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Fractal Design Announces Define R3 Line of PC Cases

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  1. btarunr

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    Fractal Design Announced the Define R3 – the successor to the best selling Define R2. Now available with a bunch of improvements, including improved cable routing, air flow and bigger hole in M/B plate for mounting CPU coolers. The Define R3 case is reaching new heights in combining stylish, 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 patent pending feature ModuVent, in which you can choose whether to have side and top panels open or not, makes the case appealing for users seeking optimal silence, as well as the performance hungry ones. The sleek black 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. All painted in a nice white color and using black silicone mounts. PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it.

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    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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    Improvements from R2:
    • Improved air flow with updated fans
    • Improved noise absorbing material
    • Bigger hole in M/B plate for mounting of CPU Coolers
    • Improved cable routing possibilities
    • Reset button, located behind the front panel door
    • Many small quality improvements, including improved scratch resistant coating

    Availiable colors: Pearl Black, Titanium Grey, Silver Arrow, and Arctic White.

    Key features:
    • Stunning front panel design
    • Patent pending ModuVent design, allowing the user to either have optimal silence or optimal airflow
    • Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing material
    • 8 white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
    • A total of 7 fan slots (2x120mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x120mm in back, 1x 120/140mm in side panel, 1x 120/140mm in bottom)
    • 2x 120mm Fractal Design 120mm fans included
    • Fan controller for 3 fans included
    • Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans
    • Supports graphic card lengths up to circa 290mm and CPU coolers with height of maximum circa 165mm
    • Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location.
    • When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.

    Specifications :
    • 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD!
    • 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
    • On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x eSATA and Audio I/O
    • No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
    • M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
    • 7x expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
    • Case size (WxHxD): 207.40x440x521.2mm
    • Net weight: 12.50kg

    For more information, visit this page.
     
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    best selling! ya ok... because there are just so many of these running around...
     
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    good looking case for a server
     
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    I like the simplistic look and that front is pretty awesome.
     
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    They are pretty popular in Europe. And that's a ton of hard drive bays lol.
     
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    wow, what a really nice chase and i like the simple design, this is just like lian-li chase
     
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    I'll take that black one. Put a beast of a workstation in there.
     
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    I really like when a company has simple, yet conclusive list of its products features.

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    looks pretty nice, wouldn't mind having one :toast:
     
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    I like the Sound Deafening feature, it kicks ass but too bad it only has 7 expansion slots. i would have if it has 9 or 10 slots
     
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    they don't even sell the R2 in North America yet, and now they're teasing us with R3's... :cry:
     
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    Classy and understated. I find this case to be pure sexyness. I WANT!!! Bad!!! Any word on price??
     
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    NCIX is already carrying it and they ship to US. I did a quick check on fractal design website
     
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    its listed on the bottom of linked pdf
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    class looking. The only thing that looks cheap is the port/power region.
    Minimalistic front ftw.
     
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    That's an awesome price for such a nice case.
     
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    Actually they look nice... The only thing that I could comment is the drive cage - they should have made it in 2 parts - upper & lower. So if you have big hot GPU(s), you could remove the upper cage to free some air to the GPU(s)... and keep you HDD at bottom...
     
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    Fractal Design Define R3 Black ATX Mid Tower Silent Computer Case 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PS Front USB

    $94.33 USD

    Savings Code 53537-1008. SAVE $9.43 off our regular price of $103.76 if you buy today! Special price ends 8/18/2010. Limit 1 per customer.


    They have about 10 on hand as of now.
    :)
     
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    will the front fans be able to breathe? that thick front panel wont let much air get to them, worsened by the fact that air doesnt travel in right angles that well. The concept is certainly better applied than how antec did it, but its odd that they've included top fans, when touting quietness as a feature. Its like the P180; a confused feature set.
     
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    Looks ncie, but not very different from the last one. I actually expected a nice full tower on the same design theme when I saw this thread.
     
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    Where are the USB3 connectors? Nice case otherwise.
     
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    Let me tell you what else is stunning ... the weight!! :laugh:
     
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    Looks excellent for the price—I'd like to see Mike at SPCR test it out.
     

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