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yeah the watercooling. I'm going to try and wc my incoming gtx 670 in there too.
Gosh its so purrty! Haha

Well when you make a build log, ill be the first to subscribe thumb.gif
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Node 304 looks nice, finally some good layout in this cases smile.gif

I know, there has been a lot of progress in the area of itx lately, in both cases and mobos, and im lovin it biggrin.gif
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Well when you make a build log, ill be the first to subscribe thumb.gif
I know, there has been a lot of progress in the area of itx lately, in both cases and mobos, and im lovin it biggrin.gif
Thanks! Hopefully it will be in a node 304. =D
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Im a sucker for SFF builds. When I build my next pc Im probably gonna recycle the parts in my sig rig and throw them in an mITX build.


Good work thumb.gif
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Thanks! Hopefully it will be in a node 304. =D
Then I will super subscribe! Ha. What kind of hardware are you planning to put in?
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Im a sucker for SFF builds. When I build my next pc Im probably gonna recycle the parts in my sig rig and throw them in an mITX build.
Good work thumb.gif

Thanks! smile.gif Sounds like a good plan, what case were you thinkin? Also, how do you like your 670?
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Node 304 looks like a wonderful case... but I think its more geared towards high end air cooling. Trust me, I gave it HOURS of thought on how to watercool it. 92mmx2 radiators wont fit cause of the barbs, 140/120mm rad barbs would foil with the motherboard audio i/o. If any sort of radiator was fitted on the back fan, koolance low profile cpu cooler is a must. In fact, itx case designs are better off positioning the psu over the cpu as most cpu blocks are astoundingly low profile(such as the sg05).

What makes the node 304 amazing is its ability to fit atx power supplies, full tower coolers(such as the d14), and keep a clean exterior with limited perforation(this would be a beast of a case to paint).
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asrock z77, i5 2500k, 256gb ssd, ss 450w modular, gtx 670. Gotta figure out what rads.
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post #47 of 197
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Thanks! smile.gif Sounds like a good plan, what case were you thinkin? Also, how do you like your 670?


I love my 670. Have had no trouble out of it and it is murdering everything thrown at it. From games to rendering in vegas pro.

The Bitfenix Prodigy caught my eye, but I have been thinking the Lian Li PC-353B(or one of its variants since its a year or so away, plan is to graduate school and reward myself with a really nice full tower build and do the sff build for the gf.) may be the one I end up picking.
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@ thehidecheck yes, I would agree, that case is not really water friendly, the full size PSU takes up so much space on there that could be used for other things. I'm glad I didn't wait for it. As you mentioned though, it is a super nice choice for high end air cooling. I can't wait to see some builds I'm it!

@MoMurda - when is that add modular PSU coming out? I haven't heard anything about it in a while.

@Bonkers - I want a 670 very badly, but my 6950 is still holding its own so I can't justify it... That lian Li is a decent choice, but like you say, there could be awesome new cases out in a year thumb.gif


So, I have been and will be in Colorado for a while, far away from my modding, and while I was away, we bought a new house. I will have to find and unpack all my computer things that are packed away who knows where. Also, I am having some difficulty sourcing some parts for this build. I will get on that when I get back after the fourth of July. I don't want to give away too many details of the build though, so I won't talk more about it tongue.gif anyway, thanks for following and happy modding!
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@ thehidecheck yes, I would agree, that case is not really water friendly, the full size PSU takes up so much space on there that could be used for other things. I'm glad I didn't wait for it. As you mentioned though, it is a super nice choice for high end air cooling. I can't wait to see some builds I'm it!
@MoMurda - when is that add modular PSU coming out? I haven't heard anything about it in a while.
@Bonkers - I want a 670 very badly, but my 6950 is still holding its own so I can't justify it... That lian Li is a decent choice, but like you say, there could be awesome new cases out in a year thumb.gif
So, I have been and will be in Colorado for a while, far away from my modding, and while I was away, we bought a new house. I will have to find and unpack all my computer things that are packed away who knows where. Also, I am having some difficulty sourcing some parts for this build. I will get on that when I get back after the fourth of July. I don't want to give away too many details of the build though, so I won't talk more about it tongue.gif anyway, thanks for following and happy modding!
No idea haha sometime soon, Im sure in August.
Project just got changed to a 990x Matx build probably. wish there was small matx cases.
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No idea haha sometime soon, Im sure in August.
Project just got changed to a 990x Matx build probably. wish there was s;)mall matx cases.

What mobo are you going with? I'm not familiar with 1366 matx mobos redface.gif
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