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Fractal Design Define R4 Case Review

Fractal Design is definitely making a name for themselves not only in the power supply market, but in the case market as well. Their cases have been popular with gamers and enthusiasts alike a we can see why. It has been a while since we have taken a look at a larger case from Fractal Design and today we are taking a look at the Define R4, which of course the successor to the extremely popular Define R3. This case features room for up to 10 hard drives, two included fans with a fan speed controller, USB 3.0 support and more than enough room inside to work with. This case also has many sound dampening features to keep your system nice and quiet. Read on as we take a look…

Special thanks to Fractal Design for providing us with the Define R4 Case to review.

Key Features
– High density noise-reducing material lining acrylic window
– Patent pending ModuVent™ design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow
– Top HDD cage (5 trays total) can be rotated 90 degrees or removed for additional airflow or to accommodate long graphic cards up to 430mm in length
– Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
– Two Silent Series R2 fans included, featuring hydraulic bearings contributing to a longer life expectancy – Silent – Series R2 retail fans will now come standard in all cases
– Wider case body that allows for improved cable routing behind the motherboard – now 26mm wide
– New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze
– Two SSDs can be mounted on the back of the motherboard plate in addition to the 8 slots in the HDD trays, for a total of 10 SSD positions available

Packaging
The Define R4 comes in a plain box. There is some information on the front of the box. On the back there is a full overview of the case. The side of the box lists the full specifications.

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Opening the box up the case inside is nicely protected by 2 large pieces of styrofoam and a plastic bag.

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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