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If you go with the Gigabyte 970 Mini, your psu should fit because the card won't extend past the motherboard. It still might be a bit tight, but you could remove the PSU mount bracket to make more room. I originally stuffed a 164mm psu in the case with a long graphics card, but I had to remove the bracket. I held the supply down with 3m sticky tape.

Thanks for the speedy reply!
I wasn't sure if the bracket could be removed. If so, then maybe less so of a problem as some of the video showed that there was about 30mm between edge of bracket to the right side of the case. So if I can remove the bracket, then I can theoretically move the PSU about say 15mm..

The video review from HardwareCanucks on this case also showed the dimension of a 170mm PSU. So that was helpful. https://youtu.be/uTU4sN40_Xk

Now to pull the trigger on the mobo and cpu..... Thinking of getting i5 - 4460 with Gigabyte H97N-wifi ... or H170N-wifi with i5-6500...probably running without the GPU first ...

Cheers.

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Looks like I may have to retract my earlier statement. I had posted that the GV-N970IXOC-4GD was 183mm, but after looking on Gigabyte's website that seems to include the bracket. From other information its stated as being 170mm long. Also from the pictures on their website the card does not appear to go past the edge of a mini itx mobo. It appears that may be a perfect card for builds with PSUs longer than 160mm

Yes, I did see some of the photos and video which showed that this card will not go past the edge of the Mobo thumb.gif.... so we have hope...biggrin.gif
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I built my friend a new rig recently and used the Gigabyte 970. It definitely does not extend past the motherboard. (not the best picture proving that but still shows the size in comparison to an itx board)

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Well I got all my parts in and the build went great. Thanks to everyone who helped here by answering my questions or posting earlier information. It really makes a difference to not start from scratch.

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Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB 100 Million Edition Video Card
Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case
Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

I was a little worried buying a new H170 Motherboard without any reviews but the board seems to be working fine and fit into the Node 304 without any problems. The only complaint I have with this board is that the USB3 header connector is too close to the processor so if you add any type of decent heat sink it might interfere with the header. For the 304 and the Hyper 212 Evo it was a tight fit but I was able to make it work without having to add a slimmer extension cable. It seems that all of the Gigabyte 170 mini-ITX boards have this issue.

Hopefully I don't have to replace the M.2 SSD anytime soon because I'll have to take the MB back out of the case to access it since it's mounted to the bottom.

The MSI Geforce GTX 970 fit great and I didn't have any trouble with it's length and the CM power supply. The MSI card is super quiet and in fact the whole build is really quiet, even with the 304 fans set to medium.




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Nice build! Do you normally run it with case off as shown, or with case on? In the latter case, everything stays cool enough and it's reasonably quiet?
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Hi everyone!

I have also Node 304 case and I am planning to fit decent GPU (GTX970) to it (Yes, I have been using integrated GPU so far... rolleyes.gif)

Problem is how the GPU and my PSU will fit together. I have Seasonic G-550 and seems that PSUs cables will come very close to GPUs backplate, having only few millimetres between modular cableshead and the backplate.
Easy and clear way would be buy GTX 970 mini model, which is only 17cm long. But as you know, the are only couple modes on markets and prices are higher than "usual GTX970" models.

I have read that some of you have fitted together G-550 and long GPUs. How did you managed to do that? Did you routed the cables under the GPU?
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Hi everyone!

I have also Node 304 case and I am planning to fit decent GPU (GTX970) to it (Yes, I have been using integrated GPU so far... rolleyes.gif)

Problem is how the GPU and my PSU will fit together. I have Seasonic G-550 and seems that PSUs cables will come very close to GPUs backplate, having only few millimetres between modular cableshead and the backplate.
Easy and clear way would be buy GTX 970 mini model, which is only 17cm long. But as you know, the are only couple modes on markets and prices are higher than "usual GTX970" models.

I have read that some of you have fitted together G-550 and long GPUs. How did you managed to do that? Did you routed the cables under the GPU?

Yes, long GPU and g550 are only compatible because you can route the modular cables under the GPU. I've got some pics in my profile in case it helps smile.gif
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Yes, long GPU and g550 are only compatible because you can route the modular cables under the GPU. I've got some pics in my profile in case it helps smile.gif

Thank you for reply!

Do you have stock motherboard screws installed? Wondering, that it also might be possible to install motherboard slightly higher, preventing collision between PSUs cables and GPU.

I am still unsure about fitting long GPU, I have measured and so but... Problem is not PSUs itsef, but those modular cable connectors.
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