Fractal Design Define R4

  • Fractal Design Define R4
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Based on 24 scores, 71 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    17
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Room for up to 10 hard drives.
  • Lots of room behind the motherboard tray to route cables.
  • USB 3.0 support.

Cons:

  • Heavy.
  • Fan controller only supports 3 fans.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechwareLabs on

There are two main schools of thought when it comes to enthusiast case design. One can be thought of as attention-seeking: make it as flashy, splashy, and eye catching as possible. The other is most often described as minimalist: strip the design down to...

By ThinkComputers on 90

Right now this case is available at my favorite online retailer for $109.99, at that price you really cannot go wrong. You are getting a lot for that $109.99!

By Hardware Canucks on

Fractal’s Define R4 may not be the newest case on the market but it is one of the most popular currently available. The $110 R4 follows closely in the footsteps of its Define series predecessors while improving in several key...

By Computeractive on

It seems hard to believe that Fractal Design has only been around for five years, but in that time the Swedish company's Define tower PC case has become one of our firm favourites. The Define R4, the fourth generation version, is defiantly a case of...

By LanOC Reviews on

Fractal Design made a name for themselves with the original Define and they have continued to somehow manage to find ways to improve on the design 3 more times up to the R4 that we have here today. The styling of the case hasn't changed much really, but...

By Computing on Demand on 98

The motherboard tray has plenty of wiring cutouts, each protected by thick rubber grommets. The backside of the tray is also capable of mounting two 2.5″ drives for some super secret storage. There is also a very large cutout for easy CPU Cooling...

By Benchmark Reviews on 86

Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the Fractal Design Define R4 PC case a...

By InsideHW on

Fractal Design Define R4: Silencio, is that you? Cooler Master was arguably the first company to launch a chassis specifically designed to eliminate noise created by the hardware inside it. This feature was very refreshing at the time, and the fact...

By Bright Side of News on

Don’t let its no-frills, minimalist design fool you - Fractal Design’s Define R4 chassis is a serious solution for the multimedia pro looking to build a quiet, solid PC. Here’s what we thought:We wanted to build a multimedia creation system that not...

By HotHardware on

Today we're reviewing a series of mid-tower cases at a variety of affordable price points. These four cases are all marketed towards enthusiasts and ship with what were once considered upscale options, including external water cooling mounts, multiple...

By Techgage on

While most people are excited about what's happened at this year's CES in Las Vegas, I'm sitting here pumped about today's review, because I'm finally getting my hands on a piece of kit from a company that has impressed me since I first stumbled across...

By overclockers.com on

Searching around the internet, I found the Define R4 (Black Pearl - no window) selling for right at $110. Newegg sells the same exact case in Titanium Grey for $109.99, so I doubt the Black Pearl version sells for any more than that. Is it worth that...

By MadShrimps on

The Define R4 is really what it's model name stands for. It defines what a good silent enclosure should be. The used sound dampening materials and silent fans keep the noise level at a bare minimum, however this does not mean that the cooling...

By Tom's Hardware on

Yesterday, we embarked on a quest to find the ultimate quiet gaming case. Today, we're testing three more enclosures: Corsair's Obsidian 550D, Fractal Design's Define R4, and Gigabyte's Luxo M10. How will they compare in cooling, noise, and overall...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The Fractal Design Define R4 Case is a perfect combination of style & functionality. What separates this mid-tower case from others is it's spacious design and acoustic-dampening material for a near silent build. It comes with plenty...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

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By FutureLooks on

Good air flow plus sound dampening make the Fractal Design Define R4 computer enclosure one of the quietest mid size tower enclosures available on the market. The air flow alone helps keep component noise down while the noise management Bitumen helps...

By Maximum PC on 80

Fractal Design’s Define R3 chassis, which we reviewed in January 2011, impressed us with its combination of functionality and customizability at a low price. The Define R4 is an updated version of that chassis, and like its predecessor is tricked out...

By APH Networks on 85

If you live in places where winter tires are popular, you will notice most people mount their all season or summer rubber and winter rubber with two separate set of rims. There are plenty of reasons why, but for the most part, mounting and balancing...

By Ocaholic on 90

the build quality is on a good level Fractal Design didn't make the mistake to go for super thin side panel to save weight They use solid metal sheets and paired up with the noise isolation material you can get good stability and reasonable stiffness...