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Node 202 build

by trekkie2003


The intention of this build was a system which has a sleek design, small case for my livingroom. Another requirement was the ability to take it with me to network gaming session without much hazzle. It should be able to render all games in fullhd. Therefore i went for the Node 202 case. The cpu fan fits perfectly on the mobo. I only had to remove the dust filter of the case as the height of the cpu-fan is 58mm. With the filter added the case only allows a height of 56mm. From my point of view the dustfilter is not really necessary so no problem for me to remove it.In the end you didn't have much space to waste, but it is cool to see how these parts fit together in such a small space. My system has an affordable price tag of around 1,3k. Screen included (with freesnyc)

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thetortuga747 1 Build 3 points 29 months ago

I love Node 202 builds, but I hate them at the same time 'cause they make me want to empty my wallet so that I can have one!

Your cable management is impressively clean for a build of that form factor, and your part choices are solid.


trekkie2003 submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Thx for your coment! The Design of the node is really well done by fractal. Everything is relative easily accessible though space is very limited. The only Thing i personally dont like , is how to remove the bottom of the case.

Miniitx 1 Build -4 points 29 months ago

Cable managament can better. If you looked at the node from richard and my own node. But nice system.

Wolfemane 7 Builds 2 points 29 months ago

+1 for node 202! WelcOne to the club! Nice rig, love it!

Eren662 1 point 28 months ago

Do you think the 450w psu is enough?

Rofineli 1 point 28 months ago

The TDP on the graphics card is an overestimate.

trekkie2003 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Absolutely! Wenn buying a new PC you may want to calculate the Powerconsumption with this tool: http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/. I calculated my System with around 300w under load. So even 400w psu would be enough but not much reserverves left. So i think 450w is a good way to go.

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wkenny26 1 point 27 months ago

Hey there very nice build.. I have almost the exact same setup as this one, and my only gripe is the gpu temperature.. Playing GTA V push the graphic card to 80 degrees with gpu fan at 2300 RPM which is too loud for me.. May i know what is your gpu temp when gaming? Thx

trekkie2003 submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Only running MS Office... Hehe... Bad joke i Know ;)... You are right... gpu cooler is going up to 2300rpm and getting quite loud. Mine is running at 75degree Celsius, when playing project cars. Thats The clear downside of the nitro. The powercolor Red devil is the better choice, when loudness of your nitro is an issue for you at almost the same fps.it has got 3 fans for cooling. But bigger pcb. So harder to fit in your node, but possible.

Raptorhunter 1 point 23 months ago

I like how it looks it's awesome but I think you could have gotten better parts for the price still however it's a very nice looking biuld might even use that case in the future

Arnavut 1 point 22 months ago

It looks awesome!

I have a question: I tried to create a system but it says node 202 and thermalright cpu cooler is not compatible. Did you have any problems while installing?

trekkie2003 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Hi! I had to remove the dust filter as the height of the cpu-fan is 58mm. With the filter added the case only allows a height of 56mm. That's the reason why it says incompatible. But without the filter it should be no problem.