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Node 304 fan selection


#1

My rig currently consists of a delidded and copper IHS’ed 8700k mounted in a Fractal Design Node 304 underneath a Noctua NH-U12S cooler paired with a 970 STRIX… My question is… what case fans would cool this best?


#2

corsair ml120 they should be fine for your needs for your pc.


#3

One small question… The Node 304 has room for 1x 140mm and 2x 92mm fans… So surely getting a 140mm fan for the rear would be more optimal right?


#4

its should be


#5

The included fans should be enough.


#6

they are… kind of… i would really like to see temps drop by a few degrees if possible though… hence why i am asking which fans would provide me with the biggest upgrade in terms of cooling capability…


#7

The most cost effective move would be to replace the Fractal Design 140 mm fan with something that has a maximum speed significantly above its 1000 RPM. Something like the Noctua NF-A14 PWM would be a nice choice. Regulate it through the motherboard so that it doesn’t go all the way to its maximum 1500 RPM too often, as that will be quite noisy.

Personally though, I would begin with using tin snips to cut away the rear fan grill. (the metal is not too tough to cut) With the exception of nosy pets I think these restrict the air flow far more than necessary. See picture below.

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