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Fractal Design Define R5 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 24, 2014 12:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

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This is part of what we found in the hardware box. There are five zip-ties, a nylon socket for the eight standoffs, including the helper standoff that is already in the center of the motherboard tray. There are also eight motherboard screws, and four PSU screws in this image.




The rest of the kit contains four long fan screws for the front of the chassis, and thumbscrews for ODD installation or locking in the HDD trays. There are also a handful of rubber grommets for the HDD trays to mount 3.5" drives, and screws below them to secure the drives. At the bottom left is yet another handful of screws for 2.5" drive installation.




Outside of the chassis, we found another bag containing all of the paperwork for the Define R5. This includes the very comprehensive manual (around thirty or so pages) that shows everything there is to know from how to get inside the chassis to removing, rearranging, and building just about anything you can dream up in this chassis. Fractal shows you how to get all of that done. There is also a red insert that offers support and other information for various countries Fractal supplies cases to.




Just in case the description in the specifications and the tour around the chassis left you a bit confused, here is one last look at the fan locations. All of them are made to fit both 120mm and 140mm fans.




As for radiators, this image pretty much sums it up. Also, note that along with length of the radiators that are supported, in the front and at the bottom, they also depict thicker radiators fitting, and thin ones at the top only, for a total of 55mm of fan and radiator.

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