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
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
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!!!
Originally Posted by jorkila
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
)Edited by HZCH - 11/1/15 at 9:09am