Fractal Design Vector RS Case Overview
Taking a first look at the Vector RS we can see it does not have the traditional “boxy” design that we are used to seeing from Fractal Design. Rather it has an angular design that makes it stand out. Technically this case is a mid-tower, but it is on the larger-side with official dimensions of 552 x 233 x 498 mm. The case is mainly made of steel, but you do have the tempered glass panels, which we’ll get too in just a little bit.
Starting at the front of the case you can really see that angular design. The front panel is sort of cut into two sections with the left being an opaque tempered glass inlay and the right being metal. Breaking these two sections up is an ARGB strip that goes down the front of the case, we’ll see it in action in just a little bit. Fractal Design has put the intakes on the side of the case with a counter-angle design that is made to trap noise with minimal airflow resistance.
The front of the case easily pulls off to reveal two included Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14 140 mm cooling fans. The front actually has room for three 120 / 140 mm fans or radiators up to 360 mm. With the front of the case removed we can pull-out the filter on the bottom of the case. This filter extends the entire length of the case.
Moving up to the top of the case Fractal Design has gone with a tempered glass panel. We saw this on their Define S2 Vision RGB and it is good to see it here as well. On the right side of the case you’ll find a few buttons and connections which include a large power button, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 3.2 gen 2 type-C port, microphone and headphone jacks and a small reset button.
For those who want cooling options at the top of the case you are in luck as Fractal Design includes a top fan / radiator bracket, top filter, and ventilated top panel for the case. Swapping these parts out is quite easy.
Taking a look at the main side panel it is a tempered glass panel which will show off all of the hardware inside of your system. Fractal Design has kept the same design that we saw on the Define S2 Vision RGB where they fused a tempered glass panel to a normal panel. So it comes off the case just like any other ordinary side panel. The opposite side panel is just your plain steel panel.
Looking at the back of the case we have a third Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14 140 mm cooling fan preinstalled as an exhaust fan. This spot does support 120 mm fans as well. There are eight normal expansion slots and two vertical slots. Your power supply will be mounted on the bottom of the case and each side panel does use thumbscrews.