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CX600M would be enough, but I would not recommend it - pick instead a G series PSU from SeaSonic. The 550W one is plenty enough.
I think the H80i will fit in the case, but something like the NZXT Kraken X40 would work better IMHO with the 140mm mounts at the back.

I looked into the Seasonic G series and also into the NZXT Kraken but my local store do not sell neither of these that is why I decided going with the Corsair. I have seen a few rigs with the Node 304 and the H80i but I do realize they have 120mm fans so not sure how it would attach. This is something I am concerned about. Thanks for the advice smile.gif

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I looked into the Seasonic G series and also into the NZXT Kraken but my local store do not sell neither of these that is why I decided going with the Corsair. I have seen a few rigs with the Node 304 and the H80i but I do realize they have 120mm fans so not sure how it would attach. This is something I am concerned about. Thanks for the advice smile.gif

The Node 304 has 120mm mounting holes at the back. Simple installation.
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Hi guys,

Thanks for your advice, I've nearly got everything for my build just need to get a graphics card...I've been looking at GTX 780 Ti's but think I'll go for a GTX 780 for now as only gaming at 1080p.

I found the ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5, not as pretty as the reference cards but cools well and quiet. Problem is I don't know whether it will fit as I'm reading on some sites that it is 10.5 inches long and others say 11.3 inches.

https://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/GTX780DC23GD5/#overview

Does anyone have this card or know whether it will fit with my Seasonic G-550 PSU? I'm not planning to add radiators or water cooling, just air and run with a small overclock.

Thanks,
Stew
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That card should fit fine. With this case, the bigger issue with GPU fit is picking the right PSU (you did) and making sure it's not so wide that it hits the side filter.

The connections on that PSU are low enough that even if the GPU is long enough to reach them, you can route the cables/connections under the GPU. That's a large part of why you'll find so much love for the Seasonics in this thread. I'm running with the G-series 650W myself.

The card you're looking at is 40mm wide and the problem range starts at 43-44mm wide. I just put a Gigabyte Windforce 780Ti in my Node and it just barely fits at 43mm wide. It also comes in longer than the ASUS you're considering at 292mm (11.4").
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Thanks that's a fantastic reply, much appreciated. Card now ordered!
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Hey anyone know how to install the h75 with only one fan. It comes with 8 long screws and I think I should look around for small screws but I do not want to mess up the threads and I want the fan facing out. You know for the looks right tongue.gif

Thanks, Golden
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Hello guys, I recently realised that I need a new pc and in my research came across this thread and there was no turning back. I had to register and ask the pro's. I have kinda stolen the specs I like from here but two question remain that I can't find answers to.

My Build:
Case Fractal Design Node 304 (Bought on its way)
GPU Gigabyte geforce gtx 780 ti the windforce OC edition (Bought on its way)
Mobo ASUS Z87i-PRO (Bought on its way)
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-4770K (Bought on its way)
SSD Samsung EVO MZ-7TE250BW 250 GB (Bought on its way)
RAM Crucial 8 GB DDR3-1600 (Bought on its way)
Cooler Noctua NH-U12S (Undecided)
PSU Corsair CS650M (Undecided)

I hope this is not a stupid question but I see many using tower coolers, but how is the temps for the mobo and ram? Isn't the PSU in the way would a "top-down" cooler work well? Or is it a non-factor.
For some reason in my country its hard to get a hold of Seasonic and silverstone. Corsair CS650M is the only I found that is 140 mm anybody knows if it could work?
Lastly, does changing the case fans do a big difference in temperatures?

Thanks. I will post pictures when I get my gear I hope this week biggrin.gif
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I'm using the Noctua U12S on an ASUS Impact VI. It should fit your board fine since it looks like the CPU slot is in the same place on both boards. The SATA cable for one of the hard drives is very close to the fan on the U12S without actually touching. That'd be a complete non-issue if I got 90 degree SATA cables. I have not de-lidded my CPU and burn in temps maxed at 76C @ 4.2Ghz.

The SeaSonic PSU I'm using is 160mm. The size difference with the Corsair you're using should give you enough room that I wouldn't expect you to have any issues.

I got a deal on the Noctua 92mm fans so decided to go ahead and pick them up before I did any testing with the stock fans. The stock fans got pulled out before any hardware went into the case.
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Hey anyone know how to install the h75 with only one fan. It comes with 8 long screws and I think I should look around for small screws but I do not want to mess up the threads and I want the fan facing out. You know for the looks right tongue.gif

4 screws are for each side. I don't understand why they won't work? They go through each fan about an inch then into the rad on each side of the rad.

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I thought I would share my cable management with you guys. I cannot express enough how organised and good looking one can have their cables if one learns to cut to size and re-crimp the contacts.

One PC is the Fractal Effect (Fractal Design Node 304) project for a friend, and the other is my personal rig using the Silverstone Temjin TJ08-E.



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If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask smile.gif

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