Overall and FV

Having dealt with a Node 304 before I knew I was going to enjoy using the Node 304 White. What I didn’t expect was how good looking the Node 304 looks in white. Fractal gave the Node 304 a great looking finish that was just as impressive under the motherboard as it was on the outside. I hate to generalize, but this is about what we typically see from Fractal, they always manage to put together designs that are great looking, high quality, at a great price. Speaking of the price, the Node 304 runs around $90 currently keeping it within range for any mid-range or higher build. There are cheaper cases on the market that are Mini ITX and white, but those same cases won’t include a built in fan controller or build quality this high.

My only complaint is the limited power supply size that caused us to have issues with our 160mm modular power supply in combination with the length of the GTX 780. As long as you keep that limitation in mind when buying your power supply, you can fit a monster rig inside of this small case. My biggest problem is I’m torn on if I would prefer to use the Node 304 White for a NAS or for a LAN rig, it fits both perfectly. If you are on the market for a small form factor case for a new home server, HTPC, or even a LAN rig you should keep the Fractal Node 304 White in mind.


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Author: garfi3ldWebsite: https://lanoc.org
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33060 04 Oct 2013 13:11
Before the weekend, I check out a bright white version of the Fractal Node 304
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Deb0 replied the topic: #33065 04 Oct 2013 14:06
It is just a pretty case.

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