Fractal Design Node 804 Micro-ATX Chassis Review

/ 6 years ago

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The left side of the Node 804 has a large perspex window that gives a great view of the chassis’ interior. The side panel is made of metal, and has been treated to a matte black paint job that matches up nicely with the black brushed aluminium of the front panel.


A solid matte black panel on the right side of the chassis; both the left and right panels are held in place by a pair of thumb screws at the back of the case.


Along the right side of the front panel you’ll find a pair of USB 3.0 ports, HD audio jacks and a power button. If you look closely you’ll also notice the LED notification light to the right of the Fractal Design logo on the front panel.


Above the I/O panel you’ll also find a nicely hidden slot-loading ODD bay.


The front panel is absolutely gorgeous; a huge piece of black brushed aluminium that curves gently across the chassis. There is a bit of ventilation at the bottom for any front mounted cooling, but other than that this is a nice and clean looking design.


Around the back you’ll find a 120/140mm fan mount on the left and a 120mm fan mount on the right; each comes with a 120mm fan pre-installed. There’s also a 3 speed (low/med/high) fan switch at the top. There are five expansion slots, each fitted with reusable and ventilated covers.


The top panel has a huge ventilated section to allow airflow to any top mounted cooling.


On the underside of the chassis you’ll find four rubber feet, as well as a pair of slide out and washable dust filters. The small dust filter is for the PSU while the longer one is from the left compartment, this will allow more airflow to your graphics cards.


Tucked behind the front panel are two more slide-out dust filters.


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