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here's mine, assembled just now....

still a temp config, but already working....






- Fractal Node 304
- 3x2TB Western Digital Caviar green and Seagate Barracudas
- 1x1TB Samsung 103SJ
- 1x128GB Corsair Nova SSD
- Mobo Zotac ITX 1156 H55 WIfi (temp)
- 2x2GB Corsair Vengeance 2000mhz (temp)
- GTX660ti MSI Power Ed.
- cpu 1156 Core i3 540 (temp)
- Corsair HX650
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLUS ( dont fit, using stock now)
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Nice job Miptzi, too bad Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLUS didn't fit, what are you planning to use for replacement? Also HX650 is awesome!
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I myself also decided to try something new for a cooler and went for HR-02 Macho. It's an amazing cooler designed to be passively cold and it almost fits in node 304. My problem is that in it's present configuration I can't fit hard drive cages and if I turn it around I will have to sucrifice an exhaust fan and mount it on a cooler itself which might not be so great in terms of cooling (my current temps are 30 at idle and only 55 at load, stock 2570K)
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Have you considered mounting the rear fan externally?
    
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Well, I really don't like the idea of external fan. It's ugly, more prone to damage from accidents, noisier and so on. I guess I should try rotating heatsink and see how it's gonna work with a fan from inside.
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If the CPU fan is that close to the case, you should be fine without a case mounted fan. Give it a try and see how it performs!
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Well, I really don't like the idea of external fan. It's ugly, more prone to damage from accidents, noisier and so on. I guess I should try rotating heatsink and see how it's gonna work with a fan from inside.


Always the option of a 14cm shroud as well. (not trolling, just throwing ideas)

It is a nice looking cooler though.
    
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Nice job Miptzi, too bad Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLUS didn't fit, what are you planning to use for replacement? Also HX650 is awesome!

the socket is too close to the PCI-E slot on this mobo, no cooler will fit, besides the H40/60/70/80 from Corsair

So, with my 2500k idle in the box from my late rig, I need a z77 or h77 board like the asus ones, with centralized socket. Just on ebay though, since I'm in Brazil and here itx is uber-elite, uber-priced and uber-hard to find.
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post #270 of 7122
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Originally Posted by alienden View Post

I myself also decided to try something new for a cooler and went for HR-02 Macho. It's an amazing cooler designed to be passively cold and it almost fits in node 304. My problem is that in it's present configuration I can't fit hard drive cages and if I turn it around I will have to sucrifice an exhaust fan and mount it on a cooler itself which might not be so great in terms of cooling (my current temps are 30 at idle and only 55 at load, stock 2570K)

Thanks for the pics!
It looks like the macho120 will not fit either.
I just ordered the 'True Spirit 120' for a passive setup.
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