Inside the Fractal Design Node 605

To open the Node 605, you must remove the top panel, which is attached to the chassis using two regular screws. The top panel has a sheet of dampening material. See Figure 8.

Fractal Design Node 605Figure 8: Dampening material on the top panel

Figure 9 gives you an overall look inside the case. Expansion cards are fastened using regular screws, but at least they are black. In its default configuration, the Fractal Design Node 605 supports video cards up to 7.1” (180 mm) long. If the first hard drive “hanger” is removed, the case supports video cards up to 9.4” (240 mm). With the two hard drive “hangers” removed, the case supports video cards up to 11” (280 mm). The Node 605 supports CPU coolers up to 4.9” (125 mm) tall; however, if your CPU cooler has a fan on its top, the manufacturer recommends it to be up to 3.7” (95 mm) tall for correct airflow.

Fractal Design Node 605Figure 9: Overall look

The power supply is installed sideways with either its bottom fan facing inside the case or facing outside the case, so you can decide if you want the fan of your power supply pulling air from inside the case or from outside of it. As already shown, there is an air filter for the power supply fan on the left panel. The case supports power supplies up to 7.1” (180 mm) deep.

Fractal Design Node 605Figure 10: Power supply compartment

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