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Fractal Design Announces Define R3 Line of PC Cases

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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.

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best selling! ya ok... because there are just so many of these running around...
 

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#4
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.

Few more pics:





 

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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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Classy and understated. I find this case to be pure sexyness. I WANT!!! Bad!!! Any word on price??
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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they don't even sell the R2 in North America yet, and now they're teasing us with R3's... :cry:
Classy and understated. I find this case to be pure sexyness. I WANT!!! Bad!!! Any word on price??
NCIX is already carrying it and they ship to US. I did a quick check on fractal design website
NCIXUS

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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Looks excellent for the price—I'd like to see Mike at SPCR test it out.