3D Printed Mods On A Windowed Water Cooled Ncase M1

wywywywy

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This is my Ncase M1 project. Fully watercooled and with a window and some 3D printed mods.

I just want to show how 3D printing can be used to solve some modding requirements.

Hardware Spec -

1. Asrock AB350 ITX
2. Ryzen 1700
3. GTX1080 FE
4. ADATA 16GB DDR4
5. Samsung NVME M.2 SSD
6. Crucial SATA SSD
7. Corsair SF600 PSU
8. Custom cables from WinfMOD in China
9. Corsair RGB module

Cooling -

1. EK Supremacy EVO CPU block
2. EK GPU block
3. EK RAM block
4. EK D5 pump + res
5. EK Fittings
6. Mayhems 16mm OD soft tubes on most, except the hidden one between the rad and the pump which is 13mm OD
7. Alphacool 240x30mm bottom radiator
8. Magicool 92x43mm rear radiator
9. Cheap Chinese flow meter (used as a drain port really)
10. Intake - Noctua Redux 92x25mm fan at the back
11. Exhaust - Akasa slim 120x15mm fans at the bottom (Noctua one wasn't available back then). Can't use it as intake because the fan blades hit the rad
12. Exhaust - Noctua 92x15mm fan at the top

3D printed mods -

1. Pump holder that fits onto the internal SSD bay. Easily removable if needed. Printed in PETG
2. Fan bracket that fits onto the rear radiator for a slim fan to exhaust out of the top. It's a bit crooked because of the RAM block. Printed in PETG
3. Window frame that's holding a smoked grey acrylic panel - thanks to Optimum Tech. Printed in PETG
4. Rear fan cage to hold the Noctua 92x25mm fan. Printed in PLA
5. Taller feet from my 3D printer for better cooling. Printed in PLA. May reprint in TPU at some point in the future
6. Cable combs. Printed in PLA

Future plans -

1. The rear 3D printed fan cage will be reworked soon to incorporate a magnetic fan filter, with a 3D printed frame incorporting neodymium magnets sticking onto the fan screws
2. A 3D printed jig for drilling a bunch of holes, to make a fully vented side panel
3. Perhaps more 3D printed cable management bits

If anyone has done any 3D printed mods for any case, I'd love to see them!
 

wywywywy

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Temps NOT great.

Idle is very high at 40-50C CPU & GPU. But then I run super low rpm on all my fans (400-600rpm) so it's expected. Load is 60-65C with max fan being 75% (~1400rpm), which is acceptable but I may reduce the fan speed and let it go to 75C.

It definitely is NOT as good as a Noctua C14 + Accelero 3. But I did it for fun & experience & the look. A dual 240mm rad solution would be better for cooling.
 
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Temps NOT great.

Idle is very high at 40-50C CPU & GPU. But then I run super low rpm on all my fans (400-600rpm) so it's expected. Load is 60-65C with max fan being 75% (~1400rpm), which is acceptable but I may reduce the fan speed and let it go to 75C.

It definitely is NOT as good as a Noctua C14 + Accelero 3. But I did it for fun & experience & the look. A dual 240mm rad solution would be better for cooling.
wow, how could u get those temps with custom loop watercooling? I think the temps should be around 30C when iddle,,,
 

wywywywy

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400-600 rpm bro :( I can't stand any more than that.

Also my "idle" has about 1-5% CPU usage constantly, because of Rainmeter and Chrome and web server etc.

If I change the fan to around 1000 rpm like most people do, and kill everything in task manager, I'm pretty sure the temps will be in the 30's.