Description

I wanted a small factor PC but with high performance. So the first thing i chose was Fractal Design Node 804. It looks beautiful, and have plenty of space.

Purpose of my build was to support high end gaming and video streaming via Plex. My past experiences with Plex haven't been good with an i5 processor, so I wanted an i7 and thus got 6700K. It's not overclocked yet, but i'll be working on that.

As i have selected a Micro ATX cabinet, i needed a Micro ATX motherboard, and Gigabyte GA-Z170MX Gaming 5 was a good option both price wise and functions wise. It supports M2 SSD, DDR4, overclocking and SLI.

I got a good deals on 500GB M.2 drive (Samsung 850 Evo) and Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x8GB, DDR4-2666). This M.2 hard disk is really fast and I'm really impressed by how such a small and tiny device can hold 500GB of data.

For PSU, as i plan to overclock and SLI in future, I got 850W supply. It's fully modular and Silver certified. I'm not a fan of water cooling and went for the classic option of Cooler Master Hyper 212x. It has been running fine till now, with no overheating and no noise at all.

My wife gifted me a MSI Geforce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G OC on my birthday, so i'm all set and loving it.

I'm using this build with my existing UHD TV, so didn't get a monitor. I play with Xbox One controller, and when i do need a desk, mouse and keyboard, I use Steam streaming. As a plex media server, the system has been running great with subtitles transcoding.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

It's really silent.

Motherboard

A lot of features in this small factor MOBO.

Memory

I got red colored ones, and they really look good.

Storage

really impressed with it's speed and it's tiny form factor.

Case

Good looking, small factor and still spacious. Only problem is ports and power button on the side.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Better have that PSU intake pointing up on that carpet, either that or put it on a board/tile over the carpet to prevent overheating.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, for the suggestion. I'll probably put it over a tile or something. Not sure how do i change the PSU intake to point upwards.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

They mount the same with the fan pointing up or down. The holes line up the same. Simply flip the psu over and reinstall the mounting screws.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i'm gonna do that now.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Remove the screws in the back and rotate it to where the fan is facing the inside of the case. It'll intake from the area below those white HDD mounts.

I personally went with a file cabinet in my build with the same case. I would rather go with the tile or board cover than flipping the PSU since it's overall better to intake cool air through the filtered intake than from the case. You wouldn't want to do that on carpet however since it suffocates the PSU and could lead to a system wide failure.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Now your wife has you right where she wants you haha.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Browsing completed builds using the Node 804, because I think it looks awesome too!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't know they still used the silver rating in psu's anymore.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Any woman is a keeper if she's gifting you a 1070!