The Build and Finished Product
I figured I would tackle the toughest part of the build, messing with the tiny screws, and then the compete assembly. Slight mistake on my part, make sure to do this later if using a full ATX motherboard.
I had also hoped to use the fully modular PSU, but the fan kept it from being installed. This is when I checked and was reminded that 180mm of PSU does not go into a 160mm hole. Off to find old trusty, the HX520.
The HX 520 fits much better in the chassis, and leaves plenty of room to the slim optical drive. If you look above the PSU, the bottom two holes are for the ATX stand-offs. Now you see why adding the drive early can screw things up for an ATX build.
Since I had the Micro-ATX setup already assembled, I figured I would just stick this in and not remove the drive. This will be the last clear image of the board in the chassis so I thought it prudent to show the fit at this point.
As I was assembling the rest of the build, I did try out the fit of my HIS Radeon HD 7950. It fit in length, but the abnormal coolers hit the arms of the HDD racks. What I do like is that they are notched to even allow a system to run SLI or XFire as long as they have stock cooling.
Stepping back and soaking in the completed build, you can now see that while there is some work to be done to hide the wires properly, the end result is a really clean build that will allow the air to flow nicely through the case and over my components.
The only change to the front of the Node 604 after the build is only visible if you drop the door as I have. Then you can see that the DVD drive has replaced the cover and we are nearly to the testing phase.
Around in the back, the dust shield took some force to get in place, but we know it won't rattle. The card was a bit snug. The tabs at the end of the support bracket, going into the grooves in the chassis, since painting it, the holes lost some space and made it a little tougher than normal. As for the PSU, it just took a couple of screws and she was in and ready to run.
As you power up the Fractal Design Node 605, from three feet away, all you see is the blue LED glowing, and there is no sound to speak of from that distance. You really have to get close to the case to hear anything with the fan controller in its highest setting. Once I clicked over to the lowest, I was able to hear the PSU over the chassis.
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