A Look Inside
Getting inside the Era ITX is extremely easy. You simply pull the side panels from the top and they pop off. With the first side panel removed we can see that there are removable filters on the ventilated sections. There are also removable filters on the bottom ventilation holes of the case.
With the side panels removed from the case it might look like there is a lot going on, but there really is not all that much. First you have a storage bracket, which supports two 2.5-inch drives or a single 3.5-inch drive. Fractal Design has installed both the SFX/SFX-L and ATX power supply brackets in the case. Both of these as well as the storage bracket can be removed from the case. While the ATX mounting bracket is just for a an ATX power supply, the SFX/SFX-L mounting bracket also has room for a single 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives.
With all of the brackets removed the inside of the case is less busy and we can get a better look at things. The motherboard tray of course supports mini-ITX motherboards and we can see the included power extension cable. It routes throughout the case to connect to your power supply that will be mounted towards the front. This way you can have the standard power connection on the rear of the case.
At the bottom of the case you have room for two 140 mm cooling fans, that is of course if you do not install a 2-slot graphics card. At the top of the case you have room for two 120 mm fans or radiators up to 240 mm (67 mm max thickness with fans). Keep in mind if you plan on using an ATX power supply you’ll only be able to install a single 120mm fan / radiator.