I think the fins are going more than 1cm over motherboard as far as I can measure. Moreover, i think for SG13, AIOs are much better for CPU cooling due to limited space and restriction from the PSUs.
I also saw something like this online about the noctua and sg13:
I wouldnt recommend getting 1080 armor for this case, although it fits, it is very loud and it does not cool well the card in this case because the hot air from gpu is getting circulated back into the card hence it becomes very hot. I changed my case to nano s which is larger than this case but can handle everything much better with an SFX PSU
I can confirm that it is best way to go with this case.
If you plug it in the way that I have done, there are no issues with this particular motherboard. Sorry for the late reply, I have just seen the comment.
Yes, this is exactly right and highly recommended (I mean SFX PSU over ATX in this case with a beefy GPU).
To be honest I have not measured it but I think it was okay. Why did you ask ?
Back then I had to order it separately. You can also ask from noctua for it but then you have to wait for it as well. But after some time they will probably include it and call it nh c14s am4
What do you mean ?
Because if you use ATX PSU, it blocks half of the fans from the GPU and cause higher and consequently noisier GPU.
I think if you use it in vertical way, it might run a little cooler, in this orientation it can not get enough air, IMO, or you can put a riser beneath the case so it can breath.
No, I dont mean that you should use it horizontally, I mean you can flip it 180 degrees so gpu becomes on top of cpu vertically instead of vice versa.
If you flip the case so gpu is located higher than cpu, cpu temperatures might get a little better. For gpu it shouldnt be a big problem since the case has vents on the top and you have additional fans. Great build !
normally people prefer to get cpu cooler removed as an example but in your case I think it should be fine since cooler is very small. I would maybe unattach gpu from the motherboard and it should be fine IMO
Well i have seen 580s being sold for 400 euros in ebay but if you are happy, i am not to judge :)
Perfect i am glad that it worked for you. If you get two additional fans as intake below the gpu then you can put it up to stock clocks :)
But you have a 580. 580 is actually overclocked 480 so if you dont try to downclock a little, it will crash. Pulse clock frequency is 1366 boost, 480 nitro is 1306 boost, if you downclock by 60 I am almost sure that you can downclock some. Of course maybe you are highly unlucky so you cannot downvolt :)
Also considering 580 are going for gtx 1070 prices in ebay thanks to miners, you can sell it for a higher price and get a 1070 instead :)
Look at the prices: https://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_odkw=rx+580+pulse&LH_PrefLoc=3&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xrx+580.TRS0&_nkw=rx+580&_sacat=0
here are the gtx 1070 prices: https://geizhals.de/asus-rog-strix-geforce-gtx-1070-90yv09n2-m0na00-a1466856.html?t=alle&plz=&va=b&vl=de&hloc=at&hloc=de&v=k#filterform
you can put 580 for 400 euros and make an instant buy option 460 euros and see if people buy it :)
it is excatly same as 480 since they are the same chips so if you can find a guide for 480, you can use that. For the ram compatibility, I am aware of the risks, I looked around it seems like those rams work generally at 2933mhz but sometimes 2666mhz. I think we can wait for bios updates for better ram compatibility considering the prices of rams nowadays.
Great build! I suggested almost the same build to one of my friends. Only SSD is m.2 version since the case is pretty small and ram is cheaper corsair 3000mhz due to prices of samsung b-die. Looking forward to put it together. I suggest you to downclock gpu to 480 levels and voltage a little bit for a small performance price, you will have much more cooler and quieter build. Dont be afraid if PC crashes during the procedure it is pretty normal while playing with voltages :) For CPU noise, I guess there is nothing to be done since the cooler is pretty limited unfortunately.
Thanks for putting this here ! Finally it can be seen that with SFX PSU, Nano S can house 2.5 slot GPUs as well.
I just saw your other responses. Thanks for the info.
Inside photos would have been nice to see any compatibility issues or not for the cpu
Did Noctua NH-U14S fit in the case ? my friend is looking for the same CPU cooler with the case. are you able to close the case on ?
Yep the others are long enough.
71 is still awesome. I have a node 304 with 1080 MSI ARMOR cooler (basically slightly worse than gaming x) however case is so packed up and does not have a top opening it chokes in its warm air so I think I will just move to nano s which also looks awesome. It is shame that They released it after 1 month I built my pc.
Do you have custom fan curve that results in 67 degrees under load or it is the default ?
and then tell us the difference as well :)
Oh I now see what is the "problem" in your build: You should definitely turn the PSU upside down, the vents should be looking to the bottom of the case where it can suck cool air from the outside of the case, then it wont affect the GPU as well as a result and it will blow the hot air from the back of the case. So in this way your PSU ventilation which is the most crucial one will be isolated from the rest of the build more or less.
What is the fan speed under load when the gpu is 83C ? i have gtx 1080 armor which is very similar to gtx 980ti interms of power consumption and cooler design and i might be interested to change my case from node 304 depending on the results.
Really a good build. HDDs are the noisiest thing in a build since they are mechanical so it is not a suprise :) I also regret the day I got a HDD for my new build. BTW there is no pictures with your new GPU, it would be nice to see it put.
Thanks alot :)
where did you put the ssd ? I couldnt see it.
How did you put ssds in that way ? What did you use to stick them on that side ? I have the same system but due to my clumsiness I am not able to mound CPU fan on it. Also how is your temperatures on CPU with full load ?
By the way awesome job.
it is not normal ATX format it is much shorter 14cm vs 15-16cm which allow is to be put in small cases :)
Yes I know that this exist but I am very annoyed by the fact that I have to get additional cables with a small PSU to fit it in a small case properly. The PSU itself is not cheap and additional cable money is just unexceptable for me. They should just enable you to pick the cables you want.
Nope but I might need to take them in the future to other countries.
gtx 980ti is same performance with much lesser price