how people fit so much into the NCASE.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for arizona tea.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very nice, and ambitious. I'm featuring it ... in my mind. +11

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Crazy

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It's interesting how PCPP has the NZXT S340 Elite which has been out for about a week, but not the NCase M1 which has been out much longer. Doritos logic.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I think they're only available on their website n cases.com

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then....

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is gorgeous! Great job man!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to see another M1 cased build. +1 :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. No picture fully clothed? Should call it Claustrophobia.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Psst thats because it isnt really finished. Don't tell anyone.....

Nope I'm kiddibg around, but some completed outside shots would be nice.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is a tight squeeze. Lots of power packed in that little build.

Thumbs up.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

can we see a picture of the outside of the build? Nice build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Added

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

OwO what's this?

Jokes aside I don't even know how you did this, such a small enclosure. +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very impressive and congrats on the feature!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow,so much horse power in such a tiny build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best build I've ever seen on this site. Absolutely amazing cable and tubing management. 10/10

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

An awesome feat of space management. I was hoping this would get featured.

Great build. Would love to see even more pictures.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Giant Mousepad FTW!!! Where did you get it?!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Got me a black, logo-less 14in x 16.5in at my local Fry's for 7.99, but I think the same kind of thing could be found on Amazon pretty easily for about the same price. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade imo

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

XTracPads Ripper XXL which you can find on Amazon

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks real sharp, congrats on the feature man!

that was one of the better moves I’ve made in life

Lol, that good huh? Did the noise go up considerably because of the denser fin array?

They leak a bit of water and the quality control seems to suck on them as well.

EK really needs to release their QDC's with G1/4 threads on either end as standalone products. I'd really get behind that!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, dude...I'd print this out & hang it on my wall. Great job on the custom loop! Goals (if I get this case).

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup you can make it work by filing down the cables but I never used em so I just took em out.