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Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Tower Case Black Pearl 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PSU Front 2XUSB3.0 Audio

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Part #: FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL

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Features [ Edit | History ]

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.

The Define R4 side and front door panels are fitted with dense, sound-absorbing material making it a benchmark for noise reduction. Moreover, the Define R4 accommodates up to 8 HDDs, all modern graphics card sizes, and multiple ventilation options - including two standard Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans - to keep internal components at optimal temperatures.

For ultimate functionality, the Define R4 features a front interface with USB 3.0 and an integrated three-speed fan controller behind the front panel door.

Key Features

  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case - To achieve a high level of noise reduction, material with mass should be incorporated which is what we strive to achieve with the dense bitumen used on the side panels
  • 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

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

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

Customer Reviews of Fractal Design FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL

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Adam_R
06/13/16
Experience: 2 Months

Pros

Extremely easy to build in
Quietest case I've owned
Cons
LED light is crazy bright
Summary
It's a very well designed case that I would absolutely buy again. I had to disconnect the power light to be able to sleep in the same room as it, but beyond that there's nothing I'd really change.

icemeKo
06/09/16
Experience: 5 Months

Pros

lots of space inside the case, feels heavy and high quality, good cable management system
Cons
quiet but not as quiet as I expected
Summary
nice case with lots of room inside

Tyler_M37
06/04/16
Experience: 3 Weeks

Pros

Tons of room for expansion (I'll never need that much...)
Seems like a solid build all around
Removable HDD cages to increase air flow (still allows for 2 SSD on back of MOBO and 3 other drives)
Dust filters
Pretty quiet overall
Lots of room for extra fans (comes with 2)
Good cable management
Cons
I actually didn't like the way the sides go on the case... but not a huge deal
Summary
Very happy with this case - my first build and now I have tons of room to expand if I want to for the future and was relatively easy work with. Just wish it had of been 4.5 lbs lighter or NCIX had free shipping on this item to save the extra $30 it cost to ship.

Chris_L85
05/26/16
Experience: 60 Days

Pros

Lots of slots for expansion.
Lots of space to secure wires inside, especially on the opposite site of the motherboard wall.
I really like all the optional/additional fan mounts. Made for effective airflow in the unit.
Easy to secure the motherboard.
Cons
nothing
Summary
solid purchase - which i based off another purchaser will definitely buy another Fractal.
Great price and fast cheap delivery.

William_B
05/23/16
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

large fans
high quality included hardware
no sharp edges
quiet
good airflow
Cons
only 1 LED - no HDD indicator
blue LED
top HDD trays in both cages are a tight fit for standard-height HDDs
can't lock side panels
awkward fan filters
Summary
I'm using this for a NAS and so far it's very good, with only 1 or 2 small issues.

The upper HDD slot in both the top and bottom cages is a little too tight for most drives, they fit, but rub against the top of the cage. So far only the Seagate ST1000VN000 seems to fit well, being slightly thinner than most.

The fan filters could be a little easier to get at, and I'd like to have lockable side panels, but overall it's a very high-quality case with useful features and good design.

Shame about the blue LED though. That thing can be seen from the moon.

mv_498
05/06/16
Experience: 1 Months

Pros

Very Sturdy
Quiet
Cons
Very large for a mid tower
Front Fan assembly doesn't feel as well built as the rest of the case
Summary
Bought this case for a new build and was looking for something quiet with easy access drive bays. Case feels very well built and is very quiet (I have not using the top or side fan slots so the dampening is still in place).

Douglas_H2
04/24/16
Experience: 7 Days

Pros

Quiet
Good looking
Well built
Cons
Very little to criticize.
Power LED is too bright.
Summary
The is my second R4 case. Very happy with it. It's quiet, solidly build and has an understated minimalist look that I prefer. The only criticism I have is that the blue LED power light is too bright. When the computer goes to sleep and the light flashes it's almost like a slow strobe light. I have to cover it with a piece of electrical tape to cut down on the light output.

Songchun_F2
04/05/16
Experience: 1 Years

Pros

quite!big room!
Cons
looking not fancy
Summary
This the second one I bought. The first one was recommand by store stuff. I have used for a years. It's little bit heavy, but really good quality!

LarryO
04/02/16
Experience: 11 Months

Pros

Looks good
Works well
Cons
no cons
Summary
Nothing bad about it. Looks sleek, and works.

Kabob
03/12/16
Experience: 2 Days

Pros

Quiet, Sturdy
Cons
none
Summary
One of the best case I've purchased. Looks great at first sight. Nice finishing on the material. A very sturdy case with foams and padding inside to seal up and keep it quiet. Optional fan locations are covered with foams, which act as good insulation.

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Fans? (Hamid_T- Dec 27, 15, 2 Replies)
RE: Fans? (jamie_s2- Dec 27, 15, 0 Replies)
Anyone put an *external* 3.5" device in? (Mark_L- Sep 28, 14, 2 Replies)
Fractal Design R4 or XL R2 (Emmett_M- Jul 16, 14, 3 Replies)
Differences between this and R4 Blackout (the_prism- Apr 28, 14, 1 Replies)
Are there dust filters on the side and top? (Sean_L- Oct 12, 13, 8 Replies)
Blue Power LED (Kartick_V- Oct 08, 13, 5 Replies)
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$30 shipping? (Ryan_G- Apr 24, 13, 11 Replies)
liquid cooling in case define r4? (Thomas13- Dec 27, 12, 4 Replies)

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