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Fractal Design Define R3 Titanium ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case 2X5.25 8X3.5INT USB3.0 No PS

Fractal Design Define R3 Titanium ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case 2X5.25 8X3.5INT USB3.0 No PS (Fractal Design: FD-CA-DEF-R3-USB3-TI)
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Vendor: Fractal Design
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Rating: 9/10
With 4 User Reviews
Ralph_F@NCIX
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Review Date: 07/21/12
Cons: - The rubber holders on for cable management as well as the hard drive trays come off very very easily- Only one USB3 port available on the front of the case- The power supply cable management hole is too small, I had to be careful with it

Pros: - Beautifully Designed, no crazy airport lights and suitable in a office environment-Comes with a nice package filled with screws, fan controller, brackets instead of being stuck with a plastic bag- Roomy and has room to grow with several hard drive brackets- Very quiet and has an external fan connector- The front finish is very nice- 5.25" Drive bay panel is very easy to remove- Dust filters! You gotta love them
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I have this case as well as the Antec P280, I find the P280 case easier to work with because the holes for cable management are bigger and the fans that come along with it as well as integrated fan control.The fan control included with this case is kind of flimsy and looks like it was cheaply put together, other than that it looks very professional and has a nice interior with a smooth finish. It would be nice if they included more fans like the P280.
John_J@NCIX
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Review Date: 04/03/12
Cons: I have had no issues with this case. I can feel it could be fragile if i got rough with it. W/C and cable management grommets loose so either pull em out or glue them in.

Pros: Sleek, Sharp design, Sound Proofing is a great plus. Exactly what I wanted.
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I wanted a sleek case, I got exactly what i wanted and more, well detailed and fully painted interior. Sound dampening on side panels, and top panel. 4x 120mm, 4x140mm, 1x50mm, and a GTX 680 and it still runs nearly silent. On the down side, I feel some of the plastic parts are of a low standard. front fan doors seem... flimsy. I broke the 3.5" drive bay face plate already :S
David_B@NCIX
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Review Date: 02/29/12
Cons: No hdd backplaneNo hdd activity LED

Pros: QuietSubtleFiltersVentingDrive TraysCable RoutingExternal PSU Air Intake
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Beautiful case, multiple colours to choose from. I chose this for a friend's build because he wanted something he could quickly put many drives in and out of.I was disappointed that this case offers no SATA backplane for inserted drives, so despite the fact that the side-mount quick-release drive trays are great, you still end up having to remove the right side panel to change the wiring, or leave a bunch of slack in your cables so the drives can be pulled out with the cables still attached. Apparently this is common with cases in this price range, which is really unfortunate considering the otherwise great design and build quality.
Alexandre_H@NCIX
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Review Date: 01/20/12
Cons: The wiring is quite cheap.

Pros: It's a good quality case with a lot of space for hdds and holes for cable management.Excellent service from Fractal Support for replacement of parts.Silent
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Overall, I'm quite happy about my purchase despite the few problems I had with the case. The wiring was cheaply made but Fractal Support North-America agreed to replace it at no charge. The case is nicely design and I'd recommend.

Product Features

Product Specifications

Model
BrandFractal Design
ModelDefine R3
Spec
TypeATX Mid Tower
ColorTitanium Grey
Case MaterialSteel
With Power SupplyNo
Power Supply MountedBottom
Motherboard CompatibilityMini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
With Side Panel WindowNo
Expansion
External 5.25" Drive Bays2 x External 5.25" Drive Bays with one 5.25 > 3.5 inch converter included
External 3.5" Drive BaysNo
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays8 x Internal 3.5" Drive Bays compatible with SSDs
Expansion Slots7
Front Ports
Front Ports2 x USB2.0 + 1 x USB3.0 and Audio I/O
Cooling System
80mm FansNo
120mm Fans1 rear Fractal Design 120mm @ 1350rpm included
1 front Fractal Design 120mm @ 1350rpm included
1 front 120mm fan (optional)
1 bottom 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
1 side panel 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
2 top 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
Side Air ductNo
Physical Spec
Dimensions20.85" x 8.17" x 17.4"
Weight27.56 lbs.
Features
FeaturesStunning front panel design

Unique pending ModuVent design, allowing the user to either have optimal silence or optimal airflow

Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing material

8 white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting

Fan controller for 3 fans included

Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans

Supports graphic card lengths up to circa 290mm and CPU coolers with height of maximum circa 165mm

Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.
Manufacturer Warranty
Parts1 year limited
Labor1 year limited
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