Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define R4
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Tyler D., Newegg
13 July 2015
Summary: I bought this case after a decent amount of research. I was looking for a crisp, professional looking case that would keep my components cool while staying quiet. My last case (Raidmax Smilodon) had Green LEDs and many, many 80mm fans that annoyed some... visitors in my dorm room.
Pros: - Sleek - Minimalistic - Quality Materials - Great Features Professional looking with great cooling performance. There are no sharp edges in this nicely painted and constructed case. Removing the fans and their respective filters is extremely easy. The magnetic door on the front is a nice touch a...
Cons: The feet on the bottom may not be tall enough to elevate the bottom fans off the floor enough to breathe properly if you place this case on a carpeted surface.Not a big deal in my case, however.
Summary: It's a case. It's insanely quiet. Buy it! If you are sick of that humming case sitting by your feet like I was.... replace it with this! I built a friend a rig with this case about 6 months ago and I've been jealous since.
Pros: Silent, not quiet, Silent Solid build quality Good cable management
Cons: It took me some time to find the screws, they were hidden inside the case. The price fluctuated but I just used newegg's price alert feature and bought when it was @ my price.
Pros: This case was a delight to work with during the build. There's lots of room for the components and everything mounted quickly including the liquid cooling system. The noise level is almost imperceptible and my tower sits adjacent to the monitor.
Cons: The only two cons I have with this case in a year are: 1. The door is not reversible. A pain in some locations. 2. The power LED is too bright. Could use a dimming option.
Summary: If you like how it looks, buy it and you will never have need to replace the case.
Pros: I am absolutely impressed with this case. Especially with the price tag. Paid 75 with tax.I build a few PC's a year and so far this case beats anything I have ever used. Even cases that cost double than this one. I love how easily you can take the air filters out for cleaning. Supplied fans are g...
Summary: I have numerous higher-end cases from Antec, NZXT and Corsair and this Fractal Design unit is easily as impressive as those. I have never worked with a case that was so well designed (to work in) and user friendly. I got this on a whim when it was Seventy dollars and I feel like I stole it.
Pros: This case is well thought out in every conceivable way. In addition to all the things you'd come to expect in this price range are all the little details that you don't see elsewhere: --Extra, rear SSD mounts. --Removable and adjustable HDD bay. --Easy and effective fan filters and fan cleaning. ...
Cons: --Heavy and LARGE. (not necessarily a con, but it's a beast). --No proper HDD light (only a power LED). --Power LED is kind of bright.
Summary: Now, the main issue I had with ordering this case was that I received a case in not-so-good condition. The panel that you mount the Mobo to was dented, so one of the holes for the pegs was made useless. To add to this,another peg hole was threaded to small, and another was threaded to large.
Pros: This case, bar some problems listed below, is a good case, and has served me well for my first build. I bought it in December 2014. - Very Practical and Heavy Duty. Looks great for being a simple design. - Plenty of room inside the case for parts. I have more than enough room for a large GPU and ...
Cons: The only real con that sticks out to me is that the quick reset button is a little to easily pushed. It isn't a major problem, but it has happened once or twice.
Pros: This case has lots of room for internal components. Plenty of space for disk drives. The hard drive trays fit SSDs as well. Cables can be hidden underneath the motherboard. The front filters and fan are easily accessible. Coming from an Antec p183, I find this case to be even more silent.
Cons: The power led doesnt work. I've tried connecting it to both the PWRLED and PLED pins on the motherboard to no avail. Sometimes I can't tell if my computer is on without the led indicator because this case is so quiet.
Summary: I'm in love with this case. It's heavy at around 27 lbs., but that’s fine in my book; in fact I like it. I bought this to fit my build into since the Antec GX500 that I originally purchased wouldn’t fit my cooler, a Corsair H110i.
Pros: • It fits a 240mm radiator • substantial and sturdy construction • well-thought out design • understated aesthetics • 2xUSB 3.0 and 2xUSB2.0 on the front • dust grilles that are removable for cleaning • open under the processor for easy cooler mounting • many high-quality grommets for cable manag...
Cons: • While a 240mm radiator will fit in the top of the case, both of the standard 120mm fans that came with it won’t fit • More room behind the 3.5” bays would have been nice • Using the built-in controller for the fans would mean needing to use an older Molex power connector