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Got the Node 202 sent for review from Fractal! A bit bigger than an Xbox One, but doesn't have power brick like the Xbox One does. Definitely loving how low the price is whilst still delivering amazing 1080p performance! Had little to no trouble building in it. Keep in mind, the GTX 960 has a 60° Celsius idle due to fans not spinning at all under light load. For a lot more detail, check out my video review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuPtn_PkeEk

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  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Great idea including a photo of it side by side with the current consoles. Puts the size into perspective.

I've been wanting to build a moderate gaming pc using this case... The itch is real. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

If you want to see more of the case, I have a separate review of it on my channel. Goes more in depth on size.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Loving that case and the power you managed to put inside of it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup, really happy with how it turned out!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Xbox one - "8 core" This - solid dual core

They make hackintoshes, why not "haxboxes"?

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

It's not as easy as a simple core count. I would argue that this CPU performs a good amount better than the Xbox One's CPU or it's equivalent.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

That's why I put the quotes. It would be awesome to be able to have Xbox OS on it if you wanted custom built console.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh I thought you meant the other way around, like Windows 10 on an Xbox haha my bad

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What a nice spec'ed lil' pc you've got there!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the build! I have a question though, does the piece that connects to the PCI slot and connects to the graphics card come with the case? Or do you have to buy it separately? Thank You!!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Comes with the case

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I use a m.2 slot that's beneath the mobo? Does it have space for it?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes you can!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the Intel stock cooler fit in the Node 202 ok?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: I'm think of getting this case, but I want to make a window mod on the top. Do you think it is a good idea to do so?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Could I play Blizzard games on this on high settings?

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

Whyyyy did you get the 960? +1 for everything else

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Was going to go for the R9 380 but I chose the 960 mainly due to power consumption. Didn't want to cut super close with a 450w PSU.

  • 46 months ago
  • -1 points

DAMN! And you only waste 350$ more!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

-60 for first year of xbox live, -20 for the first game you buy being more expensive, - 100 for capture card, -200 for PC that every household needs, and this pc saves you money

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

Good point though not everyone needs a capture card also I have a friend without a household pc

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

to do the stuff that you can do on pc (stream, record, edit), you need a capture card

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Exactly! $60 + Steam Sale = Heaven

For consoles : $60 = One Game or 1 year Online Subscription

  • 46 months ago
  • -3 points

-1 for PSU that came with case

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What's wrong with that?

  • 46 months ago
  • -1 points

they are almost always dogshit

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It was sent to me by Fractal, and buying a separate PSU would drastically increase the price. Also, Fractal Integra PSUs are quality PSUs.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

yeah, i guess fractal's are ok, but i would never trust them from cooler master or anyone really for that matter

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not? I've never had a problem with CM PSUs.

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

sorry meant Corsair

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, using stock saves a ton of money and it's a locked processor anyways so no OC

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I always tear them off, the blue just bothers me. Never leaves any annoying sticker residue.