Fractal Design Define XL R2 reviews

23 customer reviews

This computer case is a good all rounder.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 23 reviews.
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Adam, southport

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Large, lots of fan mounting options, fits 2 240mm radiators.
Bad points:
incredibly heavy, standoffs included where not long enough. Took 4 days for the correct stand offs to arrive. Quite flexible in parts. Graphics card is a hastle to remove. Poorly designed, but a good concept.
Overall rating 4.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2013

Andrew, Haywards Heath

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Huge, this thing has all of the space you'll ever need. I love the front facing hard drives and the top vents which I got my CPU cooler attached to.
Bad points:
The only bad thing I guess is that it's very heavy. That's to be expected though.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jun 2013

Nicholas, camborne

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great case,so quiet glad i got rid of of my antec 900.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Dec 2013

George, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quiet
Well specified
Large
Bad points:
No secret SSD mounts like the smaller R4
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2013

Jolanta, Warrenpoint

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very big, lots of options for cable management, quiet, the fans which come with the case are quite efficient
Bad points:
the HDD mounting brackets require screws so that they don't slide on the anti-vibratation pads, would prefer a tool-less design
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Dec 2013

Nik, Bracknell IT Professional

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It's huge inside - my R9 290X card fits easily
The case looks great, and the front panel is very smart despite being plastic
The removable, rotatable and relocatable drive trays are ingenious
Cable management is pretty good
The panels are lined with a very dense acoustic material
The additional fan locations are blanked with proper insulated blankings
The top front edge location of USB ports and power/reset buttons is perfect for the case being sited under a desk almost out of reach
The PSU mount is at the bottom which gives a lot more space for CPU cooling
Bad points:
The supplied thumb screws *look* like thumb screws, but I found them to fit so tightly that they became screw screws and needed a driver to loosen - some are so tight a driver is required along the whole length of their thread
The PSU mount is at the bottom which, for me, meant some power cables were only just long enough
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Jun 2015

Liam, First build

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fan has multiple settings for maximum silence - maximum performance. A lot of space for expansion, including a lot of slots to mount multiple hard drives. After completion of the build I had a lot of spare screws/ties etc which is always useful. Looks very sleek with easy access USB ports as mounted in the top of the case, and the front panel swinging out on a hinge to allow access to optical drive slots. Overall very happy with this.
Bad points:
Very heavy case, but not necissarily a bad thing!
Overall rating 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Sep 2013

 

Manufacturer's Description

Fractal Design builds on the success of its awarding-winning Define XL computer case with the Define XL R2. This updated chassis carries on the family tradition of providing superb cooling and ventilation capabilities with exceptional expandability, in a sleek and stylish Scandinavian form.

The Define XL R2, which includes Fractal Design’s innovative ModuVent feature, has an updated internal layout that offers greater expandability, modularity and flexibility, including capacity for 9 PCI cards and two HDD cages that can be repositioned to provide more space for water cooling radiators.

Key features:

High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case
Patented ModuVent design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.
With a new internal layout and additional PCI expansion slots, it can harbor the most powerful enthusiast systems.
Both HDD cages can be removed or repositioned – Top HDD cage can be removed or repositioned for increased airflow whereas bottom HDD cage can be repositioned further into the case to allow for front radiator mount.
The case can fit water cooling equipment in the front, top, rear and bottom without major modifications.
Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
Three Silent Series R2 fans are included, featuring hydraulic bearings which contribute to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans now come standard in all cases
New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze

Specifications:

ATX, Micro ATX, mini-ITX, E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboard compatibility
4 – 5.25" bays
8 – 3.5" HDD trays – all compatible with SSDs
A total of 9 expansion slots
3 – ModuVent plates – two in the top and one in the side
7 – Fan positions (3 fans included)
Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
CPU coolers up to 170 mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)
PSU compatibility: ATX PSUs up to 190 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 345 mm deep) can be used
Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed – With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 480mm in length may be installed
26 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
Colors available: Black Pearl, Titanium Grey
Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 × 559 × 560mm
Net weight: 16.4kg
Package dimensions (WxHxD): 322 × 637 × 655mm
Package weight: 19kg
Cooling system

Front: 1 – hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included); 1 – 120/140mm fan (not included)
Rear: 1 – hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
Top: 2 – 120/140mm fans (not included) – positions also support 240/280mm slim radiators
Bottom: 1 – hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
Side: 1 – 140mm fan (not included)
Fan controller: 1 – integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)
Water cooling compatibility:
Front – 240mm radiator when HDD cages are removed or repositioned
Top – 240 and 280mm when using slim radiators
Bottom – 120mm radiators
Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators
Front Interface

2 – USB 3.0, 2 – USB 2.0
Audio in/out
Power button with LED (blue)
Reset button
Fan controller (behind door)


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