Reviews and Problems with Fractal Design Define XL
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Kyle H., Newegg
9 February 2012
Pros: Its very quite and overall looks great. Nothing about this case feels or looks cheap. Vents on the side front allow for air to be pulled for front fans and works surprisingly well. Installed two extra fans and its runs very cool.
Cons: Not sure if its just my case... The motherboard sits about 1/8 inch too deep and does not allow PCI cards to be installed. To solve the issues I had to get plastic washers and raise the board to the proper height. This barely allowed for the threads of the MB pins to be secured down
Summary: This is a good case overall, it's very spacious and has a sleek design. There's nice sliding brackets for installing my hard drives along with a removable hard drive cage for extra long video cards.
Pros: Nice and spacious to fit all my drives Pretty quiet Sleek, no frills design Headphone and microphone jack on top of case 2xUSB 2.0 / 2xUSB 3.0 connectors on top Big thumbscrews for easy install of components Zip ties included for cable management
Cons: No extender cables included for PSU. A lot of PSU's cables will be too short, so it'd be a nice added courtesy if they would throw in some extensions for the motherboard connections No hard drive light indicator No eSata The rubber for sticking cables through is loose in the case and can fall out...
Summary: would be nice if the manual went into more depth of how to work the case, how to open and close it properly and also to be more specific in telling where and if the parts are included
Pros: seems like quality materials, nice big case, lots of room
Cons: ok so i open this baby up, im looking through the user's manual and its talking about how the case comes with a fan controller able to control the 3 included fans. then im reading on how to install the mobo..anyway bottom line is, i come back on newegg, look at what the case is supposed to come w...
Summary: This is a nicer looking alternative to the P183, but falls short to the P183 in door design and cooling options. If overclocking is your thing, definitely stay away.
Pros: -High quality construction -Plenty of space -Quiet -Minimalist and handsome -Backplane for running cables is nice and well thought out
Cons: I have two big issues with this case. First, it's huge, but the designers didn't add enough space to have the front door swing completely open. Along those same lines, when the door shuts, there's basically no gap between the door and your drives unlike the P180. This means you can't put any fan ...