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Review: Fractal Design Define C chassis
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Lightbulb Review: Fractal Design Define C chassis - 11-02-2016, 13:50 | posts: 28,006 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Today Fractal Design released the Define C, a silent, stylish and compact PC chassis. Armed with a PSU compartment this product is made with airflow and liquid cooling in mind to serve the more perfor...

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Default 11-02-2016, 20:43 | posts: 6,988 | Location: USA

I like IF i didnt already have Define R5 I probably would bought that. simply for the HDD location and the PSU.HDD being closed off

Look like Smaller R5 with some nice tweaks.
   
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Default 11-03-2016, 14:26 | posts: 18 | Location: Netherlands

Looks almost identical to the Corsair Carbide 400Q which I recently acquired.
   
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Default 11-03-2016, 15:15 | posts: 6,181

Thanks for the review! The fan controller is the only omission, as far as I can see. Also the case should probably drop around $10. With literally $99 you can find R5s these days.
   
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Default 11-03-2016, 15:31 | posts: 18 | Location: Netherlands

I note 2 minor omissions: lack of tool-free HDD/SSD installation and no HDD activity LED on the front i/o panel.
   
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Default 11-03-2016, 21:25 | posts: 84 | Location: The rainy place with leprechauns

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I note 2 minor omissions: lack of tool-free HDD/SSD installation and no HDD activity LED on the front i/o panel.
If it's like the R5, the HDD LED is part of the power button.
   
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Default 11-04-2016, 07:28 | posts: 18 | Location: Netherlands

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If it's like the R5, the HDD LED is part of the power button.
Ah that's why I missed it, it is also mentioned in the article "power button, HDD activity led and power/reset buttons".
I really like the PSU/HDD compartment and the cable routing space behind the rubber gomet area and the white accent expansion slot covers. Those are things where the Carbide 400Q falls a little bit short but it looks sexier on the outside.
Define C looks like it was assembled from 2 separate cases and couldn't match the color.
   
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