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I really like the Define C and would love to use it for my upcoming build, I have an Asus X99-E WS USB3.1 which is an "SSI CEB" form factor motherboard (12"x10.5") so basically an inch wider than an ATX motherboard, I have seen people fit this board perfectly on a Define R4/R5 but not on a Define S because of the aggressive angle of the cable sourcing/management panel. I would really appreciate any measurements or information on whether there is a chance of it fitting or not.

Pictures/build of this motherboard (Asus X99-E WS USB3.1) on a Define R5: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ttZ8TW
Edited by arix - 11/3/16 at 7:21pm
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Hi, everybody. biggrin.gif
My Fractal desing difine R5 white.




Thank you.
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

Sorry FD but the R5 is still the best compatibility wise. I would only recommend R5 or Mini C.

We need a proper R6 that has all the many times requested changes.
On the other hand the sheep will buy anything you try to sell...

Incredibly happy with my define S, it has a few design oversights I think but your comment about being a sheep and the R5 is the best has me perplexed...
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I really like the new Define Mini C and i think it might replace my ARC mini r2.

But i have one concern that i would have for all the "Define" series cases that don't have the front door.
And all the define series cases that don't have 5.25 bays also don't have a front door since it's not needed.

The concern is... i like to clean my dustfilters once a week. Usually you would just open the door and clean them out.
But here you have to take off the front part.
I'm afraid that after hunderds of front part takeoff's a latch might break, i know that on my arc mini r2 the front part is held in place tight and i don't feel that something there wouldn't brake if i took it off once a week for years.

The other concern is, i used to have a define R4 and it was one of the highest quality made computer cases i have ever seen in my life.

It felt like a tank made out of thick steel

But the ARC mini r2 dissapointed me a lot here. It's sidepannels are a lot thinner even with no window and the entire case feels like plastic crap.

I even had a problem with a broken latch holding the front dustfilter.

So i hope the MINI C will be comparable to the old R4 and the old Mini considering the build quality.
post #15005 of 16052
To anyone that has the new Define Mini C, can you measure the space from the expansion slots to the front fan? Or if you have a large GPU take a photo?
post #15006 of 16052
Just check the product page, there is gpu size compatibility there.
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I'm hoping I can squeeze my 180mm 750G2 into the Define C without removing the drive bays. It says 175mm but we'll see lol

Edit: Guru3D fit a HX750i in there without removing cages which is 180mm, so should be fine!
Edited by xx9e02 - 11/5/16 at 11:23am
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Originally Posted by xx9e02 View Post

I'm hoping I can squeeze my 180mm 750G2 into the Define C without removing the drive bays. It says 175mm but we'll see lol

Edit: Guru3D fit a HX750i in there without removing cages which is 180mm, so should be fine!

I guess Fractal went the safe route and assumed that a non-modular 180mm in there might probably not fit.. but so long as its modular it should be pretty doable.

PS: in any case you be the guinea pig since I have the same psu and I might migrate to the Define C. I simply love how compact it is.thumb.gif
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Took me 6 years to post my first post. But here I am - finally building a PC again since forever. Currently waiting on shipping, but my parts are as fol so far:


Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Intel Core i7-6700
PNY GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
ASUS Z170-A ATX Intel Motherboard
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB SSD
CORSAIR Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3000
Corsair Hydro Series H80i (I know my CPU ain't going to heat up cause I'm not overclocking it, but for the looks...)
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 80+ PLATINUM 650W

Will be posting pics when I get my hands on them!
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Originally Posted by kelvinc2 View Post

Took me 6 years to post my first post. But here I am - finally building a PC again since forever. Currently waiting on shipping, but my parts are as fol so far:


Fractal Design Define S Black Window Silent ATX Midtower Computer Case

Intel Core i7-6700
PNY GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
ASUS Z170-A ATX Intel Motherboard
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 1TB SSD
CORSAIR Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3000
Corsair Hydro Series H80i (I know my CPU ain't going to heat up cause I'm not overclocking it, but for the looks...)
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 80+ PLATINUM 650W

Will be posting pics when I get my hands on them!

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