Originally Posted by halpo
Fractal Design node 304
Intel I7 6700k
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.
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