Waiting for restock to buy the components, please check on my Ncase M1 build.


Trash Compacter
Original poster
May 26, 2020
Hi all. Long time lurker, first time posting. I appreciate this community very much.

This is going to be my build as soon as the components are restocked.
The purpose of this build is all around daily driver, light gaming, light usage of DaVinci Resolve, and several multi-core apps for work.
Ideally would like this PC to last me 6+ years - as my previous build did. Previous build was overclocked 4770K, 16 gigs ram, GTX 760. It is showing its age these days.

I've already purchased the Ncase M1, waiting on the international delivery.

I will do some overclocking if temps permit. I chose air cooling because I travel a bit and I believe it will be safer and easier to travel without liquid in the case.
I chose the ASRock motherboard because of the 3.2 Gen 1 header for the Ncase front I/O.

I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and the tons of research and brainstorming has me on information overload. Please take a look at my build and let me know what you think. All input welcome. Thanks in advance.

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2JWZ3t

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z490M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($161.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply ($184.99 @ Best Buy)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A9 PWM 46.44 CFM 92 mm Fan ($16.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($19.95)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan ($30.00)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan ($30.00)
Custom: Noctua NA-SYC1 Accessory 4-pin Y-Cables for PWM Fans ($7.95 @ Amazon)
Custom: Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Paste - 1g ($14.73 @ Amazon)
Custom: Ncase M1 V6.1 (Purchased For $240.00)
Total: $2141.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-26 23:39 EDT-0400


Trash Compacter
Jul 15, 2019
Y-Cables were in the box from almost every noctuafan? U have to check that.

4770K, 16 gigs ram, GTX 760
doesnt get hot or take a lot of power.

CPU: best
MB: 2nd best from asrock. Worst board on the market? Phantom gaming z390 was the best, z490 might be better.
Memory: casual kit. I went for 3200 CL14-14-14, 3600 CL15-15-15 or 4000 CL17-17-17
SSD: I dont like sabrent. Western Digtal Black series or samsung 970 series is the way to go.
Video: 2070 Super? Which model? Referenz Edition is not the best buy. Best one is MSI gaming x or gaming z.
PSU: best
Fans: best
Thermal Grease: best

Problem is the heat of the CPU. Underclocking might be necessary. My 9900k is fully custom cooled to prevent throttling on allcore heavy load.
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Trash Compacter
Original poster
May 26, 2020
Thanks for your reply.
Ok, some of your suggestions are already things I was considering, so you pushed me to make those changes.

MB: There are very few choices right now. I hope more becomes available soon. I'll keep checking on this.
Memory: I can't find ram that matches both your speed and timing suggestions on PC part picker.
SSD: Changed NVME to Samsung Evo 970.
Video: Yes on my list is reference edition. The MSI Gaming X dimensions don't meet the case requirements. Too big.
I'll skip on the fan Y cables for now. I'll buy them later if I need.