( 4.9 Average / 9 Ratings )
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After months of searching before I almost gave up, Define C was released. It is a more compact version of Define S and has all the good design of their previous products and everything I want: quiet, compact, good airflow, plenty of cable management space and dust proof. Their sound dampening material is serious business and the two fans come with the case are very quiet. It looks sleek and solid, fits quite well in my room. I chose the no glass version because I don’t want something fancy that keeps glowing all the time and it’s 5 bucks cheap with more noise dampening panels. This is probably the smallest ATX case on market so cable management could be a bit restricted because of the limited room between PSU and drive cage but I am still able to make a very clear interior.
This case is nearly perfect, but it's not the same quality I had come to expect from the define R5. As compared to the define R5 the power switch is made of cheaper plastic, the front panel is held on with plastic clips which makes it difficult to remove for cleaning, and the side panel does not have the quick release mechanism that the define R5 had.
I still give it 5 stars because it's almost the perfect case.
This is the case of the gods. No unnecessary space, but plenty of room to work in. The construction quality is outrageously high. I am so glad fractal has joined the future and abandoned drive bays.
Excellent value. Small footprint and still and plenty of flexibility in terms of cooling configuration. Top notch value, nice one Fractal.
Very helpful case, for a small desk space...and it keeps stuff quiet at all times! Amazing job, FD!
Clean, inconspicuous and not at all 'gamerish'. A modern design which is quiet, spacious to build in and has two USB ports on the top panel. Only issue was some poorly threaded mobo standoff holes, but they eventually went in.
Very compact and love the fractal design minimalist styling. The case uses some pretty thing steel though. In various parts of the chassis you can tell it just bends and flexes far too easily. When naked it seems like the case could just fold over in certain areas, which is a bit disconcerting. The components themselves kind of feel like they're providing significant structural integrity.
Excellent case. Actually quiet, even with three cases fans at full speed. Quality materials. Excellent filtering. However, there are a few issues. The 3.5" Hard Drive bays are a joke, no airflow whatsoever. If you are planning on using a mechanical hard drive in these bays definitely move the fans down as far they go or at least open the PSU shroud. Also, The captive thumbscrews are pretty bad, just saying.
Awesome case. Hands down one of my favorite parts of my build after the processor and monitor. Easy to work with, everything is silent and the air flow is solid. I highly recommend any Fractal Design Case.
One complaint is that the smaller size made plugging in everything a little tricky but the build quality of the case is fantastic and the size and look is perfect for my needs.