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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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Cable mess


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looks perfect! The neatest 304 I've seen so far.

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Please let me join smile.gif
node 304 3 fan nh d15.jpg

my node build the noctua nh d15 can fit the node 304 with 3 fan setup ( removing the psu cage and the anti vibration pad ).redface.gif
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Silverstone PSU arrived today, it's surprisingly small and with short cable kit I assume the rats nest gone. Will post pics tomorrow after installation rolleyes.gif
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New pics:





Pretty happy with the result, MB cable isn't the cleanest but loads better than my previous solution, routing and tying down the GPU cables took quite some work but worth the effort in the end wink.gif
Biggest gripe is the USB3 cable, it's so sturdy I can't bend it properly without fearing I'll break the connector on the motherboard...
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I agree, the usb cable is hard to route properly. Nice build though.
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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I have a followup question about case fans and PSUs; I'm mainly going to quietness in this build as mentioned a few pages back.

I will have a 970 and i7 in this build, cooled by a noctua NH-U12S with a NF-A15 PWM for exhaust. Haven't bought the intake fans yet, but I will likely opt for two NF-A9 PWMs depending on quietness. Website mentions that the PWM runs at 2000/1500, whereas FLX runs at 1600/1250. Would the FLX be significantly quieter? Would the PWM run at very slow speeds (sub 1kRPM) while it's idle? I'm not sure what the xxxx/yyyy terminology means regarding RPM; does it mean it runs at a speed of yyyy at idle, because in that case it would be quite loud at idle.

I'm also contemplating on adding another 120mm to add to the U12S in the future. Would it be possible to fit two 120mms on the U12S, with a A15 mounted at the rear? If so, should I be looking at the F12, P12, or S12A?

Finally, I'd like to know about the differences between various PSUs. I see people suggesting CoolerMaster V550, Evga GS550, and Seasonic G550. I heard CM has a semi-fanless profile, but Evga is very high quality, but I'm not sure if this choice matters much?
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I have a followup question about case fans and PSUs; I'm mainly going to quietness in this build as mentioned a few pages back.

I will have a 970 and i7 in this build, cooled by a noctua NH-U12S with a NF-A15 PWM for exhaust. Haven't bought the intake fans yet, but I will likely opt for two NF-A9 PWMs depending on quietness. Website mentions that the PWM runs at 2000/1500, whereas FLX runs at 1600/1250. Would the FLX be significantly quieter? Would the PWM run at very slow speeds (sub 1kRPM) while it's idle? I'm not sure what the xxxx/yyyy terminology means regarding RPM; does it mean it runs at a speed of yyyy at idle, because in that case it would be quite loud at idle.

I'm also contemplating on adding another 120mm to add to the U12S in the future. Would it be possible to fit two 120mms on the U12S, with a A15 mounted at the rear? If so, should I be looking at the F12, P12, or S12A?

Finally, I'd like to know about the differences between various PSUs. I see people suggesting CoolerMaster V550, Evga GS550, and Seasonic G550. I heard CM has a semi-fanless profile, but Evga is very high quality, but I'm not sure if this choice matters much?

When idling my A9 PWMs seem to run at about 1k and are very quiet. The FLX would run at a fixed 1600 or 1250 when using the LNA.

As far as I know the CM is not semi-passive, the EVGA should be though.
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Hi guys, how you mount the hard drive on top of your power supply? where the spot for placing the double side tape on the hard drive?
Right now my hard drive look like this
post #5779 of 7093
The ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 only has 1 case fan connector mad.gif so its back to the drawing board...
post #5780 of 7093
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Hi guys, how you mount the hard drive on top of your power supply? where the spot for placing the double side tape on the hard drive?
Right now my hard drive look like this

In your case I think I'd use one hdd bracket, mount the hdd normally and add the ssd to the outside of the bracket. Hdd and ssd on top of the psu seems to block a lot of the airflow.
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