Fractal Torrent Review - The Ultimate Air-Cooled Case

Fractal Torrent - The Features

Fractal Torrent Review - The Ultimate Air-Cooled Case

Fractal Torrent - The Features

Fractal's Torrent Chassis is designed to deliver airflow and lots of it. This desire for absurd levels of airflow created the need for a non-traditional case design, moving the case's PSU mount to the top of the case while adding three 140mm fan mounts to the base of the enclosure. With this design, air intake from the bottom of the case is possible, giving direct airflow to graphics cards. 

Size-wise, the Torrent supports motherboards that are up to EATX in size, giving users ample room for practically all consumer-grade motherboards and the largest of graphics cards. Good luck finding a graphics card that cannot fit inside this chassis, because we are certain that GPUs that large don't exist (at least not yet). 

Users of HDDs will be happy to know that this case does support two 3.5-inch drives. These HDD brackets are dampened to minimise noise and are mounted behind the case's motherboard tray to make them invisible to users once installed. Additionally, four 2.5-inch mounts are available to install other storage devices or accessories on. 


Fractal Torrent Review - The Ultimate Air-Cooled Case  

Fractal has confirmed that their 180mm fans will be available as standalone products at retailers, allowing users of the torrent's non-RGB models to purchase RGB enabled fans for their systems should they ever desire to. Fans of water cooling will be happy to know that the Torrent supports radiator sizes of up to 420mm at the top and bottom of the enclosure, allowing the Torrent to support meaty liquid cooling setups. 

Fractal has confirmed that their Torrent chassis supports their Flex B-20 GPU riser card, as Fractal's Torrent chassis uses "bridgeless" PCIe expansion ports. 

Fractal Torrent Review - The Ultimate Air-Cooled Case

Tempered Glass versions of Fractal's Torrent chassis all come with ARGB LED lighting effects on the case's PSU shroud. These lights can be controlled using standard 5V ARGB connectors and can be controlled by motherboards using software solutions like ASUS AURA Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, and ASROCK POLYCHROME. 

Fractal has built their Torrent chassis with two recesses at the base of the enclosure that can be used to add RGB LED strips to the chassis for under-lighting. 

Fractal Torrent Review - The Ultimate Air-Cooled Case

Fractal's Torrent chassis features a 9-way PWM fan hub that can be controlled using a single 4-pin fan header. The controller can deliver up to 36 watts of power. 

In the case's front I/O, Fractal's Torrent supports two USB 3.0 ports (5 Gbps) and a single USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (10 Gbps). 

Fractal Torrent Review - The Ultimate Air-Cooled Case

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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2021, 14:09:33

Dark NighT
I genuinely like this case, but the price is a bit of a big ask compared to other cases in that size class.Quote

18-08-2021, 20:08:31

I'd like to get the black version of this but that price as Dark Night said is a little too much.Quote

18-08-2021, 20:27:01

But look at the temperature graphs. This case outperforms every other case by a huge margin. Its 600 RPM fan speed outperforms every other case at max speeds. The performance gained from that is absolutely incredible, and well worth the money in my opinion. It's like paying extra for a better CPU cooler and GPU cooler; the lower temperatures pay for themselves. You don't question buying a powerful CPU cooler or a high-end aftermarket cooler, yet the £50-odd extra that this case asks is too much? That doesn't make any sense.Quote

18-08-2021, 20:50:49

It is to expensive. Just like every other "premium" case. Sure it performs the best but the market is inflated. It's still a steel box.

That said it's impressive for what it isQuote

18-08-2021, 22:18:21

I like it but like everyone else want a wallet left Quote

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