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So I have looked at all the builds on this case since I ordered. But they all seem to have the same things in common.... Either 240 on side or 240 on bottom. I would love to see what is possible with a pair of 120mm radiators on 2 loops (not aio systems) maybe with 2 pumps, 2 res, 2 colors of coolant smile.gif
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So I have looked at all the builds on this case since I ordered. But they all seem to have the same things in common.... Either 240 on side or 240 on bottom. I would love to see what is possible with a pair of 120mm radiators on 2 loops (not aio systems) maybe with 2 pumps, 2 res, 2 colors of coolant smile.gif

Interesting idea, not sure exactly where you would put 2 pumps and 2 res. Installing 1 of each can be a challenge in this case.
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Interesting idea, not sure exactly where you would put 2 pumps and 2 res. Installing 1 of each can be a challenge in this case.

I was thinking custom res in the back of the case that is split into 2 chambers. But with space being limited, the res could be used with a t fitting like a simple fill port.

As for pumps, with a short pcb gpu I imagine a pair of pumps could be stacked and fit near the psu.

idk though what will what wont fit though since I dont have my case yet.

Soon I will find out though smile.gif
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My original build which I built in late July was in an EVGA Hadron which I liked very much. Couple weeks ago I finally upgraded my 970 to a hybrid 1070 and after modding the case by removing the HDD bracket in order to fit the radiator and fan I was ultimately not pleased with the overall aesthetic anymore.

In comes the amazing M1, which I had my eye on for a while. Got shipped Sep. 21st according to the ncase site and arrived yesterday afternoon. So I got to work all day yesterday. New hardware that is being added for the change is Lian Li's newest 750w SFX-L power supply. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to keep the brand cohesion.

Hardware:
EVGA Z170 Stinger
Intel i5 6600k
HyperX Savage 2666MHz 16gb
Nvidia GTX 1070 FE w/ EVGA Hybird kit
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb
WD Black 2TB
Noctua NH-L12 (I have a NH-U9s arriving tomorrow so may be switching if performance is better.)
Lian Li PE-750

Wiring:
This time I did not sleeve the PSU cables like I did before because I wanted to keep unnecessary bulkiness to a minimum. But I did create a short cable kit for the build using 16awg wire from Mainframe customs. I also purchased Akasa PROSLIM SATA cables in 15cm and 30cm sizes. The perfect lengths for this case.

Photos:
(Sorry for the poor quality and non leveled pictures.)







All in all extremely happy with the case.
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My original build which I built in late July was in an EVGA Hadron which I liked very much. Couple weeks ago I finally upgraded my 970 to a hybrid 1070 and after modding the case by removing the HDD bracket in order to fit the radiator and fan I was ultimately not pleased with the overall aesthetic anymore.

In comes the amazing M1, which I had my eye on for a while. Got shipped Sep. 21st according to the ncase site and arrived yesterday afternoon. So I got to work all day yesterday. New hardware that is being added for the change is Lian Li's newest 750w SFX-L power supply. Couldn't pass up the opportunity to keep the brand cohesion.

Hardware:
EVGA Z170 Stinger
Intel i5 6600k
HyperX Savage 2666MHz 16gb
Nvidia GTX 1070 FE w/ EVGA Hybird kit
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb
WD Black 2TB
Noctua NH-L12 (I have a NH-U9s arriving tomorrow so may be switching if performance is better.)
Lian Li PE-750

Wiring:
This time I did not sleeve the PSU cables like I did before because I wanted to keep unnecessary bulkiness to a minimum. But I did create a short cable kit for the build using 16awg wire from Mainframe customs. I also purchased Akasa PROSLIM SATA cables in 15cm and 30cm sizes. The perfect lengths for this case.

Photos:
(Sorry for the poor quality and non leveled pictures.) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






All in all extremely happy with the case.

Looks good, nice job on the build. thumb.gif

You don't seem to have had a clearance issue with the SFX-L PSU and the GPU, did you plug in the stock cables at all? I am wondering about clearance with the stock cables.
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I did not try stock cables at all, while they are "slim" type there's just no way I see them being practical because of the extreme lengths. I think the reason there is no clearance issues is because technically the PSU is facing the wrong direction. I think its supposed to face the outside so it is intaking from outside the case. Which could have worked if I had purchased the PE-550 since the connecters sit flush with the case housing.
Edited by azagar - 9/27/16 at 5:10pm
post #1167 of 1648
Attempting to Hardline my m1. Probably not the best idea, but it should look ok when done.

Eventually the GPU will be included. The only softline is going to be from the pump the GPU. The rest will be hard lines.

For now it's just a CPU loop with a single softline from the res to the pump.




post #1168 of 1648
So the bottom Hardline looks like garbage, but you can't see it. The top one came out real nice though.

Right now I have 970 hybrid, and they don't make a water block for it, so I'm going to swap that card into my other system and get a new 1070 next month.

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So the bottom Hardline looks like garbage, but you can't see it. The top one came out real nice though.

Right now I have 970 hybrid, and they don't make a water block for it, so I'm going to swap that card into my other system and get a new 1070 next month.


Looks really good, my only problem with hardline in a ncase is now if you remove the radiator you have to disconnect the tubing.
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post #1170 of 1648
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Looks really good, my only problem with hardline in a ncase is now if you remove the radiator you have to disconnect the tubing.

Yeah, that was a problem when I installed it all only to realize I didn't plug in the 24pin cable... Or any other cable for that matter.

I need to get a new res, and sleeve my cables still. So this was all pretty much testing.

I will drain it when I get the new parts in and do some better lines in the bottom.

I will say it took me like a hour to bleed the system since the inlet for the pump (apogee drive) is on the top.

The motherboards sound card blocks the pump from mounting any other way though.
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