My Humble NCase M1

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thanks for the feedback, ill just stick with the super slim xspc on the bottom and grab a nemesis 30mm on the side. was that fitting guide you gave that last guy who asked accurate? im getting ready to put a order in, happy you mentioned the drain idea. so i should just get a EK-AF T-Splitter 3f? they have the four female and the 3 version . i kinda wish they had a two also but oh well. do i just put a cap on the other one that i don't use? and would you just get a super small male-male adapter to attach the ball valve? or would you put a short amount of tubing? i was thinking if i do this maybe get a rotary extender just in case i need to spin the valve if i don't attach it with bit of tubing. let me know if im not making sense. lol

i still haven't heard back about the NEXT gpu water block dimensions yet but i'm hopeful about it. i feel like i'm pretty limited on choices by the way you put it which surprises me. if you have any ideas of full cover blocks that you think would work let me know.

so with the pwm pump, do i just plug it into the pwm fan header on the mobo? im pretty sure we are going to be using the same motherboard. you have the asrock z390 phantom gaming right? ill totally look into that program, 19 bucks for 3 years isnt bad for something that allows me to control everything without being in the bios. and you mentioned grabbing a temperature sensor? where do you plug that into?
Yeah the fitting list was exact IIRC. For the drain valve, I'd use a M-M rotary to a 3/4-way splitter fitting. Off the spiltter, I would connect another M-M rotary to a ball valve with a plug on the end of it. Then from there, I'd use whatever fitting you need to make your tube routing doable, and another plug on the 4th hole if you using a 4-way fitting.
Keep the valve closed, then when it comes to draining the loop all you should need to do is remove the plug and replace it with a standard G1/4 soft tube fitting with some tubing on it. Tilt the entire case on it's front and hang the tube in a bucket, open the valve fitting and drain. Should be much more effective than draining from the reservoir like my loop is set up, requires a lot of "creative thinking".


PWM pump straight into the pump header on the motherboard, yeah. I run the two side fans on the CPU header with a Y-splitter, and the bottom two fans on the the other fan header also via Y-splitter. That allows me to configure their speeds in Argus Monitor in pairs, so both side rad fans can be at 50% while both slim fans on the bottom can stay at 25%, for example.
The temp probe, I'm actually not sure where I'd put it. I didn't get that far into looking into one to decide where would be the best part of the loop to put it in. I'd probably go with the quick and easy route and just plug it in the bottom of the reservoir since I've alreadyt got cables going from that into the case.
 

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Perfect man, sounds good to me. do you think the two 240s could hadle a 3950x when it comes out plus a 2080ti? and yeah thats where i was thinking too. i feel there it would be the most accurate spot for temps anyways.
 

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Perfect man, sounds good to me. do you think the two 240s could hadle a 3950x when it comes out plus a 2080ti? and yeah thats where i was thinking too. i feel there it would be the most accurate spot for temps anyways.
Hard to say about the 3950X to be honest. From what I've read, it has a higher thermal density than a 9900K, and I think that may very well be the hardest challenge when it comes to cooling it, and not necesarily due to a lack of radiators to cope with the power/heat.
The 2080Ti shouldn't be a problem, runs a tad warmer than I thought it would but I can't complain with 60c @ stock and 50-55c @ 900mv.

I've been measuring my ambient temps in my room lately, and to my surprise I'm usually in a 24-25c room, so the higher than expecting temps actually make a bit more sense to me now.
 

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Does heat density just mean the heat is more localized and doesn't spread as well? And good to know. As much as I want to do this build I'm almost leaning towards a PC-o11 dynamic build now just so I have more options for water cooling. And its k I'll fling me trying to decide on either the 9900ks or the new amd chip coming out. I'll most likely just wait and see how it runs in games and other applications before I decide. I seriously want to go AMD but I'll litterally mostly be just gaming on this thing, I'd like to say I want to get into streaming and potentially doing other stuff where I could make use of the extra cores but Its hard to say. Those temps are pretty damn nice considering man. Did you put a custom pcb card?
 

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Does heat density just mean the heat is more localized and doesn't spread as well? And good to know. As much as I want to do this build I'm almost leaning towards a PC-o11 dynamic build now just so I have more options for water cooling. And its k I'll fling me trying to decide on either the 9900ks or the new amd chip coming out. I'll most likely just wait and see how it runs in games and other applications before I decide. I seriously want to go AMD but I'll litterally mostly be just gaming on this thing, I'd like to say I want to get into streaming and potentially doing other stuff where I could make use of the extra cores but Its hard to say. Those temps are pretty damn nice considering man. Did you put a custom pcb card?
The thermal density from my limited understanding is how much power is used by the size of the die. The smaller the die and the higher the power draw, the higher the thermal density. The higher the thermal density is, the more potentially challenging it is to cool.
From what I've seen now though? I really don't think the 3950X is going to a huge challenge to overcome with cooling. At least not at stock settings. It seems like a really well binned chip with identical power draw to the 3900X.

My 2080Ti is a bog standard reference PCB, it was a Gigabyte Windforce OC model. I should note as well, partly my temps are good with it because the power limit on the card is pretty aggressive compared to other models. It taps out at 280w or 290w, whereas other models allow up to 330w or higher. I keep it at 250w though, I'm happy with 1900mhz, and pushing higher than that sees an exponential rise in temps.
 
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