ATX to ITX Conversion: Node 304

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Previous specs:
* Case: Fractal Design R3
* CPU: Intel i5 3570k (Ivy Bridge)
* Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK
* RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3
* PSU: Corsair CX V2 500 Watt
* GPU: XFX AMD Radeon 6870
* Monitors: (2) Asus VS229H-P IPS Displays
* Main HDD: SanDisk Ultra Sata 3 120GB SSD
* Second HDD: WD [EADS] Green 2TB

I've been going to more and more LAN parties here in the southeast over the year and I realized that lugging my ATX case has been kind of a pain. I'll sell the case and MB.

So the major things changed:

* Case: Fractal Design Node 304
* Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77N-WIFI (Also Dual booting Hackintosh for this MB, I can OC using multipliers w/o voltage. It's running at 4Ghz idling at 37C)
* GPU: XFX AMD Radeon 7950
* Main HDD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (Will be here tomorrow)
* Second HDD: WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB (Will be here tomorrow)
* Cooling: Corsair H80i (Using a temp Evo 212 til I decide if I really want to WC or not)

Old Build:





New Build:






 

cnick79

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Does the Node 304 have air vents on both sides of the case? I'm curious how the CPU heat is being exhausted from the case.
 

cnick79

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Is cool air being sucked in from the side next to the wall, and exhausted to where you sit? Or the other way around?
 

Stevo_

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There's a filtered vent on the side alongside the video card which it can suck air in from, in front there are 2x92mm fans sucking in thru a filtered vent and in back a 140mm fan blowing out. The PSU sucks in from a filtered vent on the bottom and blows out the side though the side flows are probably not that strong.
 
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There's a filtered vent on the side alongside the video card which it can suck air in from, in front there are 2x92mm fans sucking in thru a filtered vent and in back a 140mm fan blowing out. The PSU sucks in from a filtered vent on the bottom and blows out the side though the side flows are probably not that strong.
+1 that is correct!
 
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