Log NCASE M1 + RTX 3080

dante

Minimal Tinkerer
Original poster
New User
Oct 10, 2020
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Hello,
This is my first proper SFF build - your help and advice would be truly appreciated!

Main questions:
  1. Is everything below compatible? (I'm most worried about the MoBo + C14S + Ncase M1 fit)
  2. Is the fans set up correct (direction of airflow)?
  3. What thermal paste should i use? (or is the one supplied with C14S the best?)
  4. Any other tips/suggestions? (I'm guessing that adjusting fan profiles will be critical - any recommended settings/guides?)

Components:
  • Case: Ncase M1
  • MoBo: MSI Z490I UNIFY Z490
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4 3600
  • GPU: Asus RTX 3080 TUF OC
  • Storage: Samsung NVMe 980 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair SF750
  • Cooling:
    • C14S + NF-A12x25 (blowing towards MoBo)
    • 2x NF-A12X15 (side fans, left intake, right exhaust)
    • 1X NF-A9 (rear exhaust)

I already have ordered everything, except for the PSU which I cannot get hold of anywhere :-(

Thank you in advance for your kind tips!
 

DanMas

Efficiency Noob
Jan 23, 2019
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I believe that your components do fit, however I am not really into Intels last few years of productions, but from what I could find the sockets from the motherboard and CPU should match. Rest looks like good choices!

The SF750 PSU is somewhat globally sold out.
 

dante

Minimal Tinkerer
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New User
Oct 10, 2020
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Any thoughts on fans configuration?
  • C14S + NF-A12x25 (blowing towards MoBo)
  • 2x NF-A12X15 (side fans, left intake, right exhaust)
  • 1X NF-A9 (rear exhaust)