The discreetly designed front in aluminum look is slightly curved and rounded to the sides. Small mesh screens on the top and bottom of the curved front are also used for ventilation as the large air intake on the left side, which is provided with a dust filter. Additional air inlets are located on the right side, the floor and the back.
The I / O panel is integrated into the right side of the front cover and includes two USB 3.0 ports, one each audio IN / OUT terminal, a power button with LED and HDD status display with LED. The aluminum-look front is interrupted only by a small status indicator and a small Fractal Design logo.
Directly behind the front cover two 92-mm fans of the Silent Series R2 with 1,300 U / min are preinstalled. These are complemented in the back by a 140-mm fan of the Silent Series R2 with 1,200 U / min and all three fans can be controlled through the installed in the rear fan control. The Airflow produced thereby provides sufficient cooling for the installed components.
And due to the internal layout can be built a lot of hardware, considering the size of the node 304th To function as a file server can cater for up to three 3.5-inch HDDs and three 2.5-inch SSDs are installed directly behind the front panel. Three HDD cages hanging above the power supply, are separately removable and are equipped with decoupled rubber rings for the 3.5-inch HDDs.
If one power supply is installed on the rubberized surfaces in the front area, which is not longer than 160 mm long and a drive cage is removed, an up to 310 mm long graphics card can be installed to the node 304 in a small but nice gaming monster transform.
In the rear area of the housing is the motherboard, which may have a mini-ITX or Mini-DTX form factor, built. Space for up to 165 mm high CPU cooler has been provided by this placement of the motherboards. At the Two expansion slots are available.
Dimensions: 250 x 210 x 374 mm (W x H x D)
Material: Steel (Body), Plastic (front cover)
Weight: approx 4.9 kg
Form Factor: Mini-ITX
Fan total possible:
2x 92 mm (front)
1x 140 mm (rear)
1x integrated fan controller for up to 3 fan
Of this pre-installed:
1x 140 mm (rear; Silent Series, max 1,000 U / min.)
2x 92 mm (front; Silent Series, max 1,300 U / min.)
Filters: front, right side (PSU)
3x 2.5 / 3.5 inches max. (internal)
3x 2.5 inch max. (internal)
Power Supply: 1x standard ATX (optional)
Extension slots: 2
I / O Panel:
2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
1x per Audio In / Out
1x Power Button (with white LED)
Maximum video card length: 310 mm
Maximum power supply Length: 170 mm (without installed floor fan, a larger PSU to be installed)
Maximum CPU cooler height: 165 mm