Fractal Design Torrent offers max airflow with an open grille

Posted on Thursday, Aug 19 2021 @ 11:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Fans of high-airflow cases have a new option as Fractal Design introduces its Torrent case. This chassis stands out from the pack with a stylish, open grille front design and an unblocked internal layout. Depending on the model, it comes with up to two 180mm RGB fans plus another three 140mm fans for maximum airflow out-of-the-box.

Pricing starts at $179 for a basic black model with solid side panel. There are also gray and white versions, all three models are offered with or without a tempered glass side panel. The most expensive edition combines a tempered glass side panel and RGB LED fans, for a total price of $239.99.

Fractal Design Torrent
The Torrent is a brand new high-performance PC case devoted entirely to providing premium airflow straight out of the box. The attention to detail is reflected in everything from the choice of components to the streamlined design inside and out, and the result is a case that goes further than any previous Fractal case in the pursuit of ultimate airflow.

When it comes to technical innovations, the main standouts include a brand-new component layout, the open front grille and two 180 x 38 mm Dynamic PWM or Prisma RGB fans custom-made to achieve maximum air cooling while maintaining controlled noise levels. The Torrent ships with another three 140 mm fans (Dynamic or Prisma for RGB) pre-installed for a total of five. (Fun fact: if you’re a really big fan of airflow, you can get an additional pair of 180 mm Dynamic/Prisma fans separately and replace the 140 mms for a total of four massive 180 mm fans.)

Simply put, Torrent is a powerhouse that lets you enjoy top-tier cooling straight out of the box, with strong radiator support to boot. This makes it a perfect match for high-end users who demand the very best from components and cases alike.

Key features:
  • Open grille and 180 mm front fans optimized for maximum air intake
  • Newly developed 180 x 38 mm Dynamic X2 PWM or Prisma AL PWM ARGB fans (in the RGB version) leverage power, size, and thickness for massive air-moving capacity
  • Includes five PWM fans (three 140 mm and two 180 mm) for balancing performance, cooling and noise
  • New layout with expansive base intakes and extra-large bottom fan support offers exceptional GPU cooling
  • Optional front and bottom nylon filters included, allowing the user to prioritize between dust filtering or even higher airflow
  • Streamlined open interior provides plenty of breathing room for components and maximizes performance potential for both air and water cooling
  • Comes with the new Nexus 9P Slim PWM fan hub pre-installed
  • Fans and LED lights fully controllable through motherboards supporting addressable RGB (3-pin 5V header)
  • GPU support bracket that helps your GPU stay level (user assembled, instructions included)
  • Comes with external cable straps for tidying up behind your computer


On a related note, Fractal Design also introduced the 180mm Prisma AL-18 PWM fan and the Ion+2 Platinum power supplies. The latter is available in 560W, 660W, 760W, and 860W editions.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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