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Fractal Design Launches Define Mini PC Case

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  1. btarunr

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    As the name implies, Define Mini is the smaller sibling of the acclaimed and award winning Define R2/R3 case. Being a Micro ATX version of Define R2/R3, it offers a number of interesting functions with a very stylish appearance. It’s a case focused on low noise level, without neglecting other important features such as cooling, expandability and ease of use. The Define Mini excels in including a lot of features in a small size!

    The Define series 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.

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    The patent pending feature ModuVent, in which you can choose whether to have fan slots in 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 six(!) 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.

    Are you one of those users always ending up with a case full of tangled cables? No more. The Define Mini 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.

    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
    • 6(!) white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
    • A total of 6 fan slots (2x120mm in front, 1x 120/140mm in top, 1x120mm in back, 1x 120/140mm in side panel,1x
    Specifications
    • 6x 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 USB2, 1x USB3 and Audio I/O
    • No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
    • M/B compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX
    • 4+1 expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
    • Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 260mm when removable HDD-bay is in place
    • Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 400mm when HDD-bay is removed
    • Supports CPU coolers with height of ca 165mm
    • Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location.
     
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    Looks very plain and simple. Something i like. Makes me wonder how it looks inside. The placement is very improtant with small cases.
     
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    Not bad looking, I agree. It beats having a bunch of cheap looking plastic that seems so common on small pc cases.
     
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    looks a lot like a steel Lian Li;) If there was an aluminum version, FD could start getting that high end dollar too:D
     
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    ^ They would also have to do a couple 'fine touches' like Lian-Li does. A 4-2 split (instead of 3-3) of the hard drives, so CF/SLI with long cards is an option.

    The side bracket for USB/eSATA is nice! Dust filtering too. This is one of the few cases outside of Lian-Li that I could see myself using.
     
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Awesome sauce!

    Really like that.
     
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    This is what happens when two normal define cases decides to have a baby. :D

    Looks like a nice case with a good level of airflow. Here is the case inside:
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