Fractal Design Define R5 reviews

75 customer reviews

+ This computer case scores high on design. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.4 out of 10 based on 75 reviews.
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Bill, Hawick Aged novice computer builder

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Quiet, easy to build, plenty of spare screws
Bad points:
sata cable a bit short.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Aug 2016

Matt, London

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
- So much space
- Everywhere you'd need to run a cable you will find a cable hole to feed it through to the back. It's almost like they were reading my mind as I was building
- Absolute joy to build in due to the above reasons. No sharp edges and cable feeds all have rubber sleeves
- Nice and cool. I'm using 1 fan on the front, one on the back and one on the top.
- Provided with 2 140mm fans which is adequate to get you going
- Includes very nice to read instructions. Even though I've built many PCs before I found it helpful as a reminder of the best order to fit things
- Plenty of different screws included
- Very handy markers for the motherboard riser pins so it's a breeze to get the mobo mounts installed to the correct size for your mobo.
- Almost silent due to the sound proofing
- Easy to remove and maintain fan filters
- Easy to remove drive bays to create even more space if you aren't using them
- SSD mount behind motherboard - yet more space saved and cables tidied!

While many of the above may not be new or unique to many; if you're like me and have been using cheap sub £50 cases in the past, this is like the difference between night and day. Worth every penny for the ease of building alone!
Bad points:
- Tiny nitpick against what its otherwise a perfect case: The gap between the rear panel and the back of the motherboard isn't wide enough to accomodate all of your cables feeding there unless you organise them neatly. You should organise them and I'm assuming anybody who buys a case for cable management will do so but likewise if you are lazy initially you may be unable to put the rear panel back on until you sort the cables a little.

- The three covers on the top of the case (which you remove when using top fans) are quite tricky / fiddly to remove.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2016

Sandy,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great case. cables well hidden behing mb plate. plenty room for water coolers if required. plenty fan position.
Bad points:
Would benefit being 10 mm longer to accomodate longer graphics cards without having to remove top hdd cage.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2016

Peter, Lancashire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I had viewed reviews of this before buying, however it still exceeded my expectations in terms of quality and how quiet it is.
I particularly like the convenient positioning of the on button and the USB ports, a very practical case and superb quality. This is my first purchase of Fractal Designs and I have not been disappointed.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Oct 2016

Joshua, Leicester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The best case simple! The overall space is amazing, the different ways to configure the set up. The sound dampening is great and since this was to be used as a recording studio computer it was defiantly worth it
Bad points:
I have two slight negatives not bad at all really but a pain. The side panels are a bit of a pain, then on to right hand of the cable management (left side of case) the grommet is very tight to fit your pci connector for mother into. But after a few wiggles and pushing it fit through fine
Overall rating 10.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 May 2016

Peter,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The very sleekness of this case is enough to give it a full 10.
Bad points:
Upon fitting the cable management failed me a bit. I found it rather difficult to feed through cables using the management. The material separating the back from front was only rubber and it was a hassle for the mostpart.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Compatibility 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jun 2016

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Manufacturer's Description

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.


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