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Fractal Node 304 with GTX 680

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Hello, I thought I would make a post here as i just finished building my Fractal Design node 304 system.

I am moving from a full ATX system to this little baby and thought I would share what I made from this case.

The new system is:

Fractal Design Node 304
Asus Deluxe Z77 Mini Itx (the non intel widi one)
8GB RAM
Evga GTX680 signature edition
Corsair GS600 PSU
Corsair H60 Water cooler
2xcrucial m4's in raid 0 (2x256GB)

I video'd the whole build at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI9mj4CYydA&list=PLdYsIvsP9d0lCgQxqMLOmtey9z5j_F-NQ




I had a few issues moving across... The Thermaltake 850W modular PSU didnt fit with the graphics card so I had to get a non-modular equivalent.

I am very happy with the build now.

Overclocking the new motherboard is soo easy! - very happy with it.
It runs nice and quietly.

I couldnt be more chuffed.

Things I still want to work on are forcing the motherboard to upmix all sounds to 5.1DTS or DD. (I heard there is a way this can be done through the optical link to my z5500. I also have a small issue with the Z5500 in that if there is no sound, the system doesnt hear the first piece of sound coming out of the speakers. Like about, 0.5s dissappears from the start of everything while it enables it. There are no 5.1 analogue outputs on the motherboard, so will have to use stereo until I can fix this. Unless anyone else has any ideas.....

Part of me is also thinking about upgrading it to a GTX690 seeing the new 780 cards seem so lackluster.






Edited by leofr1cs - 5/12/13 at 11:21am

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Love my Node 304.
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Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
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Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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Sennheiser HD 650 (bal) Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Schiit Modi Multibit Schiit Jotunheim 
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Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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