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Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Arctic White Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Way to go Fractal! 07/06/2014

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

Pros: *Large but not as big as my HAF X and can support almost everything the HAF X can if not more
*Very VERY clean looking and looks great with almost any components.
*Can support up to 10 SSD's (counting the 2 on the back of the Motherboard tray) or 8 HDD's and 2 SSD's! That's FANTASTIC!
*Can support up to 6 fans with Windowed version and 7 without the windowed version.
*Can support up to 2 240 Radiators and you can move the bottom HDD cage to make room for a bigger radiator in the front.
*Supports Graphics Cards up to 11.6" (If you have a bigger card than that then you shouldn't be buying a desktop case!)
*Integrated fan controller makes for easily silencing up to 3 fans and effectively does so without jumping through loops.
*Building in this case has been by far the easiest installation of components I've ever done. Also is very friendly to first time builders.
*Cable Management is a no-brainer and you really just have to route the cables and they already appear very clean without spending hours zip tying cables.
*Comes ready for future upgrades and has a lot of room for expandability.
*Supports Fully Modular PSU's no problem!
*Comes with a fully loaded front I/O of 4 USBS (2 2.0 and 2 3.0) with a nice power button and a reset button.
*Side panels are very sturdy and do not feel cheaply made at all.
*Powdercoat is a very pretty white and the window compliments it nicely.

Cons: *Red power activity light is an ugly red/pink/orange but I soldered a White LED to it and it looks much better! (Something to keep in mind Fractal)
*Price is a little steep, I think $100 is right on the money versus $120 but still reasonable as compared to Corsair and other companies that have cheaper products but are more money.
*The factory powdercoating is a little overdone which makes for a bit of a problem as you have to hit the back of the panel to make it go all the way up for the screws to come on but at this point I'm just nit picking.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm EXTREMELY satisfied with this case and do not regret anything! I would buy this case again and will recommend it to others looking to build a computer!

System Specs:
ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77
Intel i7 3770K @4.5GHZ
EVGA 770 Classified 4GB
16GB Gskill RipjawsX 1600MHZ
2x Plextor M5P Extreme 256GB
1x Samsung 840 Evo 250GB
1x Western Digital Green 2TB
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850W *Fully Modular*
Fractal Design Define R4
All purchased from Newegg!

Supermicro 2 ft. SATA Cable Model CBL-0044L
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Very pleased 01/05/2014

This review is from: Supermicro 2 ft. SATA Cable Model CBL-0044L

Pros: This cable is just so premium Idk what to do with it. First I tried hooking it up to my monitor, that didn't work, I then tried plugging it into my water cooling loop and I think it got a little water on it. No worries, I eventually figured out that I use it as a power cable to power my computer. I now can draw up to 550MB of power from the wall!

Cons: Instructions were not clear enough, I accidentally the whole thing.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't say "Oh boy 3AM" when the time hits 3AM

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W BX80637I73770K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: To start things off:
- Native USB 3.0
- Faster than anything AMD
- PCi-e 3.0
- Good memory Controller
- 22NM
- Stock at almost 4GHZ
- HD 4000 (Don't use it but nice to have if something goes wrong with your GPU)
- 3 Year Warranty (Good guy Intel)
- Twice as fast as an 8350 at barely extra cost
- Paired with two Plextor M5P Extreme's in RAID 0 I boot in a bout 7 seconds.
- More that can't come to mind at the moment...

Cons: If you're having one of those days and thinking about getting an 8350 over this bad boy that's twice as fast, then you might wanna reconsider your options...

Other Thoughts: If you're being stupid and thinking about getting the "Top of the line" 8350 over this, you might wanna reconsider and get this.


Jared C.'s Profile

Display Name: Jared C.

Date Joined: 11/07/09

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 10/24/12
  • Last Review: 07/06/14
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