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    Default The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    The DEFINE family gets a new addition

    The Fractal Design Define S lends the appearance, sound dampening technology, and support for a wide variety of components from the widely popular Define Series, while introducing a new, innovative internal layout. The Define S case is packed with intelligently designed enthusiast-oriented features delivering a silent case with powerful and expansive air and liquid cooling support, presented in a stunning Scandinavian inspired construction.The modernized internal layout of the Define S omits the optical drive bays, instead focusing on a clear straight airflow path and uncompromising water cooling support.The Define S case reaches the highest level of silent computing through strategically placed dense sound-absorbing material, multiple ModuVent™ fan vent covers and finely tuned Dynamic Series fans.
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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    I absolutely love this thing. Want, want, want. Only downside (for me) is the lack of either a slim-line ODD Bay, or a 5.25" bay. Wish I could ditch two of those 3.5" mounts for a slimline ODD bay in a vertical orientation....of course, USB 3 is more than fast enough for an ODD.

    OK, still want want want.

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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    I absolutely love this thing. Want, want, want. Only downside (for me) is the lack of either a slim-line ODD Bay, or a 5.25" bay. Wish I could ditch two of those 3.5" mounts for a slimline ODD bay in a vertical orientation....of course, USB 3 is more than fast enough for an ODD.

    OK, still want want want.

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    I have used a couple of Fractal Design cases in the past and I have to say I loved them. High quality. Easy to build in. Near Silent. Just really good stuff. My only issue is all of their products are starting to look the same.

    I have to disagree with you with ODD bay. 5.25" bays serves no purpose other than holding a Bayres or a fan controller. . I don't remember the last time I installed a disc drive in a unit. My HTPCs dont even have one. If by some turn of events that I need to watch a Bluray Ill use the PS3. The smooth seamless front bezel is so much more attractive than a dust collecting ODD. Well at least to me. You may actually use BR disc
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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    I have one of there cases.Dam well built.

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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    I have used a couple of Fractal Design cases in the past and I have to say I loved them. High quality. Easy to build in. Near Silent. Just really good stuff. My only issue is all of their products are starting to look the same.

    I have to disagree with you with ODD bay. 5.25" bays serves no purpose other than holding a Bayres or a fan controller. . I don't remember the last time I installed a disc drive in a unit. My HTPCs dont even have one. If by some turn of events that I need to watch a Bluray Ill use the PS3. The smooth seamless front bezel is so much more attractive than a dust collecting ODD. Well at least to me. You may actually use BR disc
    LOL, I expected most would disagree with me on that...

    BUT, I actually USE my BD, not for backups or media playback, but converting my BDs and DVDs to M4V's. Otherwise, like you, I wouldn't have one in the system. I could simply use an external BD Drive and set it on the desktop, but that seems crazy inelegant (although, there is some value in doing it that way).

    Yeah, their products all look the same, but I looked long and hard for that particular aesthetic, so I'm kind of glad that my Define and Node are simple black boxes!

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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    i like this case though i think they should have done this a while ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    i like this case though i think they should have done this a while ago.
    Yep. That's exactly how I felt about the R5! All the changes they made there included the few things I wanted fixed from the R4. I do like the 3.5" bays a hell of a lot better in the S though. Almost makes me want to buy one to transfer my existing setup into...it's just that pesky Optical Bay....<sigh>.

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    I like the fact I can use a 420 rad in a smaller sleek box. Love the smart rails for the res too. Slap a photon 170 and a 420 rad for a sleek system
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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    I scoff at Fractal Design cases quite often but this video showing the benefits the way it did intrigued me. Now let me say though that as a gamer I prefer a flashier look to the entire case but I could see a situation with this one where I could jazz up the front of the case with stickers or other things that would make it look more gamer like to me. Still with that said I wish Fractal Design would come up with a gamer's look line of cases. Just sayin' ...

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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    Case looks good, but no ODD is a deal breaker for me too. I need a place for my Plextors.

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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    dat video doah
    makes it even more sexy
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    Default Re: The DEFINE family gets a new addition.

    I like it, about that almost all their products looks the same, no problem, why to change something if it's good.

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