Fractal Design Node 804 Micro-ATX Case Review

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Node 804 Packaging

Fractal Design Node 804 Packaging Front

Like other Fractal Design cases, the Node 804 comes in a plain cardboard box, nothing fancy here, it keeps with the Scandinavian minimalist style.  The front simply shows a 3/4 view of the case along with the front I/O ports and the optical slot load bay.

Fractal Design Node 804 Packaging Back

The back of the box shows an exploded view of the Node 804, with numbers to identify the parts.  The major parts have a detailed explanation of what it is.

Fractal Design Node 804 Packaging Sides

Of the two sides, one is basic and provides an interior view of the case with the hard drive cages.  The other side provides a detailed list of the specifications and the cooling options.

Fractal Design Node 804 Packaging Interior

With pretty standard packaging material, the Node 804 shouldn’t have any issues arriving at it’s final destination.  The foam blocks are a little soft, and should provide plenty of cushion if it is dropped or something falls on top of the box.   The case itself, is placed inside a plastic bag to keep dust and moisture away from the case.

Fractal Design Node 804 Packaging Accessories

As with any case, a certain number of accessories need to be included, Fractal Design makes sure there are more than enough accessories to fully load the Node 804.  Two books are included, the first is a promotional pamphlet, and a highly detailed user manual.  The accessories to complete the installation include five cable ties, eight motherboard standoffs with a standoff install bit, eight rubber anti-vibration washers, four really small screws for an optical drive, thirty one SSD screws, two optical drive bracket screws, four power supply screws, an optical drive bracket and finally, forty 3.5″ drive screws.

Overall, nothing too exciting about the packaging, it’s pretty standard.  It allows the Node 804 to arrive at it’s destination without any issues and let’s any perspective retail purchasers know exactly what the Node 804 is capable of.

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  • JMO

    What possessed them to use non-standard screws for HDD mounitng hardware? Idiots.

  • Jon

    I’ve been looking at this case, but I really wanted to use the dark rock pro 3 CPU cooler. Do you think it would fit? I noticed you wrote 6.3″ and that seems just a touch too small!

  • Grayson Peddie

    This is a Micro ATX case for me to buy with a 2-chamber design.

    I could certainly make use of this for as many 2.5″ drives I need:
    http://www.amazon.com/SABRENT-3-5-Inch-2-5-Inch-Converter-BK-HDDH/dp/B00G57BN1M/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1399604181&sr=1-1&keywords=2.5+to+3.5+adapter

  • Eugen

    This case doesn’t deserve an editor’s choice. The HDD cage design is atrocious.

  • Graham Culleton

    Another side mounted button arrangement so big no no from me 🙁 pity outside of that it looks good.

  • JBH5243

    Reminds me of a baby Corsair Air 540

    • Cicero_68

      Yes, this is what you get if you mate a Node 304 with a Corsair Carbide Air 540. 🙂