Fractal Design Define S ATX Computer Case, £56.99 @ Amazon (Prime Exclusive)
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Fractal Design Define S ATX Computer Case, £56.99 @ Amazon (Prime Exclusive)

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Found 7th Jan
Roomy and dead silent.
  • Optimally designed for silent computing, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities
  • Innovative internal layout, providing a perfectly straight airflow path to the CPU heatsink for air cooling set ups or extensiveradiator mounting possibilities for water cooling set ups
  • Extensive water cooling support for a case of this size; housing radiators up to 420mm in the top and 360mm in the front
  • Including smart reservoir brackets; featuring drill-free reservoir mounting on the front of the motherboard tray and predrilledpump mounting holes on the bottom panel
  • Equipped with ModuVent fan slot covers providing the option of additional cooling or maximum sound absorption
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thanks for this. I am looking for a new case
It's a great case, good quality, fair price (as compared to the R6 for sure) and overall very nice. Quite roomy and "only" space for 3 full size HDD (everything's cloud these days anyway I guess).

Would buy again, if I wasn't going MATX next time. Will probably last me close to a decade like my old Lian Li PC-60 managed.
Just built with this, it's massive, no space for optical drive but good
It's an okay case. If you aren't water cooling and using a large reservior/rad then there is a lot of wasted space at the front.

It is quiet and I like the look of it. Build quality is solid and the cable routing space keeps everything nice and neat.
distracted24745 m ago

It's an okay case. If you aren't water cooling and using a large …It's an okay case. If you aren't water cooling and using a large reservior/rad then there is a lot of wasted space at the front. It is quiet and I like the look of it. Build quality is solid and the cable routing space keeps everything nice and neat.


Looked at his when it appeared on here before Christmas and decided the same. Bought two Define R4 instead which provide space for otpical drives and more HDD/SDD if you need it (or you can you remove the central tray if you don't).

At the time they were only £8 more as Prime Exclusive than the Define S so easy decision - not true now since the difference is £26 so probably would have gone for this.
Similar design and layout to the Corsair 270R - also a good quality case for the money.
Best case manufacturer IMHO, they even provide replacement parts for free past warranty date if they have suffered damage over the years (provided they are in stock of course)!
or spend a bit more and get the corsair 400c which has an easy access side window and great cable management design
sammmywammmy1 h, 56 m ago

or spend a bit more and get the corsair 400c which has an easy access side …or spend a bit more and get the corsair 400c which has an easy access side window and great cable management design


A full price tier above this deal. It's also a fair bit smaller, which not everybody wants.
Bought this before Christmas and just installed my bits into it. Coming from an old antec p182. Very easy to work in and looks great
Forgive the dumb questions.
Doesn't it compromise air flow and cooling, if the front of the case is blocked off?
I see it has side vents.
Do you just get around it by turning up the fans (and maybe create more noise)?
Johnny_55 h, 41 m ago

Just built with this, it's massive, no space for optical drive but good


Really, you need to creative

Rip out everything that does not need to be in there ie the drive trays and use a bit of metal to make your optical drive fit

Have done some crazy sh@t in these cases love them

Derek_Horatio_Shatwell30 m ago

Forgive the dumb questions.Doesn't it compromise air flow and cooling, if …Forgive the dumb questions.Doesn't it compromise air flow and cooling, if the front of the case is blocked off?I see it has side vents.Do you just get around it by turning up the fans (and maybe create more noise)?



Thats how these cases are designed the front door is to keep it quiet, the airflow is still sufficient

Or open the door if it bugs you
gap302 h, 5 m ago

Really, you need to creativeRip out everything that does not need to be in …Really, you need to creativeRip out everything that does not need to be in there ie the drive trays and use a bit of metal to make your optical drive fitHave done some crazy sh@t in these cases love themThats how these cases are designed the front door is to keep it quiet, the airflow is still sufficientOr open the door if it bugs you


The Define S doesn't have a door - the front is a single panel you can pull off to access the filter, and has air vents all around.
cactusweasel7th Jan

The Define S doesn't have a door - the front is a single panel you can …The Define S doesn't have a door - the front is a single panel you can pull off to access the filter, and has air vents all around.


Agreed its just a front it's all or nothing, trying to add a optical drive will make it look rubbish, there is no drive trays either, drives mount on the reverse of the mobo plane. Massive space for water cooling though if needed.
Derek_Horatio_Shatwell7th Jan

Forgive the dumb questions.Doesn't it compromise air flow and cooling, if …Forgive the dumb questions.Doesn't it compromise air flow and cooling, if the front of the case is blocked off?I see it has side vents.Do you just get around it by turning up the fans (and maybe create more noise)?


The one criticism that some fractal design cases get is that they can be a little restrictive. It all depends really what you are going to put inside of it but for the general consumer this case will be more than fine and i highly doubt you would notice the increase in temps unless you were to use monitoring software. Great case for overall aesthetics and the cable management in these things are unreal. Im sure various tech forums will have tested the thermals on this case as it was a very popular case when it originally got released, i know gamerz nexus has tested a fair few fractals so if cooling is a concern then you may be able to see the difference from them.
£65
Leeman2013 h, 46 m ago

The one criticism that some fractal design cases get is that they can be a …The one criticism that some fractal design cases get is that they can be a little restrictive. It all depends really what you are going to put inside of it but for the general consumer this case will be more than fine and i highly doubt you would notice the increase in temps unless you were to use monitoring software. Great case for overall aesthetics and the cable management in these things are unreal. Im sure various tech forums will have tested the thermals on this case as it was a very popular case when it originally got released, i know gamerz nexus has tested a fair few fractals so if cooling is a concern then you may be able to see the difference from them.



Thank you very much for the info
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