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Work in progress!

UPDATE [29 October 2013]

I am going to scrap the idea of the G.Skill Ares memory as I can purchase the Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory for £10 cheaper (£55 vs £65) and they are CL8 verses CL9 (so tighter memory timings) and they have the awesome customization software for the LED lighting effects. Even though the LEDs won't be visible from the exterior I think just knowing they are in there is satisfying :)

The memory also has nice black heat spreaders and PCB which will go great with the overall internal design and choices. Tiny details make a big difference in my opinion which attracts me big time as being a tech lover and gamer.

UPDATE [03 November 2013]

I am also going to swap the 600w PSU for a 500w because I figured the box will use less than 600 and it's pointless spending the extra.

Stay tuned!

Comments

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good. Does the orientation of the CPU cooler have to be that way? Seems like it would be better to keep it in the front to back flow if possible. I ask because I don't know. I haven't had the opportunity to work with a Mini before.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it must be orientated like this. I ran in to the problem where the cooler would overlap the PCIe slot if it was orientated the way you mentioned.

I'm not entirely sure if this will be a major issue in the long run. I'm hoping the exhaust fan at the back of the case can play a role in some of the CPU cooling to a certain degree.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Am I missing something or no? I'm looking at other people with same case with EVO 212, seems that they could orient it so that it's front-to-back. Is this a motherboard issue?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably a bit late, but I was just looking for the same answer. I think it really depends on the motherboard (and where the processor is located) - in this case it's very close to the PCIe slot.

Newer ITX boards (like the asrock h97m or the gigabyte h97n) have the processor located further away from the PCIe slot.

Please note however, that I have neither of these 2 MBs, so can't confirm this personally.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet setup!

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. I'll have more pics and info up soon.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking very nice. I almost went with the Node 304 myself, because of how roomy it is. But do you know what video card you plan on putting in it yet?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on using a corsair 600w modular psu with an MSI HD7790 2GB.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to place the GPU as a custom component because this site doesn't list the 2GB model in the part picker from what I saw.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone interested in this build (cpu will be the next installation). Expect pics in just over a week or so.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that motherboard in terms of things like: how easy was it to work with, pros and cons. That would be a great help; thanks a bunch! :D

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

So far the motherboard has been really super easy to work with however installing an aftermarket cooler was a pain due to board layout.

I'll update this information when the build is complete.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay thanks :) :)

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that mobo have pcie 3.0?

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Pretty little wonder! show us the results, please. Congrats.

  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :)

Soon as the build is complete I will post temps and performance benchmarks.

  • 74 months ago
  • 0 points

Cool!! I´ll be waitng. If you want and have the time, you can check my baby (Black Spice) and tell me what do you think. Thank you!

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