Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bellshooter1 Solid Silent Quality Case
This was the case of choice for a graphics workstation, for its' silent operation and robust quality.
This case is heavy, and will take future upgrades for many years, The internal flexibility, allows for easy removal and re-arrangement of drive bays to facilitate low noise and low speed cooling.
Cable management is easy, and SSD placement ample.
Looks fantastic in an understated way, cost reflects the quality of design and build.
04 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by raediant Simply the best case I've ever used
It's difficult to know where to begin, so I won't go into details. Look on YouTube and there are plenty Fractal Design Define R4 (and R5) case reviews/builds.
I really cannot fault this case. The flexibility is enormous. The build fantastic. Cable management extremely well thought out. Sound deadening and quieting features work really well. And its price: how on earth do they do it at this price?
It oozes quality at every turn, is a pleasure to build into, and its great value too. What more could you ask for?
15 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobBB Great case
This is a great quality case - solid, cool and quiet. Very easy to work with too.
09 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by techwg Very good, although had a small issue.
I love this case. For normal use the noise is on par with my old Lian Li case (minus the annoying rattle and hum after 6 years). However when gaming the graphics card fan is dramatically reduced in volume making the entire experience even better.
This case has a really HEAVY solid vibe, a serious quality product that does well to reduce noise.
One negative point for the one I received, the threading on the left side panel's top screw area was not working. So I have had to remove the top screw. Everything else is perfect and since I have thrown out the old case I am not going to spend time dissecting my system again just to RMA my only case over one of the side panel screws not working. Even with the screw removed, the side panel is very secure and not going anywhere and there is no rattle or hum EVEN with that screw missing now.
29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8bitbob Great case!
Excellent case, very quiet and very nice to look at.
19 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaseh Great Custom Build Case
This is one of the easiest case's I've worked with, built a system for a friend who knows nothing about hardware...bit of a waste really.
It is well thought out, well made and everything has been considered to make it a dream to put together.
Only down side might be the size of it...it's a beast! but justifiable if you want your case to be uncluttered by cables and have the best airflow you could ask for.
05 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmo5 Clean simple case
Does what you need, long graphics cards might be more of an issue but you can remove the drive trays. Does fit a double radiator for CPU cooling but you have to hack the mounting a little bit. Overall very satisfied and considering moving another machine to one of these cases.
05 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by niowluka Fantastic case worth the money
Huge upgrade from my old Zalman Z7, both price and quality wise.
The case is a very sturdy, heavy build, with side wall panels padded with sound proofing material. There is an inch wide gap for cables behind mobo rack, leaving the 'main' compartment free of obstructions and allowing great air circulation. The design is very cool and case looks slick. The air filters can easily be removed and cleaned without taking down the case. One star down for quality as the panels don't quite fit the frame, causing gaps and slightly bent panel folds. No major concern, but for the money one would expect a little more quality.
I bought the case with 3 extra fans. With default 2 that's 5x 140mm fans. Even at full speed though (regulated by a 3-way-switch neatly hidden behind front panel) the case is super quiet. With fans running at lowest speed the noise is almost unnoticeable.
Due to huge fans and great air circulation, the temperatures have dropped by an average of 5 degrees, across CPU, MoBo, 4 HDDs and GFX.
It's costly, but worth every penny.
16 November 2014