Fractal Design North: ATX case with a stylish wooden front in two variants

Fractal Design North: ATX case with a stylish wooden front in two variants

from Oliver Jaeger
The Swedish manufacturer of computer accessories Fractal Design has new PC cases in its range that are designed to support Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX mainboards. The natural design stands out, because the housing comes with an air-permeable front made of either oak or walnut wood.

Anyone who has had enough of flashy RGB lighting around the PC case and wants to give their eyes a calm and natural appearance may find a suitable model from the manufacturer Fractal Design with the newly introduced North series. Fractal has provided its new ATX case with a real wood front and speaks of the use of natural materials.

Fractal Design North: variants, specifications and availability

The Fractal Design North case comes in two editions: the Chalk White version, which features an oak wood front with silver design accents, and the Charcoal Black version with a walnut wood front and brass-colored design accents. The case supports mainboards in the form factors ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX, while there should be space for graphics cards up to 355 mm in length or for graphics cards up to 300 mm in length including a 360 mm front radiator.

The front, the side parts and the top panel should also be easy to remove using a strap made of synthetic leather. There are two storage mounts for drives, each of which should be able to hold a 3.5-inch and a 2.5-inch drive at the same time. Two Aspect 140mm PWM fans are also pre-installed in the North case. On the connection side, the housing offers one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, two USB 3.0 and connections for microphone and headphones. According to Fractal Design, there is room for a total of eight 120 mm and six 140 mm fans in the case, in the following constellations:

  • Front: 3x120mm, 2x140mm
  • Top: 2 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm
  • Rear: 1 x 120mm
  • Side (Mesh): 2 x 120mm, 2 x 140mm
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The North case from Fractal Design is also said to have seven expansion slots and is not only available with two different types of wood, but also with either a mesh side panel or a tempered glass side panel. The dimensions of the Fractal Design North should be 447 x 215 x 469 mm (L x W x H) with a weight of 7.6 kg (Mesh) or 7.7 kg (TG). According to the manufacturer, the maximum dimensions for the power supply are 255 mm and for the CPU cooler 170 mm. According to information from computer base the Fractal Design North costs 159.90 euros; on Amazon Meanwhile, offers from 188 euros can be found.

Source: fractal design