Going all good
Thanks! All the best in your Node build!
Pump to Radiator to GPU to CPU to T-Port Fill to pump.
Of course, here is a link to the build log which details the custom side window process.
No, there is barely a few mm to the side panel from the CPU waterblock fittings.
You can however, fit a 40/60mm fan above or below the CPU waterblock.
I wouldn't have been able to test it against air, but temps on water are really good.
I wouldn't justify watercooling the node 202 for the average user, this project was done more for fun and to see the limits.
The power socket has been moved outwards by another 5mm using standoffs.
This gives clearance for the radiator + fans.
Any more questions, feel free to ask.
Thanks! glad you thought so =)
All good :)
Probably storage as you said, although there are 2 m.2 ssd slots on the motherboard and m.2 sata ssd are almost the same price as regular ssd, so it probably won't be an issue.
Otherwise, I don't see any compromises as I purposely designed this build to have all the features of a regular mid tower build. Its got RGB, wifi, front & rear audio, front & rear usb ports, can run high end cpu/gpu overclocked, good cooling.
Radiator actually gets a lot of airflow as the fans intake fresh air directly into the radiator, and you can use any standard dual 120mm high static pressure fans.
All good =)
I would say it is probably possible to do with hard line when I was assembling the parts.
However, I personally would not do it without serious modifications to the case structure itself to accommodate for the bends. The build internals are also not water cooling friendly in its standard factory form, and getting the bends in would be frustrating. Hardline tubing would also make it a nightmare to disassemble/service in the future as it would get in the way.
If you'd still like to try hard line, go for it =) would love to see the final result =)
You can read the build log link in description for more details.
Basically, the Node 202 has 4 holes when the metal panel is removed, those holes were modified as to allow the Bitspower thumbscrews to be used to mount the clear acrylic panel.
Any more questions feel free to ask.
The black nylon sleeve were bought from ebay under cable management sleeving.
Thanks for your support :)
It would fit (although there will be quite a bit of pressure pushed onto the front usb 3.0 cables).
Also you will need to supply your own radiator screws for 15mm based fans.
And there may be a slight performance hit due to lower SP from the slim fans.
Hi, thanks for taking interest.
First off the spill was purely my fault as I was being impatient with the filling using a t-block.
There is exactly 15x90 degree fittings (not including the 2 from the GPU block terminal)
and 1x 3 way T Block, 1x 4 way X block, 1 straight rotary, 1 extender and 14 soft tube fittings.
About 250mL of coolant give or take was required.
Any more questions let me know
Haha thanks :)
All good, i've subscribed to your channel with my regular account. Your PC content looks great :)
My Pc building one is under the channel name DeeBee Custom.
I do agree that the Ryzen based platform is really intriguing, especially the budget line up. They have all the features normally found on high end motherboards.
Thanks again :)
Yes I do, however, it is still in the early stages and not really managed at the moment.
Yeah, there isn't an automatic pricing for 980ti anymore, and am unsure about the market value of a 980ti with the launch of RTX, so just left it blank.
Yeah it was ok though, as I have my daily driver PC anyways so wasn't too big of a deal.
Haha thanks for the support! =)
Yeah the first time working in the Node 202 was a learning curve (the 2017 build). This time around, it was still a challenge, but it did go smoother then expected (other than that coolant spillage, courtesy of my own mistake).
Thanks for the support :) im sure its just as difficult with the 301, i had an opportunity to tinker with the node in my previous build so it was easier knowing what will work and/or fit this time around.
Haha thats alright, i personally find it a good stress relieving game if you enjoy destroying countless NPCs >:)
Haha thank you for the support :)
Thank you for the support :)
I usually purchase custom sleeved cables from CableMod. They have purple available under their custom configurator.
Thanks Judah :)
Thanks for your support :) hope it inspired you for your future builds :)
I got the same comment the last time on the older 2017 node 202 build.
Gotta have my tea :) I think it has been in quite a few of my previous build photos.
Thank you for your support :)
A lot of measuring and planning was done so that only the right components with the right dimensions were used. If you need further information on the node 202, feel free to ask :)
Thanks man for the kind words :)
Thanks Tooth :)
So far i have kept both CPU and GPU running at stock speeds, and temps are looking great as expected from a watercooled system. Idle temps 27C CPU, 25C GPU, fan speeds 500RPM, and under gaming load 48C CPU, 42C GPU, fan speeds 1200RPM. Ambient 20C.
I usually find that 120mm per component to suffice so long as the fan speeds are tweaked to suit different load scenarios. More radiator in my opinion just allows me to run fans at super low RPM. However, Maglevs are inaudible at 500RPM and a gentle hum that can be easily blocked out with earphones at 1200+RPM.
Haha maybe if I feel like changing the colour scheme up I could. I just could not resist the clean look of the pastel uv green.
Thanks nonetheless :)
I build PCs mainly for fun as a hobby during my holiday periods. These PCs are used from time to time for small purposes such as work at home related tasks, but not as my daily driver, and mainly for show/secondary backup. As new ideas become available, depending on how much I like each build, parts may be cannibalised to be used towards the new builds.
Thanks man Cheers!
Haha thanks for the kind words :)
im pretty sure there are better sff builds out there, but glad you liked this one :)
Thanks Chloe :)
Haha thank you rocketracer :)
Sounds like a plan :)