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A big step forward for the widely popular Define Series. Packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features, it delivers a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support.

  • Optimally designed for silent computing with high density sound-dampening material
  • Extensive water cooling support for its size
  • Equipped with tool-less ModuVent™ fan slot covers

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A feast for eyes and ears

The Define R5 case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.

The Define R5 was designed with configurability in mind, accommodating up to eight hard drives and all modern graphics card. Should you wish to expand your system with water cooling components or more fans, the layout can easily be configured to meet your demand.

Massive airflow and great cooling features

  • Optimally designed for silent computing with high density noise-reducing material throughout the case for maximum sound absorption, while not compromising on airflow and cooling capabilities

  • Extensive water cooling support for its size; housing radiators up to 420 mm in the top and 360 mm in the front

  • Equipped with new tool-less ModuVent™ fan slot covers allowing the user to install more fans if desired or keep fan slots covered to maximize sound dampening

  • Including two Fractal Design Dynamic GP-14 140 mm fans developed for superlative airflow at low noise levels

  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to three fans

Smart filters

Maintaining a dust-free interior with the help of dust filters that cover front and bottom air intakes that are easy to access from the front on the case

Quick release system

The new and innovative Quick release system on the left side of the case provides secure mounting of the left side panel, yet grants quick and easy access to the system

Dual side mounted door

The front door was designed with dual side mounting to better fit your work space

Storage features

  • Highlighting 2 dedicated SSD mounts cleanly placed behind the motherboard tray that feature innovative new brackets delivering a tool-free installation and removal

  • The HDD cage system holds up to eight 3.5” or 2.5” drives and is more adaptable than ever, allowing the user to modify the case layout according to personal preference with more places to relocate the cages

  • The ODD cage can easily be removed to gain additional interior space; the area can be freed up to allow for increased airflow, to provide a new place for HDD cage mounting or to make more room for water cooling components

  • Sturdy metal HDD trays provide excellent dampening features for the hard drives while providing better airflow through the cage with an updated, more open design

"There's also of course the argument of “if it ain't broke, don't fix it”, and given the success of the Define series thus far Fractal would arguably have been unwise to mess with the design too much. In summary, the Define R5 is reliably good, and that's hardly a complaint – this is still the case get if you're gunning for low noise and minimalist looks"
"Starting from a position that the R5 looked like a refreshed R4, I came to be won over by this new design. The cosmetics are indeed quite familiar however the clever design used on the drive bays means you have so many cooling options that you can make this case do almost anything you want. Heck, I even like the shiny chromed feet. The key to this modular design is the use of a square pattern of mounting holes that is repeated all over the case. If you plan on building a conventional PC that doesn’t push the limits of the R5 then you probably won’t get the most from the hardware. On the other hand if you have a hankering for multiple radiators this should be right at the top of your shopping list."
"As we have watched the Define Series from Fractal Design grow up in the last few years, we have no doubt that the Define R5 is the pinnacle of all the models delivered to date. This model keeps all the things we have come to like in the Define Series, like silence in operation, a simplistic exterior, the use of sound absorbent materials, and it is built to take on anything that a chassis will go through, and then some."

Specifications

  • 3.5" HDD/2.5" SSD positions
    8
  • 2.5" dedicated SSD unit positions
    2 (fits SSDs up to 12 mm thick)
  • 5.25" bays
    2 (removable)
  • Expansion slots
    7
  • Front ports
    2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio in/out, Power button with LED (blue), HDD activity LED (blue), Reset button
  • Total fan mounts
    9
  • Front fan
    2x 120/140 mm (included 1x Fractal Design Dynamic GP-14 fan @ 1000 RPM)
  • Top fan
    3x 120/140 mm
  • Rear fan
    1x 120/140 mm (included 1x Fractal Design Dynamic GP-14 fan @ 1000 RPM)
  • Bottom fan
    2x 120/140 mm
  • Side fan
    1x 120/140 mm
  • Dust filters
    Front fans, Bottom fans (ejects from the front of the case)
  • Cable routing grommets
    Yes
  • Fixed velcro straps
    Yes
  • Captive thumbscrews
    Right side panel
  • Left side panel
    Clear transparent window
  • Right side panel
    Industrial sound-dampened steel

Compatibility

  • Power supply type
    ATX
  • Motherboard compatibility
    ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
  • Front radiator
    360, 280, 240, 140 or 120 mm (requires removal of drive bays)
  • Top radiator
    420, 360, 280, 240, 140 or 120 mm (a thickness limitation of 55 mm for both radiator + fan applies on 420, 280 and 140 mm radiators; 420 and 360 mm radiators require removal of the ODD bay)
  • Rear radiator
    120 or 140 mm
  • Bottom radiator
    120 or 240 mm (Bottom radiator limits the PSU length to 165 mm)
  • PSU max length
    190/170 mm with a bottom 120/140 mm fan installed or 300 mm when not using any bottom fan location
  • GPU max length
    310 mm with the top HDD cage installed or 440 mm with the top cage removed
  • CPU cooler max height
    180 mm
  • Cable routing space
    20-35 mm

Dimensions

  • Case dimensions (WxHxD)
    232 x 451 x 521 mm
  • Case dimensions - with feet/screws/protrusions
    232 x 462 x 531 mm
  • Net weight
    10.3 kg
  • Package dimensions (WxHxD)
    327 x 615 x 540 mm
  • Package weight
    12.2 kg

Other

  • Package contents
    Define R5 computer case, User manual, Accessory box
  • EAN
    7350041082590
  • UPC
    817301012591
  • Product code
    FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK-W
  • Additional information
    Available for System Integrators