I made a post here in the past with some pictures of the bottom 140mm fans: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/ncase-m1-v6-info.10687/post-174592
The Panel Clips might get in the way with some fans indeed. But they work fine with my Noiseblocker PK2. The frames just...
After installing 2x140mm fans in the bottom of my v6 I felt like, this case needs more huge fans.
Obviously the side bracket doesn't have 140mm holes. But after taping 2x140mm fans to it, it looks to me that it would actually fit.
At least with my NH-C14 and the PSU located to the side...
I am happy to see that 2x140mm fans actually fit in the bottom, including the front IO.
The fans I used have frame of 3.5mm thickness and fit exactly under the sidepanel clips.
One also needs to remove the two back screws of the bottom panel and use slightly shorter screws for the back case...
I just noticed that the C14S Cooler is not symmetrical.
Meaning it will need 75mm to the top, when the heatpipe bends point toward the back of the case and 65mm if the bends point towards the front.
This would probably work with the RAM, but would the fan clear the IO shroud / VRM cooler?
Great test. Thanks for that.
It looks like the KFA card performs quite good when deshrouded, even with only 1300 RPM on the fans.
Unfortunately it is really difficult to find similar setups to compare to. I am currently looking at the Gigabyte 2070 Super Gaming and Palit Jetstream 2070 Super...
I would love a list of GPU that work like this.
It seems like the Palit and Gainward cards would work well, as those give you a 2 Slot fin stack when the shroud is removed.
Unfortunately there are no numbers with card offers the best performing fin stack.
Thickness on Strix heat sink is great, but it requires to bend the fan mounting points, as these protrude from the fin stack.
Same for the EVGA Ultra XC cards.
This would probably void the warranty.
I had no luck so far finding which cards have a thick (and thus hopefully effective fin stack)...
Adding GPUs that fit with their shroud and fans removed would probably make the list confusing?
I would love to use one of the thick >50mm cards with Noctua fans.
For this we would need the thickness of the fin stacks including protrusions.
I think DTX is a good option, in the Ncase for example. The 2 fans in the Chipset, VRM Assembly could get annoying, but if the VRM is as powerful as claimed, they maybe don't spin that often...
A lot of combinations are discussed in this spreadsheet:
Having that list normalized for noise would be ideal I guess. But running the C14S with an 120mm A12x25 + Accelero looks pretty good.
As the important part with using the accelero is, that you can run the bottom fans as exhaust. I...