( 4.6 Average / 8 Ratings )
This case is amazing. It looks beautiful in an understated way, there are many unobtrusive cutouts for minimal cable presentation to the front, plenty of space behind the motherboard for cable routing, and many tie-down points (though I didn't need them; everything in my build could be routed down the main routing channel and the bottom.
Front cover and grille are easy to remove, and the bottom of the case has a full length dust filter which can be removed from the front. The tempered glass is a bit difficult to get in place, so keep that in mind if you need to remove the main panel often.
Only Complaint is wish there would be more room between the Harddrive bay and the power supply to put cables, Could have made it a little longer and it would have been awesome. also a few more tie down points would be nice behind the mobo tray
It's Fractal Design of course it's going to be great. It gets a little cramped under the PSU shroud but that's my only gripe.
The case layout is fantastic. It is very easy to work in, and looks very clean. I recommend it for anyone wanting a full-ATX case, but is tight on space. The Define C removes unnecessary space if you aren't using a custom water cooling loop, but leaves plenty of room for all-in-one water coolers in many sizes. The temperd glass is nice, but adds a little extra weight to the case, along with a constant need to clean the window. All in all, great case.
Way better than my old case, the Corsair Carbide Spec-02. Cable management is easier and the tempered glass doesn't hurt. The sound proofing is also noticeable compared to my previous case.
Super clean and nice case. In retrospect I should've gotten the non-window version. Probably the best ATX case if you dont need optical drive imo.
Awesome design, great cable management, sturdy overall, lots of dust filters and it's pretty silent too. However, choosing the right fans plays a big role in silence. The only complaint I have it the fact that its stock fans and PCI-E covers are white... I mean, why would you do this Fractal? Anyway, the stock fans aren't that great for high-end hardware that need as much cooling as possible and the PCI-E covers can be painted or replaced easily so I wouldn't consider it an actual flaw.
Noise dampened enclosures with clear tempered glass side panels are quite few. At this price-point, this case has yet to be beaten. It has a feel of quality which is higher than it's cheaper counterparts and you'd have to almost double the price (Be Quiet! Dark Base 700) to get something better. None of the other cases does it in such a compact space and with this many possibilities either.