- Jun 21, 2018
I moved from an Ncase M1 v5 into my Ghost S1, and both cases have their benefits. I had a dual 120mm AIO setup in my M1, and loved it except for the pump noise at idle. It performed really well, and looked great while doing it.Is there any Ghost owners here who previously owned a Ncase M1 and regret downsizing to the Ghost? I want to be sure the Ghost is the right case for me before I spend a lot of money on one. I don't intend to custom water cool and if the Ghost is a more preferable size. Basically I'm torn between the two lol.
That said, it was my first time using AIOs, and I found that I much prefer air cooling due to the constant pump noise (I couldn’t adjust the RPMs with my H60, so it could be different using a better AIO).
I also wanted to go a little bit smaller than the M1... hence the move to the Ghost S1. I don’t like the way top hats look, as the base Ghost is truly a work of art, so it runs louder at load than the M1 did since I keep it top hat-less. I always wear headphones while gaming, so I don’t notice the extra noise at load. The benefit is a dead silent system while just browsing the internet, and not feeling the need to wear headphones while doing so like I had to while using the AIOs.
I think both cases look great, and feel like working in both cases is equally enjoyable, as both are incredibly well optimized, and very well engineered. I think the Ghost feels more premium due to thicker metals, but the Ncase still feels premium, and I actually prefer the finish on the M1 better than Louqe’s cheaper anodization. Basically, you can’t really go wrong with either, and need to base your choice off of what kind of system you want to build.