Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define R4
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Clean, Quiet Case - Some Minor Problems
2 weeks ago
Summary: This case is large, heavy, and absolutely silent. Its simple design allow it to fit nicely into the background - though the power LED indicator can be a bit bright for me. Inside there is plenty of room for all your parts. As much as I love this case, I did have to knock off one star for some front port audio problems I've encountered.
Summary: This Case is perfect for a select type of people. If you want a quiet sleek Big case than this is for you. I wanted more airflow for my case, this case did not provide that. Yes, I know this is a "quiet" case but the included fans are terrible, they are extremely quiet but extremely under powered and provide little airflow. If you sped 50 bucks for premium fans and replace the original I'm sure you could get the desired airflow but I did not want to do that.
Summary: This is a really, really excellent case just to state that at the outset. Cable management was a breeze, super easy to assemble and it looks really, really slick. The only trouble is the giant glowing power button attracts my cat like moth to a flame and she's learned to turn my computer off to get attention. I would recommend this case if you either don't have a cat or possibly have a cat less diabolical than mine.
Summary: I received this case and everything was fine, except for the clip on the panel inside the front door. For some reason it doesn't clip and lock in when you press it in... which makes it so that one side of the panel remains permanently unhinged. I was going to RMA it, but seeing as it takes a really long time to get a new one and that I don't have any other cases to house my computer... I'm going to have to keep it. However, in terms of everything else, it is flawless.
Summary: Out of the bat I want let you all know that I work at the IT section of a Mid seize company and me and my working mate got 2 of these to change the ones he had in our office, they were old, ugly, heavy, and weren't the same so it looked petty flat. We also wanted to have them being more silent, this did do some for that, but not as much, prob if we get better fans we would see better difference but I wasn't expecting to make more purchases.
Summary: I only gave it 4 because I haven't actually used it yet. But it's very solid and I like the feel of it. Much better than my current case, which is a total piece of crap. And this one is solidly built and doesn't appear to let much nasty "desktop" noise sound out at all. I really like it. I think you will too.
Summary: This case is good for people who want something sleek and quiet. I used it to replace an old lancool case which starting making horrible vibrating noises (due to the HDDs). Sometimes it's difficult to tell if the computer is on or not (I've disconnected the LED). ***PROS*** -The mounting system for the front fans is incredible. No screws required. You open the gate in front of it and then pull out the cage. From there you can very easily install/clean two 140mm fans.
Summary: Great looking case with all the options. Extra wide so that it can hold tall coolers like the Noctua (even with room to spare.) Fit and finish is a 95% - there were a few tiny alignment issues which were easily remedied. Comes with two 140mm fans and room for far more, and can hold a crazy amount of drives. My only real nit is about the choice of audio jacks on the front panel: they are ridiculously tight. Otherwise this is a great case.
Summary: I have not yet actually put this product into production. I looked high and low for a case that would meet my needs, and this case was one of the few that passed. There are two obvious design flaws that have surfaced. The first one is rather minor, but it will be an annoyance for me. The front door panel opens from the right.