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Originally Posted by joeh4384 View Post

The AS-Rock z97e-itx looks like it has its ports and connectors in the same spot as my board.

Thanks, what about your cooler, can I install one hd bracket and connect cables to 3.5inch drives without interfering with the cooler ?

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for those with the msi 970 gaming, what drivers are you running? from MSI's or from nVidia's site?

reason i ask is on my htpc, i have an asus 7790. the latest drivers from AMD's site does not work...several issues with resolution and hdmi syncing. the drivers from asus works perfectly, even if same catalyst version.




also, i am running off the 4790k intel on board video.
whats the process for installing the msi card? unintall intel drivers, shut down, disable onboard video, install msi card, boot up then install msi/nvidia drivers?
anything else i need to do?
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Yeah before I put the SSD in the front, I had a bracket installed. Always download gpu drivers directly from nvidia. I am running the latest from them. Yes, uninstall the old drivers and install the new card. After that download the latest drivers. I personally like GeForce experience and how it notifies of driver updates and game optimization. AMDs cRAPTR is pretty much garbage compared to it.
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Originally Posted by joeh4384 View Post

Yeah before I put the SSD in the front, I had a bracket installed. Always download gpu drivers directly from nvidia. I am running the latest from them. Yes, uninstall the old drivers and install the new card. After that download the latest drivers. I personally like GeForce experience and how it notifies of driver updates and game optimization. AMDs cRAPTR is pretty much garbage compared to it.

Thanks, good to know. May I ask from what I see you are using SILVERSTONE ST55F-G 550W modullar yes ? Do cables coming out of the PSU press against the MSI 970 as I can't see it on the pictues?
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They are pretty close to the GPU but they do not touch. I bought these which really helped with cable management.

http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Flexible-Modular-PP05-E/dp/B00H7Y3I4M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413910977&sr=8-1&keywords=Silverstone+PSU+short+cable
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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

I have TS120M and if you check my pics you see it fits fine, at least on my board (see my rigs for Parts list). I have two hdd cages mounted and obly thing third one would interfere is gcard (of course). I am currently traveling in Europe so can't give any pics, sry frown.gif But see my older pics and rigs info!
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Im happy smile.gif

Temps are much better than I thought they would be with this case...
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Im happy smile.gif

Temps are much better than I thought they would be with this case...

Nice rig bro! Couple questions:

1. How is h60 performing on your cpu - temps and noise ?
2. How close is the h60 to your MSI GPU ? Is there a gap wide enough so i'm not worried about it ? wink.gif
3. Is your PSU running silient and where did you get cables for it ? Are they the same as modular cables for silverstone psus?
4. Really liking your Windows theme, what is that ?

Would be grateful for your reply wink.gif Best regards:thumb:
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Hi All,

A quick question about the shorter graphics cards i.e. below 170mm so that I can use 3 disk cages.

What will fit into the Node? I've read that it doesn't play well with what some people call a 2.5 slot gfx card but the various websites seem to differ on which category they are e.g. the PNY XLR8 GTX 750 Ti Performance Edition gets called a 2 slot or a 2.5 slot depending upon which vendor you look at.

The 2 slot cards get reasonable reviews/comments for cool and quiet [and that's what I'm after since it's not a gaming box] but short seems to go with fat here.

The single slot cards available seem to have been reviewed as loud, hot and not great choices.

Anybody got any vanilla dual slot 750Ti suggestions that we know will fit?

I'll be using a Gigabyte H97 WiFi board
Edited by MeanGreeny - 10/22/14 at 4:49am
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Originally Posted by MeanGreeny View Post

Hi All,

A quick question about the shorter graphics cards i.e. below 170mm so that I can use 3 disk cages.

What will fit into the Node? I've read that it doesn't play well with what some people call a 2.5 slot gfx card but the various websites seem to differ on which category they are e.g. the MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC gets called a 2 slot or a 2.5 slot depending upon which vendor you look at.

The MSI GTX750Ti cards get pretty good reviews/comments for cool and quiet [and that's what I'm after since it's not a gaming box] but short seems to go with fat here.

The single slot cards available seem to have been reviewed as loud, hot and not great choices.

Anybody got any vanilla dual slot 750Ti suggestions that we know will fit?
Asus abd msi have itx-version of 760, which is 170mm long. Check them too, as msi-model received good reviews too.
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