Review: Fractal Design Torrent Black RGB TG

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    We're taking a look at the Fractal Design Torrent Black RGB TG Light Tint today, a tower PC chassis with a mesh front design that promotes airflow. Its design emphasizes flexibility and space and air...

    Review: Fractal Design Torrent Black RGB TG
     
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  2. Glottiz

    Glottiz Master Guru

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    I just built a PC in this case and it's the best case I've ever owned. Temperatures are so low now! Very well thought out layout. Funnily enough you'd think this case was noisy, but actually because airflow is so good, fans barely need to spin which results in an overall quieter system than my old "quiet" case. I see some reviewers complain about the price but is it really that high? I don't get it. Amazing build quality, everything is perfectly aligned and sturdy, no weird gaps between panels or anything like that. 5 high quality PWM fans included, fan hub with like 8 headers. Even has a minimalist but very functional GPU support bracket which doesn't look dumb like some other cases. You get what you pay for. To me this case is a bargain.
     
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  3. Abc666

    Abc666 Member Guru

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    Hoping for a compact version, not a "fan" of the 180mm fractal's. Sure you could mount the bracket and do 140mm from a propper brand, but again whats the point of this large a case then.
     
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    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    as an enthusiast i can't help but love this case because it isn't blocky and you can run 2x 420mm rads with a proper reservoir.

    i generally hate e-atx cases because of the real estate concerns at home. but i do make workstations for work (every 3 years) where i have a wheeled pc caddy. with this Fractal i can keep all the fans around 800rpm (or lower) and not even need to think about a monoblock to keep the VRMs cool (because of bad airflow).

    i share HH's concern about the gratuitous use of plastics on a high end case, but i understand the fact that metal replacements for the fascia would be both expensive and heavy (which would be expensive to ship).

    the options for customization are high and the temps are low. now all i need to do is to see the shakedown between AM5 & Meteor Lake (along with the costs of related mobos) to plan my next workstation. given the costs of ddr5 and gpu's i'm starting to save now.
     

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    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    I really like the look and performance of this case but I'm thinking the pricing is off. At £200, this wouldn't be my choice. But I like what Fractal have done here. I'm using the Meshify C and I love this case, brilliant performer, compact size, pleasing aesthetics and a joy to build in.
     
  6. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Another great case from FD but the price is too high as always.
     
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    once again a window blocks 40% of ventilation that has gone to waste.
     
  8. Raider0001

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    hmm top mounted IO exactly what you need for floor standing pc
     
  9. waltc3

    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    I have to say that putting an ITX board into an E-ATX case seems a bit odd...;) I doubt anyone buying this case will use it that way. Maybe it's just me, but well...;)
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    This would be neat with the upcoming 140 MM versions of Noctua's A12x25.
     
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  11. Dragam1337

    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    Very nice case... like the black solid version of it... aka no glass panels. Might be my next case, if i do decide to finally swap the cosmos 2 when i do my next build.
     
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    This would have been a nice...next case but i just received my new Lian-Li O11D Mini-S Snow Edition arrived on Saturday for £112 with no fans plus £109 for a new sf750 watt psu but i cant grumble as my HX1000i is 10 yrs old now an is due to be demoted to a light use test bench.
     
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    they are expensive but there more expensive brands out there, solutions is buy them when on sale, that is what i did with my R5 and plan to do next time i buy new case
     
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    I've got this case and just finished my build. The reviewer says you can only fit a 170mm or smaller in length PSU. This is plain wrong and nonsense. I'm running a Corsair AX1600i which is 200mm in length and it fits fine with plenty of space for cable management. Specs of the Torrent case is 230mm in length for the PSU tray before the back plate ramps up at an angle. I definitely would not try fit a PSU 230mm long (if they exist) in it, you will run into problems. But any ATX PSU with a length of 200mm or shorter which includes the AX1600i is no problem whatsoever.
     

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