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Fractal Design Era Case - Gold

A compact chassis free from the excessive restrictions traditionally associated with small form factor systems.

CCL Code: CAS3944
Manufacturer Code: FD-CA-ERA-ITX-CHP
Manufacturer: Fractal Design
Fractal Design Era Case - Gold

Small footprint. Big impact.

Key Features:

  • PSU not included
  • 2 x 2.5", 1 x 3.5" HDD Bay(s)
  • Max MB Size: ITX
  • Front USB Type-C Port


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Fractal Design Era ITX Case (Gold) | FD-CA-ERA-ITX-CHP

Era is a unique and elegantly understated feat of both design and technical engineering — a compact chassis free from the excessive restrictions traditionally associated with small form factor systems.

Wrapped in aluminum and offering a variety of top inserts ranging from premium wood to tempered glass, Era blends into any environment. Despite a modest 16 liter footprint, it readily accommodates dual slot GPUs, AIO water cooling units up to 240 mm, high-end processors, and up to four storage devices.

Compact, sophisticated and stylish, Era redefines the small form factor for those looking to make a design statement without sacrificing the power and functionality of professional grade hardware.

Main Features

  • Compact, uniquely designed aluminum exterior available in five colors
  • Versatile interior supporting professional grade hardware
  • Stylish top panel designed to match the color of your case
  • Additional steel mesh top panel included for higher airflow
  • Small, flexible, and space efficient with volume just over 16 liters
  • Supports Dual Slot graphics cards up to 295 mm in length
  • Excellent water cooling support via removable radiator bracket allowing 240 mm or dual 120 mm radiators
  • Two storage brackets, each capable of mounting a single 3.5" HDD or two 2.5" SSDs
  • Efficient chimney design optimizes airflow across five total fan positions
  • Pre-installed 80 mm Fractal Design SSR3 fan exhausts heat silently and effectively
  • Install SFX or ATX PSUs up to 200 mm in length with innovative adjustable brackets that maximize flexibility
  • Magnetic top panel and tool-less latching side panels allow easy access
  • Easy-to-clean, high airflow nylon filters on the top, sides and base
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with support for fast charging and speeds up to 10Gbps

How to: Era - Install ATX PSU

The Fractal Design Era supports both ATX and SFX power supplies, this video will quickly walk you through the steps of installing an ATX power supply in your Era case.

How to: Era - Radiator/AiO Install

The Fractal Design Era is able to support radiators and AIO's despite its compact size.

How to: Era - Filter Removal

This brief video walks you through the steps to remove the filters from your Era case for easy cleaning.

How to: Era - Remove Drive Cage from PSU Mount

The Fractal Design Era allows you flexibility when planning your build. If you opt for additional interior room, this video shows you how to remove one of the drive cages from the SFX PSU mount.

How to: Era - SSD or HDD Install

This short video walks you through the steps of installing SSD's or an HDD in the Era

How to: Era - SFX Power Supply Install

The Era can support either an ATX power supply or a smaller SFX power supply. This quick video shows you how to install an SFX power supply in your Era

How to: Era - Changing Top Panels

The Era allows you to quickly swap out top panels based on your aesthetic and performance preferences.


Internal Expansion Bays SFX PSU: 2 x 2.5" & 1 x 3.5" or 2 x 3.5"
ATX PSU: 2 x 2.5" or 1 x 3.5"


Expansion Slots 2 x Full Height


USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.0
Headphone Ports 1 x 3.5mm COMBO Jack (shared with Microphone)
Microphone In Port 1 x 3.5mm COMBO Jack (shared with Headphone)


Cooling System Front: Supports 2 x 120mm fans
Rear: Supports 1 x 80mm fan (included)
Bottom: Supports 2 x 120mm fans if no GPU installed
Power Supply ATX, SFX-L or SFX power supply supported


Form Factor ITX Case
Case Colour Gold
Material Aluminium
Tempered Glass
Motherboard Compatibility ITX
In The Box Era ITX computer case
Top insert
Black mesh top insert
User manual
Large accessory box
Small accessory box
Width 166 mm
Depth 325 mm
Height 310 mm
Weight 3.97 kg


Warranty 2 Years

Key Features

Firewire No
Main Colour Gold
Case Type SFF
USB 3.0 Support Yes
Case Form Factor ITX
Power Supply Included No
80Plus Rated No
PSU Form Factor SFX
Display Model in Showroom No
Illuminated No
L.E.D Fan No LED
Internal 3.5" Bay 1
Internal 2.5" Bay 2
Cooler Height 120 mm
Built-in Card Reader No
USB Type-C Support Yes
Front HDMI No
Side Panel Type Solid
GPU Length 295 mm
PSU Depth 200 mm
Front Audio Type Combined
Number of Fans 1 fan(s)
LED Controller Included No
LED Strip(s) Included No
Maximum Motherboard Size Supported ITX

Item Details

Manufacturer Fractal Design
Manufacturer Code FD-CA-ERA-ITX-CHP
EAN 7340172701828
UPC 843276101824
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 2 Years

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Fractal Design
Manufacturer Code FD-CA-ERA-ITX-CHP

Do you have you a question about the Fractal Design Era Mini-ITX Case in Gold with Tempered Glass?

2 / 5 1 review


June 2020

Fractal have let their eye off the ball with case, it's plagued with quality issues. I'll start with the pressing of the aluminium. There's a fold down the side of the front panel where the metal has been mispressed. Furthermore, the finish around the top is pretty poor (see pictures). Finally the side panel pops out constantly on one corner. None of the panels neatly align either. There's gaps and raised panels all over the place. This is not the quality I expect from a 160 case!

PDF Datasheets and Manuals

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Manual pdf