Fractal Node 804 Review

Published by Francesco Daghini on 24.06.14
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Conclusion

General   + -
The Fractal Design Node 804 is a great PC case. Inside, we find a lot of technical solutions that are really appealing, which makes it really easy to use as well as quite tidy. The design is clean and simple, and it uses high quality materials.  

- Interior concept

 
       
Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
The Node 804 features a beautiful front panel, made out of black plastic, that looks very much like brushed aluminum. The rest of the case is made out of solid black metal, while one of the main highlights is the top panel which is really practical and smart, mostly thanks to the black mesh. Unfortunately, the dust filter is quite hard to remove. The rubber feet under the case could have been thicker, as they would lift the case higher from the surface it is standing on.  

- Mesh & Filter

- Slim rubber feet -Dust filter hard to remove
       
Design   + -
Overall, the design is clean and simple as Fractal successfully combined mesh, metal and plastic in a perfect way, and the final result is absolutely stunning. Internal solutions are really smart and the dual-chamber layout allows you to have optimal temperatures as well as a tidy PC. The end result, due to such layout, might be bit to large, especially for those keeping the case on the desk, which is probably one of tiniest flaws of the Node 804.  

- Dual chamber design

- A bit large

 

       
Recommendation   + -
The Node 804 can be used in any kind of situation: even if it is only compatible with micro-ATX motherboards. It can fit multi GPU and liquid cooling systems, which makes it great for high-end rigs as well. Thanks to its clean design, it can also fit into a modern living room as an HTPC. As we speak, the Node 804 is sold for 89 € on Geizhals.de.  

- Gaming-PC
- Enthusiast build
- HTPC

 

 
Rating
The Fractal Design Node 804 gets good 4.5 out of 5 stars.
 




Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Bundle Page 7 - Conclusion
Page 4 - Product overview  




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