Fractal Design Define R3 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅03-01-12

With the side panels removed we can see inside R3 and it has a good layout with tool-less mechanisms throughout, cable management grommets and adequate space for component installation.

A decent layout with tool-less design for installation of devices

Behind the motherboard tray cable management grommets and HDD access

The PSU mounting area has rubber pads for cushioning the PSU and preventing vibration/scratching. The underside of course has a removable filter should you choose to install the PSU with the fan on the underneath. Next to the PSU area is a fan mounting bracket for attaching a 120mm fan. Those with a longer PSU will need to remove this bracket as it can cause obstruction.

The PSU mounting area with anti-vibration pads

Above this are 7x PCI expansion slot covers with ventilation holes for better airflow and thumbscrews for easy removal.

7x PCI expansion slot covers with ventilation and thumbscrews

Over the page we will continue our tour of the internal elements of R3.

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