How did you undervolt the 3900x? Which cpu temperatures have you got?
What do you have behind the panel? Is it pushing against wiring?
Is the panel itself bent? Set it on a flat surface to see if it's bowed at all.
Thanks. Always nice to hear from people that are happy with the case. ?Hello @Necere
Honestly I am very surprised with the nCASE, it is a box that had been following it for years and in this V6 version I decided to launch and buy one. After the Raijintek Ophion EVO that surprised me greatly in terms of temperatures, I did not expect to see another box of the same characteristics in SFF format.
With air cooling with a Noctua NH-C14, in nCASE I have obtained the same temperatures as in the Ophion EVO, and that in that box I could not put the side covers because the cooler was very large. The nCASE, having the side covers installed, has given me practically the same CPU temperatures, the difference was 1 or 2 degrees ...
I canceled my first purchase intention of this version because I lost my job ... Luckily I had a week after finding a job and placing the order again. I currently have a box that I had in love with and I love it, in addition to having incredible benefits.
They have reason, when they say that it is the best SFF box over the years. Therefore, you have released the bach or version V6.
My intention to ride first by air is that I wanted to have a reference in the first person and thus be able to compare when installing liquid cooling.
Now I will enjoy a while on the air, then I will assemble the customized liquid cooling and to compare. I will tell you and share all my impressions.
My most sincere congratulations on the box. By design, configuration and utility.
In ASUS bios, there is a VDDCR CPU Voltage, I set it to offset mode - 0.1000How did you undervolt the 3900x? Which cpu temperatures have you got?
Thanks a lot!
Yes, it's bowed when it lies flat, unfortunately. I think I may have gotten a lemon since the rest of the case is fantastic!
Not enough room, a 120mm (even a slim one) wouldn't clear the motherboard.I've seen Optimum Tech review, what a wonderful case!
The only question I have, why wasn't a top fan mount support implemented? Is't physically possible or just not worth it?
From the looks of it, it should make a significant difference.
It depends on the exact hardware you're planning to use. For example, if you want to have a 3.5" HDD you need to use one of the 120mm fan mounts on the side bracket for the HDD cage and you also can't mount the PSU across the front, so that will affect how you can set up the airflow.I see, thanks for answering.
In this case (pun intended), what's the best or recommended air cooling configuration?
A. Top-down CPU cooler (which one?) with 2x120mm fans on the bottom as intake, another one on the side panel over the CPU cooler as intake, and one 92mm at the rear as exhaust.
B. Tower CPU cooler (which one?) with 2x120mm fans on the bottom as intake and 92mm at the rear as exhaust.
With a tower cooler or NH-C14S you can only use one side fan. There are some other top-down coolers that should allow two fans, e.g. the Be Quiet Dark Rock TF (though mind the motherboard compatibility with this one).Which CPU cooler should I use in this configuration? With 1 or 2 side fans? 15 or 25mm?
Some?! 4 degrees seems a lot to me. Opens a lot more room for overclocking and/or quiet builds. For reference, my full load gpu drops 4 degrees with about 5-10% fan speed (from 30 to 40%) Testing myself some set ups now: losing the dust filter reduces temps by 4 degrees on my rx 5700xt Strix on heaven. Will test losing the bottom plate tomorrow.
Nice review by Optimum Tech, he has always been a big fan of the Ncase. He did some GPU thermal testing and this shows some improvements with the new side panel ventilation and case bottom design.
Pending further information from an actual motherboard owner, I have done a lot of measuring of my empty case and researching.
This is what I'm working off so far:
Will provide confirmation on these points as my build progresses.
- There is almost exactly 25mm from the bottom of the case to where the motherboard would end. I'm 95% sure you can fit the fans in, and run the vertical front panel cables behind the edge of the fan (see next point)
- There is almost exactly 20mm clearance from the edge of the where the 120mm fans would mount to the edge of the case. The motherboard standoffs are 8mm tall, and assuming a standard 6-layer PCB thickness of 1.6mm, you have about 10mm from the surface/edge of the motherboard to the side of the fans (or radiator in my case)
- The sound card heat spreader is either level or .5mm higher than the PCI-E lane, which is 11.5mm height (based on PCI-E standard). This gives a total case standoff height of around 22m - so the heat spreader would stick out 2mm just above your fans.
- For further clearance, you could mount the fans on one side only, in the outside/140mm? holes. This is probably what I'll have to do with the radiator + fans in order to clear the sound card heat spreader on the Impact
- There is about the width of a PCI-E slot clearance between the PCI-E lane and the bottom of the side fan/radiator mount. Given that in all pictures I've seen the SO-DIMM expansion card rests on the graphics card, I'm 95% sure there is enough room for a standard AIO kit - but the radiator can't be more than about 125mm wide (maybe 130mm at a pinch). So no HWlabs radiators for me