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Discussion in 'Case Central' started by ThundyCat, 10 Jan 2014.

  1. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Scotland

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    It's a nice well built case, i've put some Black card stock over the inside of the rear glass panel to Black it out and make it look neater and i'm now using an arctic freezer 360 in the top.

    I've got an order in for a EVGA 3070 XC3 Black edition, if that doesn't get cancelled i'll be switching to some slim arctic p12 fans in the bottom as the blower 1080ti i have is the noisiest thing by far.

    Is there something you want to do with this case does that the nr200 doesn't do?, i only got it because i fancied a new case.

    I'n not really getting the benefits of the bottom Three fans as no matter how much are you throw at a blower GPU it will still be quite hot and loud.
     
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  2. tony888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,285

    Location: London

    Nothing really, just fancied a change. Went from a NCase to NR200 and got the itch to change again but finding a smallish case that can accommodate a suprim x is challenging.

    So the bottom fans doesn’t help with the gpu temps?
     
  3. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Scotland

    I came from the Ncase also, the bottoms fans will help a lot with gpu temps if you have a card that isn't a blower style but they are mostly over 2 slots so need to use slim fans if using in this orientation, i've not tried the vertical mount way yet.
     
  4. Random Guy Esq.

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2014

    Posts: 4,148

    nvm.
     
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  5. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 37,810

    That case looks amazing. Then I googled the price and I was like yeah it doesn't look that great.

    If there is a similar case for £150 max I'd be tempted I'm thinking the 5000d airflow is going to be it though.
     
  6. davetherave2

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,582

    So my first time doing hard line water cooling and I don't think it has turned out too bad as a first effort. Already planning some changes when it comes round to maintenance time :p

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    I'm still playing with the lighting and tidying up some of the cables where I can, overall I have been so happy to add this "mini" case to my existing O11 system.


    System Specs:

    Case: Lian Li O11 "mini" Snow Edition
    Mobo: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Master
    CPU: AMD 5900X
    Memory: 32GB (2x 16GB) Crucial Ballistix 3600Mhz
    GPU: Nvidia 3090 RTX FE
    PSU: Corsair SFF 750W Platinum + Custom PSU Cables inc 3090 GPU Cable
    HDD's: 2x WD SN750 Black nvme (2 TB), 1xWD SN550 Blue nvme (2TB)
    Cooling:
    EK Velocity RGB CPU Block
    EK Distro Plate for O11 Mini
    Corsair 240 white Rad
    Corsair Satin Transparent 12mm PETG tubing
    Corsair Hard line Fittings (Black and White)
    EK Fluid (250ml Mystic Fog Concentrate + 300ml EK Clear Fluid + 2 drops of EK Red Dye)
    8x Lian Li SL120 Fans
     
  7. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Scotland

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    Meshilicious for now, will get some pics when done.
     
  8. Pocket10s

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2014

    Posts: 460

    Why did you move from the NCASE? Looking at the reviews it's regarded the best you can get for ITX. I've been looking for one to buy so interested to hear.
     
  9. tony888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,285

    Location: London

    Graphic card size. They’re getting pretty long now. I have a suprim x and that’s pretty long 336cm.

    Ncase still one my favourite case to date, and still at good choice although a bit pricey. NR200 you can fit a more but at the cost of having a slightly bigger case. Felt a lot bigger to the ncase but I quickly got use to it.

    I no longer have the nr200 anymore, moved on to the meshlicious because I wanted a smaller footprint that was able to fit a suprim x.
     
  10. tony888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,285

    Location: London

  11. Pocket10s

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2014

    Posts: 460

    Thanks for the info! Yeah I've seen the Dan C4 but I really want front I/O which the NCASE has :).
     
  12. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Scotland

    Got the meshilicious as i got an Aourus card that wouldn't fit in it using the stock cooler.
     
  13. Psycho Sonny

    Caporegime

    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 37,810

    Is that a wide case? As I can't figure out where the PSU is unless it's behind the motherboard and it's a wide case
     
  14. davetherave2

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2003

    Posts: 2,582

    Its a small form factor psu that sits just behind the motherboard.
     
  15. V F

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 18,753

    Location: UK

    That's one of the reasons these Lian-Li O11s are so good. Two PSU optional placements. I've got mine sitting behind the CPU socket away from the onboard sound.
     
  16. Pocket10s

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Oct 2014

    Posts: 460

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    Changed from my Ghost S1 Clone to the NCASE M1. Yes it's expensive (I got mine second hand for 180) but absolutely worth it. It's so well thought out, small, silent and SO adaptive. Plus, it looks freaking brilliant. I added a white ring LED vandal switch.

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    Cable management wasn't so hard. This is a R5 3600, Aorus B450 and Vega 56 Pulse. Only fans are 3x Toughfan 12s, the bottom are running as exhaust.

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    The fans did not get close to the heatsink so I had to work on a solution. 3D printing some shrouds was around 15 quid each but I found some fan filters for around 4 quid. I think hacked out the grills and used them to prop up the fans so they sit right next to the heatsink.
     
  17. tony888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,285

    Location: London

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  18. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Scotland

    How are your GPU temps with fans as intake?.
     
  19. tony888

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2008

    Posts: 1,285

    Location: London

    Fans are set as exhaust. Gpu temperatures has been really good, lower that what I had in the nr200p.

    Haven’t seen it go past 70 as of yet. Average around 68. I did undervolt and replaced the thermal paste which wasn’t really needed but it did drop around 5C.
     
  20. khemist

    Soldato

    Joined: 9 Nov 2006

    Posts: 5,425

    Location: Scotland

    I played an hour of BF1 last night with gpu fans at 40%, fans as exhaust on rad max temp 63c on 3070ti but CPU temps higher than normal because of the gpu hot air.