Scan code: LN100054 Manufacturer code: FD-C-VER1A-02

Fractal Design Vector RS Blackout Dark Tempered Glass Mid Tower PC Case

Fractal Design Vector RS, BO, Mid Tower w/ Dark Tempered Glass Windows, 3x 140mm Fans, USB Type-C, EATX/ATX/mATX/mITX

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Scan code: LN100054 Manufacturer code: FD-C-VER1A-02
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Vector RS Dark Tempered Glass RGB PC Case from Fractal Design

fractal design vector RS

GIVE YOUR SETUP ALL OF THE GLORY Fractal Design's Vector RS with Dark Blackout glass is a mid-tower case that delivers sharp, uncompromising aesthetic for you to house your components. It prides itself on providing incredible airflow whilst staying quiet. It houses a sleek ARGB strip that lines across the front and top panels for a simplistic amount of style, with counter-angled air intakes for reduced noise but great airflow. It houses three black tempered glass panels which are bolt-free for easy adjustment. Combine all of your favorite components inside this versatile case with room for up to an E-ATX motherboard, various cooling solutions and numerous storage drives. The Vector RS comes with three fans pre-installed and even supports vertical GPU mounting.

Showcase your Rig through Sleek Tempered Glass

tempered glass

THREE-TEMPERED GLASS PANELS The Vector RS houses three tempered glass panels on the top, front and side to add a sleek look to your case whilst allowing you to see inside. The tinted tempered glass offers an intense but functional look to your setup, and uses a push-to-lock mechanism for tool-free removal/installation of panels. The top glass panel can also be swapped for a filtered vent to help enhance airflow.

Versatile Cooling Options


EASILY KEEP YOUR TEMPERATURES LOW This innovative case comes with three Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-14 140mm fans pre-installed and offers up to nine fan positions with clear airflow paths so you can cool your system with great efficiency. The Vector RS also houses a Nexus+ fan hub so you can control your fans through your motherboard. Fit up to a 360mm radiator on the front, 420mm radiator on the top (with cooling bracket installed), a 120mm rear radiator and up to a 280mm radiator on the bottom for excellent water cooling.

Illuminate your Setup with Vibrant RGB

motherboard rgb

RGB SOFTWARE & HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY The ARGB strip on the Vector RS is fully customizable with any colour of your choosing. Control colours via a standard 5V RGB motherboard connector or the included Adjust R1 controller. This stunning lighting can also be controlled through your chosen motherboard's RGB software, compatible with GIGABYTE's RGB Fusion, ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light Sync, or ASRock's Polychrome Sync.

Significant Features of the Vector RS

vertical gpu

Vertically inclinedVertical 2.5 slot GPU support via Flex vertical PCIe riser (sold separately).


Full speed aheadUSB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with fast charging support and speeds up to 10Gbps.

psu shroud

Conceal and expandVentilated PSU shroud conceals cables and provides additional SSD mounting.

Change the Layout of your Case with no Hassle


VERSATILE STORAGE CAPABILITIES The Vector RS makes converting between an open, cooling-centric or storage based layout both fast and easy. It offers Six HDD and two SSD mounts with a total of 11 HDD and 4 SSD positions (additional Type A brackets sold separately). The case also comes with six vibration-damped 3.5" HDD trays and two 2.5" SSD brackets if you need even more storage, and the universal HDD/SSD trays can be independently repositioned to suit your needs.

Rid your System of Unwanted Dust


VARIOUS DUST FILTERS Designed to trap noise with minimal airflow resistance, the Vector RS is also great at keeping dust out of your system. It offers easy-to-clean high-airflow nylon filters on the front, top and base that can be easily removed and put back on whenever you need.

Discover the Game-Changing Features of the Vector RS

Core Chassis Specifications
Case Edition Vector RS Dark
Case Form Factor Mid Tower
Motherboard Form Factor
  • ATX
  • E-ATX (285mm Wide Max.)
  • MicroATX
  • Mini-ITX
I/O, Bays & Expansion
Front/Side/Top Panel I/O
  • 1 x Headphone Out
  • 1 x Mic In
  • 1 x Power Button
  • 1 x Reset Button
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Drive Bays
  • 4 x 2.5" Internal
  • 11 x 2.5"/ 3.5" Internal
Standard Expansion Slots 7
Vertical Expansion Slots 2
Fans & Filters
Fan Bays 9 x 120/140mm
Fans Included 3 x 140mm
Fan Controller/Hub  
Dust Filters
  • Bottom
  • Front
  • PSU
  • Top
Liquid Cooling Support
Front Radiator Compatibility 1 x 120/140/240/280/360mm
Top Radiator Compatibility 1 x 120/140/240/280/360/420mm
Bottom Radiator Compatibility 1 x 120/140/240/280mm
Rear Radiator Compatibility 1 x 120mm
Side Radiator Compatibility  
Max CPU Cooler Height 185 mm
Max GPU Card Length 440 mm
Cable Routing Space 23mm mm
Side Panels
Window/s Yes
Window Configuration
  • 1 x Front
  • 1 x Main Side
  • 1 x Top
Window Construction Tempered Glass (Tinted)
LED Lighting Functionality
LED Lighting Yes
LED Lighting Emitters Front Panel Addressable RGB LED Lighting
LED Lighting Colour RGB
LED Lighting Support & Control
  • Compatible with ASRock PolyChromeSync
  • Compatible with ASUS AURA Sync
  • Compatible with Gigabyte RGB Fusion
  • Compatible with MSI Mystic Light Sync
Power Supply Compatibility
PSU Included No
PSU Wattage (If Included)  
PSU 80+ Rating (If Included)  
PSU Support ATX
PSU Mounting Location Bottom Mount, Rear
Max PSU Length 300 mm
Chassis Physical Specifications
Colour Blackout Black
Chassis Contruction Materials  
Dimensions 233 x 498 x 552 (WxHxD mm)
Weight 12.64 kg (Approx)
Please Note  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN100054
Model Number FD-C-VER1A-02
GTIN 7340172701972

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Fractal Design Vector RS, BO, Mid Tower w/ Dark Tempered Glass Windows, 3x 140mm Fans, USB Type-C, EATX/ATX/mATX/mITX is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Understated Looks, nice features, solid I bought this case for a new build, my last tower being an Antec Twelve Hundred back in 2009. Finally took the plunge to a new PC and wanted a case that wasn’t as big as my old one, as well as being a bit more modern with a splash of RGB, but without being too gaudy. So this seemed to fit the bill. I love the RGB stripe going from the top panel down the front and this has configurable effects and colours using the built in controller, or you can plug the strip directly into the motherboard for RGB e.g. Fusion or iCue. The RGB strip is in two parts: the top panel has a strip with a power input and passthrough connector for power to the front panel. There is a breakout PCB board with a power connector mounted on the front of the case behind the front cover, and this has allows the front panel to use its push-pin connectors to receive power for the front RGB strip from the passthrough mentioned earlier. A point of note here is that my PCB went faulty, as it’s mounted directly on the metal chassis and kept shorting out causing the RGB to stop working, the controller to overheat and stopping the motherboard from powering up. After raising a support ticket and receiving no reply to date (over two weeks) from Fractal about the issue, I decided to modify my connector to bypass the PCB and just pass through the power from the top RGB strip to the front RGB strip directly, which works fine, but I no longer have the benefit of being able to remove the front panel easily - I have to now remove it carefully and then unplug the cable for the RGB strip power. So that’s a negative so far for Fractal as I got an automated ticket response, but nothing since and they are supposed to come back within 3-4 business days. Also I think the PCB passthrough component could be better designed, and I’m not sure why it includes a ground for the case on the PCB at all when it’s already grounded via the Motherboard and/or PSU power feed. Being a new case design, I suspect this is a design flaw. Anyway, that aside, the case is very nice. The build is sturdy, no creaks or flimsy panels or metal brackets, everything is pretty solid and heavy. The glass panels do add a fair bit of weight to the tower, so as I have a back problem, I was a little surprised at how heavy it is for a mid tower case, as it’s almost as heavy as my Anted Twelve Hundred. It makes up for this by not having an Optical Drive bay, and being able to have its 3.5 HDD bays removed, which is done as part of the “open case conversion” you can perform. I did this and it took some unnecessary weight off the case as I wasn’t using any mechanical drives. There is a flaw in the manual: on the pages for open conversion it tells you to pull the top panel directly upwards (indicated by arrows) so that you can continue the conversion. DO NOT DO THIS!! The panel has to pull/slide forwards towards the front of the case FIRST, then you can pull it upwards. Now to be fair, later on in the manual, it does show this as being the case.... but if you are following the manual from the start (as a normal person would), it’s stupid that it FIRST tells you to pull it upwards, which breaks the plastic tabs holding the top against the top RGB/USB port panel, as I found out to my horror (broke one tab clean off). There are some nice features of the tower, such as the sound deadening and build quality/weight on the non-glass side panel, as it feels really solid. I also like the hook-in approach to the glass panel, as it latches neat by swinging closed and latching with push latches which makes it easier and holds it in place until you add the thumbscrews at the back. The space inside the tower, especially when doing the open conversion, is great. It makes connecting the PSU, components and mounted the motherboard a doddle, as well as offering loads of room for AIO coolers etc. I love the SSD bays built into the rear of the motherboard panel, they are perfect for keeping your drives and calling out of the way of the main cargo bay. There is also a PWM fan distribution board on the rear of the motherboard panel for keeping your fan power connectors out of t(e way. The 140mm fans supplied are nice and quiet, and when powered up and running the whole system is extremely quiet. I’m using an older Asus Strix OC 980ti, and the Corsair 750i PSU, which don’t spin their fans until needed, along with some NMVe SSDs mounted within the motherboards PCIe slots (Gigabyte AORUS Master), and so this obviously is partly why it is so quiet, but as many components today follow the same approach, and people move away from mechanical drives, you can be assured that the case itself assists greatly in retaining sound within the cargo bay. If anything, when running games, the loudest sound is sometimes the “processing frequency squeaking” from the graphics card, which shows how quiet the rest of the case is. The case arrives well packaged, in a huge box. I was surprised how big it is at first as it was a mid tower, but most of the bulk is the packaging, which makes sense due to the glass panels. The top glass panel is replaceable with a vented metal panel, which I used as I mounted my AIO cooler at the top slot to vent outwards. Speaking of AIO coolers or radiators in general, there is three location points for radiators: the top, front and bottom. These can all take the smaller and medium sized rads such as the 120 and 240mm variants, but some can take the 360 and even 480 sizes also which gives you lots of scope for cooling in the tower. I went for the smoked glass variant, and I have to say it looks stunning. RGB glows through perfectly and the smoked effect darkens down the case to a nice standard, and the whole setup looks very high quality. Nearly all chassis components are thumbscrew-held. Only a few component areas are Phillips screws such as the mounting points for the top panels on the front of the chassis behind the front panel, and the PCB for RGB strip power passthrough. Obviously your motherboard standoff screws are Phillips too. There are two large washable dust filter panels with the tower that go top and bottom of the case. The front case panel has its own smaller filters that cover the side intakes, and look like they can be unclipped also to wash. I liked the connectivity options on this tower, and it is one of the main reasons I opted for the tower also. Most other towers don’t have two USB 3.x plus USB-C, on top. For example the NZXT towers I was looking at only had minimal ports, which was pretty useless to me. The power and reset buttons are slightly recessed and stiff to prevent accidental activation. The power button has a white LED to show when on. So overall, very happy with the case. I’ve given it 4 stars as there are improvements that could be made, such as the PCB design for the RGB strip as it was shorting the board and doesn’t need to; the manual could be improved, and the Fractal support seems to be poor (although their website is good with forum, e-ticket and FAQ areas -but what’s the point if your issue isn’t listed and you get no reply??). For a relatively premium cost, these are things that could have made this a no brainer for people, but as it stands, it’s a great case with some flaws and a high cost.
Date published: 2019-12-18
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Fractal Design Vector RS Blackout Dark Tempered Glass Mid Tower PC Case
Fractal Design Vector RS Blackout Dark Tempered Glass Mid Tower PC Case