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I'm using a True Spirit 140 Power from Thermalright, it's a bit more than 170mm tall. I removed the metal drive mount and it fits without any issue.
NCASE M1
(14 items)
 
Node 304
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @ 4.5ghz Asus Z170i Pro Reference GTX 980 @ stock Kingston HyperX 2*8gb @ 2800 mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX200 500gb Noctua NH-U9S push/pull Windows 10 Pro 64b BenQ XL2411T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Realforce 88UB, Realforce 23UB Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V5 black Zowie FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
Mouse PadAudio
Artisan Hien XSoft, Aorus P3XL Fiio E10K, Sennheiser HD380, Yeti Blue, Logitec... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Zotac reference GTX 980 G.Skill Ares 8gb (2x4gb) ddr3-1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Thermalright TS140 Power w/ Noctua NFA15 PWM Windows 10 Pro 64 BenQ XL2411T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 88UB, Topre Realforce 23UB, Vor... Seasonic G-Series 550W modded w/ BeQuiet fan Fractal Design Node 304 w/ BeQuiet fans Zowie-BenQ FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Aorus P3X, Artisan Hien XSOFT Fiio Olympus E10K Sennheiser HD 380 Pro, ModMic 4.0, Logitech Z623 
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NCASE M1
(14 items)
 
Node 304
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @ 4.5ghz Asus Z170i Pro Reference GTX 980 @ stock Kingston HyperX 2*8gb @ 2800 mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX200 500gb Noctua NH-U9S push/pull Windows 10 Pro 64b BenQ XL2411T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Realforce 88UB, Realforce 23UB Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V5 black Zowie FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
Mouse PadAudio
Artisan Hien XSoft, Aorus P3XL Fiio E10K, Sennheiser HD380, Yeti Blue, Logitec... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Zotac reference GTX 980 G.Skill Ares 8gb (2x4gb) ddr3-1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Thermalright TS140 Power w/ Noctua NFA15 PWM Windows 10 Pro 64 BenQ XL2411T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Topre Realforce 88UB, Topre Realforce 23UB, Vor... Seasonic G-Series 550W modded w/ BeQuiet fan Fractal Design Node 304 w/ BeQuiet fans Zowie-BenQ FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Aorus P3X, Artisan Hien XSOFT Fiio Olympus E10K Sennheiser HD 380 Pro, ModMic 4.0, Logitech Z623 
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Hello fellow 304 owners. I'm new here and also kinda a noob in PC building as I haven't done it in over 10 years. I did quite a lot of research but still have some questions. I'm selling my ps4 and adding some money to build a powerfull mini-itx gaming rig, so far I've decided to get:

-node 304 (duh wink.gif
-I5-4690K cpu.
-MSI 970 gtx gaming card

Not sure about the rest.

-COOLING - I was thinking about getting noctua nh-l9i or thermalright apx-100 cooler(with noctua fan) for the cpu but realize they might not do enough about cooling. I want the pc to be quiet and i've read water cooling can be loud due to pump or loud fans on h80i for example. Therefore I going for air preferably with noctua to be quiet. Not planning to overclock atm but in the future who knows. I would like to be able to mount 1 or 2 hard drive brackets therefore not sure about tower coolers.

- MOTHERBOARD -was thinking ASrock, MSI or asus (the gold one) are pretty cheap - which ones do you recommend for standard air cooling and node304? Also I've read there are only 2 fan inputs on mini-itx motherboards, does that mean I can only plug in CPU fan and back fan, what about the front ones ? Do i connect the front and back together and then plug it togheter to one slot on the mobo ?

- RAM- low profile ram from corsair good?

- PSU - I heard modular is better in cable management, i've seen silverstone 550w is a popular choice in 304 owners, is it quiet, no fan whine ?


Looking forward to read your comments and recommendations for first time builder thumb.gif
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I have my node running at my parents house so I can use it there plus my nephew is there a lot. I bought a MSI 970 with intentions of putting it in my HTPC at my house for TV/ folding use but it didn't fit so I had to put it in the node to swap for the 780ti in there. I took a risk considering pcpartpicker said it would fit in the Silverstone GD05 but it doesn't. I get great temps in the 60s, I am pretty impressed with Maxwell's performance specially for SFF builds.

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Originally Posted by bydus View Post

Hello fellow 304 owners. I'm new here and also kinda a noob in PC building as I haven't done it in over 10 years. I did quite a lot of research but still have some questions. I'm selling my ps4 and adding some money to build a powerfull mini-itx gaming rig, so far I've decided to get:

-node 304 (duh wink.gif
-I5-4690K cpu.
-MSI 970 gtx gaming card

Not sure about the rest.

-COOLING - I was thinking about getting noctua nh-l9i or thermalright apx-100 cooler(with noctua fan) for the cpu but realize they might not do enough about cooling. I want the pc to be quiet and i've read water cooling can be loud due to pump or loud fans on h80i for example. Therefore I going for air preferably with noctua to be quiet. Not planning to overclock atm but in the future who knows. I would like to be able to mount 1 or 2 hard drive brackets therefore not sure about tower coolers.

- MOTHERBOARD -was thinking ASrock, MSI or asus (the gold one) are pretty cheap - which ones do you recommend for standard air cooling and node304? Also I've read there are only 2 fan inputs on mini-itx motherboards, does that mean I can only plug in CPU fan and back fan, what about the front ones ? Do i connect the front and back together and then plug it togheter to one slot on the mobo ?

- RAM- low profile ram from corsair good?

- PSU - I heard modular is better in cable management, i've seen silverstone 550w is a popular choice in 304 owners, is it quiet, no fan whine ?


Looking forward to read your comments and recommendations for first time builder thumb.gif
I have a very similar build only difference is Z87/4670k. The node is good for a big tower cooler like the Evo 212 depending on what motherboard. The AS-Rock board gives more seperation from the PCIe Slot. I have had no problems with the AS-Rock board in my node. I have the 550w and it could be quieter. It probably is the noisiest thing in my node but it isn't unbearably loud or anything plus the short cables made cable management really clean for a small build. Here are some quick pics of my updated build with the MSI GTX 970.











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Thanks for a reply, i've decided to go for ASROCK Z97M-ITX board. Anyone has MSI 970gtx on it and can confirm it fits or can point me to a right page in this thread to look at the build ? smile.gifthumb.gif
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If you look above, I just posted a pick of the MSI Gaming GTX 970. It fits great and runs nice and cool in the node. I didn't do much testing yet but it was folding in the low 60s when I left last night. I ran a bone stock firestrike score of 9528.
Edited by joeh4384 - 10/21/14 at 5:47am
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Originally Posted by joeh4384 View Post

If you look above, I just posted a pick of the MSI Gaming GTX 970. It fits great and runs nice and cool in the node. I didn't do much testing yet but it was folding in the low 60s when I left last night. I ran a bone stock firestrike score of 9528.

I have smile.gif . But like you said you use z87 board and I wanted to get z97, is it excaclty the same as z87 in terms of size, port placements etc?
Edited by bydus - 10/21/14 at 7:04am
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The AS-Rock z97e-itx looks like it has its ports and connectors in the same spot as my board.
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So, after doing a lot more research I decided that although the stock CPU cooler on the chip I'll be ordering is sufficiently quiet, it doesn't cool very well. So based on that I decided that I'd get a different heatsink/fan.

I was about ready to pull the trigger on the Thermalright True Spirit 140 but then discovered that it wouldn't fit with 6 drives. Even the TS120M looks like it might be a problem. Urgh. So my questions:

1) Does anyone have a setup with a TS120M and all 6 drive bays loaded? Photos?
2) What's the quietest cooler I can get that can fit w/ 6 drives? I don't need crazy cooling (85W, stock speeds, no OC) so noise is the priority.

Thanks
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