I would like to thank Fractal for supplying the review sample.
The design language of Fractal cases has remained mostly unchanged throughout the years, with the different family of enclosures closely resembling each other in many ways. All are usually black, gray, or white, and while geared towards different potential buyers at different price points, the target pool was always quite tight. This all changes with the Era ITX, which we get to review today. It comes in five different color options of which three sport glass top panels and the other two opt for a cool wood cover in two different variations.
|Fractal ERA ITX|
|Material:||Steel, plastic, and tempered glass|
|Drive Bays:||SFX PSU: 4x 2.5" SSDs or 2x 3.5" HDDs or 1x 3.5" HDD + 2x 2.5" SSDs|
ATX PSU: 1x 3.5" HDD or 2x 2.5" SSD
|Dimensions:||325 x 166 x 310 mm|
|Rear Fans:||1x 80 mm (SSR3 80 mm pre-installed)|
|Top Fans:||2x 120 mm (optional)|
|Bottom Fans:||2x 140 mm (without 2-slot GPU)|
|I/O:||1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C|
2x USB 3.0
1x 3.5 mm CTIA combined audio/mic
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 120 mm height, 91 mm max. with HDD|
GPU: 295 mm
PSU: SFX, SFX-L & ATX
The Fractal Era ITX ships in their usual styled brown box with an image of the chassis and a sticker to let you know which variant you will be getting on the front. You will find a blow-up image of the chassis and some additional unique selling points listed on the back. Even though the box is rather compact, there are two carrying holes on the sides, where a specifications table and another image can be found.
After opening the box, you would probably expect some spacers and a plastic bag in which the chassis is packaged. Not so in this case. Fractal has placed the accessories box neatly on top of the case, so it is the first thing you see.
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