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Fractal Design Node 304
Sleek and stylish design.
Filters on all intakes.
Support for a fullsized graphics card.
Support for ATX power supplies.
Support for tower CPU coolers.
Great build quality.
Support for up to 6 hard drives.
Supports normal ATX power supplies.
3 fans included with fan controller.
USB 3.0 support.
Actually would make a great quiet running file server.
HTPC or highend gaming system.
Three fans with included fan controller.
Various systems interfere with each other.
Cleaning filters requires opening case.
No external ODD slot.
Power plug can be difficult to connect.
Only 3 zip ties in the bag.
Motherboard standoffs are quite hard to install correctly.
Modular power supplies will not work with longer graphics cards.
No 5.25inch drive bays.
Have to cherrypick a PSU if building a highend gaming rig.
Must choose between fulllength GPU and six HDDs.
Cable management always a struggle.
Odd shape for an HTPC.
A tad more expensive than other miniITX cases out there.
No reset button.
By Techgage on January 24, 2014
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 January 17, 2014
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 December 10, 2013
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 December 09, 2013
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 December 02, 2013
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...-
By LanOC Reviews on October 04, 2013
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 September 24, 2013
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 FutureLooks on May 06, 2013
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 March 12, 2013
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 March 07, 2013
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...-