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i'm in the process of planing/building my very own node 304.
that's the hardware that should go in the case: i7-3770k, asus p8z77i-deluxe, and for the time being, an older gtx 580.

i'm not quite sure, how to cool the i7 (no oc intended). will an antec 620 (or an corsair h60 2nd edt) be sufficient or do i need more cooling?

the power supply... i'm looking for a short and modular psu and found the silverstone strider gold and the corsair cx-series. i'm affraid that s these models are not silent enough. what do you think?

I have the cx500m and its pretty silent. I hear my case fans over it.

Down you plan to over clock?
 
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no hardcore over clock, only via bios and turbo function.
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From posts and pictures uploaded by some members it seems like cable management is sometimes a challenge with Node 304.
I want to use this case for NAS so one day I will probably end up with all 6 HDDs slots occupied. Do you think there will still be ehogh space for cables?
I plan to use Asus P8H77-I + i3-3220T, no plan for GPU so this will save some space. Is it worth to consider smaller SFX form PSU to save some additional space?
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From posts and pictures uploaded by some members it seems like cable management is sometimes a challenge with Node 304.
I want to use this case for NAS so one day I will probably end up with all 6 HDDs slots occupied. Do you think there will still be ehogh space for cables?
I plan to use Asus P8H77-I + i3-3220T, no plan for GPU so this will save some space. Is it worth to consider smaller SFX form PSU to save some additional space?

Well a short cable set will definately help. I opted for the PP05 Silverstone set, which removes 150-200mm of length. Using the upper bars will help some management. There are also zip tie points within the chassis. As far as PSU, If you are not considering a GPU longer than 180mm (give or take for PSU plug location), you will be okay. Your drive power cable "can" be modded to clean up extra wiring.
    
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Hi guys,

I'm seriously looking at a Node304 but am concerned about which cooler I can get. I'll give you a bit of background first.....

Asrock Z775-ITX (I need the CIR header so I can use an IR remote to turn the system on/off) EDIT - it looks like the Asrock is the best board I can get with CIR, but I've read the CPU socket on the board makes it difficult for a good aftermarket cooler...
I7 3770 - No OC'ing planned
XFX Radeon 7850 Dual Fan Black Ed (wanted a happy medium between performance, size of card and fan noise)
Gskill 16gb kit
1x2tb WD black
1x Intel 520 120GB
A quiet 500w PSU which is less than 160mm long to accomodate for the GPU
Possibly another 3.5" drive later

I'm gonna use this as an XBMC/Hyperspin rig but I want it as cool and as quiet as I can. I want an after market cooler and I have gone through this thread plus others but still can find one that would be suitable - I really want a "wind tunnel" type of setup with the airflow if you get my drift...

I'd really appreciate if you could chime in with your cooler details and if its setup to flow with the direction of the intake and exhaust fans on the node304 and other opinions....

Cheers!
Edited by hermano1 - 1/15/13 at 4:14am
post #336 of 4292
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Originally Posted by hermano1 View Post

Hi guys,

I'm seriously looking at a Node304 but am concerned about which cooler I can get. I'll give you a bit of background first.....

Asrock Z775-ITX (I need the CIR header so I can use an IR remote to turn the system on/off) EDIT - it looks like the Asrock is the best board I can get with CIR, but I've read the CPU socket on the board makes it difficult for a good aftermarket cooler...
I7 3770 - No OC'ing planned
XFX Radeon 7850 Dual Fan Black Ed (wanted a happy medium between performance, size of card and fan noise)
Gskill 16gb kit
1x2tb WD black
1x Intel 520 120GB
A quiet 500w PSU which is less than 160mm long to accomodate for the GPU
Possibly another 3.5" drive later

I'm gonna use this as an XBMC/Hyperspin rig but I want it as cool and as quiet as I can. I want an after market cooler and I have gone through this thread plus others but still can find one that would be suitable - I really want a "wind tunnel" type of setup with the airflow if you get my drift...

I'd really appreciate if you could chime in with your cooler details and if its setup to flow with the direction of the intake and exhaust fans on the node304 and other opinions....

Cheers!

If you are not going to overclock then anything would be good. Just have a good airflow. I have the 3770k right now with stock clocks on the intel cooler and it doesn't go beyond 73c with all cores at full load.
 
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Hi guys,

I'm seriously looking at a Node304 but am concerned about which cooler I can get. I'll give you a bit of background first.....

Asrock Z775-ITX (I need the CIR header so I can use an IR remote to turn the system on/off) EDIT - it looks like the Asrock is the best board I can get with CIR, but I've read the CPU socket on the board makes it difficult for a good aftermarket cooler...
I7 3770 - No OC'ing planned
XFX Radeon 7850 Dual Fan Black Ed (wanted a happy medium between performance, size of card and fan noise)
Gskill 16gb kit
1x2tb WD black
1x Intel 520 120GB
A quiet 500w PSU which is less than 160mm long to accomodate for the GPU
Possibly another 3.5" drive later

I'm gonna use this as an XBMC/Hyperspin rig but I want it as cool and as quiet as I can. I want an after market cooler and I have gone through this thread plus others but still can find one that would be suitable - I really want a "wind tunnel" type of setup with the airflow if you get my drift...

I'd really appreciate if you could chime in with your cooler details and if its setup to flow with the direction of the intake and exhaust fans on the node304 and other opinions....

Cheers!

If you really aren't concerned with overclocking and don't care for the built in wifi, get the H77 version of that board instead and spend the difference on a prebuilt watercooler. You can see how well they fit in my pictures on the previous page and you have plenty of room to add a second fan to the radiator if needed.
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Yeah yours looks mint mate.

How do you find the MB? Do you use the CIR at all?

Are you using a GPU?
post #339 of 4292
is it possible to mount a kraken x40 inside this case without losing the pcie?
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Im Updating my signature to a i5 3330 + GB-h77N-WIFI this weekend , and adding a H70 to the system

pics soon.
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