Fractal Design Define R4


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Technical specifications

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ATX 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 (W x D x H): 232 x 464 x 523mm
Package dimensions (W x D x H): 320 x 610 x 535mm
Net weight: 12,3 kg
Cooling / ventilation

1 - Front hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
1 - Front 120/140mm fan
1 - Rear hydraulic bearing 140mm Silent Series R2 fan, 1000 RPM speed (included)
2 - Top 120/140mm fans - positions also support 240/280mm radiators
1 - Bottom 120/140mm fan
1 - Side 140mm fan
1 - Integrated fan controller for up to 3 fans (included)
Front interface

2 - USB 3.0, 2 - USB 2.0
Audio I/O
Power button with LED (blue)
Reset button
Fan controller (behind door)
Retail package content

Define R4 computer case
User manual
Accessory box

Official URL


Fractal Design Define R4 Reviews Rating: 89 out of 100 based on 5 ratings.

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APH Networks 8.5/10 Oct 26 '12
Benchmark Reviews 8.65/10 Apr 01 '13
Cowcotland  --- Jul 20 '12  --- Sep 21 '12
Hard Tecs 4U  --- Nov 08 '12
Hardware.Info  --- Oct 09 '12
HardwareCanucks  --- Mar 24 '13
KitGuru  --- Sep 16 '12
MadShrimps  --- Jan 07 '13
Missing Remote  --- Oct 01 '12
ocaholic 4.5/5 Oct 05 '12
Techgage  --- Jan 18 '13
Technic3D  --- Nov 22 '12
techPowerUp! 8.9/10 Sep 19 '12
Techware Labs  --- Oct 16 '13
ThinkComputers 9/10 Apr 08 '13
XtremeComputing  --- Sep 05 '12
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APH Networks on Oct 30 '12

"The Fractal Design Define R4 is a bargain in every respect. I would pay a lot more money for this kind of quality and refinement."

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Benchmark Reviews on Apr 01 '13

"Performance of the Fractal Design Define R4 Arctic White PC Case is great. Temperatures of my overclocked system stay well within limits and the noise level is very low indeed. As standard the..."

Read full review on Sep 21 '12

"I’m really lost on what else to say about this chassis, it delivers in every way that Fractal said it would, its style, performance, build quality and features are all superb, but its because of..."

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Hardware.Info on Oct 09 '12

"The Fractal Design Define R4 isn't the most exciting computer chassis that we've seen. It's mostly an evolution of an earlier design, and it's noticeable that Fractal Design tried to save money on..."

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HardwareCanucks on Mar 25 '13

"Past the obvious changes, there are all of the usual inclusions. Toolless drive mounts, sleeved front panel connectors, removable HDD cages, 140mm exhaust fan and dust filters aplenty. But is this..."

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