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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 RTX 4080 FE required biasing the spine farther towards the CPU side, reducing the cooler clearance significantly. Front Panel: Solid sustainably sourced walnut front panel with aluminum power button and two USB ports: 1x USB 3. Opening up the Terra’s gullwing doors unsurprisingly gave us the best result – 8*C lower on the GPU core and a massive 10*C lower on the hotspot reading. Grab a GN15 Large Anti-Static Modmat to celebrate our 15th Anniversary and for a high-quality PC building work surface. The Fractal Terra might not suit every PC spec but it's a very good-looking, compact mini-ITX case that will support high-end hardware and looks like the ideal option for a living room media PC, or any other use you can think of.

Both side panels of the Terra flip upwards on hinges to offer quick access to the interior of the case. There are there are 4 screw points (Two on the top and two on the bottom) of the frame that allow for the inner chassis to be moved more towards the CPU or GPU side, allowing for more clearance to one or the other, depending on your needs.In our standardised testing – each game will be run at the maximum possible settings (unless noted otherwise) with DLSS set to Quality in each game that will allow for it, with the latest generation of Nvidia graphics cards, DLSS allows you to boost frame rates using NVIDIA RTX Tensor Cores – Make the most of your new gaming PC! Fractal could have made this a little better by having the PSU bracket mount just a little higher within the chassis. Additional comment: Motherboard Spine is adjustable, which affects the min/ max GPU width and CPU cooler height.

There are other options too, including from SilverStone, but you’re going to be extremely constrained on CPU choice if fully biasing to accommodate the GPU. I was unable to determine if this panel is plastic, or if there was some other reason for the color variation. One of the benefits to this is that it allows some of the larger GPUs currently on the market, provided you can use a shorter cooler on the CPU. I thought for certain that the temps in the Terra would be much worse than the other SFF enclosures I’ve reviewed recently.

Fractal obviously drew inspiration from this case, also a sandwich style, but with a more traditional mesh panel. Given that the 4070 FE doesn’t totally line-up with the PSU in the Terra, this would likely matter even more with a larger or longer card like a 4080 FE or Gigabyte Aero, and less so with a traditional non-flow-through card like an RX 7900 XT. Hotjar sets this cookie to know whether a user is included in the data sampling defined by the site's daily session limit. Building my first ever SFF and wanted to know if this one would work ok or is there any component I should change. Looks nice, performs good, I prefer the stamped, pressed, and brushed AL look like those of Lian Li but this is still nice.

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