Fractal Design Node 202 ITX Case Review

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Fractal Design Node 202 Review

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Measuring just 377x82x330mm (WxHxD), the Node 202 from Fractal Design is one compact little case.  As you can see it can be mounted vertically with the included stand, which increases the footprint width to a still very narrow 125mm.  Should you choose to though the 202 can be mounted flat with the supplied self adhesive feet, so as to fit into even the smallest of AV cubby holes.  It only comes in the Black we have for review, but there are some nice high gloss areas on the case to add that touch of class and stop it looking too much like a generic Dell or HP office pizza box case

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As the case has no active cooling there's also plenty of ventilation.  In total there are filtered mesh areas over the CPU, GPU and the PSU. so each individual hot spot has some direct airflow to it.

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The front of the case is a nice simple affair with the Fractal logo picked out in white at the bottom.  Up in the top corner we find the power switch and front I/O minutely relieved into a high gloss panel.

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Even at only 82mm thick you still get two vented expansion slots, and the external protrusion of the IEC mains lead that connects to the SFX power supply internally. beneath which we find the rear I/O area.

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Most Recent Comments

29-02-2016, 09:03:33

Chrazey
Nice review, were actually considering this case after watching J2C's build log of it, but disliked that you have the take it apart to get to the filters.
Hence why I went with the Silverstone RVZ01.Quote

29-02-2016, 10:04:00

RickPlaysWarr
Hi

I really like this case. My twins are getting to the point where they need there own pc's They don't need to overclock and a 54 to 65 watt processor and decent graphics card will do. I might end up building two new pc's shortly. And the small form factor and the fact that it resembles an XBox on the outside will add to the "Cool" factor for them.

Once again Fractal has put out a very clean and thought out case.

--Rick--Quote

29-02-2016, 10:41:12

You_What?
Really like the look of this, have been contempting ridding my Fractal 605 for a smaller unit.Quote

29-07-2016, 16:26:25

mypickaxe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Nice review, were actually considering this case after watching J2C's build log of it, but disliked that you have the take it apart to get to the filters.
Hence why I went with the Silverstone RVZ01.
It takes 15 seconds.Quote

29-07-2016, 18:36:49

Chrazey
Quote:
Originally Posted by mypickaxe View Post
It takes 15 seconds.
Still an weird design and an uneccessary steps for it.Quote
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