Summary: It does not have a separate power supply compartment to hide it and the cables down there. So the small window serves to hide that area. The other cons were fixed with the R5 case. On the R4 the bottom dust filter can only be removed from the back.
Pros: There isn't really much to it. Building in it is straight forward. It looks really slick and doesn't impose itself in the room. If you remain conservative with your fans and don't run them full blast all the time, it is whisper quiet.
Cons: The top panel feels really thin as it is just a single sheet of metal. Probably does not affect anything in any way but just something I noticed. I did not choose an aio watercooler for my cpu but it looks like you would need a very low profile radiator for it to fit up top. Clearance could prese...
Summary: * I like this case much more than most I've owned. It is inexpensive, solidly built and comes with good hardware and a well thought-out interior. * FYI, you can use the power light as a HD light just by putting the jumper in a different location on your motherboard.
Pros: * Cable management is awesome * Removable upper HD trays is cool, though I didn't *have* to remove it I still did as this just helps get air flowing * Plenty of space * Dedicated SSD mounting spots are cool (also a con) * Looks great * Sturdy
Cons: * I'm not sure this is so much quieter than any other case. They basically stuck some noise reducing foam over places where most cases would have ventilation holes. But the foam is so dense is must restrict airflow. So that is a tradeoff to beware of, but you can easily remove the foam too. * The...
Pros: Solid build Lots of Room Front USB 3.0 Design
Cons: This was VERY irritating. I did not get any M/B standoff's, M/B screws or the M/B standoff fastening tool. Everything else was in the accessory box. I had to go to a computer store and get these products to finish my build. Really inconvenient.
A great chasis for any build, but beware of some hype.
Lance G., Newegg
11 February 2016
Summary: My 1-Egg deduction is based on intended advertising hype, alone. If the windowed design actually cut noise as advertised, then I would have given it a 5. I am moving my internal components to this company's R5 case, without a window, to minimize the air buzzing.
Pros: Phenomenal interior design, simple and clean exterior, excellent cable management as well a water cooling potential, very stylish, and a steal for less than $100.
Cons: If you know your PC basics, than you know that a window on your case will allow sound to escape the box, no matter how much sound proof padding is stuffed within. Given that, this is such an aesthetically pleasing case with a window that I had to get it. If that won't be an issue for you (I hate ...
Summary: Overall, the case is still great! I would buy it again and again. Just be weary that you may get some rattle if things don't sit/fit 100%
Pros: Case looks great. Update: Case still looks great!
Cons: Updated: The rattle...maybe it's just mine but the metal on metal rattle has been annoying at times. The rattle comes from the removable window panel on the side of the case. Even if I am able to find a position where the rattle stops..it eventually comes back again. Now, I wear a headset 95% of ...
Summary: I have recommended to friends who have purchased and liked (wheres my commission fractal?) ;) For the price I am a little disappointed I had to buy a new fan. I also recently purchased a Define R5 for a new build
Pros: -Best/easiest case to work with out of any brand -plenty of screws, cable ties, etc. -great dust management -sound dampening design
Cons: - front 140mm fan started making a moderate oscillating noise after 2.5 years. (why i took off 1 egg)
Summary: The R5 seems to have a less bright power light, so that would be one reason to go with that instead. Based on the current prices and other advantages that the R5 has over this one (not going to list them all out here but it's covered in detail elsewhere), I would go for the R5 if this isn't on sale...
Pros: The design is top-notch, and this case really does do a great job of blocking out noise. Fan controller is minimalistic but definitely gets the job done (it's a switch that lets you choose from 5V, 7V, or 12V to the fans). One of the three connections on the fan controller didn't work, so I asked...
Cons: The power light is extremely bright (it blinks when the computer is sleeping). If I'm leaving the computer on overnight, I have to use something to cover up the light because of how bright it is.
Summary: Once I got rid of my excessively noisy GPU and radiator fan this case became really quiet. Also the dimensions are gigantic, which is good in a lot of ways, but after moving around several times I'm considering replacing it with something more compact.
Pros: Case is designed well with excellent cable management options. The soundproof padding works and included fans are very quiet. Screens on the intakes keep the dust out. Plenty of options for customizing airflow and adding fans, coolers, water pumps, hard drives, optical drives, etc. The window is ...
Cons: Blue LED was bright and annoying, especially in sleep mode which would ironically keep me awake at night.. so i unplugged it from the motherboard.