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Fractal Design Define R3

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Fractal Design R3 Case Review

5 April 2011
  • 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
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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R3

9 December 2010
  • 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. Many manufacturers offer USB 3.0 connectivity or allow graphics cards beyond 30 cm to be installed in their chassis.
  • 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 controller for three fans included, Black interior, Now with a reset button, Rear expansion slot covers have vents now, White accents look excellent, Thumb screws for the expa...
  • 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
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Overall 10

Fractal Design R3 review

3 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The Fractal Design R3 is a refined version of the luxurious R2 case that won our previous group test. It retains the same understated appearance and emphasis on quietness, but adds even quieter fans and improved cable management. Behind the sleek hinged door are two 120mm front intake fan mounts, only one of which is fitted with a fan, and two 5.25in external drive bays. A 3.5in adaptor is included in case you want to add a memory card reader.
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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R3 Review

10 January 2012
  • 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! Έχει περάσει περίπου ενάμισης χρόνος από τότε που ο Deninho έριξε μια ενδελεχή ματιά στο Define R2 το οποίο απέσπασε πολύ καλές εντυπώσεις.
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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R3

14 July 2011
  • Conclusion: wyposażono w dwie wnęki 5,25-calowe, szkielet i boki wykonano ze stalowej blachy, panel przedni z plastiku. Tuż pod wnękami umieszczono gniazda na dwa wentylatory, które wyposażono w filtry antykurzowe. Całość mieści się za srebrną klapką, która dodatkowo od wewnątrz wyłożona jest matą wyciszającą. Obudowa jest dosyć duża (45,5x21x51,5 cm - wys./szer./gł.), z zewnątrz jak i wewnątrz pomalowana jest na czarny kolor.
  • Pros: Maty wyciszające, Solidna konstrukcja, Miejsca na dodatkowe wentylatory
  • Cons: Wysoka cena
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