mid-tower

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...

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