Fractal Design Define Mini
Our first glance at the Define Mini shows that simple lines with not a whole lot to distract the eyes can be a very pleasing visual appearance. The front door is made with a brushed aluminum panel in a plastic frame while the rest of the chassis is steel and painted inside and out.
Right behind the front door is a layer of foam to keep the fan noise at bare minimum. The air comes in from the sides to fill the chassis through the slots in the bezel so the fact the fan covers are not very open matters little to the flow.
I like that you have access to everything from the outside of the case. The pair of 5.25" bay covers pull right out with the release of a clip and the pair of fan covers give you access to the fan filters, one of which is backed with a 120mm fan.
The I/O panel is at the top of the chassis just behind the larger centered power LED. In the panel you get 3.5mm jacks for a MIC and set of cans, a power button and the two USB 2.0 ports and the single USB 3.0 port.
The top of the chassis is mostly solid except for the raised, honeycomb style, mesh area that allows of either a 120mm or a 140mm fan to be installed once the ModuVent panel is removed that is in the hole now.
The left side of the chassis also offers a ModuVent area that also allows for both 120mm and 140mm choice of fan to place here. You also get a better look at the depth of the front bezel and just how easy it is for the fans to pull air through this venting system.
In the back you see there is a pair of holes at the top for smaller tubing to go through above the exhaust fan. There is the 4+1 expansion slot system that jumps right out with the white covers currently installed and that leaves the PSU being installed at the bottom.
Fractal Design uses a rubber padded foot with aluminum on the side to support and dress up the design a touch. The PSU area as well as the optional fan area in front of it is both covered by the removable dust filter for simple maintenance and a clean interior.
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- At Fractal Design, our mission is to deliver products with an extraordinary design level, without compromising the important factors of quality, functionality and value. The MSRP of the Define Mini is $99USD as compared to the Define R3's MSRP of $109USD. Our partners have the flexibility to determine product pricing as well as shipping costs on Fractal Design products as it relates to their market and customer base. As such, product pricing can differ and may at different times may be priced either greater or less than MSRP. The current pricing on the Define Mini as of 4/25/2012 on Newegg is $99USD with $9.99 shipping and can be found at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352011.
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