Wednesday, September 12th 2018

Fractal Design Expands Define R6 Line

Fractal Design proudly announces the expansion of the Define R6 line with new USB C versions and a number of accessories including seamless tempered glass side panels and drive bracket dual packs, now available separately to even further extend the capabilities of the Define R6. Designed from the ground up, the Define R6 goes beyond iteration with a profound stride of innovation - the latest and largest step in the legacy of the world-renowned Define Series.

Seamless tempered glass and sound dampened steel panels encase a fully redesigned interior with more storage capability than ever before. USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C front I/O supports Fast Charging plus up to 10Gbps transfer speeds, and with nine fan mounts, included PWM fan hub, and 420mm radiator support, the R6 is the perfect platform for building your dream water loop. Improved third generation ModuVent technology allows an effortless transition from metal-clad sound dampened top panel to filtered high airflow multi-fan ventilation.
Expanding on the timeless, elegant form and silent modular function that brought so much success to its predecessors, the Define R6 offers the most demanding hardware enthusiast a solid foundation and flexible framework with limitless potential.

Define R6 Tempered Glass Side Panel
Add a layer of refinement to your Define R6 with an upgrade to tempered glass.

The Fractal Design TG panel upgrade kit lets you equip one or both sides of your Define R6 with a seamless, scratch-resistant tempered glass panel for a sleek, super-premium look.

HDD Drive Tray and SSD Bracket Kit
Increase the storage capacity of your Fractal Design case with a drive bracket upgrade kit. Each kit includes everything you need to add two additional drive mounts to cases with Fractal Design Type-A drive brackets and available mounting positions.
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10 Comments on Fractal Design Expands Define R6 Line

#1
Octopuss
Crap, my R6 Black is not even a year old, and they already improve it.
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#2
DeathtoGnomes
"Octopuss said:
Crap, my R6 Black is not even a year old, and they already improve it.
maybe they sell an upgrade kit?
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#3
Valantar
At least the type-c front panel was mentioned as an upcoming add-on at launch. I wonder why it's taken so long, though.
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#4
Vayra86
"Octopuss said:
Crap, my R6 Black is not even a year old, and they already improve it.
Yep, as owner of a Define TG, feeling kinda gutted too :D

Might sell off the case and grab an R6 in the end.. The glass side panel has lost its charm to me already :P
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#5
las
Glass side panel never had charm.
Only for RGB kids I guess.
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#6
bonehead123
finally, at last.......

some upgrade kits for existing cases instead of so-called "new cases" that contain the changes and only serve to do what the others above have said.........piss them off
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#7
Fx
"Vayra86 said:
Yep, as owner of a Define TG, feeling kinda gutted too :D

Might sell off the case and grab an R6 in the end.. The glass side panel has lost its charm to me already :p
"las said:
Glass side panel never had charm.
Only for RGB kids I guess.
Aye. My first rig had a window and RGB back in 2005. I've never had either by choice since. I care about performance and acoustics in that order.
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#8
francisw19
"DeathtoGnomes said:
maybe they sell an upgrade kit?
Yep, they do - I added USB Type-C to my R6 a few months back.

For anyone looking, search for the "Connect D1" kit from Fractal to convert your R6.
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#9
mainlate
Side window seems to be clear instead of tinted/smoked like in previous non-white version. Good. Still riveted-in metal PSU cover in this new revision. Would be perfect if removable but it can always be drilled out but then it is permanently deattached.
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#10
Arjai
"mainlate said:
Side window seems to be clear instead of tinted/smoked like in previous non-white version. Good. Still riveted-in metal PSU cover in this new revision. Would be perfect if removable but it can always be drilled out but then it is permanently deattached.
Well, if you drill it out, you can always re-attach it. Bigger rivets.

Then again, I am unsure if having a removable PSU cover, would make this perfect.

I bought a SilverStone Kublai KL06, while looking at cases to buy. The Define series was on the list. I feel like it is more case than I needed. I settled, and I am happy. https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498292,00.asp
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