Nice review. Lots of uninformed comments on the video though, about the price point, none of them really considering the fact that you're a one man show who sources manufacturing locally and does not have the benefit of large volume production, higher advertising budget + lower cost manufacturing benefits of being a large manufacturer
Here is my build, not yet completed but 99.99% there. Very glad that @riba2233 have designed such a great case to allow this build, but it can get better and I hope it will get better with time and more revisions. So here are my thoughts and suggestions for your considerations, of course it's all coming from my personal need and build but a few things I feel can be beneficial to many other people.Finally got time and got ALMOST everything needed to get my build into the N-ATX. Been a long time coming but it is worth it! Here's the semi-final build
To recap, this is a 14.5L build with mDTX motherboard, 360 radiator, SFX-L PSU and a thickboi D5 pump-res combo. Everything is super tight, and by tight I mean touching each other such that's there's no wiggle room at all. The water flow is as following:
So in total I have 3 sensors monitoring water temps coming out of CPU, GPU and radiator and as of writing with 30C ambient my water temp is stable at 36C, at full load it could get to 45C. When I say ALMOST, there are a few things I still need to sort out
- From pump outlet (left) into CPU inlet (bottom), then CPU outlet (top), passes through 1 in-line temp sensor and into GPU inlet (left)
- Then GPU outlet (right), passes through the Koolance water flow and temp sensor combo into the radiator inlet (top)
- Coming out of the radiator outlet (bottom), passes through another in-line temp sensor and into the pump inlet
And a few more pics to show the dry fitting and all the clearance, I meant lack of clearance to be exact LOL
- Cutting the stock GPU bracket in half to have a single slot bracket
- Getting cables made for the 3x 8pin GPU - the stock cable is too long and too stiff to make it work, thus I'm not closing the right panel at the moment and just let it hanging all out so I can use my build
I agree, already implemented that feature in P-ATX V3. Also I have enlarged that rail in second N-ATX batch, so whoever got it after the first batch wil have some more flexibility. But V2 will certainly have infinite adjustment
my loop is not 100% bled and ambient temp is 34C without AC. I ran CB R23 + Timespy extreme at the same time for 15 mins and got the following results:EDIT: And how are the temps BTW?
I've inquired Riba in his own build thread about ATX board, heck E-ATX even. The must there is that you'll need to mount the GPU in the upper position and then create your own radiator mount at the right of the case@thelaughingman thanks a lot for your feedback. Your build is really interesting. It is true that my “mediocre” experience on cl530 and node 202, this case type is still under performing to my taste…this N-ATX is representing one of the most design.
My potential need of hype with atx mb might revive my interest in it.
that's what I love to hear!But V2 will certainly have infinite adjustment
you can orientate the PSU in different direction and position - fan facing the back and closer to that side panel was the first one I tried but then I settled on the current position knowing I will put a 120x25mm fan there to feed air to the PSULast point regarding SFX PSU : is it possible to position is just below side panel please?
Ok thanks for your feedback!you can orientate the PSU in different direction and position - fan facing the back and closer to that side panel was the first one I tried but then I settled on the current position knowing I will put a 120x25mm fan there to feed air to the PSU
yes, and I haven't tried ATX PSU because I don't have one but I believe it is also the case - you can mount the PSU to get fresh intake from either side, the bracket mounting holes is flexible enough for it.Ok thanks for your feedback!
Basically SFX PSU can access fresh air from back of the case (not plain back panel on SFFTIME case)