NCASE M1 V6 info

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M1 V6 changelog

Front I/O
-Added USB Type C port (requires motherboard 20 pin Type E header)
-Changed headphone and mic ports to single combo jack
-All ports use new molds
-Redesigned I/O bracket with swappable no-I/O faceplate (ports can be removed for cleaner look/slightly better 2.2+ slot GPU compatibility)

Chassis
-Redesigned ventilation holes on bottom and rear to improve airflow
-Added longer fan mounting slots on the bottom
-Bottom vents moved to separate steel floor plate attached to underside of chassis
-Added bottom magnetic dust filter
-Threaded inserts on PCI bracket
-Added M4 screw holes for window mounting to chassis
-Front-right chassis flange reduced, SFX PSU can now be installed from the right side
-Reduced rear-left chassis flange to facilitate GPU installation
-Enlarged chassis front GPU passthrough to facilitate GPU installation and provide more room for oversized GPUs
-Removed four panel mounting clips from side flanges to reduce incidence of oversized GPU conflicts
-Changed front 2.5" drive mounting to use screws instead of rubber grommets to save space/reduce complexity
-Integrated fan bracket mount into chassis flanges
-Added inside-front mounting for SFX PSU

Motherboard tray
-Changed to removable standoffs

ODD bracket
-Redesigned to single piece, now supports 9.5mm and 12.7mm ODD drives

HDD cage
-Redesigned to two pieces, now supports 2x 3.5" drives *or* 3x 2.5" drives; now allows mounting to inside front 2.5" mount (3x 2.5" configuration only)

Top panel
-Changed to 2mm thick

Side panels
-Extended ventilated area adjacent to GPU

Other
-New 15mm tall molded rubber feet
-New adjustable GPU support bracket (adjustable for 2-2.5 slot cards)
-Eliminated ATX PSU bracket


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GerryMz

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The next revision of the M1 - V6 - should be ready and available through SFFLab in June, barring any further delays.
really excited about these news, can't wait to build my first itx build ! would you be able provide an estimated price?
 

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Can't say yet. The V5 has been $195+shipping for a while, but it's possible we could see a small price increase due to the new features coming in V6.
 
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They'll probably be up for preorder on SFFLab, though I don't know when that will be yet.
 
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Drifting Soul

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Is there any chance you could provide a list or outline of the new features V6 provides? I've looked around, but was unable to find information about this update/revision.
 

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I am dreaming support for the Noctua U12A and the C14S!
 

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Hate to disappoint you, but the dimensions won't be changing significantly, which means cooler compatibility will be the same. IMO if you add 30mm (for the U12A), or even 10mm (for the C14S with both fans) to the width it's not really the same case anymore.
 

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I am dreaming support for the Noctua U12A and the C14S!

I think it does support the C14s with the ATX PSU bracket in place. But I know what you're getting at.

I would be interested in more 3.5 inch HD mounting options. I had to take my 3.5 inch HD out to fit a 240mm rad (First world problems...I know). The bottom mounting position caused the HD to be cooked by my video card and was unsustainable. Of course I am running a high overclock on both the GPU and CPU so anyone not trying to do dumb stuff will probably be fine. Always hoping for the impossible over here...

Edit: Second thoughts... maybe have a way to fit a 120mm intake fan with the bottom mount HD?
 

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The bottom drive mounts are actually going away completely. Not many people used them, and as you noted drives tend to get cooked by the GPU down there too.
 

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The bottom drive mounts are actually going away completely. Not many people used them, and as you noted drives tend to get cooked by the GPU down there too.

I can understand that. The benefit is it will open up more airflow for the GPU. Are you going to revise the fan openings?
 

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Very interested in the V6, anychance well be getting TG or at least TG support?
I've never been in favor of a window for the M1, but w360 may decide to offer one. We're adding some screw holes on the chassis that could support a full window, at least.

I can understand that. The benefit is it will open up more airflow for the GPU. Are you going to revise the fan openings?
Yeah, I've opened up the bottom ventilation quite a bit.
 
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Hate to disappoint you, but the dimensions won't be changing significantly, which means cooler compatibility will be the same. IMO if you add 30mm (for the U12A), or even 10mm (for the C14S with both fans) to the width it's not really the same case anymore.
I know was only a dream! BUT eager to see all the tiny modification!
 

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I've never been in favor of a window for the M1, but w360 may decide to offer one. We're adding some screw holes on the chassis that could support a full window, at least.


Yeah, I've opened up the bottom ventilation quite a bit.

With the revised bottom, is there room for 140mm fans?
 

RZEX

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Is there any possibility to change the front I/O design for bottom radiator?
 

iksretep

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Is there a chance you could tease us with some sort of a render, photos, etc. that would showcase some changes? I'm mostly interested in the side panel redesign as far as vent holes, and color options if any like white panels, black top? Plugs for the rear or perhaps extending the rear vents? Front I/O option for just a power button? I don't know ... just my two cents.
 

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With the revised bottom, is there room for 140mm fans?
The dimensions haven't changed, so there really isn't any more room for fans than there is with V5. I've added some new mounting holes for 140mm fans, though, so if you can find fans that fit, you'll be able to screw them in, at least.

Is there any possibility to change the front I/O design for bottom radiator?
No. I mean, I don't know what change I could make, short of relocating it somewhere else entirely. That would obviously change the entire look of the case, and there really isn't any good place to move it to anyway.

Is there a chance you could tease us with some sort of a render, photos, etc. that would showcase some changes? I'm mostly interested in the side panel redesign as far as vent holes, and color options if any like white panels, black top? Plugs for the rear or perhaps extending the rear vents? Front I/O option for just a power button? I don't know ... just my two cents.
White is not in the cards, but we may offer another anodized color.
The rear vents are a bit more open, much like the bottom.
I'll post renders closer to release, as I'm still waiting to confirm that all the changes will make it to production. I don't want to tease something and end up having to retract it later.
 
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RZEX

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The dimensions haven't changed, so there really isn't any more room for fans than there is with V5. I've added some new mounting holes for 140mm fans, though, so if you can find fans that fit, you'll be able to screw them in, at least.

No. I mean, I don't know what change I could make, short of relocating it somewhere else entirely. That would obviously change the entire look of the case, and there really isn't any good place to move it to anyway.
Maybe a option for Front I/O for just a power button?