Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define XL R2
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Alan S., Newegg
25 January 2014
Pros: This is a great case! It can fit my SuperMicro x9DAi easily with plenty of room for harddrives and GPU's. The case looks great and the price was great as well.
Cons: The reason for taking off two eggs was because when the case arrived it had one of the feet broken. I contacted customer support to see about resolving the issue, they responded with two options, but when I replied back I on which option I wanted to choose they have yet to respond back.
Summary: Honestly whats drops this two eggs is that the standoffs supplied are too short. The distance from the interior of the case to the motherboard (on standoffs) is so small that PCI cards wont install properly. Also the standoffs for the PSU are pretty flimsy.
Pros: -Dust Filters -Noise reduction -Easy access to HDDs -Easy Access to USB 3.0
Summary: two of the issues where minor enough to be ignored really, but the fact that the back panel isnt aligned properly? and the pre-intalled fan has issues scraping against the bottom of the case are things that really should have been caught by fractal. aside from that the case is aesthetically nice(imo) and fits everything that needs to fit and reduces the noise from your components(not magic but it helps) ill probably update this review if my views change (for better or...
Pros: Silent Design muffles noise well Clean look Built-in fan controller Plenty of options for adding more fans/moving HDd cages Accessible dust filters Secure grommets
Cons: -Psu feet -Case warped slightly? -Front usbs wiggly only cons seem to be with fractals execution of a good case design ill start with the little issue, which was the plastic feet for the psu. they are very loosely glued in and will probably fall over and come unglued unless you are very careful installing your psu, admittedly not a big issue as you can just pop them back up just curious why they where not screwwed (newegg filters the word screw*d) in or fixed with a b...