Fractal Design Define XL R2


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ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ATX, E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboard compatibility
4 - 5.25" bays
8 - 3.5" HDD trays - all compatible with SSDs
A total of 9 expansion slots
3 - ModuVent™ plates – two in the top and one in the side
7 - Fan positions (3 fans included)
Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
CPU coolers up to 170 mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)
PSU compatibility: ATX PSUs up to 190 mm deep when using the bottom fan location; when not using this fan location longer PSUs (up to 345 mm deep) can be used
Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed - With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 480mm in length may be installed
26 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
Thick rubber grommets on all holes on the motherboard plate
Colors available: Black Pearl, Titanium Grey
Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 559 x 560mm
Net weight: 16.4kg
Package dimensions (WxHxD): 322 x 637 x 655mm
Package weight: 19kg

Cooling system
Front: 1 - hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included); 1 - 120/140mm fan (not included)
Rear: 1 - hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
Top: 2 - 120/140mm fans (not included) – positions also support 240/280mm slim radiators
Bottom: 1 - hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
Side: 1 - 140mm fan (not included)
Fan controller: 1 - integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)
Water cooling compatibility:
Front – 240mm radiator when HDD cages are removed or repositioned
Top – 240 and 280mm when using slim radiators
Bottom – 120mm radiators
Rear – 120 and 140mm radiators

Front Interface
2 - USB 3.0, 2 - USB 2.0
Audio in/out
Power button with LED (blue)
Reset button
Fan controller (behind door)

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Fractal Design Define XL R2 Reviews Rating: 95 out of 100 based on 3 ratings.

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APH Networks on Jul 08 '13

"The Fractal Design Define XL R2, on the other hand, is quite literally just a Define R4 sized 120%. It is much more closely related to the Define R4 than the Define XL. Is this a bad thing? Maybe..."

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"It’s safe to say that I really like the Define XL R2, that much is obvious. Yet I wouldn’t have one for my own system, it’s just too darn big to fit next to my pokey little desk, and it would just..."

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HardwareCanucks on Feb 26 '13

"Fractal is well regarded within the gaming community and the XL R2 won’t change that. If anything, this new case will expand their influence within the budget-focused full tower market."

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KitGuru on Jul 02 '13

"Overall we are very impressed with what the Fractal Design Define XL R2 has to offer. It’s clear that Fractal Design are targeting a fairly small market with this case as it competes directly with..."

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LanOC on Oct 04 '13

"Fractal has done a great job building a chassis that looks great and support a range of components. It is definitely heavy, but you may find it worth the effort to bring to a LAN party to show off."

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