Fractal Design Define R4 Video Review with Lauren from TastyPC.tv

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  1. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Lauren takes a look at Fractal Designs Define R4 case. (Video Review)
     
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    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    I'll admit I was skeptical seeing another pretty face reviewing hardware but having watched the review and being an owner of that case I'm impressed that was a solid review as good (actually better) than most of the other R4 video reviews I've seen. :p
     
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    Thanks Omega. Lauren and Kaeyi were hired for their presenting skills so its good to read the decision was a good one.
     
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    A very good video review of this case, and certainly the best I've seen clocking in under 12 minutes. I do like to see some time efficiency in video reviews, even if more time can be warranted if there is more to say. It's so easy to end up wasting the viewers time when making videos, so it's a question of judgement and preparation. Well done.

    I would only like to mention that I don't personally see why anyone would consider using large water cooling setups in a case like this, but it's certainly true that radiators has become fashionable this year. On the other hand Fractal Design have also been talking up the ways one could add radiators with this case somewhat, which means they have themselves to blame for the attention. I'd recommend them to go all in or butt out next time, certainly leaning towards the other on the quietness oriented Define line. ;)
     
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    This review is very well presented....It's a very good looking case in my opinion. Im not interested in switching to a new case as my Corsair (Thanks to Craig and Stu) :) still looks good and works well.

    As there are 2 places for Solid State Drives that fit in place behind the Motherboard side of the case.. How are they attached to the case...

    A) Screwed in from behind the motherboard. This would mean dismantling the whole PC to replace a faulty ssd...

    B) Or are they just some sort of push in connection. There is no mention of this in the video.
     
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    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    Impressive case, impressive review. I had a similar feeling like OmegaRED, but it's clear the girl knows her hardware.

    Still looking for a case to replace my current Antec 302, which has been a disappointment.
     
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    Unfortunately yes, but then again it's just a couple of holes drilled in there so that one could put drives in an otherwise dead area. Almost nobody will have a reason to use them. As an alternative solution there could have been some more of those loops for zip-ties in that place instead, so that one could simply tie down an SSD or two back there. But then again case designers tend to value more elegant solutions. ;)

    A neat little separate accessory kit could be a square metal frame for holding a couple of SSD's, with chassis fastening holes arranged after 120mm fans. Such a thing could fit with a number of cases that has a bottom intake or other non-used 120mm fan mount.
     

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