A Look Inside
Getting inside the Define C is as easy as removing two thumbscrews in the side panel and taking it off the case. As we look inside we can see that Fractal Design has gone with a two-chamber design, which is very popular these days. So you have the top compartment that will hold your motherboard, graphics card, and other add-on cards, and a bottom compartment for storage and your power supply. For those wondering this case fan fit graphics cards up to 315 mm in length and CPU coolers up to 168 mm tall.
This is the first case in the Define Series that has a power supply cover. The cover extends the entire length of the case and has a Fractal Design logo on it. The front part of the cover has a section that can actually be removed if you plan on installing a fan in the front bottom part of the case or make use of larger radiators. This is nice because if you don’t plan on removing it you still keep that clean look. I really do not like the PSU covers that get cut off, it just does not look good. There are also ventilation holes in the top of the cover for your power supply.
The motherboard tray supports ATX, Micro ATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. There are a total of four (2 large, 2 small) cable routing holes, which do have the rubber inserts so you won’t damage your cables. There is also a very large CPU cutout.
Taking the opposite side of the case off we can see that it is lined with sound dampening material. So that makes the top, back side panel, and front which are all line with it. If you get the non-window version of the case the main side panel will also be lined with the material.
With the back side panel removed from the case we can see how the rest of the case is setup. There are three major cable tie-downs with velcro cable ties, which is a nice thing to see. There is also a removable mount on the backside of the motherboard tray that supports three 2.5-inch drives.
The bottom compartment of the case has a hard drive cage that has two metal trays, white of course. These trays support both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch hard drives. The remainder of the bottom compartment is for your power supply. This case supports normal ATX power supplies up to 175 mm in length.