Ncase M1: Full Hardline Water Loop

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Ncase M1: Full Hardline Water Loop

This build is the result of adding a PETG waterloop to an air cooled Ncase M1 build I did in 2016, as well as upgrading from a 1080 to a 2080. The purpose of this was mostly for the aesthetics, since an optimal air cooling setup in the M1 would likely match or beat my results. Still, my temps are significantly better than they were previously:

-CPU Idle: 30C
-GPU Idle: 30C
-CPU Load: 70C
-GPU Load: 66C

These results are based on running 1 hour of OCCT and 1-2 hours of continuous gaming, with a 21C ish ambient temperature. I've also removed the glass from the windowed side panel since the GPU block sticks out a little too far, which should be helping with airflow.

Something people might question is my decision to water cool an i7-6700 paired with a pretty cheap motherboard (Gigabyte H170N). My hope was that this would allow for more effective cooling of the GPU. I also saw no reason to spend the money upgrading my cpu/mobo, since the 6700 still seems decent enough for gaming.
Color(s): Black Blue Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 419.00
Intel - Core i7-6700
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 289.00
Gigabyte - GA-H170N-WIFI
Chipset: H170
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ATX
Memory
$ 238.99
Kingston - HyperX Fury (2666MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 1,371.00
NVIDIA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
Storage
$ 182.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 85.00
Toshiba OCZ - Trion 150
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
PSU
$ 119.26
Corsair - SF600
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Ncases - NCase M1
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fan
$ 15.53
Case Fan
$ 25.82
Cooling
Barrow - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Cooling
$ 230.10
Cooling
$ 152.63
EKWB - EK-Velocity RGB Intel Nickel/Plexi
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 149.99
EKWB - EK-XTOP DDC 3.2 PWM Elite
Type: Water Cooling
Cooling
EKWB - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Radiators
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 102.95
XSPC - TX Crossflow Ultrathin
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
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