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This review is from: Fractal Design Node 804 Black Aluminum / Steel Micro ATX Cube Case
Pros: This case provides a level of flexibility from a computer case that I've never experienced before. It easily fits all of my components with plenty of room to spare. I originally had a Node 304 (also a fantastic case) but the components I put in it overwhelmed its cooling ability. I decided to pass the Node 304 to a friend and step up to the 804. Easily one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Cooling - Easily fits my Corsair H80i in the secondary compartment above my PSU. At full load, the APU never exceeds 28 C AMD thermal margin and the GPU never exceeds 65 C. Extensive intake and exhaust fan slots.
Cable Management - The cable management ability in this case is phenomenal. 4x Fractal Design HF-12 120 mm's (3 as intake, 1 as exhaust), 2x Fractal Design HP-12 120 mm's on the radiator (push/pull), and 2 Corsair SP120's as top exhaust and there is no cable mess whatsoever. The strap downs in the PSU compartment organize cables nicely.
Aesthetics - Easily one of the most attractive cases I've ever seen. It sits comfortably under my relatively small desk and hums along doing its thing. It looks like a miniature fridge, with a whole lot more brains.
Flexibility - Extensive intake and exhaust fan slots. It could easily fit a 240mm CPU radiator and 2 120mm GPU radiators, all while not sacrificing normal intake/exhaust slots. Handles both Micro ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. I currently have a Mini-ITX carry over from the Node 304 but like the option of moving up to a Micro-ATX board later for more features. Easily fits large power supplies.
Cons: Few. The clear window on the left side of the case easily scratches and smudges. It would have been better to put the USB and power buttons on the same side as the window. If I want to use my Node 804 on my desk with the internals facing me I have to reach around the case to push the power button or plug things in. These are definitely first world problems and not a big deal.
Other Thoughts: I definitely recommend this case. It should last me multiple upgrade cycles.
CPU: AMD A10-7870K @ 4.4ghz / 2ghz Northbridge
RAM: 8gb AMD Gamer Series 2133mhz DDR3
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI Rev 3.0
GPU: Sapphire Nitro R9 390 8gb GDDR5
PSU: Silverstone Strider Platinum Series ST75F-PT 750 W
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro, WD 2TB Green
This review is from: Fractal Design Venturi High Pressure Series PWM 120mm Fan
Pros: Excellent fan with nice build quality. Have set up as a single push on a h80i in a Fractal Design Node 304. Reduced load temps by 5 degrees Celsius on my Athlon 760k, all while being vastly quieter. The rubber corners reduce vibration nicely.
Would buy again!
Cons: None yet. I hope it lasts!
Other Thoughts: First arrived DOA. Newegg RMA worked flawlessly.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD 760K Richland Quad-Core 3.8 GHz Socket FM2 100W AD760KWOHLBOX Desktop Processor
Pros: Decent performance for cheap. Gets a 7.3 WEI. I paired it with a A88X mITX mobo and a r7 260x and this processor screams (coming from a 5 year old Macbook Pro).
Cons: The "K" in 760k is misleading. This chip does NOT have an unlocked multiplier. Only the 760k "Black Edition" does and Newegg does not carry it. I was a little disappointed finding this out after the fact but oh well.READ FULL REVIEW