Ahhhhh the dread of the noise of a failing mechanical hard drive.
How's the air cooling performing in regards to the watercooling ?
I don't remember the exact temperatures water cooled but I do remember them being kind of disappointing. There was 3x120mm worth of radiators crammed in that case. The biggest deterrent to better temperatures was the side vent holes were pretty small for the case, as it wasn't designed for water cooling. There was very little space in between the front fans to pull air from those tiny vents. I didn't want to cut large holes in the front of the case, either, but it would have helped lots for cooling if I did.Aww, too bad you moved back to air, that loop was really intriguing, even if it contained a lot of compromises. I'd be interested in the thermal performance differences as well.
The cables look so tough lol maybe it's just the picture but they look rugged, I kinda like it!My Ncase M1 v4:
Mobo: ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac
CPU: Intel Core i7 4790
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L
GPU: Asus GTX-970 DirectCU Mini
RAM: 16gb HyperX Fury DDR3 (not pictured)
PSU: Silverstone 450w SFX
PSU Cables: Ensourced.Net sleeved direct replacement cables
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512gb
Case Fans: 1 x Noctua NF-A9x14 and 2 Noctua NF-S12A
Thank you!That looks amazing, would like to see more of that. Looks like something that would be featured in a LAN event or trade show.
No fans needed at the bottom of the case anymore? Can you post a few more pics? I'll be referring to your build for my upcoming 'first ever' pc build.Little update...
Swapped out the Silverstoe 450w PSU for a 600w and swapped out the Asus GTX 970 Mini for a Nvidia 1080 FE:
I broke a few cable combs in the process so I am waiting on some metal ones to arrive!