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post #61 of 592
Hi
A quick updtade i managed to put it all . Wasnt that hard. With no testing yet i have 39-42 cpu in horizontal. Cpu nh l9i is dead silent!. Tomorrow will instal gpu and other case fans.

Richard your case fan in mobo chamber has a sticker in the middle of case fan. Should i put the case fans in gpu chamber with sricker facing gpu or the opposite way do you know what i mean? Sticker facing gpu? Explain a noob please.
post #62 of 592
Writing from a mobile sorry! Thanks!
post #63 of 592
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Originally Posted by me2d09 View Post

Regarding GPU I plan to put ASUS Turbo + one silent case fan nearby HDD slot and regulate fan directly from card. Is this a good idea?
As an alternative I am thinking about Gigabyte 1070 Mini GTX with non-blower fan + two case fans as intake (MBO side) and exhaust (HDD side).
Which solution will be more quite?
I think even founders edition will be quiet. Blower fan has better cooling in those cases.
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If I will choose another GPU, is there a way ho to control speed of the fan connected to MB based on GPU temperatures? Standard fan curve utilities supplied by MB producers are always based on temps at MB/CPU, right?
Yes, they are based on CPU mostly.
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About fans - is it better to have normal 1 inch fans with little space between them and GPU or to have slim ones with more space?
Slim fans = more noise usually or vibrations and I have not found much of a difference in temperatures.
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About PSU - is better to have flat or sleeve cables? Majority of the people use 450W PSU with GTX1070, but 500W is recommended by Nvidia - is it ok? Any suggestion for another PSU because of shorter/better cables?
450W is enough for 1070.
Silverstone or Corsair SFX, but they are much more expensive.
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About hard-drive - Will it help with airflow to remove HDD bracket completely and use only M2 SSD? What about cooling of M2 SSD, some people don't re comment to use M2 slots in SFF machines because of insufficient cooling.
No, that bracket does not affect airflow anyhow.
I have never used M.2 SSD, but if regular SSD lives normally next to GPU bay (gets up to 45C under full load sometimes), why would M.2 be any worse without airflow?
post #64 of 592
Hello!

I'm AttackGatsby. Richardjr77 linked my build earlier when I got my Node 202/i5-6500 build to 4.3GHz. I've since added a Cryorig XT140 slim chassis fan above my Cryorig C7 cpu cooler, delidded my i5-6500, and made other small adjustments and got my i5-6500 to a stable 4.5GHz @ 1.390v losing the silicon lottery.

However, I was more impressed with the CPU cooling improvements a 140mm fan made with a delid. With the 140mm, I noticed an average of Δ6°c decrease in temps. And with the delid (unsealed) using CLP both above and below the IHS, I noticed an additional temp decrease of Δ19°c. My i5 4.5GHz now never goes over 70°c and sticks on 68°c while using Prime95v287 small FFTs.
Edited by stars4002 - 8/11/16 at 8:51pm
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post #65 of 592
Hi guys ,

Quick update!

I am almost there, just installing my OS and some apps and will do stress testing, but my oh my this unit is dead silent! I am very impressed !.

Will keep you posted with my results soon smile.gif

Richard thanks a lot for all help with this build smile.gif

BR !
post #66 of 592
Hi guys! Hi Maciek!

Sorry been away for a while, just got busy with family and work and just recently got into playing Witcher 3! hehehe.. thumb.gif Great game! Just lots of dialogue. And runs absolutely great on the GTX 1070

Great that your build is coming together really nicely Maciek. With the fans, I found that setting them all to intake (stickers facing GPU and CPU) gave me the best results for temps. Nice to hear your system is dead silent. I'm starting to notice my fans spinning up faster thus producing more noise when playing games. But I purposely put the fans to a more intense fan curve to keep things cool in my build. Well, something we have to deal with when going with a mini ITX build of our calibre biggrin.gif Can't wait to see your results for testing thumb.gif

@me2d09 - 450W PSU is enough for the GTX 1070. Flat cables is a lot more difficult to manage in the Node 202 than the sleeved, but IT CAN BE DONE! As you can see in the picture. biggrin.gif
Also I have a m.2 installed on the under side of the motherboard and does get a bit hot when the CPU is under full load, my m.2 SSD gets to about 43 degrees Celsius. But I don't think it should be a big concern. A blower style GPU is said to be better in small cases like the Node 202, but I've never had any experience with them. My non-blower style GPU is doing pretty well with the help of the 2 case fans underneath it running at around 800-1000 rpms. While playing Witcher 3, my gpu never goes above 69 degrees Celsius. thumb.gif





@AttackGatsby - thanks for sharing with us your updates and temps for your system using the Cryorig fans and cooler. thumb.gif
@Arengeta - thanks for answer me2d09's questions ... and for STARTING THIS THREAD!!! thumb.gif Great help!

Have fun everyone! smile.gif
post #67 of 592
Hi,

Still no GPU inside but please see below.
Using only 1 SSD gave me some extra room for cable management in GPU chamber.

open case


Idle





Aida64 Extreme 25 min stress test



Prime 95 11 Min


Will post OC results soon.

Thanks smile.gif
Edited by keicam87 - 8/14/16 at 12:31am
post #68 of 592
Hi everyone,

after reading the whole Thread i had to build my own node 202 because my seven-years-old one would not display the witcher logo :/
So decided to go with this Build:

Case: Fractal Design Node 202
PSU: Corsair SF450W
Mobo: MSI B150l Gaming Pro ac
CPU: i5-6500
CPU Cooler: Alpenfön Silvretta
RAM: Hyper X Fury 16gb
SSD: Crucial BX200
GPU: Sapphire R9 290 (blower)
Fan: Be Quiet Shadow Wings SW1

I choosed the blower style because it was recommended in some youtube videos and i got one really cheap on ebay, even though i read that this model will get hot and loud.



After the first test i removed the chassis fan, because it was quite loud above 1000 RPM and after running the first time on 100% its making horrible noise (not only airflow noise) at all RPM. (Is it possible i took a bad modell, or is it the Shadow Wing?)
Without the chassis fan, my CPU Temps decreased by around 5 degrees (***?) and are now at 80° max while running Prime95 for 10 min. This is okay, but not that good, right?

My main Problem ist the R9 290 blower while playing, because i have too look out of the window whether there is an tornado outside. Do you think there is an possibility to support the GPU cooler? I thought about 2 intake Noctuha fans, maybe the industrial with 2000 RPM max (can't imagine they wound make it quiter). But im wondering about by experience with 1 intake fan..

Best Regards!
PS: Excuse my english mistakes wink.gif
post #69 of 592
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Originally Posted by KaptnFirlefanz View Post

Hi everyone,

After the first test i removed the chassis fan, because it was quite loud above 1000 RPM and after running the first time on 100% its making horrible noise (not only airflow noise) at all RPM. (Is it possible i took a bad modell, or is it the Shadow Wing?)
Without the chassis fan, my CPU Temps decreased by around 5 degrees (***?) and are now at 80° max while running Prime95 for 10 min. This is okay, but not that good, right?

My main Problem ist the R9 290 blower while playing, because i have too look out of the window whether there is an tornado outside. Do you think there is an possibility to support the GPU cooler? I thought about 2 intake Noctuha fans, maybe the industrial with 2000 RPM max (can't imagine they wound make it quiter). But im wondering about by experience with 1 intake fan..

Best Regards!
PS: Excuse my english mistakes wink.gif
Get Noctua NH-F12, they are quiet and have really good static pressure.

What be quiet! did you exactly choose? They have 4 versions of Shadow Wings (Low RPM, Mid RPM and High RPM, as well as PWM model). The most silent of all those is the Low RPM and PWM model.
What kind of horrible noise did it make? It could touch the dust filter in the GPU bay, try removing it and see if anything changes.

R9 290 is a very hot card indeed, you probably would need to replace the stock thermal compound with something better (i.e Arctic Cooling MX-4, Gelid GC-Extreme) and put 2 extra fans (as most people here have stated it is better) in the GPU bay.
Edited by Arengeta - 8/19/16 at 7:07am
post #70 of 592
It is the PWM model. I have tested it in the other slot without the magnetic dust filter and there is no more noise. I will try changing the termal compound (i have enough arctic silver 5 left) and buy an additional Noctuha. Maybe a GPU with an intake blower style is the better choice in this case for a silent experience.
After watching a youtub video, where a guy installt liquid cpu cooling in the node 202, i was wondering if there is an possibility for liquid gpu cooling, but i cant find such a small cooler+fan combination.
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