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Fractal Design North Charcoal Black Tempered Glass Dark - Wood Walnut front - Glass side panel - Two 140mm Aspect PWM fans included - Type C USB - ATX Airflow Mid Tower PC Gaming Case

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It's unclear whether the improved temps with the Fractal are down to finer mesh in the front, the roughly 4-inch section at the front side that isn't perforated (possibly helping guide airflow), some combination of both, or just better fans on the Fractal. The Swedish firm’s designs have managed to alter our perception of the traditional PC case, and the biggest problem for fans of the brand is that there are multiple eye-catching options to choose from. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). You might assume the mesh improves thermals, but there's also evidence (at least in some cases) that air coming in from the side can be detrimental to the front-to-back airflow path.

North reimagines the gaming PC, introducing natural materials and bespokedetails to make gaming a stylish addition to the living space. Following that collapse, the desire for glass (and RGB) everywhere came and is now going away as the thermal demand of high-end components went up and people began to take the need for airflow seriously.I chose the following setup: 240AIO in front as push intake, 2x120mm fans on the side bracket in the lowest position (this is the main cold air intake and helps a lot with GPU temperatures), 2x120mm in the top + 120mm in the back as exhaust (relaxed RPM). That’s why the North PC Case comes with easy installation methods for drives and expansion cards, making assembling your system a breeze. If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic bag.

Thankfully, all this heft and size allows it to be compatible with high-end graphics cards like the Asus GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.I was thinking how I don't want to work in a cramped case ever again, but the North made up for that with its good looks, and that's a REAL TESTAMENT to how appealing it is as an end product. com is a leading authority on technology, delivering lab-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Wooden accents are far from new to the PC industry, yet they’re so rarely used that their appearance almost seems novel. Fusing design andairflow engineering, the case features fine-patterned mesh ventilation and anopen front with real walnut or oak panels. There's no denying the North is a niche case, with its wood slats on the front panel, but many more traditional and aggressive-looking cases available (both in the wider market and within Fractal's own product stack), builders should respect Fractal for launching a case this visually different – I certainly do.

It's a solid choice for anyone looking for a case that stands out from the crowd and offers plenty of cooling options. The case also has the option for a mesh or tempered-glass side panel, but the mesh panel is the superior choice for enhanced cooling performance. The North PC Case features a dedicated cable routing space behind the motherboard tray, ensuring a clean and clutter-free interior. For the CPU and GPU full load acoustic test, we also stress the Gigabyte RTX 3070 Ti Gaming OC and set the fans at 75% speed, because in gaming the fans never run at 100 percent and are far too loud when they do.North reimagines the gaming PC, introducing natural materials and bespoke details to make gaming a stylish addition to your living space. Shown to the left of those are leads for the passive fan hub and two front fans, where those attached to fans have passthrough connectors to fit two more fans. But it's great to have attractive and well-performing alternatives like the North, that blend into a living room in a living room instead of standing out like an alien artifact. The case is supplied with two Fractal Design 140 mm Aspect PWM fans, with a noise range from 10 to 35 dB(A) which ensures low noise levels during light tasks.

Choose between two fan positions with a fan hub and fan bracket included exclusively in the North mesh cases. The case also accepts graphics cards up to a maximum length of 355 mm when a fan is mounted on the front panel or just 300 mm in the case of a front radiator. The wood slats give the case a natural, organic appearance and make it stand out in a market that's dominated by black boxes with ugly RGB lighting. The cooler’s dual 120mm fans make it ideal for top-panel placement in most cases, which allows it to provide airflow around our motherboard’s CPU voltage regulator, while the Dagger Pro’s combination of SFX housing, a PS2 adapter plate, and mid-length power cables allow it to fit both compact and full-size cases. While the side panel on the right is an ordinary painted sheet, left panels are available in both tempered-glass and mesh-faced varieties.

That experience provided the credentials I’d need for the transition from industry supplier to industry observer. It supports motherboards from mini-ITX to ATX, ensuring compatibility with popular and high-performance motherboard options. Tom's Hardware is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher.

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