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Hardware Fractal Design launches Define Mini case

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 31 Dec 2010.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    How does this compare size wise with that 'Beast' PC Custom PC made?
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Fractal Define Mini: 210 x 395 x 490mm (WxHxD)
    Beast (Antec P180 Mini): 283 x 510 x 515 mm (WxHxD)

    So smaller than the Beast all round.

    The Define Mini looks great, can't wait for a review.
     
  4. mi1ez

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    Nice looking case. Can't wait to see some numbers!
     
  5. maximus09

    maximus09 Forever n00b

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    SOLD! Will by this as soon as it comes out, thanks Fractal!
     
  6. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    Looks like an improvement over the Mini P180 in every way.. It's a shame that the only way for me to get one is to order from Canada (Is NCIX still the only place selling Fractal Design products to Americans?)
     
  7. HyBry

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    I am not fully sold that a full length GPU can fit there comfortably even after removing the top HDD cage.

    But I am sure they have thought of that. Looking at it for a potential next upgrade.. :)
     
  8. hbeevers

    hbeevers Yes, it can play crysis!

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    they know that cooling is an issue with small cases so they put in 6 fan mounts but i don't see any dust filters? If it's a bottom mounted PSU with no dust filter then they're mad.
     
  9. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    "Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 260mm when removable HDD-bay is in place"
    "Supports graphic cards with lengths up to ca 400mm when HDD-bay is removed "


    "No PSU included (removable filter below PSU)M/B compatibility: Mini ITX and Micro ATX "

    Source: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&category=2&prod=58
     
  10. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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  11. nemo

    nemo Foregone Destruction

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    Nice, but the first photo of the article should have included a coke can or something to give a sense of scale
     
  12. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    No it isn't.

    There are filters.
     
  13. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    Looks like my current F.D. "array" case is on it's way... mine has/ is having problems with the 12v line dropping to 8 V, so a bit more room for an ATX PSU is a good thing IMHO.

    dunx
     
  14. jrs77

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    For a µATX this case is way too big compared to an Antec Threehundred with 205 x 457 x 465 mm or even better a LianLi PC-A05 with 210 x 381 x 490 mm, which are both fullATX-towers.

    A Sugo SG30 is what I call a real µATX-case with 200 x 360 x 312 mm. Space for 2x 3.5"HDD + 1x 5.1/4" optical and you can even fit GPUs of up to 10.5". A H50 or H70 for cooling the CPU and voila you've even rexolved the issue of the PSU-positioning not allowing for big coolers.

    I'm not impressed at all tbh and would rather buy a normal sized Define R3 instead.
     
  15. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    Was looking at buying Mini P180 but I'll be buying this case instead. Looks a lot nicer and having the power button on top rather than behind the door seals the deal.
     
  16. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Aside from the array R2, ive got to say im not a fan of any of fractals cases. Its nice to see a unified look to the whole range, but id like to see something new tbh, not just smaller/bigger versions of the same case.
     
  17. subtec

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    40 liters is small? If you say so...
     
  18. Zinfandel

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    As above... Pretty much bigger than most uATX cases...
     
  19. Denis_iii

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    +1 but i'm sure BT will be doing a full review ASAP.

    Now just need to find a company that does nice wooden boxes for transport of full rig.
     
  20. das_mod

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    I hope the other side panel is removable with easy access to the CPU area...

    Im sick and tired of cases that force me to remove the whole motherboard to install a bracket for cpu cooler upgrades.
     
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