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Fractal Design Torrent Case Review

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Fractal Torrent WhiteJust like any other PC enthusiast I love PC cases. Small cases, short cases, cases that are odd, and yes even ugly cases. Whenever there is a new case on the market I go into the details to see if this is something that would satisfy my needs. Sometimes I look for the case that I need just to get by but at times I look for cases that would make a good candidate for a mod.

There is a handful of companies out there that often have what I look for in the modding case and Fractal is one of them. Fractal is releasing their newest line of cases called Torrent. Torrent is a full E-ATX type of case that comes in a variety of colors such as Black with a light tint, Gray with a light tint, White with a clear tint, Black RGB with light ting, Black Solid, and Black Dark tint. My review model is White with Clear Tint and was provided by the Fractal team. Fractal Design has released a number of amazing cases in the past so I am very excited to see what Torrent has to offer.

Torrent Packaging

The packaging of Torrent is blended and consists of plain cardboard packaging with black and white lettering and images. You can see the basic outline of the case but you can’t make out the color of it without actually reading the specifications.

The Torrent itself is securely packaged inside of the cardboard shipping box with an accessories box and a bracket for installing the radiator in the front of the case.

The bracket is made out of steel and the detailed instructions on how to mount it are found in the Torrent User Guide. Other additional accessories are found in the small box as well as the small cleaning cloth.

Technical Specifications

Dedicated 3.5” drive mounts • 2
Dedicated 2.5″ drive mounts • 4
5.25″ drive bays • –
Expansion slots • 7
Motherboard compatibility • E-ATX / ATX / mATX / ITX / SSI-EEB / SSI-CEB
Power supply type • ATX
Front interface • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

• 2 x USB 3.0

• HD Audio

• Power/Reset buttons

Total fan mounts • 7 x 120/140 mm or 4 x 180 mm
Front fan • 3 x 120/140 mm or 2 x 180 mm (2 x 180 mm fan included)
Top fan • –
Rear fan • 1 x 120/140 mm
Bottom fan • 3 x 120/140 mm or 2 x 180 mm (3 x 140 mm fan included)
Dust filters • Front, Bottom
Front radiator • Up to 360/420mm, including 360×180 mm
Top radiator • –
Rear radiator • Up to 120/140 mm
Bottom radiator • Up to 360/420mm
PSU max length • 230 mm
GPU max length • 461 mm total • 423 mm with preinstalled front fan
CPU cooler max-height • 188 mm
Cable routing space • 32 mm
Cable routing grommets • Yes
Fixed Velcro straps • Yes
Tool-less push-to-lock • Both side panels
Captive thumbscrews • HDD brackets, SSD brackets, Top panel, Bottom fan bracket
Case Material • Steel, Tempered Glass, Plastic
Left side panel • Steel or Tempered glass (RGB version: Tempered glass only)
Right side panel • Steel or Tempered glass (RGB version: Tempered glass only)
Case dimensions (LxWxH) • 544 x 242 x 530 mm
Case dimensions w/o feet/protrusions/screws • 525 x 242 x 495 mm
Net weight • Solid: 10.4 kg

• Black/Gray TG: 11.1 kg

• White TG: 10.8 kg

Package dimensions (LxWxH) • 640 x 343 x 674 mm
Gross weight • Solid: 13.0 kg

• Black/Gray TG: 18.84 kg

• White TG: 13.4 kg

 

Included Prisma AL-18 ARGB Fan Specifications

Size • 180 x 180 x 38 mm
Screw hole pattern • 165 x 165 mm
Power connector • 4-pin
Bearing • High-grade LLS (Long Life Sleeve)
Rotational speed • 300 – 1200 RPM
Noise level • 14.9 – 37.4 dBA
Max airflow • 43.1 – 146.8 CFM
Static Pressure • 0.44 – 2.50 mmH2O
Input power • 4.2W at 12VDC
Max rated input current • 0.35A
Nominal input voltage • 12V
Minimum startup voltage • 6V
LED rated voltage • 5V
LED rated current • 0.6A
LED Rated Input Power • 3.0W
Service life • 90,000 hours MTTF
Cable length • 1000 mm
Cable type • Black sleeved

 

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Alex Lusakhpuryan

Alex has been part of the media scene for about 15 years now. As a Sr IT Systems Engineer by day and media reviewer by night, Alex brings his expertise in networking and storage aspects of the technology as well as in overall knowledge of the latest technologies.

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