Fractal Design has just launched two new cases under the banner of the new Focus G series. The Focus G is a standard ATX mid-tower, while the Focus G Mini features a more compact footprint and is intended for Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX builds. While both models will be offered in black, the larger Focus G will also be offered in white and a brand new choice of Gunmetal Gray, Mystic Red, and Petrol Blue. This multiple color option is a first for Fractal Design.

The Focus G series is manufactured using a combination of steel and plastic as you would expect from a cost-conscious case series. What you wouldn't necessarily expect in 2017 are the two external 5.25” drive bays. Size and color differences aside, these two models are effectively twins and they share numerous key features.

Both cases have a large side panel window, removeable and vibration dampened storage drive bays, 18mm to 25mm of cable routing room behind the motherboard tray, and a front I/O panel that includes one USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, and two audio jacks. When it comes to fans, both models have a total of six 120mm fan mounts, four of which can also hold 140mm fans (three on the Focus G Mini). There are removable dust filters everywhere but the rear. Fractal Design has included two front-mounted Silent Series LL 120mm LED fans that glow white light through the front mesh.

Fractal Design Focus G Series
  Focus G Focus G Mini
Motherboard Size ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External - -
Internal 2 × 2.5" or 3.5" and 1 × 2.5" 2 × 2.5" or 3.5" and 1 × 2.5"
AIB Bays Internal 7, up to 380 mm cards are supported 4, up to 380 mm cards are supported
Cooling Front 2 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm 2 × 120 mm or 1 × 140 mm
Rear 1 × 120 mm 1 × 120 mm
Top 2 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm 2 × 120 mm or 2 × 140 mm
Middle - -
Bottom 1 × 120 mm 1 × 120 mm
Radiator Support Front 1 × 120/240 mm or 140/280 mm 1 × 120/240 mm or 140 mm
Rear 1 × 120 mm 1 × 120 mm
Top 1 × 240 mm 1 × 240 mm
Middle - -
Bottom - -
I/O Port 1 × USB 2.0
1 × USB 3.0
1 × Headphone
1 × Mic
1 × USB 2.0
1 × USB 3.0
1 × Headphone
1 × Mic
Power Supply Size Up to 230 mm Up to 230 mm
Dimensions - -
Colors Multiple colors Black
Features Large side window panel Large side window panel
Price $49.99 $49.99

These Focus G series models also have extensive liquid cooling support, with radiator mounts in the front, rear, and the top of the cases. Those more interested in air cooling will be able to fit heatsinks that are up to 165mm tall, which means just about every cooler on the market. Both models can also handle graphics cards up to 380mm long, while power supply depth is a very spacious 230mm. The other similarity is that both models are going to retail for $49.99 USD, which places them firmly in the competitive budget case market.

We have no word on availability, but sometime after Computex is a firm bet.

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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - link

    This is... Markedly a different look for Fractal cases, normally known for subdued and refined case design. I'm not exactly a fan, but this is the way the market trends are going, so... You gotta do what you can to compete in the market, I suppose. Reply
  • Penti - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - link

    Looks more or less like their previous budget cases. Any how they got plenty of other stuff they offer. Reply
  • close - Friday, May 26, 2017 - link

    I hope case design in general doesn't go in this direction. I like their classic designs better. Reply
  • Penti - Friday, May 26, 2017 - link

    Still looks better than like their old Core 1000 or Core 3000 designs/model's. Mesh front panels is nothing new from Fractal. For 50 USD cases they look pretty balanced. Should fit large coolers too. Reply
  • close - Monday, May 29, 2017 - link

    As far as I can tell they're pretty similar, save for the LED lights in the fans. I'm not a big fan of LED lights as I don't want a Christmas tree so I prefer closed cases that don't let light leak out... too much.

    Regardless I can understand there's a market for this. I just hope they hang on to their other designs and don't "migrate" everything to this type.
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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Friday, May 26, 2017 - link

    I don't keep tabs on every Fractal case that has come into the market, but as far as I know, this is the first I've seen with LED fans or offered in bold red or blue case colors.

    The mesh, acrylic side-panels, and the internal layouts are very familiar to other cases in Fractal's lineup.
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  • megadirk - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - link

    Those are some nicely laid out cases for $50, especially coming with two fans and multiple filters. Cable management looks decent as well. Definitely competes with Corsairs' offering at the same price. Reply
  • goatfajitas - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - link

    Yeah, I was expecting quite alot more. Great for the price. Reply
  • MatthewF01 - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - link

    New cases from Fractal is good news, but I was hoping we'd instead start seeing Tempered Glass refreshes of already-popular and excellent cases like the Define series. Maybe Computex... Reply
  • CMDMC12 - Thursday, May 25, 2017 - link

    With a name like "Focus G", I was hoping they would be cases for standing graphics cards. Honestly we need more of those. Reply

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