Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define R4
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Fractal Design Define R4 Review
12 November 2012
Summary: With the stock fans in place, the Define R4’s thermal performance was around the middle of the pack—nothing to write home about, which is good news for a case designed to be quiet, since they can often run a little hot. Though it isn’t perfect, it’s hard to deny the pleasantness of Fractal Design’s Define R4 case if silence and savings are your big concerns. It’s essentially the same case as the R3, with some modest but much-needed improvements.
Pros: Plenty of drive storage; built-in fan controller; good connectivity (and lots of fan mounts).
Cons: Nothing’s screwless; tougher design for more extreme system builds; limited 5.25-inch bay support.
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. It comes with plenty of drive bays, fan options, dust filters, USB3 ports and much more.
Conclusion: Knowing that the well-received Define R3 made its debut almost two years ago, we expected the long-awaited R4 to be a significant upgrade with fresh thinking and bold new ideas. What we have instead is a modest upgrade that improves on the original design in numerous ways without really pushing the boat out. Yet, somehow, that's arguably not a bad thing.
Summary: Fractal Design continua a crescere conquistando, grazie alle soluzioni proposte, una larga fascia di utenza che spazia da quella domestica e dedita al gaming a quella professionale.
Il Define R4 rappresenta per molti versi un'evoluzione rispetto ai modelli precedenti: solo il design esterno è rimasto inalterato, sempre sobrio ed elegante, con linee pulite molto piacevoli, ma la presenza di materiale fonoassorbente distribuito in maniera impeccabile ed uniforme, persino...