Fractal Design R3 reviews

39 customer reviews

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

£87 at 1 retailer out of 422 retailers checked

8.9 out of 10 based on 39 reviews.
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Tony,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent build quality
well thought out design
quality components
stylish
top mount USB slots
Bad points:
no HDD activity light
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Noise 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Performance/Temperature Control 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2013

Tom, Guildford Fulltime office worker

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Sleek design. Front cover has a magnetic latch to keep it neat when you're not using the DVD-ROM.
USB and headphone front ports accessible without opening the front door
Room for up to 7 fans.
The two provided fans are nice and quiet
Unused fan slots are covered with noisy absorbant material.
Cables can be routed behind the main compartment keeping the CPU/Graphics card area mostly free of wires which helps airflow.
No bright LEDs or seethrough panels - looks good for an office machine.
Bad points:
It's a bit pricy, but worth if you want a quality case.
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Noise 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Performance/Temperature Control 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2012

Peter, Hoddesdon Octogenarian

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very quiet, good cable routing potential, quite handsome.
Bad points:
None to speak of
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Noise 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Performance/Temperature Control 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Jun 2012

steven,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
well made , looks good.
Bad points:
sides weigh a ton and are fixed in the same old way.
Overall rating 7.0
Design 6.0
Noise 8.0
Capacity 8.0
Performance/Temperature Control 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Sep 2012

Suraj,

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
-8 HDD bays
-Single usb3.0 port (for future proof)
-Good cable management
-Dust filters bottom of the case and front
Bad points:
-Thin sound absorption material on left and right panel
-No sound absorption material bottom of the case or top
-Top of the case flexes and warps
-No HDD l.e.d.
-No usb3.0 to Usb2.0 coverter (if one doesnt have a usb3.0 header)
-For the price of the case you only received two 12cm fans
-No anti-vibration rubber mounts for 2.5" HDD
-Cheap rubber grommets that fall off
Overall rating 6.0
Design 8.0
Noise 7.0
Capacity 8.0
Performance/Temperature Control 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Sep 2012

Jon, Oxfordshire

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very well designed, space for more fans than most would want(7 + psu), quiet, roomy, subtle design, good cable routing behind motherboard.
Bad points:
FP audio cable could do with being longer to allow pretty routing.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Noise 9.0
Capacity 10.0
Performance/Temperature Control 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2012

Don, Lancashire

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Great looking case without all those silly red, green, orange, pink flashing colours.

Well structure and build

Removable HD/SSD slots - easy to install SSD and HD

Great options for cooling;

Cable management is A+

I like the face plate and discreetness
Bad points:
Although the Cable management is A+, the rubber seals are VERY poor quality - why go all that way to then fail at the this point.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Noise 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Performance/Temperature Control 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Dec 2012

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Manufacturer's Description

The Define R3 case has contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. The minimalistic, yet stunning front panel design, fitted with noise absorbing material on the inside, creates an aura of exclusivity. The sleek interior is matched with pre-fitted, dense noise absorbing material on the side panels, efficiently absorbing noise and vibrations. You can fit an astonishing total of eight hard drives into this case, using the user friendly HDD-trays. PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it. Are you one of those users always ending up with a case full of tangled cables? No more. The Define R3 offers a convenient and good looking way of hiding them away. The motherboard has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables behind the motherboard.

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