Fractal Node 304 Review

Internal & Installation

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Internal

When we strip away the all-in-one shroud that Fractal have decided to use instead of the traditional side panel removal system, we get a bit more of an insight about what the case aims to achieve.

Fractal Node 304


There are 3 sets of drive caddy's located just behind the front vent and the 90mm fans. These ensure any storage devices held internally will be cooled sufficiently.

Fractal Node 304

Located just beneath this area is where the power supply is to be situated. Note the ventilation holes which allow for air flow whether the power supply is mounted with the fan facing up or down.

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To the rear of the case is the 140mm R2 fan, which is configured as an exhaust.

Fractal Node 304


As is the case with some small form factor builds, the internal components need to be installed in a certain order for other parts to be installed afterwards. The Node 304 follows that trend as we found the power supply has to be installed 1st or things would be a little difficult later on.

With the power supply in place, we installed our motherboard of choice - a Zotac M880G-ITX and proceeded to connect the various power connectors.

Fractal Node 304

Although installation was a little fiddly, which is to be expected when dealing with such components in a tight space. We was ultimately satisfied with our results.

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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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