Fractal Design has announced a new mini-ITX case, the Fractal Design Terra, and it’s an absolutely gorgeous combination of wood and metal, with no RGB lighting needed to make this case stand out from the crowd. Moreover, its clever movable central panel means it can fit huge graphics cards such as the Nvidia RTX 4090 or AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX.
This act of wizardry is achieved by having a central panel onto which hardware is mounted that can slide sideways in the case. This means it can be pushed all the way to one side to accommodate multi-slot cooler gaming GPUs. This does then limit space for other components and cooling but at least the option’s there.
Elsewhere, the design includes screwless gull-wing doors on both sides that lift up with a slight tug. These, along with the top panel, can then be unclipped and removed completely, again without the need for any screws.
All these panels are slotted with ventilation holes to allow for as much airflow as possible, though one downside to this is a lack of dust filtration – you’ll have to regularly clean systems built into this chassis. This also means you miss out on any glass paneling to show off the insides of your system, but then the whole idea with a case like this is that it looks cool enough from the outside not to need it and is small enough to somewhat blend into its surroundings.
Speaking of its cool design, the case is available in three colors: green, silver, and matt black, with each including a hardwood detail on the front panel to set off the aluminum of the rest of the case. The panels are all quite thick and sturdy but the front and back panels are a whopping 8mm thick, giving the case a really premium look and feel.
Announced today at the Computex 2023 trade show in Taiwan, the Terra release date is today Wednesday, 31st May 2023 while the Fractal Terra price is $180 (£190). We can’t wait to get our hands on one to review it. In the mean time, you can read more details on the new case on Fractal’s website.
Are you as bowled over by the looks of this case, or is it just us? Let us know your thoughts on the Custom PC Facebook page, via Twitter, or join our Custom PC and Gaming Setup Facebook group and tap into the knowledge of our 375,000+ members.
Also, check out our best PC case list for our current choice of the finest chassis for any budget or build size.