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Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Case
18 January 2012
Excerpt: Fractal Design is a Swedish computer hardware company that specializes in the areas of enclosures and power supplies. When I think of other Swedish companies, Ikea and Volvo come to mind, and like their Swedish brethren Fractal Design designs and engineers its products with a Scandinavian design...
Summary: The new version of the Fractal Design Define case has a few notable improvements over its predecessor. The bitumen sheets to dampen noise has an improved look and finish. The rubber grommets that were the source of the smell that some users compained about is gone.
Summary: Overall the Fractal Design R3 is a triumph of case design. Its understated fridge-inspired looks will always polarize users but for those seeking low noise, intelligent design and good cooling the R3 strikes a near perfect balance.
Pros: - Oustanding value for money, - Great Cooling Performance, - Very low noise, - Excellent design and layout
Cons: - USB 3.0 and firewire would be nice, - Door orientation cannot be changed
Excerpt: Fractal Design kicked off the launch of the Fractal brand products in the United States at CES 2011. Before the recent release of their products in the U.S., prospective U.S. buyers had to find Fractal Design products at Canada based retailers, such as NCIX, for the cheapest shipping options.
Excerpt: Fractal Design’s Define R3—the first Fractal case that will be widely available in the States—marries cool Scandinavian design with a hefty dose of acoustic foam and lots of nice touches. The Define R3 is available in four colors: black, grey, silver, and white.
Pros: Attractive, elegant design; quiet; well-built; room for plenty of fans.
Cons: Only two fans, two optical drives, and two USB ports; heavy side panels; a side fan would be nice.
Summary: The Fractal Design Define R3 has some noticeable improvements over the Define R2 and I agree that these warrant a new revision. The only thing Fractal Design needs to watch out for is the fact that the market is not standing still.
Pros: Unique set of features, Sound dampening installed everywhere, Improved dampening material in comparison to the R2, Space for eight hard drives, Front drive bay covers may easily be removed now, Excellent cable routing possibilities, Plenty of areas to hide cables, Ready for 2.5" hard drives, Fan ...
Cons: Clips of front covers won't last long, No USB 3.0 Connectivity, Graphic cards beyond 29 - 30 cm may not fit, Packaging seems too compact for safe transportation, Somewhat heavy
Excerpt: Fractal Design Define R3 Review Manufacturer: Fractal Design UK Price (as reviewed): £89.99 (inc VAT) US Price (as reviewed): Not Currently Available We first saw our first Fractal Design case, the Define R2 , back in January of this year and we were frankly pretty impressed with its blend of sleek...
Excerpt: Gracias a Atlas Informática hoy os presentamos el análisis de una de las cajas más interesantes del Silent Computing actual, la Fractal Design Define R3 . Esta Define R3 es una caja de tamaño midi con aislamiento acústico, pero que promete no descuidar el apartado térmico gracias a un cuidado...
Pros: Realmente silenciosa., Refrigera bastante bien para pertenecer al sector Silent Computing., Bastante espaciosa., Materiales de calidad sobresaliente., Gran sistema de gestión de cables.
Cons: La Fractal Design Define R3 viene embalada en una caja negra de cartón duro. En la parte frontal encontramos una fotografía de la propia caja por la parte de delante, así como un resumen de sus principales características., En la siguiente imagen podemos ver el espacio donde irá instalada la plac...
Excerpt: Σαν χθες θυμάμαι που συζητάγαμε με φίλους για τη Fractal, μια νέα εταιρεία που είχα βρεί κατά τύχη χαζολογώντας στο διαδίκτυο. Έκτοτε η Fractal απο μια εταιρεία που έβγαζε ανεμιστήρες, εμπλούτισε κατά πολύ τη γκάμα της με κουτιά, τροφοδοτικά, και ηχομονωτικά υλικά μεταξύ άλλων!