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post #621 of 7059
Figured I'd post a link to my thread regarding my build in this case, so far I'm really loving it!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1396533/node-304-build-tpc-812-ax750

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post #622 of 7059
It's worth poinitng out that Miptzi probably talks about BRONZE HX650 (150mm). I also have this model and it fits just fine, newer GOLD HX650 is just like the rest of the PSUs - 160mm. So be careful and select BRONZE model and don't make the mistake I made smile.gif
post #623 of 7059
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Originally Posted by PcZac View Post

The 660ti I want to use is 10.7in vs the 10.43in of the MSI 660TI, will that still fit?

Do you have any pictures of the psu/gpu area in your case?

ya, got them here






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It's worth poinitng out that Miptzi probably talks about BRONZE HX650 (150mm). I also have this model and it fits just fine, newer GOLD HX650 is just like the rest of the PSUs - 160mm. So be careful and select BRONZE model and don't make the mistake I made smile.gif

and that too, lol
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Anyone have any recommendations on front fan replacements for better flow and perhaps even better noise?
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Haven't seen too many people change out the front fans- with the built in controller they seem to do their job pretty well.
 
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Seems there was some pics I saw a while back of some noctua fans in the 304 but I can't find it anymore, seems most of my noise anyways is from my 1TB mech drive frown.gif
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now I have 3x3tb in my Node and I only heard the exhaust fan.... no front or HDD noise
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My 1TB drive is a barracuda drive from a build 4 years ago - it was noisy when I first bought it and it's noisy now - it's not a clanky/clicky noise, just a whoosing sound that goes away as soon as I disconnect the hdds sata power.

I have a 1TB green drive that's pretty new, thinking of swapping them out as I hardly ever use my 1TB anyways and this way it'll probably be a lot more quiet.
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post #629 of 7059
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Originally Posted by xyexz View Post

Anyone have any recommendations on front fan replacements for better flow and perhaps even better noise?

I have replaced mine with Noctua NF-B9, the PWM means I can let the motherboard and CPU temp control the fan speeds.
Edited by Mopar63 - 6/3/13 at 12:25pm
post #630 of 7059
i personally think the stock fans are already quiet? although im using the front fans as an exhaust since i dont think it pushes air far enough for an intake.

question for those people who uses non-blower type of coolers for their GPU: is it fine to use them? i mean, it doesnt make the 304 a "heatbox"? i sold my 660 and planning to get a non-blower type cooler for my GPU.

last question, anyone have a list of tower air coolers that fits fine inside the 304? assuming there is at least 1 HDD bay that is being used. currently using an antec 620 but im not confident leaving my pc unattended for long hours because there is still a chance that it might leak for some wierd reason. only cpu cooler that i know that it would fit with two fans is the hyper 212 evo. maybe i was thinking there are better air coolers there than the hyper 212. the ones showed on this thread are most likely not available here in our country!

Thanks,

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Edited by Dyaems - 6/4/13 at 5:18pm
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