The Fractal Design Define R4 is the latest in the Define Series of computer cases offering minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design fused with maximum sound reduction, configurability and functionality.
Now featuring the option to have your Define R4 case with a large fully transparent window allowing you to display your setup in style.
The acrylic window side panel features the same clean, Scandinavian design as the case itself, and has a completely flat outer surface without any plastic bezel or rivets.
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
- by David_W @Oct 24, 2012
ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
7 + 1 expansion slots
2 - 5.25" bays
8 - 3.5" HDD trays - all compatible with SSDs, 2 - 2.5" extra SSD positions
2 - ModuVent™ plates - two in the top and one in the side
6 - fan positions (2 Silent Series R2 fans included)
Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom
CPU coolers up to 170mm tall
ATX PSUs up to 170mm deep when using the bottom fan location, when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 270mm deep) can be used
Graphics cards up to 295mm in length with the top HDD cage installed
With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 430mm in length may be installed
26mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
Colours available: Black Pearl, Titanium Grey, Arctic White
Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 464 x 523mm
Package dimensions (WxHxD): 320 x 535 x 610mm
Net weight: 12,3 kg
Cooling / ventilation
1 - Front hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
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I just grabbed this case yesterday at NCIX Mississauga and transferred my system from Haf XM. I like how it looks and the added noise dampening materials is a bonus. The only thing I do not like is the fact that the top panel isn't as thick so they need to make beefier top panel. I intend to add noise absorbing material to the areas around the fans and all the way to the 5.25" bay.Also needs better fans due to the fact that the ones supplied are noisy when mounted to the top and even the front. Time to put my Noctuas to work. Other than that it is a nice case.
This review was modfied by poster @ 02-20-13 12:11 PM
Bought this to replace my Antec 300 and there are some considerable differences. For one thing, much heavier compared to the 300 but partly that is because of the padding on both the R4's panels to dampen the noise. I can barely hear it running at times and only when gaming does it ramp up. It's wider so there is is more room at the back of the motherboard for those who want to have a nice looking case without the hassle finding places to hide their wires.
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