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Stock HSF VS Larger HSF's for NON-OC?

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Now, looking at an ITX for myself. But still in the air about going ITX because of cooling?

Board Im looking at:

Intel BOXDH77DF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121597



Fractal Design Node 304
i5-3450S 65W
Crucial or Intel mSATA SSD
Crucial Ballistix LowProfile
Seasonic 520W Plat
Quadro 2000(or K2000) or GTX 650 Ti

Also looking at sleeved cables, and hopefully can get away with only 4-5 PSU cables. I wont need any drives, besides the mSATA SSD, so I should have great airflow.

And so,
Stock HSF VS Larger HSF's for NON-OC? If I went larger, its seems abit tough to find ones that fit particular motherboards.........

KS
post #2 of 7
Stock is fine for non-overclocked. Just enable a silent fan profile in BIOS.
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I'd just use the stock one imo.
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post #4 of 7
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Thanks alot guys.

I only use one GPU, and really wanted to go ITX this time, then after finding this Intel ITX with mSATA, and still wanting the less PSU cables I could get away with.

Should be a clean build......

KS
post #5 of 7
Just wanted to drop in and say that the PSU (160mm+modular connectors) is going to be quite long inside the Node 304 and that you'll need a really short card (not longer than a 170mm mITX mobo iirc) to be able to fit both inside the case.
     
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post #6 of 7
Agree with above. If you are going to use a long graphics card, that PSU WILL conflict, mainly due to modularity. Also, the mSATA is SATA II speed (just for reference), although a SATA III will saturate the line. There are a few 14cm and 15cm PSU's on the market at that wattage.
    
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post #7 of 7
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EDIT:

And no drives, besides the single mSATA:
Quote:
i5-3450S 65W
Crucial or Intel mSATA SSD
Crucial Ballistix LowProfile
Seasonic ??? Plat
Quadro 2000(or K2000) or GTX 650 Ti

At the most Id use Quadro 4000(Fermi) at 142watts, but would wait till "Kepler" Quado K4000, Im guessing less watts? But most likely a Quadro "Kepler" K2000, here the Quadro 2000 Fermi:

http://www3.pny.com/NVIDIA-Quadro-2000-P2937C365.aspx

http://www3.pny.com/NVIDIA-Quadro-4000-P2903C365.aspx



Was told the Seasonic 400W Plat should be shorter and enough watts, for this setup?

KS
Edited by knightsilver - 11/26/12 at 5:49pm
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