Fractal Design Torrent Case Review

Lighting

When you power on your system you’ll notice the power button light up white and the RGB strip on the power supply mount light up. I think the addition of the RGB strip is quite nice and since it uses a 3-pin addressable header you can have it match the RGB effects on your motherboard quite easily.

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Since we installed the Prisma AL-18 PWM fans in the front of the case here is what they look like. These are not the brightest fans out there, but definitely look nice in a case like this with the openings on the front. Having the two 180 mm fans will not fully illuminate the inside of your case so you’ll likely want to add more RGB fans or an RGB strip to the inside of the case to really show off your build.

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Before we get into testing here are some shots of the Velcro straps on the rear of the case making cable management back there a breeze!

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Performance

Here is the breakdown of the test system we use for cases.

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard: ASUS Prime X570-Pro
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming
Memory: G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4-3200 16GB
Storage: Lexar NQ100 480GB
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 2 Platinum 860W
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2
Case: Fractal Design Torrent

We will be using AIDA64 for temperature readings and a RisePro Sound Level Meter to record sound levels. Sound levels are taken 5 inches from the front of the case as well as from the side of the case.

Idle readings are taken on the Windows 10 desktop after the system has been on for 1 hour. Load readings are taken using AIDA64’s system stability test with both the CPU and GPU selected.

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