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Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Mid-Tower Chassis Review - Inside the Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl Continued

Fractal Design heard the masses and took the Define R3 back to the drawing board to bring us the Define R4 Black Pearl.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 23, 2012 6:13 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

Inside the Fractal Design R4 Black Pearl Continued

 

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Under the roof of the R4 there is a pair of the ModuVent panels installed to block noises from passing through, but as I mentioned these will easily remove and allow for a pair of fans or a pair of fans and a slim radiator.

 

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The motherboard tray is also black like the rest of the interior and offers plenty of wire management options. There are the five oval holes with grommets and six tie points to use. At the top is a large CPU cooler access hole and under it you can see the markings around all of the riser holes marked A for ATX and M for the others.

 

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Inside the rear of the chassis you can now see the other 140mm Silent Series R2 fan that matches the one installed in the front of the chassis. Both of these eleven blade fans are silent even at 12V and are suspended on a hydraulic bearing. As for the 7+1 slot covers, they are all held in with thumbscrews.

 

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Behind the motherboard tray, the distance in the R4 has been raised to 26mm of clearance for any and all wiring you want to run back here. Off to the left you can also see the fan leads and the Molex connection for the fan controller.

 

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As far as the wiring is concerned, you get a power, reset and power LED connections for the F-Panel pins on the motherboard. Then you also get the HD Audio, USB 2.0 and the native USB 3.0 connections.

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