I chose to go intake on the fans based on OptimumTech's Ncase M1 Airflow build.
Testing the parts before building inside the case. Everything works!
The cooler shroud is pushing the ram. Decided to remove it.
Built inside the case. Had to cut a slot on the case to fit the gpu.
Here's something i bet you don't see everyday.... A keycap as a gpu holder! haha
The QBX case feet chokes the gpu. Replacing it with some hi-fi speaker feet.
Nothing fancy but gets the job done.
After more than 7 years with a 3570k, i thought it was time to upgrade. First time I saw an NCase M1, I wanted my next build to be an ITX. Was hesitant at first because it seems sff parts are more expensive than their regular counterparts. Then I stumbled upon a discounted Cougar QBX case on a local shop. Started collecting the other parts but kept my gtx 1070 from the previous build. Was able to build by October 2019. Replaced the cpu cooler and added an m.2 by December.
Next on my list of upgrades is definitely the monitor. Then replace my pcie cable because the one included on the psu is quite long. Looking to replace some peripherals too but they're not a priority right now.