Having reviewed most past Define R-Series cases, it is only natural that we take a look at the latest and greatest in this family of enclosures. The Define R5 is a much needed update to the line and is available in 3 colors, each with or without a window. Before we dive into this review, here is what Fractal Design has to say about their case:
The Fractal Design Define R5 is the next evolution in the widely popular Define Series. 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 Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.
The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to 8 hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand.
|Fractal Design R5|
|MATERIAL:||Steel & Plastic|
|DRIVE BAYS:||2x External 5.25"|
8x Internal 2.5/3.5"
2x Internal 2.5"
|ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
|DIMENSIONS:||232 x 462 x 531mm|
|FRONT FANS:||2x 120/140 mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 fan, 1000 RPM speed)|
|REAR FANS:||1x 120/140 mm fans (included is 1 Fractal Design Dynamic GP14 fan, 1000 RPM speed)|
|TOP FANS:||3x 120/140 mm fan (not included)|
|BOTTOM FANS:||2x 120/140 mm fan (not included)|
|SIDE FANS:||1x 120/140 mm fan (not included)|
|I/O:||2x USB 3.0|
2x USB 2.0
|FAN/LED Controller:||Integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans|
|Compatibility:||CPU Cooler: 180 mm|
GPU: 310 mm (with front HDD cage), 440 mm (with front fan)
PSU: 190/170 mm with a bottom 120/140mm fan installed, up to 300mm can be used