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    Fractal Design Torrent

    All-in on airflow.
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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Thats not too bad looking, even with the lighting, shame I'm going down the iTX route these days though, decade ago I would have been all over that.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    So if falls off your desk,will it become the bit-Torrent?

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    I'd rather have fans at the top pulling warm air out than fans at the bottom bringing in cooler air, since I already have cooling front fans.

    Plus all my PSU cable clutter stays at the bottom, but this way I need to feed the entire PSU cable on the side which is even more cluttering as it is with other cables as well.

    The bottom fans would just end up blowing all the air at the GPU unit anyway
    Last edited by ksdp37; 18-08-2021 at 02:53 PM.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    I did wonder when top-mounted PSUs would come back into fashion.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Quote Originally Posted by ksdp37 View Post

    The bottom fans would just end up blowing all the air at the GPU unit anyway
    I do suspect that was kind of the point!
    Last edited by cptwhite_uk; 18-08-2021 at 03:42 PM.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    PSU at the top? What is this, 1997?

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Looks like they have ripped off the Antec P120 a little there

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    I like the vented rear, but do feel an inverted variant would be even better.

    Plus you don't really want glass behind the motherboard tray, one glass panel and one solid please.
    Last edited by Michael H; 18-08-2021 at 04:48 PM.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Relocated PSU is well done
    It is funny how there's a whole new generation who've known no different thinking "Wow, what a brilliant idea".

    I've had a couple of Fractal cases and to be honest they're probably my favourite but it's too dusty an environment here for a case like that.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Thta looks head and shoulders better than the fractal case (always reminded me of a beaten house wife or a pannel beater that wasa year in a aprentship).

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    I've always found fans intaking from the case bottom drag a LOT more dust in.
    Other than that, I'd be willing to give this one a chance...
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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Handsome-looking thing, wouldn't you say?
    Erm, no, that's not exactly what comes to mind to say. Each to his/her own, and all that, but I wouldn't give it house room. and I say that as someone specifying a Define 7 in their current PC build.
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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    That design is a bit of a throwback in terms of thermal layout..... just seems odd to have no 'top vent' when you consider heat rises and with this a fair bit heat is going into the psu.

    Can't say I'd go out of my way to pick this based on the way it looks either.

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    Re: Fractal Design Torrent

    Gamersnexus says its a good case:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxo2_lwKps


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    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Gamersnexus says its a good case.
    It may well be, but while I agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in my eye at least, the appearance of that case gives it a perfect face .... for radio.

    I guess if push coms to shove and I couldn't find a case with good airflow that I actually liked the style of, I might grit my teeth and buy on functionality but to my taste, it's just butt-ugly.

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    That design is a bit of a throwback in terms of thermal layout..... just seems odd to have no 'top vent' when you consider heat rises and with this a fair bit heat is going into the psu.

    ....
    Steve addresses that in that GN video. His assertion, and it seems reasonable, is that top=mounted fans aren't necessarily a good idea, if front-mounted fans such air in and it promptly shoots straight out the top. Air-flow is, he points out, more complicated than that, and the solid top is deliberate.

    It does also mean I can go back to putting things on top of the case, like my barcode reader. It's still ugly, though.
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