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We are big fans of Fractal Design and we recently got our hands on the new Node 605 case and so it’s time for our review.

CDW Review of the Fractal Design Node 605 computer case - 14

The Node 605 Case

Here is how Fractal Design describe the Node 605:

The Node 605 highlights a minimalistic, sleek Scandinavian appeal which is designed to integrate into your home theatre equipment.

Featuring a stunning exterior appearance accompanied by a modern, black interior with sound and vibration dampening materials, the Fractal Design Node 605 supports a full ATX motherboard as well as a graphics card up to 280mm in length.

Cleverly hidden behind the access panel on the solid 8mm thick aluminum front panel are two USB 3.0 ports, a FireWire port and a multi-format card reader for multiple formats.

Who Are Fractal Design?

This is how Fractal Design describe themselves:

The concept – Design

The concept of Fractal Design is to provide products with an extraordinary design level, without compromising the important factors of quality, functionality and pricing. The computer of today has come to play a central role in most people’s home, creating a demand for appealing design of the computer itself and its accessories.
Our main product areas are computer enclosures, power supplies, cooling, and Media Center-products, such as Home Theatre-enclosures, keyboards and remote controls.

Designed and engineered in Sweden

All Fractal Design products have been thoroughly designed, tested and specified in our Swedish head quarter. The well known ideas of Scandinavian design can be found through all of our products; a minimalistic but yet striking design – less is more.

Visions and goals

Our vision is to have a constant, healthy growth together with our partners worldwide. Our goal is to be widely recognized for our designed products and to have them available in all major market regions within EU and US. We should be a good alternative to the already established retail brands of today. It’s of great importance for us that our partners understand the values of Fractal Design, therefore we are putting great effort into choosing the right partners from the start. We will work actively to maintain sales territories and profitable business for our partners.

The way to reach our goals

In the competitive market of today, it’s not enough to just provide excellent products. Regular and well planned marketing activities in close cooperation with the channel and the available media, are key points to succeed. We are well experienced in marketing brands in the IT business, and we will use this to create efficient marketing tools – to gain a bigger market share and good earning possibilities for our channel.

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Fractal has announced two new PC cases: the tower ARC XL and the micro-ATX ARC Mini R2.  We have the details!

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Fractal has announced two new PC cases: the tower ARC XL and the micro-ATX ARC Mini R2.  Here is the press release:

Introducing the ARC XL
The Arc XL brings forth a balanced combination of airflow, water-cooling and high-performance component configurability in a minimalistic and sleek full-tower form. Its strength lies with the extensive cooling options allowing the possibility to install multiple graphics card set ups into a supercharged system.The case is filled with smart features such as simple-clean dust filters, integrated fan controller, flexible hard drive mounting, window side panel and plenty of space for tidy cable routing. It also comes equipped with three high quality Silent Series R2 fans contributing to maximum airflow straight out of the box.

Key features

· Delivering maximum airflow within a sleek and minimalistic body design· Spacious internal layout with 9 PCI expansion slots allowing the biggest, most demanding components and cooling setups

· Designed for extensive water cooling configurations, accommodating multiple thick 240mm radiators and slim radiators up to 360mm in length with space to spare for pumps and reservoirs!

· Offering added value with three Silent Series R2 fans included, giving you excellent cooling straight out of the box!

· Featuring a three-speed fan controller strategically integrated in the front panel for easy access

· With multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case, you can ensure a dust free interior

· Providing ample storage capacity with a flexible hard drive mounting system for up to 8 x 3.5” drives while accommodating an additional 2 x 2.5” drives behind the motherboard

· Innovative SSD position mounting, using brackets to allow for easy access once your system is completely built

· Featuring a window side panel to show off your set up in style


MSRP:USD: $ 129.95

EURO: € 119,95

GBP: £ 104.95

SEK: 1099:-

ModelArc XL Black Article NumberFD-CA-ARC-XL-BL-W EAN / UPC7350041080992 / 817301010993
*Available late July/early August

Introducing the ARC Mini R2
The Arc Mini R2 micro ATX case combines excellent cooling potential and build configurability in a compact, minimalistic and elegant chassis design.For a case of this size, it offers unmatched possibilities for water cooling components. And with room for up to six 3.5” drives plus an additional two 2.5” drives hidden behind the motherboard plate, you can build a well-cooled PC with ample storage space.

The Arc Mini R2 is built to last and is filled with smart features such as dust filters, fan controller, space for tidy cable routing, three case fans included and a window side panel.


Key features

· A compact micro ATX case designed for exceptional airflow and cooling· Superior water cooling support for its size, accommodating multiple thick 240mm radiators or even a 360mm radiator for an uncompromised cool system build

· Three Silent Series R2 fans included, giving you excellent cooling straight out of the box! 4 additional fan positions are available.

· Featuring an integrated three-speed fan controller and USB 3.0 on the front panel for easy access.

· Multiple easy-to-clean dust filters designed into the case to help maintain a dust free interior

· Great storage capacity for a mini chassis, with up to six 3.5” drives and two additional 2.5” drives.

· Innovative SSD position mounting, using brackets to allow for easy access once your system is completely built

· Featuring a window side panel to show off your set up in style

· Designed with ample space for easy, tidy cable  routing and an overall a neat build


MSRP:USD: $ 89.95

EURO: € 79,95

GBP: £ 69.95

SEK: 699:-

ModelArc Mini R2 Black Article NumberFD-CA-ARC-MINI-R2-BL-W EAN / UPC7350041081104 / 817301011105
*Available late August/early September

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Fractal Design has announced a new six-bay PC enclosure product, the Node 304 White.  Read on for details.

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Fractal Design has announced a new six-bay PC enclosure product, the Node 304 White.  Sporting capacity for six drive bays, and accommodating longer video and expansion cards by removing unused drive bays, the Node 304 should be usable for a home server or as a stylish and relatively compact desktop unit.  Here is the press release:

Bringing you the Node 304 White!

The Node 304 features a unique modular interior for outstanding configurability.The Node 304 accommodates up to six hard drives. Unused mounting brackets can removed to allow for long graphic cards, additional airflow or more space for organizing cables. Additionally, it is equipped with three hydraulic bearing fans, easy-to-clean air filters in all intakes and two front USB 3.0 ports.Featuring hybrid functionality, the Node 304 case is ideally used as a cool-running file server, a stylish and quiet home theatre PC or a powerful gaming system highlighting minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design and maximum functionality.

Key features

  • Compact, modular interior
  • Minimalistic design with an elegant aluminum front panel
  • Unique new modular mounting system that accommodates up to 6 hard drives
  • Accommodates tower CPU coolers and single-fan water cooling systems
  • Three Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans included
  • Filtered air intakes to ensure a dust-free environment for internal components
  • Excellent cooling for all components
  • Accommodates ATX power supplies
  • Fan controller for all fans included
  • USB 3.0 for fast file transfers
MSRP:USD: $ 89.90EURO: € 69.90

GBP: £ 69.90

SEK: 799:-

ModelNode 304 White Article NumberFD-CA-NODE-304-WH EAN / UPC7350041081111 / 817301011112
*Available July

Here are some product pictures; this is a really nice-looking unit:

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Look for the Node 304 White to be available starting in July.

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Back in January we reviewed the Fractal Design Node 304 case, now you can win one!

To be in with a chance of winning this Gold Award winning case, visit the contest page and do the following:

  • Like Fractal Design NA on Facebook
  • Like Connected Digital World on Facebook
  • And provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win

Simple! The contest runs from now until April 19th and anyone in the world can enter.

Good luck and thank you to our friends at Fractal Design for the prize!

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Fractal Design introduced a new case, the Core 1000 USB 3.0, the other day.  Read on for details!

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Fractal Design introduced a new case, the Core 1000 USB 3.0, the other day.  It will be available in April 2013 and will MSRP for $39.95.  Here is the press release:

Bringing you the Core 1000 USB 3.0!

The Fractal Design Core Series offers a unique combination of design, cooling performance and value.

The Core 1000 USB 3.0 brings forth many features usually only seen in more expensive and larger cases. It supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length as a result of the innovative, vertical HDD mounting bracket. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior.

The sleek black interior is contrasted with white expansion slots while all HDD mountings are fitted with anti-vibration silicone grommets for optimal silence.


Key features

  • Simple yet elegant mesh front panel allowing for increased airflow through the case
  • Optimized for performance in a compact, micro-ATX form factor with multiple cooling options
  • NEW: 1 x USB 3.0 with internal connector, 1 x USB 2.0
  • One Silent Series R2 fan included: 1 x 120mm in front
  • A total of 3 fan slots (1 x 120mm in front, 1 x 92mm in rear, 1 x 120mm in side panel)
  • Innovative HDD positioning with mounts the HDD or SSDs vertically on the mounting bracket with anti-vibration silicone grommets
  • Supports long graphics cards up to 350mm in length
  • Supports various combinations of drive sets ups: 3 x 2.5″ SSD, 2 x 3.5″ HDD or 1 x 2.5″ SSD + 1 x 3.5″ HDD
  • Dust filters for PSU and front fan positions


MSRP:

USD: $ 39.95

EURO: € 39.95

GBP: £ 34.95

SEK: 349:-

Model

Core 1000 USB 3.0

Article Number

FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL

EAN / UPC

7350041081098 / 817301011099

*Available April 2013

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Fractal Design have just introduced another new case, this one is called the Core 3000 USB 3.0.

core 3000

The Core 3000 USB 3.0 has plenty of cooling options with space to install up to 7 fans of various sizes. The front panel is easily removable and pre-fitted with fan filters to ensure a dust free interior. The sleek black interior is matched and contrasted with white expansion slots and HDD trays. Similar to the Define Series, all the HDD trays are fitted with anti-vibration silicon grommets. The upper HDD cage is removable and rotatable, which allows for installation of even the longest graphic cards.

Key Features:

  • Simple yet elegant front panel with mesh and filter
  • NEW: USB 3.0 support on front I/O
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans included:
    • 1x 140mm in front , 1000 RPM
    • 1x 120mm in rear, 1200 RPM
    • 1x 140mm in top, 1000 RPM
  • Optimized for performance with multiple cooling options
  • A total of 7 fan slots (1x 120mm + 1x 140mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x 120mm in bottom, 1x 120mm in rear, 1x 120/140mm in side panel)
  • Six white painted HDD trays complete with silicon vibration dampening grommets – Each tray supports 3.5″ or  2.5″ HDD/SSDs
  • Upper HDD cage is rotatable and removable
  • Dust filters for PSU and front fan positions

MSRP: USD: $ 74.95, EURO: € 64.95, GBP: £ 54.95 , SEK: 599:- and they are available now.

For more information and product specifications, visit www.fractal-design.com

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Back in June we told you about the new Node cases from Fractal Design. We got our hands on the Node 304 case and it’s time for our review.

CDW Review of the Fractal Design Node 304 Computer Case - 6

The Node 304 Case

Here is how Fractal Design describe the Node 304:

The Node 304 is the latest compact computer chassis from Fractal Design featuring a unique modular interior for outstanding configurability.

The Node 304 accommodates up to six hard drives. Unused mounting brackets can removed to allow for long graphic cards, additional airflow or more space for organizing cables. Additionally, it is equipped with three hydraulic bearing fans, easy-to-clean air filters in all intakes and two front USB 3.0 ports.

Featuring hybrid functionality, the Node 304 case is ideally used as a cool-running file server, a stylish and quiet home theatre PC or a powerful gaming system highlighting minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design and maximum functionality.

Who Are Fractal Design?

This is how Fractal Design describe themselves:

The concept – Design

The concept of Fractal Design is to provide products with an extraordinary design level, without compromising the important factors of quality, functionality and pricing. The computer of today has come to play a central role in most people’s home, creating a demand for appealing design of the computer itself and its accessories.
Our main product areas are computer enclosures, power supplies, cooling, and Media Center-products, such as Home Theatre-enclosures, keyboards and remote controls.

Designed and engineered in Sweden

All Fractal Design products have been thoroughly designed, tested and specified in our Swedish head quarter. The well known ideas of Scandinavian design can be found through all of our products; a minimalistic but yet striking design – less is more.

Visions and goals

Our vision is to have a constant, healthy growth together with our partners worldwide. Our goal is to be widely recognized for our designed products and to have them available in all major market regions within EU and US. We should be a good alternative to the already established retail brands of today. It’s of great importance for us that our partners understand the values of Fractal Design, therefore we are putting great effort into choosing the right partners from the start. We will work actively to maintain sales territories and profitable business for our partners.

The way to reach our goals

In the competitive market of today, it’s not enough to just provide excellent products. Regular and well planned marketing activities in close cooperation with the channel and the available media, are key points to succeed. We are well experienced in marketing brands in the IT business, and we will use this to create efficient marketing tools – to gain a bigger market share and good earning possibilities for our channel.

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Fractal Design builds on the success of its awarding-winning Define XL computer case with the Define XL R2. This updated chassis carries on the family tradition of providing superb cooling and ventilation capabilities with exceptional expandability, in a sleek and stylish Scandinavian form.

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The Define XL R2, which includes Fractal Design’s innovative ModuVent™ feature, has an updated internal layout that offers greater expandability, modularity and flexibility, including capacity for 9 PCI cards and two HDD cages that can be repositioned to provide more space for water cooling radiators.

Key Features

  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case – To achieve a high level of noise reduction, material with mass should be incorporated which is what we strive to achieve with the dense bitumen used on the side panels.
  • Patented ModuVent™ design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.
  • With a new internal layout and additional PCI expansion slots, it can harbor the most powerful enthusiast systems.
  • Both HDD cages can be removed or repositioned – Top HDD cage can be removed or repositioned for increased airflow whereas bottom HDD cage can be repositioned further into the case to allow for front radiator mount.
  • The case can fit water cooling equipment in the front, top, rear and bottom without major modifications.
  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans are included, featuring hydraulic bearings which  contribute to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans now come standard in all cases
  • New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze

MSRP:

USD: $ 129.95

EURO: € 119,95

GBP: £ 104,95

SEK: 1099:-

The new Define XL R2 case will be available early February 2013.

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Back in July we told you that Fractal Design had announced a new case – the Define R4. Shortly after we got our hands-on one and it’s time for our review.

CDW review of the Fractal Design Define R4 Computer Case - 3

The Define R4 Case

Here is how Fractal Design describe the Define R4:

The Fractal Design Define R4 is the latest in the Define Series of computer cases offering minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design fused with maximum sound reduction, configurability and functionality.

The Define R4 side and front door panels are fitted with dense, sound-absorbing material making it a benchmark for noise reduction. Moreover, the Define R4 accommodates up to 8 HDDs, all modern graphics card sizes, and multiple ventilation options – including two standard Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans – to keep internal components at optimal temperatures.

For ultimate functionality, the Define R4 features a front interface with USB 3.0 and an integrated three-speed fan controller behind the front panel door.

Who Are Fractal Design?

This is how Fractal Design describe themselves:

The concept – Design

The concept of Fractal Design is to provide products with an extraordinary design level, without compromising the important factors of quality, functionality and pricing. The computer of today has come to play a central role in most people’s home, creating a demand for appealing design of the computer itself and its accessories.
Our main product areas are computer enclosures, power supplies, cooling, and Media Center-products, such as Home Theatre-enclosures, keyboards and remote controls.

Designed and engineered in Sweden

All Fractal Design products have been thoroughly designed, tested and specified in our Swedish head quarter. The well known ideas of Scandinavian design can be found through all of our products; a minimalistic but yet striking design – less is more.

Visions and goals

Our vision is to have a constant, healthy growth together with our partners worldwide. Our goal is to be widely recognized for our designed products and to have them available in all major market regions within EU and US. We should be a good alternative to the already established retail brands of today. It’s of great importance for us that our partners understand the values of Fractal Design, therefore we are putting great effort into choosing the right partners from the start. We will work actively to maintain sales territories and profitable business for our partners.

The way to reach our goals

In the competitive market of today, it’s not enough to just provide excellent products. Regular and well planned marketing activities in close cooperation with the channel and the available media, are key points to succeed. We are well experienced in marketing brands in the IT business, and we will use this to create efficient marketing tools – to gain a bigger market share and good earning possibilities for our channel.

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We are big fans of Fractal Designs computer cases here at CDW, and we recently told you about their new case, the Define R4. We teamed up with Fractal to offer you the chance to win one in the colour of your choice and it’s time to announce the winner.

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The Fractal Design Define R4 is the latest in the Define Series of computer cases offering minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design fused with maximum sound reduction, configurability and functionality.

The Define R4 side and front door panels are fitted with dense, sound-absorbing material making it a benchmark for noise reduction. Moreover, the Define R4 accommodates up to 8 HDDs, all modern graphics card sizes, and multiple ventilation options – including two standard Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans – to keep internal components at optimal temperatures.

For ultimate functionality, the Define R4 features a front interface with USB 3.0 and an integrated three-speed fan controller behind the front panel door.

  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case – To achieve a high level of noise reduction, material with mass should be incorporated which is what we strive to achieve with the dense bitumen used on the side panels.
  • Patent pending ModuVent design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow
  • Top HDD cage (5 trays total) can be rotated 90° or removed for additional airflow or to accommodate long graphic cards up to 430mm in length
  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Two Silent Series R2 fans included, featuring hydraulic bearings contributing to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans will now come standard in all cases
  • Wider case body that allows for improved cable routing behind the motherboard – now 26mm wide
  • New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze
  • Two SSDs can be mounted on the back of the motherboard plate

USD: $ 109.99

EURO: € 94,95

GBP: £ 79,95

SEK: 899:-

And the winner is…..

Sandy Bruce from Ohio, who has selected the Arctic White case.

Congratulations Sandy, and for everyone else we have a number of contests coming up soon, so keep checking back.

And thank you again to our friends at Fractal Design for this great prize.

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We are big fans of Fractal Designs computer cases here at CDW, and we recently told you about their new case, the Define R4. We have teamed up with Fractal to offer you the chance to win one in the colour of your choice.

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The Fractal Design Define R4 is the latest in the Define Series of computer cases offering minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design fused with maximum sound reduction, configurability and functionality.

The Define R4 side and front door panels are fitted with dense, sound-absorbing material making it a benchmark for noise reduction. Moreover, the Define R4 accommodates up to 8 HDDs, all modern graphics card sizes, and multiple ventilation options – including two standard Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans – to keep internal components at optimal temperatures.

For ultimate functionality, the Define R4 features a front interface with USB 3.0 and an integrated three-speed fan controller behind the front panel door.

  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case – To achieve a high level of noise reduction, material with mass should be incorporated which is what we strive to achieve with the dense bitumen used on the side panels.
  • Patent pending ModuVent design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow
  • Top HDD cage (5 trays total) can be rotated 90° or removed for additional airflow or to accommodate long graphic cards up to 430mm in length
  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Two Silent Series R2 fans included, featuring hydraulic bearings contributing to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans will now come standard in all cases
  • Wider case body that allows for improved cable routing behind the motherboard – now 26mm wide
  • New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze
  • Two SSDs can be mounted on the back of the motherboard plate

USD: $ 109.99

EURO: € 94,95

GBP: £ 79,95

SEK: 899:-

So what do you have to do to win?

Well it’s simple, you just have to click on the link below and complete a few simple steps, which are as follows:

1 – Like Fractal Design NA on Facebook
2 – Like Connected Digital World on Facebook
3 – You can earn bonus entries by sharing.

The contest is open to anyone, worldwide, and will close at 5pm US Central time on Friday 24th August, and the winner will be selected at random and announced here on the site.

Good luck. and thank you to our friends at Fractal Design for this great prize.

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