Description

I've been using this PC for about a week and it is a huge upgrade from my GTX 1060 Razer Blade lol. I mostly use it for gaming and Adobe Creative Cloud.

I wanted a case that would be compact and easy to transport so the Ghost was on my radar from the beginning. I also wanted a case that could accommodate a 240mm AIO since I didn't feel like I would get the most out of my 3900X using an SFF cooler like the Noctua NH-L9a or a 92mm AIO. That narrowed down my primary choices to the Louqe Ghost S1 and the Ncase M1. In the end I decided to go with the Ghost and not get a tophat because I like the industrial look of the exposed radiator and fans.

So far I've been extremely happy with my choice of case and I would recommend the Ghost S1 to almost anyone, even someone who isn't necessarily considering a small form factor PC. The build process is straightforward and it is flexible enough to accommodate most people's hardware needs. The only real downside is the price and limited availability :/

I plan to keep this case for a long time and regularly swap out parts as new products come to market. I'm already planning a few small upgrades for the near future including Noctua NF-A12x25 fans to replace the Corsair fans on the H100i, a NF-A12x15 fan for bottom exhaust and custom length cables in an earthy green paracord.

Part Reviews

CPU

Well it's hot and it has a bunch of threads and I can get a stable all core overclock of 4.32 ghz+ but only if I give it like 1.43v which makes it run even hotter so I don't do that and it can do the blender bmw cpu render in a 1:50 but also it's just so hot like if you don't NEED 12 cores maybe get a 3700x instead?

CPU Cooler

The RGB effects are fun and I like being able to control it in icue but the mag lev fans are relatively loud

Motherboard

It is a good motherboard but also it was the only option I had at the time of purchase and I would have rather gotten an Asus Strix X570 ITX motherboard if one had been available.

Memory

uhhh it's rgb ram and it does what it says it does

Storage

Performance is stellar but the heatsink is difficult to remove.

Video Card

I'm overclocking this bad boy by +150mhz in most games, all my Steam and GOG games can handle it but some other sources like Epic and Microsoft store are sketchy and crash at over +120mhz and I'm giving it +900mhz memory, max power, max voltage. It makes beautiful screaming noises under load. I love it.

Power Supply

If you are considering a build like this get the SF 750 instead!!! The extra power consumption wouldn't have been necessary for me but the 750 watt variant comes with individually sleeved paracord cables!!! The SF 750 cables still aren't as nice as some custom cables but they make building in a small case way easier whereas the 600 uses rigid generic cables that will fight you every step of the way. I wish I'd know that sooner.

Monitor

Works with g-sync but colors and brightness aren't great.

Keyboard

click clack click clack cack thud click click clack

Mouse

kind of heavy even without weights

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Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 11 points

So you choose one of the smallest cases there is and them water cool the CPU with a 240mm Rad, which you can't fit in the case. You sir are a madman...in the best sort of way.

Nicely done!

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

iphone 11 flex lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

For color comparison ;)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the outside rad, like you mean business. How is the msi 1440 ultra wide thinking of getting that?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

It's all right. It seems to play nice with g-sync which I think is one of the most important things to consider when picking a monitor for an Nvidia card. Colors and brightness aren't great though. I've had it for a while and I'll probably upgrade that next but keep it as a secondary monitor.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

good pictures

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Taken on a Sony a6400 with the 18-135mm kit lens and a Sigma 16mm prime. Edited in lightroom.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done, my friend, well done indeed..

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

A very nice build. love the pictures.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that anodized green color, it looks quite nice.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this is a topless build but are you able to put the large top hat on and side panels?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I could but it is an accessory item and it wasn't available when I put this together. Hopefully I can get one when they ship batch 3 which should be soon.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, nice build! I'm wondering if you could help me out? I have the same case / mobo but I can't seem to line up the IO shield despite it sitting on the stands perfectly... Is there some trick to line it up as yours looks perfect?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's strange. Like is there a weird gap or can you not get the motherboard in at all?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a pretty big gap at the bottom (a few mm) I've contacted both Aorus and Louqe, not heard anything back from Louqe yet and Aorus basically said contact Louqe, I asked around on Reddit and someone said Louqe made the IO shield gap bigger as people were having issues with some IO shields, I found this on Reddit and mine is pretty similar https://imgur.com/a/y9LWUb6?fbclid=IwAR341_a8gwMQxA7crvMf-Z5ZT6c3wOKyzPxerj1XauM2Ah0AVhMo6Q3_cko -- Thanks for your response though, I guess it's not everyone!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine has a tiny gap but not nearly that bad. I love the design of this case and mine fit together pretty well but I've seen some cases with glaring QC issues. Sad to see so much inconsistency on a product that is relatively expensive for what it is.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I totally agree, especially since I had to import it from another country just to get it as well, I'd have probably returned it and got something else :p

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

sir do I really need the TopHat to mount sa 240 AIO? please response thank you.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Not even a little bit. The bracket for mounting the radiator and fans comes with the case itself. I've gone about a half year without it and no problems.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for the reply sir

  • 7 months ago
  • -1 points

you should probably 3d print your own case :3

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