Define 7 Compact Light Tempered Glass

The new Define 7 Compact takes the strongest features of the contemporary 7 Series design and places them in a conveniently compact frame.

  • • Compact yet spacious interior fits ATX, mATX or Mini-ITX motherboards
  • • Fits GPUs up to 360 mm with a 240 mm radiator in the top
  • • Top panel effortlessly swaps from solid steel to filtered ventilation

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Introducing the Define 7 Compact

Re-defining efficiency

A cleaner look

Brushed aluminum front and interchangeable side panels give a very clean look

Compact yet spacious

The versatile layout of the Define 7 Compact allows you to maximize the potential of the small footprint with full-size ATX hardware to meet your exact needs. For example, you can easily fit GPUs up to 360 mm with a 240 mm radiator in the top – or up to 360/280 mm front radiators with GPUs under 305 mm.

Remarkably quiet

  • Solid construction with industrial high-density sound damping helps maintain whisper-quiet operation

  • Brushed aluminum front and top-latching side panels offer a clean sophisticated look

  • Top panel effortlessly swaps from solid steel to filtered ventilation

Substantial cooling

  • Install up to 7 x 120 mm or 4 x 140 mm fans, and radiators up to 360 mm

  • 1 x 120 mm and 1 x 140 mm Dynamic X2 fans included

  • Ventilated PSU shroud with two-part removable cover for optimal coverage and front radiator support

Robust Front I/O

Five front USB ports including a fast-charging USB 3.1 Gen 2 type-C at up to 10 Gbps

Concealed storage

You can fit two 2.5”/3.5” drives beneath the shroud and two SSDs behind the backplate

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A pair of SSDs are easily mounted straight on the PSU shroud

Front, top and base

Easy-to-clean high airflow nylon filters

Open access

Remove the entire top to build and route with zero hindrance.

"...continues to demonstrate excellent build quality throughout, and retains some of Define 7's best features."
"Cable management is top-notch, and the case's removable roof makes the enclosure a lot easier to build in than most PC cases of this size."
" excellent value and a great choice!"
"The Fractal Design Define 7 Compact is the latest addition to the Define series, offering builders a smaller mid-tower option with that same acoustic performance and high-quality finish."

“Even though it is quite compact there’s plenty of space in there to really install a high-end system” - KitGuru

“The Fractal fairy came!” - Level1Techs

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  • 3.5"/2.5" Universal drive brackets
  • Dedicated 2.5" drive brackets
    2 trays included, 4 positions total
  • Expansion slots
  • Front ports
    1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio I/O, Power button, Reset button
  • Total fan mounts
    7 x 120 or 4 x 140 mm and 2 x 120 mm
  • Front fan
    3 x 120 or 2 x 140 mm, (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-14 included)
  • Top fan
    2 x 120 or 2 x 140 mm
  • Rear fan
    1 x 120 mm, (1 x Dynamic X2 GP-12 included)
  • Bottom fan
    1 x 120 mm (requires removal of HDD cage)
  • Dust filters
    Top, 2 x front, full length bottom
  • Fixed velcro straps
  • Cable routing grommets
  • Captive thumbscrews
    HDD brackets, SSD brackets, PSU bracket
  • Left side panel
    Tempered glass
  • Right side panel
    Industrial sound-damped steel


  • Motherboard compatibility
    ATX / mATX / mITX
  • Power supply type
  • PSU max length
    200 mm (with HDD cage and front fan)
  • GPU max length
    341 mm (360 mm without front fan)
  • CPU cooler max height
    169 mm
  • Front radiator
    Up to 360/280 mm (max 145 mm width)
  • Top radiator
    Up to 240 mm
  • Rear radiator
    120 mm
  • Bottom radiator
    120 mm (requires removal of HDD cage)
  • Cable routing space
    17-28 mm


  • Case dimensions (LxWxH)
    427 x 210 x 474 mm
  • Case dimensions w/o feet/protrusions/screws
    415 x 210 x 451 mm
  • Package dimensions (LxWxH)
    536 x 310 x 521 mm
  • Net weight
    8.76 kg
  • Package weight
    11.04 kg
  • Volume
    39.3 liters


  • Package contents
    Define 7 Compact, Accessory box, User manual, Ventilated top panel
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