Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Fractal Design Node 304 Case Review

Small form factor systems have become increasingly popular over the past year.  The main reason for this is the availability of Mini ITX motherboards that have some of the same features as full-sized ATX motherboards.  Having a smaller system means it is easier to take with you to LAN parties, takes up less space on your desk, and is able to fit in your home theater setup.  Today we are taking a look at a case that is perfect for building a small form factor system.  The Fractal Design Node 304 has that familiar cube design that many SFF systems has, but inside you are able to fit a Mini ITX motherboard, up to six hard drives and a full sized ATX power supply.  Read on as we take a look…

Special thanks to Fractal Design for providing us with the Node 304 Case to review.

Features
– Compact, modular interior
– Minimalistic design with an elegant aluminum front panel
– Unique new modular mounting system that accommodates up to 6 hard drives
– Accommodates tower CPU coolers and single-fan water cooling systems
– Filtered air intakes ensure a dust-free environment for internal components
– Three Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans included
– Excellent cooling for all components
– Accommodates ATX power supplies
– Fan controller for all fans included
– USB 3.0 for fast file transfers

Packaging
The Node 304 comes in a plain cardboard box that has some information and an overview of the case on the front.  On the side there is a listing of the cooling features and specifications.

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Opening the box up we find the case is nicely protected with 2 large pieces of styrofoam and a plastic bag.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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