Monday, August 19th 2013

Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case From NCASE Successfully Funded

NCASE Design today announced the complete success of its crowdfunding campaign to mass produce the innovative all-aluminum "M1" mini-ITX PC enclosure.
The campaign was created on IndieGoGo and launched on August 10th. The original goal of $67,500 was reached within 24 hours. Six hundred units of the case were made available for purchase. Within seven days all enclosures were claimed and over $135,000 was raised.

Due to high demand and accidental duplicate orders, a limited amount of additional M1 cases are immediately available for preorder via NCASE's website. Preorders will be accepted until midnight September 1st, 2013. The NCASE team is a two-man, grassroots effort born out of a shared appreciation for quality design and a desire to push the envelope for small form-factor enthusiast PCs.
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9 Comments on Enthusiast Mini-ITX Case From NCASE Successfully Funded

#1
Animalpak
Everything is pretty tight in there...

But i love the design.
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#2
Diverge
I have a black and silver on order :D
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#3
forgetted
it seems be for water cooled high-end pc.
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#4
Guns-Ablazin
Misleading Pictures

The pictures on ncases.com with hardware installed don't show any wires form the power supply to any of the components - making it look neater than with everything plugged in. You can't call this an enthusiast's case if a standard ATX power supply can't fit, or one with more than 400W, which is needed for a high end GPU. They should have made it a little wider.
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#5
james888
by: forgetted
it seems be for water cooled high-end pc.
It would still be easier to do air cooling than watercooling. Watercooling is tough in this case although it supports it.

Water:




Furmark, 1 hour
22C ambient
2x120 side fans in @1800RPM, 1x92mm bottom fan in @1500RPM, pump @1975RPM
7970@stock: ~77C GPU, ~103C VRMs
CPU: ~51C

As with the Accelero, I used Heaven to get overclocked temp readings:

Heaven, 30 minutues
22C ambient
2x120 side fans in @1800RPM, 1x92mm bottom fan in @1500RPM, pump @1975RPM
7970@1125/1575: ~67C GPU, ~80C VRMs
CPU: ~49C

Heaven + Prime95, 30 minutues
22C ambient
2x120 side fans in @1800RPM, 1x92mm bottom fan in @1500RPM, pump @1975RPM
7970@1125/1575: ~71C GPU, ~79C VRMs
CPU: ~74C

Under gaming loads I was able to turn down the fans and pump while maintaining reasonable temperatures:

Gaming
22.5C ambient
2x120 side fans in @1550RPM, 1x92mm bottom fan in @1500RPM, pump @1475RPM
7970@1125/1575: ~64-68C GPU, ~72-77C VRMs
CPU: ~56-59C

AIO Water:



Furmark
7970@1100/1500
21C ambient
88C GPU after 20min, 55% fan

Furmark + Prime95
7970@1125/1575
21C ambient
88-90C GPU after 40min, 57% fan
CPU max 67/71/63/67C

Air:



Furmark
7970@1100/1500
21C ambient
88C GPU after 20min, 55% fan

Furmark + Prime95
7970@1125/1575
21C ambient
88-90C GPU after 40min, 57% fan
CPU max 67/71/63/67C

by: Guns-Ablazin
The pictures on ncases.com with hardware installed don't show any wires form the power supply to any of the components - making it look neater than with everything plugged in. You can't call this an enthusiast's case if a standard ATX power supply can't fit, or one with more than 400W, which is needed for a high end GPU. They should have made it a little wider.
Um most case manufactures I believe do not show cables either. In the pics I show above they have cables. You just have to look for them.
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#6
Live OR Die
Got mine on preorder ETA next year LMAO.



by: Guns-Ablazin
The pictures on ncases.com with hardware installed don't show any wires form the power supply to any of the components - making it look neater than with everything plugged in. You can't call this an enthusiast's case if a standard ATX power supply can't fit, or one with more than 400W, which is needed for a high end GPU. They should have made it a little wider.
It can fit ATX PSU's just not modular.
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Diverge
by: Guns-Ablazin
The pictures on ncases.com with hardware installed don't show any wires form the power supply to any of the components - making it look neater than with everything plugged in. You can't call this an enthusiast's case if a standard ATX power supply can't fit, or one with more than 400W, which is needed for a high end GPU. They should have made it a little wider.
As said, it can fit 140mm non-modular ATX supplies. There are also 450W SFX supplies, which I currently use w/ a 2500K @4GHz+, along with a GTX Titan.
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#8
DanishDevil
Just put in for a black one. I've been following this case mildly over on [H] but completely missed out on the campaign. Big thanks for the news post so I could get in on it!
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