Fractal Design
Define R2 Midi Tower Case - Black Pearl

  • The long awaited Define R2 case is reaching new heights in combining stylish
  • contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features.
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Define R2 Midi Tower Case - Black Pearl

The long awaited Define R2 case is reaching new heights in combining stylish, contemporary design with maximum functionality and noise absorbing features. The minimalistic, yet stunning front panel design, fitted with noise absorbing material on the inside, creates an aura of exclusivity.
The patent pending feature ModuVent™, in which you can choose whether to have side and top panels open or not, makes the case appealing for users seeking optimal silence, as well as the performance hungry ones.
The sleek black interior is matched with pre-fitted, dense bitumen material on the side panels, efficiently absorbing noise and vibrations. You can fit an astonishing total of eight(!) hard drives into this case, using the user friendly HDD-trays. All painted in a nice white color and using black silicone mounts.
PSU is mounted in the bottom of the case, with a convenient pull-out filter beneath it.
Are you one of those users always ending up with a case full of tangled cables? No more. The Define R2 offers a convenient and good looking way of hiding them away. The motherboard has rubber covered holes in which you can easily route the cables behind the motherboard.

- Stunning front panel design
- Patent pending ModuVent™ design - removable vents!
- Pre-fitted with dense, noise absorbing bitumen
- Motherboard try cut-out, allows easy access to rear of motherboard
- Eight white painted HDD-trays, with silicone mounting
- Can accommodate up to 7 120/140mm fans, two supplied
- PCI fan controller for 3 fans included
- Easily removable front fan filters with clip-on holders for 120mm fans


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Nice case

I did a substantial amount of research when looking for my new case. For me the best cases available are Lian Li but at their price point, a little out of reach. These cases have a lot of the features of the Lian Li at half the price and the option for 8 HDD instead of multiple optical drive slots is excellent enabling you to use it as a PC/server/media centre in one. The ability to add fans for cooling should please those looking to over clock as well. I added one additional fan as an intake but may swap around to an exhaust depending on temperatures. Dust filters on all the intakes are also a nice feature and should help reduce the inevitable build up of dust in the case. Build quality is good and the sound proofing is very effective. Cable management is good with the ability to hide all used cables behind the mobo plate, this is especially effective when combined with a modular PSU.

Roger 2010-05-11

pure quality

lovely case very quiet, and just to add, my sapphire 5870 fits in easily.

billy whizz 2010-05-09


This is my first ever pc case so whilst I havn't much experience I can say it's virtually silent. Great value for money and easily competes with the features you find on much more expensive cases.

I put both the included fans on the front panel which is nicely filtered, and the air does flow through it if you were worried about that. I have three akasa apache's in it too, one on the back sucking air into the case through a corsair H50 and two at the top pulling air out.

It keeps my gaming rig cool and quiet and me very happy.

Matt 2010-04-09

Top in style and noise

Just received this case today, and I must say, this is a fantastic case! My goal was a stylish minimalistic case that kept everything cool and quiet - and this case ticks all those boxes.

Moving everything from my old case to this one took about 2hrs in total - mainly because I dont have a Modular PSU atm and hiding all the cables behind the mobo plate took was a complete pain! However, once all the power cables were in place and other cables were routed through it was well worth the pain. Main mobo area is clear of messy cables, and being behind the plate stops them getting in the way of your air flow.

Fitted a couple of extra 120mm Fans from my old case to have two at the front pulling air in, and one on the back and top to push air out. 4770 @ 1.1V Core 850Mhz Mem 1000Mhz full load running Furmark has dropped by ~10C (70C) vs my old cases 80C (thermaltake tsunami dream using 2 inflow and 1 outflow 120mm fans)

Case is much quieter to my ears as well :)

Philip 2010-04-07

Brilliant Case

This is the first 'proper' case I have ever owned so maybe that is partly why I really love this case more than any others I've had before, however, I cannot find anything that would cause me not to recommend this case.

Firstly, the case looks absolutely awesome. I went for the black pearl which looks very simple but slick.

The case comes with 2 x 120mm silent fans. I have attached these both to the front to pull in cold air. I purchased 1 x 140mm fan for the roof, and have another 120mm exhausting from my H-50 out the back. My room is always fairly warm but the case cooling seems to be pretty good.

Cable management is brilliant in this case. There are numerous slots to hide cables in behind the motherboard. I still don't have the cables as I want them but its something to work on.

Other things I really like are the hard drive slots with removable caddies, dust filters, very silent fans.

All in all I'm very happy with this case, looks awesome and keeps everything cool.

ringo 2010-03-16

Brilliant case

I've not been this impressed with a case for years. The build quality is superb, everything fits together properly, all edges are rolled, painting is complete and solid and the level of detail is high. Even the screws provided for assembly inside the case are black. Everything is substantial and solid and made to fit together properly.

There's space for more drives than you'll need, plenty of fans, loads of space for the board and heat sink.

It's very quiet, much quieter than some other so called quiet cases. The removable filters will be very useful to prevent dust built up in the case.

One of the best aspects to the case is the fact that it doesn't look like another PC, it's very stylish and fits in reasonably well with Naim hifi equipment.

Overall a brilliant case, highly recommended, looks great, some really great features, quiet and well built !

Steve 2010-03-16

Excellent stylish case

Although it says 'pre-order', OC was able to send it within days. Very stylish in particular to my coolermaster HAF 932, although less solid. Case very well build with enough space for a full ATX board. The bitumen nicely absorbs noise. Highly recommended.

fmma 2009-11-16

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