Javier Solis

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Too much clutter

I’ve been trying to reduce the clutter in my home office, and part of that clutter are two of my custom built computer rigs. One is a mid-sized ATX Windows gaming rig, and the other is just collecting dust.

My gaming rig consists of a nearly nine-year-old processor, an Intel i5-2400. The Sandy Bridge CPU is paired with a newer Radeon RX 5600XT GPU, which believe it or not allows me to play some modern-day video games. So to make more space, I’ve been thinking of building a small form factor gaming rig to replace my two mid-sized ATX towers. Most of the SFF cases I’ve ran across require a Mini-ITX motherboard, along with a matching CPU, and SFX PSU. However, I really want to reuse the parts I already have, or salvage the usable parts. That’s when I ran across a used NCASE M1 V3 on eBay. 

The NCASE M1 Build

After some more research, I found that I could reuse all of my existing parts with the NCASE M1. The only thing I’d have to figure out is how to fit my ATX power supply in the NCASE M1.

Here’s the salvaged parts list that will make it into the NCASE M1:

  • Corsair CX650M ATX PSU
  • Mini-DTX MSI H61M-E33/W8
  • Intel i5-2400 CPU
  • Radeon RX 5600XT
  • Two SSD Drives
The build is extremely tight, but everything fit. So now I can finally clear out some clutter. I recorded a YouTube video describing the build and also how to get the ATX PSU mounted in the NCASE M1. As always, feel free to leave comments or ask questions on YouTube or Twitter:

YouTube
NCASE M1 Build - ATX PSU (Old CPU + New GPU)

YouTube NCASE M1 with ATX PSU Video

Enjoy,
@javi_isolis