Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define R4
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Fractal Design Define R4
6 March 2015
Excerpt: When it comes to noise-dampening design, this case is definitely hard to beat. It’s made using high-density materials, which means it doesn't vibrate much, which in turn helps reduce noise output from the system.
Excerpt: There are two main schools of thought when it comes to enthusiast case design.One can be thought of as attention-seeking: make it as flashy, splashy, and eye catching as possible.The other is most often described as minimalist: strip the design down to bare essentials, keep the design accents...
Summary: As a PC builder, it's refreshing to see a wide variety in enthusiast desktop cases. For a long while it seemed like case makers used the term "enthusiast" and "gamer" interchangeably, and believed every gamer wants a case loaded with great features, but with neon lights, aggressive designs, and wild...
Summary: Final Thoughts
I have been hearing really good things about the Define R4 since it was released and I can see why. Fractal Design has another solid product here in this case. Starting off with looks the Defire R4 has a really sleek but simple design.
Pros: – Room for up to 10 hard drives!, – Lots of room behind the motherboard tray to route cables, – USB 3.0 support, – Sleek design, – Price
Cons: – Pretty heavy, – Fan controller only supports 3 fans
Conclusion: Fractal Design made a name for themselves with the original Define and they have continued to somehow manage to find ways to improve on the design 3 more times up to the R4 that we have here today. The styling of the case hasn’t changed much really, but what is their to change.
Excerpt: From what I hear, not all the best cases are made from Aluminum. However, I can’t think of the last case I used for my primary workstation that wasn’t. Fractal Design has set out to change all that with the Define R4.
Fractal Design Define R4 Case Review: Evolution, Not Revolution
23 November 2012
Conclusion: With the Define R4, Fractal Design has again produced a solid case that has a lot to offer end users. I'm very fond of case designs like this one and the AZZA Genesis 9000 that give the user a great deal of flexibility in how they want to assemble their system, and I like that Fractal Design lets...
Conclusion: Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Fractal Design Define R4 PC case a rating out of 10.
Pros: Very functional case, Minimal noise, Fan speed control, 2 x USB 3.0/2 x USB 2.0 on front I/O panel, Plenty of room for expansion and future upgrades, Very spacious interior, Very sleek and stylish design, Big hardware supported, Hard Drive caddies are configurable, Supports up to 8 HDD/SSD, Excel...
Cons: Very Heavy ATX PC Case, Paint job not very durable, easy to scratch/mark, Needs better side panel fitting, Minimal looks may not cater for all
Summary: The Fractal Design Define R4 Case is a perfect combination of style & functionality. What separates this mid-tower case from others is it's spacious design and acoustic-dampening material for a near silent build.