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How tall is that sink? Good ram clearance too.
    
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How tall is that sink? Good ram clearance too.
It's a TRUE Spirit 120
L133 x W52 x H160 mm

The temps are really good (for me), idles at 28-30 on low fan setting (passive / no OC).
although, I will definitely kit out the box with some noctua's, I think the FD fans have quite poor build quality (quiet, but feel cheap)
also, one of the front fans doesn't spin up at boot sometimes .

ohh and the gpu is inaudible, it idles at 10% speed I love it running my linux!
Edited by gav616 - 12/14/12 at 6:03pm
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I'm almost getting a board with the mini PCI-e on vertical position, to try and get some kind of flexible adapter and keep usein my Xfi TItaniumFataliy

the only I found is the ZOtac Z68ITX
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So I'm currently 1 motherboard away from a new Node 304 build, but am not sure which to get given everything else I've already bought. I'd posted a few times earlier in this same thread, but that was before I'd bought a lot of these other components, so I want to rethink the best motherboard choice given that I'm only doing 2, posisbly 3 WD Red's and 1 SSD, and don't need the 6 SATA ports anymore (especially with the long graphics card in the case). I'm hoping someone who might've completed a already could give some info about your experience advice with respect to whichever you got.

My uses for the build I'm doing are-
1. Gaming/general software use
2. Home Theater PC (To be primarily connected to a 49" LCD TV)
3. To act as a file server to leave on 24/7 to either stream the media on my hard drives over the local wifi network for playing on multiple computers/on the tv
4(?). Something I was hoping to do but am not sure if possible is to ideally somehow serve the media via a protected web interface that I could log in from anywhere and stream local media files using a gigabit ethernet connection to my fios to serve.

This is my current build is (I bought everything except the motherboard, just have that in as a placeholder for my current price-
Power Supply- Antec Earthwatts EA-650 Green ($34)
Liquid Cooler- Corsair H60 CWCH60 ($40)
Thermal Paste- Arctic MX2 ($0)
SSD- Intel 330 180GB ($95)
CPU- Intel i5-3570k ($185)
Case- Fractal Design Node 304 ($95)
Graphics Card- Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB ($180)
Hard Drive- WD Red 3TB- ($163)
Hard Drive- WD Red 3TB- ($163)
RAM Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8CAS 1600 (77)
Motherboard- AS Rock Z77E-ITX ($163)
Totals- $1,195

For my purposes, is there any compelling reason to get the Asrock over the Asus outside of money? I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, so I would have to buy a bluetooth dongle for the asrock one anyway right? Which would be an extra 10-20 bucks. And at that point it's only around 5 bucks less than the Asus. And the Asrock also doesn't have the DLNA features of the Asus (If you're not using a smart tv feature though and just connecting it direct to the tv to play it out of, does this matter? For wireless media to other devices could I just use plex with it anyway, so it imports it to it's movie manager?).

Thanks for the help.
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I have the Asrock z77E-ITX in my Node 304. The only instance where i would prefer need the Asus over the Asrock would be for air cooling. Due to the placement of the CPU socket you are limited in what tower coolers you use (I use a Xigmatek Loki). however since you are going liquid cooling, there should be no problems between the two. So just get which ever you like the by features or cost.
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I pulled the trigger on a Node 304 for my new htpc mini itx setup per below:

Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P (Modular)
Corsair Force Series GT 60GB SSD
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3470
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB OC
2TB Western Digital Green HDD

My question is: give that Silverstone PSU and my grpahics card GTX 650TI, do you think i'll have problems with cable management/getting it all to fit?

I deliberately didn't get a big graphics card as my needs don't need super power graphics so hopefully it'll all fit!

Appreciate your thoughts.
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I pulled the trigger on a Node 304 for my new htpc mini itx setup per below:

Silverstone Strider Plus 600W ST60F-P (Modular)
Corsair Force Series GT 60GB SSD
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini ITX Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3470
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB OC
2TB Western Digital Green HDD

My question is: give that Silverstone PSU and my grpahics card GTX 650TI, do you think i'll have problems with cable management/getting it all to fit?

I deliberately didn't get a big graphics card as my needs don't need super power graphics so hopefully it'll all fit!

Appreciate your thoughts.

You will have no problems with that setup.
    
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Hurrah! Thanks smile.gif thats a relief...
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