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Fractal Design Define R2

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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R2

30 April 2010
  • Summary: The Fractal Design Define R2 is a great case with a few unusual issues. Luckily, while I still have to mention them, most of these are probably just present in my sample. This goes for the loose mainboard tray and the bent case. Besides these issues, the guys have managed to fill the case with plenty of very useful features, while steering clear of useless marketing gimmicks like plastic locks.
  • Pros: Unique set of features, Sound dampening installed everywhere, Space for eight hard drives, Excellent cable routing possibilities, Plenty of areas to hide cables, Ready for 2.5" hard drives, Fan controller for three fans included, Black interior, Water cooling ready, White accents look excellent, Bottom mounted PSU bay, Thumb screws for the expansion slots, Dust filter for all intake fans, Two fans included, Very smooth paint job
  • Cons: Some quality issues, Graphic cards beyond 29 - 30 cm may not fit, Packaging seems too compact for safe transportation, No eSATA connectivity, Rather heavy
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Expert Review

Silent PC
28 March 2010
  • Summary: Given the Define R2's similarity to the Antec Performance One line, the P183 is the obvious choice for a direct comparison. The R2 is a smaller case overall, about 3 inches shorter as there is less space between the ceiling and the top of the motherboard tray (just enough room for 25 mm thick fans), and there is no compartment separating the power supply from the rest of the case.
  • Pros: Sturdy, dampened door, Insulated side panels, ceiling, fan placements, Many fan options, Very quiet stock fans, Fan controller included, Effective cable management, Price
  • Cons: Hard drive trays need improvement, Stock fans too weak, No fan isolators included
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Fractal Design - Define R2

Metku Mods
30 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Fractal Design Define R2 is a good choice for everyone, who's looking for a stylish and quiet case in the mass of enclosures. While the paint job is a bit too thin, the structure itself is very sturdy. It's packed with features while still being reasonably priced compared to some other cases in the same class, like the Antec P182. It might not be as well built as the Antec, but it's still a good case.
  • Pros: Very quiet, Stylish, Full featured, Reasonably priced (~89 € at the time of writing)
  • Cons: Bad paintjob (thin layers)
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Expert Review

28 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Fractal Design to młoda szwedzka firma, która ostatnio debiutuje na rynkach całego świata z swoimi produktami - wentylatorami, zasilaczami i obudowami. Dziś mam okazję przybliżyć Wam jeden z jej produktów, obudowę Define R2 o której to zrobiło się ostatnio głośno. Czy nowy producent celujący w segment okupowany przez "starych wyjadaczy" pokroju firm Antec, Cooler Master czy Lian Li jest w stanie zaoferować coś więcej aniżeli konkurencyjne konstrukcje by zaciekawić...
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Overall 10

Fractal Design Define R2 Gehäuse Titanium Grey

17 July 2010
  • Summary: Gehäuse Hersteller gibt es momentan wie Sand am Meer. Da ist für die Kunden schwer, im Vorhinein für sich das beste Modell zu finden. Ein wichtiger Faktor ist die Größe und der Platz im Inneren. Aber auch zusätzliche Extras sind gerne gesehen. Hier punktet das Define R2 Gehäuse auf ganzer Ebene. Verarbeitung: Die Verarbeitung war sehr gut, uns sind nur geringe Mängel aufgefallen.
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PC World
30 May 2010

Fractal Design Define R2

29 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Mit dem Define R2 ist Fractal Design ein gelungener Einstieg in die vielfältige PC-Gehäusewelt geglückt. Das geradlinige Design ist hübsch anzusehen und mit keinerlei Funktionseinschränkung verbunden. Die Verarbeitung ist durchweg gut- das Gehäuse bietet eine sauber schließende, wertige Tür im Metall-Look, eine kratzfeste, einwandfreie Lackierung sowie keinerlei scharfe Kanten.
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Overall 10

Fractal Design Define R2

19 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Fractal Design formår at gøre deres entre på markedet og det bl.a. med et kabinet der formår at overraske os og mange andre review sites i udlandet ved at tilbyde noget lignende det perfekte resultat til en pris der burde være ulovlig. Define R2 kabinet er der første som producent lagde i støbeskeen og kan man ikke lige den sorte front vi har testet så findes der også en sølv og titanium model, så der er noget for næsten alle.
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Overall 8

Fractal Design Define R2 review

16 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Σε αυτό το review θα δούμε ένα κουτί από μια άγνωστη, στην Ελλάδα τουλάχιστον, εταιρία, τη Fractal Design. Η Fractal Design είναι μια εταιρία με έδρα τη Σουηδία, η οποία έχει ως βασικό στόχο να παράγει προϊόντα με αξιοσημείωτο σχεδιασμό, χωρίς όμως να υπάρχουν υποχωρήσεις στην ποιότητα και τη λειτουργικότητα, και χωρίς να είναι ακριβά.
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Overall 8

TEST: Fractal Design Define R2 - Rimelig high-end-kabinett

PC World
15 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Fractal Design er ikke en kabinettprodusent vi hadde erfaring med fra før, men det første møtet er absolutt positivt.
  • Pros: Pent design. Praktiske tekniske løsninger. Støyisolering. Enkel montering. Pris. Medfølgende vifter.
  • Cons: Ingen spesielle.
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