We will be reviewing the Fractal Design Focus G White ATX Computer Case (FD-CA-FOCUS-WT-W) which is part of their Focus case line up. The Focus G line up has 5 assorted colors to choose from: black, blue, gunmetal, red and white. There is also a mini-G version in this same case line up that’s 61mm shorter. Currently the white Fractal Design Focus G case sells for $40 on Newegg.
Fractal Design was launched in 2007 and burst onto the enthusiast scene a few years later with the launch of the Define R2 case. They are best known for the silent style cases they manufacture, however they also design and build fans, water coolers and power supplies for PC enthusiasts.
A quick look at the front of the case here shows an open mesh design. This implies the case is not one with sound levels in mind. The front panel has the basic connections that include USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and 3.5mm microphone and headphone jacks. Then an HDD activity LED placed between the 3.5mm jacks and the reset button. At the far left is the power button that doubles as a LED when the system is powered on.
Behind the control panel we have two fan grilles where you can mount two 120mm or 140mm case fans. Additionally, there is room for up to a 240mm radiator at the top.
The front of the case is an open mesh design. There are also two 5 ¼” external bays which is not removable. The bottom bay can not be used if you use a 280mm radiator otherwise, a 120/240mm or a 140m/280mm radiator will fit fine.
Taking It Apart
It comes preinstalled with two Silent Series LL 120mm LED fans up front. Both fans are blowing air into the case, so that is how I will keep them during my testing.
This case supports Micro ATX, ATX and ITX motherboards with up to a 230mm PSU mounted on the bottom (with the HDD cage installed). There is room for up to a 380mm GPU. The HDD cage can support two 3.5” drives or two 2.5” SSDs. There is a single dedicated 2.5” drive mount behind the motherboard tray.
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