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Welcome to the Fractal Design Case Club!

Here we can discuss the cases mods etc. Its in its early stages so don't be too hard on me

 

The Fractal Design Define Range


Fractal Design R3:





 

 

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The Define R3 case is reaching new heights in combining stylish, contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. The minimalistic, yet stunning front panel design, fitted with noise absorbing material on the inside, creates an aura of exclusivity.

The patent pending feature ModuVent™, in which you can choose whether to have side and top panels open or not, makes the case appealing for users seeking optimal silence, as well as the performance hungry ones.

The sleek black interior is matched with pre-fitted, dense noise absorbing material on the side panels, efficiently absorbing noise and vibrations. You can fit an astonishing total of eight(!) hard drives into this case, using the user friendly HDD-trays. All painted in a nice white color and using black silicone mounts. PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it.

Are you one of those users always ending up with a case full of tangled cables? No more. The Define R3 offers a convenient and good looking way of hiding them away. The motherboard has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables behind the motherboard.


 

 

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Cooling system
* Fan controller for 3 fans included
* 1 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)

Specifications
* 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD
* 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
* On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
* No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
* M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
* 7x expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
* Supports graphic card lengths up to ~290mm
* Supports CPU coolers with height of ~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.
* Case size (WxHxD): 207.40x442x521.2mm
* Net weight: 12.50kg

 

 

Fractal Design Case based Mods!

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...k-n-white.html

Fractal Design R3/R2 Reviews

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cas...ne-r3-review/1

 

Fractal Define XL - The larger sibling of the award winning Fractal Define R3

 

 

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Define XL

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As the name implies, Define XL is the larger sibling of the acclaimed and award winning Define R2/R3 case. Similar to Define R2/R3, it offers a number of interesting functions with a very stylish appearance. It's a case focused on low noise level, without neglecting other important features such as cooling, expandability and ease of use.

 

Product Specifications

 

 

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Cooling system

  • 2x 140mm fans (one 140mm included, one optional) with removable and washable filters, in the front. Recommended for intake of air.
  • 1x 120mm fan optional with removable and washable filter, in the front. Recommended for intake of air.
  • 1x 180mm fan included in the top of the case. Recommended for exhaust of air.
  • 1x 140mm fan included in the rear of the case. Recommended for exhaust of air.
  • 1x 120/140mm fan optional in the side of the case. Recommended for intake of air.

 

Specifications

  • 4x 5,25" bays, 1x 5,25" to 3,5" converter included
  • Mini-itx, micro ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards
  • 10x HDD trays. 4x HDD trays in the HDD cage in the main chamber. This HDD cage is removable and rotatable.(Space ~330mm with HDD Cage and without ~480mm) 6x HDD trays in the lower HDD chamber. These HDD cages are fixed.
  • A total of two 140mm fans and one 180mm fan included. Front 140mm fans are mounted with removable, washable filter. A fan controller is included, for mounting in one of the rear expansion slots.
  • Pre-fitted with dense noise absorbing material in both side panels.
  • ModuVent™ feature, allowing the user to choose between an optimal low noise level, having the cover mounted or optimal airflow by removing the cover and mounting a fan for intake.
  • Maximum PSU length: Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 180mm
  • Maximum Graphic Card lenght: Supports graphic card lengths up to 330mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm
  • Expansion slots: 7+1
  • On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
  • Case size (WxHxD): 232x560x561.3mm
  • Net weight: 17.95kg

 

Product Link: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=68

 

Review: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/rv02-e-lian-li-sonata-iv,2946.html

 

The Fractal Design Arc Case Range

 

 

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The new Fractal Design Arc Series of cases create a niche of their own; a combination of stellar performance and cooling options with stylish, minimalistic looks and an overall understated elegance.

 

 

The Arc Mini Tower

 

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Cooling system

  • Fan controller for 3 fans included
  • 1 front mounted Fractal Design 120mm fan @ 1200rpm included
  • 1 rear mounted Fractal Design 120mm fan @ 1200rpm included
  • 1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • Additional 4 fan slots available for optional fans; one 120mm in front, one 120mm in bottom, one 120/140mm in
    top and one 120/140mm in side panel

 

Specifications

  • 6x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
  • 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
  • On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
  • Removable filter below PSU (PSU not included)
  • M/B compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX
  • 4+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 260mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 400mm without removable HDD-Bay
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 165mm
  • Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm
  • Case size (WxHxD): 210x405x484mm with front and top bezel in place
  • Net weight: 9 kg

 

The Arc Midi Tower

 

FD-CA-ARC-BL_1.jpg

 

 

FD-CA-ARC-BL_2.jpg

 

 

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Cooling system

  • Fan controller for 3 fans included
  • 1 front mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • 1 rear mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • 1 top mounted Fractal Design 140mm fan @ 1000rpm included
  • Additional 5 fan slots available for optional fans; one 140mmin front, one 120/140mm in bottom, two 120/140mm in top and one 140/180mm in side panel
  • Top panel can mount either 3x 120mm fans, 3x 140mm fans or 1x 180mm + 1x 120/140mm fans

 

Specifications

  • 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
  • 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
  • On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
  • No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
  • M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
  • 7+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 290mm when removable HDD-Bay is in place
  • Supports graphic card lengths up to 470mm without removable HDD-Bay
  • Supports CPU coolers with height of 180mm
  • 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 270mm.
  • Case size (WxHxD): 230x460x515mm with front and top bezel in place
  • Net weight: 10kg


 

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Edited by Pieiam - 12/6/11 at 10:55pm
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post #2 of 11595
FYI thats a Fractal R2, and yeh there should be enough people with them nowadays to make a club lol.

i personally have the R2 (same case) with my sig rig specs,

i5-750
MSI GD-80
4GB Gskill DDR3
2xGTX470
Corsair AX1200
Corsair H50
2x300gb WD Velociraptors.


Ill have to take photos when i can find the damned charger for my camera battery.
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Does anyone know where I can get an XL Black Pearl in the US (or Canada), or any place that carries it that will ship to the US?
    
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Does anyone know where I can get an XL Black Pearl in the US (or Canada), or any place that carries it that will ship to the US?
The only US FD retailer is NCIX.

...and unfortunately, both of the places I can find in the UK that actually sell the case you want are out of stock. Ebay is empty too.
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Well thanks anyways, I like how cheap the R3 is but shipping is killer $70 from NCIX. I cant decided between the XL or to just get a Lian Li.
    
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I have the R3 Its got the reset button.
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Well thanks anyways, I like how cheap the R3 is but shipping is killer $70 from NCIX. I cant decided between the XL or to just get a Lian Li.
try it from the "real" NCIX site instead of the US version. On the US version the cheapest shipping I can get is $55, but the Canadian site, which still lets me deliver it to the US, has a $35 shipping option that's not on the US site
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Well thanks anyways, I like how cheap the R3 is but shipping is killer $70 from NCIX. I cant decided between the XL or to just get a Lian Li.
Lian-Li of course.
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post #9 of 11595
looks like nice cable management opportunities
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post #10 of 11595
yeah, the cable manegement just like corsair.
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