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9.0 out of 10

Fractal Design Node 804

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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful case, but beware of the DVD slot mount!

Paul N., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great case a beautiful aesthetic design. Great air flow. Poorly designed and though out internal slim-slot load DVD mount made me knock off two stars..I bought this case for the looks, design and the Slot DVD...even though today we do mostly downloading...reducing the need for DVD drives, I still wanted a smaller case with DVD functionality...as I do a lot of DVD burning, copying, etc..
  • Pros: Beautiful case design more room than you think great air flow
  • Cons: DVD slot load mount poorly designed-included mount bracket hits up against front bezel clip post..can't mount drives...clip post needs to be cout-removed?
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Overall 6
6.0

Great case, but.....

Maynesh P., Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: Great case, build and layout! Love the design and the ease to install. Building a server for a family as a gift, love how quiet it could be!
  • Cons: I have a problem with my fans, two of them make a clicking sound when running. When I removed the fans they look to have been bent and the fans don't spin evenly. Hope I can get this fixed as its a gift for someone else and I was looking for a great server build that is quiet.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's a cube.

Brian M., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I like my computer cases austere and monolithic so my first choice for a new build is usually Fractal Design. This one is being used mostly as a home/media server and I'm excited for the generous amount of HDD bays to start filling up
  • Pros: Pretty simple. It's just a small-ish black cube, would look at home in a modern art gallery or perhaps next to a microwave. It's pretty roomy inside and everything installed fine (eventually.)
  • Cons: The little frame riveted to the I/O shield area didn't get installed properly. One of the rivets was put in before another, and as a result the frame wasn't hitting the back of the case properly. Ended up drilling the rivet out, easy. I thought it was pretty funny that the QC Pass sticker was placed right beside the defect. That's really the only reason this wasn't a perfect rating and even then I feel a little bad about it. It's a good case.
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Overall 10
10

Great case

steven f., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: If you plan to use an internal optical drive you have to use a slim low profile one. I didn't plan on using an optical drive too often so I just bought an external one for when I do need one.
  • Pros: Everything. Great case. Lots of space for whatever you need. Hid all my wires very well giving me a very clean looking build. Holds a crazy amount of hard drives. Nice airflow right out of the box with three included fans (can add more if needed). My favorite feature was the built in fan control. It allows you to run three fans without plugging into your motherboard (with speed control)This was nice because my mini atx only supports one case fan. It's also very sleek ...
  • Cons: I had only two cons. 1. When taking off the front panel you have to be careful to not yank the front panel cords. I don't reccomend messing with the front cover with the pc on. Pulling the cords the wrong way or too much will shut the pc off. I could also see the wires breaking away from the panel over time. 2. There's not a lot of places to put a ssd. Lots of options for hdds. I'm only using one ssd so it's not a big problem. This case has many great features that ma...
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Overall 10
10

Cube = Future

Dallas P., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Pros: I have built many machines and I have to say that the cube boxes make cable management ez and I just love the dual compartments. The box has a space for The motherboard and its components and another space for Drives. This makes life simple.
  • Cons: No real Cons. It is a cube so make sure you have a cube space to place it in. That is really not a Con just something any person should consider before buying.
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Overall 10
10

Slick mATX Case!

Jake P., Newegg
23 November 2014
  • Summary: I removed the fan selector switch from the back since people seem to have problems with it and my motherboard controls the fan speeds anyways. Great case to build in if only using ssd's and notebook drives.
  • Pros: The case is easy to build in considering it is a mATX case. It's big enough to support my gigabyte gtx 970 and there are plenty of fan locations. The power supply being separated from all of the other components makes hiding wires very easy. It has some velcro straps to hold down the psu wires and a few mounting spots for zip ties.
  • Cons: Mounting for 2.5" drives is awkward. I tried installing them in the motherboard area mounting spots, but it is hard to plug in the connections when you are using two of these drives. I opted to mount them in the front panel near the front panel header. It was difficult to run the wires, but it leads to a clean install if done right. Hdd mounts were not very impressive; I removed both for more room.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible!

Anonymous, Newegg
19 November 2014
  • Pros: First there is much more space in this case then it might appear. Lots of room for all your components and very very well laid out. Air flow is exceptional and the dust screens are are an awesome feature. Very very sturdy construction. The best case I have purchased!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Incredibly functional MATX

Eric M., Newegg
12 November 2014
  • Summary: I have owned several cube cases for MATX builds and this is my favorite. The Air 240 had far better aesthetics and was smaller but its build quality was subpar and it did not offer proper support for my video cards with its weak PCI card latch instead of screws. The AIR 540 is fantastic but much larger.
  • Pros: Amazing amount of flexibility. This dual chamber cube case offers the ability to mount a ridiculous amount of hard drives, radiators, and fans. It is sturdy, well built, offers an optical drive slot, and allows me to place my H100i's radiator hidden behind the motherboard.
  • Cons: It is significantly wider than the Corsair Air 240 which I owned and returned. This allows you to hold more hard drives and radiators but I keep my computer as minimalistic as possible (I even use a m.2 ssd so I do not have any SATA cables) but it makes the case larger than I would have liked.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Case !

Diana G., Newegg
20 October 2014
  • Pros: Bought this case about a month ago, came within 2 days. No sharp edges,sleek design, perfect for my desk doesn't take up alot of space I'm building my first computer (on a budget) was looking for a small case i can put on my desk and not take up alot of space. To start off the case is spilt into two sections, one side holds the motherboard and etc, the other side holds the psu and hard drives . there are two drive bays that hold 8 3.5 drives (awesome) that are removea...
  • Cons: After building my rig forgot what outside looked like.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just what I was looking for

Anonymous, Newegg
19 October 2014
  • Summary: I wanted to build a new server with all the drives in one case. Since it is difficult to fit 6+ drives in most cases I almost had to resort to a server 4U chassis. I also own a Fractal Define R4 XL which would have also worked, but I didn't want another giant tower, especially when the board I had was mATX. Fortunately, I remembered about this case, which I had seen reviewed some time ago and decided to give it a try.
  • Pros: A lot of cooling options are sure to keep everything well with sufficient air circulation. I ordered a couple extra fans since I knew I was going to be stuffing this full of hard drives. I really really like the look of the case....and things inside stay clean with a modular power supply with black ribbon cables.
  • Cons: Cuts it a little too close with the space for the hard drive cables above the power supply. I could have used some help to feed cables through the opening to the other side while I was sliding the drive trays into place. If you don't pay attention, the cables will snag and bunch up behind the tray, or on the power supply, which could potentially break the plug on the drive. Looks great, but it's a little flimsier than I expected. Certainly not at the quality level of ...
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