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Fractal-design-define-r3.33771294
9.2 out of 10

Fractal Design Define R3

Improved model over Define R2 Stunning front panel design * Read more

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Reviews for Fractal Design Define R3

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Overall 8
8.0

Great case broken front panel headphone jacks

Ed, Amazon
12 November 2012
  • Summary: Got this case as im a bit picky on sound ect when i got it i was amazed of how well build the case was for the price. I only had one problem with it and that was that one of the front panel jacks was broken which did not really bother me as i use a internal sound card. I would highly recommend this case and also the fans that come with it are great. Very pleased with my build.
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Overall 10
10

Really nice

ref, Amazon
14 October 2012
  • Summary: Short review Pros: - Quiet, effective noise insulation Fans: 2 top fan slots (with sound barriers as the default, it comes with these) One on the side One on the bottom (with a dust filter) Two on the front (with a dust filter) One on the back All 120mm I think... Supplied fans are: the bottom front one and the back one So enough slots if you want some more air flow - Really easy to build, plenty of HDD slots, installing everything is really easy, but note one of the...
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Overall 10
10

Superb Case

Billy V, Amazon
4 September 2012
  • Summary: This is a superb case for a quiet pc. I agree with another reviewer that the instructions aren't great but if you have any experience in building pc's you will be fine, if not then I'm sure you will work it out. The case is very quiet especially compared to my old one. very rarely notice I have left it on which is one of the reasons I purchased it. Design is very sleek and looks great, really happy with this purchase as its also a very reasonable price.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

Does what it say on the tin (well product description)

itypegoo8..., Ciao
11 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The Fractal Design R3 is a nice case that allows you to optimize for sound or cooling performance much like other cases but you get a bit more control through the use of foam panels. The case comes with two fans with one positioned in the rear as an exhaust and the other in the front as an air intake fan. In total there are 7 available fan slots; 2 top, 2 front, 1 bottom, 1 rear and 1 side. The two top fans and the side fan come with the foam panels attached.
  • Pros: Great concept for sound proofing/cooling, price, smart front panel design
  • Cons: Internal hardware needs to be chosen carefully to fit, door
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but flimsy headphone jack

Snrub, Amazon
8 June 2012
  • Summary: This is a positive review hence the 4 stars. I won't cover the positives of the case since you can read them in the other reviews. It's a great case overall. My only issue with the case and the reason I am docking it a star is the front panel jacks (for headphones, mic etc). My front panel headphone jack stopped working. It's a standard barrel type jack - a little plastic box with some contacts and springs inside.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent case, but not great

R. Beedall, Amazon
21 April 2012
  • Summary: I perhaps had too high expectations given some of the glowing reviews I had read. The pros include its decent size, 8 hard disk bays (which I'll probably never all use), sound proofing, and a non-descript appearance (I'm in my late 40's!). The negatives include the poor user manual (effectively 2 pages of terse text plus a diagram) and a build quality that's commensurate with the relatively low price.
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Overall 10
10

Classy and quite

Nyarlith, Amazon
11 April 2012
  • Summary: Bought to replace a ageing coolermaster case that was becoming far too noisy for watching movies and playing games (my xbox was quieter and that was saying something). looks really nice and is whister quiet. I can only hear my noisy old power supply now.
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Overall 10
10

Fractal Design R3 (USB 3.0) - Black

Endre Peterfi, Amazon
5 January 2012
  • Summary: I read a lot of reviews before buying this case an although I found it on a website specialized for quiet PC's I still ordered this case from amazon because of the lower price. Same goes for the PS I paired it up with : Fractal Design Newton R2 650W Power Supply ATX PSU. Great product, you get everything you need for a near silent PC, good temperatures and lots of cable management options.
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Overall 10
10

Great looking case

Joshua F., Newegg
22 August 2012
  • Summary: In my long history of PC cases, I can definitively say this is the best one I've had so far. It's more compact than most mid towers, but plenty roomy inside. There's no HDD status LED, so I just hooked up the power LED to be the HDD status LED. I'm kinda old school in that I like to see when my HDs are working.
  • Pros: - Not as tall as most mid towers - Very quiet - Beautiful inside and out - Well built
  • Cons: - Rubber grommets for liquid cooling don't stay in place. Sort of annoying, not detrimental. - No HDD status LED
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Overall 10
10

Easy to use

Martijn d., Newegg
29 May 2012
  • Pros: - Easy to build a computer in this case, even for a first-timer like me. - Nice fan controller - Fans are silent at a low setting (the lowest is fine for me) - Versatile - Good quality construction
  • Cons: - I wish the drive tray came in 2 parts so I could remove one. Seems to obstruct the airflow (no egg deducted because I don't actually have a problem with controlling the temperature, using just a Hyper 212 Plus and the two case fans with a fanless power supply and fanless graphics card). - I wish the top and side vent options weren't there for esthetic reasons. Versatility vs. esthetics ....
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