Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Case Review

IMAG0778 Fractal Design’s R4 case is the successor to its R3, The case comes with a complement of new features, such as high density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case – To achieve a high level of noise reduction. Patent pending ModuVent™ design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.
Top HDD cage (5 trays total) can be rotated 90 degrees or removed for additional airflow or to accommodate long graphic cards up to 430mm in length. Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans Two Silent Series R2 fans included, featuring hydraulic bearings contributing to a longer life expectancy. Wider case body that allows for improved cable routing behind the motherboard — now 26mm wide New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze. Two SSDs can be mounted on the back of the motherboard plate. the Define R4 is what I would call a well-rounded case, with top-tier features at a cost that is very attractive at $109.99; with the amount of vents and cooling option the case provides. You will be able to run a cool and quiet system with the Fractal Design R4 case

Technical specifications

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX motherboard compatibility
7 + 1 expansion slots
2 – 5.25″ bays
8 – 3.5″ HDD trays – all compatible with SSDs, 2 – 2.5″ extra SSD positions
3 – ModuVent™ plates – two in the top and one in the side
7 – fan positions (2 Silent Series R2 fans included)
Filtered fan slots in the front and bottom
CPU coolers up to 170mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)
ATX PSUs up to 170mm deep when using the bottom fan location, when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 270mm deep) can be used
Graphics cards up to 295mm in length with the top HDD cage installed
With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 430mm in length may be installed
26mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
Colours available: Black Pearl, Titanium Grey, Arctic White
Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 464 x 523mm
Package dimensions (WxHxD): 320 x 535 x 610mm
Net weight: 12,3 kg