Fractal Design Define R4 review: refined silence

Bigger, deeper, heavier - but is it more quiet?



BrandFractal Design
Product nameDefine R4 Black Pearl
Product codeFD-CA-DEF-R4-BL
DetailsProduct info
Case typeTower
Form factorATX
MaterialSteel / plastic
Dimensions - Width23.2 cm
Dimensions - Depth52.3 cm
Dimensions - Height46.6 cm
Door in front panel
Lock in front panel door
Noise reduction mats inside
Capacity (based on measurements)56.54 dm³
Internal space
5.25 inch front accessible2
2.5 inch internal8
3.5 inch internal8
Slimline optical drive space
Number of expansion cards7
Low profile
Maximum length graphics card43 cm
Maximum height CPU cooler17 cm
Maximum length PSU27 cm
PSU form factorATX
Case fans
12x12 cm positions4
14x14 cm positions7
Bundled case fans2 fans
Total number of fan positions7
Fan connector type3-pin
Dust filter
Liquid cooling
Option for all-in-one liquid cooling
Number of 120 mm radiators0
Number of 140 mm radiators0
Number of 240 mm radiators1
Number of 280 mm radiators0
Number of 360 mm radiators0
Number of 420 mm radiators0
Number of 480 mm radiators0
Holes for custom liquid cooling
User friendliness
Case can be opened without screwdriver
Top panel can be removed
Front panel can be removed without screwdriver
5.25 inch drives can be added without using screws
3.5 inch drives can be added without using screws
2.5 inch drives can be added without using screws
Drives can be added with rail system
Rubber/silicon noise reduction for hard drives
Expansion cards can be added without using screws
Sharp edgesNone
Removable mainboard tray
Cutout in backplate for CPU cooler
Removable cage for hard disks
Holes in backplate for cable management
Front connectors
Front connectors locationFrontpanel
Front connectors - Audio
Front connectors - USB 2.0
Front connectors - USB 2.0 (number)2
Front connectors - Firewire
Front connectors - eSATA
Front connectors - USB 3.0
Front connectors - USB 3.0 (number)2
Card reader
Fan controller
Temperature sensor(s)
LED display
VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display)
Chassis open detection
Fan duct for CPU cooler

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Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl

Tower, ATX, Black, 2 fans

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