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edmund_yung
post Aug 10 2015, 05:01 PM

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I got the case recently and haven't got the time to move my stuff over from Elite130.

Just wondering which CPU cooler will be the best for the case?

So far I've only found the Noctua LH-C14. Replace the 140mm with 120mm so can use 2 fans on side panel. Anyone had experience with it?

I have:
i5 3570K
Asus Z77-I
980Ti Ref.
CM Seidon 120V (Plan to ditch water so I can bring the rig onto aircraft cabin)
edmund_yung
post Aug 11 2015, 08:07 AM

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QUOTE(yimingwuzere @ Aug 10 2015, 05:52 PM)
Yea, something like that. What do you concur? Anything better? Looking to OC 3570k up to 4.2GHz...
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post Aug 12 2015, 12:20 AM

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QUOTE(eatsleepnDIE @ Aug 11 2015, 10:07 AM)
you want to oc with air cooler? it will be loud i bet
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I OCed on a CM GeminII, but only managed 4.0Ghz comfortably, I'm guessing the C14 will do much better that that. Currently my Seidon give me 4.4Ghz.

QUOTE(yimingwuzere @ Aug 11 2015, 04:16 PM)
The C14 is your best bet with air cooling in this case. Even then, it's not ideal due to not being able to use the 140mm fan.

If you want better results, you're gonna have to use a 240mm radiator. The Swiftech H220 will fit easily, XSPC EX240 should be okay as well, but the EK Coolstream PE240 needs a lot of work (and preferably 1/2" OD tubing) to fit in. If you can manage the PE though, it's going to be the best radiator you can stuff in IMHO.
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I don't know what's OD tubing or PE... haha! I've looked at the H220, and things like bracket for the GPU, but I think I'm going to want to bring my rig into a plane, and I don't want any problem with airport security deny me from bringing in anything liquid.
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post Sep 3 2015, 01:17 PM

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QUOTE(eatsleepnDIE @ Sep 1 2015, 11:26 PM)
- i7 4770k with cooler master Nepton 120XL (super tight fit,will replace with other aio)
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I got a cheapish Seidon 120V with only a fan pulling, satisfied with it and thinking of going full air with NH-C14. You didn't use both fan on the Nepton did you? just wondering 2 fans can fit...
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post Sep 4 2015, 07:23 PM

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I see, I suppose your setup will be quieter compared to fully air? My NV reference cooler is really loud lol.
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post Sep 5 2015, 10:01 PM

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Nice temps! My CPU around 65c and GPU at... ref cooler temp LOL. Can you put another 3.5" HDD below that GPU?

What did you get from Lazada?? I thought the site jack up the price and bring it down looking like discount.

Skylake! worth the wait I guess...
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post Sep 6 2015, 02:14 PM

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Yeah, before I move my 3.5" to the side panel, it was like 60C while on gaming! I guess I'll get a 2.5" too once I get my hands on the NH-C14.

I'm using Seidon 120V for my CPU, 65C @ 4.2GHz while gaming. I'm pretty sure NH-C14 cannot match that.

Those are pretty good price you get from Lazada, guess I need to keep an eye on them more often now. Thanks for the tips. Any idea what's the RMA policy?
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post Sep 6 2015, 03:33 PM

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Sorry, wrong info. That is if fan on full speed. Usually doing 72C at comfortable speed lol. Playing BF4.

I already got 2x 120mm intake below my case. Thinking of just the 2x 120mm at the side panel for intake after getting the NHC14.

Which HDD did you pick up? I'm thinking of a 1TB Hitachi 7200rpm to supplement my current 0.5GB SSD, but I don't know how reliable are they, or Seagate/WD/Samsung.
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post Sep 7 2015, 10:02 AM

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I've seen pic of people puting 240 radiator and fan below the GPU!
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post Sep 14 2015, 10:35 PM

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I've changed my CPU cooling, surprisingly the NH-C14 is as cool as the Seidon 120V, considering I'm only using a 120 fan pushing air in.
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post Oct 24 2015, 09:55 AM

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M5 pre order is on.
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post Apr 1 2016, 11:52 AM

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You can't unless someone selling it second-hand. You have to order it online through the official website, the case will ship (sea or air) out from Taiwan.
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post Jan 2 2018, 08:17 PM

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QUOTE(yushin @ Jan 2 2018, 04:09 PM)
My Ncase after 4 years still going strong.
Change to 600W SFX PSU and it still can fit a very long 3 Fan 1080Ti.
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May I know what brand and model is that 1080ti? just in case I wanted to upgrade.
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post Jan 3 2018, 10:48 AM

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I'm currently using Accelero Arctic aftermarket DIY cooler, can totally understand how long it is, lol!
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post May 15 2018, 12:00 PM

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QUOTE(mshjohorean @ May 15 2018, 10:48 AM)
where to buy?
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Buy online, wait for it to ship to you.
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post Feb 1 2020, 09:12 AM

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QUOTE(kkl888 @ Jan 15 2020, 10:04 PM)
Just got the latest ncase m1 v6.1  biggrin.gif

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wow! Trust me you'll love it! I like that new side panel design, better for open air GPU.
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post Jan 11 2022, 10:17 AM

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QUOTE(rsdcr1 @ Jan 10 2022, 01:18 PM)
Anyone fitted more than 1hdd inside this case? I manage to get only 1 ssd and 1 hdd
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Yeah I fitted 3x 2.5" drives.
Two drive inside-front of chasis, stacked using the included mounting. Can add one more if I need.
One thick drive at the ODD bracket.
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post Jan 17 2022, 10:58 AM

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QUOTE(rsdcr1 @ Jan 13 2022, 12:53 AM)
Ah unfortunately 2.5" HDD is pricey or slow in performance.
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That's true.
I don't need the speed for the stuff I'm putting in the HDD.
You can try shucking external HDD if you want cheaper 2.5" drives.
Ncase also got this HDD cage that can fit 2x 3.5" but use up the one of the space for side intake fan.
Can also fit 3.5" below the GPU but block GPU air flow.

 

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