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Dorito - Fractal Design Node 804 Gaming PC

by maclamby

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52 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 26, 2016

Date Built

Aug. 18, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.71GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

Description

We took the most popular part list from the Fractal Design Contest based around the Node 804. A big thanks goes to Fractal Design for hosting the giveaway and providing the case used in this build.

You can find the YouTube video of the build and bonus cable management here.

Now on to some benchmarks:

Benchmark 3DMark Score Graphics Test 1 Graphics Test 2 Physics Test Combined Test
FireStrike v1.1 17272 108.74 FPS 88.91 FPS 40.12 FPS 36.65 FPS
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 5179 28.8 FPS 18.54 FPS 39.96 FPS 12.72 FPS
Benchmark Score Average Minimum Maximum Settings xx
Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0 2753 109.3 FPS 9.3 FPS 234.5 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Custom Preset: Quality: Ultra, Tessellation: Extreme
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 4512 107.8 FPS 28.7 FPS 218.5 FPS Direct3D11, 1920x1080, 8xAA, fullscreen, Extreme HD Preset
Game Settings Resolution FPS
Overwatch Ultra 1920x1080 160 FPS
Overwatch Epic 1920x1080 126 FPS
Overwatch Ultra 2560x1440 122 FPS
Star Wars Battlefront Ultra 1920x1080 157 FPS
Star Wars Battlefront Ultra 2560x1440 110 FPS

If you have any questions about the build let me know!

Comments Sorted by:

nakaman 3 Builds 5 points 26 months ago

Where is your Mountain Dew? I feel it's presence. Nice build! I do like a good micro atx build time to time.
Here's this +1

LiamTheHuman 1 Build 3 points 26 months ago

Watching the video for the build right now lol. noice job. And can you send me some doritos?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 12 points 26 months ago

Sorry, but I don't share Doritos.

ThoughtA staff 12 points 26 months ago

Not knowingly ;)

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 9 points 26 months ago

Can confirm.

TheGamingBible -2 points 25 months ago

That was beautiful, three members of staff gang banged that one guys comment...

Pixal 1 point 18 months ago

I know right? A 3 way cluster of staff answering one guy's doritos question

LOL ;D#

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MjolnirThunder 2 points 26 months ago

An A40 with the mini fan blowing the right way? That alone is a +1.

Trinergy 9 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

So what are the GPU temps and fan speed during the benchmarking runs? Are the GPU fans wailing? With the AIO dumping heat on the GPU it would be interesting to know it's affects.

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Temps and fan noise were fine. I didn't modify any of the fan settings so everything was running at stock speeds.

kevinboyer 1 point 26 months ago

Very interested in that NZXT Hue+ controller. Where did you install it in your build?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I mounted it to the bottom of the case in the left chamber.

Christopherv5 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Nice build! I have a question though. I've heard that the HUE+ strip adhesive inst the best. Is it possible to use the HUE+ module and the software with cable mod strips?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I've had no problems with the HUE+ strips. I normally don't even use the adhesive, just rely on the magnets.

Sages 1 point 26 months ago

Did you need to purchase extra LED Lights with the Hue+ or were ones it came with enough?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

It came with 4, which was enough for the side window.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Josh sending a pack of Doritos by mail is damn funny.

Strykeman02 1 point 26 months ago

what fans and stoage devices do you use?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

The fans are just the ones that came with the case and cooler. For storage I used an M.2 drive: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PMbkcf/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sd8sn8u512g1122

Lyrix 1 point 26 months ago

Nice job!!!

Sages 1 point 26 months ago

I have a question because my build is extremely similar. If I wanted to perform an out-of-case POST Test, would I need to attach the AIO? I know it sounds awful, but I don't have an air cooler as this is my first build, and another reason I ask is because the AIO come with pre-applied thermal paste, and I wasn't sure if removing it and re-applying it while it's in the case would ruin the pre-applied thermal paste completely. Or maybe I can fit the radiator through the routing hole in the chassis if I take the fans off.

Thanks.

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

If you wanted to do a test, I would always recommend putting some kind of cooler on the CPU. If you use the AIO, you'll need to reapply it if you take it off.

Thor80 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

A bit confused on one aspect regarding the AIO cooler. Does it really not matter that the rad was installed with the tubes on the top? I like the way that looks but I have always been told that the tubes should be on the bottom. I used an AIO cooler in a recent build, I first installed as you did and did not hear anything of note from the pump like it was working harder or anything. I then switched the orientation, the tubes are in the way a bit and it looks like crap. I would prefer the tubes on the top, but the whole "working against gravity" suggesting that I would shorten the lifespan of the cooler makes me hesitate switching it back.

Any thoughts?

Faizan 1 point 25 months ago

How do you class that CPU cooler against the infamous H100i?

RunawayOctopus 1 point 25 months ago

Bit late to the game, loved the video and build. My question is regarding the pci-e slots on the Motherboard. If I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, will there be enough room to install an Asus PCE-AC68 wireless adapter?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

There is a x1 slot, but you'd have to move the video card down to another slot to access it.

RunawayOctopus 1 point 25 months ago

Sweet action, thanks!

yesshh 1 point 25 months ago

Question,

Watched the video and just built something similar. Do you guys have any tips for extra fan speed controlling?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Hi,

It all depends. Are you using a fan controller that is built into the case or just using the fan headers on the motherboard? If you are looking for separate fan controller, I'd suggest a Grid+V2: https://www.nzxt.com/products/grid-plus-v2

yesshh 1 point 25 months ago

Was considering a separate fan controller, as the built in only supports 3 fans, unless you can use a splitter for more fans?

Thanks for the link. Will check out their product!

5Beans6 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

I have this case, I just wish the whole computer was the same...

Kajun87 1 point 24 months ago

I'm thinking about using this build template. Would a corsair h100i v2 be able to replace the cryorig a-40? What would be the pros or cons of swapping these two?

Also debating on an i5 6600k as this will be almost exclusively for gaming ?

Anyone got any input? Thanks in advance!

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

The H100i can replace the cryorig just fine. Both are solid coolers.

Kajun87 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks for the info!

Could you tell me if this setup would be able to support 2 1080's in SLI down the road if I chose.

Would the Case size / mobo / and power supply be able to handle it?

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Yes there is head room for an additional card down the line.

Kajun87 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks so much!

Cvj 1 point 24 months ago

Looks like the GPU is getting pretty hot under load. Would there be room in the case for the EVGA HYBRID 1080 GPU and cooler?

TheTechnicalGeek 1 point 22 months ago

Nice Build! I like what was done with the Multi-LED Lighting you installed. And it was very nice of you to add the benchmarks of your build, You truly outdid yourself. The only thing I would change is the CPU cooler, I recommend that you use a "Corsair - Hydro Series 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler" It has a higher RPM Than the one you have currently, and it is still relatively quiet for the fan's speed. In all, I really love this build, And I hope you upgrade it for years to come. +1 Upvote.

shafter 1 point 20 months ago

Hi, what optical drive could i use with this?

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Most slim/slot load drives should fit. The compatibility check should be able to help you pick a valid option if you've already added the case to your system.

shafter 1 point 20 months ago

thanks!

shafter 1 point 20 months ago

can i put the radiator on the top of the case to allow extra room for the GPU? I am using a CorsairH100i v2 with a EVGA FTW and the card is too long. want to move the radiator up top to make room for the GPU

BoyScout staff 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It might be doable, but could be pretty tight depending on the clearance from the motherboard/RAM at the top. Another option if you need to allow more GPU length space and don't need all the drive bays, would be mount the radiator in the second chamber (removing some drive cages), mounting it to the top of front on that side. [ Example using a different, but similar sized CLC in the Node 804 -- look at picture #8. ]

shafter 1 point 20 months ago

worked! thanks. Got it in on top.

maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

You should be able to mount the cooler in the top of either chamber depending ram height (left chamber) and removing the hard drive cages (right chamber).

shafter 1 point 20 months ago

got it in the hard drive cage slot, had to remove cages and cage mounts, but so far so good. thanks!

shafter 1 point 20 months ago

Nice, thanks. First build ( shocker ) and really appreciate the video and responses.

Rlake57 1 Build 0 points 26 months ago

If I have an i5-4460, and an EVGA GTX 960 SSC is it worth to upgrade to a GTX 1060? It would only cost me around a $100 USD to do, considering me selling my 960 when I upgrade to a $200 1060 I found.

kwisatzsawyer 1 point 26 months ago

If you're certain that you'll be happy at 1080p for a few years, yeah go for it.

But personally I'd save up and get a 1070 so you can run games at 1440p and have the option of adding a second card in SLI. The 1060 doesn't have a headers for an SLI bridge (apparently Ashes of the Singularity can SLI through the PCIe bus, but most games won't).

I'm assuming at some point supply will catch up with demand and prices will fall to or below MSRP.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-pascal,4679-3.html

The_Boom_Boy 0 points 26 months ago

Is it just me or is that cryorig cooler SUPER UGLY

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maclamby staff submitter 7 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

But of course! Watch the video to the end ;)

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