Wednesday, October 3rd 2018

Fractal Design Announces the Define S2 Case

The Define S2 is the latest leap forward in open-layout case design-an ingenious refinement of the zero-obstruction formula that cemented the series as the de facto standard for the silent high-performance build. The S2 achieves increased airflow and water cooling capacity with nine total fan positions and 15% larger intake area vs. the previous generation. Radiators up to 420 mm install directly through the top by way of an innovative removable bracket with built-in fill port for easy access, and there's room for radiators up to 360 mm in the front and 280 mm in the base. Pumps and reservoirs are supported right out of the box with integrated mounting locations and adjustable brackets.

Full USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C comes standard along with three Dynamic X2 fans, full length ventilated PSU shroud with alternate SSD mounts, and support for vertical GPU installation via the Flex VRC-25 riser, available separately. Bolt-free tempered glass offers an exceptionally clear interior view thanks to an elegant push-to-lock latching mechanism, and Third generation ModuVent technology complements a generous application of industrial sound dampening to ensure your hardware is seen but not heard.
Whether your aim is silence, efficiency, or sheer water-cooled extravagance, the Define S2 hits the mark.
For more information, visit the product pages of the Define S2 variants Black, Blackout, Gunmetal, and White.
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9 Comments on Fractal Design Announces the Define S2 Case

#1
Vayra86
You can safely forget about the silence because the window destroys that entirely.

*signed, Fractal Define C TG
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#2
Dammeron
Vayra86, post: 3915982, member: 152404"
You can safely forget about the silence because the window destroys that entirely.
Might explaining why? It's heavier and thicker than metal panel, which means less vibrations and better noise dampening. Surely it's not gonna be the same as a panel with foam layer, however most of the noise escapes through all the gaps and open spots in the case, not the solid walls.
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#3
Vayra86
Dammeron, post: 3916007, member: 150201"
Might explaining why? It's heavier and thicker than metal panel, which means less vibrations and better noise dampening. Surely it's not gonna be the same as a panel with foam layer, however most of the noise escapes through all the gaps and open spots in the case, not the solid walls.
Why, because I'm sitting next to one, and I used to sit next to a Fractal Define R4.

Its a major difference. The use of all that extra foam is negated because one panel lacks it, its just that simple.
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#4
Dammeron
Vayra86, post: 3916013, member: 152404"
Why, because I'm sitting next to one, and I used to sit next to a Fractal Define R4.

Its a major difference. The use of all that extra foam is negated because one panel lacks it, its just that simple.
Then stay with R4, it's not like it's obsolete.
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#5
Vayra86
Dammeron, post: 3916023, member: 150201"
Then stay with R4, it's not like it's obsolete.
Your point? I never said I disliked anything, just some perspective as to the 'silent' aspect the article speaks of. Its a blatant lie. Those foam panels are there because its good for marketing and its a staple of the Define cases. Not because its effective in this case.
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newtekie1
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Vayra86, post: 3915982, member: 152404"
You can safely forget about the silence because the window destroys that entirely.

*signed, Fractal Define C TG
Then get the version without the TG side panel.
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#7
bonehead123
hahaha, reminds me of a similiar expression from back in the heyday of 70's trucking/interstate commerce:

gas, grass, or ass.... nobody rides for free !

for which we can now substitute "glass" for "grass"

gas, glass, or ass....nobody rides for free !
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newtekie1
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Vayra86, post: 3916654, member: 152404"
http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/define-series/define-s2-blackout-tg

FInd me one! ... I really didn't make that comment for nothing.

Fractal advertises with typical Define traits that really aren't present here.
I was talking about your Defined C. The standard side panel version for the S2 will likely be out in a week or so, they have been releasing the TG versions first lately.
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