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Santhox

Noctua l9i for i7 7700

3 minutes ago, Santhox said:

The case i was thiking about was the Node 202 so airflow will be good i guess?? My 2nd option is running with the Raven RVZ01 instead because it's abit taller i can run the Noctua NH-L9x65 instead of the l9i and maybe i can then run the fan at abit lower rpm for less noise and still get better temps? Do you think it's worth getting the slightly bigger case? or do you tihkn i'll be fine with the node? sorry if im asking alot of questions but im about to spend a lot of money and i kinda want to get it right.. :3

The node 202 essentially has 0 airflow. The only fans in that case are the cpu and gpu fans themselves. As in the case doesn't actually have any fans in it. You can add 2 case fans, but just on the GPU side, so your CPU would still be hot.

 

Chances are that it would run OK, but I would definitely expect a little bit of thermal throttling after gaming a while.

 

As far as case choice, get whatever suits your need. If you really want to build a tiny form factor PC (I assume that's why you chose the 202) then go for it, make it work and don't look back. If the actual size and physical appearance doesn't concern you that much, then just get whatever is cheapest, and building in a full size tower is generally much easier to do.

 

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It's better than the stock cooler so yes.


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1 minute ago, pwn_intended said:

http://noctua.at/en/nh_l9i_tdp_guidelines

 

As long as you aren't overclocking (non-k chip so you're not) and your case has decent airflow, and youre not rendering video 24/7 on it, you should be good.

The case i was thiking about was the Node 202 so airflow will be good i guess?? My 2nd option is running with the Raven RVZ01 instead because it's abit taller i can run the 

Noctua NH-L9x65 instead of the l9i and maybe i can then run the fan at abit lower rpm for less noise and still get better temps? Do you think it's worth getting the slightly bigger case? or do you tihkn i'll be fine with the node? sorry if im asking alot of questions but im about to spend a lot of money and i kinda want to get it right.. :3

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3 minutes ago, Santhox said:

The case i was thiking about was the Node 202 so airflow will be good i guess?? My 2nd option is running with the Raven RVZ01 instead because it's abit taller i can run the Noctua NH-L9x65 instead of the l9i and maybe i can then run the fan at abit lower rpm for less noise and still get better temps? Do you think it's worth getting the slightly bigger case? or do you tihkn i'll be fine with the node? sorry if im asking alot of questions but im about to spend a lot of money and i kinda want to get it right.. :3

The node 202 essentially has 0 airflow. The only fans in that case are the cpu and gpu fans themselves. As in the case doesn't actually have any fans in it. You can add 2 case fans, but just on the GPU side, so your CPU would still be hot.

 

Chances are that it would run OK, but I would definitely expect a little bit of thermal throttling after gaming a while.

 

As far as case choice, get whatever suits your need. If you really want to build a tiny form factor PC (I assume that's why you chose the 202) then go for it, make it work and don't look back. If the actual size and physical appearance doesn't concern you that much, then just get whatever is cheapest, and building in a full size tower is generally much easier to do.

 


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4 minutes ago, pwn_intended said:

The node 202 essentially has 0 airflow. The only fans in that case are the cpu and gpu fans themselves. As in the case doesn't actually have any fans in it. You can add 2 case fans, but just on the GPU side, so your CPU would still be hot.

 

Chances are that it would run OK, but I would definitely expect a little bit of thermal throttling after gaming a while.

 

As far as case choice, get whatever suits your need. If you really want to build a tiny form factor PC (I assume that's why you chose the 202) then go for it, make it work and don't look back. If the actual size and physical appearance doesn't concern you that much, then just get whatever is cheapest, and building in a full size tower is generally much easier to do.

 

Thx for the help, it's much apreciated! :) 

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