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Item#: N82E16811352020

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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  • Shahnawaz S.
  • 1/23/2015 12:07:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst build R4 case

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

Pros: Nice solid case design for first build. Heavy tho, I like it. I enjoy the easy thumb screws on the back to open the side panels.

Cons: None so far

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  • michael m.
  • 1/15/2015 7:30:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsconstant vibration

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

Pros: Bays are custom/removable. Quite...when it isn't rattling

Cons: The dust screen is easy to remove(the front), easy to clean but loose in the tracks. The vibration starts out slow and steady and builds to a constant buzz, like an angry hornet with an attitude. Difficult to stop the noise. A folded paper jammed in the case is my latest effort.

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  • James S.
  • 1/14/2015 5:02:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLots of Room

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

Pros: Huge case, more than enough room for a large CPU cooler (I installed a Phanteks PH-TC12DX with room to spare. Cable management was fantastic and ability to have 6 case fans for cooling was nice (I only went with 3) The 2 supplied R2 fans were very quiet and seemed to move enough air, but just to be safe I ordered 1 more for front mounting. Has everything you would ever need in a case.

Cons: Only thing I can think of is the upper portion honeycomb area where 2 fans can be mounted seems a bit flimsy. It flexes with a little pressure. Not big enough of an issue for me to dock an egg. If they would have stamped that area to give the case a bit more ridgity it would have been perfect.

Other Thoughts: Really awesome case in my newb rig building opinion

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  • Josh I.
  • 1/13/2015 3:03:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFractal Design Refine R4

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

Pros: -Extremely Quiet
-Plenty of room
- Speed control for fans is nice
-This is an A+ case

Cons: none

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  • Andrew D.
  • 1/9/2015 6:40:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBig, Bulky and Brilliant

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

Pros: -Cable management is a breeze
-Super quiet, tons of cooling potential
-Build quality and features above expectation for price ($79.99)
-Simple, effective, modern design that will satisfy the gamer and the home owner.

Cons: -Jumbo size, case is much bigger and bulkier than I expected, so make sure you have room for it, if I were to buy again, I think I'd drop down a size.
- I would recommend getting some PSU cable extensions, especially if your secondary 4-pin MB power connector is located at the top left of the board.

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  • John C.
  • 1/9/2015 4:13:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspoor quality

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

Pros: Fans spin
i/o shield fit into case

Cons: Put a stack of books on top of case to keep the case from making a LOT of noise. Fan controller shorted. Computer will not boot with the controller wired in. Nothing worse than short cables in a case.
Almost as bad as cooler master cases. I will purchase no more fractal products in the future. Is there anyone that makes quality cases anymore?

Other Thoughts: No user manual shipped with product.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/7/2015 10:10:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing case

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

Pros: Quiet-Great fan options-Minimalistic look-Sturdy build quality-Price-Lots of parts and lots of options
It's not the very best case ever but for 80 bucks you can't go wrong at all with this one.

Cons: Kinda hard to put my side panels on since they weigh a ton
The door only opens one way
None other than that so far

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this case for anyone that wants a quiet and stury build. Looks great in any room.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/6/2015 8:33:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsgood case, great support

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

Pros: Size, weight, cable routing, fan control, dust screens, sound proofing, shock absorbant hdd bays

Cons: Clips that hold front cover on shipped broken. Quick call to tech support and I got replacement clips in mail.
Huge case, much bigger than former z77 atx with same form factor
Ssd mounts behind motherboard. Must remove mobo to access those bays which can be highly impractical. This issue is fixed in the r5

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  • Edmund S.
  • 1/5/2015 11:09:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Cool & Quiet

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

Pros: It came quickly & with no damage. It's sturdy and well machined compared to other cases I've purchased. Nice sound proofing and large low noise fans are included. The hardware included is easily identified with well laid out instructions for you so it's easy to see what screws into what.

Cons: The front door is delicate!
A small con is the choice one must make between the HDD active or power on LED. Unless I'm mistaken the case does not support both. I simply must know when the HD/SSD is being accessed, so that was my choice.

Other Thoughts: I moved all my stuff from my 2010 build into this case over the Christmas Holiday. Many tks to all the other reviewers giving the heads up about the delicate front door an the bow in the top. My door is good because I kept my hands off it and the bow in the top although it was there wasn't an issue because I don't need that much ventilation. If you can still get one of these, go for it.

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  • SCOTT D.
  • 1/5/2015 10:26:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • 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: Super build quality. Very heavy. Very quiet.

Cons: size - it is a full size case.

Other Thoughts: I love this case. Very quiet compared to other gaming cases.

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