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Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, AUDIO Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Nicholas G.
  • 8/22/2014 7:07:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggshtpc dream machine

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: QUIET
sturdy
well thought out/efficient use of space

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Using this excellent box from Fractal Design as an HTPC. Running windows 8.1 and ubuntu with an asrock h67m-itx, intel i5 2400s (integrated graphics) corsair CXM 430 (modular PSU) 4 tb HGST green drive, 1 tb 3.5 " drive, 320 gb 2.5" (home), 60 gb SSD (OSs). Media is stored and processed via PLEX media server, and backed up on a Synology DS213. Using the excellent hardware from pulse-eight for CEC control of htpc in conjunction with xbmc.

The case looks excellent in the device cabnit next to my silent server and works amazingly as a silent efficient appliance that is only on when I need it to be. The lights are unobtrusive and useful and the fan sizing and quality lends to the near silent operation. I highly recommend this case to anyone wishing to cram a lot of drives in a tiny space.

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  • Alexander M.
  • 7/28/2014 12:17:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case, Just some minor issues

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Out of the box and on my desk this case is great...it is so much smaller than my ATX case was. Inside the design is great with many options for keeping things organized. The one thing to note is to make sure to get the appropriate size PSU to go inside of this as most will be to big if you want to include your graphics card. I looked at the measurements and everything was just fine with the PSU I purchased.

Cons: With the thought of the PSU size in the Pros, you also have some issues with Cable Management if you do not get a modular PSU as there is not a lot of space to bundle extra cable together. The screw holes in the case also could have used another drill through as some were hard as heck to screw into. It does allow for a full sized graphics card (some limits, see measurements), but the space next to the case is very close.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I recommend this to anyone wanting to build a mini ITX case. Just keep in mind:
-Don't buy a huge Heatsink/Watercooler
-Make sure the PSU will fit.
-Make sure Graphics Card will fit.

(Check measurements of your components overall).

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  • Gary R.
  • 7/23/2014 6:26:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeautiful ITX Case

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Beautiful design
Fairly small footprint - a legitimate Mini-ITX case, unlike the Bit Fenix Prodigy
Brilliantly-conceived interior layout -- holds SIX 3.5" HDD
Temps stay cool with built-in fans setup; no modding needed
Holds full-size ATX PSU & you can still fit a long video card

Cons: No Power Reset switch on outside of case

Other Thoughts: I've built probably a dozen Mini-ITX units & have spread the wealth as far as trying different brands of cases. Lian Li, Cooler Master, Silverstone, Fractal Design, Mini-Box, APEX primarily. All have their strong points. The Lian Li cases tend to be a bit tall, even though I like them. The Cooler Masters probably give me the best bang for the buck. But the NODE 304 -- I've built one as an NAS box, another as an everyday workstation -- is just a lovely design outside, and superbly conceived inside. The only thing I'm not understanding w/these cases is, WHY ARE THE MANUFACTURERS ELIMINATING the POWER RESET button on the exterior? Doesn't make sense. It's consumer-unfriendly and really costs nothing to do. That's my only gripe. If you're building boxes, you're gonna have to do a lot of rebooting as you work to get them up and running & reliable. Not to put a RESET button on the outside is a mystifyingly boneheaded decision by the case makers.

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  • Abraham S.
  • 6/19/2014 7:49:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case, Arrived Slightly Damaged

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Wonderful case. I have purchase this case before and have had nothing but good experience with it.

Cons: At some point (during storage, packaging, or shipping), the metal mesh covering the large vent filter was dented pretty bad, such that the filter assembly keeps popping out of the case. I ended up bending it back a little, but it would have been nice to not receive a superficially defective unit.

Other Thoughts: The first case I bought arrived in perfect condition and didn't have any dents or scratches. Only knocking off one egg, as I don't want to skew the product review just because of an improbable issue.

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  • Samantha W.
  • 6/11/2014 10:35:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for what I needed

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Perfect size for what I needed. I personally had no issues with any of the thumbscrews or any other screws for that matter. Love that the rear fan opening can accommodate my 120mm liquid cooling setup. I'm my opinion it is a very well designed case. Waiting on a few more parts but so far everything fits great. Intended use is some media streaming and some gaming.

Cons: Haven't been able to get the front fan filter off. Squeezing the clips has been fruitless as it appears to be on there quite well. I would have like to see a filter for the rear fan opening as well but that's my only gripe.

Other Thoughts: Ordering a fan filter for the rear fan next.

-ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
-AMD Trinity A8-5600K
-ASUS HD7770-2GD5
-Seagate Barr. 1TB HDD
-Corsair CX600 PS
-Corsair H60 liquid cooler
-Ripjaw X series 8GBx2

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/24/2014 11:09:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest ITX Case So Far

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: I could not find better case then this. The Fan Speed control switch is one of the best feature. Nice design, looks cool on my desk. Airflow is excellent. Can mount 6 HDDs.
I tried Corsair 250D. Nice, but too big.
I tried Cooler Master Elite 110. Too small, cant squeeze in my PSU.

Cons: USB 3.0 cable could be longer.

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  • Andrew N.
  • 5/3/2014 4:41:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: This is excellent for its intended use - a server, NAS, or similar configuration. Installation is easy, the three included fans are silent and do a great job, and the build quality seems to be excellent. The fact that it holds six full-size HDDs and can keep them effectively cooled is a huge bonus. The footprint is small and the whole system sits next to my Xbox in a media center.

Cons: As with any ITX case, things can get tight during install and cable routing can be a chore. There is enough space between the PSU mount and case sidewall for excess cables. I used an Antec Earthwatts ATX PSU and had no problems once I used zip-ties to contain the unused cables.

Other Thoughts: Perfect case for the price. I'm not sure I'd use one with a massive GPU, but the potential exists if you remove one of the drive trays.

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  • Paul M.
  • 4/28/2014 7:27:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: Looks good, plenty of airflow, not too cramped.
I wanted a small silent PC and this is it.

Cons: Doesn't come with a speaker, so no beeps to help in diagnostics.

Other Thoughts: No regrets.

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  • Tyler B.
  • 4/16/2014 7:10:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic small case

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: + Great airflow
+ Quiet
+ Good layout of space
+ Easy access
+ Looks great
+ Lots of hardware in a small size
+ Sturdy

Cons: + Case screws and drive rack screws look the same, but are tapped differently (different thread size
+ White LED for drive activity is a little frustrating - why not two blue LEDs on the front of the case?
+ Cabling is definitely a challenge in a case this small, but not unmanageable.

Other Thoughts: I think this is my first review on Newegg, but this product deserves it. I used this case to build a small home server. I installed a i3, standard size power supply, 4 hard drives, and no extra video card. I highly recommend this case if you're looking for something quiet, low profile, and action packed!

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  • Robert B.
  • 4/10/2014 9:06:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for SFF gaming PC

This review is from: Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Black Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Pros: -Small enough to fit in tight spaces
-Roomy interior can accommodate gaming components (large video card, tower CPU cooler, liquid CPU cooler)
-Can hold several hard drives
-Removable drive mounts
-Reasonable price
-Compatible with standard ATX PSUs
-Clean, classy look

Cons: -Limited to Mini ITX motherboard and one video card
-Opening near video card allows fan noise to escape
-Cable management is difficult

Other Thoughts: -The smallest desktop case I could find that can handle gaming hardware

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