Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

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Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by atmartens » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:32 am

Would a GPU with an AIO watercooler be able to fit? If so, keeping in mind pump noise, I wonder how say, a Fury X would do.

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by MikeC » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:47 am

275W peak power draw :!: :roll: :lol:

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by leon. » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:48 am

Thanks, I was (secretly) hoping you'd review this, but hadn't seen much coverage of it and wasn't sure if you get one.

With the GPU being so hemmed in, it'd be interesting know if setting one GPU fan to intake and another to exhaust could improve airflow despite some hot air being recycled.

Despite it's shortcomings, I can't currently think of a smaller case that would accept a full size GPU.

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by NCASEdesign » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:28 am

I think the lack of adequate ventilation for the GPU exhaust was a major oversight on Fractal's part. It basically makes higher end axial fan cards a no-go in the case.
atmartens wrote:Would a GPU with an AIO watercooler be able to fit? If so, keeping in mind pump noise, I wonder how say, a Fury X would do.
I can tell you with virtual certainty that the Fury X would not be able to fit. The card is too long, the radiator won't fit, and there would be no room to route the tubing.

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by nagi » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:27 pm

"gaming" case. Right. Totally. I'd take the Node 304's bulkier form any day of the week for that. :roll:

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by andymcca » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:23 pm

This would have been a decent HTPC case for Kabini or something if only it could fit an optical drive. Maybe I'm in the minority these days, but I still can't functuon without an optical drive, and external ones look like crap in a media center.

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by JJ » Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:55 pm

Suggestion to the article's author: Wipe your greasy paw prints off the merchandise before taking photos. :)

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by zafzal3 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:31 am

"Standard 1" thick fans could be used if you pull the stock fans off the video card cooler" - from the original article, i would like to know more on such options because i really like the case and i want to build a pc using it if i can just pack one of the latest gpu in there such as a r9 300 series or a 980 ti..

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Re: Fractal Design Node 202 Compact Gaming Case

Post by Olaf van der Spek » Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:14 am

Is the reduced width worth the reduced space and clearance for fans?

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