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8.9 out of 10

Fractal Design Node 605

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Fractal Design Node 605

techPowerUp!
11 January 2013
  • Summary: The Fractal Design Node 605 is a beautiful case - perfect for its intended audience. It does cost a tad bit more than similarly shaped HTPC cases with a card reader and USB 3.0, but it uses a modern, timeless design and has excellent cooling possibilities with included dust filters. This readily justifies the price for a case of such a format. There are two aspects you need to watch if you buy the case: maximum PSU length and maximum GPU length.
  • Pros: Beautifully understated HTPC chassis, Shorter than most such HTPC cases!, Excellent build quality, Two fans included, Solid aluminum front panel, Fan controller switch for up to three fans, Excellent cooling possibilities, Card reader, Full ATX PSU will fit - just watch the length, USB 3.0 Cable comes with additional USB 2.0 header, Nicely hidden away connectivity and drive bay, Dust filters on all intake areas, Quiet on low fan setting, Plenty of space for a long gra...
  • Cons: No reset button, Hard-drive cages limit the overall length of a GPU to 280 mm - more would have been possible, Maximum length advertised for PSUs is overly optimistic, Fan controller can only adjust up to 3 fans, Fingerprint magnet
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