Fractal Design Node 304 reviews

31 customer reviews

This computer case is a good all rounder.

£70 – £97 at 5 retailers out of 423 retailers checked

9.0 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.
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Ian, STEVENAGE Airospace Engineer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks a well made product for the price and certainly looks the part.
The installed cooling fans are quiet and there were no issues with assembly other than the ITX board is a little fiddly to fit but not that fiddly.
I think overall the case is very good and I am pleased with it.
Bad points:
None really as you get what you pay for but it could be a consideration that there could be a model that incorporates a DVD/CD drive. In my case I didn't need one which is also one of the reasons why I bought it but in consideration, if one were fitted then I think that the case would make an excellent minimalistic desktop unit.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jan 2014

Lloyd, Ipswich I build many PCs.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I love this case, I've built several systems based around this machine now and have nothing but positive things to say about it. My own personal machine runs using the this case and house an MSI Gaming 290 with room to spare. The included Fractal fans are efficient and very quiet and the overall build quality is impeccable.
Bad points:
The only criticisms are critisisms of the mITX form factor as a whole. You are limited in your choice of cooling solutions due to the size constraints. I'm using an MSI branded Asetek 120mm AIO in my personal machine, with a 4770K @ 4.5ghz. If you aren't overcloking the stock fan will suffice, though I have opted to use Noctua's NH-L9i.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Apr 2014

Moncho, Exeter

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Modern design, with many options for ventilations. The LED is not annoying when you have it below the TV. The possibility of having 6 HD is great. It is ver compact
Bad points:
The quality of the ON/OFF button (does not match the rest). For the rear fans you need to have 2 extra DC power outlets from the mother board.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 May 2013

Robert,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great little case for a nas server with 6 drive bays. It's compact with sata 3 port at the front
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2013

Jason, SWANSEA Great Case, Small/Sleek/Professional

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great case, cooling is fantastic (need to get the cabling correct), air slots for each device, graphics has a dedicated air intake, along with the PSU. Has adjustable manual fan control, looks brilliant next to the PS3 on the TV shelf.

Good Air Filters.
Bad points:
NO CD-Drive (Get an external), Cabling needs to be done very carefully to promote good airflow (Modular PSU recommended).

One bad point for airflow is that although the rubber feet are quite large it does not hold it up very well on carpet, so it does block the air intake from the PSU, otherwise its fine.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Oct 2013

Michael,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to work with.
Very quiet (rear fan ticked for a while, but that's gone away).
Roomier than you'd think.
Bad points:
Drive mountings aren't tool-less.
No external drive bay, if you still need an optical drive.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2014

Austin,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Well built beautiful attention to detail
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Nov 2014

Also known as: Fractal Design NODE 304

 

Manufacturer's Description

The Node 304 is the latest compact computer chassis from Fractal Design featuring a unique modular interior for outstanding configurability.

The Node 304 accommodates up to six hard drives. Unused mounting brackets can removed to allow for long graphic cards, additional airflow or more space for organizing cables. Additionally, it is equipped with three hydraulic bearing fans, easy-to-clean air filters in all intakes and two front USB 3.0 ports.

Featuring hybrid functionality, the Node 304 case is ideally used as a cool-running file server, a stylish and quiet home theatre PC or a powerful gaming system highlighting minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design and maximum functionality.

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