Ncase M1 "tophat" mod & build

wywywywy

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Aug 12, 2016
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I have a similar but different mod that I think you guys may find interesting - https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/ncase-m1-extended-240-92-240-radiators.9904/

 

jtmsrl

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Jan 12, 2019
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wow Im thinking on this. Do you have a temp comparison between with and without hat? maybe using some 2x120mm fan on top as intake and 2x120mm as bottom exhaust? or the other way around.

BTW, is this my viewer or there’s something weird with the file?

 
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Maniac

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Oct 18, 2018
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Sorry got no comparison with and without tophat.

Yeah that viewer seems to be way off. If you added models one by one, you need to arrange them. But I would recommend to print the clips separately since they should be 100% infill.
 
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jtmsrl

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Jan 12, 2019
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Sorry got no comparison with and without tophat.

Yeah that viewer seems to be way off. If you added models one by one, you need to arrange them. But I would recommend to print the clips separately since they should be 100% infill.

Yeah maybe this viewer sucks, back home i’ll try something better. So recommended material would be PETG?

I was thinking on black colored small tophat with 2x120mm slim noctuas to have some extra intake. So far I bought an accelero extreme iii with 2x120mm noctuas running as exhaust and need to compensate some airflow. CPU will be running as exhaust with side fan as intake for some fresh air.
 

Maniac

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Oct 18, 2018
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I would recommend PETG if you are printing translucent or transparent filament. But if you are going black, they any would be fine.
 

jtmsrl

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Jan 12, 2019
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and my last question is: why fan railing brackets and underside clips are printed separately and then attached into the main structure? isn’t that the whole point of 3d printing? beeing able to create complex structures as one piece?

Also, will there be any problem by reducing thickness?
 
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Nord1ing

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Dec 5, 2018
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Did you manage to try that top hat? I’m also considering that option but i don’t really know if it’s worth it given the mesh panels in the case

I tested today the temperatures with and without top hat. With NH-U9S and vented side panel there is almost no difference between two configurations. With glass side panel and top-down cpu cooler maybe there will be more difference.
TheaAmbient temperature 24-25C



PMW Fan settings:
CPU:

GPU:

Side and top-hat:
 
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jtmsrl

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Jan 12, 2019
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well that’s marginal and I doubt it even worth it, maybe noise decrease due to fans spinning slower on some test.

Anyways your CPU and GPU temps looks pretty safe without tophat. Did you saw any difference in motherboard and gpu VRM temps? or not monitoring that?
 

Nord1ing

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Dec 5, 2018
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well that’s marginal and I doubt it even worth it, maybe noise decrease due to fans spinning slower on some test.

Anyways your CPU and GPU temps looks pretty safe without tophat. Did you saw any difference in motherboard and gpu VRM temps? or not monitoring that?
I did not monitored VRMs and motherboard and M.2 SDD became around 2 degrees cooler.
 

BeerNsoup

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Mar 12, 2017
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Edit: somehow missed a post that was close enough to what I was asking... Sorry to ressurect this for no reason.
 
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