( 4.8 Average / 147 Ratings )
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The R4 is quite easy to build in and offers quite a bit of variation when it comes to cooling.
Would recommend this case to anyone who wants a quiet. good looking case.
Super easy to use for building a simple build! Can't wait to see how it is when I water cool.
The Define R4 has set my standards for what a case should be. Even if the points I'm about to make will be mostly subjective, I'm confident that my enthusiasm about this case will be shared by many others.
To start, the aesthetic appeal and overall design of the case is fantastic. The windowed side panel does the case great justice, adding flare that isn't so overtly trying to impress an audience, but does give a great glimpse into the interior of a machine. In addition, the front swiveling door of the case gets a great treatment of features, with baseline ports such as USB 3.0, headphone, microphone, and power/reset button sitting well-positioned at the top.
The insides of the case let the user take full advantage of the possibility of cable management (as they rightfully ought to), by giving a good inch of room on the windowless panel side. There are plenty of loops to help pin down and fasten cables to, and the breaches are positioned well so that plugs and ports can reach anywhere while still being hidden by the left-side panel. It features a fan-controller of the front, able to fasten itself onto three fans at most, a feature that is well-appreciated if you don't want your system to handle it for you.
A great case overall. If I would have any complaints, it would be that it was larger than I expected, but that isn't necessarily a full downside either. With the choice of removing top panels for more vents, and the option to completely remove the drive cages altogether, airflow is great in this case and will help in maintaining temperatures. Nearly every part of this case was well-thought out, and will guarantee that with proper planning, cable management can be done well, and airflow will be kept quite well in this case, all while looking fantastically simple.