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 Post subject: Fractal Design Node 804
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:50 pm 
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This is an interesting looking cube-style micro-ATX case.

- accommodates a total of 10 drives (!)
- accommodates eight 3.5 inch drives, & two 2.5 inch drives
- there are two additional spaces for drives (3.5 or 2.5 inch) (total of 10 3.5 or 2.5 inch drives)
- it has a similar drive mounting system as the Node 304 (its 'little brother')
- clever mount for a slot loaded optical drive (positioned vertically behind the front bevel)
- accommodates mini-ITX or micro-ATX motherboards
- dual chamber design - 1) motherboard, and 2) drives/power supply
- fan controller
- relatively understated design
- only available in black
- dimensions: 344 x 307 x 389 mm


Reviews:
Legit Reviews (great pictures!)
Positive reviews on newegg :)
Fractal Design web site

Images (from the Legit Reviews review):
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Next to the Node 304:
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Anyone tried this case? Would be curious to know what the noise/vibration is like when loaded with 6 or more 3.5 inch drives.


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 Post subject: Re: Fractal Design Node 804
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:21 pm 
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Looks great! I have the Node 304 and love it. In that hard drive noise is pretty loud but only due to me having a loud drive and the case having no acoustic padding. I've cheated by making the drive spin down after 10 mins though


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 Post subject: Re: Fractal Design Node 804
PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:18 am 
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I'm not one for making new threads, so I'll comment here.

This thread made me aware of the Node 804, and I've subsequently researched and ordered parts for a build involving this case. The review that pushed me over the edge was this one: http://goughlui.com/2014/09/22/review-f ... uter-case/

"Even with the mixture of hard disks in the system, the drives sounded very quiet with the vibrations quite effectively damped out by the rubber grommets. Even my HP Microserver with just one hard drive was more noticeable than this one with five!. All of the panels fitted well, and no resonance vibrations were audible."

After having my quiet drives suspended in a tower case, this was music to my ears. I'll see in a couple of weeks if it's actually true or not. Will update/post here with my findings.

For those interested in the build:

Case: Fractal Design Node 804
MB: MSI Z97M-G43
CPU: Intel i5 4690K
RAM: Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
Cooler: Scythe Kotetsu

Reusing PSU, HDDs and GPU (HD6850 *cry*) from current build.


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