Fractal Design Node 202 ITX Case Review
Published: 29th February 2016 | Source: Fractal Design | Price: £119.99 @ OCUK |
Up Close: Exterior
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
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.
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.
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.