Originally Posted by Martynas
I still dont see how a dual 120mm slim radiator can cool a high end gpu and a i5 or i7 cpu all under high load unless you want to run it under very high temperatures 85C~ without overclocking.
Well, it can and can't. The guys who designed this thing aren't idiots and are themselves hardcore overclockers, so you can bet they did testing. In fact, they posted the thermal and noise testing results for their prototype unit on [H]ardForum.
That being said, a slim 240 CAN handle a high-end processor and CPU, but without an overclock. The issue being that the temps may not be great. I know a lot of WCs are used to seeing 60c or less under load for an OC'd CPU on water, but you'd have to stick to stock clocks and you'd still probably come close to hitting 70C or 80C. Some of us here wouldn't find that acceptable. I'd read the [H]ardForum post for more details. Generally, a computer at this size is going to have heat issues, just by virtue of the low airflow, but we do know that the NCase M1 can put a high-end k processor and a hot graphics card (stock 6970 is REALLY hot compared to the 7XX GTX or HD7970) and perform underload without throttling. To me, that is still pretty impressive! If you are going to WC the NCase M1, it would most likely not be for temps but for noise levels. The prototype exhibited lower noise levels using the H220 Switech kit with Alphacool block than a Noctua CPU cooler and the blowerfan for the GPU.
Regardless, because of the size and the "cramped ness" of the case, it'll still get warm regardless.
Originally Posted by Quadricwan
A single 240 is more than enough for a moderate overclock on an i7, and I'll likely be putting a blower style gpu inside.
Thats another solution. Just WC the CPU and overclock that. It wasn't a test scenario during the prototype stages but it would certainly make some temps a bit better.