Define C Series Review Round-Up

11/4/2016

Tech sites from around the world love the new Define C Series

The reviews keep coming in for our just released Define C Series. Want to find out more about the new models? Look at what some of the leading technology sites are saying reviews from all around the world.

The Tech Report said: “All told, Fractal's latest delivers every bit of the clean styling, quiet manners, modular touches, and solid performance we've come to expect from the company's other cases”

Toms Hardware said: “Kudos to Fractal Design for fitting two large radiator mounts within the relatively small dimensions of its Define-C…..” 

Modders Inc said: “Who is to say that budget friendly, means budget quality? Fractal Design has a habit of meeting expectation and then some, and the Define Mini C is no exception. Sporting a solid construction, small frame, and features only seen in cases double it’s cost such as the sound damping foam, the Mini C might just be this years best bang for the buck…”

Think Computers said: “Fractal Design had a few goals with this case and I believe they accomplished them. First was to create a case that was not all that large, but still was able to support modern components as well as watercooling. This case does this, by eliminating the 5.25-inch drive bays Fractal Design is able to make the case shorter. But you still have room for full-size graphics cards, power supplies, and tall CPU coolers.”

Hexus said: “Sound-dampening materials, a top ModuVent, versatile radiator compatibility, a hidden PSU compartment and a design free of unnecessary frills. Define C ticks all those boxes and serves as a smaller, more affordable alternative to the trendsetting Define R5.”

Bit-tech said: “The new design is tidy and, as our results show, efficient from an air-cooling perspective. It's a good choice for a new micro-ATX build”

Kitguru said: “Once you have selected a decent Micro-ATX motherboard you can install a high level of gaming hardware. Or head in the opposite direction and build a compact integrated PC, perhaps based around Core i3 or AMD APU.”

Overclock3D said: “In many ways the Fractal Define C is like Dr Who's Tardis, looking a fairly small and simple until you get a peak inside. This case may be small, but it certainly can fit a lot more hardware inside than you would expect, making it perfect for DIY system builders.”

Guru 3D said: “The chassis is feature rich with the removable dust filters, offers enough HDD/SSD trays, and thus is aimed at the audiophile crowd.”

TechPowerUp said: “The Fractal Design Define C is not simply a more compact version of the Define S, but an evolution of it that enables its smaller size, so that one could even go as far as to say that each of the two has its own target audience and purpose.”

Sweclockers said: ”…Fractal Design Define C ett utmärkt chassi, med en lättarbetad och genomtänkt inre layout samt en generellt hög kvalitetskänsla.”

HwT.dk said:” Jeg må sige, at dette kabinet ligger i den høje ende af skalaen, når vi taler om finish, layout og design. Jeg var meget tilfreds med at bygge i dette kabinet og efterfølgende køre med systemet. Støjniveauet var nærmest ikke eksisterende eller meget lavt, når blæserne kørte med deres 1200 omdrejninger i minuttet, som er deres max” 

Tweak.dk said: ” Fractal Design kabinet - Define C ATX, er et kompakt kabinet, men hvor du stadig har plads til et ATX bundkort og AIO vandkøling, uden at skulle klemme det helt sammen. Der bygges videre på de gode tråde vi allerede kender fra de andre kabinetter i Define serien, og tilføjer samtidigt gode nye tiltag, som kammeropdelingen og monteringen af harddiske ude af syne.”

Lab501 said:"Astfel, Fractal Design Define C si Fractal Design Define C Mini au toate dotarile pe care un utilizator modern le-ar putea cere de la o carcasa – filtre de praf detasabile pe 3 laturi, posibilitatea de a construi un sistem silentios sau un sistem cu un air-flow demn de invidiat, posibilitatea de a monta pana la 7 ventilatoare (in cazul lui Define C), respectiv 6 ventilatoare in cazul lui Define C Mini, posibilitatea de a raci sistemul cu lichid, posibilitatea de a monta 2 unitati de stocare de 3.5″ si 3 unitati de stocare de 2.5″, suprafete captusite cu material fonoabsorbant, precum si suficient spatiu pentru a monta surse, cooler-e sau placi video high-end."  

PC.sk said: "Fractal Design opäť dokázal, že to s výrobou skriniek vie. Define C ponúka presne to isté čo väčšie skrinky v kompaktnejších rozmeroch. Skrinka nie je ochudobnená o nič čo poznáme zo série Define. Kompaktné rozmery majú však jednu daň - musíte si dobre rozmyslieť, aké chladenie chcete v zostave použiť. Pri použití vzduchového chladenia nebudete mať takmer žiadne problémy." 

HardwareLuxx.ru said: "Преимущества линейки Define C хорошо заметны при сравнении с альтернативными моделями со схожей конструкцией. Fractal Design полностью задействовала возможности современного дизайна, предложив компактные, но функциональные корпуса. Кроме того, мы получаем привычные преимущества Fractal Design, а именно строгий дизайн и меры по снижению уровня шума. Наконец, цена тоже выставлена корректно: корпуса Define C не только меньше, но и дешевле Define R5".

DDworld.cz said: "Fractal Design DEFINE MINI C skvěle doplňuje nabídku skříní s moderním designem a vnitřním uspořádáním. FRACTAL opět posouvá kvalitu skříní ve střední třídě, kdy za výbornou a dostupnou cenu servíruje propracovanou kvalitní a odhlučněnou skříň s ideálně vyřešením chlazením".

PCworld.bg said: "Монтажът на  PC система във FD Define mini C е доста елементарна задача. Даже и да не сте толкова технически грамотен, със сигурност ще се справите. На първо място, няма да имате проблем със съвместимостта и на най-големите въздушни охладители на пазара. Второ - в комплекта към кутията получавате отлично техническо упътване, което стъпка по стъпка ви води в сглобяването на вашата система. Трето - за повечето неща няма да ви е необходим някакъв инструмент, с изключение на една отвертка  тип Philips (звезда).  Четвърто – кабелният мениджмънт на кутията е отличен и резултатът винаги е много добър, даже и за начинаещ потребител".

Prohardver.hu said: "Szerintünk ez a ház ennyiért – ha olcsónak nem is tűnik első hallásra – abszolút rendben van. Kicsit faraghatunk a költségeken, ha nincs szükségünk a plexiablakra, de a szolgáltatások számunkra elegendők, és szimpatikus a belső elrendezés. Illesztési hibát, vagy akár a legkisebb összeszerelési minőségi kifogást keresve sem találtunk, minden a helyén volt. A komponensek odabenn jól és könnyen elhelyezhetők, valamint az otthoni gépek által támasztott igények legjavát a tesztelt ház lefedi. Nincsenek hivalkodó részletek, nem süti ki szemünket a LED sem, ellenben kicsit feldobja az egész koncepciót az itt-ott belecsempészett fehér szín. Mindezt összegezve a Fractal Design Define Mini C házát ajánlottminősítéssel jutalmazzuk".

Benchmark.pl said: "Jak przystało na linię Define, obudowa została utrzymana w eleganckiej stylistyce – można tutaj pozostać przy opcji standardowej lub postawić na wersję z oknem. Sporym udogodnieniem jest system wyciszenia podzespołów i wygodne, dobrze wykonane filtry przeciwkurzowe. Producent nie zapomniał też o zwolennikach wodowania podzespołów i przewidział możliwość instalacji chłodzenia cieczą".

 

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