I'm building a silent HTPC/Plex server using the following components:
Case and PSU:
Fractal Design Node 202 with Corsair SF450 fully modular PSU
Gigabyte Aorus B450 Pro Wifi
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-300 2 x 8GB (CL16)
Corsair Force MP510 480GB NVMe SSD
Alphacool Eisbaer LT240
with Noiseblocker eneloops
Since I don't need a dedicated GPU, I'll be able to install an Alphacool Eisbaer LT240 on the APU with the radiator in the GPU compartment.
The Eisbaer is great for this purpose, because it should fit and because you can actually change the tubing out. (That's the crucial part here, because with all the other aios, you'll need to flex some off of the frame separator in the case, in order to fit the cpu block through.)
Also, having that option, I can install Norprene tubes in just the right length.
There is, however, one issue that I'm afraid will hinder my project:
This is the compartment for the graphics card, where I want to install the 240mm rad.
I fear I won't be able to have the inlets facing to the right where they would collide with the power connector.
However, what about the left side?
Everything I saw so far had only a 120mm rad in there, with the inlets facing towards the psu (down in this image).
Any input on how to solve this issue?
- Do the inlets not collide with the i/o board in the front?
- Is there an alternative for the power connector (so that it doesn't collide with the rad inlets)
- Is there an option to move/shift the rad inside the case without having to drill new holes into the bottom? (I would 100% mess up the alignment!)
- Would it help to install the fans in the floor and the radiator on top? (There's probably 65mm of vertical clearance inside, so the 25mm rad with 25mm fans would leave 15mm of space on top.)