I had this question asked earlier today, and the plain answer is “Stuff”.
I decided that I needed more expandability in the server, and since I was using a Fractal Node 804 for a gaming case, I decided to swap out the board and gaming components and put them in the Fractal Node 304. This allows me up to 8 3.5in HDDs and a lot more real estate.
Couple notes on the Fractal Node 304 Case
- Cable Management is a Pain. See the bundle of cables by the back of the GPU? That’s what I mean. There is only room there because I don’t have the HDD Sliders in.
- The PSU design is smart, but is a problem if you need to access it. Point and case, I didn’t flip the PSU Switch before powering on and had to remove the cover and flip it.
So what am I running in my gaming box and what games do I play?
It’s a rather simple build running Windows 10 to play No Man’s Sky
- Fractal Node 304 Case
- Toshiba RD400A NVMe SSD 128GB
- 8GB DDR4
- Intel i3-6100 Skylake CPU
- Corsair CX430W PSU
- XFX R9-380X Card