Review: Fractal Design Define C chassis

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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...

    Review: Fractal Design Define C chassis
     
  2. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    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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    Looks almost identical to the Corsair Carbide 400Q which I recently acquired.
     
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    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    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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    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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    If it's like the R5, the HDD LED is part of the power button.
     
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    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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