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Fractal Design Node 605
9.2 out of 10

Fractal Design Node 605

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Overall 10
10

Great HTPC

john m., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I have purchased other cases in the past through online retailers and sometimes when they arrive they aren't the same quality as the images lead you to believe. (cough cough Lian-Li) I found this case in a local store on display and as able to check it out.
  • Pros: This case is attractive and the best quality i have ever seen in a computer case! the case is made of solid heavy steel. and it looks like a piece of stereo equipment which is what i was looking for, and it fits 120mm fans, so it can still get good airflow and yet be quiet. which is also another ...
  • Cons: The fans that come with the case are decent but could be a bit quieter, i can hear them in a quiet room. the white metal brackets that hold the hard drives in place could be a bit more sturdy. also, when using a cd/dvd rom drive you cannot fit a full atx motherboard in this case.
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Overall 10
10

Top Quality

Alistair H., Newegg
1 April 2016
  • Summary: As soon as you remove the lid on this case you know you are dealing with quality. Not a tinny twang heard, and not a weeble or a wobble as I installed components. You'll be using this case for years given its unassuming style and rigid construction.
  • Pros: • Solid construction • Included case fans are extremely quiet (be sure to flip the tiny switch on the side for lower RPM) • Good use of space for components inside
  • Cons: • Bright light on front power switch needs to chill out • Included screws strip easily so don't go using the same screwdriver for everything
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case for horizontal office computer

Joshua P., Newegg
29 March 2016
  • Summary: Some people complained about no room for a video card, and I don't know why, mine fit fine, I used a GTX 960 and it fit, a little tight, but there is still a couple of inches left between the case and card for cables.
  • Pros: Looks great, good fit and finish on interior and exterior, decent airflow, very quiet. You can fit a micro ATX motherboard, fullsize video card, full size ATX power supply and a slim optical drive, but it will be tight. Also has nice chassis fan switch on one side that controls both fans and its ...
  • Cons: Fairly cramped if you use any normal sized video card and the optical drive. Also the optical drive sits up about 1" off the bottom with nothing below it, so they could have just as well placed a full 5.25" slot. Fairly poor cable management, ie, there is no cable management. I used a few zipties...
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Overall 10
10

Well designed case with good sound insulation

Anonymous, Newegg
10 March 2016
  • Pros: - Good sound insulation. The hard drive rails have rubber feet and the case comes with special screws to dampen hard drive noise. The case has a material glued to the inside that muffles vibrations. - It looks really good, with just a power button on the front. - Setup is easy, with loads of room...
  • Cons: -Getting in and out of the case requires a screwdriver, not hand turned screws.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fractal Design Node 605 System Cabinet

Keith W., Overstock
3 March 2016
  • Summary: Ordered this case due to it fitting my application for a new x99 build. Case came damaged. Box and top of case has huge gash in it. Everything else looks nice and it fit perfectly in the environment it was to be used for, but this is unacceptable.
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Overall 10
10

Well made case

James D., Newegg
29 February 2016
  • Summary: I would recommend
  • Pros: -Quiet -Fit entertainment center well -Fit GTX 970 card well with two full size HDDs -Very good build quality and finish -Fit good sized CPU fan
  • Cons: -Didn't come with a simline SATA adapter for a slimline drive -Cost
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Overall 10
10

Looks great!

Maxime C., Newegg
12 January 2016
  • Summary: Went from a Corsair Carbide Air 540 to this and the air flow is obviously not as good. The fans on my GPUs kick in much sooner which makes the PC louder. But I wanted something more compact and modern looking and this fits the deal! i7 3770K 2x GTX 680
  • Pros: Looks fantastic. Great quality feel to it. Fitted an SLI setup in there!
  • Cons: Air flow isn't great and cable management can be a problem.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jeremy S., Newegg
9 December 2015
  • Pros: Nice case with ample room inside to work. Has sound dampening material on the top to keep noise to a minimum. Drive cages keep HDDs out of the way of other components.
  • Cons: Hard to put in the slim ODD as the power supply butts right up to the bottom of the device. Also you need a slim line SATA converter to full size SATA to connect to the slim ODD. Biggest HSF that fits is a 92mm vertical HSF.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful HTPC Case

JR, Staples
22 February 2015
  • Summary: This is a beautiful case. The front looks very nice in a home entertainment center. The flip down peice on the front offers easy access to 2 USB3.0 ports, mic port, and headphone jack. There's also a firewire port (but I do not have hooked up), as well as a several media card reader ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joseph G., Newegg
13 November 2014
  • Pros: - Quiet (seemingly engineered for that purpose) - Sleek exterior appearance - Sturdy build and fairly well engineered - Good directional air flow design - One of few ATX HTPC case options
  • Cons: - Poor cable routing/management options, impedes airflow - Drive mounting becomes tedious in cable management with all drive bays occupied
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