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Thanks for the answers.
I think the ground clearance of this case is minimal, hence the reason for the psu fan up. I fear it would be choked facing down.

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Nah the PSU fans aren't choked, plus they bring flow from under the case, which is probably good for keeping heat from the back of the motherboard from warping whatever surface your PC is on. My fans never even ramp up during max loads. You're more likely to choke the CPU, because air will come from the intake, get sucked directly into the PSU, then pushed out the side, hardly reaching the CPU.
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hey guys whats the latest on AIO gpu coolers that will fit in the node? will it fit something like this?

https://www.alphacool.com/shop/-neue-produkte-/21400/alphacool-eiswolf-120-gpx-pro-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-/-1070-m01-black

i only want to cool the GPU at this stage, whats the biggest size rad i could fit INSIDE the case. i already have all the HDD bays and stuff removed in there and only have a SFF Psu, to cool a fullsize 1080ti.

im guessing theres no way i would fit a 280 rad in there? lol

wondering if maybe i could just use an EK predator AIO and get a prefilled GPU block to use with it.

edit: should probably add a link to my build. had this about 8 months now and its been a dream. http://imgur.com/a/tJ2dU

Also just running a single m.2 SSD under the mobo, so thats even more room. im really wanting to put a rad in this to cool my gpu lol.

also now have a 7700, but might upgrade to a 7700k and delid it at some point once ive got my 1080ti.
Edited by rayuki - 3/20/17 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by rayuki View Post

hey guys whats the latest on AIO gpu coolers that will fit in the node? will it fit something like this?

https://www.alphacool.com/shop/-neue-produkte-/21400/alphacool-eiswolf-120-gpx-pro-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-/-1070-m01-black

i only want to cool the GPU at this stage, whats the biggest size rad i could fit INSIDE the case. i already have all the HDD bays and stuff removed in there and only have a SFF Psu, to cool a fullsize 1080ti.

im guessing theres no way i would fit a 280 rad in there? lol

edit: should probably add a link to my build. had this about 8 months now and its been a dream. http://imgur.com/a/tJ2dU

Also just running a single m.2 SSD under the mobo, so thats even more room. im really wanting to put a rad in this to cool my gpu lol.

also now have a 7700, but might upgrade to a 7700k and delid it at some point once ive got my 1080ti.
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Well for those of you that might consider combining the Node 304 and the Core 500, to get the aesthetics of the Node 304 and the functionality of the Core 500, here is the response I got from the Fractal Rep on another forum.

"The Node 304 front panel does come really close to lining up with the Core 500 chassis once the Core 500 front I/O is removed, but one retention hole in the bottom right corner on the Node 304 is offset about 10 mm to the left in order to accommodate the integrated front I/O. The other 3 pegs line up just fine and there aren't any other obstructions that I can see, but it'd take some modding to get that 4th corner to fit. You'd need to either cut a new hole for the bottom right peg or cut the peg and secure the corner some other way. "

I found out the above a little while back. From what the Fractal Rep said with some minor changes you could stick the front panel of the Node 304 onto the Core 500 chassis, minus some modification to the bottom right hand corner mounting peg. The Core 500 has space at the top to mount a 240 or 280 rad in the top and the ventilation to allow it to breathe. Not sure if everything you want in there would fit, but maybe it's an option. The other issue you will run into is the height on your CPU cooler if you stick a rad in the top.
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I found out the above a little while back. From what the Fractal Rep said with some minor changes you could stick the front panel of the Node 304 onto the Core 500 chassis, minus some modification to the bottom right hand corner mounting peg. The Core 500 has space at the top to mount a 240 or 280 rad in the top and the ventilation to allow it to breathe. Not sure if everything you want in there would fit, but maybe it's an option. The other issue you will run into is the height on your CPU cooler if you stick a rad in the top.

yeah right interesting i will check that out, and yeah forgot about the fact the CPU cooler might be an issue. even if i just got a AIO and mounted it where the rear fan is might run into problems fitting it
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You could fit a 120/140mm radiator in the exhaust slot, but I'd check clearance along the sides of the mount points and against CPU heatsink too.

But the case wasn't really designed for extreme cooling. It was designed to be semi compact while being able to fit full sized graphics card, full sized power supplies, and full sized heatsinks, along with multiple hard drives.

Really, you'd just generally be better off having a GPU with a beefy heatsink rather than an AIO. The left 90mm fan on the intake will pretty much push any hot GPU air directly to the exhaust, and the side panel will also offer fresh airflow. This case does really well with non blower style GPU's.
Edited by AMDATI - 3/20/17 at 1:59pm
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hey guys whats the latest on AIO gpu coolers that will fit in the node? will it fit something like this?

https://www.alphacool.com/shop/-neue-produkte-/21400/alphacool-eiswolf-120-gpx-pro-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-/-1070-m01-black

i only want to cool the GPU at this stage, whats the biggest size rad i could fit INSIDE the case. i already have all the HDD bays and stuff removed in there and only have a SFF Psu, to cool a fullsize 1080ti.

im guessing theres no way i would fit a 280 rad in there? lol

wondering if maybe i could just use an EK predator AIO and get a prefilled GPU block to use with it.

edit: should probably add a link to my build. had this about 8 months now and its been a dream. http://imgur.com/a/tJ2dU

Also just running a single m.2 SSD under the mobo, so thats even more room. im really wanting to put a rad in this to cool my gpu lol.

also now have a 7700, but might upgrade to a 7700k and delid it at some point once ive got my 1080ti.


With an SFX PSU you can fit a 240mm on the side like I did in my build. More info in my sig

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With an SFX PSU you can fit a 240mm on the side like I did in my build. More info in my sig

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Cheers mate that's just what i was after! Could make that work with mine i reckon.

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Hey guyz,

Quite new here, stumbled on this thread through a google search. Hope you don't mind if I ask a few questions ...

I got a 304 quite a while ago, with an i5 at the time. Long story short, the i5 got upgraded to an i7 a few days ago, and since then I've only run into problems after problems. So I just need some advice, and maybe to be told my situation's normal.

So first off, got a very ****ty draw at the stock cooler game with my i7. Horrible coil whine, wierd noise. Already spent quite enough, might as well get a proper cool right, so here I go ordering a 212. Aaaand got a bad luck too, ****ty stock fan that blows like an air conditionner would. So hey, I orderer a Silent Wings for that one too ...

But thing is, not only the case is getting noisy, but hot as well. CPU temps are around 40°C idle, and can sometimes jump to more than 70 while gaming (rarely above 70 though). I know it's "ok" in terms of safety, but is it acceptable given the am cooler? Also, I've installed the cooler fan facing straight into the exhaust fan, is that ok? Because it kinda looks like it's blocking air flow, but my ram not being low profile at all ...

Also, I have a SYS_FAN header on my motherboard, can I plug the case fan in that? Is there anyway to plug the 3 of them? If I had to pick one, would it be the rear one?

Thank you very much to anyone with a bit of time to share their wisdow. redface.gif
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sounds like your voltages are too high.
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