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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

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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

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

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Experience: 3 Years
Beautiful, Silent, Lots of room, Easy to work in
Great case, heavy, but if it's never going to be moved, then it's perfect

Experience: 12 Days
 Verified Owner
Easy to install, great cable management, and looks super sleek
None so far
When I read some reviews saying that the case came dented because of deliveries being rough on the box, I was initially afraid. The box did come in pretty banged up but the insides were pretty well protected from the packaging so everything was looked good.

Everything was easy to set up! Would buy Fractal again!

Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Nice and big, mostly metal. Minimal look.
Front USB ports are a very tight for some reason. The HD audio coord was almost too short for my mother board as a result microphone input through front panel is weird, had to use motherboard input instead.
The issues are not bad I can just use the motherboard input for microphone and USB instead. Just a minor inconvenience.

Experience: 7 Days
 Verified Owner
Elegant looking front panel
Gets the job done.

Experience: 10 Days
 Verified Owner
Excellent quality
Superior functionality
Innovative design
with all that quality comes weight
I'm in love with the design and functionality. Every feature is a pleasant surprise.

Experience: 0 Days
 Verified Owner
Its a block
Its a big black block for a case.
Enough said.

Experience: 20 Days
 Verified Owner
- Great Looks
- Clean and compact
- pricey when not on sale.
Probably one of the best looking cases out there. Silent and sleek.

Experience: 6 Weeks
Lots of room
None that I found
When I first opened the box, I didn't expect much due to the price; I didn't think that I would be wowed. I was wrong.
The case is very good looking inside and outside.
Shocking on the outside. Silent on the inside.
It is plain beautiful. I own 4 of these and if there was a way to show in pictures, it would be an awesome sight to see. Really enjoy working with these cases.
I made sure to get a silent/relatively quiet PSUs and also silent CPU fan to get the most out of this case.
I am not sure how it would perform if you put noisy fans inside.
Overall, a must buy!

Experience: 30 Days
 Verified Owner
very quite case
factory needs to supply more fans
A great mid size case for the money. great sound reduction too

Experience: 3 Days
 Verified Owner
Elegant appearance, sensible color design, very comfortable to look at.
noise dampening foams work where they are installed
solid build quality
well-placed and quality rubber grommets (e.g., for PSU)
Modular hard drive cage
Easily removable 5.25 drive cage cover that's also a cinch to put back on
Mostly roomy enough to work with
Rubber'd cable management holes and good sized cable management room
Dust filters on all default-open air intakes (front and bottom). Optional air intakes don't have filters but they are indeed covered to prevent dust entry, good to have.
Power LED / HDD activity LED cannot co-exist. It is entirely possible to have the circle around power button be the power LED and the "rectangular" one be the HDD LED. But for some reason it didn't happen that way. So I am using the LED only as HDD activity indicator, which is more important to me than knowing if my PC is on.
Could've included another fan like the Arc Midi R2 (my other top choice for case)
Back side obviously has no noise dampening, so noise can be heard there. But this is just being picky.
Bottom air filter not easy to take out, depending on case orientation/placement.
Only 2 fan connectors for fan control. I thought there's one more for a 3rd fan.
First case that arrived had a defective front grill which cannot be locked in (glad I inspected upon receipt). Immediately took back to a nearest NCIX shop and the technician confirmed that it was a manufacturer's defect. The store has this item in stock so I received a replacement. After inspection, no major issues. The only thing would be the grill above one of the moduvents pops in and out when you push on it. No big deal though as I don't plan to install fans on that spot anyways.

Very impressed with the appearance, feel and design of this case. Pictures don't do it justice. This is a fine-looking case. Very functional as well, builder-friendly with modular hard drive cage, roomy workspace, and generous provision of tools/screws. Highly recommended.

Hope I can give it 4.5 stars, but that's not an option. 4 doesn't do it justice, so will give 5 stars. It is not perfect, but better than "very good".

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