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Fractal Design Define Mini
9.4 out of 10

Fractal Design Define Mini

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Overall 8
8.0

Good, Hopefully an R2 is in the works.

Michael O., Newegg
14 July 2015
  • Pros: It has an excellent design, very good build quality and is silent.
  • Cons: I wish the fan grills were more flush with the rest of the case, their appearance now is reminiscent of a cheese grater.
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Overall 6
6.0

I so want to love this case...

Michael R., Newegg
2 July 2015
  • Summary: If the case were 1/2" wider (with room behind the motherboard) and maybe an inch taller, or deeper so a 240mm water cooler could be mounted in one of those positions it would be a nearly perfect case, as it stands, don't use this if you are water cooling.
  • Pros: It's gorgeous... the silent paneling is a nice touch, and the layout is 90% there, aside from a few niggles. I would definitely use this case again if it were for someone not using extra video cards, and that didn't need extra fans.
  • Cons: The motherboard support cutout is 3/4" too high to use, this should come down to about the first addon slot. The area behind the motherboard is too cramped, had to reroute my main mb power cable in the front, as it wouldn't fit behind, as it is, could really use an extra 1/2" here No support for ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Case with a minor annoyance

Donald T., Newegg
25 June 2015
  • Pros: Very good silent case.
  • Cons: Just a minor issue with the mb standoffs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Quiet, some design problems

Jeremy O., Newegg
14 June 2015
  • Summary: Its quiet, conservative looking, but has some design issues that give me pause.
  • Pros: Good looking Very quiet Includes 2 quiet fans
  • Cons: Cables inside front panel are too short, interfere with installing optical drives.
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Overall 10
10

Highly expandable storage bays

Kyle W., Newegg
6 June 2015
  • Pros: Nice paint job, inside and out. Quiet (depending on number of fans and rpm of said fans, but still quiet on the outside due to insulation) Highly expandable internal drive bays. Great for a micro ATX or mid form factor gaming or home server build. Nice cable cutouts. No faulty parts or ports with...
  • Cons: Some rust on the internal drive bays' (unpainted) metal. The case was probably sitting in a Newegg warehouse for a while, or otherwise exposed to moisture for some months. Not worth dropping an Egg. Holds in heat more than some other cases, due to the audio dampening foam insulation. Internal foa...
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Case

Indiana G., Newegg
31 May 2015
  • Summary: A few of my friends have asked me "is this thing really on?" when I was showing them my new build.
  • Pros: Amazingly quiet. Even when the fans are blowing, it's as quiet as most towers are at idle.
  • Cons: The blue light is a dying sun, but it's not worth knocking a egg off. This case does exactly what I wanted it to do.
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Overall 10
10

Yes

Dusten B., Newegg
14 May 2015
  • Pros: Purchased two years ago to hold a home server. It looks great, was easy to build in, and is relatively quiet. I'm thinking of purchasing this again for other builds as well.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

The design of the case is awesome, but...

Andrew H., Newegg
5 May 2015
  • Summary: I find it very difficult to see how anyone can really go wrong selecting this case. If you can find it on sale, it's a no-brainer
  • Pros: This is actually a *very* nice case. It really looks SLICK. If you have any doubts, you should watch the video all the way through. I bought this case because I am planning to replace my old HTPC case (Silverstone LC-17) with a mini tower that I'll have on a small shelf mounted under a mounted bi...
  • Cons: The one negative... It cost a egg in rating. I apologize to those that may deem this unfair, but there's a dent in the side panel and the front bezel of the case doesn't fit *quite* flush with the rest of it. I don't know if this was caused by shipping or by NewEgg's handling of it. The truth is,...
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Overall 2
2.0

Quality Control Was Asleep on the Job

Phillip M., Newegg
4 May 2015
  • Summary: Incredibly disappointed in Fractal Design. First case i have bought from them, and it will be most likely be my last. Now i'm going to have to fight with Newegg about an RMA and delay my build for a week. Spend the extra money, and get a case from a more reputable manufacturer like Antec.
  • Pros: Bought this on sale $50, was a good deal,....so i thought.
  • Cons: Product was completely busted up. 1) Clear bezel around the power button is cracked to pieces. 2) Power button itself is busted off and had to be fished out of the bag. 3) Front drive doors that lead to the fans will not stay closed. 4) Plastic side pieces that run down the front bezel have piece...
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Overall 10
10

Small package, high quality

Robert B., Newegg
4 May 2015
  • Summary: Still great case.
  • Pros: Everything I've come to expect from Fractal Design. Well built, solid, plenty of convenience features.
  • Cons: Its kinda heavy, being made of steel will do that. The moniker 'Mini' is kinda a poor moniker; its only a couple inches shorter than the Define R4 I bought in 2013.
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