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Welp I crammed my old full tower build into a node yesterday. I don't know why there was so much worrying over PSU size... after removing the useless PSU bracket you have room for just about any size unit you want. My 160mm modular Seasonic fit easily with ~an inch of space to spare once it was pressed all the way over to the left side

This is great to know.

How did you secure it? I like velcro.
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This is great to know.

How did you secure it? I like velcro.
I used two strips of dual sided tape along the edges. It doesn't shift at all, not that there's much room for it to move, haha. The PSU bracket is only held in by 4 screws too. It's super easy to remove.
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I used two strips of dual sided tape along the edges. It doesn't shift at all, not that there's much room for it to move, haha. The PSU bracket is only held in by 4 screws too. It's super easy to remove.

That is great. my psu is actually a bit longer than that its 165mm. but I think I could make it work at least until I can get another shorter psu down the road.

All I need to do is get the micro board and the case. and I am actually coming from an rv03 as well.

I will get to see how much massive stuff I can fit into the tiny case as in an oversized psu and a phanteks heatsink.
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Is the Corsair H90 able to fit into the Node 304 or do I go for the H60 to cool my CPU?
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Is the Corsair H90 able to fit into the Node 304 or do I go for the H60 to cool my CPU?

I'm using an NZXT X40 in mine in a pull configuration, the card just clears(put some thick electrical tape on that side of the radiator). With the radiator at the wall the fan switch would interfere, and probably any bracket screws for a card if you are using one. With just a little modding of the mounting holes a comfortable amount of clearance could be gotten very easily.

EDIT: Looks like it has the same plastic backing plate, I had to mod mine to use it on a P8Z77-I mobo
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The PSU choice for the node is actually less about the size of the PSU than about the cable placement. If the cables are all at the end of the PSU closest to the case front then even a longer video card is not an issue. If you have a modular supply with the cables all over the place then you might have issues.

frack0: I might have already asked but can you mount the X40 so it is in push configuration? This would get you better air flow through the radiator and better cooling temps. Try a spacer on the radiator if needed to push it off the wall a little.
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The PSU choice for the node is actually less about the size of the PSU than about the cable placement. If the cables are all at the end of the PSU closest to the case front then even a longer video card is not an issue. If you have a modular supply with the cables all over the place then you might have issues.

frack0: I might have already asked but can you mount the X40 so it is in push configuration? This would get you better air flow through the radiator and better cooling temps. Try a spacer on the radiator if needed to push it off the wall a little.

Yeah you did already mention it but temps are already awesome, running Prime95 large in-place FFTs does not even cause the fan to bump up from the normal 875-925 RPM. This is actually the configuration the instructions show so possibly the fan is meant to be in pull mode, and there's really no compelling reason to change it.
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Has anyone put a longer video card and a fanless power supply in this case yet? All of the SeaSonic's are 160mm and modular, so it doesn't look like one of those will fit. Going just off newegg, the only other 2 well review fanless power supplies, the KINGWIN STR-500 and Rosewill SilentNight-500 are both 170mm. All that's left if the 160mm FSP Group AURUM XILENSER 500W, but it's not modular and should barely fit, but lacks reviews on newegg, and other review sites say the SeaSonics are better.
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Has anyone put a longer video card and a fanless power supply in this case yet? All of the SeaSonic's are 160mm and modular, so it doesn't look like one of those will fit.

I haven't tried it yet, but I've been eyeing this and the Seasonic fanless 520 watt PSU. From the last 2 pages it sounds like if you remove the PSU bracket it could be doable. Not 100% sure, but if you do try it let me know.

Also, if it doesn't fit I was thinking about turning the PSU around so that the power plug would be on the video card side. If I'm right then it should be at the far end and it could be plugged in easy, leaving the other side for all the cables. This is assuming that the power cord could reach that far, anyway.
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Welp I crammed my old full tower build into a node yesterday. I don't know why there was so much worrying over PSU size... after removing the useless PSU bracket you have room for just about any size unit you want. My 160mm modular Seasonic fit easily with ~an inch of space to spare once it was pressed all the way over to the left side. My 560 Ti TF2 is ~9.5" and has no clearance issues at all. With tighter cable management I could probably fit a 12" card in there.
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