The Silver Surfer (SFF Custom Loop)

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The Silver Surfer (SFF Custom Loop)

Building in a 12.6L case was definitely a challenge, but I'm glad I took it on. Biggest obstacles were having to saw and file brackets and screws to mount the reservoir onto the side of the case as well as finding a cpu block that wasn't obstructed by the capacitors on this motherboard. I also had to remove the front IO ports to make room for the rad which isn't ideal, but it's necessary if you want to use the Ncase with a window.

For anyone planning on using the z390-i, make sure you choose a "smaller" cpu block because those capacitors (left side) are taller than the cpu socket; I had to replace my motherboard after screwing down the cpu block and damaging those parts.

The Ncase is really versatile, it was a tight squeeze as was expected, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I could fit in there. The case's air flow is impressive too, many people told me a single slim 240mm rad wouldn't be enough for a full loop but it definitely is; the cooling is probably also a testament to just how good those Noctua fans are (definitely worth the brown colours!). I definitely need some custom cables because the back right is a mess, i'm also waiting for two low profile 8 pin gpu connectors to clean up the front of the gpu.

If anyone has any questions or is planning a similar build, please don't hesitate to ask.
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 264.00
Intel - Core i7 9700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 295.00
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (Z390-I)
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ATX
Memory
$ 174.99
Gigabyte - Aorus (RGB) (3200MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 1,659.00
EVGA - XC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 161.00
Western Digital - WD Black
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 149.74
Corsair - SF600
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Ncases - NCase M1
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Case Fan
$ 32.95
Noctua - NF-A12x25 FLX
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 32.95
Noctua - NF-A12x25 FLX
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 19.11
Cooling
$ 99.99
EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 212.41
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