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Fractal Design Define R3
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Fractal Design Define R3

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Fractal Design Define R3 USB 3.0 Case

18 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Fractal Design is a Swedish computer hardware company that specializes in the areas of enclosures and power supplies. When I think of other Swedish companies, Ikea and Volvo come to mind, and like their Swedish brethren Fractal Design designs and engineers its products with a Scandinavian design...
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Fractal Design's Define R3 mid-tower chassis

23 August 2011
  • Summary: Despite its modest cable management capabilities, the Define R3 has been one of the best enclosures I've ever worked with. The R3's strength lies in the underlying simplicity of its design.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
13 April 2011
  • Summary: The new version of the Fractal Design Define case has a few notable improvements over its predecessor. The bitumen sheets to dampen noise has an improved look and finish. The rubber grommets that were the source of the smell that some users compained about is gone.
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Overall 10

Fractal Design R3 Case Review

5 April 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: - Oustanding value for money, - Great Cooling Performance, - Very low noise, - Excellent design and layout
  • Cons: - USB 3.0 and firewire would be nice, - Door orientation cannot be changed
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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R3

9 December 2010
  • Summary: The Fractal Design Define R3 has some noticeable improvements over the Define R2 and I agree that these warrant a new revision. The only thing Fractal Design needs to watch out for is the fact that the market is not standing still.
  • Pros: Unique set of features, Sound dampening installed everywhere, Improved dampening material in comparison to the R2, Space for eight hard drives, Front drive bay covers may easily be removed now, Excellent cable routing possibilities, Plenty of areas to hide cables, Ready for 2.5" hard drives, Fan ...
  • Cons: Clips of front covers won't last long, No USB 3.0 Connectivity, Graphic cards beyond 29 - 30 cm may not fit, Packaging seems too compact for safe transportation, Somewhat heavy
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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R3 Review

29 October 2010
  • Conclusion: The Fractal Design Define R3 builds on the successes of the Define R2 and improves on it in many areas. The case feels more solid and sturdy and the noise dampening materials used thought the case are much improved in both appearance and construction.
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Fractal Design Define R3

7 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Gracias a Atlas Informática hoy os presentamos el análisis de una de las cajas más interesantes del Silent Computing actual, la Fractal Design Define R3 . Esta Define R3 es una caja de tamaño midi con aislamiento acústico, pero que promete no descuidar el apartado térmico gracias a un cuidado...
  • Pros: Realmente silenciosa., Refrigera bastante bien para pertenecer al sector Silent Computing., Bastante espaciosa., Materiales de calidad sobresaliente., Gran sistema de gestión de cables.
  • Cons: La Fractal Design Define R3 viene embalada en una caja negra de cartón duro. En la parte frontal encontramos una fotografía de la propia caja por la parte de delante, así como un resumen de sus principales características., En la siguiente imagen podemos ver el espacio donde irá instalada la plac...
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Overall 9

Fractal Design Define R3 Review

10 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Σαν χθες θυμάμαι που συζητάγαμε με φίλους για τη Fractal, μια νέα εταιρεία που είχα βρεί κατά τύχη χαζολογώντας στο διαδίκτυο. Έκτοτε η Fractal απο μια εταιρεία που έβγαζε ανεμιστήρες, εμπλούτισε κατά πολύ τη γκάμα της με κουτιά, τροφοδοτικά, και ηχομονωτικά υλικά μεταξύ άλλων!
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Test: Fractal Design Define R3 - Silent-Gehäuse geht in die 3. Runde

4 August 2011
  • Summary: Gegenüber dem Define R2 hat Fractal Design das R3 behutsam um einige sinnvolle Details verbessert. Von einem großen Evolutionsschritt kann allerdings nicht die Rede sein. Dafür wären einschneidendere Neuerungen wie z.B. USB 3.0 nötig gewesen.
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Expert Review

3 August 2011
  • Summary: Überdimensionierte Lichtelemente und verspielte Platikfronten gehören spätestens seit dem massiven Auftreten von Lian Li auf dem Gehäusesektor der Geschichte an. Neben Silverstone findet sich sonst aber kaum Hersteller, die Mut zu weniger beweisen und auch umsetzen.
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