Hardware Fractal Design's future cases

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  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Mankz

    Mankz 5318008

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    Im impressed..

    They have some damn nice products..
     
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    The R2 was going to be my next case, but now I'm wondering whether to delay it a month or two.
     
  4. Matticus

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    The one thing I was going to say about in the R3 was that it looks like there is a lack of space between the top of the motherboard and the roof for a radiator. And then Boom! The define XL on the next page, that thing is going to see more radiator grills than I have had hot dinners.
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    an excellent company, not sacrificing the looks for anything, unlike Antec.

    keep up the good work. the XL looks fantastic.
     
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    billysielu New Member

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    XL looks like a P183. This is a good thing. I hope they can build on their experience and go one step better next time - then they'll get my business.
     
  7. Odin Eidolon

    Odin Eidolon New Member

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    Loving the array R2, 6 HDDs! :jawdrop:

    the R3 seems based on the coolermaster 690 (bottom and backside) , just like many other cases.
     
  8. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    R2 is a great case - if you have one of the first batches. If not, well, then good luck, as QA got lost somewhere and most of the cases they ship now have bad quality.
     
  9. urobulos

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    And you are basing the above statement on what exactly?
     
  10. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    I have no idea what batch my R2 was but its built quality (and overall quality) is excellent.

    Its easily the best case I have ever owned. Great looking, quite and with plenty of expandability. The only downside is the inability to use a HD5970 without serious HD bay modification.
     
  11. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    XL looks great if you can remove the upper 4 HD trays.
     
  12. Rsaeire

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    Cases that offer such great HDD options are always a plus in my book. Fractal Design make some amazing looking cases and cable tidying options built-in, while readily available from other case manufacturers, are a welcome addition. I'm definitely considering buying the Define XL based on what I've seen so far; hopefully Bit-tech do a review when it's released.
     
  13. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    Hmm, I wonder how well the define XL would work with two 240 or 280 rads in the bottom compartment, similar to the TJ07.

    can't wait to see these on the market in the US.
     
  14. Blarte

    Blarte Moderate Modder

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    Fractal Design Define R3 reminds me very much of the inside of a Coolermaster Dominator case
     
  15. Odin Eidolon

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  16. Teh C

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    The XL looks amazing. Besides the front intakes, what does it have for exhausts besides that 140mm (I assume) fan at the back.
     
  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I like the look of the XL, you could get loads of gear in there and still have space to spare
     
  18. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD More Biddy Bang Bang than Sean Paul

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    That's because there were only 117 ;)
     
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    Actually the array always had 6 hdds + slot for 1 2.5" so thats nothing new, the new version of the array from what i read on a swedish forum where they frequent was that it was gonna get an extra expansionslot aka mini-dtx formfactor tho its possible that this was scrapped.
     
  20. Oggyb

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    I've heard recommendations towards the Fractal Design cases left right and centre for a couple of years now: It'd be nice to get a real-life comparison between those and other competing cases such as the Sileo series and PaQT 4u.
     
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