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Fractal Node 804

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This will be my first Intel build. I have built two previous PCs, but both were with AMD CPUs and on ATX sized mother boards.
I got the Node 804 cause I'm kinda bored with the standard PC cases. There's also lots of reviews of this case on YouTube and it seemed like a really good case and had plenty of room for both air and water cooling. Also this will be my first water cooled rig as well. Although, I don't consider "all in one" coolers(what I'll be using) as true water cooling, but it's a start.
My plans are to make this into the ultimate HTPC/gaming rig. I've already got two GTX 770s in my current rig that I will be using in this build. These two GPUs are amazing. I feel the will perform much better with an overclocked Intel 4790K as opposed to my current AMD FX-8350. I will probably throw in an AMD GPU(R9 280X) in my current rig and just have two PCs. Back to my two 770s. These two cards push my 1440p monitor quite well. I cant quite max out all the settings, but they push a constant 60FPS with 90-95% max settings. I will also be using an Asus Maximus VII Gene for a motherboard along with all the other parts.
The case arrived yesterday and I've already stripped it down and started removing and painting parts. The top of the case is one giant air/dust filter. The stuff that was used for filtering the dust out is quite restrictive. I'm gonna be putting my radiators exhausting on the top and I want the as much air flow as possible. Just had to bend about a dozen tabs and the grill pops out and I was able to remove the foam filter element that was causing the air restriction.
I will be uploading many more pics later this evening after I finish optimizing them for the web.







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Took some pics of the inside of it stock and with everything removed. I will not be using the stock fans and everything that is white will be painted to match the black.















post #3 of 99
Can it fit a 280mm rad in both the top areas, or just a 240 and 280? I haven't seen anything confirmation yet. I like the psuedo Air 540 design in a much smaller case.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6700K ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ MSI GTX 1070 Aero OC  MSI GTX 1070 Aero OC  
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 96​0 EVO 500G​B M.2 Samsung 96​0 EVO 500G​B M.2 Samsung 96​0 EVO 500G​B M.2 Cryorig R1 Ultimate 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Wasabi Mango UHD490 49" 4K (Landscape - 3840x2160) Acer K272HUL [UM.HX2AA.D03] (Portrait - 1215x2160) Acer K272HUL [UM.HX2AA.D03] (Portrait - 1215x2160) 
PowerCase
Corsair RM1000i Fractal Design R5 Blackout 
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i5-4690K EVGA Z97 Classified AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
CML8GX3M1A1600C9 CML8GX3M1A1600C9 Samsung 850 Evo 1TB mSATA  Corsair H110i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Wasabi Mango UHD490 Qisan MagicForce 68 OUTEMU Browns OCZ ZX 1250W Butterfly Labs Edition  
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Corsair Air 540 Razer Naga Perixx Aluminum BlackWeb Gunner 2.1 
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quietus (wip)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-6700K ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ MSI GTX 1070 Aero OC  MSI GTX 1070 Aero OC  
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 96​0 EVO 500G​B M.2 Samsung 96​0 EVO 500G​B M.2 Samsung 96​0 EVO 500G​B M.2 Cryorig R1 Ultimate 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Pro Wasabi Mango UHD490 49" 4K (Landscape - 3840x2160) Acer K272HUL [UM.HX2AA.D03] (Portrait - 1215x2160) Acer K272HUL [UM.HX2AA.D03] (Portrait - 1215x2160) 
PowerCase
Corsair RM1000i Fractal Design R5 Blackout 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5-4690K EVGA Z97 Classified AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
CML8GX3M1A1600C9 CML8GX3M1A1600C9 Samsung 850 Evo 1TB mSATA  Corsair H110i GTX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Wasabi Mango UHD490 Qisan MagicForce 68 OUTEMU Browns OCZ ZX 1250W Butterfly Labs Edition  
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Corsair Air 540 Razer Naga Perixx Aluminum BlackWeb Gunner 2.1 
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Sorry for the long delay. Been busy with work and kinda got lazy on taking pics. Here's kind of a sneak peak of my rig thus far. It was taken with my phone so I apologize for the crumby quality. Also, the protective window sticker is still on.
I still have to get the memory and operating system. Gonna switch my two GTX 770's out of my current rig into this one. Also, I still have to to get some kind of comb for the cables or something to make them look nice. I'll post pics of the other side here shortly.
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Fellow Denver fellow eh? Well hi fellow fellow.. smile.gif
Nice rig thumb.gif
post #6 of 99
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Thanks man! Lived here since '93. Speakin' of which... Go BRONCOS!!!
post #7 of 99
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My first Intel chip ever! Built all my previous rigs with AMD processors including the one I'm on right now.
post #8 of 99
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Here some shots of the other side of my rig.
Corsair AX860i, Custom sleeved cables from Ultimate Personal Computers, two Seagate 3TB HDDs, Samsung 250GB 840 Evo SSD, and a Corsair H105 AIO cooler


post #9 of 99
You know this case has slots in the front panel for SSD's ? I see you opted for an adapter there.
post #10 of 99
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Originally Posted by Capwn View Post

You know this case has slots in the front panel for SSD's ? I see you opted for an adapter there.
I could have put it in there but then I would have had to run SATA cables through the front and it would have been a pain to disconnect them every time I take the front panel off. I already have to disconect the USB 3.0 cable, HD audio cable, and power switch/LED cables every time I wanna take it off.
Tried keeping everything neat and tidy.
Edited by oDizz82 - 10/19/14 at 7:08pm
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