NCASE M1 Planned Setup - Build Check

MAB941009

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Jul 8, 2019
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Hello,

I have this build planned out for the release of the NCASE M1 v6. Since I'm new to PC building, feel free to highlight potential problems, suggest changes or give advice.

Also, can/should I apply thermal paste?

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($474.99 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U9S 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.39 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua - NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua - NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer - XB271HU bmiprz 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($549.99 @ B&H)
Mouse: Logitech - G305 (Black) Wireless Optical Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)
Headphones: Bose - QC35 Headset (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $2098.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-09 18:19 EDT-0400
 
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MAB941009

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Hello,

I am no expert, but why buy a 2070, when you can have a 2070 super for the same price? ( https://www.newegg.com/zotac-geforce-rtx-2070-super-zt-t20710d-10p/p/N82E16814500472 )

And I don't really know, but would full size fan would work for the bottom of the case? That was kind of my plan, but maybe that is a mistake...
- I should of noted my intention is to pick-up a super variant. The 2070 RTX card listed is a placeholder while partpicker updates their part list.

- By "full size fan", I assume you're referring to the combined size of the two Noctua fans. If so, I am uncertain of the expected result. Many other Ncase M1 builds contain this setup without highlighting major thermal issues; however, some have noted poor ventilation at this rear end. The V6 I think will address this area. Nevertheless, I would like this matter clarified too.
 

Amonchakai

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Jun 28, 2019
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OK, I see :)

Regarding the "full size fan", sorry my phrasing was not accurate. I was referring to the fact that you selected slim fans, and I thought there is space for ones with a height of 25mm. But maybe I am wrong.

Last thing I noticed from the part you picked is about the motherboard. I am also considering the same one, but I saw the connector for the front USB type C on that motherboard is a gen 1. And the M1 will expect a gen 2 for the front IO.
So I am also considering buying the Asus ROG Z390 one which have the gen 2 front header connector.
 

iksretep

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When I built my M1 few years ago I quickly learned that having temps in check was key to keeping my machine quiet, after all I wanted to have the M1 sitting next to me on the desk. I ended up with a non-K CPU and an ITX style GPU, because I quickly learned that a K CPU generated more heat and a "full length" GPU ran hot and loud ... and without a custom water loop I wasn't going to achieve the level of quiet I was going for. I know people use their machines for different reasons, but sometimes I game without a headset ...

In my case, wanting to have as quiet of a machine as possible under load, and without going full water, I ended up with a 120mm AIO cooling the CPU and another 120mm AIO cooling the ITX GPU via a homemade bracket. Two Noctua fans on the radiators, and two Noctuas on the bottom. Kept my machine nice and cool, but most importantly - for me - quiet.

Then again that's just my scenario, I'd suggest for you to head to YT ... plenty videos especially from Optimum Tech that focus on M1.

Good luck with your build.
 
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EndEffeKt

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I would maybe think about a cpu with a lower overall tdp to keep air cooling easier. Not knowing your use case its hard to judge but maybe a 9700k or a 3700x could be good and cheaper alternatives.
 
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EndEffeKt

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I would maybe think about a cpu with a lower overall tdp to keep air cooling easier. Not knowing your use case its hard to judge but maybe a 9700k or a 3700x could be good and cheaper alternatives.
 

Amonchakai

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Jun 28, 2019
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Can you provide more detail on how did you handle the cooling of the GPU?
Did you buy a regular GPU waterblock ? If so, what kind of pump are you using?
Or are you using something like a NZXT G10?
 
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