Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define XL R2
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I wish it was perfect
3 October 2014
Summary: Has a few imperfections, nothing wrong with the case itself, but the previous owner I believe. The top panel is not flesh with the case, probably due to someone trying to pry it off. Minor things like that, barely deducts from the case, very nice.
Summary: I've been rapidly swapping components in and out of this case while building my ideal setup. I've gotten very familiar with working in and around it and am overall impressed. This is a serious case, it is not a toy.. well actually yes it it! Pros: - Fantastic case with very high quality features all around. - Lined with a thick, heavy, sound deadening material, very dense. Noise control is very good. - Fan quality high. Fans are super quiet. Three fans included.
Best Case I have owned and I've have many. It is so quiet it's scary!!!
Kindle Customer, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: I can't believe how quiet this case is. I have a Corsair H100i installed, 3-140mm fans and a NVidia GTX 770. I can barely hear the fans in this case. I was not sure what to expect but I wanted a case that would not drive me crazy with noise. I'm obsess with the computer being quiet and it has surpassed my expectations. My Xbox one is louder than this case...lol. I would definitely buy from them again without hesitation!
Summary: My title pretty much describes this beautiful case. I purchased this product from newegg.com and the case was soo great i wanted to leave a review on amazon.com. I do not have any cons for this product at all, but If I were to list the pros, this review would be triple in length. Once again, 4 words to describe this case... QUIET, QUALITY, ATTRACTIVE AND SPACIOUS.
Summary: I have done a few custom builds in my time and after going with Antec I decided to branch out with Fractal Design for my latest build. While I am not disappointed, the experience could have been better. First off, despite having guaranteed 2 day shipping it took an extra day for this case to arrive from Texas. Unlike some large items this case and its Fractal box came wrapped in a plain reinforced packing box.
Summary: Overall an excellent case that has lots of room to build in. Many hard drive trays, half of which can be relocated or positioned to allow for better air flow. Fan filter in the front is a bit of a pain to clean compared to a magnetized filters as the fans have to be removed from the tray first.
Pros: Solid high quality build, Lots of room.
Cons: Front fan filter is not the easiest to clean
Summary: The best case I ever owned. My Cooler Master Cosmos S was great, but noisy, cost twice the price and was not as well designed. I was thinking of upgrading it and keep it, but ended up parting away from it... and I am happy I did. It's crazy what a few years can change in terms of ergonomic. I am using the 5.25 bays for hoisting my hard drives and my SSD leaving the entire case for optimal airflow with 7 fans plugged to a NZXT fan controller. The result is stunning.
Pros: -No competition for 110$ (Maybe the new Phantek Primo), -Full tower, -Great cable management, -Really quiet, -Optimal airflow with HDD rack removed, -Space available for big cards on the bottom PCIe, -Good quality, -Fan controller up to 15W (better than nothing)
Cons: -Should propose 5.25 bay HDD converter, -A better fan controller should be available
Summary: After 2 years this case is still as solid as the day I bought it. Excellent design with fantastic customization. The insulation in the case means it is whisper quiet. It has excellent air flow and keeps my cards and cpu at idle of 40 degrees and a peak of 54 degrees under full load. This is with a AMD FX 8500 4.0Ghz liquid cooled and a Gigabyte GTX 770 windforce. It accommodates oversized cards and larger motherboards without a problem.
Pros: Size, build quality, customization of configuration, insulation, design
Spacious upgrade for the enthusiast who likes silence
13 April 2014
Summary: Just migrated from my old case (Antec P180) and I couldn't be happier with it. The R2 XL is quite a bit roomier than the previous large-ish mid-tower and accordingly is much easier to install my system in (although now the case looks positively empty). Cabling is one area where the R2 XL shines; plenty of openings to route your cables behind the motherboard tray means a tidy interior and better airflow for cooling; the 8-pin cable is too short for me to route behind the...
Summary: Bought this for a NAS box I have. I was in need of a box that had at least 8 HDD bays out the gate with the ability to expand into the CDRom bays if needed. The quite operation this case provides was a happy bonus. Pros: - Very quiet - Tons of room - 8 HDD bays, 4 5.25 bays gives all kinds of growth options - comes with 3 large fans - Plenty of fan placement options - great management options - comes with nice holes for cable management on mobo tray.