Cooling Wraith Stealth in the Node 202?

JosephEK

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If I get the Node 202 I will have to get an R5 1400 so I can get the Wraith Stealth so the cooler can fit. This would be replacing my i5 3450 that I use with my RX 460. It's still going to be some time before I replace that GPU, Volta/Navi at the earliest.

How would a Wraith Stealth function in the Node 202? Is a purely aluminum cooler enough to keep it comfortable in such a small area?
 

ondert

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As I read, it's better than intel stock cooler. With only 65watt tdp cpu, it will handle the job I guess.
What's the height of the cooler btw?
 

JosephEK

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As I read, it's better than intel stock cooler. With only 65watt tdp cpu, it will handle the job I guess.
What's the height of the cooler btw?

https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/wraith-stealth-height.1952/
 

arth_d

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I have a Node 202 and am running a Wraith Spire Cooler with a Cryorig C7 fan on top of it. Fits in a node 202 just fine.
It does a good job cooling as well. I have an R7 1700 Overclocked to 3.7ghz and temps sit at 28 degrees idle and at around 70 degrees C during Aida 64 Stability test. I would recommend this combo for sure. You can pick a a Spire cooler on ebay for like 15 bucks. But for a 1400 if it comes with the stealth id just use that instead.
 
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JosephEK

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I have a Node 202 and am running a Wraith Spire Cooler with a Cryorig C7 fan on top of it. Fits in a node 202 just fine.
It does a good job cooling as well. I have an R7 1700 Overclocked to 3.7ghz and temps sit at 28 degrees idle and at around 70 degrees C during Aida 64 Stability test. I would recommend this combo for sure. You can pick a a Spire cooler on ebay for like 15 bucks. But for a 1400 if it comes with the stealth id just use that instead.
Buying a C7 just for its fan seems like a lot of trouble to go through, I'm curious if there's any standalone slim fans you can get to work for this, like maybe mount a slim fan right to the case mesh over the heatsink.
 

HansWursT619

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The Noctua NF-A9x14 should work just fine. Or maybe one of the new NF-A12x15, mounted on the mesh?
The Cryorig fan itself is not the greatest anyways.
 
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