Fractal Node 304 Review

Introduction

Fractal Node 304  

Introduction

In the world of home-theatre and small form factor PC’s, the Mini-ITX form factor is becoming increasingly popular amongst those seeking big things in a small package. With an ever growing demand for Mini-ITX based systems, case manufacturers are working hard to capitalize on the sudden demand for such a small system, thriving to produce the ‘must buy’ case that combines the right amount of style and substance.

Today we will be taking a look at the Node 304 by Fractal. A Mini-ITX case that features the traditional minimalist Fractal design - aiming to appeal to those searching for a sleek & modern looking system that also provides enough cooling to handle modern hardware.

Specification

Technical specifications

    Mini ITX, DTX motherboard compatibility
    2 expansion slots
    6 – supports either 3.5" or 2.5" HDD / SSD
    ATX PSUs, up to 160mm in length
    Graphics cards, up to 310mm in length, when 2 HDD brackets are removed.
    Tower CPU coolers, up to 165 mm tall
    Case dimensions (W x H x D): 250 x 210 x 374 mm
    Case volume: 19,5 Liters
    Net weight: 4,9 kg

Cooling / ventilation

    2 - Front mounted 92mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans, 1300 RPM speed
    1 - Rear mounted 140mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fan, 1000 RPM speed
    Removable air filters for front fans and PSU
    Fan filter for graphics card
    1 - fan controller for all 3 fans included

Front interface

    2 - USB 3.0 (Internal 3.0 to 2.0 adapter included)
    1 - 3.5mm audio in (microphone)
    1 - 3.5mm audio out (headphone)
    Power button with LED
    HDD LED

 

Without further delay, lets take a closer look and see what the Node 304 has to offer!

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Most Recent Comments

13-02-2013, 05:07:48

tinytomlogan
Today we will be taking a look at the Node 304 by Fractal. A Mini-ITX case that features the traditional minimalist Fractal design - aiming to appeal to those searching for a sleek & modern looking system that also provides enough cooling to handle modern hardware.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...155207741l.jpg


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13-02-2013, 06:16:46

BeyondNight
Not to be intruding or anything but i though the fractal fans in the case and the mounts were for 92mm fans not 90mm ? as i can only see the 92mm fan dimension listed on there site.

13-02-2013, 06:47:39

tinytomlogan
They are indeed 92 mate

13-02-2013, 15:04:39

One-Hand
Any chance you could remove the hard drive mounts and mod the case so a radiator would fit between the metal bars that are used for the drives?

17-12-2014, 13:50:58

Mullet
Nice looking case.... have an option on one

Tom - will a Corsair AIO cooler fit (the H90)?

Cheers
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