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Case

Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

(18 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Part #

FD-CA-DEF-R5-WT-W

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Type

ATX Mid Tower

Color

White

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

Acrylic

Power Supply Shroud

No

Front Panel USB

  • USB 3.2 Type-A
  • USB 2.0 Type-A

Motherboard Form Factor

  • Mini ITX
  • Micro ATX
  • ATX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

7

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

  • 310 mm / 12.205" With Drive Cages
  • 440 mm / 17.323" Without Drive Cages

Dimensions

  • 520 mm x 231 mm x 451 mm
  • 20.472" x 9.094" x 17.756"

External 5.25" Bays

2

Internal 2.5" Bays

2

Internal 3.5" Bays

8

Volume

  • 54.174 L
  • 1.913 ft³

Price History

    Reviews

    SirHalpin
    • 48 points
    • 31 months ago

    from completed build Mononoke (First Build)

    A breeze to build in, incredible quality, simple design, and it's QUIET. My only complaint is for $120 I expect a nice built-in power supply shroud.

    martin6982
    • 28 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build My White and Black AMD Build

    Great silence, great outward with the colors of my components. Strong architecture.

    mattyoung50
    • 27 points
    • 41 months ago

    from completed build My Crysis 3 Killer

    This was probably one of the hardest decisions of the build. I knew I wanted a black and white theme but I was torn between this one and the NZXT H440. I eventually decided on this one because it had more of a minimalist look that I really wanted. A breeze to build in. It comes with cable straps on the back so please don't go out and buy cable ties like I did. And the sound dampening foam is a big bonus. Love this case.

    beardedmisfit
    • 25 points
    • 23 months ago

    from completed build 1st Build - Ryzen Snow

    Love the white! Black is overdone, and I really wanted a red/white/black theme. I've been wanting an R5 for years now, and I'm super happy with it. Of course the R6 now comes out with a power shroud! :P Oh well, great case none the less. Easy to work with, and definitely easy to make it work for you.

    nahnahgames
    • 23 points
    • 31 months ago

    from completed build Arctic R5-Ryzen 7

    Excellent case, easy to build in, easy to adjust modular bays, easy cable management.

    phisig2229
    • 22 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build Arctic Whitefox

    Overall this is an incredible case. I choose it over the H440 since I atleast had the option to but 2 internal 5.25 drives if needed (although I found out the Kraken didn't work well with this case + Mobo combo so I had to remove the drive bays to fit it where I wanted it..)

    PROS Love this thing

    It's so quiet with the noise dampening panels.

    Built in Cable Management is great

    Door can be changed to swing both ways...

    Many water cooling radiator and fan placement options (NOTE - one issue in cons)

    Modular drive bays give a lot of options for placement of components

    Included fans are silent, and can be controlled by the built in fan controller

    CONS If mounting a watercooler rad on the top, you will likely have issues with space. I originally had planned to have the Kraken x61 radiator mounted towards the back but it was too thick and would not clear the top of the motherboard. Granted I have the "TUF Shield" which covers the I/O components of the motherboard but those two did not play well together.

    The top panels and front panel are a slightly different shade of white compared to the rest of the case.. Barely noticeably but some people it may trigger their OCD

    Bobbert69
    • 19 points
    • 44 months ago

    from completed build SnowDrop - Clean White Gaming Rig

    I can't say enough good things about this case....but I'll try. It's kinda like the TARDIS - bigger on the inside than on the outside. The cooling options are insane for a mid-tower, and the cable management is a dream, unfortunately I can't enjoy that part due to my PSU's 400 feet of cabling. I love the fact that all of the hard drive bays can be moved around, spun, or removed altogether, which is what I eventually did as I have no HDD installed. There are two SSD mounts behind the motherboard tray where my OCZ and Crucial live. There is plenty of sound dampening material inside and the door can mount on the left or right. I only mounted one optical drive and left the insert cover in place because I won't be using it much. If I had to be picky I would wish the case came with rear dust filters, but it does have removable front and bottom filters. I ordered some magnetic filters for the back, and if I ever add more radiators for the top I will have to add filters for that. So far the case if very, very quiet. There are 8 fans in the system, the loudest being on the PowerColor Devil video card and its radiator.

    jasonaxt
    • 17 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build V- Card Build (Editing + Gaming)

    Really easy to work with as a first build. Nice style.

    thomaslai59
    • 17 points
    • 36 months ago

    This case is beautiful, and tons of rearrangement on the inside with the bays. The window gives you a perfect view of your setup inside.

    cheeseman0119
    • 17 points
    • 36 months ago

    from completed build Woo! First Build!

    I really enjoyed building in this case. The hard drive bays are fully removable, allowing for more space and air flow. I also like the minimalist look on the outside. It also has decent soundproofing, hiding a lot of the noise coming from some of the fans I bought.

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