Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
Motherboard Form Factor
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
310 mm / 12.205"
Internal 2.5" Bays
- 101 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build $520 Mini-ITX Kaby Lake Build
If you can afford to spend a bit of extra money, I would suggest buying a modular PSU. Building in this thing was pretty hard but still doable.
- 39 points
- 40 months ago
from completed build SFX Tricky
Excellent case, looks incredible on the outside, nightmare for cable management within! Really glad I chose this case, it's very well designed. As others mention the only problem I have with it is there's no dust filter for the top vent if using in a vertical alignment. The dust filters are a pain to get to as well, the plastic tabs you need to pry open are worrying, wish there was some other mechanism to get it fully open. Definitely worth all the hassle this case put me through in the end.
- 34 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build Raw Cashew Nuts
I love this case. This is my first PC build and I knew I wanted to build an ITX rig. It took me some time to figure out how to manage the cables correctly and remove the small triangular support in the GPU chamber that wasn't allowing me to install my GPU. Once I figured everything out I can say this case fit my needs perfectly. Though I feel that it is maybe $20 more expensive than it should be.
One thing I disliked was the PSU that came with it. It is much noisier than expected. While my CPU and GPU fans are inaudible when system is idle, the PSU makes an audible buzz that drives me a little crazy. Even though the Node 202 + PSU combo did save me some money and build time, if I had to get the parts again I would get the case and PSU separately and put more money into a quieter PSU.
- 28 points
- 41 months ago
from completed build The Black Box
The main reason I bought this case was its small form factor and the fact that it has an integrated 450W SFX power supply. Let me just say I love the case and its dual chamber layout, however, YES this case was difficult to build in (not for everyone). Cable management was a bit difficult, but not horrible. My biggest gripe was the size of the opening/cutout for the cables to pas through between the two chambers is small and all of the cables barely fit through. Other than that, I am more than pleased with the final product. I originally though about purchasing just the case itself and a 80+ gold extended SFX power supply as well, but I decided to take a chance on this one. My concerns going in were the noise and the bronze rating of the supply. These were alleviated as it hardly makes any noise and the mean time between failures (MTBF) of the supply is like 100,000 hrs (10-12 years!).
- 27 points
- 46 months ago
from completed build For you, mother. (Mother's Day HTPC Build!)
This case is great, small, stylish and great internal layout. It was an interesting experience to work with. It has two SSD mounts, and two 120 mm fan mounts. The GPU mount is a finicky to work with and fits together like a puzzle piece.
One thing that really got on my nerves is that I cant turn my PC on! There was no cable for my power button and LED to plug into the motherboard, so I had to order a separate one on Amazon. Nothing too big but annoyed me.
- 26 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Momma Said Noctua Out!
I'm in love. From the moment I stumbled onto this guy, I had to have it. I love the challenge of building in it. I'm not a fan of the big, gaudy builds that have tons of lights and tubes. Like I said, I'm a minimalist. Also, the price of the case combined with the PSU is hard to beat.
- 18 points
- 43 months ago
from completed build Fractal Design Node 202 Mini-ITX Build w/ AMD 480
Every since I saw JayzTwoCents do a build inside of this case I knew I had to have it. They have a very clever design with the GPU and CPU split into 2 chambers, with a PCI riser being used to bridge the gap between the GPU and the motherboard. There's a fairly sizeable open area that was perfect for stuff cables in to keep everything away from the GPU and CPU fans. Came with a 450w PSU which is perfect for this size of a PC. The case is extremely sexy as you can see by the pics, and has nice white LED that lights up when you turn it on. All in all, I'm even more impressed after building in it than I was watching the reviews. Its slightly larger than the original Xbox One, but its still small enough to fit next to your TV or on a shelf in an entertainment unit. It comes with a nice stand for vertical positioning as well.
- 18 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build Carry-On Computer
Well, I'm a student so I'll move to a new place next year, then again a new place since I'll be done studying here, etc... Also, I need to take a plane to go home, so I needed something small. The Node 202 looks nice, can fit most graphics cards and fits in most backpacks, so it was easy to choose. I bought the PSU with it because it's rated the same as the one I'd buy for £20 less that I could put in something else.
- 16 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build Living Room Media and Gaming PC
Great case, includes a decent 450W PSU (Fractal Integra 80Plus White). Fits in with a living room setup. The LED is a diffuse white-blue color, not distracting at all. With carefully selected components, you can build a very capable gaming rig without hitting a wall thermally. There are magnetic dust filters over all the intakes, and there are exhaust holes cut in the top (or right) for the CPU/motherboard area. The video card should be a rear exhaust style cooler as there is no ventilation other than the rear of the case on the bottom/left side. Room for two 2.5" drives and a large video card. The CPU cooler should be a stock cooler or something low-profile like the Cryorig C7 I chose. This is the best looking case of it's kind right now in my opinion, probably on par with the Dr. Zaber once that becomes available in the US. This case is not as small as a PS4, but it is comparable to many other TV-console components as far as overall footprint and aesthetic design.
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