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I'm putting together the following build, and I'd like some input on replacement fans for the Node 304. According to my research, the Noctua NH-U14S will fit in the case just fine. I'd like to replace the two 92mm fans in the front of the case with Noctua NF-B9 PWM's, and the fan in the rear with a second NF-A15 PWM. Since the rear exhaust fan is so close to the heatsink, I'd assume that a second heatsink fan wouldn't do me any good. Thoughts? Any clearance issues that anyone has ran into? (I haven't found any in my research so far) Thanks in advance!



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus Z87I-DELUXE Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($185.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.00 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1756.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-20 14:38 EST-0500)
Edited by Smackover - 11/20/13 at 11:56am
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I would get a NF-A14 FLX or a NF-A14 PWM as your case fan. The NF-A15 PWM is really only meant to be used on a heatsink. Otherwise everything else looks good thumb.gif
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Hi,

I've got a NODE 304 with 2 Noctua NF-B9 PWM and 1 Noctua NF-A14 FLX.

It's dead silent and the airflow is really good. The only problem I encountered is the NF-A14 needing 6v to start so it doesn't start in the node 304 5v mode.

A small pic of my mount :

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A very good tip above ^ Lots of good airflow options require a bit over 5v to spin up - I know my array of Scythe GT AP-15's all require more than 5v. For a low voltage spin-up fan, I think you'd be looking towards a Corsair AF120
    
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Originally Posted by rousp View Post

Hi,

I've got a NODE 304 with 2 Noctua NF-B9 PWM and 1 Noctua NF-A14 FLX.

It's dead silent and the airflow is really good. The only problem I encountered is the NF-A14 needing 6v to start so it doesn't start in the node 304 5v mode.

A small pic of my mount :


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Originally Posted by fleetfeather View Post

A very good tip above ^ Lots of good airflow options require a bit over 5v to spin up - I know my array of Scythe GT AP-15's all require more than 5v. For a low voltage spin-up fan, I think you'd be looking towards a Corsair AF120

Good to know, however I'm planning on using the 4 (1 CPU fan, 3 chassis fan) headers on my Z87I-DELUX motherboard, so this shouldn't be an issue for me.

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Originally Posted by SlyFox View Post

I would get a NF-A14 FLX or a NF-A14 PWM as your case fan. The NF-A15 PWM is really only meant to be used on a heatsink. Otherwise everything else looks good thumb.gif

I figured that if I grabbed a second NF-A15, I could always re-purpose it to the heatsink if needed. Is there much of a difference between the NF-A15 and the NF-A14? I'm also planning on getting PWM models, as my mobo has 4 PWM connectors.

Thanks for the help!
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NF-A14 PWM
1500 RPM - 140.2 m3/h (standard)
1200 RPM - 115.5 m3/h ( with L.N.A)

NF-A14 FLX
1200 RPM +/-10% - 115.5 m3/h (standard)
1050 RPM +/-10% - 101.9 m3/h (with L.N.A)
900 RPM +/-10% - 88.7 m3/h ( with U.L.N.A)

NF-A15 PWM
1200 RPM +/- 10% - 115.5 m3/h (standard)
900 RPM +/- 10% - 88.7 m3/h (with L.N.A)

If you're not familiar the LNA/ULNA are just little extension cords with adapters on the end, that let you throttle the fan permanently to that RPM.
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