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Hi OCN,

I'm in the process of building a new computer, and I'm interested in buying a Fractal;, mostly because I love the simple yet elegant aesthetics.

So I thought about the Define XL. I've heard good things, very good thing about this case, at least in the most important areas to me, which are cooling, appearance and build quality/solidity.

However, I'm concerned with one thing : the front door of the define series... I've seen on some sites it was not made of true aluminium, but rather plastic with a glued thin sheet of brushed aluminium on it.

So my question is... is it still solid? I mean, is that door made of plastic thick enough? And that glue between the plastic and aluminium, is it done well? Not noticeable and solid?

Give me your thoughts, Define XL owners wink.gif Also interested in R3, which is a shrink of XL, so I guess it's the same story with the door...

Thanks,
Yannick
Edited by Yannick - 8/5/12 at 5:11am
post #2 of 5
I build 3 R3 rigs for my friends, they are very solid and have in my opinion great quality. The door is plastic, but feels rigid.
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I just transferred my rig from a cooler master 371 to an Fractal Design R4. The change in quality is significant. Fractal Design makes very good cases. They tend to be heavy, but that is to be expected with a quality case. The plastic on the door on the R4 is solid, same on the Midi. If you need a full tower get the XL, if you need a mid tower, get the R4.
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Originally Posted by AM106 View Post

I just transferred my rig from a cooler master 371 to an Fractal Design R4. The change in quality is significant. Fractal Design makes very good cases. They tend to be heavy, but that is to be expected with a quality case. The plastic on the door on the R4 is solid, same on the Midi. If you need a full tower get the XL, if you need a mid tower, get the R4.

hey mate, mind to post a pic of ur r4 rig??? is it with window?

been looking for them but have not seen any1 posting them.

thx alot in advance


cheers!!!
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I posted new pics of mine in the Fractal Design Case Club.

Here you go.
http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club/3660#post_17876365
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