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Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower 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 x External 5.25" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Ryan P.
  • 3/26/2015 12:22:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat, quiet case with a lot of room.

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: This case has so much room it's awesome. The room for cable management alone makes for the cleanest build possible. It is also lined with sound proof foam and even with a side window, the only thing I can hear are my fans when they are at high RPM's. The built-in fan controller is very handy if you choose to use it although I went with software controlled. The input/USB ports on the top front make hooking hardware up easy. The filters located on the front and bottom help a lot in filtering dust out and they are very easy to clean. Moving air through this case is so easy as you have room for up to six 140mm case fans, a 140mm CPU fan, and GPU fans. Also, it has a removable cage for your hard drives so you if you are only running three drives, the cage will not get in the way of the front fans. It's just very functional.

There are just so many good aspects about this case so it's hard to list them all. It's just a solid case. It's easy to clean as you can gain access from both sides and the front and the temp's are great as long as you get the air flow right.

Cons: There are a few cons about this case but nothing serious in my opinion except for the front panel.

Even though it is listed as a mid-tower case, it is BIG and heavy. The front of the case is a bit sketchy as if you pick it up and grab under the front, it CAN pop the front off and.... *CRASH* right into the floor. Luckily, that hasn't happened. Fitting the case into spaces that a normal mid-tower case will fit is an issue as well. The front magnetic door will not stay open on it's own.. you have to pop the filter down to prop it open. The LED light on the front can be annoying as it is too bright... it will light up a dark room. The silent series fans that came with it are decent fans and are very quiet but there are better fans that will move more air (Noctua for instance although I may be bias). I'm sure there are some other minor issues but I just wanted to go over the ones I've noticed.

Other Thoughts: I made sure that I took ALL measurements into consideration before purchasing this case for clearance issues and was still surprised how big it was when it showed up. My CPU Cooler cleared easily and I use a Noctua NH-U14S which is fairly large and 1.7lbs with one fan. The size of the case allows for great temp's as I mentioned before. I run a i7-4770K at stock unless I NEED my OC XMP profile enabled for gaming and at stock, the idle temp's are about 30C on each core +/- 1C. The same for the GPU which is a EVGA 770 GTX 2GB SC w/ ACX and my SSD/HDD. In sleep mode.. my CPU has been down to 13C.

My power supply cables are routed through the side panel and are completely out of the way of ANY fans. The sound dampening keeps everything nice and quiet. Overall, it's a great case and as long as the size and weight aren't an issue, you can't really go wrong with this one. Good job Fractal.

Build:
Fractal R4 Define w/ Window (Black)
ASUS Maximus VI Hero
Intel i7-4770K @ 4.5Ghz (run stock most of the time)
Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler - 6 Year Warranty
8GB G.Skill Sniper Series RAM @ 2133Mhz
EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB SC w/ ACX
SeaSonic 750 X-Series PSU (Gold) w/ 7 yr. Warranty
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD X 2 in RAID 1
Western Digital Black 1TB HDD
23" ASUS IPS Monitor

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  • Rebecca M.
  • 3/21/2015 10:48:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsperfect case for my build

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: -Loads of space to build and alot of behind the mobo cable space
-comes with pretty good pre-installed 140mm fans
-has amazing vibration reduction
-has all of the hdd bays you could ever need

Cons: ***these are not cons***

most have said the case bows inward i dont see thing as a con if they were flat they would bow if you put pressure on the out side. so this is a pro in my eyes

Other Thoughts: nice case fits my coolermaster 212+ evo no problem and has enough room for 6 hdds and a 11.5 inch gpu.

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  • Michael C.
  • 3/2/2015 1:05:09 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good case

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Love this case. It's a bit on the heavy side, but definitely sturdy. The noise-dampening is really good, my case stays relatively quiet, lots of room, cable management. Sleek and minimalistic design.

Cons: None, case is great.

Other Thoughts: Well worth the money, and would recommend to anybody.

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  • Samantha F.
  • 3/1/2015 2:09:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Sturdy, great cable management, heavy duty wiring, good air flow

Cons: It's on the heavy side. But that's a trade off for being as sturdy as it is.

Other Thoughts: This was my first build. I initially tried to save some money on the case but found that didn't work so well. I bought this as a replacement and was much happier with it.

I loved how much space it had for cable management. The built in wiring was a nice gauge and not too thin and fragile. The case is very heavy duty and din't flex.

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  • Phillip S.
  • 2/27/2015 11:58:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet and awesome

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: This case is awesome. Very functional, very quiet. You lose a little of the quietness with the side window I think, but that's no big deal, cause I like looking at my mobo. The space in this thing is perfect. I love the front door for the optical drives. I just covered it in stickers. So yeah great case.

Cons: None for me, its functions as advertised. and the USB slots have never failed me in over a year.

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  • Jeff S.
  • 2/4/2015 4:23:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMi favorito

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: A well thought out design. There is more than ample room for SLI, Cord Management, Storage/RAID, Cooling/Airflow

Stock fans, filters and speed controls are nice.

It's classy, not too flashy. Big but not too big.

Sturdy steel materials. Even plastic parts are strong.

Cons: There is nothing bad about this case.

Other Thoughts: I got it for about $65 on sale. There is no reason you should have to pay more than $100 for a case. Everything you need is right here.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/31/2015 11:09:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsget it

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: get it

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: you won't be upset

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  • Amy C.
  • 1/27/2015 2:26:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Large enough to fit my xfx r9 270x with plenty of room to spare

I used this case for my first build and had no problems with it whatsoever

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: would definitely recommend

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  • CORY S.
  • 1/25/2015 10:49:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWOW

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Large, strudy, window, removable HD cage, plenty of space for cable management, not going to get knocked over, keeps the noise level down, really nice to build into.

Cons: the door opens to the left so when it sits on my right its inconvenient... but I rarely have to open the door. Not really a "con" for me, but it may be for other ppl who burn cds often.

The white in the computer was not what I was looking for, but I went out and bought about $10 in painting supplies and painted the inside of my case (the white parts) black so it would match my color scheme. It looks amazing now.

Other Thoughts: I cant believe I haven't reviewed this item yet. This is my first case and I bought it with the thought of having it for a long long time. After building in this and rebuilding in it, I have no doubt I have chosen the right case for me.

With the removable HD cage you dont have to worry about having a long card. In fact, if you dont want to take out the HD cage and simply just turn it so the open side is face towards the front and back of the case it allows for better air flow and more room for long GPUs.

You should note that this case is HEAVY. No joke, but for me thats a good thing, I dont want some flimsy plastic case that vibrates when Im putting my components underload. Nor do I want a case that is so light that if I bang my knee against my desk it will shake it off balance.

BUY! Is the underlining message here folks

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  • Richard W.
  • 1/23/2015 10:53:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool &Quiet

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: - good placement of cable routing holes
- dust filters for all inlet fans
- removable hdd cages and mounting positions for two ssd's behind the motherboard though I may not use them
- good overall layout and design
- sleeves on all cables
- quality construction

Cons: - only two external 5.25" bays, one is my optical drive and the other is for cards & additional usb's, would've liked one more for temp/fan controls
- very happy with the layout and price ($79.00 on sale) so nothing I'd deduct an egg for

Other Thoughts: The venting for the front fans worried me a little bit but temps have been fine, added one more of their fans up front for a total of three

Coming from an Antec 900, i like the simple exterior

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