We would like to thank Fractal Design for providing the review sample.
Most of you may not know Fractal Design, but the company has been making a splash with their unique enclosures for a competitive price. The company also sells power supplies, case fans, and a few accessories.
Not much else to say, but this is their official vision:
Our vision is to have a constant, healthy growth together with our partners worldwide. Our goal is to be widely recognized for our designed products and to have them available in all major market regions within EU and US. We should be a good alternative to the already established retail brands of today. It's of great importance for us that our partners understand the values of Fractal Design; therefore, we are putting great effort into choosing the right partners from the start. We will work actively to maintain sales territories and profitable business for our partners.
Today, we are taking a look at the smallest member of the brand new NODE series of cases. This new series aims to cater to both storage scenarios and HTPC users. The NODE 304 utilizes a mini-ITX based motherboard, but gives the user the choice of up to six hard drives, or the space for a large, high-performance graphics card.
|Fractal Design NODE 304|
|Color||Black with white elements|
|Drive Bays||External: no baysInternal: 6x 3,5/2,5 inch HDD trays|
|Form Factor||Mini ITX, DTX|
|Case Fans||Included fan controller for 3 fans 2 - Front mounted 92mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans, 1300 RPM speed (compatible with 80mm fans) – included1 - Rear mounted 140mm Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fan, 1000 RPM speed (compatible with 120mm fans) – included|
|Dimensions||250 x 210 x 374 mm (WxHxD)|
|Switches||Power / Reset, Fan Controller|
|Side I/O||2x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O|