Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define R3
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Greg King, Techgage
3 August 2011
Conclusion: I walk away with two things from my time with the Fractal Design Define R3. The first is that it’s a very well designed chassis. All edges on the interior of the case had grommets around them and even when digging around in the hard drive bays, I never once found a sharp edge. In fact almost all edges are rounded off for additional safety, as well as adding a bit of rigidity to the overall composition of the Define R3.
Summary: Got this case as im a bit picky on sound ect when i got it i was amazed of how well build the case was for the price. I only had one problem with it and that was that one of the front panel jacks was broken which did not really bother me as i use a internal sound card. I would highly recommend this case and also the fans that come with it are great. Very pleased with my build.
Summary: Short review Pros: - Quiet, effective noise insulation Fans: 2 top fan slots (with sound barriers as the default, it comes with these) One on the side One on the bottom (with a dust filter) Two on the front (with a dust filter) One on the back All 120mm I think... Supplied fans are: the bottom front one and the back one So enough slots if you want some more air flow - Really easy to build, plenty of HDD slots, installing everything is really easy, but note one of the...
Summary: This is a superb case for a quiet pc. I agree with another reviewer that the instructions aren't great but if you have any experience in building pc's you will be fine, if not then I'm sure you will work it out. The case is very quiet especially compared to my old one. very rarely notice I have left it on which is one of the reasons I purchased it. Design is very sleek and looks great, really happy with this purchase as its also a very reasonable price.
Does what it say on the tin (well product description)
11 August 2012
Excerpt: The Fractal Design R3 is a nice case that allows you to optimize for sound or cooling performance much like other cases but you get a bit more control through the use of foam panels. The case comes with two fans with one positioned in the rear as an exhaust and the other in the front as an air intake fan. In total there are 7 available fan slots; 2 top, 2 front, 1 bottom, 1 rear and 1 side. The two top fans and the side fan come with the foam panels attached.
Pros: Great concept for sound proofing/cooling, price, smart front panel design
Cons: Internal hardware needs to be chosen carefully to fit, door
Summary: This is a positive review hence the 4 stars. I won't cover the positives of the case since you can read them in the other reviews. It's a great case overall. My only issue with the case and the reason I am docking it a star is the front panel jacks (for headphones, mic etc). My front panel headphone jack stopped working. It's a standard barrel type jack - a little plastic box with some contacts and springs inside.
Summary: I perhaps had too high expectations given some of the glowing reviews I had read. The pros include its decent size, 8 hard disk bays (which I'll probably never all use), sound proofing, and a non-descript appearance (I'm in my late 40's!). The negatives include the poor user manual (effectively 2 pages of terse text plus a diagram) and a build quality that's commensurate with the relatively low price.
Summary: Bought to replace a ageing coolermaster case that was becoming far too noisy for watching movies and playing games (my xbox was quieter and that was saying something). looks really nice and is whister quiet. I can only hear my noisy old power supply now.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews before buying this case an although I found it on a website specialized for quiet PC's I still ordered this case from amazon because of the lower price. Same goes for the PS I paired it up with : Fractal Design Newton R2 650W Power Supply ATX PSU. Great product, you get everything you need for a near silent PC, good temperatures and lots of cable management options.
Summary: + Lätt att öppna och stänga sidplåtar. + Lätt att montera hårdvara och dra kablar. + Helt ok medföljande fläktar. + Håller sig hel och ren. Har använt mitt i 4 år, fraktat runt det ett par gånger per år i bagageutrymmen på diverse bilar. Inga synliga skador, inga missfärgningar i varken plåt eller plast. Inga skador har heller uppstått. + Svenskt :D - ?