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Case

Fractal Design - Define C ATX Mid Tower Case

(13 Ratings, 4.9 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Part #

FD-CA-DEF-C-BK-W

Manufacturer

Fractal Design

Type

ATX Mid Tower

Color

Black

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

Yes

Front Panel USB 3.0

Yes

Motherboard Form Factor

  • Mini ITX
  • Micro ATX
  • ATX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

7

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

315 mm / 12.402"

Internal 2.5" Bays

3

Internal 3.5" Bays

2

Price History

    Reviews

    chaotichedgehog
    • 147 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Ryzen 2700x 1080 ti

    love the case plenty of room to work in

    Gian07
    • 48 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build White Shadow

    Great looking case, small and capable to fit ATX motherboards. Also great compatibility with close loops coolers

    Rendour
    • 27 points
    • 26 months ago

    from completed build Black and White Themed Gaming PC

    My absolute favorite piece of my build! I initially balked at the idea of not having external drive bays, but the more I thought about how little I use discs these days and how much space those bays take up, the more I liked the idea of not having them. Might be the first time I did not cut myself on a sharp edge while building a PC, everything is rounded off and smooth. Very easy to route wiring while maintaining a small footprint. I enjoy the timeless minimalist design, and the case is surprisingly light for such a sturdy frame. Chose this over the Define S due to the PS shroud. Only thing I would add is a front USB C-type connector.

    gbyakko
    • 25 points
    • 19 months ago

    from completed build Nine Breaker

    This case has been great to build in. It looks sleek, with a nice hairline finish. It isn't heavy/bulky, but it doesn't feel flimsy either. A lot of cable management features are included with some Velcro straps and rubber grommets. The PSU shroud is nice and everything has pretty good placing. The included fans are pretty solid too and even at max RPM, are barely noticeable sound-wise (to me, considering I have a radiator fan stuck at 100% RPM). The air flow isn't as good as the Meshify thanks to the front panel, but this case has great sound dampening and the airflow is still pretty good in my opinion.

    zrobb
    • 17 points
    • 14 months ago

    At first I was skeptical about getting a case with a window. After all, it's my first build and I wasn't sure it could look good. When the build was done and I put the side panel on I changed my mind entirely. The whole case is really well built with very nice features such as cable management grommets and a lot of space on the back of the MB tray for cable routing. The case can hold 3 120mm fans in the front or 2 140mm, 2 120/140 mm fans in the top and 1 120mm fan in the back. Surprisingly the bottom can hold a single 120mm fan as well which was a surprise but it means removing the hard drive cage. This case has 3 dedicated 2.5 inch drive mounts (behind the MB tray) and 2 3.5/2.5 drive cages (under the PSU shroud). Building in it was a breeze for me as a first time PC builder. All the needed accessories were included in a tiny box in the case. I had to install MB standoffs myself but I don't think that's worth nit picking as the case is under 80 euro. To sum it all up, a great case when you don't consider the price. Once you take that into consideration the case is amazing value for the money. Definitely worth trying!

    1250nick
    • 16 points
    • 20 months ago

    Great case from fractal design, very easy to work with and has lots of space for cable management.

    BrenN5830
    • 12 points
    • 24 months ago

    from completed build Reliant 2.0

    This case... Such Cable Manage. Many Stars. All memery aside, this case is amazing definitely recommend!

    thetolsonator
    • 10 points
    • 23 months ago

    from completed build #ForTheKids

    Stupid quiet, stupid easy to build in and sleek AF.

    Left the top panel sound dampening material in place, have the two provided case fans installed in the front pulling air in. Superb cable management and plenty of velcro ties in the front of the case that helps keep cables tidy, without resorting to "permanent" zip ties.

    Bobmcguire
    • 9 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build Ryzen 2017 - First PC Build

    Love this case. Looks amazing and it made the cable management easy as a first time builder.

    TheAcornBender
    • 8 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build Project Makeover

    Again, would love to give this 5 stars but i cant. There are a few minor details. the power button isnt exactly central, the power supply bracket screws dont perfectly match up with the screw holes so you have to angle the screws slightly and the magnetic strips on the dust filter for the top are incredibly offset. apart from them its brilliant, small and compact keeps it quiet and gives a nice view, easy to make a very tidy looking build

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