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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
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  • Aaron W.
  • 10/24/2014 7:58:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: Well constructed.
Looks great.
Really does help keep things silent.

Cons: Directions on what screws to use for everything could be a little better, but this is marginally a 'con'.

Other Thoughts: Arrived very quickly.
Unless you need it right away, wait for this to go on sale ($90 or less) since shipping costs are additional.

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  • Jeffrey S.
  • 10/12/2014 4:07:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat quiet case at a great price

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

Pros: Well-constructed of more than adequate gauge steel, width is greater than usual, which accommodates my CoolerMaster EVO 212 CPU fan. Removable central drive cage allowing for extended length graphics cards, leaving 4 3.5" internal drive bays at the bottom and 2 5.25" (or one 5.25" and one 3.5") drive bays at the top, plus two mounting points on back for SSD drives. Excellent cable routing with great cable access ports to back and plenty of space at the back to allow for running cables from MB, Cards and Peripherals to power supply. Comes with 2 very quiet 140mm fans mounted front and back, with room for additional fans top, bottom and one on the side. Lots of noise insulation.

Cons: Have to choose between front LED monitoring "computer on" or "harddrive activity"

Other Thoughts: This case is somewhat heavy, but that's the result of good steel, more noise insulation, and greater width than most mid-towers.

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  • RICH D.
  • 10/9/2014 9:57:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsA++ Awesome Case for the money

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

Pros: Sturdy material (not cheap), thick paint coating (no getting cut), great wire management, plenty of thumbscrews for everything, dyno lining to reduce sound, descent design, flat top to set external drives or other devices on, very wide, easy removable air filters, no fancy lights and and designs to draw attention to itself.

Cons: There is no real clear instructions how to take advantages of their design. Took some guessing to figure out the best way to mount the SSDs so I could get power to it.

Other Thoughts: I am not into all the flashy windows, lights and alien type designs. That stuff isnt even practical. Save the money on your case and buy a faster processor (something that does make a difference).

This box comes with all the bells and whistles of boxes that you would pay $150 for. There is no real need for anything this box doesn't provide. Save the money and get this one.

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  • Ken W.
  • 10/7/2014 2:26:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks great...but

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 Fractal case. I usually use Lian Li or Antec cases. Here's what I like.
1. Build quality - no weak spots and finish looks good.
2. Cables - I hate short cables. They all appear long enough to do the job.
3. The insulation looks good. This should be a quite build.

Cons: I noticed that one of the 2.0 headers on the case is bent. I have called Fractal support but haven't gotten a response so far. Ill update my review once I hear from them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/3/2014 2:48:09 PM
  • Tech Level: 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: Lots of room inside, which means the case is a bit bigger, but the size also accommodates 140mm fans, which means it is pretty quiet even if I run them at 12v. This brings another good point of this case, its built-in fan controller, with 3 settings, 5/7/12 volts.

Cons: The only cons are size if you're short on space, and maybe the lack of a dedicated HDD activity LED. You can use the power led as the HDD LED, if you want to, or add a LED yourself somewhere.

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  • Andrew Z.
  • 9/29/2014 9:17:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • 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: Plenty of room with a Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 cooler and MSI N770 GPU. Excellent (almost) tool-free design. The HDD/SSD mounting requires a screw driver, but everything else is quick and tool-less.

The air flow seems excellent; the filtered bottom and front air-intakes are great to minimize casualties from the "dust bunny of doom". IO port placement is great!

Cons: NA

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  • Andrew Z.
  • 9/29/2014 9:17:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

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

Pros: Plenty of room with a Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 cooler and MSI N770 GPU. Excellent (almost) tool-free design. The HDD/SSD mounting requires a screw driver, but everything else is quick and tool-less.

The air flow seems excellent; the filtered bottom and front air-intakes are great to minimize casualties from the "dust bunny of doom". IO port placement is great!

Cons: NA

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/28/2014 6:29:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • 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: - Plenty of room for cables and for large CPU air coolers.
- Unassuming styling.
- Removable drive racks, easy to remove drive trays.
- Many options for adding more fans.
- Filters that can be removed for cleaning.
- Quiet

Cons: - Front panel comes off rather easily if you're not careful, has wires attached to it so could end yanking something out. Not really sure why it's so easily removable if the wires stop you from taking it all the way off anyway. Would be happier if I could secure it in place.
- Build quality of the panel feels a bit cheap, especially compared to the rest of the case.
- Could have used more cable tie-off points on the back.

Other Thoughts: One of the latches that holds the fan cover in place on the front panel arrived broken. A quick email to Fractal support got me a new set of clips sent out.

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  • James N.
  • 9/28/2014 2:45:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME!!!

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 plenty of room. I use a very large CPU cooler and this case has ample room in it. Running SLI is no problem either. The dual HD cages are nice and if you need to remove the top one its an easy task, two thumbscrews and its out. Construction is fantastic, thick metal.

Cons: I can honestly think of only 2 things that are cons. One is the weight. Its heavy. But its well built. The other concern I have is the front door. It does not have a positive locking device to hold it closed. Its held closed by a magnet.

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  • John S.
  • 9/24/2014 8:52:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGorgeous

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

Pros: Pics don't do it justice. I have owned 4 comps in the past few months all with different high end cases. This one is by far the most professional looking. The whole thing is gorgeous. Wires came pre routed perfectly. No complaints. Would pay more

Cons: Was surprised that the legs are a chrome looking sticker or cheap paint.

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