Fractal Design Terra

Fractal Design Terra
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Fractal Design is ready with their latest take on an ITX case in the very small size. Their new Terra cabinet comes with a volume of only 11.4 liters.

Features & Specifications


  • Dedicated 2.5" Drive Mounts: 2 (Included)
  • Expansion Slots: 3 (Max GPU Mode), 2 (Max CPU-Cooler Height Mode)
  • Front Interface: 1x USB Type-C 20Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2), 1x USB Type-A 5Gbps (USB 3.0), Power Button
  • Total Fan Mounts: 1x 120 mm
  • Bottom Fan: 1x 120 mm
  • Tool-less Push-to-Lock: Both Side Panels and Top Panel (Can Also Be Locked with Screws)
  • Motherboard Compatibility: mITX
  • Power Supply Type: SFX-L/SFX
  • PSU Max Length: 130 mm
  • Side Radiator: 1x 120mm (121 mm Wide if Max 200 mm GPU and No SSDs)
  • GPU Max Length: 322 mm
  • GPU Max Width (If GPU Height is Lower than 131 mm): 72 mm (Configured for Max GPU) / 43 mm (Configured for Max CPU Cooler)
  • GPU Max Width (If GPU Height 131-145mm): 62 mm (Configured for Max GPU) / 33 mm (Configured for Max CPU-Cooler)
  • GPU Max Height: 145 mm (Configured for Max GPU) / 131 mm (Configured for Max CPU Cooler)
  • *CPU Cooler Max Height: 48 mm (Configured for Max GPU) / 77 mm (Configured for Max CPU-Cooler)
  • Case Dimensions (LxWxH): 343 x 153 x 218 mm
  • Case Dimensions w/o Feet/Protrusions/Screws: 343 x 153 x 198 mm
  • Net Weight: 3.1 kg
  • Volume: 10.4 Liters (Excluding Feet), 11.4 Liters (External Dimensions)

Enhance your gaming setup with this sleek and compact gaming case! This case features dedicated 2.5" drive mounts, three expansion slots (max GPU mode) and two expansion slots (max CPU-cooler height mode). It also has a front interface with 1x USB Type-C 20Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2), 1x USB Type-A 5Gbps (USB 3.0), and a power button. You can mount up to 1x 120 mm fan and the bottom fan is also 1x 120 mm. The tool-less push-to-lock feature is available for both side panels and top panel (can also be locked with screws). It is compatible with mITX motherboards and the power supply type is SFX-L/SFX with a max length of 130 mm. The side radiator is 1x 120mm (121 mm wide if max 200 mm GPU and no SSDs). The GPU max length is 322 mm, max width (if GPU height is lower than 131 mm) is 72 mm (configured for max GPU) / 43 mm (configured for max CPU cooler), and max width (if GPU height 131-145mm) is 62 mm (configured for max GPU) / 33 mm (configured for max CPU-cooler). The GPU max height is 145 mm (configured for max GPU) / 131 mm (configured for max CPU cooler) and the CPU cooler max height is 48 mm (configured for max GPU) / 77 mm (configured for max CPU-cooler). The case dimensions are 343 x 153 x 218 mm (without feet/protrusions/screws) and the net weight is 3.1 kg. The volume is 10.4 liters (excluding feet) and 11.4 liters (external dimensions). Upgrade your gaming experience with this powerful gaming case!

The standout feature of the Fractal Design Terra's specs is its adjustable GPU size. This allows you to customize the build to prioritize either the CPU or GPU, a feature we'll explore in more detail shortly.

Exploring Fractal Design Terra: A Guided Tour

Fractal Design has gone the extra mile with the design of Terra. They have also taken a unique approach to cabinet design in terms of features and materials, making it stand out from the crowd.

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Compact size is a major advantage! With only 11.4 liters of space, ITX fans can maximize performance without sacrificing too much room. Make the most of your space and get the most bang for your buck with this small but mighty form factor!

Experience the beauty of Fractal Design's Terra - available in three stunning colors: Graphite (matte black), Jade (green), and Silver (which we tested). With Terra, you can enjoy a perfectly executed package that will make a statement.

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Crafted with a steel frame and precision-cut aluminum panels, the Terra cabinet is a stunning example of modern design. Its sleek lines and small walnut wood front panel make it a popular choice, building on the success of the North cabinet from last year.

Experience top-notch quality with our materials! Our edges and sides are perfectly rounded, with no sharp edges in sight. The surface has a slightly sandblasted texture, providing a comfortable feel and repelling greasy fingers. Get the best execution with our materials today!

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Enhance your device's performance with this stylish walnut wood panel featuring a power button, USB 3.2 Gen. 2x2 Type C connectors, and a single USB 3.0 Type A. Enjoy the sleek, beautiful finish of this panel, which is designed to fit perfectly at the bottom of your device.

Fractal Design sources FSC-certified wood from sustainable sources for superior quality.

Easily access the interior of your cabinet with our convenient side and top panels. Our panels feature a cut-out pattern for ventilation and can be removed without the use of tools. Plus, they can be tilted up and secured with push pins or screws for extra security during transport.

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Want to get rid of those pesky side panels? It's easy! Just press the button and they'll be gone in a flash.

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Easily remove the top panel of the North cabinet with a single tug of the small leather strap. Appreciate the attention to design detail with this feature. For added security, you can also fasten the top panel with a screw.

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Protect yourself from dust with these easy tips - no dust filters needed! Learn how to keep dust away and maintain a clean environment on Terra.

Unlock the potential of your gaming PC with our easy-to-remove panels. Our unique sandwich design gives you unrestricted access to the CPU chamber on one side and the graphics card on the other side, connected via a PCIe 4.0 riser cable. Upgrade your gaming experience today!

Make the most of your SFX and SFX-L power supplies with Terra! Our convenient bracket allows you to easily install the power supplies and choose which side of the cabinet they are mounted on. Plus, the small bracket can be removed for even easier installation.

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Maximize the length of your graphics card by placing it on the side with the fan and/or radiator. This location allows for graphics cards up to 20 cm in length, but it may limit the length of the graphics card.

Maximize your storage capacity with two 2.5” SSDs and no 3.5” hard drives. Easily install one SSD on the back of the front panel with Velcro strips. For the second SSD, use the included bracket to mount it at the bottom. Quick and simple assembly makes storage setup a breeze!

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Maximise your case's cooling potential with a single 120mm fan installed internally. However, be aware that the fan will be located directly below the power supply, where the cables will be situated. To ensure the cables don't get in the way, opt for a low-profile fan and add a grid for extra protection. If you're using an SFX-L power supply, unfortunately you won't be able to use the space for a fan.

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Maximize your cooling potential with a 120mm fan installed underneath the motherboard. Unfortunately, the mounting for the motherboard occupies the space, leaving no room for an internal fan.

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Make the installation of your graphics card easier with the PCIe 4.0 riser cable and bracket - simply remove them from the case for a smoother setup.

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Maximize your storage space with Terra's adjustable center division! Loosen four screws at the orange plastic markings to customize the cabinet to your needs - giving you more room on whichever side you choose.

Maximize your PC's performance with the right size measurements! Make sure you have the space for a thicker graphics card or a taller CPU cooler with the help of the indicated screws. It's easy to hit the same setting at all four points for the best results.

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Choose a CPU cooler with a height ranging from 48 mm to 77 mm, or a graphics card with a thickness from 72 mm to 43 mm.

Compact in size yet packed with potential, the Fractal Design Terra is a great choice for ITX builds. Before you commit to this mini-ITX case, make sure your hardware is compatible with its limited space.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Computer Hardware

Installing components into an ITX enclosure can be a tricky task, given the limited space available. With the right hardware, however, it's possible to make the most of the space and ensure a secure fit.

Unlock the potential of your Fractal Design Terra with unrestricted access from all angles - simply remove the panels for a truly open design.

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When I opted for the ASUS ROG Strix X670E-I Gaming WiFi motherboard and AMD Ryzen 9 7900 CPU, I was limited in my selection of low profile CPU coolers. Fortunately, I had the BeQuiet Pure Rock LP CPU cooler on the shelf. This AM5 cooler boasts an impressive height of only 45mm, making it the perfect choice for my setup.

Maximizing GPU power was my goal, so I chose the MSI RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio. Its design made it possible to fit into my system with ease. Plus, it looks great!

After careful consideration, I decided to go with the ASUS ROG Loki 850W SFX-L power supply. Not only did I choose the larger option to test the space, but I also wanted to make sure the rest of my hardware had enough power to run properly.

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Collecting components outside the cabinet was a breeze, thanks to the removable brackets for both power supply and graphics card.

Careful cable routing makes it easy to pre-plan for a neat fit with each component.

Installing the graphics card in the bracket outside the case was not only a convenience, but a requirement for the large-sized map I had selected. It was essential to complete the setup.

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When I decided to go with a powerful graphics card, I felt the pressure. The MSI RTX 2080Ti Gaming X Trio card was a bit too much for the Fractal Design specs on paper.

I managed to squeeze the card into the Terra with no room to spare. It was a tight fit, but I made it work!

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Maximize your storage space with our selection of cabinets! Don't miss out on the opportunity to make the most of your space - our cabinets are designed to fit your hardware perfectly, leaving plenty of room for expansion.

If you're looking to get more clicks on Google, consider upgrading your graphics card for a more powerful one. Doing so will give you the opportunity to prioritize a slightly stronger CPU cooler, as there is ample room for it.

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Assembling the system and getting it into place in the Terra cabinet took me approximately 45 minutes. I encountered no major difficulties during the process, apart from routing the cables and then fitting the graphics card, which was entirely my fault as I had chosen a card that was too long for the space.

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The entire experience was delightful and, despite its compact size, it didn't feel cramped.

To ensure optimal performance, I conducted a stress test with the Heaven benchmark program. After 30 minutes of running the system, the CPU had an average temperature of 78°C and the graphics card had an average temperature of 72°C. These temperatures are quite good for such a small system, but it reinforces my decision to upgrade to a more powerful CPU cooler.

Affordable Rates

Discover the Fractal Design Terra for an online price of around 250$ - a premium option for the ITX segment. Get great alternatives for under 180$ and save.

Final Thoughts

Fractal Design is continuing to impress with their North cabinet. The selection of colors and materials is outstanding, and it's great to see them stand out with their unique hues.

Experience the luxury of Terra - a beautiful cabinet that blends design with quality materials and versatile solutions. Appreciate the attention to detail and make a statement with this exquisite piece.

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Experience the ultimate in ITX computing with the Fractal Design Terra. Despite its high price tag, the quality of materials and design make it a great value.

Achieve a remarkable score of 9 and earn a Great Product Award for a stunning and well-crafted cabinet that is incredibly easy to construct! With the ideal hardware combination, you can construct a powerful machine in a compact size.


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