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post #21 of 738 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
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I hate that the temperatures are so much better in vertical. Almost makes me want to cut a hole in my entertainment center and set the case over the top of it for better airflow.
Well, I have done some temperature tests today with no fans, 1 fan and 2 fans installed in the GPU bay.
The fans were be quiet! shadow wings 120mm pwm and noctua nf-s12b redux pwm, GPU was a MSI GTX 760 Gaming 2GB.


The best was with only 1 fan installed (be quiet!) at the HDD bay, temperature never went above 81-82C in Furmark (10 minutes test). With 2 fans and no fans installed the GPU temperatures were over 90C (turned it off once it reached 90C). Perhaps the results could have been better with slim fans (akasa 15mm, gelid 120mm slim or scythe 120mm slim) as there was almost no space between the fans and GPU, but I highly doubt it.
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The best was with only 1 fan installed (be quiet!) at the HDD bay, temperature never went above 81-82C in Furmark (10 minutes test). With 2 fans and no fans installed the GPU temperatures were over 90C (turned it off once it reached 90C). Perhaps the results could have been better with slim fans (akasa 15mm, gelid 120mm slim or scythe 120mm slim) as there was almost no space between the fans and GPU, but I highly doubt it.

So would a single Gentle Typhoon 1850 over a reference GTX 970 intake be advisable?
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So would a single Gentle Typhoon 1850 over a reference GTX 970 intake be advisable?
If you're planning to have the case in horizontal orientation, yes.
Vertical it wouldn't make much of a difference.
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So would a single Gentle Typhoon 1850 over a reference GTX 970 intake be advisable?
If you're planning to have the case in horizontal orientation, yes.
Vertical it wouldn't make much of a difference.

Yeah I was planning on it being horizontal. Thanks thumb.gif
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How was the fan noise ?

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How was the fan noise ?

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Quiet, you can hear some vibrations though but only if you're really close to PC. Talking about the cpu fan, be quiet fan i cant hear. But I have them both set to quiet mode, its enough to keep everything within normal operating temperature.
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All components test fit. Just waiting on a noctua nf-a9 to replace whatever horrible 92mm fan i found in the parts bin and an EVGA GTX 1060 SC. Initial test are very promising. 29c at idle and 45c with prime95(i3 4330). it has room for a 7.25 inch gpu which the evga gtx 1060 sc is 6.8 inches. GPU sits at 55c during heaven runs but its also a horrible 6 inch AMD r7 240 i had lying around again for test fitting. I'm expecting the gtx 1060 to be sittings around 70-80 at reasonable fan speeds. It also has room now for a 120x15mm exhaust fan on the top of the cpu side.


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Wanted to make a mini ITX gaming PC and decided to go with the Node 202 after seeing this forum and being inspired and just wanted to share my experience with it. thumb.gif

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Fractal Design Node 202
i7 6700
Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler
Asus Z170i Pro Gaming motherboard
DDR4 16gb
Corsair SF600 - 600W psu
Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1070
3x Noctua NF-F12 120mm case fans

Initially only had a Gigabyte GTX 770 and had the stock 450W psu that comes with the Node 202. I upgraded to the GTX 1070 and it worked fine with the 450W stock psu. Decided to upgrade to the corsair SF600 psu because the stock psu had an annoying audible coil whine.

When it comes to temperatures, when I didn't have the 3 Noctua fans, I was getting temperatures of 72-75+ celsius for the CPU and for the graphics card I was in the 75-79 celsius range when under load - was playing DOOM (2016). After installing the 3x Noctua fans, when playing DOOM (2016) i was getting 48-53 celsius for the CPU and 66-69 celsius for the GPU. The extra fans helped a lot! At idle CPU is at 37-42 range and the GPU is at 33-35 range. Using Furmark set to 1080p 8x anti-aliasing the GPU went max to 67 degrees after 10 minutes of stress testing. That extra 120mm fan above the CPU which I just zipped tied helped in keeping the CPU cool. Noctua fans are awesome as they're pretty silent!

Cable management is a nightmare but that's expected with this kind of a case. Cable ties help a lot in this aspect. All in all it was a great experience. This is my second time putting a PC together. Love the size of it as I can easily carry it around everywhere with me.









Have fun building everyone!
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention, on the pictures it shows the fans in the GPU bay as one intake and one exhaust. That wasn't good configuration as it made my temps rise up to 78 degrees in Furmark stress testing. So I made both fans intake and brought temps to a stable 67 degrees in Furmark stress testing.
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