Fractal Design Define R4 Case for Computer - Black Pearl, £64.99 from Amazon

Fractal Design Define R4 Case for Computer - Black Pearl, £64.99 from Amazon

Found 21st Nov 2017
My case of choice, very quiet and roomy, lowest price ever from amazon.
  • Black / Mid Tower /
  • ATX, mATX, mini ITX / W232xH464xD523 / 1x 14cm fan
  • / 2x 5.25", 8x 3.5", 2x 2.5" / front door / with Window
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A useful review on Amazon I hope she? won't mind
This case is spacious, cool, and easy to build in. The movable drive cage helps with a tidy build, and the front and bottom dust filters help the inside stay very clean. The top exhausts are also covered with removable panels (plasitc, backed with thick foam, screwed in place) so that they won't let dust in if not in use. The foam on these top panels, both side panels, and inside the front of the case (which is a hinged door) help the whole thing run really quietly. The only thing I would change is the number of loops for attaching cable ties behind the motherboard - there aren't enough, and it makes a tidy build slightly tricky. There are maybe 4 from memory, (though don't quote me on that) all near to the rubber grommets that let the cables through, and we ended up using several of them twice. Not a huge problem, but more would be nice.
We have a CoolerMaster hyper212 evo with two noctua nf-f12 fans cooling an i5 3570k (slightly overclocked to 4Ghz), and a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz OC edition. We've also added an additional Fractal 140mm silent series fan to the front of the case, along with the fans that come pre-installed (120mm rear exhaust, 140mm front intake). With the in-built fan controller at the lowest setting the PC can't be heard over ambient room noise, and the CPU is pretty cool (30-35 degrees per core at idle). With the fan controller at max the case can't really be heard over game audio, and I haven't seen it exceed 60 degrees at the CPU.
Far superior to our old Zalman Z9 plus (which is admittedly a much cheaper case, and fine for the price).
Edited by: "jasee" 21st Nov 2017
I hope they reduce the Fractal Meshify C too.
Joshm744 m ago

I hope they reduce the Fractal Meshify C too.

Such a good case!
Ive got the R5 and it looks identical. Im not sure what the differences between the 2 are but it is a brilliant case. I spent months trying to find a decent case and was going to go for a full tower case but opted for the R5 and it has plenty of room inside, looks nice and the cables can be hidden away behind the motherboard panel and has small inserts inside to push cables through.
And hey, it is very silent! I can't even tell my pc is on anymore unless I see the led light on at the top.
Ordered thanks
Please someone recommend me a case for £30-£40 please
eksbee13 m ago

Please someone recommend me a case for £30-£40 please

Try an nternet search
Sambat12 m ago

Try an nternet search

Thanks, helpful
Joshm741 h, 40 m ago

I hope they reduce the Fractal Meshify C too.

I hope they don’t. I just bought one. Very nice case.
Great Case. Nice price. Hot.
Lovely case. Weighs a ton though! Still, all the materials helps keep the components whisper quiet if you prioritise silencing over cooling
same offer on Overclockers UK as well
R5 version available on Scan for a fiver more at £69.98…-at
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