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Hi guys is this case suitable for keeping an EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ cool? Currently running it in a Silverstone FT03 mini case and have to game with the front off :-(

I'd say, yes. This case does much better in providing air to dual-fan cards than the FT03 mini. I've had a 7970, r9 280x and a 980Ti in mine, which is a 24/7 folding machine, and i've never had issues with GPU temp. Well except with the 7970, which was a hot-running beast. tongue.gif
     
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Hi guys is this case suitable for keeping an EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ cool? Currently running it in a Silverstone FT03 mini case and have to game with the front off :-(

Yes, it has a filtered but otherwise wide-open panel over the graphics card. The FT03 is designed really for blower cards, which get a boost from convection (as well as the thick aluminum) to lower noise levels compared to conventional motherboard orientations using blowers.
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GPU arrived today. Instead of 970, I decided to buy R9 280X toxic, because I got it at a very fair price (used).
Like you said and encouraged me, the GPU fitted in. Not the most beautiful setup though, but it works and that is the most important, right wink.gif

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Ladies and Gentlemen. GUYS!

I think my Node 304 reached its final form... unless I decide myself to get an NH-D15 or the NH-D15s version.

To avoid to transform this post to a build log, I'll be quick :

- I decided to test the SilverStone SFX 450W psu (stole a spare from someone)
- I broke one of the ATX standoff screw, so I removed it and strapped the PSU... And strapped the HDD on it (the SSD was moved behidn the front pannel)


I guess I've just entered the GHETTO MOD COMMUNITY!! I also decided to remove the upper support bar, so it would force myself not using the HDD trays for airflow sake, and so I could anticipate about buying a monster cpu cooler rolleyes.gif

THAT SIZE THO

Then I realized that 1) those SFX psus are cute, but they produce a hell of a lot of noise 2) I've become sensible to the fan noise of my EVGA 770 Superclocked.

So... I tried to put back my SeaSonic G550, and to strap it with velcro. Then I velcroed my HDD and my SSD together... And put them on their side above the PSU biggrin.gif


And I've eventually bought a used ASUS Strix 980 for a price (I know... but the seller looked legit, with tons of positive reviews and all). So YES, you can fit a 980 STRIX in your Node 304.


Oh, an I connected the NF-A14 fan to the CPU controler using a Y-type connector. Now, my rig isn't whining anymore... IT'S SILENT!!!

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Hi guys is this case suitable for keeping an EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ cool? Currently running it in a Silverstone FT03 mini case and have to game with the front off :-(

I'd say it's a suitable case, my temps with my GTX 980 Strix don't go up 67°, like advertised... while my CPU don't go up 67°.

Now I've got a question. I know some people here could fit and NH-D15 in the Node. The problem is some if you have to slightly bend it to fit in the case... Something I absolutely want to avoid. I've already remove that HDD tray bar, but is there other problems I'll have to take account?
I also know my motherboard can handle the NH-D15 and the "s" version, but... do you know if the "s" version could lean against the case? Doesn't look that close, but it's free to ask redface.gif)
Edited by HZCH - 11/1/15 at 9:09am
     
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Hello! I am looking for an external drive enclosure to store all my media separate from my computer. Would I be able to use the Node 304 to house 4 hard drives, put them under a RAID-6, and connect them to my computer to access their data? How would I go about doing this and what would I need to do it?

Also, would I be able to turn it into a NAS if so needed?
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I'm interested in whether a H80i GT will fit into a node 304 with a Gigabyte a88x-wifi. I had problems with my old H80i usb header blocking a ram slot because it stuck out the right side. It seems the GT's usb header comes out of the 'bottom' Will the block itself fit on the board without blocking a ram slot? It looks larger than the standard H80i.
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