Fractal Design Define Mini Review & Specs

Fractal Design Define Mini Black Pearl (FD-CA-DEF-MINI-BL)

Fractal Design Define Mini Black Pearl (FD-CA-DEF-MINI-BL)

- Fractal Design

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  • Pre-fitted with dense noise absorbing material
  • ModuVent System allows the user the option to have unrivaled silence or optimal airflow
  • Removable and rotatable upper HDD bay to enhance cooling characteristics and accommodate extremely long graphics cards
  • Supports graphics card lengths up to 260mm when removable upper HDD-bay is in place
  • Supports PSU's with a maximum depth of 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's up to 200-220mm
  • Intelligent cable management system
  • Convenient top I/0 panel with support for 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 and Audio I/O
  • Fan Controller for 3 fans included

Specifications Overview

  • Define Mini
Release Date November 2013

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Type MicroATX Mini Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 2
External 3.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
Motherboard Compatibility Micro ATX, Mini ITX, Thin Mini ITX
Front Panel USB Ports
Dimensions 489mm x 210mm x 394mm
Max VGA length allowance 260.00mm
Max VGA length allowance (w/o HDD cage) 400.00mm
Expansion Slots 4

Critic Reviews


The perfect home for your mATX or mini-ITX mobo could well be the Fractal Design Define Mini. It's a lot of case in a small form factor.With the rising popularity mATX, and more especially the mini-ITX format motherboards, the demand for the smaller...


Well I have to say that once again I am impressed by a Fractal Design case. When it comes to finding a mATX case there are not that many options that offer features like the Define Mini. Most mATX cases a cramped, have not room for storage and are...


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The Fractal Design Define Mini isn't a bad case, but it does need some tender loving care, and it's not as great as it could be. It's the only micro-ATX case designed for acoustics, though, and if that's what you're looking for, the Define Mini's about the best option on the market.

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