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Fractal Design Node 804
9.2 out of 10

Fractal Design Node 804

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Overall 10
10

Best Small Case for HTPC

G G., Newegg
18 May 2015
  • Summary: I would have to say of all the MicroATX cases that I've used over the years, this one takes the prize. This was an extremely hassle free case to use for my HTPC build. I really enjoyed the dual chamber design and the amount of room that this case gave me for the build.
  • Pros: - Cube Design (Perfect for HTPC, LAN Rigs) - Dual Chamber (Left and Right) - Room/Space (Lots of build volume on left chamber) - Cooling Support (Air and Water) - Large PSU support (Lots of room on right chamber for Power Supply)
  • Cons: The hard drive rack that sits over top of the power supply on in the right chamber is a bit hard to fit hard drives in while using a bigger sized power supply.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great case - 1 flaw

Jacob T., Newegg
17 May 2015
  • Summary: If you are not going to install a slot loading dvd drive, its a great case. Otherwise it will take weeks to go through tech support and shipping to get a new bracket, or you will have to cut it yourself.
  • Pros: Great cable management, cabling looks very clean and I didn't even have to try. Lots of fan locations, mostly 120mm. Removable dust covers. Regular ATX power supplies fit.
  • Cons: The mounting bracket for the slot loading CD/DVD/Blue ray drive is not cut properly. If you are going to install a DVD drive, be prepared with a dremel or tin snips. Apparently there are 2 different models of the front panel, and the one with an extra plastic support is not being shipped with a b...
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Overall 10
10

Good server box.

Anonymous, Newegg
15 May 2015
  • Summary: It's a great case with great efficiency in holding parts with as little total volume as possible I'm using it as a server box with a 4790K, Z87 mATX board, Corsair AX1200i, and 8 3.5" HDDs in the racks + 1 SSD in the front panel. I put 4 120mm fans in the front, and a 120mm + 140mm in the back.
  • Pros: -Holds 8 hard drives easily + 2 SSDs. -Can fit a fairly large PSU (Corsair AX1200i). Most other competitive cases I was looking at are only able to handle low-wattage shorter PSU's. -Fits decent sized air coolers. I'm using a EVGA Superclock cooler, but it can barely fit a 212 Evo supposedly. It ...
  • Cons: -No holes in the back to get cables / watercooling outside the case. -Some of the mobo standoffs are non-removable. You're out of luck if they get cross threaded. -While this case can technically hold 10 3.5" drives, the extra 2 drives would have to sit in the floor of the mobo compartment and cl...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

cheyenne p., Newegg
27 April 2015
  • Summary: Overall very satisfied with the case with few minor complaints
  • Pros: Great looks, works great as a HTPC Lots of expansion and capacity Water cooling potential Quiet operation Sturdy build quality Intakes are all filtered Offers the option for an optical drive (good for HTPC builds) Compartmentalized with great airflow to both sides
  • Cons: Hanging drives could be laid out better (cables get pinched) Lack of cable routing (between compartments) and poor fan controller placement Legs are short Filter on PSU is awkwardly removed from the front instead of rear No reset or eject buttons Kind of large for a HTPC, but that can be a positi...
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Overall 8
8.0

cool case but bulky

Anonymous, Newegg
12 April 2015
  • Pros: unique lots of cable management room lots of rad support
  • Cons: no rubber gromits for cables on a case that should have them for the price could be smaller
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Overall 10
10

Sophisticated and Elegant

Tim R., Newegg
1 April 2015
  • Summary: This case represents my 6th computer build over the course of 10 years. It is unquestionably the most well constructed, thoughtfully planned, and visually appealing case I have purchased.
  • Pros: Elegant design, thoughtful interior
  • Cons: Difficult to find information on compatible Slimline CD/DVD recorders for the case.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great idea

Jay L., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: Great idea, poor execution.
  • Pros: Great size, relatively easy to install, placement of fans, lots of hard drive bays. Good space for video cards
  • Cons: After a week the power LED started to blink, then it stopped working. Contacted Fractal Design support, new part on the way right away! Wrong part, they sent USB/power module. Another ticket with more detail, though original ticket said it was the LEDs. Questions in the ticket were never answered...
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Overall 10
10

Great, high quality case

Brennan T., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: I used this for a server build as an intermediary between a smaller ITX case and rack mounting. It fit all 8 drives well, any more and there would be a mess of wires trying to hook the other two drives in. I like the case so much I'm moving my desktop into it!
  • Pros: This case has been solid for the 7 months I've had it. The stock fans that are included are quiet, the dust filters keep the inside clean, plenty of room to put a large GPU in (320mm without front fan).
  • Cons: If you have a long power supply, things will get tight in the second compartment. This is especially the case if the supply isn't modular. It's not enough to take an egg off though.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

taylor w., Newegg
17 February 2015
  • Pros: awesome case! clean appearance tons of drive storage. perfect for htpc or small gaming rig or both in one! filters behind the grills provide a clean interior and good dust filtering. good cable management if you do it right
  • Cons: the two ssd storage trays in the front panel of the case are a bit of a pain.but other then that MINOR issue its an awesome case
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Overall 10
10

great case ups damge

paul c., Newegg
16 February 2015
  • Summary: UPS damaged it upper left corner They suck but soon every delivery they make will be on camera and NewEgg will get a copy when I want refunds OK???????UPS has run over my driveway lights and damaged more property than they woud ever admit to....enoug his enough
  • Pros: Best cube case going for MATX. Great for any MATX build, many drive easy modular 8 hard drives plus SSD's reat server case....dead quiet fans.
  • Cons: Really none but UPS
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