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That is some exceptional cable and tube management, nicely done. thumb.gif
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That is some exceptional cable and tube management, nicely done. thumb.gif
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I always feel like I've won when I see people with custom liquid cooled setups that are half the machine I have with stock cooling wink.gif
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I will take a stab at this. Mine is obviously more for data storage, but I have been considering downsizing my gaming machine for some Node on Node action biggrin.gif
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1) Cooler choice. I plan on keeping hard drive bays for 4 hdds. I typically go with "Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo" because I had great experience with them, but I've read somewhere that it's not going to be compatible with Node 304. :/

What are my alternatives except the ones mentioned in this article: "Moving to the interior, we recommend utilizing a thin tower heatsink like the Scythe Ashura, Phanteks PH-TC12DX, Noctua NH-U12S/U14S, or SilverStone Argon series"

From the looks of it the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo should be just fine. It's dimensions are 159mm (H) x 116mm (W) x 51mm (D) the Noctua U12S is 158mm (H) x 125mm (W) x 45mm (D) so you are only talking about 6mm or 1/4" difference in the thickness of the coolers. The SST-AR03 159mm (H) x 140mm (W) x 50mm (D).

Also did some Googe-Fu and found this post with pictures of the Hyper 212 Evo installed in a Node.
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2) PSU. :/ I want a quiet one that will fit in this case. I've read a lot of concerns about modular ones specifically in Node 304, but no definitive answers on the PSUs available to me (No SeaSonic, be quiet, kingwin). Maybe if you can suggest a list of them that are known to work in combinations with GTX970/980?

The one I'm looking at right now is "SilverStone Nightjar series NJ520" it's one of the few available to me, but it's modular and quite lengthy, so I'm not sure. :/
The other one is "SilverStone SFX Series SX500-LG", will it be quiet? Will it have enough juice to run Asus GTX 980, 2 HDDs and 1 SSD? wink.gif

Here's what Fractal says on their site:
  • 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)

This was going to be a major dilemma for my build, making sure I have enough juice to run my 980 ti. You can remove the psu mounting bracket to give you a few more mm of space. The NJ520 is 160mm so it's starting to push the limits of space. I don't have first hand experience sticking an ATX psu into the case, so maybe someone who has will chime in.
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3) What would you recommend for HDDs? I plan on making a mirror of two HDDs. Mainly to store data, but it seems that I will offload some games/filedump there as well, as most games do not care about storage that much. I read some concerns about WD Green series in terms of constant spin-up process that nukes the life cycle of the disk. I have my eyes on Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 1 TB drives for now. But i'm afraid of vibration a bit. wink.gif

I have 5 of the 2TB versions in my Node server and I don't notice spin up/vibration at all. With the Node's stock HDD brackets and their anti vibration mounting I wouldn't worry about it.
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Thank you for your reply, Fritzz!

159mm (H) x 116mm (W) x 51mm (D) - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
158mm (H) x 125mm (W) x 45mm (D) - Noctua U12S
159mm (H) x 140mm (W) x 50mm (D) - The SST-AR03
+ 120mm x 120mm x 25mm fans

It seems there's no difference between Hyper 212 Evo and the AR03 then.

The post you've linked makes me sad. wink.gif

  • "212 Evo backplate and the P8Z77-I Deluxe's circuitry" - some crazy workarounds smile.gif Rubber and some juggling.
  • "Memory and the 212 Evo" - low-profile memory should be used I take it? But it does not mention if both slots will fit.
  • "Now, spots 1 + 2 are taken up by the full size graphics card, spot 6 can easily fit one full size 3.5" drive in the rightmost bay, but spots 3-5 are ridiculously hard to fit 3.5" drives into (2.5" drives you can mount backwards - in fact I recommend it if your PSU's cables are long enough - so they're fine). To do it, I had to whip out some SATA cables with 90° connectors from a previous build (the P8Z77-I Deluxe package gives you 1x 90° 6GB/s SATA cable" - this is my scenario too it seems, I will have an M.2 type SSD disk mounted on the back and two 3.5 disks in mirror in slots 6 and 5. Slot 5 is going to be a pain to assemble.

I've actually contacted the PSU support and their reply was a bit shady and non-definite:
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Dear ******,

Many thanks for your request.

According to specification of Fractal Design PSUs need to be shorter than 160mm with modular cable management if you are going to install long expansion cards.
As our PSU Nightjar Series NJ520 has got modular cable management and a length of 160mm it might be tough.

Best regards,
So it's not compatible, unless I use two-way scotch to mount the PSU a bit closer to the other case side.

Eh, so I'll probably keep my fingers crossed and hope I can get Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU for this build. Cause it just might be that I'll find some available.

If someone's interested the only other PSU that qualified the Node 304 mini-ITX and the silence craze were:
Corsair CS550M 550W modular 80 PLUS Gold or Corsair CS550M 450W modular 80 PLUS Gold - both are semi-modular (cable management issues) and the 450W one requires some voodoo if you want double 6 PIN connectors, it only has one out of the box. But judging by specs - it will be sufficient to power i5 + GTX 970 or even GTX 980. Both of these PSUs have less than 20 dbA, which is quiet and that's at 100% load.

Corsair RMs are quiet too, but too big if you want a full length video card, unless the two-way scotch thing.

SilverStone SFX Series SX500-LG and SilverStone SFX Series SX600-LG are so noisy - you'll cry + coil whine.

About storage - probably you have your node (NAS) stacked away somewhere safe, far away from the desk and vibration or HDD work noises are not noticeable. I have a trauma from HDD vibrations in my "Define R4 - Fractal Design". Vibrates like hell, without the HDDs though - it's truly silent.

So I found this nifty table here on silent PC review and decided to crash my piggy-bank for WD RED Series. 13-14 dbA and almost no vibration - sold. smile.gif

Hard choices are hard. wink.gif
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Thank you for your reply, Fritzz!

About storage - probably you have your node (NAS) stacked away somewhere safe, far away from the desk and vibration or HDD work noises are not noticeable. I have a trauma from HDD vibrations in my "Define R4 - Fractal Design". Vibrates like hell, without the HDDs though - it's truly silent.

It's actually on my desk right next to my main pc about 3 feet away. I figured I did all that modding so why not show it off! Sounds like you may more sensitive to the noise and vibration than me. I don't notice it at all.

Good luck finding what you want and let us know what you end up with!
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(I'm posting my message again since it wasn't answered earlier)

Hello guys! So, I'm thinking of building my first real high end PC. I decided to go ITX because of the portability as I travel and would like to take the PC along with me (plus I think ITX is awesome!). I am planning on building a pretty beast rig in the Node 304 for 1440p gaming. These are the components I want to use:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tp4HmG

My main questions are:
How does the build look overall?
Do you guys think I'll have any heat issues running at stock/mild overclock? (With the Noctua cooler and case fans I'm hoping that it will stay cool and quiet) Also, if I'm only mildly overclocking should I just opt for the 212 EVO and save some money?
How am I for clearance? I tried to make sure my PSU, GPU, CPU cooler, etc would fit

Thanks a lot! cheers.gif
Edited by Waleh - 9/28/15 at 6:22pm
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(I'm posting my message again since it wasn't answered earlier)

Hello guys! So, I'm thinking of building my first real high end PC. I decided to go ITX because of the portability as I travel and would like to take the PC along with me (plus I think ITX is awesome!). I am planning on building a pretty beast rig in the Node 304 for 1440p gaming. These are the components I want to use:

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tp4HmG

My main questions are:
How does the build look overall?
Do you guys think I'll have any heat issues running at stock/mild overclock? (With the Noctua cooler and case fans I'm hoping that it will stay cool and quiet) Also, if I'm only mildly overclocking should I just opt for the 212 EVO and save some money?
How am I for clearance? I tried to make sure my PSU, GPU, CPU cooler, etc would fit

Thanks a lot! cheers.gif



your build looks fine. the noctua u12s is a good choice on cooler for the node. another good cooler is the u9s. the only thing i think i would change if it where my build,would be switching the fans out for pwn fans.

edit....the 212 should work fine also
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your build looks fine. the noctua u12s is a good choice on cooler for the node. another good cooler is the u9s. the only thing i think i would change if it where my build,would be switching the fans out for pwn fans.

edit....the 212 should work fine also

Thanks for the reply! The build actually has 3 noctua pwm fans, are they not showing up for you?
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I tried a quick search of the thread but my search powers are weak (old man here).

Can anyone please tell me what the max. GPU length is in the Node 304 if I have the HDD cage installed and a <160mm PSU?

thanks
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