North XL

North XL combines a transformative take on the gaming PC case with a generous form factor. It fuses design materials with airflow engineering, to make performance gaming a stylish addition to the living space. Inside, it boasts a spacious, flexible, and intuitive interior layout so you can make the most of your building and gaming experience.

  • • Enhance the look of your gaming station with FSC-certified wood and alloy details
  • • Choose a GPU up to 413 mm, or up to 380 mm with a 420 mm front radiator
  • • Get a head start on your build with the three included 140 mm Aspect PWM fans



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Transformative design in a generous format

North XL

Natural design

  • Enjoy a sophisticated looking case which integrates effortlessly into your living space

  • Enhance your gaming station with an FSC-certified oak or walnut front, a faux leather tab and sleek steel or brass details

Gaming ready

  • Choose a GPU up to 413 mm, or up to 380 mm with a 420 mm front radiator

  • Make the most of your build with a generous layout compatible with full E-ATX motherboards

Extended cooling

  • Supports front radiators up to 420 mm and top radiators up to 360 mm

  • Three Aspect 14 PWM fans preinstalled with room to expand up to a total of eight 140 mm or nine 120 mm fans

Type-C interface

Three front USB ports including one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with speeds up to 20Gbps

Ventilated performance

  • Natural ventilation through an open front and a stylishly integrated mesh top panel

  • The mesh version of the case features a full mesh side panel in addition to the top

Naturally unique

Enjoy a unique finish, with front panel bars cut from FSC-certified oak or walnut

Easy access

Remove the side panels, unclip the front and pop off the top panel using an integrated tab

Build versatility

  • Make the most of your building experience with an intuitive interior layout

  • Designed for E-ATX / ATX / mATX / mITX motherboards

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"Fractal Design didn’t re-invent the mid-century modern wheel with its North XL. But it takes what was great about the original and sizes it up for E-ATX motherboards and the longest, largest graphics cards, while keeping the price reasonable."
Tom's Hardware Read the full review
" manages to offer more both thanks to size but also due to a few tweaks that Fractal has made. The North XL is functional enough to be really useful, manages to move the needle positively with E-ATX support and improved internal as well as external cable management."
"All in all, I can only repeat the positive conclusion of the original Fractal Design North. The case looks very similar in many areas, but apart from that it offers more space for larger components. And realistically, I have to say that the additional space required is also easy to cope with."
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"If you liked the look of the original Fractal Design North but wanted to install an E-ATX motherboard with more 140mm fans, you may well find the North XL is a decent choice."

"Fractal North XL Case Review & Benchmarks: Wood Panels & Mesh" - Gamers Nexus


"Fractals BEST PC Case just got a HUGE upgrade! | Fractal North XL Review" - Designs By IFR

"Fractal Design North XL Review" - Christopher Flannigan

North North XL
Front radiator Up to 360 mm Up to 420/360 mm
Top radiator Up to 240 mm Up to 280/360 mm
Included Aspect 140 mm fans 2 3
Total 120 mm fan mounts 8 (Mesh) 6 (TG) 9 (Mesh) 7 (TG)
Total 140 mm fan mounts 6 (Mesh) 4 (TG) 8 (Mesh) 6 (TG)
Graphics card (max length) Up to 355 mm Up to 413 mm
Motherboard ATX E-ATX (330 mm)


  • Dedicated 2.5" drive mounts
  • Combined 3.5/2.5” drive mounts
    2 included
  • 5.25” drive mounts
  • Expansion slots
  • Front interface
    1xUSB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2xUSB 3.0, Audio & Mic
  • Total fan mounts (TG Version)
    7 x 120 mm or 6 x 140 mm
  • Total fan mounts (Mesh Version)
    9 x 120 mm or 8 x 140 mm
  • Front fan
    3 x 120 mm, 3 x 140 mm (3 x Aspect 140mm PWM included)
  • Top fan
    3 x 120 mm, 2 x 140 mm or 2 x 180 mm
  • Rear fan
    1 x 120/140 mm
  • Dust filters
    Front, PSU
  • Fixed cable straps
  • Cable routing grommets
  • Captive thumbscrews
    HDD brackets, SSD bracket, Side Panels, Fan Bracket, PSU Bracket
  • Left side panel
  • Right side panel


  • Motherboard compatibility
    E-ATX / ATX / mATX / Mini-ITX
  • Power supply type
  • PSU max length
    1 HDD Tray: 290mm max, 2 HDD Trays: 175 mm
  • GPU max length
    413 mm with front fan mounted / 380 mm with a 33 mm-thick 420/360 mm front mounted radiator
  • CPU cooler max height
    155 mm with Fan Bracket (Mesh version) / 185 mm without
  • Front radiator
    Up to 420/360 mm
  • Top radiator
    Up to 280/360 mm
  • Rear radiator
    1 x 120/140 mm
  • Cable routing space
    29 mm


  • Case dimensions (LxWxH)
    503 x 240 x 509 mm
  • Case dimensions w/o feet/protrusions/screws
    490 x 240 x 490 mm
  • Net weight
    9.7 kg (Mesh) / 9.5kg (TG)
  • Package dimensions (LxWxH)
    604 x 355 x 608 mm
  • Gross weight
    11.9 kg (Mesh) / 11.7kg (TG)


  • Package contents (Mesh version)
    North case, Accessory Box, Fan Bracket Accessory Box, User Manual
  • Package contents (TG version)
    North case, Accessory Box, User Manual
  • EAN
    Charcoal Black: 7340172706533, Charcoal Black TGD: 7340172706540, Chalk White: 7340172706557, Chalk White TGC: 7340172706564
  • UPC
    Charcoal Black: 843276106539, Charcoal Black TGD: 843276106546, Chalk White: 843276106553, Chalk White TGC: 843276106560
  • JAN
    Charcoal Black: 4537694326902, Charcoal Black TGD: 4537694326919, Chalk White: 4537694326926, Chalk White TGC: 4537694326933
  • Product Code
    Charcoal Black: FD-C-NOR1X-01, Charcoal Black TGD: FD-C-NOR1X-02, Chalk White: FD-C-NOR1X-03, Chalk White TGC: FD-C-NOR1X-04
  • Warranty
    2 Years