Fractal Design Node 605

  • Fractal Design Node 605
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Based on 13 scores, 32 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Sleek design.
  • Supports full sized ATX motherboards and power supplies.
  • Easy installation.

Cons:

  • You need to take time with your cabling.
  • Slimline optical drive can only be used when using a mATX motherboard.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ThinkComputers on 90

When you are looking at cases for a home theater system one of the biggest things is if it can support a full sized ATX motherboard. Since home theater system do not need to be all that powerful many people repurpose older systems. So in most cases...

By Legit Reviews on

Fractal’s Node 605 is a beautiful and simple HTPC case, and while missing a tool-less option, it is still plenty worthy of being a centerpiece in your home theatre setup....

By Bright Side of News on

Today we are taking a look at the Fractal Design Node 605. The Node 605 is designed as a quiet, high quality, large form factor HTPC chassis. It can house a full ATX motherboard, and graphics cards up to 280mm (~11 inches) in length.Specifications...

By SilentPC Review on

The Fractal Design Node 605's design places most of its focus on limiting dust and noise. The very fine mesh fan grills keeps larger particulate out of the case, as does the positive pressure airflow scheme. The stock fans have a nice sound and if...

By Kitguru.net on 80

Another impressive case from Fractal Design, although it’s a little overpriced in our...

By Vortez on

Taking on the HTPC territory which is currently dominated by big names such as SilverStone and Lian Li is a bold move for Fractal Design but they have done a great job for their first attempt. There is a good reason why there is a contingent of...

By TweakTown on 96

Yes, the Node 605 is user specific to a very small category in cases, but the way Fractal Design went about it was that if you are going to try and enter the market, jump in with both feet and offer something sleek, sexy, cool, and sturdier than any...

By overclockers.com on

This case review is going to be pretty easy to wrap up in a nice little bow. My experience with this case and installing components were very easy. All you need to do is remove the top panel, remove the cross-member and hard drive cages, and get to...

By techPowerUp! on 91

The Fractal Design Node 605 is a beautiful case - perfect for its intended audience. It does cost a tad bit more than similarly shaped HTPC cases with a card reader and USB 3.0, but it uses a modern, timeless design and has excellent cooling...

By TechRadar on 80

This case is aimed squarely at the HTPC builder. It supports all motherboard formats, from full-sized ATX down to teeny mini-ITX. This is just as well, because if you want to add an optical drive, you can only do so by using a mATX or smaller board....

By Overclock3D on 93

Back at the beginning of this review we noted Fractal designs ethos that less is more. Having reviewed the Node 605 it is perhaps time for us to reflect upon whether this ethos is a true vision or just management twaddle hastily written down on a...

By AnandTech on

Media center enclosures can be a very tricky business. 25 years ago, horizontally-oriented cases were the norm, but the ATX standard complicates things. We're also dealing with hotter components now than we were then. To top everything off, having...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The Fractal Design Node 605 Case is one of the best HTPC cases around. This case has style, excellent build quality, there's plenty of room to install lots of hardware, fits standard ATX motherboards & ATX PSUs, includes 120mm fans,...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Fractal is new to the HTPC arena, yet the Node 605 is a laudable first attempt. For anyone who still sees value in having a full-blown PC in the living room, the Node 605 will happily accept most existing ATX builds and it'll do so while looking sleek...

By HardwareHeaven on 80

When unboxing the Node 605 we were immediately aware that this was a light case which is always appreciated. It doesn't feel flimsy though and we were impressed by the high quality aluminium front along with the fact that Fractal Design have gone to the...

By FutureLooks on 90

Evaluating Fractal Design’s NODE 605 enclosure has been a surprisingly simple albeit technical experience. It offers just the right features needed to be functional from the latest front panel IO features to the sound dampening material used within....

By uk.hardware.info on

Overall we are in a bit of a quandary regarding the Fractal Design Node 605. It's a stylish chassis with a solid build. It does offer a lot of interior space, and a flexible lay-out. You can fit a full ATX motherboard, a full ATX power supply, and a...

By eTeknix on

This week I've been able to spend time with the Node 605 HTPC chassis from Swedish manufacturer Fractal Design. We've had a few Fractal Design chassis in for review over the last couple of months, such as the Define R4 and the Node 304 M-ITX chassis,...

International Review By overclockers.ru on

Fractal Design Node 605 – ни рыба, ни мясо. Корпус позиционируется для сборки HTPC, но для этого продукт Fractal Design слишком велик. Он может подойти для создания производительного игрового компьютера, хотя для этих целей можно найти вариант лучше,...

International Review By Hardware-Test on 65

UK summaryproduct Fractal Design NODE 605 kombinerer HTPC og Spille-PC i dette stilfulde kabinet. 3,2 0 5 Forrige side...