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Definitely consider going for a 4460 or 4590 then, for the motherboard have a look at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157526 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128735

When going for the Phoenix board you could consider going for a SSD like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148951 but make sure to read some reviews before buying.

Thanks again

Here is my new list and everything is on sale now so I'm saving close to $150 off my old list!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($78.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.45 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1057.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Originally Posted by DHphoto View Post

Thanks again

Here is my new list and everything is on sale now so I'm saving close to $150 off my old list!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($78.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.45 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1057.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Sounds like a winner.

Not a big fan of CM coolers, have used two before and both (sealed) packages came incomplete, kind of a bummer hehe.. Though once installed they were both fine coolers wink.gif
post #5763 of 7113
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Thanks again

Here is my new list and everything is on sale now so I'm saving close to $150 off my old list!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($78.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.45 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1057.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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id swap the CPU cooler for a be quiet! pure rock - not a lot more $$$ but you get better perf/noise ratio and a really high quality fan for <50AUD (not sure USD)
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Originally Posted by InfraRedRabbit View Post

id swap the CPU cooler for a be quiet! pure rock - not a lot more $$$ but you get better perf/noise ratio and a really high quality fan for <50AUD (not sure USD)

Since I'm not overclocking there isn't much since in going that route (its about $10 more) plenty have ran it in this case with no issues even when overclocked. I doubt its that loud so just stick with the Evo
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@trento
What are the specs for your build?
Some background information would be nice

it's an i5 4440. AIO Deepcool Maelstrom 120k with Noctua fans. Asus H97i. Sapphire R9 270x toxic.

Have been tinkering with the cable management. My conclusion is it's best to use a smaller modular psu and do away with the fan controller. Things are a lot neater now. Here's a before/after.



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Originally Posted by trento View Post

it's an i5 4440. AIO Deepcool Maelstrom 120k with Noctua fans. Asus H97i. Sapphire R9 270x toxic.

Have been tinkering with the cable management. My conclusion is it's best to use a smaller modular psu and do away with the fan controller. Things are a lot neater now. Here's a before/after.




Looks much nicer indeed.

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Originally Posted by DHphoto View Post

Thanks again

Here is my new list and everything is on sale now so I'm saving close to $150 off my old list!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.50 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($78.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.45 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1057.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Looks fine to me, your CPU cooler choice is more than OK since you're not overclocking.

I have some doubt about the EVGA GS550, you may run into compatibility issues with your graphics card. The cable connectors could hit the back of the GPU since their location is not optimal.

That's a comparison between a Seasonic G550 (which is compatible) and an EVGA GS550:

EVGA


Seasonic (to be reversed in your build, so that the non-modular cables are at the far right, and the modular connectors go under your GPU)

Edited by bobsaget - 5/21/15 at 1:34am
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Yes, it might be a close fit, but the EVGA is 10mm shorter than the Seasonic. 150mm vs 160mm and Fractal does state that a 150mm modular supply is within the prescribed spatial parameters. Or something.
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Originally Posted by Fractal Node Specs 
ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length (To fit in combination with a long graphics card, PSUs with modular connectors on the back typically need to be shorter than 160 mm)
Graphics cards, up to 310mm in length, when 2 HDD slots (1 HDD hanging bracket total) are removed (Graphics cards longer than 170 mm will conflict with PSUs longer than 160mm)


I'm plan to put a GS550 in a Node with a CM V550 as a backup. Definitely not both at once. I'm keen to find out if the fanless mode works as well as it does on the G2 750.

The new GS650 (seasonic-built) got a 9.1 out of 10 from JohnnyGuru.
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I didn't check the dimensions, if the GS550 is 1cm shorter it might be OK.

Looks like a very nice PSU. First semi-passive PSU compatible with our little Nodes?
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for my rig, i could not fit a trix even with a 150mm psu. the only one tat worked was a 140mm psu. Mine is a Silverstone ST55F-G. Corsair's CS550m should work too,

Do note it's the bare minimum. The tri x has a backplate so it's actually a thicker card. i would say if wana play safe, go for a 140mm.
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for my rig, i could not fit a trix even with a 150mm psu. the only one tat worked was a 140mm psu. Mine is a Silverstone ST55F-G. Corsair's CS550m should work too,

Do note it's the bare minimum. The tri x has a backplate so it's actually a thicker card. i would say if wana play safe, go for a 140mm.

My reference GTX980 (which includes a backplate) fits just fine with a G550.

BTW your updated cable management inspired me. It took me 20 minutes and 5 zipties to come up with this result. Note that running cables under the GTX980 is quite difficult since the cooler is going as low as the GPU (which is not always not the case with manufacturers' custom solutions).

I had to clean the inside a bit for the pictures, I hadn't opened my case since last November thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif:

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Global view



Cable mess


Ziptie1


Ziptie2


Zipties 3,4,5


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Crucial MX200 500gb Scythe Kabuto 3 w/ Gentle Typhoon PWM Windows 10 Pro 64 BenQ XL2411T 
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Artisan Hien XSoft & Aorus P3XL Fiio E10K & Sennheiser HD6XX w/ ModMic 4 
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Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Thermalright TS140 Power w/ Noctua NFA15 PWM Windows 10 Pro 64 BenQ XL2411T 
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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 
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