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Fractal Design cases look very nice, but when I read the description all I see is "plastic, plastic and more plastic." Its a shame that they don't feel as nice as they look.
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post #42 of 156
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks View Post

Fractal Design cases look very nice, but when I read the description all I see is "plastic, plastic and more plastic." Its a shame that they don't feel as nice as they look.

Huh? It is a 16 kg case with Steel Frame & Steel HDD tray, where is this "plastic, plastic and more plastic." non sense coming from? The Door, I/O Port, the Fan mount cover & Fan Holder are plastic but that's it(far less plastic and far more steel than Phantom 410 I used to use). Having used my R4 for the the past 4 month, it definitely Feel as nice as it looks
Edited by sherlock - 1/3/13 at 6:35pm
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The problem are: Can we mount H100 on the top? Is the front door switching side to side?

The R4 already fail these two above.

The R4 can't "fail" a prerequisite you're mistaken about.

It fits without modding, in standard 240mm mounting or offset.


Fractal Design Define R4 & Corsair H100

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Radiators thicker than the H100 or H100i are also capable of fitting. This is 276x123x47mm (LxWxH), which is thicker than all current 240mm AIOs including Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Extreme (270x120x38.3mm).

Fractal Design Define R4 & EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240

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post #44 of 156
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Fractal Design cases look very nice, but when I read the description all I see is "plastic, plastic and more plastic." Its a shame that they don't feel as nice as they look.

There's not much plastic at all, the front is, but its not an issue at all because it's built properly. If they had used super cheap plastics I would be of the same opinion but they haven't. My XL feels really well built, to the point that if I dropped it I'd damage the house.
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did anyone saw this ?



(look at the cheap top pane undulated)
hmm at least they should had photoshop that doh.gif
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Looks nice, I do like the first XL define though a bit more even though they made the layout with this new one better I think. Still has no side window. *sadpanda*
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There's not much plastic at all, the front is, but its not an issue at all because it's built properly. If they had used super cheap plastics I would be of the same opinion but they haven't. My XL feels really well built, to the point that if I dropped it I'd damage the house.

The corner of the plastic front on my XL dented my wall because the case fell over frown.gif
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post #48 of 156
And they still keep the centered top fan mounts. Fractal, you got it right on the Arc series. Now shift those top mounts over on the Define series or raise the case ceiling relative to the top of the motherboard and provide logical clearances for radiators.

That said, good on Fractal for realizing where their target market is shifting and what they want out of cases. The Define series has pretty awesome expandability because of its cooling options and internal layout (yay removable HDD cages!). The only criticism I have is the same with all new Define cases: the whole front panel. Ideally, I'd like to see the plastic grill gone, the plastic fan mounts replaced with a metal panel with two 120/140mm fan slots, rubberized latches to minimize vibration, and keeping the filter. This removes the unnecessary air restriction of that plastic grill, provides a sturdier and more versatile mounting option for fans, and keeps the front door and the fan filters. An aluminum front door would be very nice too. I haven't decided how I feel on the reversible doors, but if it's easily engineered into the design I don't see a reason not to include it.
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Needs moar rad support.
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Fractal my butt, doesn't look very Mandelbrotish to me.
It looks like a box.mellowsmiley.gif
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