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Keeps noise levels in check.
Good thermal performance.
Large enough for extreme builds.
Easy to work with.
Solid build quality.
Fan controller limited to three fans.
Optical drive bays aren't tool-free.
Aesthetics may be too simple.
By Missing Remote on November 04, 2013
When one is considering what chassis to use for their home theater or server build, a lot of factors come into play. In the past a traditional home theater PC build contained a small or desktop (horizontal) style chassis to help blend in with the AV...-
By Maximum PC on October 15, 2013
Fractal Design is a big fan of small, subtle modifications within its various lines of computer cases, or so it seems. At first glance, you might assume we are simply blowing some dust off the ol' Fractal Design Define R4 and giving it a re-review....80
By LanOC Reviews on October 03, 2013
Because of its simplicity, reliability, and functionality, the Define XL R2 is a great choice for enthusiasts. The chassis is also a good option for case modding for the same reasons. LanOC community member SpeedBump used the first iteration (by the...-
By FutureLooks on August 28, 2013
The Define XL R2 is a very good enclosure for managing noise and even system temps. While the Bitumen, insulated fan ports, and front door cut down on noise, managing temps inside any enclosure is all about air flow inside the enclosure. By design,...85
By ThinkComputers on August 28, 2013
I always like companies that listen to customer feedback and improve existing products. Now I myself never had the opportunity to check out the original Define XL I have gone and looked at reviews and information on the case. The Define XL R2 addresses...100
By TechnologyX on July 09, 2013
The brushed aluminum finish looks great in both the black pearl and titanium gray versions; the soundproof layer and Silent Series R2 fans provide exceptional noise and thermal performance respectively; and finally, the copious amounts of space and design options truly make the $125 Fractal Design Define XL R2 worth the premium for any builder and any user.100
By Legit Reviews on July 08, 2013
Fractal Design’s Define XL R2 is simple looking, but gorgeous and well put together full tower case with very few flaws, which carries a price tag that should be plenty within reach of most PC enthusiasts / system builders....-
By APH Networks on July 05, 2013
Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you probably have heard of the massive flood in here southern Alberta a couple of weeks ago. With most of the staff here at APH Networks located in the beautiful city of Calgary, we have been asked this...80
By Kitguru.net on June 30, 2013
Another impressive case from Fractal...85
By eTeknix on April 01, 2013
I feel very lucky today, not only do I get the chance to play around with a Fractal Design chassis, but one of their flagship designs at that. Here, I have the Define XL R2 Black Pearl, a chassis that may just look like any other from the pictures, but...-