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Originally Posted by HZCH View Post

I've got a Seasonic G550 (160mm semi-modular) and I've justr crammed a GTX980 in it smile.gif




So yes you can!

Notr that I've removed the psu bracket, but for test purposes. Before this I had an EVGA GTX 770 with the brackets, it was OK.

I think 450w is OK for your power draw, but for the sake of efficiency, I think you could get a beefier model (I know, 450w should be enough as long as you don't overclock)
The psu would heat up more because it gets less air right? And what's that thing on the right of tour case?
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I've got the seasonic g550 and a reference gtx980 (with a backplate). I haven't removed the psu bracket and everything fits perfectly. See pics in my profile smile.gif

You should be fine with 450w "only". Does it come with 2 pcie connectors though?
It comes with 2 6+2 connectors so it shouldnt be a problem.

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Hi, can someone help me figure out whether this build is solid for the Node 304? Not sure if everything will fit or not or if anyone has any suggestions. Not even sure if changing the noctua case fans would make a justifiable difference in performance / noise level.

Also, I'm planning to move these components to another case and use the NODE 304 as a file server with my 6 HD drives in a couple months so I was hoping the CPU cooler and PSU would still be good for that purpose.

Thanks for any help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($237.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($177.79)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($150.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $259.38)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 37.9 CFM 92mm Fan ($16.78 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 37.9 CFM 92mm Fan ($16.78 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($23.20 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U3415W 60Hz 34.0" Monitor (Purchased For $630.00)
Total: $1730.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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post #6363 of 7113
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Originally Posted by Tigerclaw View Post

Hi, can someone help me figure out whether this build is solid for the Node 304? Not sure if everything will fit or not or if anyone has any suggestions. Not even sure if changing the noctua case fans would make a justifiable difference in performance / noise level.

Also, I'm planning to move these components to another case and use the NODE 304 as a file server with my 6 HD drives in a couple months so I was hoping the CPU cooler and PSU would still be good for that purpose.

Thanks for any help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($237.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($177.79)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($150.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $259.38)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 37.9 CFM 92mm Fan ($16.78 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 37.9 CFM 92mm Fan ($16.78 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($23.20 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U3415W 60Hz 34.0" Monitor (Purchased For $630.00)
Total: $1730.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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if your really planning on turning it into a file server, i wouldnt bother spending the extra money on fans. im not a fan of the power supply,but like you said...its going to be a file server.
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if your really planning on turning it into a file server, i wouldnt bother spending the extra money on fans. im not a fan of the power supply,but like you said...its going to be a file server.
For me this reason is why you should keep the fans and upgrade the PSU.

I'm not sure the CPU cooler will sit comfortably with out some dextrous cable management once the drive bays are occupied - might look for something downward facing.
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Originally Posted by Tigerclaw View Post

Hi, can someone help me figure out whether this build is solid for the Node 304? Not sure if everything will fit or not or if anyone has any suggestions. Not even sure if changing the noctua case fans would make a justifiable difference in performance / noise level.

Also, I'm planning to move these components to another case and use the NODE 304 as a file server with my 6 HD drives in a couple months so I was hoping the CPU cooler and PSU would still be good for that purpose.

Thanks for any help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($237.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($177.79)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($150.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $259.38)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 37.9 CFM 92mm Fan ($16.78 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-B9 PWM 37.9 CFM 92mm Fan ($16.78 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($23.20 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U3415W 60Hz 34.0" Monitor (Purchased For $630.00)
Total: $1730.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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As others have stated it might be tough to get all your HDDs connected with a tower CPU cooler. If you don't plan on overclocking I am sure the stock cooler would be sufficient or go with a Noctua NH-L9i. I used this in my file server and it keeps things plenty cool. I switched the fan around so it blows up, figured with the 140mm fan going out the back this was the best way to promote airflow. Pics of my file server in my signature.
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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

if your really planning on turning it into a file server, i wouldnt bother spending the extra money on fans. im not a fan of the power supply,but like you said...its going to be a file server.

Okay, nixing the fans.
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For me this reason is why you should keep the fans and upgrade the PSU.

I'm not sure the CPU cooler will sit comfortably with out some dextrous cable management once the drive bays are occupied - might look for something downward facing.

Okay, would the Cooler Master V550 be good enough? I see it on rebate for $50 and I heard that the V550s fit with long GPUs. It looks like it's 140mm long but I don't know the difference between it and V550S that was recommended in this thread.

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As others have stated it might be tough to get all your HDDs connected with a tower CPU cooler. If you don't plan on overclocking I am sure the stock cooler would be sufficient or go with a Noctua NH-L9i. I used this in my file server and it keeps things plenty cool. I switched the fan around so it blows up, figured with the 140mm fan going out the back this was the best way to promote airflow. Pics of my file server in my signature.

Ah okay, I was considering the NH-L9i for this setup but I thought it might be underpowered. I'll probably go with this one since it's more affordable and gives you more space as you guys mentioned.

edit: Saw your WHS setup. That's really nicely done. Love it.

Thanks for all the help!
Edited by Tigerclaw - 10/18/15 at 9:07pm
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Guys is it possible do fit a corsair AX 860 with a small graphics card like da 970 mini? Will i also have problems using the 3 disk bays?
Thanks in advance.
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Okay, nixing the fans.
Okay, would the Cooler Master V550 be good enough? I see it on rebate for $50 and I heard that the V550s fit with long GPUs. It looks like it's 140mm long but I don't know the difference between it and V550S that was recommended in this thread.
Ah okay, I was considering the NH-L9i for this setup but I thought it might be underpowered. I'll probably go with this one since it's more affordable and gives you more space as you guys mentioned.

edit: Saw your WHS setup. That's really nicely done. Love it.

Thanks for all the help!

As everybody aldready said, don't get that Corsair Cx psu (link in French, from canardpc.com forum). Try a better semi-modular one, or a Semi-modular Seasonic G-Series... about the coolermaster v-series you may choose: they are made by Seasonic,so they must be good smile.gif
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Guys is it possible do fit a corsair AX 860 with a small graphics card like da 970 mini? Will i also have problems using the 3 disk bays?
Thanks in advance.

If your graphics card doesn't extend past the mini ITX motherboard, you should be fine!
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If your graphics card doesn't extend past the mini ITX motherboard, you should be fine!


yes, im thinking something like the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 GV-N970IXOC-4GD.

thanks...
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