Fractal Design Launches Define C and Define Mini C Cases that “Wastes No Space”

Posted by at 1:27 pm on November 2, 2016

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Fractal Design has a new case series which they claim will end wasted space. Let’s hope the cooling, quietness, and easy of building which why this post is coming from a rig housed in a Fractal Design case will still to their past high levels.

“Smaller than the usual ATX and micro ATX case, the Define C and Define Mini C with its optimized interior provides the perfect base for users. The open air design offers unobstructed airflow across your core components with high performance and silent computing in mind at every step,” Fractal Design says.

The nut is that Define C and Define Mini C are smaller versions of your typical ATX and micro ATX chassis so you don’t end up with a case “full of empty bays, unused mounts, and excess bulk.”.

There are two versions of the Define C, one with a window and one without. Both measure 543 x 290 x 484mm (LxWxH) with the windowless being slightly heavier at 7.4kg versus 6.8kg.

The Define C has seven expansion slots and room for five storage drives split between two 3.5-inch bays and three 2.5-inch mounts. It can also fit ATX PSUs up to 175mm deep, CPU coolers up to 170mm in height, and graphics cards up to 315mm in length.

Cooling is handled by two included 120mm fans with spots for five more. Fractal Design also makes mention of an open air design which lacks obstructions in the main housing areas.

Other notable features include sound dampening material to the sides and front, Velcro straps for cable management, and 15-35mm of space behind the motherboard tray to tuck extra cabling.

The Define Mini C looks virtually identical to its bigger sibling, only it’s smaller at 399 x 210 x 399mm and weighs less (6.9kg and 6.3kg for the windowless and windowed version, respectively).

Unlike the regular Define C, the Mini version can can only house micro ATX and mini ITX motherboards. However, it can fit the same amount of storage drives and has just one less fan mount.

Just about everything else is the same about the Mini as well, including what size CPU coolers, PSUs, and graphics cards it can accommodate.

Fractal Design didn’t disclose when new cases will be available or pricing info.

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