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I was able to get everything to fit after playing some tetris.
Asrock Z97
4770k
GTX 980
8GB DDR3
1x SSD 256GB
1x 10K 600GB
CX430 PSU
Coolgate 280mm
2x 140mm Shark fans
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2x NF-P12, CPU OS X 10.10, 8.1 Ultimate Asus VW246H Ergotron Neo-Flex 
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Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
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OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
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More details in my build log in sig or here > http://www.overclock.net/t/1472982/build-log-fat-guy-in-a-little-coat-water-cooled-node-304

Here's a few though. Both hard drives and molex connectors are behind the front panel.

Top view (completed)


GPU side view (was still in progress)


PSU/Mobo side view (was still in progress but shows clearances)



I know it's not as pretty as most of the copper builds but I was going from standard flex tube and wasn't about to spend $100+ in new fittings.
Edited by outlaw8505 - 2/22/16 at 3:29pm
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post #6603 of 7112
trying to decide between this case, or Raven RVz01, or Raven RVz02. Does anyone have a decent overclock with I7 6700k in here? How are temperatures? Would the case be durable during transport? Thanks for any info.
post #6604 of 7112
Sorry, I can't help comparing to the Raven cases, but looking at them. You would really need to decide what you want in the end. The Node is going to be easier to work in IMO but the Raven cases may have that lower profile (console footprint) you may be looking for.

I've pushed my 4770K past 100W before (9W over your stock rating) but I don't have standard cooling to compare fairly.

The node has been very durable in the many moves I've done with it. Mine isn't light with all the WC parts I have in it either. I also cut a fairly large hole in the bottom panel for the m.2 and do not have the center brace installed. It is a very rigid case when the cover is on... or even when it's off which is most of the time with mine.
Edited by outlaw8505 - 2/22/16 at 7:57pm
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1x1TB, 2x2TB LG Blu-Ray Rom/DVD-writer Win7 Premium 64bit Samsung 2350W 
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Samsung 830 SSd WD Raptor 10K Win 8.1 Asus VG248QE 
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post #6605 of 7112
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I have the Node since 2.5 years, recently moved out to Germany for my studies as well, I carried the case in a cheap unprotected suitcase.

It's still looking brand new, no scratches or impact. I agree, it's a very durable case and the paint job is solid thumb.gif
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Topre Realforce 88UB, Topre Realforce 23UB, Vor... Seasonic G-Series 550W modded w/ BeQuiet fan Fractal Design Node 304 w/ BeQuiet fans Zowie-BenQ FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
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post #6606 of 7112
Thanks for the help, I have chosen the fractal design node 304 for my case! What are the best cooler options available in the general market? My options here are limited. I am thinking all in one coolers would be safest for transport? Lastly... any case-related reasons to choose Z170i Asus pro gaming over MSI gaming pro AC or asRock z170m? Looking at Noctua NH-U12S or Noctua NH-U9s for air cooler, and Asus z170i for mobo.
Edited by halpo - 2/24/16 at 2:36am
post #6607 of 7112
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Thanks for the help, I have chosen the fractal design node 304 for my case! What are the best cooler options available in the general market? My options here are limited. I am thinking all in one coolers would be safest for transport? Lastly... any case-related reasons to choose Z170i Asus pro gaming over MSI gaming pro AC or asRock z170m? Looking at Noctua NH-U12S or Noctua NH-U9s for air cooler, and Asus z170i for mobo.

You can't go wrong with the Z170i and the Noctua NHU12S. I would also consider the U14S (bigger, more silent, slightly better performance) thumb.gif
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Topre Realforce 88UB, Topre Realforce 23UB, Vor... Seasonic G-Series 550W modded w/ BeQuiet fan Fractal Design Node 304 w/ BeQuiet fans Zowie-BenQ FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
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Node 304
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Crucial MX200 500gb Noctua NH-U9S push/pull Windows 10 Pro 64b BenQ XL2411T 
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Realforce 88UB, Realforce 23UB Corsair SF600 NCASE M1 V5 black Zowie FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
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Samsung 840 Pro 256gb Thermalright TS140 Power w/ Noctua NFA15 PWM Windows 10 Pro 64 BenQ XL2411T 
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Topre Realforce 88UB, Topre Realforce 23UB, Vor... Seasonic G-Series 550W modded w/ BeQuiet fan Fractal Design Node 304 w/ BeQuiet fans Zowie-BenQ FK2 w/ Zowie Camade 
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post #6608 of 7112
Well. My plans for GPU upgrade are moot at this point. Septic drainfield is plugged up and needs replacing. frown.gif
post #6609 of 7112
Fractal Design node 304
Intel I7 6700k
Noctua NH-U14S
Asus Z170i Pro gaming
Corsair LPX 2400 Mhz CL 14 ddr4
Toshiba 2 TB HDD
Samsung Evo 850 SSD 500 GB
Samsung 950 Evo m.2 SSD
Does this look okay for the case? I have the 500 GB SSD already lying around, and I am going without a GPU until Pascal. Still looking at PSUs, but I was recommended the Cooler Master v650 gold(<650 not available here) PSU over the silverstone sx-l 500w gold at around the same price. CM is a semi-modular, while silverstone is a modular for SFF cases, but apparently a worse performing PSU. I would appreciate any thoughts, if this would be sufficient for overclocking, etc. thumb.gif
post #6610 of 7112
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Fractal Design node 304
Intel I7 6700k
Noctua NH-U14S
Asus Z170i Pro gaming
Corsair LPX 2400 Mhz CL 14 ddr4
Toshiba 2 TB HDD
Samsung Evo 850 SSD 500 GB
Samsung 950 Evo m.2 SSD
Does this look okay for the case? I have the 500 GB SSD already lying around, and I am going without a GPU until Pascal. Still looking at PSUs, but I was recommended the Cooler Master v650 gold(<650 not available here) PSU over the silverstone sx-l 500w gold at around the same price. CM is a semi-modular, while silverstone is a modular for SFF cases, but apparently a worse performing PSU. I would appreciate any thoughts, if this would be sufficient for overclocking, etc. thumb.gif

When choosing the NH-U14S and intending on installing HDD's you should consider the size. I used the NH-U14S with the asus Z170i Pro Gaming in my build too and found the spacing between the CPU Fan and the HDD Mounting Brackets unconvienently close and opted to not install an HDD for now and just go with the 500GB SSD behind the front panel.

Take a look at the picture for reference:



It is possible to still install the drives if you realy want to though.

Regarding the M2 SSD I would like to hear how this will affect your system Temps, I concidered to get one too but decided not to on regards of the somewhat high temps (around 50°C) in combination with the mounting parallel to the board on its bottom where airflow is practicly not existent.

Regarding OC potential I find my temps to get a bit high and am unsure if I made a mistake while installing the cooler or if that is a normal range. Anyhow, with stock settings I idle around room temps + 4-5°C and spike under P95 26.6 FFT at 68 which is almost identical with what I get after an hour of BF4.

I found it easy to OC with 4.8Ghz @ 1.35V beeing P95 26.6 stable and getting me great Cinebench scores, how ever temps rocket up to 86°C in P95 and 83°C in gaming which I don't find to convenient so I chose to go back to stock for now.
Edited by PeteLeRock - 2/26/16 at 4:31am
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