Earlier this year we went hands-on with the R4 from Fractal, a mid tower solution to the Define product line. We were quite pleased with the humble case, the simple Fractal facade silently housing a myriad of features. Our one complaint was the weight of the chassis, to which Fractal responded by sending us the R4’s big brother full tower, the XL R2. I'll be installing a full ATX building and, against better judgement, showing it off at our upcoming LAN party.Take a look with us, we could use an extra hand lifting.

Product Name: Fractal Define XL R2

Review Sample provided by: Fractal Design

Review by: Adam

Pictures by: Adam



Form Factor

Full Sized Tower


232 x 559 x 560mm


40 lbs

MB Support

ATX, Micro ATX, mini-ITX, E-ATX and XL-ATX

Side Panel Window


Expansion Slots



Aluminum / Steel


Black Pearl, Titanium Grey

Drive Bays

8 - 2.5 or 3.5 inch hard drives

4- 5.25” Bays


Fan positions (3 140mm fans included)

VGA Length

Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed - With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 480mm in length may be installed

CPU Heatsink Support

Up to 170mm in height

Front I/O

Dual USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports

Power Supply

ATX (up to 190 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 345 mm deep) can be used)


One Year

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33062 04 Oct 2013 13:12
Everyone may have missed this yesterday. Adam talks about the Fractal case that he had at the LAN

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