Fractal Design Node 605

Fractal Design Node 605


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Technical specifications
ATX, microATX, Mini ITX, DTX motherboard compatibility
7 expansion slots
4 - supports either 2.5" or 3.5" HDD / SSD
1 slim-line ODD (only supported with mATX or smaller motherboards)
PSU compatibility: 180 mm (including any modular connectors) with both hard drive cages mounted or 190 mm (excluding cables and any modular connectors) with one hard drive cage mounted
CPU cooler compatibility: Approx 125mm with side-mounted fans - For coolers with top-mounted fans, Fractal Design recommends that you add at least 30 mm clearance for decent airflow
Case dimensions (W x H x D): 445 x 164 x 349 mm (excluding front panel - 440 x 162 x 341 mm)
Net weight: 6,0 kg

Cooling / ventilation
5 (3 - 120mm + 2 - 80mm)
2 – 120mm Silent Series R2 fans included
Removable air filters for side fans and PSU
Integrated three-channel fan controller

Graphics card compatibility
180 mm with both hard drive cages mounted
255 mm with one hard drive cage mounted
290 mm in the top two ATX expansion card slots with two hard drive cages mounted
280 mm in the top four ATX expansion card slots with one hard drive cage mounted, containing one 3.5" HDD and one 2.5" SSD

Front interface
2 - USB 3.0
1 - FireWire (IEEE 1394)
1 - 3.5mm audio in (microphone)
1 - 3.5mm audio out (headphone)
Power button with LED

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Fractal Design Node 605 Reviews Rating: 87 out of 100 based on 3 ratings.

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Cowcotland  --- Feb 11 '13  --- Nov 26 '12
Hardware.Info  --- Nov 26 '12
HardwareHeaven 8/10 Dec 24 '12
KitGuru  --- Feb 26 '13
Technic3D  --- Jun 12 '13
techPowerUp! 9.1/10 Jan 11 '13
ThinkComputers 9/10 May 27 '13
Submit a review link on Nov 26 '12

"While it’s not the cheapest HTPC chassis on the market, it was never intended to be. It does however offer faultless build quality that makes it worth every penny and unless you didn’t like its..."

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Hardware.Info on Nov 26 '12

"If the price drops somewhat, we would recommend the Node 605 without any reservations to anyone building a powerful HTPC, even though it requires a screw driver for installation. Even so and at its..."

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HardwareHeaven on Dec 27 '12

"So that brings us to value where at £140 the Node 605 seems a touch expensive to us. There is no doubting that it has a nice finish and is reasonably flexible but for that price we would have liked..."

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KitGuru on Feb 26 '13

"Another impressive case from Fractal Design, although it’s a little overpriced in our opinion."

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techPowerUp! on Jan 11 '13

"It still offers crazy amounts of cooling possibilities for an HTPC chassis while also including everything you may want from a home theater system besides a built-in display. But the benefit of..."

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