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Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey 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
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  • Tyler D.
  • 7/13/2015 9:16:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtremely Happy

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: - Sleek
- Minimalistic
- Quality Materials
- Great Features

Professional looking with great cooling performance. There are no sharp edges in this nicely painted and constructed case. Removing the fans and their respective filters is extremely easy. The magnetic door on the front is a nice touch as well. Running wires behind the motherboard tray (that can also hold 2 SSDs) is fuss-free and makes for a very clean looking and professional setup. Airflow will not be a problem with this case, even with the fans (using the nifty fan controller) on the middle setting. Overall the price, performance and aesthetics of this case are absolutely on point.

Cons: The feet on the bottom may not be tall enough to elevate the bottom fans off the floor enough to breathe properly if you place this case on a carpeted surface.Not a big deal in my case, however.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case after a decent amount of research. I was looking for a crisp, professional looking case that would keep my components cool while staying quiet. My last case (Raidmax Smilodon) had Green LEDs and many, many 80mm fans that annoyed some... visitors in my dorm room. It was cool when I was younger but as I prepare to join the work force and begin a life my own, I needed something more mature and fitting.

The amount of space behind the motherboard tray fit the tons of wires that remain unused by my non-modular power supply. I also managed to cram an SSD back there, which I found to be a pretty neat feature. Removing the middle Hard Drive case is recommended and also very easy to do for better cooling. The two fans that came with the case are extremely quiet on the 7V setting. For extra cooling I added a top exhaust fan and a bottom intake fan (140mm and 120mm cooler master fans, respectively). The case, while not silent, is very quiet and barely audible from more than a few feet away during the day. Cooling performance is great, lowering my idle temps by a few degrees Celsius when compared to my old case. I attribute this to fewer but larger fans and the absence of all the wires strung about, disturbing airflow.

The quality of materials is, for the most part, fantastic, minus the door and front plastic panels which feel a bit cheap. That being said, there are no sharp edges to be encountered in this case. Setup was easy and frustration free. The cable braiding is of extremely high quality and really impressed me.

Overall, I couldn't be happier. This purchase was a major upgrade over my last case and it's everything I wanted it to be. Cool, quiet, sleek and easy. What more could you want?

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  • Milan K.
  • 6/30/2015 8:02:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: I am absolutely impressed with this case. Especially with the price tag. Paid 75 with tax.I build a few PC's a year and so far this case beats anything I have ever used. Even cases that cost double than this one. I love how easily you can take the air filters out for cleaning. Supplied fans are good enough to keep the case in low temps with overclocked CPU cooled by air. Hyper 212 EVO works best and it is silent.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: If you like how it looks, buy it and you will never have need to replace the case.

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  • Richard P.
  • 3/21/2015 8:10:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCombo power/HDD LED

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Sturdy, well thought out design.

Cons: Getting the side panels on right is a 2-man job.

Other Thoughts: To make the single LED into a combination power/HDD LED, connect the power LED leads to the HDD+ and HDD- pins, and connect a 22K resistor across the LED- and HDD- pins. The LED will glow dimly to indicate power and flash at full brightness for disk activity.

Oh, and don't change the fan speed switch with the power on.

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  • Razvan B.
  • 12/4/2014 8:00:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuiet, but not perfect.

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: It's quiet, compared to any of my cases to date. Easy to build in, cable routing is handled decently, HD rails are easy to work with.

Cons: Runs hotter than most cases because of insulation, which of course makes fans run louder.

Other Thoughts: Recommend water cooling to really make it shine.

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  • Justin S.
  • 12/1/2014 12:56:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product!

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: -It's a great thing to look at. It's just slick and uncomplicated. I also like the finish on the side panels. Seems robust but I take care not to test the finish.

-Sound dampening is wonderful. In my setup, it sets several feet away but it is virtually silent even at normal desktop distance. I'm not even certain whether I'm hearing it or the Playstation on standby.

-The front door hinge and latch have a surprisingly good feel to them. Not a huge plus but it's nice that the door matches the feel of the rest of the case. I've owned other cases with a front door and it was the tackiest, flimsy piece of plastic.

-Plenty of room for a tall cooler if you go that way. Just for reference, I have a Phanteks PH-TC12DX cooler installed and there is ample room above.

-Decent amount of cable tie down points on the back side of the motherboard tray.

-Ample hardware for mounting.

Every other positive point would just be me repeating some facts from the listing. It really is a fantastic, well designed, and uncomplicated case.

Cons: I do have a couple small, nitpicky problems with it. Not enough to warrant dinging my rating but I think it's worth mentioning.

-I wish both harddrive mounting racks were easily removable. The top rack of 5 bays is made to come out leaving the bottom rack of 3 in place. It looks like you can take the bottom out and leave the top in but then the rack wouldn't have any bracing. Emphasis on the "looks like" as I haven't tried it and likely won't bother. Like I said, very minor gripe.

-The mobo tray could do with a couple more tie down points.

-I'd like it if the case were just a few millimeters wider or otherwise given a bit of extra space behind the tray for cables.

-You may either need a flat power connector or to reverse the connector if you're going to utilize the SSD mounting spot on the mobo tray. My PSU only came with 90 degree connectors so I just took the plug off the cables and flipped it. It might have cleared normally but it would put far more pressure than I'm comfortable with on the SSD's power port. If you had a screw of the right length you could also put a spacer behind the drive. Either way, it's something to bear in mind.

-The included fans are very quiet but I'd like it if the cables were just a bit longer. The rear fan's cable is too short to properly route and plug into the motherboard. However, it is fine if you run it out the back of the tray through the grommet and plug it into the built in fan controller.

Other Thoughts: I can't over emphasize how happy I am with the case. It's exactly what I was looking for. Any problems I have with it are either a wishlist kind of problem or involved such a minor fix as to be barely worth a mention.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/24/2014 1:26:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Well laid out case with plenty of space for all but the most outrageous of space-eating GPUs. My R9 290 fits with plenty of room to spare. More drive bays than you can shake a stick at.

It actually has an honest-to-goodness reset switch. I had almost given up hope that any case would have a reset switch, seems like everyone decided to stop including them ages ago.

Nice "hidden" bays for a pair of SSDs behind the motherboard tray, with enough room left on that side to stuff as many power supply and any other cables you want to hide/tuck.

Every fan mounting location can take either 120mm or 140mm fans; 140mm does wonders for keeping the noise levels down. Even with six 140mm fans spinning in this case it's half as noisy as my previous case.

Cons: Doesn't contain both power & HD LEDs. You get a single LED you can use for power or HD. It'd be awesome if they had a red LED for HD activity and blue activity for power, both directed into the same ring around the power light. When both LEDs are lit the LED would appear purple, when just power is lit it'd be blue. As it is now I gave up and made the "power" LED around the switch the HD LED. The SATA bus gets initialized moments after power on it turns solid, so I figure I only have a couple seconds before it turns blue.

I wish it used coarse foam air filters like my previous case. They didn't clog as quickly as this mesh.

I also wish it had a couple more USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports up front. It has 2 of each, but I got spoiled by my last case.

Cleaning the front air filter is a little clunky, you have to lever out (but not remove) the front fans to free up the filter for removal. If you dislodge the front fans it's a bit clunky fitting them back into their designated spot - it always takes me a couple tries.

I wish the drive bays were split the other way - they're 4 & 3, with 3 in the bottom and 4 in the removable cage. I'd rather have 4 in the bottom and 3 in the cage.

Other Thoughts: Even with the cons it's still a great, well thought out case. My biggest gripe is the lack of LEDs - I'm sorely tempted to try and retrofit in a red LED on my own.

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  • Zachary C.
  • 10/2/2014 3:00:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: -Quite large and spacious for a mid-tower, especially in width
-Heavy and solid construction
-Side panels are also very solid, no bowing whatsoever
-Titanium finish on the front looks amazing, as does the entire case
-Strong magnet close for the front panel, feels very secure
-Sound dampening foam is plentiful
-Removable/rotating top drive cage, oodles of room for gpu if removed
-Airflow on the front fans is surprisingly good even with the front panel closed
-Thumbscrews were tight but not so much that I needed to use a screwdriver

Cons: -Almost too heavy, entire case without components is nearly 30 lbs
-The blue led around the power button is extremely bright
-If you plan on adding a case fan on one of the two top slots, expect them to be the majority of your noise. However, with the moduvents left in place there is very little noise. Ignoring the top slots for case fans is ideal for reducing noise levels.
-No hdd led connector
-Bottom external drive bay had a metal adapter that was quite difficult to remove

Other Thoughts: Beautiful, quiet, tons of room to work with. I would gladly use another one of these cases in my next build. None of my cons are enough of an issue to warrant dropping an egg from the score. Shipping was also quite fast, only took two days to get here using the supersaver option.

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  • Timothy G.
  • 9/20/2014 3:45:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid and Sleek Case

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: - Sleek and attractive look without unnecessary bells and whistles
- Very easy to work inside
- Great vent/fan positioning
- Nice amount of room behind the motherboard for hiding excess cabling
- Acoustic dampening
- Included fans run quietly
- External fan 3-speed switch for quiet operation when needed

Cons: - Very little documentation
- No hard drive access LED (can be swapped with the power LED)
- Extra SDD mounts behind motherboard require removing the motherboard to access

Other Thoughts: I wanted a sleek case with plenty of room and ventilation but that didn't make me look like a 13 year old attending his first rave. This case fit the bill perfectly - a very attractive and professional look that places function far above lights, lasers, and dragons. There is ample room inside for my 6 hard drives while still permitting plenty of room for air cooling. I've placed 4 chassis fans inside the case and the temperatures always stay comfortably cool.

A great bonus is the fact that this is a quiet case. The acoustic dampening does make a slight difference, albeit not as much as others may lead you to believe, but more so the layout of the case allows for large and quiet 140mm fans in optimal locations, reducing the need for pushing tons of air and causing turbulence/noise. I work with sound recording and production and a quiet system is a big factor for me so this is a significant draw.

The two included fans run very quietly - I went with some Phanteks for my two additional chassis fans and my CPU cooler and they tend to push a bit more air. Although I believe the Phanteks do run slightly quieter they make up for it by pushing more air and creating a bit more turbulence, so in the end they are about the same volume.

The documentation is minimal but it's not much of an issue if you take a look around the case and take stock of the included hardware. Once you get an idea of how it's laid out you can figure out what screws go where and so on.

The case includes only one LED for power, but this can be easily swapped to function as the hard drive LED just by plugging it into the drive LED header rather than power (it's even explained in the manual). I prefer this approach anyhow as I don't need a blue light constantly telling me the computer is on when idling - I can kind of figure that out on my own.

The case includes two "extra" SDD mounting spaces behind the motherboard, which you can see when you remove the opposite side panel. The thing is, you can only screw a SDD into these spaces when the motherboard is not in place - meaning if you ever need to swap one of those SDDs you're in for a nightmare of basically disassembling your entire system. With the huge amount of hard drive spaces in this case (even when removing the larger drive cage) I really think tossing an SDD into one of the extra rear slots is just going to make you regret it some day.

Overall I was pretty picky about my case and I'm very pleased with the choice I made.

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  • JARED B.
  • 8/6/2014 7:57:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower Case

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Very nice looking case. Spatious. Plenty of fan options for cooling. Good cable management.

Cons: The instruction manual that came with the case was basically little more than a "Thanks for buying" message in multiple languages.

There is a diagram to show what the case looks like if you pull it apart, but I would've appreciated an actual guide. Would've helped me a lot installing fans.

Other Thoughts: This is the first time putting together a system on my own. Outside of wondering how to get the fans installed, I'm pleased with the case.

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  • Michael P.
  • 8/5/2014 9:23:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case

Pros: Case looks beautiful, is a good size without being enormous, and really helped bring the sound level of my computer down significantly. My old case was so much louder... Good airflow too (don't believe what others are saying).

Cons: When trying to get to the air filter for the front of the case, it can sometimes be difficult to get the mount to open to get to it. This isn't really that big a problem but can be mildly annoying.

Other Thoughts: Some people have said that airflow with this case is poor with the front door. This is absolutely not true. There are vents on both sides of the front where air passes through, and is just as good as if there were holes on the door itself. I also haven't had any problem with the case's fan controller (I keep it on the medium speed for a good balance between airflow and quietness)

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