I'm pondering a Ryzen 2700x built, but at the same time I want a (very) small case. So the choice comes down to the Ncase M1 vs. Dan case, and I'd very much prefer the latter one.
But cooling might be tricky with the 2700x in a small case. This is probably not so much an issue with Ncase, as it fits a Noctua NH-U9S (to which I'd add a second fan - btw: I'd like to stick with air cooling). But a low profile fan in the Dan case probably won't cut it (there's a build on here with a 2700x & a Cryorig C7, I believe, but the temps seem to run a bit high), so I'd lean towards the NH-U9S as well, but then I'd have to leave off the side panel or use a cutout panel (there don't seem to be any available with v5, though?). What's the collective wisdom about such an approach? Does it look cool or awful? Does it work ok? Besides being a matter of personal taste, is there anything I'm overlooking or should take into consideration?