Introduction (Taken from the Fractal Design R4 web page)
The Fractal Design Define R4 is the latest in the Define Series of computer cases offering minimalistic and stunning Scandinavian design fused with maximum sound reduction, configurability and functionality.
The Define R4 side and front door panels are fitted with dense, sound-absorbing material making it a benchmark for noise reduction. Moreover, the Define R4 accommodates up to 8 HDDs, all modern graphics card sizes, and multiple ventilation options - including two standard Silent Series R2 hydraulic bearing fans - to keep internal components at optimal temperatures.
For ultimate functionality, the Define R4 features a front interface with USB 3.0 and an integrated three-speed fan controller behind the front panel door.
My take on the topic
Ever since Fractal Design entered the market they have produced cases of an impeccable high standard, with across the board quality in construction, features and price point.
The define R4 is the latest case in the Define range, bringing a slightly wider chassis and a hand full of new or improved features over its processors to the market. The Define R4 is something of a hybrid with a chassis influenced by the Arc mid tower and exterior styling of the Define range. With fractal Claiming that the Define R4 can support two separate radiators the case certainly has a lot to live up to considering the amount of media Fractal have distributed about the R4. A window option has also entered the arena being released slightly before going to press with this review.
So with so much expectation given the Define range’s success and Fractals high quality pedigree can the define R4 carry on the much cherished Define name?
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