Fractal Design Node 304

  • Fractal Design Node 304
85
Based on 18 scores, 58 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Sleek and stylish design.
  • Filters on all intakes.
  • Support for a fullsized graphics card.

Cons:

  • Various systems interfere with each other.
  • Cleaning filters requires opening case.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Techgage on

Like always, whether a user finds a case appealing to the eye is based on their own preference, but for me, I love the look of the NODE 304 white. Even the original black version is still fantastic to look at. The exterior is clean and streamlined, and...

By Legit Reviews on

There are many Mini-ITX cases on the market, the Fractal Design Node 304 is just one option. I personally think it is one of the best options; for many reasons. The build quality is hard to beat, as is the minimalist design. Sure the lack of optical...

By SilentPC Review on

The Node 304 has a clever design that maximizes its cooling potential. It begins with two 92 mm intake fans pulling in air from the top and bottom of the well-ventilated front bezel and blowing it through the hard drives toward the motherboard. The...

By MadShrimps on

Fractal Design first of all succeeded in creating a great looking mITX case. Being it to be used as a file server, HTPC or as mini LAN PC it will draw a crowd. Especially this tested white version is a real show stopper. The simplicity in design, in...

By 3dGameMan on

The Fractal Design Node 304 Case is now available in white. Spec wise it's the same as the black model, in that it's tiny, doesn't have a 5.25" drive, but up to six 2.5" or 3.5" drives can be installed. This is a simple, elegant SFF case that would be...

By LanOC Reviews on

Years ago most every PC you came across was beige in color and a tower or desktop in size/shape. As things have progressed we saw that slowly move from beige to black and we now see a lot of manufactures offering white as well. It has happened so much...

By Missing Remote on

Fractal Design has made themselves a reputation for quality and attractive chassis that can serve as capable as a gaming system just as it would in your living room as your home theater PC (HTPC). With the Node 304 White enclosure, Fractal Design is...

By pcgamers.net.au on

We have been planning a Mini-ITX concept build here for about 6 months and there was a little internal debate around the components because we wanted this build to pack some power that would rival our Stryker build . The whole idea was that we wanted as...

By FutureLooks on

The Fractal Design Node 304 delivers everything promised on its feature list for the most part. But we don’t like to be limited by the selection of hardware. As PC enthusiasts, we often reuse or re-purpose components when building the kinds of...

By Guru of 3D on

So if you are in the market for a very compact chassis to house your Mini ITX or DTX motherboard that has flexibility, features and great looks then yeah, the Fractal Design Node 304 should be very high on your shopping list. It is compact, looks great...

By LanOC Reviews on

When we dug into the Node 304 , I was seriously blown away by its styling. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that we had another Mini ITX case in from Fractal Design called the Array. I (Wes) was impressed with that case and still keep it around...

By TechRadar on 80

One area that has seen substantial growth over the past 18 months is the mini-ITX case market. The realisation that these mini-motherboards can be the basis for some pretty powerful PCs has started to dawn on people, not least the chassis manufacturers....

By ThinkComputers on 90

The Node 304 is coming into a very popular market right now and after taking a look at it I can tell it is going to be a top choice of consumers. It has a very elegant design, it is something that you can sit on your desk and it is not going to look...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

Looking at the outside of the Node 304 first we have a case which is built to Fractal Design's usual high standards. The brushed metal front panel which is almost blank looks great and should blend into home theatre environments with ease... or look...

By Overclock3D on 87

Fractal have made a sterling effort to create a great mini-ITX case. Have they succeeded? We'll explain our thoughts below.As soon you remove the case from the box, even if the logo wasnt situated at the front of the case you could tell it was a...

By Computeractive on

Ever since someone had the rather radical idea of sticking the latest desktop hardware on a mini ITX motherboard instead of aging notebook parts, building a compact desktop PC has become far more attractive. However, having the latest ITX motherboard...

By Vortez on

With very few manufacturers catering for Mini-ITX it’s good to see another brand taking on this form factor. Is Fractal Design’s first attempt a good one?Removing Node 304 out of its packaging it’s immediately apparent which brand this case belongs...

By TweakTown on 92

As with anything else Fractal Design has delivered in chassis design in the past, the Node 304 is very sturdy, and even when empty, it is surprisingly weighty. Once you get through the build process and go to move this compact chassis around, the...

By overclockers.com on

Overall, Fractal Designs has a solid case on its hands. What you have on the outside is what Fractal was going for, a sleek, minimalistic design. On the inside you have the ability to fit a full-sized, to a limit of course, video cards, ATX power...

By Kitguru.net on 70

A good first attempt at an ITX case from Fractal Design but it needs some tweaking before we would recommend it hands...