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So I'm picking up node 304 in the coming days and i was wondering if anybody could post thier experience with using a 160mm PSU as well as a full length GPU in it. I'm going to try and shove the PSU from Xelf in it.
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So I'm picking up node 304 in the coming days and i was wondering if anybody could post thier experience with using a 160mm PSU as well as a full length GPU in it. I'm going to try and shove the PSU from Xelf in it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1266342/official-fractal-design-node-304-owners-club/6560#post_24821945
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Awesome. This Is going to be one cram packed case but it looks like this is going to work after all.
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Anybody have experience fitting a 2,5 height graphics card in the Node 304, e.g., Palit Gamerock/Jetstream 1070/1080 cards ? (http://www.palit.com/palit/vgapro.php?id=2629&lang=en&pn=NE51070S15P2-1041J&tab=sp)

It looks as though it will sit terribly close to the case side
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I would say no with a great degree of certainty. From where the slot starts to where the case ends, is about 2 inches. With a 2 slot card, there's about a half inch worth of space until the end of the case. That sounds like it could fit a 2.5 slot card, but you gotta keep in mind that the side vent has some inner protrusions, which even if you could jam your cards in there, would probably catch on the fans or shroud of a 2.5 slot card pressed against it.

So I would say to be on the safe side, pick a different card for this case.
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Edit: it might not work according to this post.

Original answer: We should make a search in this thread but I kinda remember someone putting a 2,5 slot card ; I could put a gtx980 with a Morpheus mk26 radiator on it, of course without fans (for fun).

One might want to avoid more than two slots anyway, I don't think having the fans pressed on the filter would produce a good sound...
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post #6777 of 7112
node 304 is spacious compare to silverstone sugo 13 check my watercooling build

http://www.overclock.net/t/1494564/silverstone-sugo-sg13-mini-itx-owners-club/1890#post_25383292
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Hello, im new here. Just want to ask did anyone here use all 3HDD bay and graphic card? If yes, which graphic card can fit if all 3 hdd bay were used?
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Hi!
I put together a a new config in a node 304 almost 3 years ago. An i5 4430 and a GTX 760 DCII. I have had good temps in there:

Idle/load 29/62 on the CPU.
Idle/load 34/70 on the GPU.
Idle/load 44/57 in the case.

Recently I upgraded to a i7 4790k and a EVGA GTX 980ti SC+ and it translated to much higher temps:

Idle/load 34/74 on the CPU
Idle/load 34/80 on the GPU
Idle/load 50/63 in the case

I have the cpu at stock speed and the GPU @1203mhz. I wonder if my temps are within the norms? If they are dangerous? Would it make a real difference to change the 3 stock case fans for Noctuas? Should I take out the GPU filter? My motherboard is a Gigabyte H87N so my CPU cooler, the Noctua NH-U9S is already one of the best aftermarket solution compatible with my board...

Also, my PSU is a 550W Antec EarthWatts Platinum that seems to have a hard time keeping up with the new components as it gets all loud and whining under load, so I am considering an Corsair RM 650x. Do you think it will work with the EVGA GTX 980ti SC+ if I remove the bracket?
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That U9S isn't performing much better than the stock heatsink. I'd try remounting it. The best you can do when it comes to replacing fans is replacing the exhaust only. The 92mm fans in the front only deliver about 50cfm combined, but you really won't find much better at 92mm, so they're not worth replacing for an extra 10-20cfm. But only replace the 140mm exhaust with a fan that provides significantly more cfm, otherwise it's not really worthwhile. The stock exhaust is rated at about 66 CFM. So I would be looking in at least the 120cfm territory.
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