Fractal Design Define XL

Cases, Reviews


All-in-all I can’t say too many bad things about this case, except for its price which is, in my opinion, rather high. The case has a slick look, extremely handy cable management, a well-featured front panel and a ton of fan slots. The case is designed to be super silent while not losing any of the needed cooling performance; and it worked! You can safely store a(n overclocked) high-end system in this case without having to worry about product degradation due to high temperatures. Building material is so-so but this does not stand in the way of any of the promised features.

If we look at the Define R2 case reviewed here , it did only get 3.5 out of 5 stars. A few things got fixed and other features got added in this larger sibling. It is good to see that Fractal works hard to improve their design and mostly successfully does so!

To conclude: awards the Fractal Design Define XL case 4.5 out of 5 stars for a quality computer case that can hold any powerhouse, while remaining in style and being super silent.

Pros Cons
Plenty of SSD/HDD room Expensive
Noise dampening layers of foam Standard aluminium and plastic build
Removable dust filters
Multiple good quality fans
Removable and rotatable HDD tray
5.25″ to 3.25″ tray
Cable management
Slick black and white design




Thanks go to Fractal for providing us with this case.

This review was syndicated on tech seed.


Last modified: February 25, 2012

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