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So I finally got the rest of the parts in today. Props to the Egg for their shipment means, got delivered a day early.



Components are as follows:

Fractal Design NODE 304 Case
ASrock FM2A85X-ITX Motherboard
AMD A6-5400K Processor
G.Skil Ares 8 GB (2x4GB) 1866 RAM
AData SX900 64gb SSD (OS Drive)
3 x Toshiba 2TB SATA III HDD's (will be using Flexraid)
PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W PSU

Gonna run Windows 7 with XBMC. Only going to be used for Internet Streaming and 1080 encoded mkv blu-ray rips (handbraked down slightly).

Will be starting assembly later today, pics to come.

First impressions: The Fractal Design Node 304 case is BEAUTIFUL. Extremely high quality for what you're paying for. The powdercoating is immaculate, the white painted HDD trays are beautiful, the brushed aluminum front is just stunning. Very very attractive case for a HTPC. Feels solid and sturdy when together or with the outer shell removed. VERY VERY happy with the choice.
   
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NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
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Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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post #2 of 15
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Got started last night.

Got the PSU into the case first.

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Then the Motherboard:

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You can see how tight the PSU would be to the GPU if I was using one. Although with the location of the modular cables, in this situation I think the connectors would stick out under the card and actually have really good clearance.

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Ram installed......only bit of real color in the build.

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In with the CPU and HSF. Some creative zip tie work to hold the fan cable out of the way (somewhat) and I'll call it good. I know I know, I'm using the stock AMD HSF. But this isn't going to be overclocked in the slightest, so it should be fine for me. Will monitor and upgrade if necessary.

I'm at the point now of playing around with how I want to mount the HDD's, and cable management. There's actually a LOT of room for running cables around, but lengths are making it difficult. That and the PSU cables are pretty stiff and not very pliable. But it's coming together. I will say that the cables included in the Fractal case for teh front USB/Power Switch/Audio headers are VERY long, and with as high as the standoffs are the cables can be routed under the mobo which really helps.
   
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OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
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Up and running. Surprisingly snappy for what it is. Installing all the software as of now. Finished pics to come. Very very pleased with it's performance so far.
   
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AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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How much of a pain is the cable Management ? With the FD ITX Box?

ANd how's that motherboard, liking you?

KS
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All done!

Cable management........not to my standard I'd like to see, but not terrible. Would be a freaking NIGHTMARE with an actual GPU in there though.

Here's some installed pics, mind you it's got a SSD and 3x 3.5" HDD's in there.

View from the top. You can see how the SATA cables are coming up over the PSU and around the front of the HDD brackets.


Side view. You can see how the front USB 3.0 header cable really takes up a lot of room. Along the back where the GPU would reside, I have excess cables serpentined vertically to keep them out of the way. You can't see the fan controller header or cables because the underside of the top brace is hollow, so they're tucked in there (barely).


Other side view, not a lot going on here.


Figured I'd put the little labels on the case. On the inside that is. biggrin.gif


Did manage to fit the third HDD bracket back in, and in the second pic you can see how it's kind of holding the SATA cables down.




Good news is that with the SATA power cables and the actual SATA cables, they're all run down low up at the front of the HDD brackets, and actually either tucked under those or under the front intake fans. The ONLY obstructions to the front intake fans are the Brackets and HDD's themselves. But a SOLID 50% of each fan is blowing free and clear back into the box. The rear 140mm fan moves a bunch of air out. And the best part, this thing is stupid quiet. I was shocked at how little sound I actually get out of it.

Installed Windows 7, Flexraid, and XBMC today. This is my first experience with two of the three. Flexraid was a snap to set up, have it running with 2x 2tb drives as primaries and the third one is the parity drive. Initialized and was up in no time flat. Moved 1.1 TB of movies from two different computers, and surprisingly averaged about 110MB/s transfer speeds over my home network (all wired, I had three computers side by side doing all this). Still took a little while, but I had other things to do. My ONLY complaint about flexraid right now is that when I reboot the computer, the autostart for the pooling doesn't happen, and I've got to manually restart the pool. Going to test it from an S5 state though because that's how the computer will be powered down most of the time. XBMC.........wow. I should have done this a long time ago. LOVE how it pulls the metadata for the movies, the Aeon Nox 4.0 skin is just beautiful in it's white scheme.........and it's played everything without a hitch so far on my integrated speaker 24" monitor.

The motherboard........what a piece of crap. It didn't recognize my 1866 memory........brought it up at 1600. Seriously, no issues with the motherboard. Layout is well thought out, has an I/R header so I'll be putting that to use (I have a Harmony One remote that I REALLY want to get working with this. No strange noises, sounds, smoke, or smells from it (unlike the A75 from what I've seen......).

Tomorrow will be giving it a shakedown on the 50" plasma/Harmon Kardon receiver/Infinity speaker combo..............Looks right at home right now (sorry, dark room, cell phone as all the rest of the pics were......it's on the bottom shelf).
   
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NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
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Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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So I finally got the rest of the parts in today. Props to the Egg for their shipment means, got delivered a day early.



Components are as follows:

Fractal Design NODE 304 Case
ASrock FM2A85X-ITX Motherboard
AMD A6-5400K Processor
G.Skil Ares 8 GB (2x4GB) 1866 RAM
AData SX900 64gb SSD (OS Drive)
3 x Toshiba 2TB SATA III HDD's (will be using Flexraid)
PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W PSU

Gonna run Windows 7 with XBMC. Only going to be used for Internet Streaming and 1080 encoded mkv blu-ray rips (handbraked down slightly).

Will be starting assembly later today, pics to come.

First impressions: The Fractal Design Node 304 case is BEAUTIFUL. Extremely high quality for what you're paying for. The powdercoating is immaculate, the white painted HDD trays are beautiful, the brushed aluminum front is just stunning. Very very attractive case for a HTPC. Feels solid and sturdy when together or with the outer shell removed. VERY VERY happy with the choice.
All looks really nice! When you say "handbraked down slightly" are you talking about lowering the file size of the .mkv's or are you worried about not being able to play high quality rips at 1080p?
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All looks really nice! When you say "handbraked down slightly" are you talking about lowering the file size of the .mkv's or are you worried about not being able to play high quality rips at 1080p?

Just compressing them a little to save on file size. They play fine and are indiscernable from playing the blu-ray itself, to my eyes at least.
   
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Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
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AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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Wsup with your build biggrin.gif Some new pics ?
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Nothing to really update. It's been built and working fine since the last pics that I posted.
   
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
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Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
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Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
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AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
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Intel I7 950 Asus Rampage III Gene XFX Radeon 7970 Samsung Green DDR3 
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Adata S599 SATA II SSD 64GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LG Super Multi Drive BD/HD-DVD ROM CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo 
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NZXT 120mm Intake fans x 2 NZXT 120MM Floor intake fan Windows 10 Pro ASUS VH242H 24" 
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Microsoft wireless OCZ ZX 850 NZXT H2 Classic Microsoft Blue Anywhere Laser wireless 
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Thermaltake Max-1562 5.25 bay six 2.5 drive bac... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon 5750 OCZ Platinum DDR2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Adata S599 SATA II SSD Ultra X-Wind 120mm CPU hsf Coolermaster 120mm Green LED exhaust Fan 2 x generic 80 mm intake fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft XP pro Asus VH242H 24" LCD Micro Inovations USB Diablotek 450 Watt 
CaseMouseOther
Ultta Microfly BX6 Logitech MX-8 3.5" multi card reader 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A6-5400K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX G.Skill Ares DDR3 1866 8 GB (2x4GB) Adata SX900 64GB SSD 
Hard DriveMonitorKeyboardPower
Toshiba PH3200U-1I72 2TB  50" Phillips Plasma Logitech DiNovo Edge PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKIII 400W 
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Fractal Design Node 304 
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Fast93,

Your setup is almost exactly what i have on the way in the post right now.

Question for you...

Do you think that cables with be impossible to route with full drive cages? (i.e. 6 drives?) How about the thought of finding space for 6 3.5's and an SSD screwed, glues or otherwise in there too? (i.e.- 7 drives in total?)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts on it.
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