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Extremely well built.
Tons of space.
Ten plus hard drives.
Excellent mechanical tolerance.
Lots of options.
Sound Dampening Materials.
Front fan filter release tab location awkward.
Only three included fans.
PSU cable hole needs relocating.
Horizontal divider can limit cable routing.
Could use side and top 230mm fan options.
Front inner door/filter needs reworking.
HDD Trays Could Be Better.
Only 7 PCI Expansion Slots.
No USB 3.0.
By X-bit Labs on April 16, 2012
The abundance of functionally identical elements with different design (disk guides, fasteners, fan filters, chassis feet, etc.) make us suspect that Fractal Design is still trying different solutions in practice in search of the best one. The...
By Hardware Canucks on January 25, 2012
The newest member of Fractal Design’s Define family is the aptly named XL, a full tower enclosure that incorporates a number of innovative features at a great price. With Fractal’s history of forward thinking mentality, its hard not to find...
By Benchmark Reviews on January 22, 2012
Although we strive for objectivity here at Benchmark Reviews, please remember that each author perceives these points differently, and our conclusions and recommendations will necessarily differ from others. Also, prices can fluctuate and designs...
By Hardware Secrets on December 19, 2011
We were really impressed by the Fractal Design Define XL. Its construction quality is superb, allowing you to build a high-end system with very low noise level at a very affordable price. The only real negative of this case is that you will probably...
By Atomic MPC on August 25, 2011
An epic case in both weight and...
By Tom's Hardware UK on June 06, 2011
Fractal Design beautifies its steel-and-plastic case with a textured finish and aluminium door...
By Real World Labs on April 13, 2011
With the Define XL Fractal Design has managed to manufacture a high-end, high quality full tower with far less than what other companies ask for similar sized towers. Of course the Define XL is not perfect and it’s quite evident that some...
By APH Networks on March 31, 2011
I arrived at home like normal the other day. After a long day of doing more than humanly possible, I put my bags down, sat down in my (Now relatively flat-cushioned) mesh back computer chair, and turned on my computer. After going through my usual...
By Hi Tech Legion on March 28, 2011
If you ask me to hang a singular word on the Fractal Design Define XL, that word would be “refined”. I am a stickler for fit and finish, materials used, as well as attention to detail. The Define XL ranks at the top of the class in these...
By Metku.net on February 28, 2011
Overall the Define XL proved to be a successful addition to the Fractal Design cases lineup. It's a large, stylish and quiet monolith that even comes at a very affordable price. The provided three fans combined with the controller are quiet enough...
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