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Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl
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Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl

FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL, Midi tower, ATX, Black, 2 fans

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl
Case type
Midi tower
Form factor
ATX
Color
Black

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9 October 2012 - 05:58
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Test results


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Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl specifications

General
  Brand Fractal Design
  Product name Define R4 Black Pearl
  Product code FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL, FD-CA-DEF-R4-BLK, FDCADEFR4BL, 107798
  EAN code 7350041080916, 0817301010917
  Tested on Monday 1 October 2012

Specifications Search for products based on specifications
  Case type Midi tower
  Form factor ATX
  Material Steel / plastic
  Color Black
  Size - Width 23.2 cm
  Size - Depth 53.5 cm
  Size - Height 46.6 cm
  Door in front panel Ja
  Lock in front panel door Nee
  Window Nee
  Noise reduction mats inside Ja

Capacity (based on measurements)

Capacity (based on measurements) 57.84 dm³

Internal space Search for products based on specifications

5.25 inch front accessible

5.25 inch front accessible 2

3.5 inch internal

3.5 inch internal 8

2.5 inch internal

2.5 inch internal 8
  Slimline optical drive space Nee
  Number of expansion cards 7
  Low profile Nee

Maximum length graphics card

Maximum length graphics card 43.5 cm

Maximum height CPU cooler

Maximum height CPU cooler 19 cm

Case fans Search for products based on specifications
  12x12 cm positions 4
  14x14 cm positions 7
  Bundled case fans 2 fans
  Total number of fan positions 7
  Fan connector type 3-pin
  Dust filter Ja

User friendliness Search for products based on specifications
  Case can be opened without screwdriver Ja
  Top panel can be removed Nee
  Front panel can be removed without screwdriver Nee
  5.25 inch drives can be added without using screws Ja
  3.5 inch drives can be added without using screws Nee
  2.5 inch drives can be added without using screws Nee
  Drives can be added with rail system Ja
  Rubber/silicon noise reduction for hard drives Ja
  Expansion cards can be added without using screws Ja
  Sharp edges None
  Removable mainboard tray Nee
  Cutout in backplate for CPU cooler Ja
  Removable cage for hard disks Ja
  Holes in backplate for cable management Ja
  Holes for custom liquid cooling Nee

Front connectors Search for products based on specifications
  Front connectors location Frontpanel
  Front connectors - Audio Ja
  Front connectors - USB 2.0 Ja
  Front connectors - USB 2.0 (number) 2
  Front connectors - Firewire Nee
  Front connectors - eSATA Nee
  Front connectors - USB 3.0 Ja
  Front connectors - USB 3.0 (number) 2

Other Search for products based on specifications
  Card reader Nee
  Fan controller Ja
  Temperature sensor(s) Nee
  LED display Nee
  VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) Nee
  Chassis open detection Nee
  Lighting Nee
  Fan duct for CPU cooler Nee
  Case feet Nee
  Lock Nee

The specifications displayed above have been carefully compiled, however Hardware.Info is not responsible for possible errors. No rights can be derived from the specifications. Hardware.Info recommends that you contact the seller about the specifications prior to making a purchase.

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl test results

Specifications Show charts of test results
  Weight 12.8 kg  

Temperature Show charts of test results
  Temperature 200 W - Case fans 7 V 29.3 °C

Test configuration

200 and 400 watt heat sources, temperature sensor in middle of case

  Temperature 200 W - Case fans 12 V 27.2 °C

Test configuration

200 and 400 watt heat sources, temperature sensor in middle of case

  Temperature 400 W - Case fans 7 V 39.4 °C

Test configuration

200 and 400 watt heat sources, temperature sensor in middle of case

  Temperature 400 W - Case fans 12 V 35.3 °C

Test configuration

200 and 400 watt heat sources, temperature sensor in middle of case


Temperature Mini-ITX Show charts of test results
  Temperature case 50 watt 7 volt 30.7 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature processor 50 watt 7 volt 48.5 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature case 100 watt 12 volt 38.3 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature processor 100 watt 12 volt 69.9 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature case 50+50 watt 7 volt 35.2 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature processor 50+50 watt 7 volt 51 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature graphics card 50+50 watt 7 volt 48.7 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature case 100+100 watt 12 volt 45.1 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature processor 100+100 watt 12 volt 73.5 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures

  Temperature graphics card 100+100 watt 12 volt 65.7 °C

Test configuration

Simulation of 50/100 Watt CPU and 50/100 Watt GPU, measuring case, CPU and GPU temperatures


Noise production test Show charts of test results
  Noise level - PSU, HDD 31.0 dB(A)

Test configuration

dB-meter in sound proof box, measured at 10 cm next to sidepanel, Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B CPU cooler, Antec TruePower 750 Blue PSU, Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm hard disk

  Noise level - PSU, HDD, case fans/CPU fan 7 V 32.9 dB(A)

Test configuration

dB-meter in sound proof box, measured at 10 cm next to sidepanel, Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B CPU cooler, Antec TruePower 750 Blue PSU, Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm hard disk

  Noise level - PSU, HDD, case fans/CPU fan 12 V 39.5 dB(A)

Test configuration

dB-meter in sound proof box, measured at 10 cm next to sidepanel, Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B CPU cooler, Antec TruePower 750 Blue PSU, Hitachi Deskstar 7200rpm hard disk


Noise test Mini-ITX Show charts of test results
  Noise production Mini-ITX - PSU, HDD 27.5 dB(A)

Test configuration

Mini-ITX noise test, dB-meter in sound proofed box, measured at 10 cm distance

  Noise production Mini-ITX - PSU, HDD, case/CPU fans at 7V 30.1 dB(A)

Test configuration

Mini-ITX noise test, dB-meter in sound proofed box, measured at 10 cm distance

  Noise production Mini-ITX - PSU, HDD, case/CPU fans at 12V 42.4 dB(A)

Test configuration

Mini-ITX noise test, dB-meter in sound proofed box, measured at 10 cm distance

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl reviews 2 reviews


26 mid-range desktop chassis group test

3 October 2013 - 05:58
Choosing a desktop computer chassis can be a challenge with so many options out there, especially in the popular £60 to £120 segment. We tested ten chassis that recently came out, and compared them to 16 desktop cases we had tested previously. We put...

Fractal Design Define R4 review: refined silence

9 October 2012 - 05:58
The Define is Fractal Design's flagship chassis. The latest version has arrived in the form of the R4. Hardware.Info tested the chassis and compared it to similar models.


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