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The size of this is only a bit larger than the Sugo's. This case isn't a monstruo like the Prodigy, either. I can see this as being a pretty good case. I'm digging the brushed aluminum, too.
And hurrah, Fractal Design stepped up to remove the frickin' 5.25 drive bays wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

And that is a positive how? I need a Bluray drive in my pc's for my large collection of movies. I went with the Lian Li Mini ITX case so I could use it as a portable media player around the house.

Sure we rarely need media for software programs (and external drive can be used as needed) but there is no way I am giving up my purchased Bluray collection.
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Thanks for your reply, Did you go with windows 8 64 or windows 8 pro 64 bit?
I went with Pro since I Remote Desktop in more then I actually sit down in front of my desk biggrin.gif
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And that is a positive how? I need a Bluray drive in my pc's for my large collection of movies. I went with the Lian Li Mini ITX case so I could use it as a portable media player around the house.

Sure we rarely need media for software programs (and external drive can be used as needed) but there is no way I am giving up my purchased Bluray collection.

External drives are not so bad. I know its just more convenient for it to be built in, but external Drive plus Wi-Di on the mobo has pretty much made me forget about the loss of the 5.25.
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I purchased the Seasonic Fanless 520w, and was originally planning on purchasing that Asus GTX 570 mini, however after looking at the price I am now unsure of what GPU to get. I installed everything as its meant to be, what I mean by that is no modding was done. The 24pin plug on the power supply blocks where the GPU should extend. Does anyone know how I would fit a GTX 560 TI or 570 in, without having to use a different power supply.
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actually is a big mistake to remove the 5'25" drive for itx casing are usually used for media center...which means you still need a blue ray drive biggrin.gif
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Well the noise levels of those cards under load defeats the purpose of getting fanless PSU in my perspective

@ About 5,25'
I really liked that it's removed. How many times you really youe that drive , one , two, three per month ( best case scenario ) ? It's not worth that space, and if you really need it you can buy external one which isn't expensive.
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Well the noise levels of those cards under load defeats the purpose of getting fanless PSU in my perspective

@ About 5,25'
I really liked that it's removed. How many times you really youe that drive , one , two, three per month ( best case scenario ) ? It's not worth that space, and if you really need it you can buy external one which isn't expensive.

you are right about the 5.25", I don't even mount it on my casing anymore.

but considering the fact that itx casings are usually use as media center, I think a 5.25" is important for playing BLUE RAY cds.
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Hi! Your cooler should work fine, and I'm looking at swapping out my air cooler for the same unit, actually. As far as a PSU, I'd go with at least 450W, 80-plus. The Silverstone Striders are nice, short, module and pack plenty of juice for a build like this, so you shouldn't have problems fitting the GPU.

For me, anything above a 7950 would probably be waaaaay overkill, but hey! This is OC.NET! If you're only gaming at 1080p though, I really don't see the extra being necessary.

The PSU is my issue as this website doesn't have the striders frown.gif

anyone used this model or have another one to propose? (they don't have other silverstone as advised many times).I have no clue which PSU could fit with the vapor 7950?

thanks for the opinion on the graffic card, thought the same but thought 7970 would be more future proof. I'll stick to the 7950 from sapphire except if i ever find a PSU tongue.gif
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agree, with temps like that why bother. where does that 3550 clock itself to under load?

I have all cores set to 3.9 GHz and it holds there fine under heavy load and gaming load. I left power saving on and get much lower temps and speeds at idle.
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Hi guys, I just recently ordered some parts for my node 304 build and I wanted some suggestions for the PSU as well as a potential air cooler for my non-OC 3470 on a Gigabyte H77N-Wifi.

1) I have heard that the gigabyte H77N/Z77N has problems with many bigger air coolers unlike the asus boards and I was wondering what you guys would recommend. I can stick with stock, but is the stock intel cooler loud? If it is, I would like an air cooler (don't want to spend 60+$ on a AIO water cooler) , but I don't want a low profile air cooler with stock like performance or loud fans. I know you can fit a big cooler such as a hyper212 in the case, but due to the gigabyte mobos apparently being restrictive on some air coolers, im not sure. Could anyone with gigabyte ITX boards care to enlighten me on good relatively cheap coolers for the gigabyte boards?

2) I still haven't decided on what psu to get. The card I will order will likely be a 7950 and clearance is 140mm for psus, so I assume most modular psus won't fit without problems. If there are modular psus sold on amazon (other sites give me exorbitant shipping in Hawaii, and return policies on amazon are generally best) that will work with a big 10" gpu, please tell me, because if possible, I would like to keep cables without clutter. Would a pcpower & cooling semi-modular fit with a 7950?
Otherwise, here is a list I compiled of all the good non-modular power supplies I would want to get (only the ones sold on amazon). The integra r2 is not in this list because it doesn't have Japanese caps and it's OEM is not Seasonic. Anybody have a psu in the image they can recommend? I was thinking the xfx or the hale82n because they both have 5 year warranties. Noise is also rather important in this build, so I would like a relatively quiet psu.




Thanks for all the help, this is my first post on ocnet! tongue.gif

Edit: The Kingston HyperX memory I got is 30mm in height if that's any help for cpu coolers..
Edited by hawaiims - 4/18/13 at 12:05am
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Of the PSUs you listed I would go with the Corsair, my experience is stay away from XFX stuff. I am using a Fractal Design Integra R2 650 and am having no issues with it.

If you are not going to overclock the stock cooler should be fine. The Intel stock units are not very loud unless they come under heavy load. As for tower coolers and how they fit I will defer to others. I am using an AiO and am very happy with it.
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