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.
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
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...
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.
Summary: I love this case for ease of use, silence, and build quality.
Pros: Easy to build in. Lots of storage. Room to watercool. Excellent built quality. Was on sale for 60 dollars. The users manual it has should be an industry standard. I was so blown away by the detail. Kudos Fractal
Cons: Weird fan controller switch placement. Cant fit my D14 in it. :) Considering the build quality of the rest of the case the plastic front panel leaves me head scratching. Personally, I think the blue led on the front should be more subdued to match the overall theme of the case. all really minor nixpicks.
Summary: Good case, smart design, good customer service Somewhat flimsy motherboard tray, slimline disc drive difficult to find, vertical harddrive cages.
Pros: This case has a ton of volume for its size and fits any micro-atx and psu, gpu combo. Has tons of mounts for hard drives and is very customizable in regards to fan spots. The first case I received was damaged unfortunately so I had to RMA it through Newegg, but I contacted Fractal Design and their customer service was excellent. I sent them a message regarding the motherboard tray being bowed, and after sending them pictures of the problem they sent me free fans for t...
Cons: The motherboard tray is a bit flimsy, but the 2nd unit I received seems to be fine. The disk trays are vertical so harddisks are held vertically, not sure if this affects the disks, but they seem fine to me. Also, it is nice they included a disc drive slot, but it only accepts slimline disc drives and I have not been able to find any for under 100 dollars, so that is pretty inconvenient.
Summary: The overall design trumps any cons that are manifest in the case. I know there were a lot of cons in this review but they're largely nitpicky on my end. That said, they detract from what is a pretty amazing little case. I will definitely try out the smaller node (if they update the 304 any) for an itx build.
Pros: The Fractal Node 804 is a stunningly beautiful case. Not quite art quality and not quite the smallest case in the world (it just barely doesn't fit into an IKEA Expedit cube shelf), it is remarkably well made with great panel construction and attention to detail.
Cons: There are a few places where the case is off. The plastic top curve of the case does not line up completely with the brushed aluminum curve of the front panel (more on the aluminum later). It would be nice if both bottom filters were removable from the front instead of one removable from the front and the other from the back. Front panel SSD installation was a chore. So there's a small enclosure for two SSDs on the front panel, but the way you have to install them, yo...
Pros: I love the form factor and functionality of this case. Good ventilation and can sit in my entertainment cabinet with other components with the glass closed! Silent fans even when the temp rises as the cores heat up during long video conversions. Thank you New Egg for your good customer service!
Cons: The box was clearly dropped or fell somewhere along the line as the box had a dent in a corner. Opened it up and the front of the case was complete broken. After finding all the pieces I decide that I could salvage this without waiting several weeks for a replacement if New Egg give me a credit for damages. They did!
Summary: Very happy with this case. Fractal design is my new preferred case vendor over thermaltake.
Pros: Well thought out design which made cable management fairly easy,feels sturdy,fans that are included seem decent,dust filters,windows looks wicked sick,dual chamber design made this insanely easy to build in,fairly compact but not uncomfortably so.
Pros: This cube case is literally one of only three micro atx cases in this price point that are even worth looking at. Great airflow, internal layout, storage options, etc. Not much more to say outside of these main things.
Cons: In the main chamber I can only fit one 140mm fan in the top front. the top back is engulfed with the 8 pin and the sata fan controller. Also I'm not exactly a FAN of the the front panel placement but I don't use it anyway so...
Summary: Very cool looking case. Looks like a mini fridge like you'd find in a dorm or hotel room. And as cool as it keeps my 8 core monster CPU it might as well be a fridge. The manual is next to worthless but do you REALLY need a manual to tell you how to take a case apart or put it back together?? If so, perhaps you should stick to a big box pc from best buy or wally world.
Pros: configuration options up the wazoo!! Best airflow of any case I've owned. I'm running an 8 core Vishera FX black series CPU that's overclocked nearly 25% using only the stock heatsink and fan that came in the box with the processor. My idle temps are in the low 90's Fahrenheit. Under load it only warms up to about 130F. It comes equipped with 3 large, VERY quiet case fans already installed.Room for over a DOZEN hard drives!!!!
Cons: No spot for a full size dvd burner or even a slimline laptop drive, only a slot loader, which is harder to find. (not to mention pricier if you buy your slot load drive new) Managed to find a used slot load multi burner pulled from a mac book on that auction site that starts with an E though, so no biggie.