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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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  • Scott M.
  • 4/19/2015 5:55:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwweome!!

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

Pros: Great case for silence. I barely hear this thing running.

Cons: Not made for H100i. It was a last minute decision as my stock cooler would not fit on my new MB. The pins would not snap back in. So I decided to buy the H100i. The positioning of the MB is just a little to high.I mounted the radiator on the top. But from my understanding mid tower cases are not meant for water cooling, but I'm no expert on the matter.

Other Thoughts: Awesome customer service. I had a problem with a fan regulator. For some reason I had to tap on the case to make it work at 7 volts and 12 volts. Wire must have got pinched during packaging or something, who knows. But I contacted Fractal and doing some diagnostics we decided on replacing the wiring from fan controller.

They sent me a new one free of charge, no questions asked and fast. That's the way support is supposed to be. Nice job!! Thx again.

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  • Zachary L.
  • 4/8/2015 11:19:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFractal R4

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

Pros: I am very happy with this case. It has a nice finish and a simple design. Internally there is a TON of space, and a lot of expansion drive slots.The panels are metal and well insulated, and the entire case emits very little sound. I have 2 drives and 3 fans including the CPU fan, and I cannot hear any of them and the tower sits behind my monitor. It also keeps dust out pretty well.

Cons: The size might be a problem for some people if you are short on space.

Other Thoughts: A great case for the price.

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  • Jonathan G.
  • 3/26/2015 7:40:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat features

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

Pros: This case has many great feature, I'll just touch on my favorites. It has a nice cutout on the motherboard tray behind the CPU, it has sound dampening material, has an integrated fan controller, it has rubber grommets for cable management, it has sound dampening covers on three of the vents, and overall has a great build quality.

Cons: Using the SSD mounts behind the motherboard can make it hard to connect the SATA power cables.

The front panel could be connected to the case a little better.

Other Thoughts: If you plan on using the SSD mounts on the back of the motherboard tray you need to take into consideration the type of SATA power cables that your power supply has. If the cables are connected to the side of the connector instead of the end of the connector then you are going to have trouble connecting them once the SSD is mounted.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2015 12:13:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice case

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

Pros: Looks very sleek and minimal.
Very very quiet.

Cons: Have to keep the front door open if you have an internal SD card reader. That's a given with this type of case.

Other Thoughts: This is a very nice case. I bought one of these a few years ago and got another one recently for a 2nd build.

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  • Xiaotian Z.
  • 3/16/2015 9:29:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsbig case

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

Pros: Big, quiet, airflow is actually good.

Cons: Big, yes it is a bit too big for my taste, but that allows for better cable management in the back of mobo.

Other Thoughts: This case is a very quality product for easy build. Space is no issue. I bought this for the silence, and it indeed improved. I can still hear noise, but that is from the bottom power supply facing down, and I know it. I guess I cannot really blame the case, but it could be better. Overall it is a great product for people looking for quietness and simple design.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/12/2015 2:27:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • 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 thing is sturdy. idk if it's the sturdiest case on the market, but it's by far sturdier than any other case I've ever owned.

It looks amazing. It's sleek and simple. No over exaggerated curves or bright lights or alien looking design, and it's certainly not about to transform into a giant robot.

The front door is awesome. It hides the cd/dvd/bluray player, the fans and the fan control while still allowing airflow.

Before I removed all the vent covers for maximum airflow. this thing was SILENT. I had my Hyper 212 EVO turned all the way up and I couldn't even hear it.

The built in fan control is awesome. Just plug your fans in, which helps prevent wire clutter, and plug it into a molex cable and you're good to go. I leave it turned all the way up because I have my i5 4690k overclocked to 4.5 GHz on air.

Plenty of room for cable management in the back.

I love the USB plugs on top instead of sticking out the front.

Cons: Not sure if it's the case's fault or the motherboard, or my own, but the front headphone jack is has poor sound quality and 1 channel(both ears, but it doesn't play in 1 ear at a time)

Heavy?

Other Thoughts: The power LED can be tricky. My motherboard has 3 pins for the power LED, so I had to plug the wires into the 2 outer pins instead of side by side.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We're sorry to hear that the audio ports on your Define R4 are 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.

Best Regards,
Fractal Design Support

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  • John P.
  • 3/9/2015 8:45:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggslame

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

Pros: It's a case

Cons: front I/O never worked right. Whenever I plugged in a usb drive into either the 2.0 or the 3.0 the system froze. I tried this with two motherboards, different ram, another cpu, and finally with another power supply.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ,

We're sorry to hear that the USB ports on your Define R4 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 part for your case.

Best Regards,
Fractal Design Support

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  • Thomas O.
  • 3/8/2015 11:23:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsMy Left Foot

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

Pros: Spacious, professional look, very thorough supporting kit.

Cons: Plastic front pops off with even the slightest pressure - makes moving it an adventure.

Rubber feet attached with cheap adhesive and pop off easily - would bolt anchored feet really blow the price point?

Other Thoughts: Overall a nice case with a couple odd shortcuts.

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  • Randolph S.
  • 3/4/2015 7:25:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI like it!

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

Pros: Rock solid case with awesome sound reduction. I could stand on this one. It has great cable management as well.

Cons: No wiring diagram, a little confusiing with the multi speed fan connectors. this is the only reason I didn't give it 5 eggs

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  • Jonathan G.
  • 3/4/2015 3:15:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful Case - Incredibly Quiet

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

Pros: 1..Super quite
2. Sexy
3. Simple
4. Makes for an elegant piece of furniture. Very Appleesqe in its simplicity and design
5. All metal construction
6. Metal drive bays

Cons: none discovered so far.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for an elegant, quite case that could be featured as a piece of furniture in your bedroom, family room or office, and that doesn't have all of the juvenile led lighting and tacky design elements, this is the case for you.

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