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Fractal Design Define XL Black E-ATX Tower Silent Computer Case 4X5.25 10X3.5INT USB3.0 No PS

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   SKU:  
63338
   Shipping Weight:   43.2 lbs
   Part #: FD-CA-DEF-XL-USB3-BL
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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

As the name implies, Define XL is the larger sibling of the acclaimed and award winning Define R2/R3 case. Similar to Define R2/R3, it offers a number of interesting functions with a very stylish appearance. It's a case focused on low noise level, without neglecting other important features such as cooling, expandability and ease of use.

Quick Specs:
Material Steel Plastic
Motherboard Supported EATX ATX Mini ITX Micro ATX
Weight (Approximate) 39.57 lb
Color Black Pearl
Form Factor Full-tower
Height 22"
Width 9.1"
Depth 22.1"
Number of Fans Supported 6
Number of Fans Installed 2
Number of External 5.25" Bays 4
Number of Power Supplies Supported 1
Number of Power Supplies Installed No
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays 10
Number of Total Expansion Bays 10
Number of Total Expansion Slots 8
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Total Number of Audio In Ports 1
Total Number of Audio Out Ports 1
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Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Bays  
     Number of External 5.25" Bays: 4
     Number of Internal 3.5" Bays: 10
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 10
General Information  
     Brand Name: Fractal Design
     Manufacturer: Fractal Design
     Manufacturer Part Number: FD-CA-DEF-XL-USB3-BL
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.fractal-design.com
     Product Line: Define
     Product Name: Define XL Black Pearl Computer Case
     Product Series: XL
     Product Type: Computer Case
I/O Expansions  
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 8
Interfaces/Ports  
     Front Audio In: Yes
     Front Audio Out: Yes
     Front USB: Yes
     Top Audio In: Yes
     Top Audio Out: Yes
     Top USB: Yes
     Total Number of Audio In Ports: 1
     Total Number of Audio Out Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 4
Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black Pearl
     Depth: 22.1" (561.3 mm)
     Form Factor: Full-tower
     Height: 22" (560 mm)
     Material: Steel
Plastic
     Weight (Approximate): 17.95 kg
     Width: 9.1" (232 mm)
Power Description  
     Number of Power Supplies Installed: No
     Number of Power Supplies Supported: 1
Technical Information  
     Motherboard Supported: Micro ATX
Mini ITX
ATX
EATX
     Number of Fans Installed: 2
     Number of Fans Supported: 6

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DarkStar33Cdn
03/17/13
Experience: 90 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Excellent Build Quality, Good Cable Management Capabilities, Stylish looks
Cons
Weight
Summary
An excellent choice for people looking for a large case that fits stylishly in any home/apartment similar to the R4.

This case is intended for people looking to build a major PC with tons of storage and does so very very well. Overall an excellent case.

Aldira
08/30/12
Experience: 1 Weeks
Pros
Sleek Design
Quiet
Well designed interior
Cons
Top oriented power button
Heavy
Summary
For myself, the design with the top power button is not satisfactory, due to having cats that step on the button. Otherwise, I thoroughly love the case. It is designed well, is quiet, and is solid. I find it heavy, but it is well made.

Derek_H
07/11/12
Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
LOTS OF SPACE for airflow and hard drives. sleek design, easy cable management, easy access for modifying or switching out parts. Quiet
Cons
it's a bit /too/ big, I was a little ambitious with my purchasing. Make sure you measure where you plan on putting the tower to make sure it fits or else you'll find yourself needing to get a different desk.
Summary
I love this tower. Even if it's a bit too big, it's worth it if you want the 10 internal drive bays. There is room for 3 additional fans 120mm (one of them is both 140 and 120 compatible) on top of the 3 it already has. This is the kind of case you would get if you're planning on going all the way and building a supercomputer. The smaller version of the Fractal Refine would be ideal if you don't need the extra hard drive bays. Comes with extra plates and screws and cable ties for management. I am using this tower with an Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard, GeForce 570 GPU, i5 3.4ghz CPU, 16 GB RAM, earthwatts 750 power supply, crucial M4 256gb SSD for system/game loading performance and 1tb seagate barracuda hard drive for mass storage. I hope I can find reason to utilize the rest of the hard drive bays eventually :)

Zer0
11/14/11
Experience: 2 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Plenty of room to work with including the rear for cable management
-Lots of 3.5" bays
-Good sound dampening
-Sturdy, well-built
Cons
-Door does not open 270 degrees like on the P182, at least 180 degrees would have been nice
-Stock fans are quiet but very weak
-No front panel eSATA port anymore, last revision had it
-Some drive trays are too tight, have to use a dremel on the locking tab
Summary
Bought this to replace my P182 and will be home to a new X79 watercooled build. It's a nice, sleek looking case that's very similar in design to Antec. Love the black and white theme. Simplistic looking exterior which I prefer over ones with LEDs all over the exterior. Plenty of 3.5" drive bays and trays. Good sound dampening material on side panels.

I will be replacing the 140mm and 180mm fans because they are too weak for my tastes. They are really quiet though. Also, some of the drive trays don't "snap" into place even when pushed all the way in. I have to dremel the locking tab a bit in order for it to fit.

This is the new version that includes USB3.0 ports in the front panel. They did however remove the eSATA port.

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Comment: Extremely good looking and great cooling efficiency.
Posted by: BernardP @04/05/12
URL: http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/cases/9194-fractal-design-define-x
Comment: Quiet, top-notch fit and finish, easy installation, excellent airflow.
Posted by: BernardP @12/02/11
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