The computer case no one expected

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The ERA ITX is a new SFF case from Fractal Design. Let's talk about the good, the bad and in between.
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The computer case no one expected

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Paul Rippcord
Paul Rippcord - 2 måneder siden
I love the look of this case. Wish it could drawl air from the bottom better. A three slot GPU height with a mesh bottom would’ve alleviated a lot of the cooling problems.
D1craigRob - 2 måneder siden
The case looks designed for watercooling and external rads.
Lofty Skinner
Lofty Skinner - 3 måneder siden
10 years on, the BitFenix Prodigy is still shitting on brand new ITX cases. Every single one of them in fact
XliGreeD - 3 måneder siden
i would have used the aio as intake since this case gets pretty hot.
Sargethegam3r - 3 måneder siden
Tip1: install the psu first and preinstall the wires before installing the motherboard
That way, you could've routed cables through that big hole and behind the mobo
Paul Matthews
Paul Matthews - 3 måneder siden
@Fractaljosh this is an extremely bad case.
Ilyas Türkan
Ilyas Türkan - 3 måneder siden
BeQuiet ✌️
Fycstion - 3 måneder siden
What mini itx board under $100 would you recommend for a modest build?
Keith Goh
Keith Goh - 3 måneder siden
No RGB, No Tempered Glass on the side, Brillaint. Give me ATX size and it's perfect.
palaspas - 4 måneder siden
Hi! I just recently subscribed to you. I was hoping you could help me build one with white themed pc, and one that doesn't really get the room hot. I already have a gpu and a cpu which are Ryzen 7 2700x and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8G OC. Just need the rest of components. Thank you in advance! Please do help me :D my budget for other components are around $600-800 prolly pushing to $1k :D
Louie Friesen
Louie Friesen - 4 måneder siden
I personally think that this case is more for professional office use, for something that looks good (not too gamer-like) and has the ability to have great gaming hardware in it. Like this is what I would think belongs in here:
Ryzen 7 3800X
GeForce RTX 2060 Super/Radeon RX 5600 XT
16GB 3600 MHz
The reason I am not putting a 2080 Super or something in here is because it is more office focused (or at least I think), with some gaming capability. Good cooling for the CPU, but not a whole ton of super high airflow and great cooling for the graphics card.
Samuel White
Samuel White - 4 måneder siden
This case sucks.... Very large for a proper ITX case and is poorly made. Watch Optimum Tech's review over it... It is much better.
H-Mods - 4 måneder siden
dude you are like a ferret on coffee today!!
Todd Hill
Todd Hill - 4 måneder siden
No thanks, I will pass on getting this. Do not really think the engineering of this case was thought through to well.
Blake Sutton
Blake Sutton - 4 måneder siden
Kyle: Do you think you could fit some of those ultra thin 120mm fans below the graphics card? Maybe on the outside of the case, like in that area where air is allowed in? Even if you had to drill holes for it, it would make the gpu a lot cooler...
Matt Stroud
Matt Stroud - 4 måneder siden
Kyle, what is the desk pad/mat that you have on that desk? Looks really cool :-)
Alex McDowell
Alex McDowell - 4 måneder siden
I don't like it it looks like a cheap HP office PC
mjc0961 - 4 måneder siden
Fractal is so lucky that this case isn't a form factor that GamersNexus covers... Although I'm unlucky, because I would have loved to see Steve slaughter this.
Reid93 - 4 måneder siden
Gooze - 4 måneder siden
The case looks like a big wii
LoudBird - 4 måneder siden
Is this an April Fool's joke?? I don't get it.
Lucky Number 7 Gaming
Lucky Number 7 Gaming - 4 måneder siden
This case fugly 😣
Troy Harper
Troy Harper - 4 måneder siden
You ran a Mic on that
Pajtim Rexhepi
Pajtim Rexhepi - 4 måneder siden
I guess there is room to mount 2 120mm fans on the bottom of the case, because they will be mounted under the chasis of the case, not inside the case!!!! look it up!
Dipolar Wheel800
Dipolar Wheel800 - 4 måneder siden
dont really have my first pc idk
David Williams
David Williams - 4 måneder siden
Hi Kyle, when you review a SFF case with limited airflow, do you think it might be a good idea to try reversing the airflow? Meaning have the AIO fans exhaust through the top of the case and the rear case fan act as an intake? Just wondered if this would make a difference to temps.
Also, what is the max CPU cooler height with this case?
Mohamed Adel
Mohamed Adel - 4 måneder siden
bro can u help with my case i have HP prodesk 600 G1 TWR with i5 4thG and 1050Ti and i have 10000 EGP thats = 633 USD so what can i get with this budget to make the pc better if u can see the comment pls tell me ^^
John MacLellan
John MacLellan - 4 måneder siden
everyone here with nice rigs and gpus im stuck here with an msi r7 260 and an fx6300 with 8gb of ram
Chase Karr
Chase Karr - 4 måneder siden
Does anybody have a clue where I could get an NZXT black and blue H700 case?
Raging Taco
Raging Taco - 4 måneder siden
It's like paying top dollar for a POS Dell case... LMAO.
Makani DeMoulin
Makani DeMoulin - 4 måneder siden
Why La Croix though? Whyyyy?
Nicholas M
Nicholas M - 4 måneder siden
Safe to say fractal didn’t do their due diligence on this case. I feel like this is a fancy. Case for someone who works in Microsoft office all day
Eddie Chan
Eddie Chan - 4 måneder siden
My name for it: Fractal Design: Impostor
I am very mixed about this case. To me, it is a great design for the people who just needs a cheap desktop to run some streaming stuff and or light gaming at max, looks great in the lounge, an entertainment piece rather than workstation. But people who are going to purchase this probably aren't looking at this solution because there are even slimmer options for home theatres, or even an Intel NUC for those not needing a GPU. For serious gamers/high workload, the performance just ain't there.
The worse thing though, is that this is a compromise with no benefit. I can accept Phanteks Evolv Shift, NZXT H1, DanCase A4 or even FD's Node 202/other HPTC form factors, to have less than ideal airflow, to a certain extent. They are form factors where they either are wanting to be small, or try and be in a different form factor; they save a lot of space either vertically or horizontally (or everywhere for the A4). Here this is the other type of iTX, where you just need a smaller ATX, where a mATX is still too big. This is niche as it comes already in terms of size. And to top it off, you tend to want good airflow and performance if you want to be just a small tower. It doesn't. It should had been the H200 but actual ITX in size.
So why do I call it the impostor. Is called an ITX case but you get the ease of building of a ATX. It looks like it should have great airflow for an ITX build but it doesn't. Is small, but it isn't small enough to paper over its flaws. It looks like it could be very power but you compromise the cooling with a GPU. And like an impostor, it looks like the real deal at first glance.

To me, it only makes sense to computer builders on their first build/beginner who just want to stick with air cooling but want a small desktop. For anyone mildly experienced, they either would want a very small form factor, or cram a lot of power.
Imperfect Tuber
Imperfect Tuber - 4 måneder siden
i really like your pc builds. not this one though case looks ugly.
Marino Ivakovic
Marino Ivakovic - 4 måneder siden
Hello everyone, if you could answer me it will be great :) How much can i get for my pc (want to sell it) :
i7 4790
Nvidia gtx 1050
8 gb RAM ddr3
2 tb hdd + 24gb ssd cache
Nate_ OnTheLine
Nate_ OnTheLine - 4 måneder siden
@9:19 this is just good advice in general. I always install my power supply first and do a rough run of the cables before anything else. Once the motherboard goes in, I may have to hold the 24 pin or cpu power out of the way, but that is much easier than the headache of not being able to fit a cable through and potentially removing the motherboard anyways to fit the cable through. Hope this helps someone. Great video as always.
SpektarTheRatt - 4 måneder siden
I think the outside of the case is very stylish but damn I'd hate to build in this this thing
Weston - 4 måneder siden
The case seems like it wouldn't be terrible if it was a budget case, but for $180 the case hardly seems worth it. If you're going to spend almost $200 on a case you're probably going to be putting higher end PC components inside, and with the terrible airflow it has its definitely going to shorten the lifespan on those parts.
Maruniko - 4 måneder siden
is this the same case which jayz bend it with karate chop?
neozeed1964 - 4 måneder siden
I don't get the pursuit of using less than a standard atx tower for a pc. I can understand the reduction in vertical size to fit into a shelf under a tv, but most mini atx and micro itx cases that fit a limited shelf space cant run a good gfx card.. So my feeling is, if your restricted to a tower design why eliminate options. I keep my pc on a riser, it's not on the floor but not on a shelf. It's just raised above floor level to reduce settled dust intake. Even most horizontal MB mounted case designs don't fit in a shelf if they alow a GFX card. I say, if you want to run a gfx card, than you need a vertical tower so it may as well be ATX. If you are not gaming(or video editing etc) than go as small as you can.
theirhighness - 4 måneder siden
terrible case, and ugly too
TaSwavo - 4 måneder siden
Newish to the channel (came from your 'wars' with LLG to whom I pretty new too).
Love this matter-of-fact presentation for reviews and how you mix it up for non-review items.
Thanks - I'll be back.... tinged that bell
Robert van't Hoog
Robert van't Hoog - 4 måneder siden
im looking for a nice case for a 360 mm aio watercooled cpu cooler but also can fit a watercooled 240 mm gpu any1 any ideas on this? much apreciated ;)
SCBiscuit13 - 4 måneder siden
it looks like an xbox...
Ghostrider0067 - 4 måneder siden
This one would almost require the use of a blower style GPU.
Jay - 4 måneder siden
Can we see a build on the Azza Pyramid 804V?
Colton Counts
Colton Counts - 4 måneder siden
Hey man really love your videos like crazy I always watch you in my free time and such good content, I was just wondering how to build a decent gaming PC with like extremely limited money I really want to play today's new titles on PC but I don't have the budget for it just wondering maybe if there's a super cheap eBay build or along those lines I have a really old HP ELITE DESK and maybe you could help me out with a video like that upgrading a old propietary PC for extremly low budget gamers. Thank you man live your videos I'd love to see a video like that!
Gabriel Van Euclid M. Cano
Gabriel Van Euclid M. Cano - 4 måneder siden
Hey can you help me with my pc? I am stuck at the "press delete or f2 ... " when opening my comouter and then when I press the del or f2, after 5 mins it will go to the bios. I tried formatting it using flash drive with win10 in it. But after it just goes blue (screen). And the error says "driver pnp watchdog". Can you help me? I tried changing the cmos batt, unplug and plug the ssd and hdd. And in the end the cpu fan is not working anymore. Then I put it in the cha fan. And it just restarts again and again. I just bought my pc 4 months ago and i built it myself. Asus tuf b365-m plus. TIA. 😁
Dgripper - 4 måneder siden
What’s the point of taking a computer with you places?
Angelintheskys - 4 måneder siden
Hey you guys quick question. So I just build my own computer. I'm using a Asrock b450m pro 4 and a ryzen 5 1600. I'm managing to get it to turn on but but after that I get 30 seconds of it powering on than turns off right after. It does this in a loop until i finally unplug it. Can someone give me an idea of what might be causing this?
Erkki Muhonen
Erkki Muhonen - 4 måneder siden
I would so get this if it wasn't 2000 kroner here in Norway 😅
Qta - 4 måneder siden
sexy but the price and mini itx boards are fucking expensive.
Kongolox - 4 måneder siden
yea.. a bit too restrictive.. maybe another mesh at the bottom with taller feet..
KiLo FC - 4 måneder siden
So I just bought a new gaming pc off of amazon. It's a IBUYPOWER Elite Gaming PC. It's good PC, but it doesnt really play games at 240fps that I hoped it did. I wonder what parts I need in order to get it to its maximum potential. If any of you guys know about computers, please comment and help. (Ps4 player making the transition to PC btw).
Joe Mama
Joe Mama - 4 måneder siden
I wish my family was that rich to buy all the pcs you have 😩
Ben Wells
Ben Wells - 4 måneder siden
highlander - 4 måneder siden
Fractal 2006.....? Fractal needs a serious design overhaul. Who's designing this stuff, an 80-year-old German with cataracts? This is really embarrassing!
Mohamad Refaat
Mohamad Refaat - 4 måneder siden
Can someone please help?
I am building my first computer after i assembled everything and tried to post the motherboard gave a cc error code i removed one of the rams and it worked just fine the problem seems to be from the b1 b2 slots, i read somewhere to loosen the screws on the cpu cooler but that didn’t work for me 
i’m using
Asus maximus XI hero wifi 
intel i9 9900k 
Noctua NH-D15
Ram: Corsair vengeance LPX 16x2Gb 3600
and no graphics card at the time 
thank you in advance
Pyrex - 4 måneder siden
This dude talks so fucking much
Aiveran - 4 måneder siden
I swear it looks just like a fat og Xbox 360
Zero Two
Zero Two - 4 måneder siden
Dang i wish i had a pc like that
Mustberice Channel
Mustberice Channel - 4 måneder siden
Yeah jay totally bent his side panels
IceTreXgaming - 4 måneder siden
Hey kyle can you pimp my setup right now i have a i5 2300 with a green motherboard and 8 gb of ddr3 and a gtx 760 please help me out.
Chris B
Chris B - 4 måneder siden
i don't think that's how it works
Warren Mc Cormack Jnr
Warren Mc Cormack Jnr - 4 måneder siden
Asmr pc videos
Warren Mc Cormack Jnr
Warren Mc Cormack Jnr - 4 måneder siden
I just bought a case worth over 15 zillion dollars you just got payed
Matthew Clements
Matthew Clements - 4 måneder siden
It’s a chonky xbox 360 change my mind
Classic Gamer
Classic Gamer - 4 måneder siden
@BitWit please could you help do a review on which mid range graphics card are the best bang for you buck a little confused about about the 1050 vs the rtx 2060ko or is the 1660 ti also is ray tracing cards with it at the moment any good and which Cpu is better ryzen 5 3600 or ryzen 7 3700 iam finding the prices different from dollars to pounds. Dollars seen to be really good many thanks
Adrian Charubin
Adrian Charubin - 4 måneder siden
The computer case no one wanted*
Anthony Liénard
Anthony Liénard - 4 måneder siden
200€ for a case, kthxbye
vh9network - 4 måneder siden
computer cases shown so far this year have sucked.
CORP Nut - 4 måneder siden
This would be good in my truck sleeper
chirlupez bat
chirlupez bat - 4 måneder siden
Reminds me of a thicker xbox 360 lol
IWarxOfxWinterI - 4 måneder siden
Hey BitWit, or anyone, rate my pc please!

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (2x 64gb total)
Power: EVGA - 600W ATX 12V/EPS 12V 80 Plus
Storage: SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 250GB & 1TB HHD
Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63
Case: NZXT H510 Elite

I know i need to upgrade my storage, saving for a 2tb M.2 only been PC gaming for almost 1 year
Pyrex - 4 måneder siden
IWarxOfxWinterI It’s obviously good 😑
Tony Bitz
Tony Bitz - 4 måneder siden
Who else has been watching since his channel was called the awesome suace network?
Jhadiel Vargas#LLJ
Jhadiel Vargas#LLJ - 4 måneder siden
I want lmao
danny blackhorse
danny blackhorse - 4 måneder siden
lol and did they think of the AIR FLOW
Yash Khare
Yash Khare - 4 måneder siden
Hello Kyle, I am your big fan from India can you please help me building my new pc.
boof sity
boof sity - 4 måneder siden
Is it me or does it look like a Xbox 360?
Warren Mc Cormack Jnr
Warren Mc Cormack Jnr - 4 måneder siden
Do you have any idea how big 2015 was with pc's with everything thats a big pc ever since 2015 less than 5 years ago
Timo mit Hut
Timo mit Hut - 4 måneder siden
Aaahhhh the new Xbox...

...ehm wait!
gameflux - 4 måneder siden
Cool !
BOSS x ADIDAS - 4 måneder siden
kyle what is the cpu compatibility with gigabyte b450 d3sh
brickbatz - 4 måneder siden
It looks like a PO, Personal Oven.
itsdanschannel - 4 måneder siden
7:32 That's what he said
mobile aries
mobile aries - 4 måneder siden
I have a fan that I think is clogged up if you see this comment pls like it so it goes to the top so he can see i have a Nvidia 1050ti and I'm not big into PC building and I don't know if its my graphics card fan but in-game I can tell a diffrence I've figured out what fan its is bug as I said I don't know much about pcs so I'm not sure what the fan is for . Thank you . Also I have the Digital Storm Lynx (Good Version 1000$) PreBuilt
Assassin - 4 måneder siden
Is it just me or does it look like an xbox 360 case but thicker...
Okify - 4 måneder siden
One day I’ll afford a pc and finally play counter strike for the first time 😂😂
SolNova - 4 måneder siden
hey man my name's Alexis and I have something to beg from you. Well first let me introduce myself. My names Alexis or as in game known as Nova. I'm a competitive fortnite player with competitive earnings and I use that money to help with bills. I've been a fan for a while now and I wanted to know if you could help me by upgrading my pc. I have to run a I5 and a 1060 3gb GPU since that's all I could afford because of me helping out. all I ask is for you if possible to help me upgrade or give any spare GPU or CPU parts. ill pay for shipping if you want
SolNova - 4 måneder siden
thank you for reading have a great day or night
Hawkmoon Lacrue
Hawkmoon Lacrue - 4 måneder siden
So I got a question...I have an i7-9700k GTX 1060 on an asrock Z390 pro4 mobo 1 TB ssd and 16GB of DDR4 2 8GB stick set all powered by an EVGA 600 Bronze psu...I have a cooler master 212 evo and a stock cooler...when I install the 212 my system doesn’t post but when the stock cooler is on it works fine...can someone tell me why the 212 bricks?
Watching You-Daily
Watching You-Daily - 4 måneder siden
This case I would recommend custom length cables, a short graphics card, and a 120mm bottom fan.
Dexter Bernard Angeles
Dexter Bernard Angeles - 4 måneder siden
Cool case.. and as usual. I like how you make your video..
shaolin monk
shaolin monk - 4 måneder siden
I would love for you to build me a i9-9900k with asus maximus z390 code and 3 rtx 2080ti
ImCromatic - 4 måneder siden
Review the MB311L!
J Uribe
J Uribe - 4 måneder siden
Definitely interesting new way to have yoir build! Great content. Wish there wouldve been a timelapse of you actually building or at least fitting all the parts in, but then its just something i really like watching and dont think everyone else cares much of that, but would've been nice! Keep up the great content
Cowboy Nate
Cowboy Nate - 4 måneder siden
Good lord play back speed .75 X are you speeding these up? I'm not trying to be a negative nancy but holy cow. It's like MTV ADD version on normal.
Jody Dunnit
Jody Dunnit - 4 måneder siden
looks like an office trashcan.
Jub Threesixnine
Jub Threesixnine - 4 måneder siden
Ploise uploaded more content for the worlds boredom needs,
kompot DBF
kompot DBF - 4 måneder siden
Kyle you should try to get your hands on Kolink's "Big Chungus" full tower case and review it for a video
FlakeSZN - 4 måneder siden
@BitWit I know you probably will never see this but plz if u do can u help me I know you are good with PCs and I need your help plz my Ethernet recently Stopped working its has been 3 Days I watched about 200 videos about Fixing it but none of them worked but plz if u see this respond And Try to help me because I know that you are capable of doing what other youtubers Can’t plz help Guys like this comment to help it get more noticeable
FlakeSZN - 4 måneder siden
Jose Javier Flores no the cable works but it’s not showing but when I go on settings it won’t show me I have a Ethernet plugged in or any of that and It doesn’t even have the thing at the bottom right that says unknown network nothing is down there also I dot the think an Ethernet card will fight my GPU has taken 2 slots
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores - 4 måneder siden
Are you talking about your Ethernet card or Ethernet cable or what exactly? If you try another known working cable, does your network on your PC work? If not, then it most likely is a damaged NIC and you will need to buy an Ethernet card.
Archduke Chevy
Archduke Chevy - 4 måneder siden
Is it just me or does the case look like a Xbox 360 Elite, just wider?