Hello all! Newbie planning a Louqe S1 build =)

nofius

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Jan 22, 2019
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Hello all, my experience with building dates back to my college days (when Lian-Li Mid towers were the wonderful gems, they still are). Fast forward to now, being a father and having my wife and kids taking up most if not all of my space, having endured the whole "Macs can game, just turn all settings to low" debacle and tried a gaming laptop which blew up on me a few weeks ago, I am ready to build my own PC again.

My limited research short listed 2 cases: Louqe Ghost vs Dan A4. Gone with the pangea Ghost without any tophats since it's a wee bit smaller than the A4, with component dimensions limitations in mind. So, it's going to ship in a week (2nd batchers put your hands up!)

Here's what I am planning to stuff in it:
CPU: i7-8700K
Mobo: ASRock Z390 Phantom ITX
Cooler: Noctua NH-L9 (bottom fan only)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB 32Gb (2 x 16Gb)
HDD: Samsung 970 EVO/PRO M.2 1TB
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX1070 Windforce
PSU: Corsair SF 600

Nothing edgy and had to work with the dimension limitations. However, I still have some doubts regarding:

- heat, noise, etc (didn't order any tophat to keep the footprint small, so cannot fit in extra case fans)
- if i can swap in a RTX2070 in there and keep things cool and quiet? if yes, which card would fit?

Comments/suggestion appreciated!
 
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gotcha43

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Dec 10, 2018
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I think you‘re Meaning noctua NH-L12? ;)
L9 only has one Fan.

I‘m doing nearly the same build.

Louqe S1 Without tophats.
Intel i5 9600K
MSI z390i Gaming Edge
Gskill Aegis 16gb DDR4-3000
Club 3D GTX 1060 6Gb
Corsair SF600
Noctua L12

I want to try to fit a Noctua A12x15 Fan. Maybe it fits.

And Want to upgrade GPU maybe to 1080 Strix.

I don‘t See a Problem with cooling. Just put TDP Limit and go.
 
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Scrublet

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Dec 4, 2018
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I have the Noctua NH-L12 on my i7-6700k and with just the 92mm fan going under Prime95 it gets to 72c. So not too bad.
I say chuck a 2080ti in there ;) Thats what i'll be doing once my S1 arrives.
 
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nofius

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Jan 22, 2019
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I think you‘re Meaning noctua NH-L12? ;)
L9 only has one Fan.

I‘m doing nearly the same build.

Louqe S1 Without tophats.
Intel i5 9600K
MSI z390i Gaming Edge
Gskill Aegis 16gb DDR4-3000
Club 3D GTX 1060 6Gb
Corsair SF600
Noctua L12

I want to try to fit a Noctua A12x15 Fan. Maybe it fits.

And Want to upgrade GPU maybe to 1080 Strix.

I don‘t See a Problem with cooling. Just put TDP Limit and go.

Ahh right, the L12 should be the one.
 

nofius

Minimal Tinkerer
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Jan 22, 2019
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I have the Noctua NH-L12 on my i7-6700k and with just the 92mm fan going under Prime95 it gets to 72c. So not too bad.
I say chuck a 2080ti in there ;) Thats what i'll be doing once my S1 arrives.

:cool: turning the lil box into a mini heater. I can't seem to find a 2080 card that fits the dimension limitation. Which one are you planning to use?