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Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O front panel ports Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ben N.
  • 11/26/2014 12:14:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDetails are lacking

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Heavy duty case. Lots of padding for sound proofing. Easy to access fan filters.

Cons: Cheap snaps on the front door (to access the fan filter) does not work. Had to remove them and add velcro stickers to keep the door close.

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  • Jed F.
  • 11/25/2014 5:39:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME CASE

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: This is my first PC build and everything just fit perfectly into this case. It also forced me to do cable management, which I had no idea about in the first place.

Cons: I could use some more drive bays (5.25") and a free converter too for 2.5" stuff. (I've read one of their other products has a converter included)

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  • Justin R.
  • 11/22/2014 4:14:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case for first time builders!

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Quick and dirty:

- Large and spacious on the inside!
- Cable management on the right side of the case.
- Voltage controllers for internal fans.
- Easy setup.
- Beginner builder friendly!

I was building my first PC and wanted something that was spacious, looked good, could last me a while, and was beginner friendly. After searching online and deciding on the NZXT Phantom 410, Newegg just so happened to have a sale on this particular case. By chance, I decided to do some research on Youtube and Google and found multiple times that reviewers stated that it was a beginner friendly case. The one on sale was the one without the window on the side, but to my understanding, they're essentially the same case. The pictures online do not do this case justice because this thing is huge when it comes in the mail. Furthermore, the front of the case is shiny and sleek black, which differentiates it from the rest of the case body. Quite glad I went with this over the NZXT case I was originally going to grab.

Cons: Unclear instructions on the inside, particularly with regards to what screws go where. The thing says "User Manual" but it wasn't especially helpful. I ended up putting the riser screws the wrong way and phoned a friend for help. I was lucky because he already had the Fractal R4 as I did for my build so he was able to tell me what the deal was. Other than that, pretty straightforward.

Other Thoughts: I've had this case for a couple of weeks now. Pretty solid build. Quite heavy. The box is huge when it comes in the mail and from my understanding, this case runs pretty large for one that's a medium. I do seem to have a problem with audio line buzz / feedback loop when I plugged it into the front audio slot, but that was remedied with an HDMI cable being fed to my monitor and getting sound from there. I also use a Logitech USB headset, so I was able to bypass the problem. I suspect that something isn't grounded correctly, but I could be wrong.

All in all a good case.

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  • Graysen D.
  • 11/21/2014 1:49:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI LOVE IT!

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: The case itself remains very cool! Has a nice, sleek, and sexy look to it. Not very quiet. (I have 4 fans, and a water cooler in it, but still an upgrade from my old laptop) Sturdy and strong. Pleanty of space to put hard drives, gigantic GPU, and anything really!

Cons: When I got the case, the power LEDs weren't working, but, when I decided to clean up the cords and such, it started working. Also, the fan switch can only control 2 fans. so there's that, which is nice. Also, it's a short and wide case. When I got the case, I was at school, and I'm lucky that my dad came home for lunch, because the giant package that displayed what the product was was left on my doorstep. But, that's more of a UPS problem, not newegg.

Other Thoughts: I highly reccomend this if you don't want a case that looks like a spaceship. BUT, if you do, this case isn't for you!

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  • Edward S.
  • 11/21/2014 12:34:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Its been a while since I built a HTPC but I am pleasantly surprised at the component quality now available. This R4 is one example, very well built. Its a big case but is a perfect fit for my HTPC location. Fractal provides all fasteners required for a complete build with several spares. Hard drive mounts are sturdy and well dampened. You will need some 24" SATA 3 cables due to the case size.

Cons: Did I say its big.

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  • Chris B.
  • 11/20/2014 7:32:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy with the quality of this case!

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: -The acoustic padding does an excellent job of keeping sound in.

-It is fairly big. That means you have a lot of room to work with when building which obviously makes things much easier.

-Because it's big, it also helps keep the temps down as well. I average a CPU temp of ~32-34c on idle and only get up to about ~39-45c under load. And I've never seen my GPU get over 55c

-Great wiring setup with rubber holes that make it easy to feed the cables through the back and only have them pop out when/where they need to.

-4 front facing USB ports (2 of which are 3.0) as well as a microphone and headphone jack on the front.

-Comes with 2 built in fans (1 in front, 1 in back) with room for 4 more additional fans. In total you can get 2 in front, 2 on top, 1 on the side, and 1 in the back. It's overkill IMO, but its nice that it gives you the flexibility. You might actually be able to get 2 in the back, I forget honestly...

-Dust cover in front of the front facing fans as well as one on the bottom where you're PSU sits.

-Bottom mounted PSU

Cons: -You'll need a decent amount of space to fit it. I keep mine right next to my desk. Most won't fit it underneath and definitely don't expect to keep it on top of your desk if you were planning on that.

-The USB slots and audio jacks are pretty tight. Nothing that worries too much, but you need to apply a little force to get the usb devices in.

-When placing my MoBo in the case, I had a little trouble getting the back of the MoBo to slip through the holes on the metal plate in the back (where the inputs to the MoBo are). Nothing to worry about once it's in, but it made it a pain during the initial install. Then again, this could also just have been the sizing of my MoBo as well.

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  • Scott F.
  • 11/19/2014 7:29:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuy it.

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Silent, cool, good, buy it.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Buy it.

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  • Randy L.
  • 11/19/2014 12:33:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Solid build, Good fans, able to remove racks to allow for bigger cards, tons of space for wire management

Cons: none

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  • Matt M.
  • 11/17/2014 5:40:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Just a great case! Haven't built it out yet but just opening this up and feeling it is magical. So well built, heavy and I can tell will be east to work in. And not to mention is looks freaking awesome!

Cons: None so far, but will update if I have any issues after building it out.

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 11/17/2014 3:05:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFractal Design R4 case

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Pros: Awesome case. I bought this based on the positive reviews. Exceeded my expectations. Very quiet case with plenty of room. I have Gigabyte G1 GTX970 graphics card that fits without issue with hard drive rack removed.

Cons: none

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