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The stock CPU cooler from AMD is not used. Thermalright AXP-100 Full Copper (AXP-100R is the closest one I can find in the database for the part list) with a larger fan TY-14013R is used for CPU cooling. The dust filter for the CPU chamber must be removed in my case.

In order to fit the GPU into the case, I have to use a Dremel to cut a small piece of metal in the GPU chamber.

Two 4cm fans are mounted on the top of the case for exhausting the hot air.

AMD 3700X runs at 4.275G@1.25V.

RAM is OC to 3600MHz-16-19-16-38@1.38V.

The noise from CPU is low and the GPU is silent even under load.

In total, I am really satisfied with my first build ever. The case node 202 is so small but powerful.

Update: Now the RAM runs at 3800MHz-16-16-19-16-36 1.43V.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build! I can't wait to cram my 3900X into an SFF PC someday. How are temps with the 3700X?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It is pretty fine, at idle around 37° C, stress test around 85° C.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure that's not a throttled temperature? IIRC that is around the range the 3700x throttles. I am looking to put one in my Node 202 (up from an I5 6600k) but I am worried about heat.

That said, It sure is pretty :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Before I have only tested with Cinebench R20. Recently I have tested with AIDA64 FPU, which is really difficult for the CPU cooler. The CPU can easily reach 90 degree. But for everyday gaming and coding, the cpu is idle at 40 degree, and under load around 60 degree.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post of full photo with all panels on?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure, just added some. I have also added one photo with an external jumper for reset bios. When I failed overclock the RAM, the external jumper is super useful. With the original fan of the AXP-100 full copper, I have used one of the 4cm fan for cooling the ram. When I have changed the original fan with a larger fan, the 4cm fan is moved to the top as exhausting.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What BIOS version are you running? Earlier BIOS versions had DOCP issues with the DRAM boot voltage reverting to 1.2V upon loss of standby power, and later BIOS versions (at least on the B450-I) ruined memory overclocking.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently I have BIOS version 2703. I have also tested with BIOS 2606. Both BIOS versions, I have no problem. For memory overclocking, I observed not difference. Maybe it is because my E-die is not that good.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

E-die is extremely friendly to memory overclocking because it doesn't strain the IMC.

I guess the issues were exclusive to B450.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right. I have played with the RAM again. E-die is really good. Now the RAM runs at 3800MHz-16-19-16-36 1.43V.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Great build! You got my +1 !

Have you noticed any significant improvement in CPU temps with the larger fan? Also, how are the VRM temps when you stress test the 3700X?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for the late reply.

With the larger fan, the max CUP temp drops around 5 degrees. More importantly, the noise from the CPU cooler has significantly decreased.

I don't know where I can find the VRM temps, so I cannot say much about it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm planning to buy Node 202 too~ But i'm not sure if it can fit with my Galax 2070 super ex. Do you have the measurement for the GPU chamber? I checked from specs and seems like my GPU thickness is higher than yours and worrying it might not fit

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

My GPU has the depth of 49mm, and I have put two 15mm depth fans in the GPU chamber. Basiclly there is no room left between the GPU and the extra fans, so the depth of the Chamber is about 64-65mm. I hope this helps, if you have further questions, feel free to ask me.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My GPU has about 52mm depth, so I guess I can't fit the fans with tat, unless there're fans thinner than 15mm (which I can't find it at the moment). Out of curiosity, does putting fans in front of the GPU shroud interfere the airflow of the GPU fans?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It has around 1mm space between them, and there is no interference at all. Due to the extra air pressure, the GPU can be really cool even under load,