Why does the back of the case look cleaner than the front? haha
No, you won't be able to fit any fans above the cooler. The Scythe BIG Shuriken CPU Cooler touches the dust filter housing but works with disrupting the fan blades
Idles at 29dB which is dead quiet. I've also ramped up the fans to FULL speeds at 61dB which you can hear but under normal loads I don't notice the noise at all and when playing games the GPU fans run at approx 50% give or take.
Sorry took me a while to reply but I've have been using the PC for a while now. Idles around 30-35° C and under load it sits around 55-60° C while overclocked to 4.2GHz
Set the fans to intake
Yup, both are set to intake
Fell in love with this case when I saw it on Jayz channel. I'm planning on setting up something similar but with only 1x pump/loop combo and a Thermaltake X71. I know its not the same case but I can't afford the Caselabs. Would of loved to see pictures of the bottom chamber. Did you end up using two or three radiators?
It's enough. You have to remember this system is air cooled as well so you can't expect massive overclocks and the 10 series GPU are very power efficient. If I had chosen the i7 and a 1080 I would of got the 600W PSU. Like I said in the comment above it doesn't hurt having a higher Wattage PSU for that extra head room but my system hasn't had any issues while OC with the 450W PSU.
I've overclocked the CPU and GPU and haven't had any issues. My build current draw is 322W as specified on PCCG parts list while yours is 296W. I think you should be fine with 450W PSU but it doesn't hurt to have a higher one for more head room.
Nice build.. some pretty powerful parts in this Node 202 case. I'm using the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 in my Node 202 build as well and I find it works quite well (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/fCmqqs). Also a good share on the comparison between the Cryorig C7 and Scythe Big Shuriken 2. Funny enough that was the other cooler I was considering. Temperature photos are a nice touch too ! Welcome to the club ! Hope you enjoy it
No I didn't use any fan splitters. The motherboard comes with enough fan headers
Hi cmbarba. Please read the reply I made to pedagogy. The dust filter does fit with the Shuriken 2 and there is no obstruction with the fan blades.
I've left the CPU dust filter in place. It does fit and there isn't any obstruction with the fan blades. Maybe the dust filter and CPU fan housing could be leaning against each other, which is quite hard to visually see, but I haven't had any issues. I've added another photo to the collection showing the CPU fan opening on the side panel for reference.
Awesome share. I've watched some of his videos. It does make sense what he says and that confirms the reason why I choose the blower style cooler
I plan on getting the ROCCAT TUSKO monitor bag to carry all my stuff around. I haven't got it yet so I can't comment on how good it is
Could you tell me what your voltage is set to? I would be aiming for around 4.0GHz as well
To be honest I don't have any good source that has done any testing over which cooler style is better. There are plenty of debates online on which style is better. I did see Jay2cents mention on youtube about using blower style coolers on his Node 202 build video even tho he didn't have one at the time. There are a few open air GPU coolers builds on this site as Jerome54 mentioned that you could check out. In my mind I just picked the GPU cooler that would work better in theory. Either way both styles will work so just pick the one that you prefer
I agree with you it does look out of place having AIO and a custom loop. I'm considering swapping in a single 360mm rad, or keeping the 120mm and getting a 280mm rad, and having the CPU and GPU in one loop. I wonder if I'll get better or worst temps tho? In theory I think having two separate loops will be better for cooling but maybe the larger radiator would compensate for that. Not exactly sure which root to go or just leave it as it is and live with the insanity. LOL
Case dimensions - Horizontal (WxHxD): 377 x 82 x 330 mm
Case dimensions - Horizontal, with feet/protrusions/screws (WxHxD): 377 x 88 x 332 mm
Case dimensions - Vertical, with feet/protrusions/screws (WxHxD): 125 x 385 x 332 mm
Literally just finished putting the PC together last night so I haven't installed windows yet. Let u know in a few days
Ah cools.. I just checked the manual and didn't see that.. thanks for the tip !