NCASE M1 included parts list, GPU size restrictions

Necere

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Screws included with M1 V5:




Parts included with the regular non-window version:



From top left:
  • SFX bracket
  • 2.5" stacking brackets (2 sets)
  • Internal AC cable
  • 3.5" HDD cage
  • Side fan bracket (2x120mm) w/magnetic filter
  • Screws/grommets
  • (Not shown) ATX PSU bracket

The window version includes the same parts as the regular, with the exception of the side fan bracket and 3.5" HDD cage (which are not compatible with the window):

 
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Zutko

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Do you know if it is possible to order that little metal plate that sits next to the PCI openings ( smal metal plate that is mounted with 2 screws)
 

HyperActive

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Are the screw included to uplift the motherboard? So the screws that are placed inbetween the motherboard and the case. My motherboard doesn't come with then.
 

MrFlamey

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Are you going to make an NCase M1 V6 parts guide?

I am just building my V6 now (first SFF build), and just attached the PSU (Corsair SF-600) to the bracket that was on the case when it arrived, but I'm worried about the weight of the PSU on the 3 screws that hold the bracket onto the case. There are some parts in the box that appear to be for mounting stuff, but they don't fit particularly obviously around the PSU. Are any of the included parts for adding support to the PSU so I don't have to worry? I mean, it seems fine for now, if I don't move the case around, but leaving it as it is worries me a bit and I would be grateful for some help/reassurance.
 

Necere

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Are you going to make an NCase M1 V6 parts guide?

I am just building my V6 now (first SFF build), and just attached the PSU (Corsair SF-600) to the bracket that was on the case when it arrived, but I'm worried about the weight of the PSU on the 3 screws that hold the bracket onto the case. There are some parts in the box that appear to be for mounting stuff, but they don't fit particularly obviously around the PSU. Are any of the included parts for adding support to the PSU so I don't have to worry? I mean, it seems fine for now, if I don't move the case around, but leaving it as it is worries me a bit and I would be grateful for some help/reassurance.
Yes, I'm working on a guide for the V6. Wanted to have it done by now, but things got away from me.

The PSU bracket as designed uses only three screws. The threads on the bracket are reinforced so it should hold up reasonably well to repeated installation/removal cycles.
 

crazy8

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Sep 30, 2019
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The PSU bracket is a worry. After completing my build in the V6, I've noticed the bracket does a terrible job of securing the psu - it bends/flexes easily and the psu, hanging from it, is free to knock around against the side of the case. Is there a solution for this; it looks like a bit of an oversight/unfortunate design... particularly for those who may be transporting (or just moving) the case somewhat... Am I missing something?

I have the psu (a corsair 600W sfx) mounted in the from-factory position with screws in as many of the accessible holes as possible (4). Does the v6 support hanging the psu across the front of the case, in addition to the from-factory position down the right hand side, and if so, is that the purpose of one of the included additional brackets; to secure the bottom of the psu?
 
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Necere

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The PSU bracket is a worry. After completing my build in the V6, I've noticed the bracket does a terrible job of securing the psu - it bends/flexes easily and the psu, hanging from it, is free to knock around against the side of the case. Is there a solution for this; it looks like a bit of an oversight/unfortunate design... particularly for those who may be transporting (or just moving) the case somewhat... Am I missing something?

I have the psu (a corsair 600W sfx) mounted in the from-factory position with screws in as many of the accessible holes as possible (4). Does the v6 support hanging the psu across the front of the case, in addition to the from-factory position down the right hand side, and if so, is that the purpose of one of the included additional brackets; to secure the bottom of the psu?
So the old <=V5 bracket supported the PSU quite well, but was large and made installing the PSU a pain. I wanted to make the installation easier by allowing access through the right side, and also allow for installation of the SFX bracket across the front of the chassis. In order to do that, though, I had to shrink the bracket and eliminate some of the flanges that added rigidity. This does make it significantly less stable, but I found in my testing that with everything installed, the PSU cables are rigid enough to keep the PSU from moving around much.

I do hear your concern though, and I will look into ways to add rigidity to the bracket for a future revision. In the meantime, if your configuration allows it you could try using the ATX bracket (via an SFX adapter plate which some PSU manufacturers provide) for better stability.
 

MrFlamey

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I do hear your concern though, and I will look into ways to add rigidity to the bracket for a future revision. In the meantime, if your configuration allows it you could try using the ATX bracket (via an SFX adapter plate which some PSU manufacturers provide) for better stability.
The corsair sf600 does include an adaptor, so I might try this, but like you say, with the PSU cables, it does feel a bit less likely to cause a problem. However, I'd definitely beef up the bracket for the next iteration, as it does detract a little from the overall high quality feel of the case when building a system inside it.
 
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Papadon

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I had the same concerns using an SF750. Great case overall, just tweaking small things creates other things as always.
 

Necere

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I've made a couple of changes to the SFX bracket which should keep the PSU from moving around as much during transit. These will be in the next batch of M1s.
 

bleed

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Hello! Is there an ETA for the updated v6 Parts list? Im pretty new at building, so it would be good to know for sure what screws go where. Thanks! :)
 

Theai

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Are you still going to offer the window version? If I got a nin window version, am I still able to get the window panel?