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Fractal Design Node 605 FD-CA-NODE-605-BL Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Media Center/HTPC case

  • Aluminum / Steel
  • Front Card Reader
  • 120mm Fans 2 x 120mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans

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NODE 605

NODE 605

The Node 605 boasts a minimalistic, sleek, Scandinavian appearance, designed to integrate easily into your home theater equipment.

Featuring a stunning exterior accompanied by a modern, black interior, with sound and vibration dampening materials, the Fractal Design Node 605 supports a full ATX motherboard as well as a graphics card up to 11 inches (280mm) in length.

Cleverly hidden behind the access panel on the solid, 8mm-thick aluminum front panel are two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port, and a multi-format card reader for your convenience.


NODE 605
  • Solid aluminum front panel
  • Supports full ATX motherboards
  • Noise-dampening material
  • 4 HDD/SSD slots
  • Integrated card reader
  • Two Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans included
  • Supports graphics cards up to 11 inches (280mm) in length - 7 inches (180mm) with all hard drives in place
  • USB 3.0 and FireWire front connectors
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  • ATX, microATX, Mini ITX, DTX motherboard compatibility
  • 7 expansion slots
  • 4 - Supports either 2.5" or 3.5" HDD / SSD
  • 1 Slim-line ODD (only supported with mATX or smaller motherboards)
  • PSU Compatibility: 7 Inches (180mm) (including any modular connectors) with both hard drive cages mounted or 7.4 inches (190mm) (excluding cables and any modular connectors) with one hard drive cage mounted
  • CPU Cooler compatibility: Approx 125mm with side-mounted fans - For coolers with top-mounted fans, Fractal Design recommends that you add at least 30mm clearance for decent airflow
  • Case dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5 x 6.4 x 13.7 inches (445 x 164 x 349mm) (excluding front panel - 17.3 x 6.3 x 13.4 inches (440 x 162 x 341mm))
  • Net weight: 13.2 lbs (6.0kg)

Cooling system

  • 5 Fan slots total (3 - 120mm + 2 - 80mm)
  • 2 x 120mm Silent Series R2 fans included
  • Air filters for side fans and PSU
  • Integrated three-channel fan controller (included)

Graphics card compatibility

  • 7" (180mm) with both hard drive cages mounted
  • 10" (255mm) with one hard drive cage mounted
  • 11.4" (290mm) in the top two ATX expansion card slots with two hard drive cages mounted
  • 11" (280mm) in the top four ATX expansion card slots with one hard drive cage mounted, containing one 3.5" HDD and one 2.5" SSD

Front interface

  • 2 - USB 3.0
  • 1 - FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • 1 - 3.5mm Audio in (microphone)
  • 1 - 3.5mm Audio out (headphone)
  • 1 - Card reader
  • Power button with LED

Package contents

NODE 605
  • Node 605 Computer Case
  • User Manual
  • Accessory Box

Learn more about the Fractal Design FD-CA-NODE-605-BL

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Fractal Design FD-CA-NODE-605-BL

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat HTPC

Pros: This case is attractive and the best quality i have ever seen in a computer case! the case is made of solid heavy steel. and it looks like a piece of stereo equipment which is what i was looking for, and it fits 120mm fans, so it can still get good airflow and yet be quiet. which is also another reason that i bought it. when listening to high end audio, you can't have your computer sounding like a vacuum cleaner. It has a fan speed controller located on the right side, when paired with a few quiet fans this case is practically silent.

Cons: The fans that come with the case are decent but could be a bit quieter, i can hear them in a quiet room. the white metal brackets that hold the hard drives in place could be a bit more sturdy. also, when using a cd/dvd rom drive you cannot fit a full atx motherboard in this case.

Other Thoughts: I have purchased other cases in the past through online retailers and sometimes when they arrive they aren't the same quality as the images lead you to believe. (cough cough Lian-Li) I found this case in a local store on display and as able to check it out. i could tell this was a much higher quality product than the other ones i saw, so i bought it right then. if i had known at the time it was available here @newegg i would of bought it here and saved some money.
I bought this to fit in my entertainment center with my stereo equipment, and it does nicely. it looks great. if i ever have a need for another one like this i won't hesitate to buy it again, this time it will be from newegg.

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  • Alistair H.
  • 4/1/2016 6:11:05 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTop Quality

Pros: • Solid construction
• Included case fans are extremely quiet (be sure to flip the tiny switch on the side for lower RPM)
• Good use of space for components inside

Cons: • Bright light on front power switch needs to chill out
• Included screws strip easily so don't go using the same screwdriver for everything

Other Thoughts: As soon as you remove the lid on this case you know you are dealing with quality. Not a tinny twang heard, and not a weeble or a wobble as I installed components.

You'll be using this case for years given its unassuming style and rigid construction.

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  • Joshua P.
  • 3/29/2016 10:24:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case for horizontal office computer

Pros: Looks great, good fit and finish on interior and exterior, decent airflow, very quiet. You can fit a micro ATX motherboard, fullsize video card, full size ATX power supply and a slim optical drive, but it will be tight. Also has nice chassis fan switch on one side that controls both fans and its pre wired.

Works better than the apevia X-master, I have 2 builds on each one.

Cons: Fairly cramped if you use any normal sized video card and the optical drive. Also the optical drive sits up about 1" off the bottom with nothing below it, so they could have just as well placed a full 5.25" slot. Fairly poor cable management, ie, there is no cable management. I used a few zipties and screw to the bottom of the case but its just a mess between the video card and power supply

If you use an optical drive you need a slimline sata to regular sata adapter for the small power connection, but most adapters are too long. you need one that has a short block with a cable attached so you can make the connection, I used this one, it worked fine.
StarTech 6-Inch Slimline SATA to SATA Female/Male Adapter with Power (SLSATAADAP6)

Other Thoughts: Some people complained about no room for a video card, and I don't know why, mine fit fine, I used a GTX 960 and it fit, a little tight, but there is still a couple of inches left between the case and card for cables.

I do wish they had given this case and extra inch or two in depth to make room for the optical drive and power supply

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/10/2016 8:21:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell designed case with good sound insulation

Pros: - Good sound insulation. The hard drive rails have rubber feet and the case comes with special screws to dampen hard drive noise. The case has a material glued to the inside that muffles vibrations.
- It looks really good, with just a power button on the front.
- Setup is easy, with loads of room.
- Nice fan controller on the outside of the case.

Cons: -Getting in and out of the case requires a screwdriver, not hand turned screws.

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  • James D.
  • 2/29/2016 7:43:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell made case

Pros: -Quiet
-Fit entertainment center well
-Fit GTX 970 card well with two full size HDDs
-Very good build quality and finish
-Fit good sized CPU fan

Cons: -Didn't come with a simline SATA adapter for a slimline drive

Other Thoughts: I would recommend

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  • Maxime C.
  • 1/12/2016 5:57:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks great!

Pros: Looks fantastic. Great quality feel to it. Fitted an SLI setup in there!

Cons: Air flow isn't great and cable management can be a problem.

Other Thoughts: Went from a Corsair Carbide Air 540 to this and the air flow is obviously not as good. The fans on my GPUs kick in much sooner which makes the PC louder. But I wanted something more compact and modern looking and this fits the deal!

i7 3770K
2x GTX 680

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  • Jeremy S.
  • 12/9/2015 9:51:09 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice case with ample room inside to work. Has sound dampening material on the top to keep noise to a minimum. Drive cages keep HDDs out of the way of other components.

Cons: Hard to put in the slim ODD as the power supply butts right up to the bottom of the device. Also you need a slim line SATA converter to full size SATA to connect to the slim ODD. Biggest HSF that fits is a 92mm vertical HSF.

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  • Joseph G.
  • 11/13/2014 5:25:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: - Quiet (seemingly engineered for that purpose)
- Sleek exterior appearance
- Sturdy build and fairly well engineered
- Good directional air flow design
- One of few ATX HTPC case options

Cons: - Poor cable routing/management options, impedes airflow
- Drive mounting becomes tedious in cable management with all drive bays occupied

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  • Cyril W.
  • 11/2/2014 12:15:18 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsbeautiful case

Pros: Beautifully minimalist, compact, quiet, very well designed.

Cons: Motherboard tray relief extends TOWARD the motherboard, creating cpu-backplate-fitment issues.

Considering that there isn't anything under the tray, I don't see why Fractal opted to push the relief UP into an already crowded area, instead of DOWN into open-space.

Other Thoughts: Existing fan configuration is good for filtration, but should be re-arranged for better airflow characteristics (one in, one out)

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  • Benjamin T.
  • 9/10/2014 4:13:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHigh quality

Pros: Very good build quality, great htpc case. Impressed with Fractal Designs.

Cons: If you are planning on shutting this in an entertainment center or having it in a nook, depending on your hardware, you may need to put a fan behind the machine to exhaust the hot air out of the "nook" or cabinet it is in. I would not fault Fractal for this though.

Also, when I was putting the machine together, one of the main board standoffs sheared right off its threads. I had to drill the threads out. Luckily I had extra standoffs.

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