Fractal Design Revise The Define XL

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅19.12.2012 16:26:51


Fractal Design builds on the success of its awarding-winning Define XL computer case with the Define XL R2. This updated chassis carries on the family tradition of providing superb cooling and ventilation capabilities with exceptional expandability, in a sleek and stylish Scandinavian form.

The Define XL R2, which includes Fractal Design’s innovative ModuVent™ feature, has an updated internal layout that offers greater expandability, modularity and flexibility, including capacity for 9 PCI cards and two HDD cages that can be repositioned to provide more space for water cooling radiators.

Key Features

* High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case - To achieve a high level of noise reduction, material with mass should be incorporated which is what we strive to achieve with the dense bitumen used on the side panels.

* Patented ModuVent™ design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.

* With a new internal layout and additional PCI expansion slots, it can harbor the most powerful enthusiast systems.

* Both HDD cages can be removed or repositioned - Top HDD cage can be removed or repositioned for increased airflow whereas bottom HDD cage can be repositioned further into the case to allow for front radiator mount.

* The case can fit water cooling equipment in the front, top, rear and bottom without major modifications.

* Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans

* Three Silent Series R2 fans are included, featuring hydraulic bearings which contribute to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans now come standard in all cases

* New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze

Selected Specifications

* ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ATX, E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboard compatibility
* 4 - 5.25" bays
* 8 - 3.5" HDD trays - all compatible with SSDs
* A total of 9 expansion slots
* Filtered fan slots in front and bottom
* CPU coolers up to 170 mm tall (when no fan is installed in the side panel)
* Graphics card compatibility: Graphics cards up to 330mm in length with the top HDD cage installed - With the top cage removed, graphics cards up to 480mm in length may be installed
* 26 mm of space for cable routing behind the motherboard plate
* Case dimensions (WxHxD): 232 x 559 x 560mm
* Net weight: 16.4kg

The Define XL R2 will be available February 2013 in both Titanium Grey and Black Pearl, with an MSRP of US$129.95 / €119.95 / £104.95. For more detailed information on this new chassis visit

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