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I might actually even use white acrylic panels then friction fit clear windows onto them because there are some things that should stay unseen tongue.gif
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Excellent strategy! That sounds like a nice combo. I am looking forward to an update! wheee.gif
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I'm really interested to see how installing your motherboard goes for you. I ran into major problems with mine. The audio card had cross threaded screws and the card itself seemed to extend too far back. The only way I going to be able to fit the board was to either not install the i/o shield or hack it up with some tin snips. I chose the latter and cut a slit to let the audio card fit.

Well it was a challenge indeed .. not to mention the VRM module screws were in the way and there was nothing in the manual saying they had to be removed before mounting into the case. My I/O shield was almost always somehow bent, wavy .. in the end I just pressed hard and now there's just a slight problem around the central part .. the sound card screws holders were bent too, had to make them level with the board. Not nice to see that kind of things with the most expensive m-itx motherboard out there.
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@squallSK
I personally use Noctua. The have a good balance between performance and acoustics. I am not sure about Be Quiet! fans, but I heard that they work well.
Your PSU will limit your future GPU choice, but your are in luck because the Maxwell series GPUs are more efficient and use less power now.

I think black is to go-to color for being slick and making a statement. It is easier to hide cables because the colors blend.
White is bold in its own way, but you have to take care to the details otherwise it will look messy. Cables stand out and finding a color scheme that works is slightly more tricky.

I might try the be quiet! ones .. will let you know what I think then wink.gif
I second that the cables stand out, I just have white furniture around my TV, so it looks like it belongs smile.gif

Anyway, some pictures of my build ..





The messy side tongue.gif

Overall the temperatures are great. Not having a GPU helped a lot.

Now just need to replace the case fans .. not that they are loud, but I can feel them biggrin.gif
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Hi guys, I just want to ask if the Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 with a CS550M PSU will fit on the Node? Thanks
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Hello. Welcome!

The Node 304 can accommodate up to a 160mm PSU, and a 150mm modular PSU.
The PSU you specified is a 140mm modular PSU, and will work with any GPU. You will even have space to tuck the cables behind the GPU. thumb.gif
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Hello. Welcome!

The Node 304 can accommodate up to a 160mm PSU, and a 150mm modular PSU.
The PSU you specified is a 140mm modular PSU, and will work with any GPU. You will even have space to tuck the cables behind the GPU. thumb.gif

Thanks! But will the 970 fit even if its length is 312mm?
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Thanks! But will the 970 fit even if its length is 312mm?
FD states 310mm is maxinum lenght. Do you strictly want G1?
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FD states 310mm is maxinum lenght. Do you strictly want G1?

Yes since its one of the 2 cards currently on stock near us. The other one is an MSI GTX 970 Gaming. I'd probably go with MSI if it has a backplate though.
I also heard that you can fit a Gigagbyte 970 on the node. I'm just not sure if its the G1 or normal windforce edition.
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Yes since its one of the 2 cards currently on stock near us. The other one is an MSI GTX 970 Gaming. I'd probably go with MSI if it has a backplate though.
I also heard that you can fit a Gigagbyte 970 on the node. I'm just not sure if its the G1 or normal windforce edition.

I have G1 on my R4. I can highly recommend it by performance but it I can't say it fits. If you are in no hurry, I could try G1 on node.
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