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NCASE M1 Liquid cooled Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Live OR Die, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    Hey Guys so after having problems with my M1 build i redid my plans for my build, Specs are below ill keep this updated every time i make a step at the moment I'm waiting on parts.

    Build List

    Intel Core i7 4770K
    EK Coolstream PE 240mm Radiator
    Swiftech Apogee Drive II CPU Waterblock/Pump
    M1 NCase Reservoir

    ASUS Maximus VI Impact

    Kingston HyperX Beast 2400mhz 16gb

    EVGA GeForce GTX 780 TI SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler
    EK Full Cover VGA Block EK-FC780 GTX Ti Acetal Nickel

    2x Samsung 840 pro 256 SSD in RAID 0 (Windows)
    Western Digital WD Black 1TB (Storage/Games)
    MyDigitalSSD 128GB M.2 NGFF (Games BF4)

    Ncase M1
    Silverstone SFX 450W mATX 80PLUS Gold Power Supply
    Silverstone SST-PP05-E Flat Flexible Short Cable Set


    Plans are to cut and redo the end of the Cable Set to the lengths i need once very think is installed.
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  2. Live OR Die

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    All parts have been ordered just playing the waiting game now.

    2x Silverstone FF121B 120MM Fan Filter with Grill
    1x Noiseblocker NB-BlackSilentPRO PC-P 80mm
    1x PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8"ID x 1/2" OD - Clear 1.5m
    2x Alphacool 13/10 Compression Fitting 90 Degree Black
    1x EK Full Cover VGA EK-FC GTX 780 Ti Backplate Black
    6x Barrow G1/4", 3/8" ID 1/2" OD Thin Tube Compression Fitting
    1x EK Ekoolant Clear Premix 1000mL Coolant

    Also waiting for

    1x MDPC Crimping-Tool - 6th Anniversary
    2x 50 Crimp contacts FEMALE for ATX, PCIE, EPS
    1x Pin-Remover by MOLEX - The Original


    I think ill be keeping my cooler master excalibur fans or use the H100i fan i have to see what works the best.


    Photos soon once I've got it all in front of me.
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    wow, looks pretty interesting
    high power in small enclosure
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    Have you received your Ncase M1 yet?
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  5. Live OR Die

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    Yep I've had it for a few weeks i did a build with a H60 to start with but my GPU has dual fans the case built up to much heat, So i went back to my old case for now till i get all the parts i need.

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    as usual, small enclosure easy to turn your case into oven so it needs better cooling solution
  7. Live OR Die

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    Your not wrong there :), it probably would of been fine if i had the reference style cooler but water cooling is more fun.
  8. Live OR Die

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    Finally finished my build it had its ups and down but in the end i finally found some think that worked.


    System Specs updated.

    I redid all the PSU cables also shortened the pumps cables to .


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    Hi

    That's Nice:toast:

    atb

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  10. Live OR Die

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    Still can't seem to change the pumps RPM its is a PWM pump but in asus ai suite it tested it and it only seem to run at the one speed so its disabled?
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    Hi

    Dose Asus AI take the reading from CPU_FAN PWM pin?
    Is it set manually in system bios for CPU fan settings PWM
    Pump RPM lead is split from pump power lead and attached separately to the CPU_FAN header on mainboard & Pump power is run from 4 pin molex!?
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    What kind of temperatures are you getting?
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  13. Live OR Die

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    The pump gets it power from a Molex but also has two other wires that goto a fan header i have it plugged into the CHA_FAN1, asus ai suite has control over all fans.


    Temps are good GPU never goes over 60c on load the CPU can get upto high 70s depending on room temp, It was 31c in my room the other day so it was just sucking in hot air, But for the size of the case and the air flow its really good you have to remember as well the CPU block also has the chipset and power PCB to cool.

    This is also a 4.4ghz OC on the CPU.
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    Still cant change the pump speed owell full speed it is then.
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    I change my tubing to red as some mite know the clear sh#t went yellow lol, also had to remove the block to undo the screws a bit as i over tightened the socket.

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    This is such a sweat build, it gets better; nice pics :toast:

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    temperature is the key to get the hold on ..
  18. Live OR Die

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    i have no problem with temps my whole system is under water apart from the PSU.
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    Like Law mentioned, you have to have the pwm connected to the CPU fan header, not the chassis header. I have the same pump, albeit with a better top. The green wire is your pwm and the blue wire is rpm.
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    Arr ok do you use the PWM or just leave it on full speed?
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    I always use the pwm, without it a fella might as well have saved some money and just bought a standard 355. Besides that, they are too noisy running balls out all the time.
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    I may change it soon then but my pump isnt loud i can hear small bubbles passing though it apart from that its quiet : ) , My temps are a lot better now after resetting my waterblock i can now stress my CPU without temps going over 85c they now stay around 72c on load.
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    Really nice build here. Just wondering on airflow. Have you test with your fans flipped, so they exhaust out the side vs pushing through the case? I am not sure if those corsair fans have good static pressure flipped, but it might be worth testing.
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    No i haven't i didn't set it up that way mainly because this way stops dust getting into my system there no dust filler on the top of the case, After a few hours of gaming i can feel the heat coming out the top like a toaster :D .
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    I guess that was my point. All that heat in the case is gong to cause everything else in there to rise in temps. You spent a good chunk of change on this, and it is a nice compact build, why not spend $5 more and get a top dust screen and push all that hot badness out the side?

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