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I hate having to ask every little question, but this is really my last one. because it's the last thing I need to buy to finish my node 304 biggrin.gif (other than the GPU, but I'll wait on a deal for this one..)

Noctua NF-B9-1600
Noctua NF-B9 PWM

If I can have either one at the same price, should I opt for the PWM version even though my board (maximus IV impact) doesn't have enough PWM for the 92mm fans.
Are they the same but with the added PWM control.. meaning I should go with the pwn version ?

just use a pwn y splitter
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You guys seen these?

That would be cool for the Sg05, opening up the case some more

Golden
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A small update from my side....

I did some more cable management.... (i have hidden all cables from the front panel other than power switch and LED's under the front cover since i am not using front USB or Audio plugs). Also, i have moved the HDD caddy closer to GPU to use it for cable hiding. Lucky for me, i have a Mini GPU so i can afford this kind of move.

As for the chasis fans, since i am not spiking with temperatures with my usage (regular windows/office use, a few non-demanding games like COD4, BF2, BF3), i have decided to use only the big exhaust fan, and connected it directly to the chasis PWM connector on the MBO. the small intake ones are out of use for now. I will see how the temperatures go and will take it from there.

the pics:



I cant wait to go H2O with this baby.... Still looking for sponsors since i am planing on liquifying everything (CPU, GPU, Chipset, RAM) and that kind of work requires some serious cash... Added to that, acrylic tubing, passive customized PSU, acrylic covers inside, dicrete lighting... It should be a real eye candy...
Edited by Peraklo - 1/5/14 at 1:34am
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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum and this thread and excited about buying a Node 304. I have a Shuttle XPC at the moment and it's run out of room/expansion possibilities so time to start again! I want to put together a rig mainly for gaming (BF4 etc) but only at 1080p at present (1920 x 1080 monitor). Looking to spend some cash to have the setup last a few years.

  • Mobo ASUS Maximus VI Impact
  • PSU Seasonic G-550
  • CPU Intel i7 4770K
  • GFX EVGA GTX 780Ti
  • Memory Vengeance Pro 2x 8gb

I don't plan on overclocking much if at all and will probably run at stock.

Questions:

- Is this setup overkill and should I downsize a bit? If so, what would you recommend? Maybe a GTX 780 or 770 and an i5?
- What fans and cooler would you recommend? How many fans would I need?

Thanks,
Stew
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Hello,

first - sorry for my noobish English.
second - im not typical overclocker, or PC builder, bud I love node 304 and here is great source of owners... so i try write here my simple questions redface.gif


i want my new PC in node 304 smile.gif (what a surprise:D )
it will be office/fun PC, not hardocore gaming, (I love strategies anyway)...

my priority is SIZE (solved), SILENCE (?), low Watt output...

my components are:

CPU - Intel Core i3-4130T (T version, only 2.9GHz, "underclocked", TDP 35W
GPU - Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate 1GB GDDR5 - basic card, 16cm long, with passive heatpipe
MB - GIGABYTE GA-H87N-WIFI - Intel H87 - probable this one, i really dont want pay more (because CPU, GPU.. )...

next - SSD 120GB Crucial, HDD 2TB WD-RED, 8GB RAM..., blablabla doesnt matter

bud my concerns are - PSU and CPU coooler...

****I want use default 3 FD fans - if i use them in LOW mode (the switcher on back side)... - I hope they are enough silent in this LOW selection****


question 1 -
PSU - i select relative quality Seasonic G series, ( Seasonic SS-360GP 360W ), is it enough with power i think, ..., i dont want more watts because el. stability (around 50% is best for silence/electrical stability, right?), but it is NOT MODULAR?
Is it problem? I never had this PSU in hands, how long cable he has,..., my GPU is only around 16cm long... it is possible make it together? Any owner this PSU + GPU combination? :-)
If u not recomment this psu, .. any other tips? max 400w, silent.., and completed with good/from electrical parts...

question 2-
CPU cooling - i prefer best price/silence ratio....
my CPU (4130T) - i think is relatively ... "cold"? what do u think?
-- MB - GIGABYTE GA-H87N-WIFI = not much room for BIG TOWERS
-- but i dont want disrupt airflow with horizontal fans...
-- i would prefer any sympatic "max sized" tower (compatible with GA-H87N) with vertical low prm fan
-- i dont want give 80$ for overkill cooling this cpu... i will be happy for any tip smile.gif


thank u for tips or advices, and again sorry for my english (very hard language for me:D
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I am not personally able to get the small screws out of the drive cages and it is just in so tight I tried everything and I do not want to destroy the head of the screw. Anyone have this problem and also any tips.

Thanks, Golden thumb.gif
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I hate having to ask every little question, but this is really my last one. because it's the last thing I need to buy to finish my node 304 biggrin.gif (other than the GPU, but I'll wait on a deal for this one..)

Noctua NF-B9-1600
Noctua NF-B9 PWM

If I can have either one at the same price, should I opt for the PWM version even though my board (maximus IV impact) doesn't have enough PWM for the 92mm fans.
Are they the same but with the added PWM control.. meaning I should go with the pwn version ?

While I don't have the same mobo, I have the Ausu P8Z77-i and though the manual doesn't show the chassis fan header as being PWM, it is able to control the speed of the front fans(Noctua PWMs) from this fan header thru the FANXpert utility that came with the mobo. I'm not sure the manual is completely accurate, wish I had an Oscope at home to check, either the +12V shown is actually variable or the +5 is actually PWM. I suppose I could try plugging one of the original Fractal fans in to see if it's speed also change.

EDIT: If they're the same price just go with the PWM fir possible future use and they still support dropping resistor/voltage control.
Edited by frack0 - 1/7/14 at 8:57am
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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum and this thread and excited about buying a Node 304. I have a Shuttle XPC at the moment and it's run out of room/expansion possibilities so time to start again! I want to put together a rig mainly for gaming (BF4 etc) but only at 1080p at present (1920 x 1080 monitor). Looking to spend some cash to have the setup last a few years.

  • Mobo ASUS Maximus VI Impact
  • PSU Seasonic G-550
  • CPU Intel i7 4770K
  • GFX EVGA GTX 780Ti
  • Memory Vengeance Pro 2x 8gb

I don't plan on overclocking much if at all and will probably run at stock.

Questions:

- Is this setup overkill and should I downsize a bit? If so, what would you recommend? Maybe a GTX 780 or 770 and an i5?

If you don't plan to overclock I would get an ASUS H87 motherboard. I would also get an i5 CPU; save a couple hundred. Put that to your graphics card. Any of these cards should work very well for 1080p. I would expect a monitor upgrade in your future so get a really solid card that can run high res maxed out games.

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- What fans and cooler would you recommend? How many fans would I need?

Don't need much if you're not OCing.
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I am not personally able to get the small screws out of the drive cages and it is just in so tight I tried everything and I do not want to destroy the head of the screw. Anyone have this problem and also any tips.

Thanks, Golden thumb.gif

 

I had this problem for a while. Check your screwdriver - switch out different heads and such. I had to go through 10 different screwdriver heads in my kit before I could find one that pulled it out. A small screwdriver set might work too.

 

Edit: OK maybe it wasn't 10 different screwdrivers... more like 7 + 9 different bits. :P

In case this is of any help, this is the bit I found that worked the best.


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