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Fractal-design-define-mini.33602560
9.2 out of 10

Fractal Design Define Mini

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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect

Anonymous, Newegg
2 weeks ago
  • Pros: Sturdy, quiet, and good wire management.
  • Cons: 3-pin fans. It's 2014, let's upgrade to PWM
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Andrew J., Newegg
27 May 2014
  • Summary: Doesn't have any clear plastic and doesn't glow.
  • Pros: Quiet
  • Cons: Can be a little crowded if you manage your cables poorly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not Mini- not even a little

Jonathan R., Newegg
15 May 2014
  • Summary: Overall, I think this case is going to work out perfectly. If you want to see more, look at newegg's video review.
  • Pros: The first thing you will notice when you open this is that it is a veritable tank of a case. It weighs more empty than my entire computer that I am writing this on that this build will replace. It is deeper and wider than the NZXT Gamma I am using, thought the Gamma is a couple inches taller. Each side panel weighs approximately four pounds by itself. Each is covered in a dense rubber pad to dampen vibrations. The case has room for 6 case fans; it comes with 2 good 12...
  • Cons: Not suitable for an SFF PC, HTPC, portable LAN machine, or other lightweight task. Lightweight is not in this item's vocabulary, it has never heard of lightweight. They really shouldn't have named it Mini. It's not. At all. Maybe compared to a HAF X. The moduvent covers are nice, but it doesn't come with filters to use if you do choose to install fans in the top or side hardpoint. Only one USB3.0 port up front No HDD indicator light The front panel LED may be too brig...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

William w., Newegg
24 April 2014
  • Summary: What will happen if I click eject when the front is closed?
  • Pros: Very quiet. Easy to work inside case - well laid out.
  • Cons: Side panels difficult to remove/replace unless you have the case laying on its side and have plenty of room around it. One standoff broke during installation.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case, but fan speed controller did not work

Doug Z., Newegg
19 December 2013
  • Pros: Well made, nice "quiet" features.
  • Cons: Non-working fan speed controller.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Solid Well Designed Case

Jerry T., Newegg
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Over all I am well satisfied with the build I put into this case. It is solid and somewhat minimalist which what I was looking for. Only removed one egg because of a little quality control issue with one case cover screw and that I would have liked a place to attach a beep speaker and a drive access LED. They did bring up a single USB 3.0 port to the front but the motherboard header used supported 2.
  • Pros: Stout built to last a long time case Magnetic front door Provisions for 5 120mm fans. Came with two Sound insulation inside CPU reset button on the front panel is nice Nice fastener kit Just the right size for me and runs quite.
  • Cons: No provision for drive access LED or internal "beep" speaker Missing a stand off hole for my Gigabyte Motherboard One of 4 thumbscrews for the case cover was installed cross threaded. No provision for a case opened switch or a place to anchor a cmos reset button.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quite, good quality

Anonymous, Newegg
13 August 2013
  • Pros: Really quiet, good build quality and no bull- features (i.e. functional and out-of-the-way design).
  • Cons: No internal speaker
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

James A., Newegg
14 March 2013
  • Pros: Rock solid build, noise dampening, USB3. Decent cable management options and very spacious overall.
  • Cons: Included fans are only 3 pin. Front intake doesn't move as much air as I want.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case but not all that mini

Akshat S., Newegg
14 March 2013
  • Summary: This is an absolutely great case. I only wish it was smaller.
  • Pros: Great solid construction, super silent, comes with fan speed controller, minimalistic and great looking.
  • Cons: The description (mini, microatx) gives the impression of a small case. This case is much bigger than I expected it to be. In fat it is slightly bigger than my cooler master scout case. I should have checked the dimensions before buying so ofcourse the blame falls squarely on me. Still, if the name mentions microatx then one expects the thing to be small.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Iosonos, NCIX.com
3 January 2013
  • Summary: I recently bought this case for a new build for one of my parents. Earlier in the year I had bought the ATX-sized midtower on special and fell in love with the looks. I still haven't used that case in a build yet, but I knew from reviews and having one in my posession that it was a look I wanted for my mom's next PC. Overall, it's a great case, well built and durable.
  • Pros: Great style, USB 3, HDD Trays (I like the removable rack for airflow), Looks good from the inside out, Cable tray in back is fairly roomy, Fan Controller comes with it, plus mount options.
  • Cons: Not As silent as I was expecting, Extremely short Reset cable, HDD Trays (not really a problem, but they're not tool-less), Loose grommets in the cable management system.
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