Fractal Design Define R5 Black Review & Specifications

Fractal Design Define R5 Black FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK

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The Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.
The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.
The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand.

Specs Overview

Model FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK
Release Date November 2014
Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 2
External 3.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 8
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports
Dimensions 20.47" x 9.09" x 17.76"

Score Pangoly

93

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Critic Reviews

91

After I spent several hours disassembling, assembling, reviewing and later testing the case, I believe it is time to express my thoughts on the product. Define R5 performance – Build quality is solid, the chassis is properly designed and there ...

dvtests.com

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Today we deliver our Fractal Design Define R5 review. The brand really shouldn't need any introduction because over the last few years they've delivered one award-winning product after the other. We've seen quite a few iterations of the Define series ...

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98

The Define R5 has everything you can ask for in an enthusiast case and then some. While the included fans are dead silent, they also don't move very much air. I would have liked another 140mm fan on the front to further improve the airflow. If you ar ...

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Specifications

  • ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
  • 7 expansion slots
  • 2 - 5.25" bays (removable)
  • 8 - 3.5" HDD positions (can also accommodate 2.5" units); 2 - 2.5" dedicated SSD unit positions
  • 4 - ModuVent™ plates - three in the top and one in the side
  • 9 - fan positions (2 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140mm fans included)
  • Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom
  • CPU coolers up to 180mm in height
  • ATX PSUs up to 190/170 mm with a bottom 120/140mm fan installed; when not using any bottom fan location longer PSUs up to 300mm can be used
  • Graphics cards up to 310 mm in length with the top HDD cage installed; with the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 440 mm in length may be installed
  • 20 - 35 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
  • Velcro straps included for easy cable management
  • Front door can switch opening direction via dual mounting system
  • Left side panel features Quick Release System for easy access and provides a secure closure of side panel
  • Right side panel features smart captive thumbscrews so no thumbscrews are lost
  • Colours available: Black, Titanium (black case, titanium front panel), White
  • Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 451 x 521mm
  • Case dimensions - with feet/screws/protrusions: 232 x 462 x 531mm
  • Net weight: 11.2 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD): 327 x 615 x 540mm
  • Package weight: 12.8 kg

Cooling system

  • Front: 2 – 120/140 mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Rear: 1 – 120/140 mm fan (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 fan, 1000 RPM speed)
  • Top: 3 - 120/140 mm fan (not included)
  • Bottom: 2 – 120/140 mm fan (not included)
  • Side: 1 – 120/140 mm fan (not included)
  • Fan controller: 3 step fan controller for up to 3 fans
  • Dust filters: Bottom and front intakes

Water cooling compatibility

  • Front – 360, 280, 240, 140 and 120 mm radiators of all thicknesses (requires removal of drive bays)
  • Top – 420, 360, 280, 240, 140 and 120 mm radiators. (A thickness limitation of 55mm for both radiator + fan applies on 420, 280 and 140 mm radiators) (420 and 360 mm radiators require removal of the ODD bay)
  • Bottom – 120 or 240 mm radiator (Use of radiators in the bottom position limits the PSU length to 165 mm)
  • Rear – 120 or 140 mm radiator

Front interface

  • 2 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 2.0
  • Audio in/out
  • Power button with LED (blue)
  • HDD activity LED (blue)
  • Reset button

Package contents

  • Define R5 computer case
  • User manual
  • Accessory box

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