Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define R4
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T. Castellano, Amazon
14 April 2014
Summary: This is a well built solid case. I like the sleek front with everything hidden behind the door. I jut with they had an esata port on the top. This case was also much larger than i had expected. I was expecting something similar to my other pc's in the past but all in all i really like it.
Summary: This is a beautiful case. The build quality is solid and I would happily recommend it to build enthusiasts. The documentation provided with the case was lacking. I would be concerned beginner builders would struggle with having to make assumptions on certain components. Also, I would disagree with the SSD case mounting suggestion. The documentation states SSDs can be installed on the back plate.
Summary: Okay the case is awesome in general, I was going for a ultra quite build and this case took the cake for being silent proofing, I mean come on look at it, it has allot of soundproofing foam. The only thing I hate about this case is the fan mount in the side panel, I always hated when manufacturers do that, I personally think fan mounts on side panels look so ugly.
Summary: Let me get it out of the way, this case won't make a loud fan silent. What it will do is make a quiet fan nearly silent. That in combination with its sleek/basic look, and its fantastic layout/build quality make it a great case. Don't worry about squeezing in your graphics card, pretty much any modern card will fit. Edit: I just installed a Noctua NH-L12 with its "quiet" adapter, and I can't hear this PC AT ALL.
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: 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: 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.