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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 Terra does make allowance for a 120mm fan to be installed at the bottom of the chassis, ideally as an intake, though I’m not completely convinced by the effectiveness of this location. The movable spine means that GPU and CPU cooler clearances are variable based on spine position, enabling sacrificing space for one to give to the other. That might seem counterintuitive at first since that setting gives the GPU the least space, but it’s actually better since the GPU’s intake is right up against the side panel getting fresh air rather than pre-warmed recirculated air.

To control and limit variables as much as possible, we are largely looking per-case for ITX reviews (whereas our ATX reviews can be more standardized). Gently slide the top panel using the built-in tab, then effortlessly lift off the completely detachable side panels to conveniently access the internal components. Performance guaranteed, each of our systems are tested with our “recommended specifications” across a range of performance metrics.The RTX 4080 FE required biasing the spine farther towards the CPU side, reducing the cooler clearance significantly.

Radiator Support: A 120 x 120mm AIO water cooler can be fitted at the front of the chassis, restricting maximum GPU length to 200mm and width to 53mm. But maybe the sandwiched design like in the Terra is fundamentally flawed because the heat seems to be concentrating right between where the GPU and CPU are placed, and there's nothing available to increase airflow right in that area. The Terra is less expensive and smaller, but won’t support liquid cooling or as long of a GPU as the EVO. Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). I also got a Thermalright contact frame for the CPU and a Noctua NF-A12x25 fan (with a grill to protect PSU cables) to exhaust at the bottom of the case.It’s attractive, exceedingly well built, and performs far better than a chassis this small has any right to. Slide to strike the best ratio for your build, adapting the space for CPU cooling on one side and graphics card width on the other.

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