titleWhen it comes to cases there are two different types. The first is the flashy cases that are meant to grab everyones attention and show off all the cool hardware inside. The second is the sleek professional looking case that is all about style and function. When it comes to Fractal Design I always seem to place them in this second category. They don’t make anything flashy or over the top, but their cases are always functional, cool, spacious, and what I like to call business sexy. Their Define cases have always been a perfect example of this, today we are going to take a look at the Define R4, their lastest version.

Product Name: Fractal Design Define R4

Review Sample Provided by: Fractal Design

Written by: Wes, Brennon

Pictures by: Wes



Technical Specifications

-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

-3 - ModuVent™ plates - two in the top and one in the side

-7 - fan positions (2 Silent Series R2 fans included)

-Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom

-CPU coolers up to 170mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)

-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)

-1 - Front 120/140mm fan

-1 - Rear hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)

-2 - Top 120/140mm fans - positions also support some models of 240 radiators, depending on configuration

-1 - Bottom 120/140mm fan

-1 - Side 140mm fan

-1 - Integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)

Front interface

-2 - USB 3.0, 2 - USB 2.0

-Audio I/O

-Power button with LED (blue)

-Reset button

-Fan controller (behind door)

Retail package content

-Define R4 computer case

-User manual

-Accessory box

Additional Information

-EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080923

-UPC: 817301010924

-Product code: FD-CA-DEF-R4-TI


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #29691 01 Mar 2013 21:16
Today we took a look at the Define R4 from Fractal Design, have a great weekend!

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