The brand Fractal Design We were able to recognize the C-Arc (Link to review), which belongs to the company's performance category. This time we took a review of a case from the company's silent series -Define R4 .
Series Define Claims to provide maximum quiet work of the computer, without compromising the performance and usability of the chassis. Since 2010, Fractal Design Released several versions of the series -Define, With improvements and sample innovations to the model. ChassisR4 Is a direct continuation of the previous modelR3. Obtain the case in the area109 On average (as of the writing of the review), which puts it at a relatively affordable price for all the benefits it offers, which we will review and examine later. The case continues the solid and clean design line of the seriesDefine. Front door with a glossy black finish that hides the entire front panel, with a blue LED bulb at the top, and legs with a silver finish at the bottom. The design of the case can fit perfectly in a living room, office or room where you do not want to reveal an ornate tin box.
Model: Define R4-BL
Materials: Steel body, front plastic hard plastic panel.
Size: 232 (width) at 464 (height) at 523 (depth) mm
Weight: 12.3 kg
Supported configurations: MATX, ATX, Mini-ITX
Front panel connections: 2 ports in standard USB 2.0,2 Ports in standard USB 3.0, Sound and microphone outputs.
Expansion slots: 7 + 1
3.5 "bays: 8 compatible with internal 3.5 / 2.5 disks.
Place to install 2 2.5 drives (SSD) Behind the motherboard, a total of up to 10 volumes of which 2 are 2.5 in size.
5.25 "bays: 2
Front Cooling: Preparation for 2 120/140 mm fans, one 140 mm fan included.
Rear cooling: 140 mm fan (included).
Upper cooling: Preparation for 2 120/140 mm fans. Compatibility with some 240 radiators.
Lower Cooling: 120/140 mm fan (optional).
Cooling side: 140 mm fan (optional).
Body compatibility Cooling Processor:
Up to a height of 170 mm (without side fan installed).
Maximum screen card length: Up to a length of 295 mm, 430 mm without a hard disk cage.
Special Features: Noise isolators in doors, fan covers, and the front panel door. Removable filters at the front and bottom of the case. 3 fans visit levels for connecting up to 3 fans.
With the case we also got 2 140mm series fans Silent Series R2
. sample FD-FAN-SSR2-140
At 1000 rpm. The fans work on a hydraulic bearing mechanism that ensures quiet work over time. From reading the specifications of the caseR4
, You can be impressed by the manufacturer's investment in shutting down the system. Later on, we will examine how quiet the package is and whether its performance is affected by all these covers.
We received the package in a simple brown cardboard package. On the sides of the package you can see an illustration of the package, details of its internal components, and other data.
The packaging itself seems simple and popular, compared to cardboard packaging of theArc That we reviewed earlier, which is branded about $ 20 less (as of the time of writing a review). Another important fact to note is the weight of the package - a little more than 12 kilograms, definitely more typical of a complete system than just a single case. For the massive packaging.