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NCase M1 watercooling ideas?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Live OR Die, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Live OR Die

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    Hey guys looks like a custom loop is a must for me in my M1 my dual fan 780 TI just gets to hot and ill lose money changing cards now so i mite as well just get a custom loop to save me wasting more money.

    I'm looking at these follow parts.

    M1 NCase Reservoir ( FIXED PART)

    Swiftech Apogee Drive II CPU Waterblock Pump

    Swiftech MCR220-XP eXtreme Performance Dual 120mm Radiator

    EK GeForce 780 GTX Ti VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal (EK-FC780 GTX Ti


    Any ideas are welcome i haven't made a custom loop before so any feed back is welcome.
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    That is one tough case to watercool in. I know ncase tested the swiftech 220 in the case but just for the cpu. Getting the gpu into the loop will be a little difficult but not impossible.

    It kind of defeats the purpose of a small case but have you considered an external radiator?
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    I've seen photos of it done will a slim rad affect it to much if I run my gpu as well off it?
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    it would work. It is just not ideal. I can't say with certainty if it will perform any better than it does now on air.
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    I can fit a biger one in there but its really pushing it and how would you install it with out having long hoses.
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    You are going to have to be creative. One thing that might help would be angled barbs/compression fittings. There will be a lot of trial and error. Be prepared for that.

    Have you considered bigger better aircooling. Maybe a bigger artic xcellero heatsink or something. I know the m1 has space for a triple slot cooler. That will only help so much. What I think you really need is better airflow, specifically exaust.

    I am surprised I am the only one to comment here. There are more knowledgeable people here than I. I knew the general attitude to watercooling here is go big or go home but this really seems to proves it too me.
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    Well thanks any way man but looks like ill be ether using the M1 for a media build or selling the thing just cant do that to my hardware it was like trying to put a cat in a shoe box.
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    hm
    what is airflow direction of your h100i
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    Hey guys what type of fittings do i need and hose does this seem right ? The 90 Degree fittings are for the GPU?

    2 for waterblock
    2 for rad
    2 for res
    2 90 degree GPU

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    ive seen loads of pics of this case either modded or watercooled with a very short simple loop.

    you have the right idea about the swiftech waterblock/pump, my only concern is that there will be very little water volume and not much heat dissipation.

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    is there an exhaust, or is it a toaster?
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    Arr thanks i remember seeing these before just couldn't find where, So ill need 4 90 degree fittings.

    And for the water volume you can see the M1 Res is a lot bigger it actually goes over the grommets.

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    Because the case is so small you have the rad fans pushing air out the side, While air is getting sucked in from the top.
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    In their testing they used a 3770k and a 7970 and had better than stock temps for quieter.

    @d1nky, I don't get why water volume would be a concern. My loop uses very little water, 1/4 a gallon roughly, and I get excellent temps on a 240mm radiator. Although it is the 80mm thick monsta radiator with push pull fans. Less waters means you will just hit max temps sooner.
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    this is my point, with less dissipation (thin rad) temps will get to max quickly and not be cooled enough. especially with a cpu/gpu at max etc.

    this is my only concern
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    Small case means no space for bigger rad or more water unless he uses an external anything, defeating the purpose. I am mostly worried he wont be able to supply the fans with enough air.
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    The H00i did fine in there it just the hoses where to bent up, I think it will be fine a lot of people are doing the same set up as me.
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    Hey guys im no longer going to use the Swiftech Apogee Drive II CPU Waterblock Pump now im looking a good small pump any ideas?

    was looking at the

    EK-DDC 3.2 PWM (12V PWM pump) or
    EK-DDC 3.25 (12V DC pump)

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