It is a new year and everyone is ready to make their resolutions… that they will ultimately fail to achieve 2 weeks into the year. Those who made the resolution to finally update their outdated PC case this year can get some help from Fractal Designs with the new Define XL R2.

This is not an all new case, but an update to the original Define XL. The new Define XL R2 (Revision 2) maintains all the features we loved in the original such as pre-installed sound damping material, high quality build, and aggressive pricing. The R2 introduces the ModuVent feature, an update internal design. This brings PCI card slots up to 9 and incorporates 2 HDD cages that can be repositioned several ways.


This is nothing new to the industry, but it is a feature you often only find on the most expensive cases. The Define XL R2 has an MSRP of $129.95 which positions it against several great cases, none of which have a flexible HDD cage assembly.

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Fractal Design Introducing Define XL R2

Fractal Design builds on the success of its awarding-winning Define XL computer case with the Define XL R2. This updated chassis carries on the family tradition of providing superb cooling and ventilation capabilities with exceptional expandability, in a sleek and stylish Scandinavian form.

The Define XL R2, which includes Fractal Design’s innovative ModuVent™ feature, has an updated internal layout that offers greater expandability, modularity and flexibility, including capacity for 9 PCI cards and two HDD cages that can be repositioned to provide more space for water cooling radiators.

Key features

  • High density noise-reducing material for an optimal silent case – To achieve a high level of noise reduction, material with mass should be incorporated which is what we strive to achieve with the dense bitumen used on the side panels.
  • Patented ModuVent™ design allowing the user to choose between optimal silence or maximum airflow.
  • With a new internal layout and additional PCI expansion slots, it can harbor the most powerful enthusiast systems.
  • Both HDD cages can be removed or repositioned – Top HDD cage can be removed or repositioned for increased airflow whereas bottom HDD cage can be repositioned further into the case to allow for front radiator mount.
  • The case can fit water cooling equipment in the front, top, rear and bottom without major modifications.
  • Three-speed fan controller is strategically integrated in the front panel and supports up to 3 fans
  • Three Silent Series R2 fans are included, featuring hydraulic bearings which contribute to a longer life expectancy – Silent Series R2 retail fans now come standard in all cases
  • New tool-less front fan holder makes switching front fans a breeze


USD $ 129.95

EURO € 119.95


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