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Yup I'm thinking of the i5 6500 and the gtx 1060 or 960
Go for 1060, it's slightly faster than 970 in terms of performance.
960 is a weak card.

H110 is enough for anything but top-notch GPU's.
post #92 of 593
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Go for 1060, it's slightly faster than 970 in terms of performance.
960 is a weak card.

H110 is enough for anything but top-notch GPU's.

Hmm how about the Asrock H110M-ITX/ac ? Will I be able to upgrade further?
post #93 of 593
After looking at this thread. I might downgrade my gaming rig to this case.
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I advise that tou do that. It runs all games flawlesly.
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I advise that tou do that. It runs all games flawlesly.

I really wish they made one for mATX. If i go for this then i will need to sell my current rig since it has an i7 5820k and a mATX board. If i do will post back my new rig smile.gif
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I really wish they made one for mATX. If i go for this then i will need to sell my current rig since it has an i7 5820k and a mATX board. If i do will post back my new rig smile.gif
Try looking at Lian Li PC-06, supposedly around same size but with window side and mATX compatible board. Slightly bigger though
post #97 of 593
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Try looking at Lian Li PC-06, supposedly around same size but with window side and mATX compatible board. Slightly bigger though

Thanks will look into it.
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post #98 of 593
This thread has been extremely informative. Prior to visiting this thread, I already purchased the FD Node 202, however, I was interested in others' experience with this particular case. In that regard, there is lots of information in this thread. I've been building computers for over 20 years now, since I was 9 years old.

Based on what I read in this thread, I decided to do a few different things for my build. I'll list the parts here. I have most of the parts now- I'm just waiting on the SDD, RAM, and the GPU.

Current configuration:

Case: Fractal Design Node 202
CPU: Intel Core i5 6600k
CPU cooler: Noctua NH-L9i
Motherboard: Asus Z170i Gaming Pro
RAM: 16gb G.skill TridentZ 3000MHz 8GBx2
GPU: Asus Geforce 1070 (Blower-style)
PSU: Corsair SF600
SSD: M.2 Samsung 850 pro 512gb
OS: Windows 10

Fans:

NH-L9i fan replacement: Noctua NF-A9
Intake fans for GPU: (2) NF-F12 iPPC-3000

Because the i5-6600k is a 91 TDP processor, I decided to replace the included fan on the NH-L9i with the NF-A9 because the NF-A9 moves more air (30 CFM vs 47 CFM). My thinking is that the increased CFM of the NF-A9 should keep the i5-6600k within nominal temp ranges. I will not be overclocking the processor.

I also wanted to go with the NH-L9i primarily because of the low profile. I know that other fans, like the Thermalright AXP-100 will fit, but removal of the dust filter directly above the CPU on the case panel would be necessary. Long term, this would impede computer performance unless one was diligent in maintaining cleanliness inside the case. I consider dust filters to be essential as computers BSOD or exhibit other problems when they overheat due to excessive dust build-up. Keeping the dust filters on was absolutely a priority for me when deciding on my build configuration. The added space above and to the sides of the NH-L9i owing to the low profile also aids in cooling a hot CPU, which will kick the iPPC-3000 fans to full power, resulting in greater air pressure inside the case.

I'm also deaf, so fan noise is of no concern to me, hence my choice of the dual NF-F12 iPPC-3000 fans for the GPU intake. I will still throttle the RPM in the bios so they are not always running at 3000 RPM, but it is nice to have the dual NF-F12 iPCC-3000 fans as a fallback should the case need more air due to rising CPU temps. I will set the bios to kick the intake NF-F12 iPPC-3000 fans all the way up to 3,000 RPMs should the CPU reach temps of 75°C or above.
Edited by LastRideOut - 10/8/16 at 12:40am
post #99 of 593
I'm still waiting for some of my parts to ship (this case being one of them) so I hope my choice of video card will work out. I was planning on getting a newer card, blower style but I couldn't pass up an aswesome deal on a new GTX 960. Can't wait to put my Steam machine together biggrin.gif
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I'm still waiting for some of my parts to ship (this case being one of them) so I hope my choice of video card will work out. I was planning on getting a newer card, blower style but I couldn't pass up an aswesome deal on a new GTX 960. Can't wait to put my Steam machine together biggrin.gif
GTX 960 is a cold card in general, you shouldn't have any problems with it.
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