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Fractal Design Terra Jade - Wood Walnut front panel - Small form factor - mITX gaming case – PCIe 4.0 riser cable – USB Type-C - Anodized aluminum panels

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The central spine runs from front-to-back inside the case and can be adjusted left to right by 30mm to allow for more room either on the GPU or CPU side. Without any chassis fans to force it out, you actually are relying on that slow natural movement of hot air to escape through the top or through the GPU. The flexibility in the internal layout gives users a level of choice that puts most other cases on the market to shame. The overall quality is certainly up to Fractal’s usual standards, but the thought that went into this is easily visible. As we’re just restarting our ITX case testing, the Terra will be the one to start re-building our database -- but the experience from over a decade of case reviews all carries over here, just with renewed focus on trying to identify “pain-in-the-ass factor” aspects of the build process.

What makes it better is that with a simple spring latch, these panels can easily be removed or reinstalled.

The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. thick steel “spine” -- for reference, a lot of ATX case motherboard trays max-out at 1mm -- so the structural support is definitely present. Credit is provided by Novuna Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital (UK) PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The AIO Cooler showed up very quickly and exactly as described, brand new, still sealed in it's fancy box!

The top of the case will get literally too hot to touch, and right now I'm running it without the top or side panels on and with my home tower fan pointing directly at it. Additionally, when you purchase through links to retailers on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. With the chassis configured like this, I was easily able to fit a 4080 Founders Edition in the GPU chamber.Discover the perfect equilibrium for your construction using 30mm of internal versatility offered by an uninterrupted, adjustable central partition.

And with both the GPU and CPU getting so hot, I feel like there's some kind of fundamental thermal air flow issue going on. The main discussion point in the video is that mini-ITX cases are impossible to review in a fully standardized way without shorting some of the cases. The manual is mostly good: It shows example configurations and major component clearances, although we don’t like its representation of how tightly folded the GPU power cable is. Looks nice, performs good, I prefer the stamped, pressed, and brushed AL look like those of Lian Li but this is still nice.

The SF1000L fits, but the cables need to be preinstalled when mounting it because there’s not enough room below the PSU to comfortably plug one in after the fact.

A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface. I was still a bit concerned about the difficulties of getting a full system into such a small enclosure.That’s a big change from the older super toned-down Define series, and it’s revitalized the company in the DIY market. To control and limit variables as much as possible, we are largely looking per-case for ITX reviews (whereas our ATX reviews can be more standardized). Adding fans to the bottom didn’t appreciably move the needle for GPU thermals either, so skip that idea unless extending the feet. But then I saw the CoolerMaster NCore 100 MAX that was shown at Computex, which I think may be even more attractive. In the GPU Test, the Terra equaled the best performance temperature performance of any SFF enclosure I’ve tested.

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