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Case

Fractal Design Define R4 ATX Mid Tower Case

(116 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Part #

FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Type

ATX Mid Tower

Color

Black

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

None

Power Supply Shroud

No

Front Panel USB

  • USB 3.2 Type-A
  • USB 2.0 Type-A

Motherboard Form Factor

  • Thin Mini ITX
  • Mini ITX
  • Micro ATX
  • ATX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

7

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

  • 295 mm / 11.614" With Drive Cages
  • 430 mm / 16.929" Without Drive Cages

Dimensions

  • 522 mm x 231 mm x 464 mm
  • 20.551" x 9.094" x 18.268"

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 2.5" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

8

Volume

  • 55.95 L
  • 1.976 ft³

Price History

    Reviews

    colonelnicky
    • 32 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build Quiet destroyer (NZ)

    Lovely looking case, great internals. One issue I ran into however was that I didn't want to tighten the Standoffs too tight, which resulted in my Motherboard being too far off. I didn't feel comfortable doing it, but tightening them further made everything fit perfectly.

    Included case fans are remarkably quiet. You can barely hear them on the middle fan setting, and you can't on the lowest. I actually moved the front fan up to the higher slot, and removed the upper HDD tray so that I'd have more direct airflow. Could be a littlle better with some additional support for AIO coolers, being mounting spots, like making the HDD tray modular, but not much of a complaint.

    xxtgzxx
    • 18 points
    • 57 months ago

    from completed build My first build

    This case is absolutely wonderful! Literally everything is perfect, I found no problems and satisfied me well enough!

    hhg
    • 18 points
    • 53 months ago

    I was still worried about AMD cards overheating . I picked this case because of the great airflow, two 140mm fans, and it has fan controller. It's a solid case with great cable management space, and paddings all over the case to reduce noise.

    Lyonisk
    • 18 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Le Number Cruncher

    Really quiet case, very minimalist design (I like!), easy to build in with grommets and cable management spots everywhere, great accessories (e.g. rubber mounts for Hard drives and fan controllers and plenty of sound dampening). But this case is heavy and only two 140mm fans are included.

    BrianTMcG
    • 15 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build My Brother's Superb i3 Rig

    This was a wonderful case to work with. That's half the battle with these builds. Lots of space behind the motherboard tray, generous cable grommets, removable drive trays, lots of space. The Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case gets my seal of approval.

    gvsykes
    • 14 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build First PC build

    A huge case with plenty of room for expansion. Great cooling abilities and lots of cable management options.

    captainkirkthejerk
    • 12 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build Sweet Dee - Budgeter's Dream

    While a bit more than I had originally intended on spending for a case, I am exceedingly pleased with the product. After spending a stupid amount of time looking into windowed cases and LED fans I decided to forgo the pomp and flash and go with a classier and more refined vibe. Spacious, noise-dampening, ample options for cable management, front and underside air filters, removable HD cages, integrated three-way fan speed controller, front USB 3.0 headers, this thing is damn near perfect.

    BlackwaterReject
    • 11 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build Burta... the not $1100 build

    I really like this case. Big, Heavy, and tons of tinkering options

    freefone0800
    • 10 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build Dual boot build (now Triple boot)

    No bells, no whistles, just a solid case with usb 3 - one of the only cases that doesn't look like a transformer dressed as a clown!

    HPWebcamAble
    • 10 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build The Black Box

    I love the R4, great sound proofing, solid construction. Very nice case.

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