Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Fractal Design Announces the Define S Chassis

Introducing the Define S. A new segment within the Define family is born and it's all about flexibility, silence, cooling and beyond. The Fractal Design Define S lends the appearance, sound dampening technology, and support for a wide variety of components from the widely popular Define Series, while introducing a new, innovative internal layout. The Define S case is packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.

The modernized internal layout of the Define S omits the optical drive bays, instead focusing on a clear straight airflow path and uncompromising water cooling support.
The Define S case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, multiple ModuVent fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.
Key Features
  • Optimally designed for silent computing, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities
  • Innovative internal layout, providing a perfectly straight airflow path to the CPU heatsink for air cooling set ups or extensive radiator mounting possibilities for water cooling set ups
  • Extensive water cooling support for a case of this size; housing radiators up to 420mm in the top and 360mm in the front
  • Including smart reservoir brackets; featuring drill-free reservoir mounting on the front of the motherboard tray and pre-drilled pump mounting holes on the bottom panel
  • Equipped with ModuVent fan slot covers providing the option of additional cooling or maximum sound absorption
  • Including two Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 140mm fans developed for superlative airflow while still maintaining low noise levels
  • Maintaining a dust-free interior with dust filters that cover the front and bottom air intakes
  • Introducing newly designed hard drive trays placed vertically behind the front partition of the motherboard tray; Three sturdy steel trays with vibration-dampening grommets allowing for installation of one 3.5" or 2.5" drive on each tray, without disrupting the airflow or interfering with the radiator mounting possibilities
  • An additional 2 dedicated steel SSD trays cleanly placed behind the motherboard tray
  • Long motherboard tray extending to the front panel contributing to an extremely clean build, hiding both hard drives and cables
  • Define S model is also available with a large window on the side panel
MSRP Define S
  • USD $79.99
  • EURO €89.99
  • GBP £64.99
  • SEK 849:-
MSRP Define S Window
  • USD $89.99
  • EURO €99.99
  • GBP £69.99
  • SEK 949:-
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4 Comments on Fractal Design Announces the Define S Chassis

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
As always with Fractal Design, yes. I'm not a fan of those side mounted HDD things though, it feels like a space waster.
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rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Meh, I think they are trying to perfect what has already been perfected. The last few things that needed work in the Define R4 series got fixed in the Define R5. Just stop trying to mess with Define series. Do some of thesde things like the side mounted HDD's on a new case series.

There, since I have spoken, Fractal is guaranteed to ignore me. That's quite alright. :)
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
awesome case, might end up getting one.
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#4
Norton
Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain
rtwjunkie, post: 3272178, member: 56774"
Meh, I think they are trying to perfect what has already been perfected. The last few things that needed work in the Define R4 series got fixed in the Define R5. Just stop trying to mess with Define series. Do some of thesde things like the side mounted HDD's on a new case series.

There, since I have spoken, Fractal is guaranteed to ignore me. That's quite alright. :)
They should have added it in as part of a new line of cases rather than attaching it to the Define name... Define/Arc/???
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