This is my third build and I have always loved SFF pc's. My last build was in a JONSBO UMX1. It wasn't long until I found out how terrible the layout for the components was inside. It cause rapid heating when I would start gaming, reaching up to 82c on the GPU and 76c CPU with all fans maxed. ill miss that toe warmer.
Ncase M1 - This was a blast to work in. I removed the front USB cables because I don't like using front ports. I also removed the front Audio cables for the same reason. That removed 2 sets of cables and made it a cleaner looking build. Also removed some Hard drive brackets from the front of the case that I was not using. With that I had enough space to fit a Noctua NF-A9 fan (will replace WITH another NF B9) on the front (the fan pulls a nice amount of air from the USB and audio holes) to help hot air reach the back of the case where the rear fans can exhaust it.
as of now my fan setup is 2- bottom fans in-taking air to the GPU
1- front intake fan to push air towards the back of the case (removing the cables from the front panel left some nice vent holes to get a bit of air)
CPU fans set to exhaust out the back with one fan mounted directly on the case so hot air doesn't just bounce off the back panel
a picture of my cat trying to charge me up with some static electricity to sabotage my build
aaand the JONSBO..... The PSU intake faces the CPU, absorbing all its heat and exhausts it into a small corner of the case that has no ventilation, heat eventually leaks out onto the CPU fan creating a vicious cycle of self heating.
CPU - I5-9600K - This pc is for gaming and some college work. I dont stream or edit/upload media so I think this is the best gaming CPU for the money. Not overclocked yet and sits at 33c idle
Lost of reviews put this at the top for the Ncase and its worked amazing for me so far even when replacing the fans with NF-B9
Replacing my 120GB Crucial.
I took this from my last build. I dont see a reason to upgrade anytime soon since it can handle anything I throw at it with ease. Not overclocked an sits at 38c idle and maxes 72c in 3DMark
Very nice and quiet PSU, will have to upgrade when I start overclocking.