Prototyping The world most flexible SFF case? LOUQE Ghost S1

Nivaku

What's an ITX?
Dec 10, 2019
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Hey guys,

I plan on using the ASRock Z390M-ITX/AC motherboard with the Alpenfohn Black Ridge
-I plan on using a bottom slim 92mm slim Noctua fan with a 120mm slim Noctua fan atop
-Apparently based on testing YouTube testing, having the air coming into the CPU is best for temperatures

In terms of RAM, I plan on using Corsair LPX for obvious reasons

Am I able to run this CPU cooler setup without an issue with clearance?
-Such as the RAM being able to clear the 92mm fan, it shouldn't even touch the fan from research on the pictures, based on the orientation
-Is there a special orientation that needs to be done to accomplish this?

I'd like to have the case in the default position with the power button on the bottom

In terms of being a frequent traveler, I also plan on protecting the Ghost S1 with Pelican Air 1485. I plan on carrying this as a carry-on.

Thanks for the help in advance guys
 

xthongyy

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Oct 29, 2019
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Hello. Just finished building in my Ghost S1 only to find out that my power button cables came off from the PCB. Currently using a screwdriver to jump the power pins but I'd rather not do that & have bought a 12mm anti vandal switch from Amazon. Only problem is you'd need a little brace for it to stay in place with a nut. I've seen @pslate has it as part of his switch for the Ghost, however it's out of stock so just want to ask if there's a 3D print out file of it somewhere?
 

gwertheim

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Nov 27, 2017
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Hello. Just finished building in my Ghost S1 only to find out that my power button cables came off from the PCB. Currently using a screwdriver to jump the power pins but I'd rather not do that & have bought a 12mm anti vandal switch from Amazon. Only problem is you'd need a little brace for it to stay in place with a nut. I've seen @pslate has it as part of his switch for the Ghost, however it's out of stock so just want to ask if there's a 3D print out file of it somewhere?
You can always solder the wires back on, it's very easy and will cost you alot less
 

xthongyy

Efficiency Noob
Oct 29, 2019
5
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You can always solder the wires back on, it's very easy and will cost you alot less
Gonna try that today but do you have any suggestion to prevent it from happening again? The cables look so flimsy so I was thinking I'd use some electrical tape to provide some security.
 

pslate

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May 17, 2018
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Hello. Just finished building in my Ghost S1 only to find out that my power button cables came off from the PCB. Currently using a screwdriver to jump the power pins but I'd rather not do that & have bought a 12mm anti vandal switch from Amazon. Only problem is you'd need a little brace for it to stay in place with a nut. I've seen @pslate has it as part of his switch for the Ghost, however it's out of stock so just want to ask if there's a 3D print out file of it somewhere?
Happy to send one of the 3D printed parts if you can throw a couple of bucks my way.. send me an email to [email protected] if you're interested!
 

youngdocument

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Nov 15, 2018
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Does anyone know what the prices will be for batch 4? Looking to pick up a Limestone + medium top hat and would like to budget accordingly.
 

guniens

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Nov 28, 2019
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Hi guys
Is there any news on when it will be again available?
is it possible to buy on amazon?
is it like dr zaber sentry? i mean, once you buy you have to wait lots of months?
thanks in advance
 

TristanDuboisOLG

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May 10, 2018
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Hi guys
Is there any news on when it will be again available?
is it possible to buy on amazon?
is it like dr zaber sentry? i mean, once you buy you have to wait lots of months?
thanks in advance
I was able to buy it from amazon without a wait. I believe the Zaber was crowd funded? That would explain the wait.
 
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flar

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Jan 19, 2020
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When I set out to consider replacing my current PC I had 2 ideas I wanted to explore: Custom water and dual ethernet for better throughput to my NAS which also has dual ethernet. After doing a Shuttle XPC build 15 or so years ago, I've also typically found a case with lots of room to work in. I was also going to just stick with Intel as I've done in the past. But...

Then I saw a build video with the Ghost S1 and all that went out the window (still half considering customer water, but backing off on that as I'll have enough challenge building in such a small case as it is, and if I did a custom loop, I'd want to do CPU+GPU which gets a bit tricky in the Ghost).

And I had already decided to make the switch to Ryzen before I even considered going SFF.

Thus after careful consideration (and a little bit of SFF case envy), I'm planning to go with this setup:

(Note, I'm more interested in keeping things cool and quiet with no plans to overclock.)

Case: Ghost S1
MB: Asus ROG Strix 570-i
CPU: Ryzen 3900x
GPU: 2080Ti FE
PSU: Corsair SF750
RAM: Vengeance 3600c18
M2_1: Firecuda 520 1TB (system)
M2_2: 970 Evo Plus 1TB (data)
AIO: Fractal Celsius S24
Fan: possibly Noctua 120mm under PSU
Cables: Corsair includes nice sleeved cables, but would prefer custom lengths

All of that is in hand except for the case (checking Amazon stock daily) and the extra fan if I want to go there and figuring out what my options are for cables.

TBD/TBC:

(Yes, I am aware of the dual ethernet board just announced, but it looks like a server board and I don't want to go there. The ASUS board has pretty much all that I think I need except dual ethernet.)

Has anyone used the S24 on that MB in this case and what was the best routing for the tubes and orientation of the pump on the socket?

I've typically used an AIO in push configuration exhausting out the top of the case. This case looks like it does better with negative pressure so an exhaust setup is probably best, but some builds put the cooler on the bottom. I still like the up-top exhaust in theory, but would appreciate insight on that configuration.

I was hoping to get custom cables sized to match. It looks like pslatecustoms.com has some really nice cables cut to the exact length to reach from a SF PSU to the motherboard in this specific case, but they aren't even taking orders until mid to late February, so I suppose I could use the Corsair cables until then. Are there any other suppliers that have cables sized to fit in this case?

Other thoughts and suggestions?
 

loader963

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@flar You also could look into jhack's m2427 for the 24 pin cable. Using it with a 9900k, asrock z390, and 32gb of ram and i love it.

Link-
 

flar

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Jan 19, 2020
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The J-Hack does look like it would make the cable routing much easier, but it's a bit beyond my comfort level of customization just to avoid having to find a space to stuff unnecessary wire length.
 

flar

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Jan 19, 2020
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One more question - how long are the motherboard standoffs? I ordered an M.2 for the back of my 570-i and am now wondering if it will fit back there. I can't find an actual measurement and the pictures make it look like it sits rather low against the backplane...?
 

Damascus

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One more question - how long are the motherboard standoffs? I ordered an M.2 for the back of my 570-i and am now wondering if it will fit back there. I can't find an actual measurement and the pictures make it look like it sits rather low against the backplane...?
M.2 sticks sit lower than the port itself, so as long as you don't have a huge heatsink it's going to fit
 

Qrash

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M.2 sticks sit lower than the port itself, so as long as you don't have a huge heatsink it's going to fit
Be careful if you want to use a heatsink on an M.2 drive. M.2 connectors come in several sizes and some are too low to accommodate a heatsink without it making contact with the motherboard or components under the drive.

For example, EKWB has an alert on their M.2 heatsink product page that lists compatibility requirements. This includes M.2 (NGFF) connectors that are 4.2 mm in height. EKWB provides a link to a Quick Reference Guide for M.2 technology that has photos of M.2 connectors of 3 different heights, 2.25 mm, 3.2 mm, and 4.2 mm (page 5).
 
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flar

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Jan 19, 2020
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Thanks, the lower slot will be my Evo Plus which only has the copper sticker heat spreader on it and I chose it because I didn't think it would need a heatsink. The Firecuda is PCIe4 so that will go in the top slot which is ventilated by the chipset fan. Or, at least, that's my plan.
 
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