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Preston P.

Preston P.

Joined on 01/06/05

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A Mercedes case

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Pros: Tired of cases that resemble a kids happy meal toy and are looking for an elegant case that is solid as a tank, but a precision finished like a Mercedes, look no further. Thick panels lined with quality high density sound dampening material, top quality construction, and outfitted with 14cm case fans makes for a very quiet case. Can easily be configured for an excellent gaming rig with a few adjustments. Room for 3 added case fans, and suitable for both medium ranged water cooling and roomy enough for any air cooling solution. Cable management is superb with generous space on the back panel, and the added rubber cable grommets as well as rubber hard drive mounts are just the kind of touches one would expect from a case costing a lot more. In addition to being solid and well constructed, features like a built in fan speed controller and well placed controls, easy access fan screens and configurable hard drive racks, black interior, all for a price that few cases could ever touch.

Cons: Not a con for my needs but it should be noted that this is a very solid and roomy mid tower that weighs in at just over 27lbs. without components and It is more like a piece of furniture than what most people might be used to in a case this size.

Overall Review: I did a lot of research looking for the perfect case for my needs, which was for a very quiet medium high workstation capable of video editing, gaming, that sleeps in the same room I do on a modest budget. At this price point and of all the parts of my latest build, this is the one thing that didn't have a coupon or discount and the one purchase I was most pleased with. Yes I broke down and got a case with a window to see where all the money I spent went, how audacious of me. Built with X4 3.4 deneb-OC'd, Asus Sabertooth mobo, 6950 Radeon, Samsung 128-SSD, 8gig Sniper 1866, 500g WD (until the 1T raptor is affordable) Cool Master Hyper 212evo.