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Define R3 USB3.0 Silver Arrow

Define R3 – the successor to the best selling Define R2! Now available with a bunch of improvements, including improved cable routing, air flow and bigger hole in M/B plate for mounting CPU coolers. A detailed list of improvements;

Improvements from R2

  • Improved air flow with updated fans
  • Improved noise absorbing material
  • Bigger hole in M/B plate for mounting of CPU Coolers
  • Improved cable routing possibilities
  • Reset button, located behind the front panel door
  • Many small quality improvements, including improved scratch resistant coating

A new generation of style!
The Define R3 case is reaching new heights in combining stylish, contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. The minimalistic, yet stunning front panel design, fitted with noise absorbing material on the inside, creates an aura of exclusivity.

The patent pending feature ModuVent™, in which you can choose whether to have side and top panels open or not, makes the case appealing for users seeking optimal silence, as well as the performance hungry ones.

The sleek black interior is matched with pre-fitted, dense noise absorbing material on the side panels, efficiently absorbing noise and vibrations. You can fit an astonishing total of eight(!) hard drives into this case, using the user friendly HDD-trays. All painted in a nice white color and using black silicone mounts. PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it.

Are you one of those users always ending up with a case full of tangled cables? No more. The Define R3 offers a convenient and good looking way of hiding them away. The motherboard has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables behind the motherboard.

Key features
* Stunning front panel design
* Patent pending ModuVent™ design, allowing the user to either have optimal silence or optimal airflow
* Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing material
* 8 white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
* A total of 7 fan slots (2x120mm in front, 2x 120/140mm in top, 1x120mm in back, 1x 120/140mm in side panel, 1x 120/140mm in bottom)
* 2x 120mm Fractal Design 120mm fans included
* Fan controller for 3 fans included
* Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans
* Supports graphic card lengths up to circa 290mm and CPU coolers with height of maximum circa 165mm
* Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.

Cooling system
* Fan controller for 3 fans included
* 1 rear Fractal Design 120mm @ 1350rpm included
* 1 front Fractal Design 120mm @ 1350rpm included
* 1 front 120mm fan (optional)
* 1 bottom 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
* 1 side panel 120mm/140mm fan (optional)
* 2 top 120mm/140mm fan (optional)

Specifications
* 8x 3,5 inch HDD trays, compatible with SSD
* 2x 5,25 inch bays, with 1x 5,25>3,5 inch converter included
* On top of front panel: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0 and Audio I/O
* Internal USB 3.0 header
* No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)
* M/B compatibility: Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX
* 7x expansion slots with sleek white painted brackets
* Supports graphic card lengths up to ~290mm
* Supports CPU coolers with height of ~165mm
* Supports PSU's with a depth of maximum circa 170mm, when using bottom 120/140mm fan location. When not using the bottom 120/140mm fan location, the case supports also longer PSU's, typically 200-220mm.
* Case size (WxHxD): 207.40x442x521.2mm
* Net weight: 12.50kg

Additional information
* EAN/GTIN-13: 7350041080640
* UPC: 817301010641
* Product code: FD-CA-DEF-R3-USB3-SI
* Also available for System Integrators

hardcoreware.net 2012-01-25

"That’s why I have no problem awarding it with our coveted EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD for 2012. Congratulations to Fractal Deisgn!"

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overclock3D.net 2011-05-16

"The Fractal R3 is the more superior of the two in every possible way. it's because of this clear gap between the two on every level that we are happy to award the Fractal R3 the coveted OC3D Gold award. To read and see the full NZXT H2 vs Fractal Designs R3 Review click on the link below."

 

prohardver.hu 2011-05-05

"Tudását figyelembe véve mégis ajánlott azoknak, akik mindenféle trükközés nélkül, könnyedén szinte némára szerelhető házat szeretnének."

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prohardver.hu 2011-05-05

"Tudását figyelembe véve mégis ajánlott azoknak, akik mindenféle trükközés nélkül, könnyedén szinte némára szerelhető házat szeretnének."

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hardware-factory.com 2011-05-05

"Das Fractal Define R3 Black Pearl ist sehr empfehlenswert und hat ein unschlagbares Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Es kann mit sehr vielen Eigenschaften überzeugen, die bei anderen Gehäuse dieser Preisklasse vergeblich gesucht werden."

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twojepc.pl 2011-04-06

"Obudowa Define R3 szwedzkiego producenta Fractal-Design sprawiła miłą niespodziankę oferując solidnie wykonanie, seryjne wyciszenie, nie tracąc przy tym na właściwościach chłodzących. Minimalistyczny i stonowany design powinien przypaść do gustu purystom komputerowym, którzy cenią sobie solidność, jakość materiałów i ciszę bardziej, aniżeli krzykliwe i kolorowe wstawki. Duża pochwała należy się producentowi za wyciszenie większości wnętrza obudowy matami bitumicznymi, co znacząco wpływa na wytłumienie hałasu."

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itshootout.com 2011-04-05

"Overall the Fractal Design R3 is a triumph of case design. Its understated fridge-inspired looks will always polarize users but for those seeking low noise, intelligent design and good cooling the R3 strikes a near perfect balance."

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techno-kitchen.com 2011-03-25

"Techno-Kitchen gives the Define R3 the Gold Cup. To see the full videoreview click on the link below."

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technic3d.com 2011-03-22

"Das Fractal Design Define R3 ist ein durchaus solides Gehäuse. Durchdachte Lösungen wie die sauber verarbeitete Dämmung, die große Anzahl an HDD-Slots, die Aussparung für die nachträgliche Lüftermontage und nicht zuletzt die stabile Fronttür vermögen zu gefallen."

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overclockers.com 2011-03-11

""After a couple of weeks with the Define R3, I have to say this is an amazing case overall. There’s just so many features packed into this case: dust filters on all of the intakes, noise reduction measures taken throughout (Sound dampening is a nice inclusion, it can cost about $15 separately), plenty of cable management options, and strong single channel fan controller just to name a few. As far as looks, the Define R3 is simple, understated elegance at its finest, which is achieved by Fractal Design’s superb attention to detail.""

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expertreviews.co.uk 2011-03-03

"It’s undeniably stylish and one of the quietest air-cooled PC cases we’ve seen. There are very few alternatives that balance noise, cooling and style as well as the R3."

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allround-pc.com 2011-02-23

"Die Lüftung ist gut durchdacht und garantiert eine stetige Versorgung mit Frischluft im Gehäuse."

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xsreviews.co.uk 2011-02-15

"Personally I would recommend this case to anyone who wants a better looking and a bit more functional case than the budget ATX cases, but only if they aren’t on a tight budget for the rest of the rig. The high amount of HDD/SSD trays make this case sort of interesting for people with a lot of data, but appropriate cooling needs to be installed at the optional fan grids."

 

tbreak.com 2011-02-13

"As is the case with Ikea (these Scandinavians I tell you!), Fractal Design has nailed the practicality of the Define R3 with its simplistic design and ease of use."

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Coolenjoy.net 2011-02-09

"For full review, please see link.""

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Caseumbau.de 2011-02-07

"Fractal Design hat mit dem Define R3 ein sehr schlichtes, gut durchdachtes und gut verarbeitetes Gehäuse auf den Markt gebracht."

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DreamWareComputers.com 2011-02-07

"The Fractal Design Define R3 has made its mark here at DreamWare Computers. I have been amazed by it. There was a lot of time and effort put into this case which shows through the final product that the team at Fractal Design was able to achieve. Props to them. This is a wonderfully innovative case which is priced at around $100 USD - a bargain for what you get with it. The customizability with the ModuVent feature allows businesses and gamers alike to find the sweetspot of noise vs performance when using this case."

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DreamWareComputers.com 2011-02-07

"The Fractal Design Define R3 has made its mark here at DreamWare Computers. I have been amazed by it. There was a lot of time and effort put into this case which shows through the final product that the team at Fractal Design was able to achieve. Props to them. This is a wonderfully innovative case which is priced at around $100 USD - a bargain for what you get with it. The customizability with the ModuVent feature allows businesses and gamers alike to find the sweetspot of noise vs performance when using this case."

Read full review at DreamWareComputers.com

 

wegotserved.com 2011-02-07

"From silent fans, to sound dampening, wire management, and to just plain fit and finish, you simply cannot go wrong with the Define R3. Once again, from an objective point of view. The case just looks plain awesome."

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gamelimited.nl 2011-01-27

"Als je de onderdelen eenmaal hebt geïnstalleerd, is het een prachtige kast waarin je 8 harde schijven in kan plaatsen en waarbij het wegwerken van kabels vrij goed gaat."

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SvetHardware.cz 2011-01-25

"Ocenění TREFA získává skříň Fractal Design Define R3 za kvalitu, odhlučnění a slušnou cenu."

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in4.pl 2011-01-23

"Balansując wszystkie za i przeciw, uważam, że zasługuje on na rekomendowanie go na łamach naszego portalu."

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pc.sk 2011-01-10

""Na úvod záveru :-)) treba otvorene priznať, že Fractal Design Define R3 nás nadchla. Je to skrinka, ktorá sa nič nehrá, netvári sa ako high-end alebo nebodaj "hráčska" skriňa s fosforeskujúcimi wow svetielkami alternujúcimi absentujúci výkon. R3 je decentná nenápadná skrinka so sakramentským výkonom.""

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MaximumPC.com 2011-01-06

""Fractal Design’s Define R3[...]marries cool Scandinavian design with a hefty dose of acoustic foam and lots of nice touches.""

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hardwareluxx.de 2010-12-26

"Das Fractal Define R3 Black Pearl ist sehr empfehlenswert und hat ein unschlagbares Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Es kann mit sehr vielen Eigenschaften überzeugen, die so bei anderen Gehäuse dieser Preisklasse vergeblich gesucht werden"

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TechPowerUp.com 2010-12-09

""The Define R3 offers a great and functional feature set and excellent improvements over the R2.""

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Overclock.lt 2010-11-25

"Fractal Design su atnaujintu Define modeliu(R3), tikrai pasistumėjo į priekį, čia rasime geresnes garsą ir vibracijas sugeriančias medžiagas, taip pat nepamiršti geresni ventiliatoriai ir žinoma, solidus dizainas. Aišku korpuse yra ir netokių gerų savybių, viena iš jų yra, jog atidaryti korpuso dangti reikia labai daug fizinės jėgos, tiesiog Fractal šiek tiek persistengė su korpuso sandarumu. Fractal Design atnaujintame modelyje, taip pat nepamiršo sumontuoti ir “Reset” mygtuko, kuris nedažnai, bet tikrai praverčia. Kaip ir senajame Define R2 – čia yra patogus priėjimas prie ventiliatorių filtrų. Reikėtų neužmiršti, jog R3 dažų sluoksnis yra tikrai žymiai storesnis, nei senajame R2, todėl korpusas yra žymiai atsparesnis subraižymams. Už tikrai gerą korpuso kokybę ir aišku tylų darbą, Fractal Design Define R3 gauna “KOKYBĖS” apdovanojimą ir 4 overclock’ų įvertinimą."

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Annsi.fi 2010-11-23

""Kotelo on ulkoisesti yksi hienoimpia mitä markkinoilla on ja edulliseen hintaan sisältyy paljon hyvää. Loistava ilmankierto ja tehokas äänieristys tekevät tästä yhden parhaista koteloista hinta-laatusuhteeltaan.""

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Hardware.info 2010-11-15

"Hoe dan ook, we waren al enthousiast over de Define R2 en dat zijn we dan ook over de opvolger. De Define R2 kreeg destijds een Silver Award en ook de Define R3 ontvangt deze: qua doordacht design, constructiekwaliteit en handige aspecten steekt deze behuizing uit boven wat we doorgaans zien in ons testlab. Voor gemiddeld 101 euro krijg je veel waar voor je geld, zeker als je een stille behuizing zoekt. Ook al zoek je dat niet specifiek, dan blijft de Fractal Design Define R3 een zeer interessante behuizing die het overwegen meer dan waard is."

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Review-Base.de 2010-10-13

"Das Define R3 Artic White kommt mit sehr vielen Neuerungen mit denen wir sehr zufrieden sind. So bietet zb. der größere Auschnitt im Mainboard Tray eine bessere Montage der CPU Kühler. Der neue Farbanstrich gefällt uns am besten. Ein sehr schönes, kratzfestes und robustes Weiß wünschten wir uns schon seit dem Release des Define R2. Mit dem neuen überarbeiteten Gehäuse dürfte sich Fractal Design wieder ganz nach vorne katapultieren. Diesem Gehäuse sprechen wir eine klare Kaufempfehlung aus."

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