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post #5741 of 7059
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Originally Posted by Chri5tian View Post

I was wondering if this setup looks ok. Need a good PSU, any recommendations? I appreciate all comments and suggestions smile.gif

Samsung 850 EVO Series MZ-75E500B 500GB
Intel Core i7 4790K 4,0GHz Socket 1150 Box
Fractal Define Node 304
Kingston HyperX Savage DDR3 PC19200/2400MHz Intel CL11 2x8GB
Asus Z97I-Plus
Noctua NH-U14S

Also, I'm buying a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB G1 GAMING cheap from a friend, though it might be a tight fit.

I've heard that the NH-U14S won't fit, so you'd want a U12S or NH-D15 instead.

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post #5742 of 7059
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Uh-oh...my cooler choice just got complicated again...Noctua have announced the D15S (Node Edition*):


http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=112&lng=en&set=2

Single fan to clear ram and offset pipes for PCIe compatibility. Looks like it will be close to the U14 in price. A D15 in a Node without the squashifying could be very attractive.

* Unofficial Edition designation
How is this the Node Edition? tongue.gif
Removing a fan does help for RAM clearance, but that could be done for the original one as well.
It looks like the asymmetrical offset is the major difference, and that helps with PCI-e compatibility. (I don't recall the original one having that issue with current ITX boards)
Nonetheless, I guess they want to cover more ground with this product.

I think squashification is still there because the depth of the cooler is still the same. ohno-smiley02.gif
Refer to the specs on their website for both coolers.

It is interesting because I can recall a user being able to fit the NH-D15 with an ASUS Z97-I Plus without any issue.
But yet, there is DT who was not able to get it to fit. Same with another user using an ASUS Z97-I Plus. eh-smiley.gif

@Chri5tian Original Post (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by Chri5tian View Post

I was wondering if this setup looks ok. Need a good PSU, any recommendations? I appreciate all comments and suggestions smile.gif

Samsung 850 EVO Series MZ-75E500B 500GB
Intel Core i7 4790K 4,0GHz Socket 1150 Box
Fractal Define Node 304
Kingston HyperX Savage DDR3 PC19200/2400MHz Intel CL11 2x8GB
Asus Z97I-Plus
Noctua NH-U14S

Also, I'm buying a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB G1 GAMING cheap from a friend, though it might be a tight fit.
Looking good overall. Gaming build? biggrin.gif

The Noctua NH-U14S does indeed fit. wink.gif
It will be a tight fit.
You might need to ride the front fan a little higher depending on the RAM height.
Refer to https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ndf8TW for an example. Browse more build to see other perspectives.

A good place to start is the EVGA 550 GS. It features a semi-fanless design, flat black cables, and full modularity.
The Seasonic G550 is a classic that has been used often in this case. Another recent favorite is the CoolerMaster V550S.
The Silverstone Strider Gold S Series ST55F-G is another option.
The Node 304 can accommodate up to a 160mm non-modular unit, or a 150mm modular unit with a full length GPU.

The Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming fits without an issue. Refer to post #5710 please.
post #5743 of 7059
I've been away for quite a while but I feel the urge to tell about current purchases to people who understand... upgraded my SSD to BX100 500 GB and crappy Corsair CX 600M to Silverstone Strider 550W (SST-ST55F-G). Now next step is either getting rid of internal HDD and velcroing SSD to front panel or finding some way to keep the HDD and get rid of HDD cage. Oh, I also put back the H80i instead of NH-D14 and got both better temps and lots of room.

Do you have any ideas about how to solve the storage problem since HDD would be nice to keep and also do you happen to know whether H80i would function well enough with single fan? rolleyes.gif
ps. Both SSD and PSU were on sale, SSD not all that much but PSU -33% thumb.gif
post #5744 of 7059
Working on it right now, tried to route the mb cable under the front fans, seemed to work at first until I noticed it actually bent the frame of the fan, not worth ruining the fans over.

Really like the idea though, so thinking of routing the mb cable over the psu anyway although it will block the airflow a little bit..
post #5745 of 7059
I think i came to the wrong place, not really getting the answers I need in here take care!
post #5746 of 7059
Just put it together, it's blissfully quiet, without the GPU biggrin.gif

Except for the ticking the fan on the CPU is now making.. it doesn't appear to be hitting anything, only thing I've done to it is rotate it to accommodate the length of the cable.. Guess i'll take it apart even though those clips on the heatsink are a pain in the ass frown.gif


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I think i came to the wrong place, not really getting the answers I need in here take care!

What exactly is the question?
post #5747 of 7059
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Looking to order my first build ever, let me know what you think..I can't decide on PSU and CPU cooler as I'd liked to run something inline with the rear fan so im leaning towards a Noctua...there is no window so I'm not worried about things not matching. My budget was 1k with OS but there aren't many sales going on right now so unsure if I'm still going to buy everything at once or try to catch sales here and there....
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($339.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.95 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1065.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-18 00:04 EDT-0400

PSU: Seasonic G550

Cooler: Noctua NH U14S / Noctua D15 / Thermalright True Spirit 140 Power / CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO

Get the K version of your processor, going for a Z97 motherboard is pointless if can't OC.

edit: don't get mad because people are not answering your questions, we are not customer support. If you had taken 5 minutes reading the OP and looking at pics, you could have answered these questions by yourself.
Edited by bobsaget - 5/19/15 at 12:56pm
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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post #5748 of 7059
Or if you want to save some money go for a 4460/4590 and a B85/H97 board wink.gif
post #5749 of 7059
Well seems like the CPU fan just broke on me, tested it directly on the mainboard, with the splitter, LNA and the extension, the ticking just seems to be random, sometimes it starts, sometimes it doesn't. Luckily I can use the PC without the CPU fan for just normal work, will have to get it replaced asap I guess...
post #5750 of 7059
Sorry to ask if you said it already, but what's your cpu cooler and fan?
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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