In December Fractal introduced their new ION SFX PSUs and at that time I speculated that Fractal having a renewed interest in SFX could potentially also mean a new SFX case in the future. I probed our Fractal rep with no luck as well but not long ago they reached out about a new case called the Era ITX and guess what, it has SFX support. I was already in, but after seeing the pictures I was even more interested as they had multiple color options and a top panel that was made out of tempered glass or wood with the wood type depending on which color option you went with! The Era ITX is a 16-liter capacity case that can fit ATX or SFX PSUs, up to a 240mm radiator, and full-length video cards. Not necessarily all at once, but I will get into that here in just a minute.

Product Name: Fractal Era ITX

Review Sample Provided by: Fractal Design

Written by: Wes Compton

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Specifications

Color options

Silver – White Oak
Titanium Gray – Walnut
Carbon – Tempered Glass
Gold – Tempered Glass
Cobalt – Tempered Glass

Case Material

Aluminum panels, steel frame

Motherboard compatibility

Mini-ITX

Power supply type

ATX, SFX-L, SFX

External 5.25" drive bays

N/A

3.5” drive support

SFX PSU: 2 HDDs or 1 HDD + 2 SSDs

ATX PSU: 1 HDD

2.5” drive support

SFX PSU: 4 SSDs or 2 SSDs + 1 HDD

ATX PSU: 2 SSDs

Expansion slots

2

Front ports

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

2 x USB 3.0

3.5 mm CTIA combined audio/mic

Total fan mounts

5

Front fan

N/A

Rear fan

1 x 80 mm (1 x SSR3 80mm included)

Top fan

2 x 120 mm

Bottom fan

2 x 140 mm (without 2-slot GPU)

Dust filters

Bottom intake

Side intakes

Top exhaust

Front radiator

N/A

Top radiator

120/240 mm or 2 x 120 mm

(max 125 mm width, 67 mm thickness w/ fans, dependent on PSU position/type)

Rear radiator

N/A

Bottom radiator

N/A

PSU max length

200 mm

GPU max length

295 mm (210/190 mm with low-mounted SFX/ATX PSU)

GPU max width

125 mm

GPU max thickness

47 mm

CPU cooler max height

120 mm without side-mounted 3.5” HDD

70 mm recommended (91 mm max) with side-mounted HDD

Cable routing space

N/A

Cable routing grommets

N/A

Fixed Velcro straps

Yes

Tool-less push-to-lock

Both side panels

Captive thumbscrews

None

Case dimensions (L x W x H)

325 x 166 x 310 mm

Case dimensions w/o feet/protrusions/screws

325 x 166 x 307 mm

Net weight

BK/BU/CHP versions: 4.019 kg

GY/SI version: 4.129 kg

 

 

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