Fractal Design Node 804 Review


[section_title title=Introduction]Introduction

Fractal Design is a company that manufactures PC cases, fans, power supplies and water cooled CPU coolers. With their headquarters in Sweden they pride themselves on listening to their customer base and are always striving to reach their goal of providing functional, efficient and sleek Scandinavian designed products. They refer to themselves as similar to the IKEA of the PC world and even go on to say “In the world of computer components, there is only one name you should know, Fractal Design.”

Today I will be taking a look at one of their PC cases by way of the Node 804. The Node 804 is a dual chambered cube case that offers quite a few differences over those of similar design from competitors. Designed for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards the node 804 is not short on space or features. It has enough room for 8x 3.5″ hard drives and 2x 2.5″ dedicated hard drives. There is also plenty of space for fans and room for up to 4x 240mm water cooling radiators (one of which can be 280mm).

Before we get started let’s see what Fractdal Design has to say about their Node 804:

The Node 804 is a micro ATX chassis which focuses on cooling performance and maximum configurability, all packed in an interesting new form factor with Scandinavian elegant design.

The dual chamber layout separates hot running components from the cooler ones and allows for unrestricted airflow over the motherboard, processor and graphics card.

The case comes with three excellent 120mm fans but can be upgraded with several additional fans if needed. Featuring plenty of options for placing water cooling components, tall heat sinks and hard drives. The flexibility of this case really gives the users the possibility to create their optimal system build.

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