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Fractal Design Rolls Out Node 605 ATX HTPC Chassis

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Fractal Design unveiled its newest premium HTPC chassis, the Node 605. Large enough to hold ATX form-factor motherboards, the Node 605 bears a minimalist design, with brushed aluminum front-panel, and steel frame. The front-panel includes a slimline optical drive bay, a multi-format card reader, two USB 3.0 ports (standard header), Firewire, and HD audio front-panel jacks. All front-panel connections are concealed behind a lid that blends with the rest of the panel.

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Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
 
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Nice. A very clean "no BS" case.
 

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I prefer the 304, but I do like this chassis.
 
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I must be blind but I'm not seeing the slimline optical on the front panel. Does the bottom part of the front pop down to reveal it?
 

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Manufacturer's product page

Case dimensions: 445 x 164 x 349 mm (17.52 x 6.45 x 13.74 inches for those who aren't metricly inclined)

In other words, it's a mini-tower case turned on its side. Pretty big for a home theater PC, but it makes up for that by having good airflow.
 
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As nice as this is.. it's a little late to release htpc chassis isn't it? every 'enthusiast' I know are getting rid of their power hungry htpcs for efficient NAS and ITX setups.
 
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As nice as this is.. it's a little late to release htpc chassis isn't it? every 'enthusiast' I know are getting rid of their power hungry htpcs for efficient NAS and ITX setups.
Depends what you want it for I guess. A case like this would be great for a gaming pc under my tv.
 
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every 'enthusiast' I know are getting rid of their power hungry htpcs for efficient NAS and ITX setups.
Then you don't know enough enthusiasts? :laugh:
 
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Interesting, I know of at least 6 high end audio/video enthusiests who bought or built a HTPC in the last 12 months.
Several went the Mac route, a couple of them then switched to Win 7 boxes with JRiver and XBMC configurations.
Assassin has a great build guide on avsforum.com
 
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