Choices are always a good thing for a customer, and Fractal Design brings their own blend of ITX with the Node 304. In the following pages, Benchmark Reviews will take a closer look at the ideas featured in the Fractal Design Node 304 FD-CA-NODE-304-BL Mini-ITX tower computer case.
ITX and small form factor cases have always intrigued me. It is fascinating to watch different manufacturers take on different thermal and layout challenges that are always a result of cramming lots of performance into a very small space. The question for me (and for most enthusiasts) becomes “how much power can I cram in this thing?” While Fractal Design imagines the Node 304’s purpose to be a file server, HTPC or powerful gaming system, my first question when looking at SFF enclosures is “what’s the biggest graphics card I can fit in that thing?”