Fractal Node 304 Review
Published: 13th February 2013 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: £72 |
In the world of home-theatre and small form factor PC’s, the Mini-ITX form factor is becoming increasingly popular amongst those seeking big things in a small package. With an ever growing demand for Mini-ITX based systems, case manufacturers are working hard to capitalize on the sudden demand for such a small system, thriving to produce the ‘must buy’ case that combines the right amount of style and substance.
Today we will be taking a look at the Node 304 by Fractal. A Mini-ITX case that features the traditional minimalist Fractal design - aiming to appeal to those searching for a sleek & modern looking system that also provides enough cooling to handle modern hardware.
Mini ITX, DTX motherboard compatibility
2 expansion slots
6 – supports either 3.5" or 2.5" HDD / SSD
ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length
Graphics cards, up to 310mm in length, when 2 HDD brackets are removed.
Tower CPU coolers, up to 165 mm tall
Case dimensions (W x H x D): 250 x 210 x 374 mm
Case volume: 19,5 Liters
Net weight: 4,9 kg
Cooling / ventilation
2 - Front mounted 92mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans, 1300 RPM speed
1 - Rear mounted 140mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fan, 1000 RPM speed
Removable air filters for front fans and PSU
Fan filter for graphics card
1 - fan controller for all 3 fans included
2 - USB 3.0 (Internal 3.0 to 2.0 adapter included)
1 - 3.5mm audio in (microphone)
1 - 3.5mm audio out (headphone)
Power button with LED
Without further delay, lets take a closer look and see what the Node 304 has to offer!