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Fractal Design Define R4 Case Review
8 April 2013
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
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.
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 Define R4; what's not to like, really. On the most basic level, the Define R4 is sleek, sexy and is an elegant looking addition to any environment, even in the living room, next to the TV.
Excerpt: 6 Flares 6 Flares × Fractal Design have been around for a few years now and have made a name for themselves by producing a range of whisper quiet cases which also offer great build quality and good value.
Pros: - Heel mooi afgewerkt, - Raam is groot genoeg, - Er past een h100i in (dus waarschijnlijk ook andere 240mm watercoolers), - Veel cable management ruimte, - Samen met de juiste fans kan je hier een hele stille pc van maken, - Internal usb 3.0 header (mijn vorige kast had dat niet), Kortom deze kas...
Cons: - Maar twee 5,25 inch bays, - Best breed, - 280mm Watercooling kits passen waarschijnlijk niet, doordat de vrm heatsink en 8pin cpu power te hoog zitten, - Aan de zware kant, Voor mij waren de bovenstaande nadelen geen problemen, maar het zijn wel puntjes waar op gelet moet worden bij de configur...
Conclusion: Fractal je predstavljanjem Define R4 kućišta nastavio filozofiju započetu Define Mini i XL kućištima, a to je napraviti moderno i kvalitetno kućište koje će imati dobra svojstva upijanja zvuka, a opet ponuditi dobar protok zraka za hlađenje vitalnih komponenti računala.
Pros: Kvaliteta materijala i izrade, dizajn, mogućnosti, mjesta za proširenja, filteri za prašinu, obloženo materijalom za upijanje zvuka, 26 mm za menadžment kabela + dva SSD mjesta.