( 4.9 Average / 33 Ratings )
Great MAtx case with amazing cable management and super sturdy, side panel on the back is sound proofed with padding and drive bays are rubber mounted for a quieter build.
Very pleasant to work in. The cable routing on the back is simply amazing. The one thing I wasn't too fond of is the 2.5" mounting location as it covers the back of the motherboard and I know the importance to keep the back of the motherboard cool is often overlooked in builds (for overclocking). Luckily there is another 2.5" mounting solution which is a cage in the shroud below which can also fit 3.5" HDDs. Even though it made things crowded with the cables it still worked great. I was hoping to do push/pull in front with the rad but I juuuuust barely couldn't do it (posted an image of how close it is). My GPU is fairly standard at 267mm so if you get one smaller then that then I'd go for push/pull. Technically you can mount the fans on the outside of the front but then you can't use the filter and I don't want to do that. The most challenging thing doing by myself was mounting the radiator because I wanted to do a push config for the static pressure fans which meant placing the fans in the case but they sort of float there until I could mount them to the radiator. But alas, I managed to do it with only my two hands.
Props to Fractal Design for including a filter in these newer cases for when you take the moduvent thing off on top. Very pleased with how well it does at dampening the sound. Love how quiet it is!!!
Fractal Design really outdid themselves with this case. The PSU shroud is what their Define series has been missing to make them an absolute must have. Good mATX cases are almost impossible to find, even given the amount of mATX boards. Cable management is a breeze, 280mm front radiator support with an optional basement for custom loops makes this case.
The only thing I would have liked to see is a hole for GPU cables for waterfall configurations but that's my biggest gripe. They really knocked it out of the park.
Sturdy case with a lot of room and great looks, honestly I like this better than my S340 elite on how well build it is, doesnt feel cheap one bit.
Fantastic, been waiting a long time for a good mATX case like this. Fractal Design really hit the nail on the head with this latest.
mATX is all I need or ever will need, as SLI is out of the picture (But also still possible) and I just need the extra slot for my Wireless card which is not possible with Mini ITX.
I would only recommend a hole in the PSU Cover to allow GPU waterfall configuration cable management and a Tempered Glass side panel. Other than that it's perfect and fantastic to work in, you can also secure the Hard Drive to the floor of the case allowing for even more cable room. Great size.
Best mATX case on the market I think, Highly recommend.
NOTE: Used an old Bench Grinder (Go slowly and carefully) to make a rectangle hole in the side of the removable PSU Shroud piece, and then used a Rubber Grommet there to create GPU Waterfall cable management in this case.
I'm fond of minimalist designs and smaller form factors, and this one hits me in the right spot. Dust filters, sound dampeners, PSU shroud, cable management and straightforward accessibility made it a must-buy for me.
One small gripe I have it though is the power button, which sometimes get stuck whenever I press it.
Best case I've ever worked in. I was considering doing a Mini-ITX build for the small size but decided instead to do a MicroATX build with this case since it is compact. I wasn't disappointed, this case is just the right size with plenty of room for expansion. It's not an annoying monster that needs to be placed on the floor or on its own furniture, and that makes me oh so happy.
Perfect clean and minimal design. The updates on this case took away all my cons for previous Fractal cases. The only thing that would make this better is a tempered glass side panel.
do you want the best looking best quality mATX on the market? THEN BUY THIS!
Top notch case!
The build quality is so solid, you feel like this is a case you can build multiple systems in and not have to worry about thing wearing out or breaking on you. Even though I have the window version with sound dampening only on the back and top, you cannot hear this PC at all. Even when playing for hours on end, and I live in the desert so sometimes the fans are going at pretty high RPMs still no issues. Clean and minimal design, has a very small foot print yet plenty of room for components and cable management. I would recommend this case to anyone looking for a m-atx build.