Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - Newegg shopping upgraded ™

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Fractal Design Define C Black Silent Compact ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Ships from United States.

Sold and Shipped by Newegg

Purchases from these Sellers are generally covered under our Newegg Marketplace Guarantee.
Marketplace Seller
  • Includes two preinstalled Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120 mm fans optimized to deliver maximum airflow while maintaining a low noise level
  • New compact form factor case is shorter in-depth with optimized interior for air or liquid cooling
  • Power supply shroud conceals drive cage and excess cabling for an even quieter and cleaner looking interior free of airflow obstructions
  • Patent pending ModuVent design. Optional included top magnetic dust filter
  • Supports up to 3 radiators (1 x 360/280/240/140/120mm, 1 x 240/120mm, 1 x 120mm)
  • Fully removable and relocatable 3.5" drive cage
  • SSD plate on rear of motherboard tray supports up to 3 2.5" SSD's
  • Integrated Fractal Design hook & loop cable management straps
  • Includes two preinstalled Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120 mm fans optimized to deliver maximum airflow while maintaining a low noise level

LOADING... LOADING...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

General information

The Define C computer case from Fractal Design perfectly marries form and function, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired design. It's optimized for high airflow and silent computing, with an open air interior layout and industrial grade sound damping material on the front and side panels. Designed with configurability in mind, this model accommodates up to five drives and up to seven PCI cards including high-end graphic card up to 315mm long. With extra attention to cable management features such as hidden drive cages and a PSU shroud, the Define C makes it easy to create a stunningly clean build that’s sure to impress.

The Define C is available in two options: one with a transparent side panel which lets you show off your hardware components, and the other one with a black side panel for a unified and restrained look that will naturally fit into your home or office.

Note: The image display or configuration may be different on each model, please refer to the specification.

General information

Designed for Clean Interior Looks

Power supply shroud conceals drive cage and excess cabling, and ample space behind motherboard tray stows and organizes cables. Therefore all you get is a quiet and clean looking interior free of airflow obstructions.

General information

Optimized for Calmness and Serenity

Side and front panels are lined with industrial-grade sound dampening material to reduce annoying buzzing or whir. The top is pre-installed with ModuVent fan vent covers to block noise, which can be removed and replaced with optional dust filter if more fans are needed.

* For model with transparent window, the right side panel does not include noise damping lining.

General information

Robust Cooling Capability

The modernized internal layout of the Define C omits the optical drive bays, instead focusing on a clear straight airflow path. The open air designed interior creates an unobstructed airflow path from the front intake to the rear exhaust. Two preinstalled Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120 mm fans (one front, one rear) deliver maximum airflow while still maintaining a low noise level. Easy-to-clean high airflow nylon filters are included on the front and base with full PSU coverage and front access for convenience. More fan mounts are provided for future cooling upgrade, including:

  • Front: 3 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-12 included)
  • Top: 2 x 120/140mm
  • Rear: 1 x 120mm (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-12 included)
  • Bottom: 1 x 120mm
General information

Great Configurability

This compact form factor case supports ATX motherboard, graphics card up to 315mm in length, three 2.5” SSDs/HDDs on the back of the motherboard tray, two 3.5" HDDs at the bottom (under the PSU shroud), and features up to seven PCI slots. Thus you can build your power house for gaming or content creation without restriction.


Learn more about the Fractal Design FD-CA-DEF-C-BK

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
  • Read full details
  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: 30 days
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by Newegg.com's Standard Return Policy.
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Case

Pros: - Shallower footprint since there are no accessible drive bays in the front
- Quiet
- Good cable management options to keep the MB area clear of obstructions
- Professional looking
- Very efficient use of space
- Sound insulation seems good

Cons: - None for this build
- In a perfect world, maybe some top-mounted USB 2 or a USB-C ports to go with the USB 3 ports that are already there

Other Thoughts: I used this to build a new business computer for my wife. It consists of a Gigabyte B450 Aorus Pro Wifi, AMD Ryzen 5 2600, a Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4, Samsung M2 970 EVO SSDs, and typical memory and video card. So no storage not mounted to the motherboard. I used a Seasonic 650W Prime Ultra Titanium power supply.

I removed the 3.5" drive trays and housing from the lower compartment. I did not check to see if the PS would have fit well with that installed, as I had no need for the drive trays. I think it would have worked but been tight, but that PS is deeper than many. The Seasonic I used is completely modular, so there are no unused cables to be bundled up down there. I would not recommend a PS that deep that is not completely modular.

I also removed the front 120mm fan and replaced it with two SilentWings 3 140mm fans to push air in. Airflow seems fine, and the temps of the system are very good.

Overall it was an easy build. I read some complaints about how fragile the included MB standoffs were so I had my spares nearby, but I had no problems with them. Cable organization options are good, with plenty of slots around the outside of the MB area to have all but the connectors behind the MB panel. I have a couple of kits with various ties and velcro fasteners, but I needed nothing that was not included with the case. The design of the interior is very efficient and well engineered.

The thing is also dead silent, even with the fan minimums turned up to 40-50%, including the CPU fan and video card fans. Overall, I would use this case again for any build not requiring externally-accessible drive bays.

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Well Engineered and Quiet

Pros: -- Easy access all around
-- Many places for 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" drives
-- Power Supply isolated from CPU and case fan area so it cools separately
-- Many options for configuration
-- Cable routing is robustly contained via Velcro straps
-- Full installation accessories, screws, zip ties, etc provided
-- Great 3 1/2" cages

Cons: -- No speaker, but this is an easy fix
-- Read the installation manual thoroughly before beginning the install because the 3 1/2" HDD location is easy to miss, and this is where the accessory box is located. I even chatted with customer support about my 'missing' accessories box before I happened upon it.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend it. My Ryzen 5 2400G with its stock cooler on an ASROCK B450 Pro booted right up and is now quietly burning in.
Build:
-- ASRock B450 PRO4 AM4 AMD Promontory B450 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
-- CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2933 (PC4 23400) Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2Z2933C16
-- AMD RYZEN 5 2400G Quad-Core 3.6 GHz (3.9 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD2400C5FBBOX Desktop Processor
-- Western Digital Ultrastar 1TB DC HA210 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Data Center Internal Hard Drive - 1W10001 - OEM storage drive
-- Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT500P1SSD8 as boot drive for Windows 10 Pro
-- Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 Watt Fully Modular, Compact, Silent Fan 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Silent and well built

Pros: Very quiet. This is the reason I bought this case.
Top vent can be covered or uncovered.
Lots of configurations for fans.
The 2 fans included are quiet.
Dust screens in the front and bottom. Bottom one slides out, but for the top one the front bezel has be popped off.
Many cable strapping points and ports for routing.
Good amount of space behind motherboard to route cables even with SSDs mounted behind the motherboard.
Hard drive carrier can slide or be removed. Removing it allows more room for power supply.
Well built, no defects.

Cons: Fans have lower flow to decrease noise, which may be a con for some.

Other Thoughts: If silent is what you are looking for I recommend this case.
If I were to purchase this case again I might go for the version with the window just to show off all the RGB components.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Quiet Tower.

Pros: I can't hear the fans blowing. The light actual works on this, I had a bigger Fractal Silent Mid Tower with a power light that didn't work. It is bright though.

Cons: I should have been paying closer attention when I ordered this. I didn't read the "Compact" part in the description. I also didn't realize this tower does not support internal CD drives. I had to order an external Blu-ray player. Would have saved me close to 100 bucks if I bought one that did support internal drives.

0 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
One of the best Silence Focused Cases, Understated Looks

Pros: Very Modular
Great build
Great cable management
the 3x2.5 " bracket is nice to move the SSD's away from the removable drive bay area, leaving it free for full size platter drives.

filters on all intakes is a nice touch.

Whisper Quiet with 3 intake and 1 outlet fan, temps are reasonable despite high heat components (RX580, FX8350 @ 4.5ghz on air).

Cons: The Blue HDD and PWR LEDS are super bright, and a little tacky.
Ill be removing them and replacing for dimmer Green and Orange ones later on.

Included fans are not PWM, or voltage regulated. Perfectly fine for PWR-Fans, but at the price point wish they were PWM.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
The best case I've ever used!!!

Pros: Absolutely FANTASTIC cable management solutions built in to the design
Very well-conceived design provides a quiet case with good airflow
Very good fit & finish
Good mounting solution for two 3.5" HDDs - with rubber vibration isolators
Sleek, understated minimalist desig,

Cons: NO provision for optical drives. Keep that in mind.

Other Thoughts: The way they have designed this case, all the cabling can be routed behind the motherboard tray, with rubber-gasketed openings from this behind-the-scenes space to the motherboard area so all your cabling can be kept VERY tidy and out of the airflow. This is the absolutely BEST design I've ever used; the whole thing has a very premium feel, too, without costing an arm and a leg.

NOTE: I used the solid-side case, I have no need for a glass side panel to see the pretty lights on the motherboard.

Did you find this review helpful?
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Best case money can buy

Pros: Power shroud + back panel for a very organized cable management system (there's almost no wires visible in my completed build)

- It comes with velcro straps for even more cable management

- The power button is really satisfying to press

- It has air filters at every entry point

- It's compact because it doesn't waste space with 10 hard drive bays like a lot of cases do

- Uses thumb screws for the panels so you don't loose screws

- Feet rises it above floor, increasing air flow and decreasing temps + dust

- Super silent because of the sound dampening material

Cons: - Price

- Only has 2 front USB ports

- I would like to see some sort of built in GPU support to prevent GPU sag

Other Thoughts: I normally don't feel compelled to write reviews unless I particularly love or hate something, and I know it sounds silly - but I feel emotionally attached to this case.

I originally purchased the Design S and returned it once I realized this existed and I couldn't be happier.

AESTHETIC:

It's not flashy, it's very sleek and modern and doesn't clash with my decor. This case is perfect for someone who finds most gaming cases tacky and ostentatious. I think it's gorgeous and visually, I wouldn't change one thing about it.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Oozing quality

Pros: Compact
Heavy-meaning great sound dampening
Easy front and top vent removal (watch out the top cover only goes on 1 way, don't break the tabs)

Cons: HAHAHAHAHAH, no.

Other Thoughts: Got the case 3 days earlier than expected in great condition.
I researched for 2 weeks while saving for my Ryzen build, but I couldn't be happier.
Plenty of room for cooling, and by removing the top and front panel you lose a little sound dampening but greatly increase thermals for those hungry GPU's.

Did you find this review helpful?
ICON Loading...
  • Add to Wish List
Selected Items
Are you an E-Blast Insider?
 
Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

This item is eligible for Newegg Premier benefits. Are you a Newegg Premier Member? If not, sign up today and get:

  • Free 3-day-or-less shipping on eligible items, discounts on 2- or 1-day delivery
  • Free shipping on returns using labels available on our website
  • No re-stocking fees
Learn More | Sign-in

Condition Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all product categories unless otherwise indicated within specific categories.

  • New : This means the product will ship as received by the manufacturer, sealed, with all advertised components, and with the manufacturer warranty.
  • Refurbished : This means the product was tested and repaired as required to meet the standards of the refurbisher, which may or may not be the original manufacturer. Any exceptions to the condition of the item outside the manufacturer’s information should be provided in the listing, up to and including warranty details.
  • Open Box : Newegg only guarantees your receipt of the Open Box product with the purchase of this item. Any accessories MAY OR MAY NOT be included. Newegg will NOT send you any missing accessories, even if it is required to use all of the item’s functions.Open Box items usually do not come with manufacturer or vendor warranty or technical support. However, warranty support may be available if an item was never registered by a previous owner. Please contact the manufacturer to check.
  • Used - Like New : This means that the product has been opened, possibly used but is in perfect condition with no signs of cosmetic or functional defect. Product may includes warranty, and accessories found with the original product. Product may or may not be in the original packaging. Returned items with minor packaging defects fall under this category.
  • Used - Very Good : This means that the product has been opened, may show slight signs of use and cosmetic blemish, and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in excellent condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
  • Used - Good : This means that the product has been used, may show clear signs of use and may be missing minor accessories, but remain in good condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description.
  • Used - Acceptable : This means that the product shows clear signs of use, cosmetic defect, and may be missing minor accessories and manual, but remain in working condition. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description. Functionality issues beyond signs of use should be disclosed in product description.
Price Available at Checkout
Why can’t we show you details of this product?

Some manufacturers place restrictions on how details of their products may be communicated.

If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.

Your Personal Data

Newegg’s website and online services use cookies and similar technology for a number of reasons: Some technologies allow the site to function. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please select and accept your settings before you continue. Thank you.

Your Personal Data

Newegg’s website and online services use cookies and similar technology for a number of reasons: Some technologies allow the site to function. These functional cookies are required to use the site and complete purchases. Another set of technologies improve the browsing experience and personalize it. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please select and accept your settings before you continue. Thank you.

Your Personal Data

To use this third-party content we need your approval to share your data with them. Here are all the details about Newegg’s Cookie and Privacy Policies. Please accept if you wish to continue with third-party features. Thank you.