The Cryorig C7 CPU cooler and the TFX 300W PSU finally got here from newegg ... I am really re-thinking my newegg purchasing future as the cheapest shipping takes 5-7 business days
I also won an auction on ebay so the i5 4440 CPU should be heading my way soon.
I also took apart the Node 202. Every review that I had read had talked about how difficult it was to remove the plastic housing on the bottom. Boy are they not kidding. And, for some unfathomable reason, Fractal Design set it up that you have to dismantle the whole case to clean the fan filters. Plus points for putting in fan filters. Minus double points for setting it up so that you have to destroy the case to clean them ... what sort of pickled fish had they been eating?
Anyway - those filters are not going back in the case where they were. I'll work something out to make my future house cleaning activities easier.
Pics of the new goodies ...
Cryorig C7 with tons of extras - thermal paste, nut driver, registration card (must go and register my new cooler) ...
PSU with 24-pin connector, 4-pin secondary motherboard power connector, molex (I hate molex connectors
) and 2 sata power connectors.
My preference would be to install it like this ...
... but a) the case doesn't have a fan intake slot there for the PSU and b) the screw holes for the PSU only allow it to be installed 'fan towards motherboard'.
- case has very minimal air in-take
- cooler is down blowing cooler (only!)
- PSU air in-take is right beside CPU cooler
- I'm sure there are other non-cooling things about this set up that I am (currently) missing
I'm going to set it all up as Mr Antec expects you to, run Prime95 and see how many eggs I can fry on the top of the case. Then I will add some cooling options.