The Node 605 is the first HTPC (Home Theater PC) case from Fractal Design, targeted to users who want to build a computer to be connected to their home theater systems. It supports full-size ATX motherboards. Let’s see what the Node 605 has to offer.

The reviewed case is available in only one color: black.

Fractal Design Node 605Figure 1: Fractal Design Node 605 case

Fractal Design Node 605Figure 2: Fractal Design Node 605 case

The case comes with one Silent Series R2 120 mm fan at each side panel. The second mesh on the left panel is for the power supply fan, while you can install a third 120 mm fan on the right panel. The case comes with a two-speed fan controller supporting three fans. The fans that come with the case work at 850 rpm/28.8 cfm/12 dBA at low speed and at 1,200 rpm/40.6 cfm/15 dBA at high speed. The product comes with air filters on all available meshes.

Fractal Design Node 605Figure 3: Fan speed controller


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