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Fractal Design Define R3

Posted November 10, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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by Jake
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The look of the Fractal Design Define R3 is impressive with its black exterior that contrasts beautifully against the white interior. While the R3 is very reminiscent of the venerable Antec P180 from the exterior, the similarities end there as we see the interior is very spacious and avoid much of the problems originally found in the P180. Any comparison otherwise would be a mistake; the R3 is far ahead in terms of design and features, yet do love the exterior throwback aesthetic.

The large CPU cutout in the motherboard enables the installing of high performance CPU coolers without removing the board and the cable management opportunities are not usually found with cases in this price range. The thermal characteristics for the Define R3 are more than sufficient for moderate overclocking when all 6 fans are installed and let’s not forget about the possible LC; the Define R3 is well equipped water-cooling enthusiasts with predrilled water-cooling tube access.

Overall we would say the Fractal Design Define R3 chassis is aimed towards those who are looking for an excellent quality, contemporarily designed and classy chassis for today that will be future proof for a while to come. The aesthetics are simply beautiful and with the silent design you can sit quietly watching video, music or just surf the web in peace and quiet. The features are well executed and you will be getting the build quality of Fractal Design, with the latest and greatest features all wrapped up in a very reasonable price.

The Fractal Design Define R3 is available with at the price of $100 USD. We believe this is a more than reasonable price in a tough competitive market filled with literally hundreds of competitors available in this price range.

If you’re looking for a classy case with a strong focus on low noise operation, then the Fractal Design Define R3 is a great case that offers smart features at a good price.

Fractal Design Define R3


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