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Fractal Design Node 605
Supports full sized ATX motherboards and power supplies.
Beautifully understated HTPC chassis.
Excellent build quality.
Two fans included.
Solid aluminum front panel.
Fan controller switch for up to three fans.
Excellent cooling possibilities.
You need to take time with your cabling.
Slimline optical drive can only be used when using a mATX motherboard.
No reset button.
Harddrive cages limit the overall length of a GPU to 280 mm more would have been possible.
Maximum length advertised for PSUs is overly optimistic.
Fan controller can only adjust up to 3 fans.
Optical bay only usable with MATX boards.
Storage bays can get obstructed by graphics cards.
By ThinkComputers on May 27, 2013
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...90
By Legit Reviews on May 24, 2013
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 April 28, 2013
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 March 07, 2013
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 February 26, 2013
Another impressive case from Fractal Design, although it’s a little overpriced in our...80
By Vortez on February 25, 2013
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 February 04, 2013
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...96
By overclockers.com on January 14, 2013
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 January 11, 2013
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...91
By TechRadar on January 05, 2013
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....80