Description

The main inspiration in this build was to fit the most powerful components for 3D CAD Production and Video Editing into the world's smallest PC Case.

Because I travel a lot and My work means I am never in one place but I needed the power of a desktop, hence why I came up with this solution.

Because it's such a small case Cooling with air is quite difficult. So I went with a fully custom loop, which means both my graphics card and CPU can be running at roughly the same temperature, around 25-30 Idle temperature and around 50-60 Under full load depending on the room I am in.

The case is so small I can actually fit it into a backpack, and because I am going on exchange very soon, I don't have to compromise on any power. I can just drain the loop and put it in my bag as carry on luggage.

The 980Ti will ensure that I am able to push 4K video out no problems. I am also developing for VR and with this set up I should be future proofed for years to come.

I went with a Lighting system because of how well the build came together. I'm really happy with it

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 4 points

One of the best Ncase builds I have seen. +1 for sure my man!

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

The coolant looks like hair gel! Its also nice to see a Hue+ build! +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha that's a Titan X backplate lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yeah make people think I have a Titan x instead.... Lol EK only sell the one because it fits both Titan x and the 980ti

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

VERY feature proof build! You hear that Marinelli...FEATURED...lol +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I honestly don't understand why they haven't added this case to the drop menu yet.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

By far the best build I've seen here for the last 6 month!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Next time try to not cross tubing

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks fine even with the tubes crossed.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I might fix it up when I disassemble to clean

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that would be nice. But keep the direction of flow for the CPU block in mind, the ek blocks only have one direction

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I was gonna rotate the block 180

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Do that when you eventually pull it apart

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a sweet and practical build, with a tad of flare for fun. Considering your goals, I think you did great. +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a cool build. Good job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

great build! Respect to anyone who can pull of a custom loop in an NCase. +1!

One point though, it actually isn't difficult to air cool an ncase with high-end components, works very well. That's what I've done for my personal portable workstation. I actually chose air cooling because I thought it would safer to travel with as well. For me it would be a total pain in the *** to have to drain a loop as I'm travelling with my rig every few weeks, but if this works for you then great! :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah, I guess I won't be on a plane as much as you, most of my travels is by car so that's not too bad and I'm usually in one place for at least 3 months

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, awesome build though!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The main inspiration in this build was to fit the most powerful components for 3D CAD Production and Video Editing into the world's smallest PC Case.

Facepalm if you want something for CAD you should've went with at least a 5820k as it's the same price far superior since it has more cache more cores and it's made for workstations...

I don't know why people think when they want a workstation not to go with X99

The main inspiration in this build was to fit the most powerful components for 3D CAD Production and Video Editing into the world's smallest PC Case.

Again if you wanted the most powerful components a 6700k is far from it.

A 5960X with the Asrock Mini Itx and a Titan X is the most Powerful.

World's smallest PC Case

It's not the worlds smallest case far from it.. The SG13 from Silverstone is the world's smallest PC case...

Lastly Aurora is not made for regular use... It's a show coolant not a coolant used for everyday use.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! I love the NCase.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job looks great!

Hopefully you will get featured.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice work. Came out looking Awsome that bend from red to CPU block must have been a tough one.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that one took about 3 attempts and 2 tubes before I got it right

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent. Small area, nice looking custom loop. It shows you put a lot of work into it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This is fantastic. I've always wanted something like this.

Amazing work +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1 :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice. Is this the way it stays, or do you have a side cover? Either way +1 neat build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a side cover with perforated holes on it. Usually just take it off because I love looking at it

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it, especially the custom pump bracket. great job

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I LOVE THIS!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build quality, love that u can fit it in a backpack

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How much power does that thing draw? is 600w PSU enough?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU draws around 95W though I've only ever hit 80w. And the graphics card draws Round 250w though I have never gone past 200. A 600W power supply is more than enough

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Gives me Inspiration. +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Any plans to upgrade to Coffee Lake?

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if it dont, this is one outstanding small build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Go ahead and get mad.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. This looks really nice, but it's like a random draw of ordinary pc's sometimes.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah cablemod cables didn't end up fitting.... No cable management space, I'm making some custom ones right now, and sleeving them too, so they'll be the next thing I change, just to clean it up a bit. Yeah I'm actually using the vengeance 32GB ram