M1

NCE-M1ENC-V61-BB-TW1C

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Models

M1ENC-V61-BB-TW1: M1 Version 6.1, black exterior
M1ENC-V61-SB-TW1: M1 Version 6.1, silver exterior

For M1 Window Side Panel, please visit www.W360MOD.com

Enclosure Volume 12.7L
Enclosure External Dimensions (L x W x H) Excluding feet/protrusions: 328mm x 160.6mm x 241.7mm
Including protrusions: 338mm x 160.6mm x 255.5mm
Enclosure Interior Dimensions 307mm x 157mm x 237mm
Enclosure Weight 2.0kg
Shipment Weight 3.4kg
Shipment Dimensions 400mm x 305mm x 220mm
Materials Exterior: brushed anodized aluminum, 1.5mm front and sides, 2mm top panel
Interior frame: 1.5mm matte black painted aluminum
Interior fan bracket and vented undercarriage: 1.2mm black steel
I/O
Power button with dual-color LED backlight (power on/HDD access)
Two USB Type A ports (to 19 pin USB header)
One USB Type C port (to 20 pin/Type E header, see list of compatible boards)
One 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack (to HD Audio header)
Blank no-I/O face plate included
Motherboards

Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX

 

CPU Cooler Support
  • Maximum height: 130mm with side fan bracket installed, 135mm without
  • CPU Heatsinks must not extend past the top edge of the motherboard by more than 10mm.
  • CPU Heatsinks that extend beyond the front edge of the motherboard may interfere with the 3.5" HDD cage and/or power supply (in the default right-side mounting location).
Graphics Card Support
  • Maximum length:
    • 322mm (cards up to 45mm (2.2 slots) thick)
    • 280mm (cards up to 60mm (3 slots) thick)
    • 290mm (cards up to 60mm (3 slots) thick with front I/O ports removed)
  • Maximum height (AKA width):
    • 140mm at mid-card
    • 130mm (first 5mm at back corner)
    • 125mm (portion of card over 280mm long)
    • Please allow 15-20mm for PCIe power connectors
  • Bottom fan support:
    • 25mm thick fans: 2 slot (42mm) cards only
    • 15mm thick fans: up to 2.5 slot (50mm) cards
  • GPU support bracket:
    • 2 to 2.5 slot (42mm-50mm) cards only
  • Also see M1 GPU Compatibility List
Drive Support

Optical Disc Drive Support(requires optional top panel with ODD slot)

  • ODD bracket supports slim slot-loading optical drives in 9.5mm or 12.7mm sizes
  • Alternatively, bracket may be used for a single 2.5" drive (up to 14mm thick)

2x 3.5" HDDs supported via removable brackets attached to the fan bracket (uses up one side 120mm fan location)

  • Alternatively, brackets can support 3x 2.5" drives (up to 15.5mm thick)

1x 2.5" drive mount on inside-front of chassis (any thickness); also supports mounting of the HDD brackets in 3x 2.5" drive configuration in place of a single 2.5" drive

Fan Support
  • Side (fan bracket): 2x 120mm
  • Bottom: 2x 120mm
  • Rear: 1x 92mm
Liquid Cooling Support
  • 1x 240 radiator or up to 2x 120 radiators are supported on the side fan bracket
  • Radiators less than 35mm thick are recommended
  • 1x 240 or 2x 120 radiators precludes use of the HDD brackets attached to the fan bracket
Power Supply Support SFX, SFX-L
  • M1 V6.1 case (non-ODD slot version)
  • Side fan bracket
  • SFX PSU bracket
  • ATX PSU bracket
  • Optical disc drive bracket (top panel does not include slot for ODD access on non-ODD version)
  • 3.5" HDD brackets (1 set)
  • 2.5" HDD stacking brackets (2 sets)
  • GPU support bracket
  • Bottom and side magnetic dust filters
  • Standard front I/O ports & faceplate
  • Blank front I/O faceplate
  • Internal AC power cable (right angle)
  • 120mm fan grilles (2)
  • Screws and rubber drive mounting grommets
Version Updates
V6.1
  • Chassis
    • Adjusted front SFX mount position
    • Adjusted 2.5" mounting holes
    • Adjusted 2.5" drive SATA connector cutouts
    • Added threaded nuts to fan bracket mounting holes
  • Front I/O
    • New punch tooling for smoother edges
    • Audio combo jack changed to black
  • SFX bracket
    • Added/modified flanges to mitigate possible PSU movement
  • ODD bracket
    • Adjusted 2.5" drive mount screw holes for improved stacking bracket support
    • Added chassis mounted 2.5" drive screw access holes
    • Adjusted aux chassis 2.5" drive screw access holes
  • Parts box
    • Removed 120mm fan filters
    • Fan grille count changed to 2
    • Adjusted screw counts
  • Power cable
    • Changed to right angle
V6
  • Front I/O
    • Added USB Type C port (requires motherboard 20 pin Type E header)
    • Changed headphone and mic ports to single combo jack
    • All ports use new molds
    • Redesigned I/O bracket with swappable no-I/O faceplate (ports can be removed for cleaner look/slightly better 2.2+ slot GPU compatibility)
  • Chassis
    • Redesigned ventilation holes on bottom and rear to improve airflow
    • Added longer fan mounting slots on the bottom
    • Bottom vents moved to separate steel floor plate attached to underside of chassis
    • Added bottom magnetic dust filter
    • Threaded inserts on PCI bracket
    • Added M4 screw holes for window mounting to chassis
    • Front-right chassis flange reduced, SFX PSU can now be installed from the right side
    • Reduced rear-left chassis flange to facilitate GPU installation
    • Enlarged chassis front GPU passthrough to facilitate GPU installation and provide more room for oversized GPUs
    • Removed four panel mounting clips from side flanges to reduce incidence of oversized GPU conflicts
    • Changed front 2.5" drive mounting to use screws instead of rubber grommets to save space/reduce complexity
    • Integrated fan bracket mount into chassis flanges
    • Added inside-front mounting for SFX PSU
  • Motherboard tray
    • Changed to removable standoffs
  • ODD bracket
    • Redesigned to single piece, now supports 9.5mm and 12.7mm ODD drives
  • HDD cage
    • Redesigned to two pieces, now supports 2x 3.5" drives *or* 3x 2.5" drives; now allows mounting to inside front 2.5" mount (3x 2.5" configuration only)
  • Top panel
    • Changed to 2mm thick
  • Side panels
    • Extended ventilated area adjacent to GPU
  • Other
    • New 15mm tall molded rubber feet
    • New adjustable GPU support bracket (adjustable for 2-2.5 slot cards)
V5
  • Front USB 3.0 ports cleaner look (removed port edges flanges)
  • Motherboard tray is now fastened with screws instead of rivets to facilitate replacement or modding
  • Later batches only:
    • Front USB 3.0 ports color changed from blue to black
    • Removed #6-32 screws for PSU mounting (some users were incorrectly using them in M3-threaded holes, stripping the threads)
      • Re-added for later batches, now in a separate labeled bag
V4
  • Fan bracket changed to steel and magnetic filter is now included
  • Fan bracket mounts changed to allow 2mm of additional travel (allows 140mm fan w/120mm mounting holes to be used alongside a 120mm fan)
V3
  • Braces added to bottom corners of chassis for increased rigidity/decreased probability of wobbling
  • 0.3mm decrease in side and front panel height
  • Extra QC for wobbling & panel uniformity
  • SFX bracket raised 2mm and flange trimmed for better SFX-L support (CAUTION: SFX-L is still a very tight fit with long GPUs, even with the revised bracket)
  • Additional motherboard standoffs added for compact mATX boards (226x173mm max w/SFX bracket; see thread and google docs spreadsheet)
  • Slightly increased CPU cutout size
V2
  • Enlarged CPU cutout upward on motherboard tray
  • Additional cutouts at bottom of motherboard tray
  • Move rear 92mm fan and tubing holes down 2mm
  • Additional 3.5" HDD mounting location at forward bottom of chassis
  • Cable tie holes on chassis bottom reduced from 10 to 5
  • SSD stacking brackets modified to allow stacked 7mm thick SDDs closer
  • ATX PSU bracket moved back to allow more clearance behind chassis front
  • 3.5" HDD cage fixed to work in upper fan bracket position
  • ODD bracket screw holes reduced for better M2 screw fit
  • No top panel screw
  • More SSD mounting screws
  • Extra side panel clips
  • Dome head M5 screws changed to flat head M5
  • Shortened internal AC cable, changed to left angle
  • Threaded inserts at side bracket mounting points
  • Sub-millimeter increases to exterior panel dimensions to mitigate panel warping
  • Feet color changed to black for silver cases

Design and engineering
SFFn: Necere
Reddit: /u/NCASEdesign

Product and business development
SFFn: Wahaha360
Reddit: /u/W360MOD

Frequently Asked Questions



Where do you ship from?

We ship from Taiwan.


When will my order ship?

We ship once a week (usually Wednesday). For case orders, you select one of the available shipping dates when you order. For parts, orders placed Monday through Sunday are shipped the following week.


Will I be charged when I place the order, or when my order ships?

You will be charged immediately after placing the order. Please note there is a nonrefundable 4% processing fee should you later decide to cancel.


Are import charges and VAT included in the price?

Import charges and VAT are not included in the price. Any such charges are the responsibility of the buyer. You wil normally be notified by the courier prior to delivery if any are owed, and how to pay them. Import charges vary by country, and we do not keep a schedule of these charges. Customs may require an invoice to properly assess the charges, in which case you can contact our support and we will provide one for you.

US customers do not owe any import fees.


Is a signature required for delivery?

Yes, except in situations where deliveries are made to a PO box, or left with a front desk employee or similar. The addressee does not need to be present to sign - any adult at the address will do.


What if I did not receive an order confirmation?

Please check your spam mail folder. Hotmail/MSN/Outlook users may need to add ncases.com to your safe senders list. If you still do not find an email from us, you may have mistyped your email address in the order. Please open a support ticket to correct it.


Can I make a change to my order?

Yes. If you need to make a change or correction to your order - color change, address correction, etc. - please let us know by the Sunday before your order is scheduled to ship. Changes cannot be made after this.


Can I cancel my order?

Yes, as long as we receive the cancelation request by the Sunday before your order is scheduled to ship. We cannot cancel an order after this. Also note that cancelations cannot be undone; if you change your mind again, you will need to place a new order.


Is there a fee for canceling?

Yes, there is a nonrefundable 4% payment processsing fee. This is 4% of the total amount charged, including shipping cost.

Refunds usually take 3-5 business days to post back to the original payment method.


What's your return policy?

We do not accept returns.


Can I combine shipping for multiple items?

Each item is prepacked for shipping from the factory, and we cannot combine shipping for multiple items. Each item is shipped separately with its own tracking number.


How long does shipping take?

Standard shipping usually takes between 7-14 days to most countries. EMS shipping may be a day or two faster. In rare circumstances shipping can take longer, especially if the item is held up in customs. The upper end of the shipping ranges we give are worst-case scenarios, after which we consider the item lost. If this happens, contact us to seek a resolution. 


When do I get my tracking number?

Tracking numbers are usually sent out on the Sunday or Monday following shipment.


Can you ship to a forwarding service?

Yes, if you live in a country we can't ship to and want to use a forwarding service in a country we do ship to, you can have your order shipped through such a service. However, be aware that in most countries import fees are due on delivery, and many forwarding services will not pay these on your behalf. For this reason we suggest to only use a US-based service (since there are no import fees in the US), unless you are very sure the service you use will cover the fees.


When will you resume shipping to my country?

We don't know. We ship through Taiwan Post via air mail that is transported on passenger flights, which have been greatly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. If we can't ship to you, it's usually because there aren't enough available flights from Taiwan to your country, and we can't predict when this will resolve for any given country. Please check Taiwan Post's website for updates.


Can you ship to the Netherlands?

We've had some problems with the courier in the Netherlands, PostNL, not notifying customers of waiting packages resulting in returns. As a consequence we've stopped shipping to the Netherlands.


Can you ship through another service that uses their own planes (e.g., DHL, FedEx)?

Not at this time. These carriers require business accounts to ship with, and as NCASE is not a registered business in Taiwan we are ineligible to open such an account with them.


Can I pick up an order myself from the factory in Taiwan?

No. The factory is not open to customers.


I lost/damaged something on my case. Can I order a replacement part?

Only the items listed on the website are available to order.

 

 

The original crowdsourced PC case.

The M1 started with a simple idea: motivated by the shortcomings of the enclosures that had come before, it set forth to be better in form and function. From the overall aesthetic design, down to the smallest detail, every facet was subject to the scrutiny and feedback of hobbyists, DIY'ers, and average users alike. The outcome of that effort? A 12.7L enclosure that sets itself apart with a unique combination of capability and flexibility, in a deceptively small and appealingly understated package.

Design

A handsome desktop you can actually put on your desk.

With its sleek, subtly-faceted brushed aluminum front panel, the M1 presents a refined, minimalist face to the world. An angular, arched cutout exposes the front USB and audio combo port, flanking the central power button, whose dual-color LED glows crisply – but not overly bright – when powered. Side and top panels are perforated with symmetrical ventilation areas, ensuring both visual harmony and proper system airflow. And fully toolless exterior panels allow easy access to the interior, while keeping the clean, smooth surfaces free of the visual clutter of screws or fasteners.

Performance

The biggest limitation is your imagination.

Designed for mini-ITX motherboards, the M1 nevertheless sports features shared by much larger enclosures. Full-length dual and triple-slot video cards can be installed with ease via large openings in the chassis. Top-down CPU coolers with 120mm or 140mm fans can be used in the M1, up to 130mm in height. All-in-one coolers with 120mm or even 240mm radiators can also be mounted internally. And – for the truly hardcore – the M1 allows for custom water cooling loops using a slim 240mm radiator, providing greatly reduced noise or additional overclocking headroom. Never before has this level of capability been possible in a enclosure of this size. High performance, low noise, and small size is no longer a "choose two" proposition.

Construction

Idealistic design. Everyday practicality.

Coming in at a svelte 12.7 liters in volume, the all-aluminum chassis has the proportions and features of much larger enclosures. Appearing as a conventional tower enclosure on a much reduced scale, the M1 enjoys a footprint that's substantially smaller than many cube-style small form factor enclosures. And, through its use of 1.5mm high-grade aluminum, its compactness and weightlessness don't come at the expense of rigidity, making the M1 easy to travel with or pack into a carry-on.

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