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Fractal Design Define XL
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...86
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 Legit Reviews on November 25, 2011
If you want a silent case above all else then the Fractal Design Define XL hits the mark. But if you prefer maximum versatility we would pass on this one for now and wait for version 2.0....-
By Atomic MPC on August 25, 2011
An epic case in both weight and...91
By PC Authority on August 25, 2011
Fractal Design's known for producing solidly made PC cases that a very quiet, and it's new Define XL ticks both of those boxes with understated style and definite panache. It's also just about the heaviest case we've ever had to lug...83
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...78