fractal design's Node Series HTPC Chassis at Computex 2012by Anand Lal Shimpi on June 5, 2012 1:58 AM EST
Fractal design just launched two new cases at Computex under the Node family brand. The Node 304 is a mini-ITX chassis with aluminum face priced at $90. Internally there are six drive bays, which can accommodate both 2.5" and 3.5" drives. Two of the drive bays are removable, enabling the use of longer discrete graphics cards. The 304 supports standard ATX power supplies.
The Node 605, priced at $160, is a standard ATX chassis that can also serve as an HTPC case although it isn't rack mountable. There are similar removable drive bays in the 605, although you only get four of them. There's slim optical drive bay hidden behind a flip-down panel on the front of the chassis as well. The removable top features integrated sound deadening material.
All of fractal's cases come stock with their own quiet fans. Both the 304 and 605 will be available this Aug