Fractal Design’s latest SFF case, the Ridge, has been reviewed by Tom’s Hardware. Coming in both black-on-black and white with gray trim, the Ridge can trace it’s most basic design to the Fractal Node 202. However, unlike the Node 202, the Ridge has support for 70mm CPU coolers, 120mm to 175mm radiators, 3-slot GPUs up to 335mm in length (325mm with SSD installed), two 140mm fans by the GPU, and room for three 80mm fans at the top to help exhaust the heat. Basically, it’s almost every mod done to the Node 202, but built-in from the factory.
Tom’s Hardware found that while GPU cooling performance was excellent and that the aesthetics and build quality was good, but that the Ridge had restricted CPU cooling and could get noisy under load. It should be noted that Tom’s Hardware used the Thermalright AXP120-X67 for CPU cooling, while SFFN users and reviewers would typically use the Noctua NH-L12S.
Check out the Tom’s Hardware review by CLICKING HERE.
On a side note, I have Jamo C91ii speakers on my desk that are the exact color match of this case which makes it hard to not buy one.
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