The motherboard is a bit up and down, it looks amazing (if that matters to you) and worked flawlessly for about 6 months but recently I have been having some memory_management issues recently but that could be down to the memory not the motherboard, haven't much time recently to look in to it more closely.
To get over the h100i compatibility I Bought a USB 3 to 2 adapter on eBay which meant that I lost the USB 3 on the front of the case but I have noticed not having them but it's up to you.
The monitor is insane 144hz is glorious and would highly recommend it. Have had the monitor for about 1 year and a half and has been working flawlessly.
Hope this helped!
they both look equally as good imo the node has slightly simpler styling than the silverstone. I have been reading that my GPU temps could be slightly lower in the node as I can put the 2 fans in the GPU section. Even so I will only be using a 60hz TV for at a few months with shouldn't stress the gtx 980 ti that much. Still deciding haha
Hey this is such a cool build and funnily enough every similar to what I want to do trying to decide a case though would you recommend this over the Rvz02? Also a look over my build would super helpful for me.
Cool build I was thinking of putting my EVGA gtx 980 ti FTW (slightly more factory overclocked version of yours) in this case, how are you temps? Trying to decide whether it would be a good idea or not.
This is so cool, very similar to what I want to do to downsize my atx build
What was your building experience like?
wow, that's where I got the idea from haha, seems like a good idea but I won't be able to use my GTX 980 ti it wouldn't fit next to the radiator.
Will do haha, I don't know if I forgot to add it to the parts list but I was going to get a beefy noctua fan to replace the stock one. Wanted to downsize my build as I want my pc to take to uni as there much easier to carry haha. Or I was looking at maybe getting the node 202 and sort of ghetto mount an AIO into it like I have seen some others do on this site but I am not sure. Thanks for your help.
Based on your experience you probably wouldn't recommend this motherboard in this case? As I was going to downsize my current atx build into this case. This was my idea:
I am inspired to do the same with my node 202 could you possibly take some more pictures so I can get a clearer idea of what you did? Or I could just get a hacksaw and cut the frame lol
This is an awesome build very similar to what I want to do actually.
Hopefully mine turns out as awesome and successful as yours.
What do you think about the psu looking at putting one in my Itx build?
Isn't 600w recommended for a 980 ti?
Nice build, I have the same GPU it's awesome, I have a 144hz 1080p so slightly less embarrassing for my GPU lol
I have ordered the 400c was it easy to fit the 240 rad in the top?
Linus Tech Tips just uploaded this thought it would help your push/pull choice
yeah, they do reduce temps a little but one of my aims as the pc is on the desk next to me is silence and those extra 2 fans would add more noise.
I am not no it it just 2 sp120s pushing, looking at my temps I don't see the need, it is not overclocked and mid 20s idle and high 50s load is great especially when I the fans are in quiet mode in corsair link. I am also super happy that I went with the 980 ti instead of 970, it crushes everything I play, if you start gaming I think you will be happy you did too. Also, I really like your setup, my expensive pc is sitting on a 10 year old desk with the draws falling apart LOL
Yeah, I would check which RAM slots the manual says are optimum for quad channel and use those,
Other that that I really like your build!
I believe your ram isn't in the optimum slots, as you have x99 you want to run quad channel which means 2 slots in each memory bank, you need to check the motherboard manual to check which slots are most optimum.
Is there any reason why your gpu isn't in the top slot, the fastest slot on your motherboard (usually the top one) should house your GPU, the pcie ssd will still work at the same speed if put in the second or third slot on the board.
Other than that Great Build :)
My main question was is it stable when running your parts ,quiet at idle and importantly quiet at 100% load?
Yeah, it's more train travel, I am university and would like to take my PC with me and obviously an atx Is way too big. Just deciding what case to get, thank you so much for your help!
I was talking the dimensions of the cardboard box if that is not too much trouble!
I know this a weird request but because I am travelling a lot could you measure the dimension of the node 202 box for me?
Funnily enough I want to do this exact build pretty much but with asus z170i pro gaming board and node 202 what are your gpu and mainly cpu temps?
No it isn't there is a dust filtered intake on the other side :)
Where is your source regarding the static theory, the bag is the same material on the inside as on the outside, the outside of the bag doesn't draw static many people build their pcs on the bag and work fine afterwards.
Hey great build I was looking at downsizing my full tower to this case so would be putting a i7 6700k and gtx 980 ti in there however, temps are a worry, what are your temps like with that massive 390 in there for both gpu and cpu?
What are your thoughts about the new corsair psu?
I was looking to do something similar to this only with my 6700k, what are you temps with this build?
I was looking at ditching my noisy AIO for a config similar to this, with all the be quiet fans and cooler. How quiet is your pc running at idle and full load.
I was going to do some thing similar with all the be quiet fans and cooling, how quiet is your pc?
Is the window a good quality? as I am afraid as one scratch would probably ruin it.
Would you recommend the 400c? I was thinking of transferring by 6700k and 980 ti FTW in there.
I was looking at getting the Astro a40. What do you think of it? Would you recommend it?
Hey great build I also have a 6700k and a 980 ti, what do you think of all the razer peripherals you are using I was specifically looking at the mouse and keyboard.
Hey, awesome build I was looking at the razer kraken 7.1. What do you think of this it worth getting?
How easily scratched is the acrylic window?
Thanks for replying,
Do you think I will experience the dreaded ticking noise as I was going to put my old rig in the node 202 to act as a living room gaming pc using a 3570 3.4ghz, 16gb ram and 7950 3gb boost from sapphire where a 500w psu is recommended.
This is so cool, I was looking to do something similar but in the node 202 and without all this fancy watercooling LOL, what is your opinion of the PSU in terms of noise and stability as I have been reading on other builds on this site that the fan makes an annoying clicking noise at certain fan rpms and that would drive me crazy haha.
I was looking at doing the same build and downsizing my unnecessary atx build into this case. I also have the 6700k and wondered what your temps were idle and load for the CPU (with the NF-A9 fan) and the GPu seeing as I also have an after market cooler like yourself.
One more question lol, I know your cutting it fine but what is your opinion of the PSU in terms of noise and performance?
I have pretty much the same setup, a 6700k. 980 ti FTW and am currently interested in downsizing my really overkill full tower case. I was looking to this case or the define nano s but am unsure. I have a h100i GTX to cool me CPU do you think it would fit in the front of this case.
Also, what are you temps for you gpu like?
It's this one so it's factory over locked a decent way out the box which is a worry. What are your GPU temps if you don't mind me asking.
Nice build I was looking into something similar but using my 980 ti aftermarket from EVGA. Do you think it would be adequately cooled if I put those 2 fans in the GPU area. Also, is the psu really loud like you mentioned in the description?
Hi, thanks for replying, would you recommend putting a 980 ti acx in this case then?
Do you know whether the windowed case has better airflow?
You would recommend putting 2 fans into the GPU chamber then? I read on your description that it becomes hot to the touch while gaming, is this true with the fans in place?
Do you think my factory overclocked GTX 980 ti FTW would be adequately cooled in the rvz02?
Thanks for replying, have you put 2 120mm fans next to your 980 ti if so how much does it impove the temperatures?