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post #1 of 17
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I'm looking to purchase a Fractal Design Define Mini for a new mATX build that I am doing. I've looked on Google Shopping and Google and I can't seem to find a retailer or etailer that sells them. Does anyone know where I can purchase one? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks OCN
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post #2 of 17
They'll be available sometime in June on Newegg, I emailed Fractal on the Arc/R3 Mini specifically for US release.

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Elizabeth@ Fractal Design to me
show details May 5

Hi,

Thank you for your interest in Fractal Design products. We have good news.
We expect both cases to be available in June at Newegg.

Best,

E
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post #3 of 17
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Sweet! I guess my build can wait another month. Anyhow, I'm going off to vacation on the 18th and won't be back until mid-July so I guess by the time I get back they should have them in stock. Thanks for the info
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post #4 of 17
Newegg has it in stock now.

Here's mine first scratchup built for test running all new parts inside the Define Mini.
Some hints: better don't use the 120mm build in fans and an additional fractal design 140mm fan with the delivered fan control, because the 140mm fan wants too much starting power compared with the 120mm fans. That's the second part i must change when i'm reopening the case today.
The only thing i must citicize is the quality of the case painting: it seems to get easily scratched and it seems it's getting gleaming where it's touched to much.
All important parts of the case are well built: a lot of cableholes around the mobo (here ASUS Maximus IV Gene Z), enough space for even the largest cpu heatsinks (here a Noctua NH-D14), fine slots for HDs and SSDs or long vga cards (here a Gigabyte HD5870).



Edited by Woschdsubbn - 7/25/11 at 9:20am
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post #5 of 17
Man, and I just bought my Lian Li
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Woschdsubbn ur pic just made me so happy lol, I am going to be buying almost the same stuff you are in a few weeks. (see future build)
    
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Woschdsubbn View Post
Newegg has it in stock now.

Here's mine first scratchup built for test running all new parts inside the Define Mini.
Some hints: better don't use the 120mm build in fans and an additional fractal design 140mm fan with the delivered fan control, because the 140mm fan wants too much starting power compared with the 120mm fans. That's the second part i must change when i'm reopening the case today.
The only thing i must citicize is the quality of the case painting: it seems to get easily scratched and it seems it's getting gleaming where it's touched to much.
All important parts of the case are well built: a lot of cableholes around the mobo (here ASUS Maximus IV Gene Z), enough space for even the largest cpu heatsinks (here a Noctua NH-D14), fine slots for HDs and SSDs or long vga cards (here a Gigabyte HD5870).

Looks good! Are both hard drive cages removable?
    
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Woschdsubbn View Post
Newegg has it in stock now.

Here's mine first scratchup built for test running all new parts inside the Define Mini.
Some hints: better don't use the 120mm build in fans and an additional fractal design 140mm fan with the delivered fan control, because the 140mm fan wants too much starting power compared with the 120mm fans. That's the second part i must change when i'm reopening the case today.
The only thing i must citicize is the quality of the case painting: it seems to get easily scratched and it seems it's getting gleaming where it's touched to much.
All important parts of the case are well built: a lot of cableholes around the mobo (here ASUS Maximus IV Gene Z), enough space for even the largest cpu heatsinks (here a Noctua NH-D14), fine slots for HDs and SSDs or long vga cards (here a Gigabyte HD5870).


Ah sweet! Do they have it in white?


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post #9 of 17
Sorry, but it's not available yet in another color than black. And no, only the upper cage is removable but it's also turnable for 90°.

- Here's the link to the manufacturer's website.

- Here are a lot of fotos about the Define Mini

- Here are some links to a two part video review on youtube:
Part1
Part2

- Here's one webreview for the case.
Edited by Woschdsubbn - 7/26/11 at 5:08am
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Newegg posted photos

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811352011
    
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