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Fractal Design Define Mini Black Micro ATX Silent PC Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 support and 2 x 120mm Fractal Design Silent Fans

  • Steel MicroATX Mini Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 2 (with one 5.25 > 3.5 inch converter included) External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 (Compatible with SSD) Internal
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The Define series is reaching new heights in combining stylish, contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. The minimalistic, yet stunning front panel design, fitted with noise absorbing material on the inside, creates an aura of exclusivity.

As the name implies, Define Mini is the smaller sibling of the acclaimed and award winning Define R4 case. Being a micro ATX version of Define R4, 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. The Define Mini excels in including a lot of features in a small size!

The patent pending feature ModuVent™, in which you can choose whether to have fan slots in side and top panels open or not, makes the case appealing for users seeking optimal silence, as well as the performance hungry ones.

The sleek black interior is matched with pre-fitted, dense noise absorbing material on the side panels, efficiently absorbing noise and vibrations. You can fit an astonishing total of six hard drives into this case, using the user friendly HDD-trays. All painted in a nice white color and using black silicone mounts. PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it.


Define Mini

Specifications

  • Six 3.5-inch HDD trays, compatible with SSDs
  • Two 5.25-inch bays, with one 5.25" or 3.5" inch converter included
  • On top of front panel: two USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, and Audio I/O
  • Removable filter below PSU (No PSU included)
  • MB compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX
  • 4 + 1 Expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
  • Supports graphics cards with lengths up to approx. 260mm when removable HDD-bay is in place
  • Supports graphics cards with lengths up to approx. 400mm when HDD-bay is removed
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 160mm
  • Supports PSUs with a depth of maximum approx. 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120mm fan, the case supports longer PSUs - typically 200 - 220mm.
  • Case size (W x H x D): 8.25 x 15.5 x 19.3 inches (210 x 395 x 490mm)
  • Net weight: (9.50kg)

Cooling System

  • Fan controller for 3 fans included
  • 1 rear Fractal Design 120mm @ 1200RPM (included)
  • 1 front Fractal Design 120mm @ 1200RPM (included)
  • 1 front 120mm fan (optional)
  • 1 top 120 / fan (optional)
  • 1 bottom 120mm fan (optional)
  • 1 side panel 120mm / 140mm fan (optional)

Package Contents

  • Define Mini Computer Case
  • Accessory Box
  • User Manual

Additional Information

  • EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080527
  • Product code: FD-CA-DEF-MINI-BL
  • Also available for System Integrators


What's in the Box

Define Mini

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Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Donald T.
  • 6/25/2015 12:54:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case with a minor annoyance

Pros: Very good silent case.

Cons: Just a minor issue with the mb standoffs.

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  • Jeremy O.
  • 6/14/2015 6:56:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsQuiet, some design problems

Pros: Good looking
Very quiet
Includes 2 quiet fans

Cons: Cables inside front panel are too short, interfere with installing optical drives.

Other Thoughts: Its quiet, conservative looking, but has some design issues that give me pause.

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  • Kyle W.
  • 6/6/2015 1:25:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHighly expandable storage bays

Pros: Nice paint job, inside and out.
Quiet (depending on number of fans and rpm of said fans, but still quiet on the outside due to insulation)
Highly expandable internal drive bays.
Great for a micro ATX or mid form factor gaming or home server build.
Nice cable cutouts.
No faulty parts or ports with my order.

Cons: Some rust on the internal drive bays' (unpainted) metal. The case was probably sitting in a Newegg warehouse for a while, or otherwise exposed to moisture for some months. Not worth dropping an Egg.
Holds in heat more than some other cases, due to the audio dampening foam insulation.
Internal foam insulation can tear off if you are not careful (glue it back in place, not a real problem).

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  • Indiana G.
  • 5/31/2015 5:55:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Case

Pros: Amazingly quiet. Even when the fans are blowing, it's as quiet as most towers are at idle.

Cons: The blue light is a dying sun, but it's not worth knocking a egg off. This case does exactly what I wanted it to do.

Other Thoughts: A few of my friends have asked me "is this thing really on?" when I was showing them my new build.

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  • Dusten B.
  • 5/14/2015 7:45:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYes

Pros: Purchased two years ago to hold a home server. It looks great, was easy to build in, and is relatively quiet. I'm thinking of purchasing this again for other builds as well.

Cons: None

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  • Andrew H.
  • 5/5/2015 11:30:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe design of the case is awesome, but...

Pros: This is actually a *very* nice case. It really looks SLICK. If you have any doubts, you should watch the video all the way through.

I bought this case because I am planning to replace my old HTPC case (Silverstone LC-17) with a mini tower that I'll have on a small shelf mounted under a mounted big screen TV. I plan to regain about 2 feet of room in this process of doing away with the TV stand.

This two biggest selling points to me with this case:

1. It's built to be quiet. Real quiet. There's a ton of sound dampening material in the frame of this case, yet it still gives you the flexibility to do other things with it, such as adding more (or different) cooling or add a lot more storage.

2. Wait until you get into the later half of the video. You'll see something interesting; at least it was very interesting to me. This case was built with the thought process that the person using it might go through multiple processors, multiple methods of cooling, and multiple mainboards before they move on to a newer case years later. In particular, they have a cut out area under the mainboard where you can EASILY access the mounting mechanism for the processor heatsink. This means you NO LONGER need to remove the mainboard completely to try a different heat sink and fan or add water cooling. When I saw that, all I could say is "SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!"

Cons: The one negative... It cost a egg in rating. I apologize to those that may deem this unfair, but there's a dent in the side panel and the front bezel of the case doesn't fit *quite* flush with the rest of it. I don't know if this was caused by shipping or by NewEgg's handling of it. The truth is, there was a LOT of packing material to protect the insides, so someone in the packing/shipping process was really rough with it if that's what happened. I don't know if the side panel can be replaced, but I do know I would not like paying to return the panel I have.

NewEgg doesn't allow half-egg ratings, so a full egg had to be taken for this displeasure.

Other Thoughts: I find it very difficult to see how anyone can really go wrong selecting this case. If you can find it on sale, it's a no-brainer

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  • Phillip M.
  • 5/4/2015 7:13:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuality Control Was Asleep on the Job

Pros: Bought this on sale $50, was a good deal,....so i thought.

Cons: Product was completely busted up.

1) Clear bezel around the power button is cracked to pieces.
2) Power button itself is busted off and had to be fished out of the bag.
3) Front drive doors that lead to the fans will not stay closed.
4) Plastic side pieces that run down the front bezel have pieces broken off.
5) Headphone and microphone jack receptacles have fallen inside the case.

The box it arrived in looks fine, so i'm inclined to not blame this on UPS, but instead on terrible QA.

Other Thoughts: Incredibly disappointed in Fractal Design. First case i have bought from them, and it will be most likely be my last. Now i'm going to have to fight with Newegg about an RMA and delay my build for a week.

Spend the extra money, and get a case from a more reputable manufacturer like Antec.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Phillip,

We're sorry to hear that the front panel on your Define Mini is broken. It is possible that the box was dropped just right so that the front panel inside was damaged without leaving any noticeable damage to the box itself. Included with all of our cases there is a red piece of paper that has the contact information to our Technical Support Team. If you have lost that piece of paper you can contact us by submitting a ticket at:

https://support.fractal-design.com

You can also call our toll free number : 855-446-3722

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm CT.

Please contact our Tech Support Team and they should be able to assist you in getting a replacement front panel for your case.

Best Regards,
Fractal Design Support

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  • Robert B.
  • 5/4/2015 7:03:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall package, high quality

Pros: Everything I've come to expect from Fractal Design. Well built, solid, plenty of convenience features.

Cons: Its kinda heavy, being made of steel will do that. The moniker 'Mini' is kinda a poor moniker; its only a couple inches shorter than the Define R4 I bought in 2013.

Other Thoughts: Still great case.

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  • Sean H.
  • 4/27/2015 9:03:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice box

Pros: I ordered this case for a DIY NAS system. The case is quite strong and sturdy. I really liked the trays for the hard drives. They have rubber bumpers to absorb vibrations, have a variety of configurations for various drives and make installing very easy. I liked being able to route the cables in the back, tidied away, with ample places to secure them. Between the noise-dampening features and thinner-silent fans, it's very quiet; I hardly notice it next to me now, before it migrates to the basement. The fan speed is manually adjustable via a supplied controller with knob. I have it on the lowest setting and find it adequate and very quiet.

Cons: The fans use a three-pin connector and the fan speed is controlled by a flimsy knob. The expansion slot that is intended for the fan controller leaves the knob sticking out and I was afraid of it getting snapped off. I installed it in an unused CPI expansion slot instead, which is recessed, so the knob doesn't stick out and is less prone to getting snapped off. The fan controller also needs an SATA power connector.

Other Thoughts: This would be a better case if it had four-pin PWM fans and no manual controller, at least as an option. Better still would be a no-fan option, then I could have saved a few bucks. I will likely buy separate PWM fans that will take power from and be controlled automatically by the motherboard instead of a flimsy manual knob. If this case had no fans and no fan controller, then I would have given it five stars.

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  • Daniel S.
  • 4/27/2015 11:11:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGenerally A Great Case

Pros: Silent, easy cable management, lots of room for such a small case

Cons: My front I/O has been having difficulties. The audio jacks and the power LED don't work, which is pretty frustrating.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Daniel,

We're sorry to hear that the audio ports and the power LED on your Define Mini is not working properly. Included with all of our cases there is a red piece of paper that has the contact information to our Technical Support Team. If you have lost that piece of paper you can contact us by submitting a ticket at:

https://support.fractal-design.com

You can also call our toll free number : 855-446-3722

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm CT.

Please contact our Tech Support Team and they should be able to assist you in getting a replacement audio ports and power LED for your case.

Best Regards,
Fractal Design Support

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