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So it seems like the only significant issue with this case is the distance between the power supply and the graphics card.

The 140mm Silverstone power supply seems to work well, but I am curious about other options as well. Assuming that a normal ATX psu is 150mm, 10 mm is quite a small difference. What if you used a power supply with flat cables? It seems like this has more space saving potential than a short, modular psu with non flat cables. Plus the flat, all black, cables look much more appealing.

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

vs

SILVERSTONE ST65F-G 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256086

Has anyone used a normal size ATX psu with modular flat cables and a long gpu?

I have a Corsair cx500m that has flat cables. It doesn't touch my video card at all. The part where the cables attach itself to the psu is on the far said away from where the gpu is. Pictured below.


 
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Hi guys, on unrelated note. I have installed newish Noctua NF-A15 (150mm width) fan as a main exhaust for my node 304 and it fits perfectly(no conflict with PCI-e). IMHO very quiet and moves a lot of air! Here is a pic :
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Hi guys, on unrelated note. I have installed newish Noctua NF-A15 (150mm width) fan as a main exhaust for my node 304 and it fits perfectly(no conflict with PCI-e). IMHO very quiet and moves a lot of air! Here is a pic :

Thanks, I have been wondering whether the Macho would fit in the 304 with the ASUS board. Is it still possible to get a push fan on the Macho? What is the RAM and GPU clearance like? Any chance of some more photos?
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Originally Posted by Bedo View Post

So it seems like the only significant issue with this case is the distance between the power supply and the graphics card.

The 140mm Silverstone power supply seems to work well, but I am curious about other options as well. Assuming that a normal ATX psu is 150mm, 10 mm is quite a small difference. What if you used a power supply with flat cables? It seems like this has more space saving potential than a short, modular psu with non flat cables. Plus the flat, all black, cables look much more appealing.

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088

vs

SILVERSTONE ST65F-G 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256086

Has anyone used a normal size ATX psu with modular flat cables and a long gpu?

... and I use a COrsair HX650 with 150mm and a GTX660ti from MSi, no issues too.

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Thanks for that above shot! Looks like I can have a card up to 10.5" with the AX760i smile.gif
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Alright so I stopped by Microcenter last night and acquired some goodies. Build listed below.

Case: Fractal Node 304 (Bought last night)
CPU: Intel i7-3770K (Bought last night)
CPU Cooler: H80i or H60 - still can't decide - anyone have a suggestion on this one?
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe (Bought last night)
Ram: not sure yet - too many to choose from
GPU: MSI GTX 680 Lightning (already own)
PSU: Silverstone 650 Watt + Short cable kit (still need to buy)
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Here is the Corsair cx500m with a 4870 in the case. Has plenty of room to work with.


What video card is that?
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I test fitted the 680 Lightning and didn't run into any issues. The screw holes for the bracket did not line up very well. It will require some pressure and wiggling to get them to line up. The voltage control deal on top of the 680 might block one of my SATA ports, which is no big deal.





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Hey rossb,

I have already discussed Macho compatibility earlier in this thread. Basicly NO, it doesn't fit with push fan, unless you remove exhaust fan(A15 in my case). You might also notice that for same reason my HR-02 is mounted backwards. In All honesty if you are thinking of going with active cooling on your CPU heatsink, just go for True Spirit 140 fits much nicely and you get much more place to work with (although fan mounting can still be tough). As a matter of fact I think there is a threat already discussing TS140 in node 304 http://www.overclock.net/t/1349766/build-log-node-304-silent-workstation.

You can buy TS140 at Nan's http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TS-140
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Does anyone know what the notches that run the entire length of the case are for? Has anyone used them for whatever purpose they serve?



Edit: Never mind, answered my own question (I think). They are for using zip ties rolleyes.gif
Edited by Bedo - 1/29/13 at 8:47am
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