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Fractal Design Define Mini Mini-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 18, 2012 10:28 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Fractal Design

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Since I am going to breakdown what is in the goodies box, I will discuss the manual here. I hope your reading skills are good, because there isn't a single image included inside of the manual no matter what language it is in. While the text does give you some idea of what to do, some images to go along with the discussion never causes issues for inexperienced builders. I think a little more effort here could have gone a long way.




On the back of the packaging containing the hardware you get a list of its contents with images so when you dump out the contents you should count everything up to make sure you are good to go with the build.




There is an "L" shaped screw driver to work with any of the screws in the chassis. You get a separated bag for the motherboard risers and screws, but the rest of the screws for the ODD bays, the HDD trays, PSU, FDD and SSD screws are all thrown into a bag together.




The rest of its contents include the front panel adapter for a floppy drive, two wire management ties and a fan controller with all of its needed wiring and a mounting screw if you want to use that over the thumbscrews in the case.




Mounting a 3.5" drive in the tray requires the longer screws to run through the rubber anti-vibration mounts installed in each tray. To install a SSD or any 2.5" drive, grab up some of the tiny screws and use the holes provided in the middle of the tray.

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